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German auto makers agree deal to buy Nokia HERE, say sources

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FRANKFURT: A consortium of German premium carmakers has agreed a deal to buy Nokia’s mapping business HERE, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, in a push to extend the reach of automakers into digital services for connected cars. The consortium of Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen’s premium division Audi, has agreed to pay close to 2.9 billion euros (RM12.2bil), one of the people said. The sources said the deal was likely to be announced today. Daimler declined to comment while BMW, Audi and Nokia did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Intelligent mapping systems are the basis…

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Apple and Google tech rolling out to mainstream brands

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LOS ANGELES: A year after both Apple’s Car Play and Google’s Android Auto in-car smartphone connectivity systems were announced, the technologies are finally arriving in mass-market cars. So, if you’re looking for a new set of wheels, Hyundai, Honda, Volkswagen and General Motors already offer support for your handset. In June, Hyundai became the first car company to start rolling out Android Auto on its production vehicles, starting with the current generation Sonata but promising to bring the system to the rest of its model range in the near future. However, this week it went one better by offering existing…

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London borough seeks crackdown on noisy supercars

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LONDON: On one of London’s most exclusive streets, the drivers of some expensive cars are getting ready to leave their parking spots. The owners of the Lamborghini and KTM X-Bow edge onto the road and drive off, the roar of their engines heard down Sloane Street. Such supercars are a regular sight in the wealthy Knightsbridge neighbourhood – home to some of the British capital’s most expensive properties. And while they draw admiring glances from passersby, residents complain their drivers make too much noise, often at late hours. “The real problem for us is at night when they race up…

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New Pajero Sport makes world debut

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TOKYO: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has announced the world premiere of first full-redesign of the Pajero Sport mid-size SUV in seven years in Thailand. The all-new Pajero Sport is a new-generation mid-size SUV developed to a “Stylish & Comfortable Off-road SUV” concept. Touted as a full-feature off-road SUV, the all-new Pajero Sport brings with it a refined and high-quality exterior design, high-quality vehicle performance and a comfortable interior, environmental performance on a par with the best in its class, and a comprehensive advanced safety features. In its appearance, the all-new Pajero Sport uses the MMC’s new “Dynamic Shield” front face design…

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New Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono turn up the heat

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SEPANG: NAZA Premira, the sole distributor of Aprilia in Malaysia, has introduced two new dynamic two-wheeled machines – the RSV4 RF Limited Edition and the Tuono V4 1100 Factory, while priced with GST at RM138,800 and RM118,800 respectively. The Italian bikes use the same engine – a 65-degree V4, but have different characteristics with the 999.6cc RSV4 pushing out 201hp at 13,000rpm and 115Nm of torque at 10,500rpm, while the 1,077cc Tuono is graced with 175hp at 11,000rpm and 121Nm of torque at 9,000rpm. The RSV4 would be the most unique of the pair, being limited to only 500 numbered…

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Suzuki GSX-S duo eager to hit the streets

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SEPANG: Suzuki is looking to attract street riders with its latest GSX-S (Street) offerings of the naked GSX-S1000 ABS (RM68,400) and the fairing-equipped GSX-S1000F (RM74,400). Both bikes come with a saddle height of 810mm as well as a wheelbase of 1,460mm and are similarly sized at 2,115mm-long, 795mm-wide and 1,080mm-tall – only the S1000F is 100mm taller at 1,180mm and weighs 15kg more at 214kg (wet). Both two-wheel machines uses the same 999cc four-cylinder engine found in the 2005 GSX-R1000, only it’s been specifically tuned for street use with the bulk of power found in the low to mid-range of…

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Mazda Miata and Porsche Boxster: Different yet similar

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LOS ANGELES: There’s more in common between the new 2016 Mazda Miata (also known as MX-5) and the 2015 Porsche Boxster than meets the eye, according to MazdaPartsUSA.com. The US Mazda parts retailer in Raytown near Kansas City has compared the new 2016 Mazda Miata to a 2015 Porsche Boxster in a side-by-side format. Comparing everything from horsepower and curb weight to 0-100kph times and prices, the comparison shows a high degree of similarity between the latest Miata and a current Boxster. “In my opinion, a 2016 Miata offers about 90% of the performance of a new 2015 Porsche Boxster…

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Register for Road Charges or be barred, motorists told

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GELANG PATAH: Singapore-registered vehicles that aren’t registered under the Road Charges (RC) with the Road Transport Department (JPJ) before Sept 1 will be turned away from entering Malaysia. Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said the mandatory online registration applied to all private vehicles, public buses, taxis, goods vehicles as well as diplomatic cars. He said the registration would start on Aug 15 and vehicle owners had to pay RM10 for the RC, which is valid for five years. “By having the system, we will have a clearer picture on the number of foreign vehicles entering Johor Baru through…

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Order book opens for new Lexus ES

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PETALING JAYA: Lexus Malaysia has started order taking of the new facelifted ES model that is available in three variants. For Peninsula Malaysia, the on-the-road without insurance prices (private registration) for the ES 250 Premium is RM259,200, ES 250 Luxury (RM278,600) and the ES 300h Hybrid (RM355,100). The model now features a large spindle grille and chrome accents for the LED fog lamps, and a more aggressive styling for LED headlights and tail-lights among its improvements. Powertrain remains the same 2.5-litre Dual VVT-i engine with six-speed transmission for the ES 250 Premium and ES 250 Luxury, while the ES 300h Hybrid…

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Final draw for Diamond FUSO contest

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PETALING JAYA: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd, authorized distributor of FUSO trucks in Malaysia, is calling for the next batch of eligible entries for its Diamond FUSO Contest for a chance to win a Mercedes-Benz GLA and RM130,000 worth of prizes. With one grand final draw remaining, the contest is open to all FUSO truck owners with vehicles registered between December 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015. “The first Diamond FUSO contest in 2014 was a huge success receiving over 700 entries. Due to the overwhelming response from our customers, we are delighted to run it for the second year in a…

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