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VW crushed the iconic Beetle to make room for a small SUV na...
15 October 2020
WASHINGTON: Automakers are so eager to replace less-lucrative cars with higher-margin SUVs, they’re willing to scrap iconic nameplates along the way. Volkswagen AG’s newest Nort...
VW Passat R-Line arrives at RM203K
14 October 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Volkswagen Passengers Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has officially launched its new Passat R-Line D-segment executive sedan. The launch of the locally-assembled Passat R-Li...
All-new Hyundai Sonata open for booking
14 October 2020
PETALING JAYA: Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has started taking orders for the all-new Hyundai Sonata that is expected to be launched before the end of the year. Buyers can b...
Renault offers 1-month subscription trial plan with 50% savi...
14 October 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: TC Euro Cars, the official distributor of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, has announced a new limited promotion on its Renault Subscription 1-Month Trial Plan. The p...
From iPhones to e-axles: how Nidec is pushing into EVs
14 October 2020
TOKYO: The miniature motors that make iPhones buzz on silent helped power Japan's Nidec to become a 1.5-trillion-yen (US$14 billion) company. In recent years, Nidec’s founder Sh...
Joyson probes 'inaccuracies' in data at former Takata plant ...
14 October 2020
TOKYO: US automotive component maker Joyson Safety Systems (JSS) said today it is investigating inaccuracies in the reporting of belt webbing test data at a Japanese factory acquir...
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport unleashed
14 October 2020
WOLFSBURG: If you want a hotter German hot hatch than look no further than the newly released Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport. This fire-breathing front-wheel drive machine has a ...
Could the Toyota Land Cruiser be on its way out?
14 October 2020
LOS ANGELES: The Toyota Land Cruiser may be taking its leave sometime next year. The rumour mills have been working hard on the interwebs saying that the "invincible" Land Cruis...
CMCO: 93 roadblocks set up in Klang Valley on first day
14 October 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 93 roadblocks have been set up around the Klang Valley on the first day of the conditional movement control order (CMCO). Deputy Inspector-General of Po...
Ford delays launch of plug-in Escape SUV after European fire...
14 October 2020
DETROIT: Ford Motor Co. is delaying the launch of its plug-in hybrid Escape sport-utility vehicle to 2021 after thousands of similar SUVs in Europe were recalled for problems invol...
Tesla trims prices of Model S in United States and China
14 October 2020
SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla Inc said on Tuesday it cut the price of its Model S “Long Range” sedan by 4% in the United States, days after the electric-car maker reported record quarterly ...
Mazda MX-30 range extender will be rotary powered
14 October 2020
HIROSHIMA: In a recent announcement, Mazda's has confirmed that its MX-30 crossover will use a rotary engine as a range extender. According to Mazda CEO Akira Marumoto, prototyp...
Sime Darby Auto Selection and myTukar team-up to enhance use...
14 October 2020
PETALING JAYA: Sime Darby Auto Selection (SDAS), the pre-owned car subsidiary of Sime Darby Motors in Malaysia, has signed on an exclusive partnership with online car bidding platf...
Socar and Trevo users get 50% promo
14 October 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Socar Malaysia, together with its subsidiary Trevo, has announced their mobility promotions in light of the recent reimposition of the Conditional Movement Control Or...
Mercedes-Benz electrifies off-road adventures
14 October 2020
STUTTGART: The Mercedes-Benz EQC 4x4² shows that electrification can be enjoyed off-road as well as on public roads. This is thanks to a small team of dedicated developers who c...
Hyundai heir Euisun Chung succeeds father after 20 years in ...
14 October 2020
Euisun has played an increasingly visible leadership role since September 2018 when he was promoted to executive vice chairman. — Reuters SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Group appointed Euis...
Japan's top seat belt maker falsified data, shipped substand...
14 October 2020
TOKYO: The Japanese unit of US automotive component maker Joyson Safety Systems has falsified performance data for its seat belts and shipped substandard products, the Nikkei busin...
Audi to launch new EV venture with China's FAW
14 October 2020
BEIJING: Audi AG has signed a memorandum of understanding with China's state-owned FAW Group to launch a venture to make premium electric vehicles (EVs). Audi has a long partner...
Top battery makers CATL and LG Chem in talks over US$20bil I...
14 October 2020
A factory worker showing a ahndful of nickel ore. Indonesia holds almost a quarter of global reserves of nickel, a key metal for electric cars. — Reuters JAKARTA: Contemporary Amp...
SYM VF3i 185 Pro debuts at RM9,400
14 October 2020
GEORGE TOWN: SYM motorcycle distributor MForce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd has introduced the VF3i 185 Pro, priced at RM9,338 (excluding insurance and road tax). It will be available ...