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Spotted: Renault Fluence Z.E on display at One Utama Shopping Complex

Spotted: Renault Fluence Z.E on display at One Utama Shopping Complex

Here’s one car neither of us saw coming. Renault is displaying a right-hand drive version of the Renault Fluence Z.E, with the Z.E presumably the acronym of Zero Emissions. Yes, the said Fluence is an all-electric car that seats five – just like the Fluence that’s being sold here.   First unveiled back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a concept car, it’s now fitted with a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that’s good for 95 horsepower at 11,000 rpm (yes eleven thousand revolutions) and 226 Nm of instant torque. On a full charge, the electric car will cover ...

BMW 520d Sport launched in Malaysia, gets new engine and priced at RM355k

BMW 520d Sport launched in Malaysia, gets new engine and priced at RM355k

The BMW 520d Sport launched here by BMW Group Malaysia isn’t a latecomer to the playing field of executive sedans. Instead, it has sold been alongside its other F10 siblings all along, so for those who have been eyeing the 5-Series, you will be happy to know that the 520d Sport comes with the Munich carmaker’s latest diesel engine, and this particular trim will only be limited to 50 units. QUICK FACTS Name BMW 520d Sport (5-Series, F10) Engine  1,995cc; inline 4-cyl turbodiesel Transmission  8-spd ZF automatic Max Power 190 hp @ 4,000 rpm Max Torque 400 Nm @ 1,750 ...

2015 Honda HR-V records 7,000 bookings, waiting period now 4 months [+Video]

2015 Honda HR-V records 7,000 bookings, waiting period now 4 months [+Video]

Within one month, Honda’s new HR-V has garnered itself more than 7,000 bookings, making it the fastest selling Honda SUV in Malaysia. This results a waiting period of up to four months, but Honda ensures that the customers will be receiving a quality product made in Pegoh, Malacca. Officially launched here back in February, the front-wheel drive Hip & Smart Runabout Vehicle is powered by a 1.8-litre 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine coupled to a CVT and produces 140 hp and 172 Nm of torque. It comes in three variants: RM 99,000 Grade S, RM 108,000 Grade E, and RM 118,000 Grade V. ...

Suzuki’s Mega Roadshow gets extended, driven by popular demand

Suzuki’s Mega Roadshow gets extended, driven by popular demand

Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Suzuki vehicles in Malaysia, has announced the extension of their Suzuki Mega Roadshow which started last November, a move that’s apparently backed by strong public demand. As such, four new locations have been added to the roadshow, and they will take place at: IOI City Mall, Putrajaya (4-8 March 2015) Gurney Plaza, Penang (13-15 March 2015) The Mines, Seri Kembangan (20-22 March 2015) Plaza Low Yat, Kuala Lumpur (23-29 March 2015) Some of the models on display are the popular Swift, Swift Sport, Jimny, Grand Vitara, Alto and the new S-Cross which replaced ...

Continental Tyre Malaysia introduces two innovatively engineered Dunlop wet tyres

Continental Tyre Malaysia introduces two innovatively engineered Dunlop wet tyres

Continental Tyre PJ Malaysia Sdn Bhd has just launched two of their latest Malaysian-designed tyres – the Dunlop Formula D05 and Dunlop SP Sport J5. The tyres have been meticulously engineered to deliver superior grip performance in wet conditions, and they both make for a combined total of 45 rubbers of varying profiles. One of the two tyres launched, as mentioned earlier, is the SP Sport J5. Offered in sizes ranging from 12 to 15 inches with up to 17 series profiles (refer to table below), its grooves, sipes and tie-bar design is engineered to disperse water as quickly as possible. Its made ...

VW Sport Coupé Concept GTE showcases Volkswagen’s new design language [+Video]

VW Sport Coupé Concept GTE showcases Volkswagen’s new design language [+Video]

It’s not only Audi who hints at their future design direction at the Geneva Motor Show with their Prologue Avant, Volkswagen also revealed their new styling language for their upcoming models. Presented in the shape of a sporty 4-door Coupé, the aptly-named Volkswagen Sport Coupé Concept GTE highlights some of the design elements that will eventually make their way on the future Volkswagen models. The V-shaped grille is bigger and the top two chrome slats incorporate LED DRLs, while more LED DRLs can be found at the edge of the lower side intakes. The low roof rises from the base ...

Lexus’ new sub-B-Segment city car, the LF-SA Concept debuts at Geneva

Lexus’ new sub-B-Segment city car, the LF-SA Concept debuts at Geneva

Lexus is 26 years old this year, and to commemorate this milestone, the luxury carmaker is thinking small. Real small. Introducing, the LF-SA concept city car. Designed in their Europe-based studio, the ultra compact sub-B-segment car aims to explore territories previously untouched by Lexus. Hatchbacks have undoubtedly gained incremental popularity over the years, and Lexus hopes to tap into this market by introducing a wildly designed concept, one that has several design cues borrowed (or inspired) from the NX200t. It evidently isn’t a big car to begin with, but Lexus has managed to somehow cram two additional rear seats into ...

Volkswagen’s Langkawi outlet gets upgraded, now a dedicated 3S Centre

Volkswagen’s Langkawi outlet gets upgraded, now a dedicated 3S Centre

Volkswagen owners in Langkawi Island take note; the Volkswagen dealership operated by Goh Brothers Motor Sdn Bhd located in Pusat Bandar Kuah (Kuah Town) has been upgraded to a 3S (Sales, Service and Spare Parts) facility. The single storey, 9,370 square feet facility has three service bays that can accommodate up to five vehicles. Customers who send their cars in for service can benefit from the designated lounge with WiFi accessibility, along with complimentary beverages. The facility will also provide mobility solutions to its customers, which goes in line with Volkswagen’s efforts to make customer experience better. Volkswagen Group Malaysia’s ...

2015 Honda Civic Type R unveiled: 2.0L VTEC turbo, 306 hp & 400 Nm! [+Video]

2015 Honda Civic Type R unveiled: 2.0L VTEC turbo, 306 hp & 400 Nm! [+Video]

Last year today, at the very same venue, Honda wowed the crowd with a controversial take on the all-new Civic Type R Concept. Say what you want, because the teams at Honda have certainly outdone themselves, going from concept to ‘road going race car’ in just a year’s time. Seen here in pictures is the production version of the most feral Civic Type R to date, following many teasers including a very clever video advertisement. The numbers we were previously informed – all 280 horsepower of it – proved to be far from the 2.0-litre VTEC’s limit. There’s an old adage ...

Full-electric Audi R8 e-tron revealed: 456hp, 920Nm, 250kph top speed

Full-electric Audi R8 e-tron revealed: 456hp, 920Nm, 250kph top speed

Here’s one of the Audi’s seven starlets at Switzerland. Showcased alongside the R8 V10 models at Geneva Motor Show, is the electrifying R8 e-tron. The R8 e-tron shares the R8 V10’s Audi Space Frame multimaterial construction, which provides maximum rigidity with minimal weight. The styling has been tweaked slightly, which includes a blanked off section in the grille, increased amount of horizontal slats on the side intakes, distinctive side blades, a subtle rear spoiler, and a set of aerodynamic wheels. What’s more significant is under the skin. This non-smoking full-electric R8 e-tron is said to produce a total of 456 hp ...

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