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Mercedes-Benz to build new RM17mil 3S Centre in Kuantan

Mercedes-Benz to build new RM17mil 3S Centre in Kuantan

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has just announced a new RM17 million construction plan to erect a showroom in Kuantan which will be operated by one of their key dealers, NZ Wheels Sdn Bhd. The proposed 3S Centre (Sales, Service and Spare Parts) will span over 45,000 square feet of display space and houses 10 service bays manned by 20 trained personnel. There will be eight Mercedes models on display, and other customer convenience facilities include a coffee bar, designated lounge with TV and Wi-Fi connectivity. During the announcement, NAZA Group’s Vice President 4-Wheels Division, David Hector Ratnaike said, “Today we celebrate ...

Government’s promise of 30% reduction in car prices is well on track

Government’s promise of 30% reduction in car prices is well on track

The Government, in line with their election manifestos which they pledged upon since taking seat after the 13th General Election, says their commitment to ensure that prices of imported cars will be reduced by up to 30%  is well on track, according to a report by The Star. The plan to reduce car prices over a five-year period is also part of what forms the 2014 National Automotive Policy (NAP), and according to the CEO of the Malaysian Automotive Institute (MAI) Mohamad Madani Sahari, last year saw an average drop of 4.9 percent in car prices, whereas several vehicles recorded ...

Ford Fiesta ST now available for RM150k: 1.6-litre turbo, 6-spd manual only

Ford Fiesta ST now available for RM150k: 1.6-litre turbo, 6-spd manual only

The Ford Fiesta ST is finally here, long after a year since it was previewed at the 2013 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS). It’s a hot hatch many hard-to-please motoring journalists have a soft spot for, and we’re more than pleased to know that the prodigious pocket rocket is only available with a six-speed stick shifter. QUICK FACTS Name Ford Fiesta ST Segment B-Segment 3-door hatchback Engine 1.6-litre GTDi inline-4 EcoBoost Transmission 6-speed manual Max Power 182 hp @ 5,700 rpm Max Torque 240 Nm @ 1,600 – 5,000 rpm Price RM 149,888 (OTR with insurance)     Let’s ...

Review: New MINI Cooper Chili, Oxford’s triple threat [+Video]

Review: New MINI Cooper Chili, Oxford’s triple threat [+Video]

We all know that the original Mini born in 1959 was conceived as a solution for people who wants maximum interior space from a tiny car. But since the introduction of BMW’s interpretation of the new MINI in 2000 (codenamed R50/R53), the New MINI is no longer a mini in size. Six years after that the second generation of the new MINI (codenamed R56) kept on growing longer by 97 mm, and yet the growth spurt didn’t just stop there. Now in its third generation, the F56 MINI is longer than the R56 by 98 mm, wider by 44 mm, ...

Mazda2 Sedan: Official photos released ahead of Thailand Motor Expo

Mazda2 Sedan: Official photos released ahead of Thailand Motor Expo

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for, to have a glimpse of the Mazda2 sedan. The 2014 Japan Car of the Year will be making its first motor show appearance at the upcoming 2014 Thailand International Motor Expo on 28 November.   From the pictures here, it appears that the receiving market, in this case Thailand, will be missing out on the LED daytime running lights. It’s unclear if further features will be stripped from both the sedan and the hatch in efforts to bring costs down, but it’s all in due time.  Two engines are offered in the ...

Stunning Lexus LF-C2 2+2 Roadster Concept debuts at LA Auto Show

Stunning Lexus LF-C2 2+2 Roadster Concept debuts at LA Auto Show

Lexus has just revealed their latest Grand Touring concept car, codenamed the LF-C2, at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. According to Lexus, the LF-C2 is a design study that will be a key determinant in the brand’s future styling direction. The idea behind the LF-C2 concept is derived from a drop-top sports coupe, and Lexus says that no soft or hard top are available to cover the cabin. Fret not, it’s just a concept car and we can pretty much expect at least a soft top if the car goes into production. Exterior style is said to be influenced ...

Jaguar updates the F-Type range, now includes AWD and 6-speed manual [+Video]

Jaguar updates the F-Type range, now includes AWD and 6-speed manual [+Video]

Purists can finally breathe a sigh of relief, as Jaguar’s sexy F-Type finally gets a six-speed manual transmission. Along with the gearbox, Jaguar also introduces the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) F-Type to complement the existing rear-wheel drive F-Type.   QUICK FACTS Name Jaguar F-Type Coupé / Convertible Engine 2,995cc supercharged V6 Transmission Eight-speed Quickshift automatic [Six-speed manual] Max Power 350 PS @ 6,500 rpm Max Torque 450 Nm @ 3,500 – 5,000 rpm 0-100 km/h 5.3 seconds [5.7 seconds] Top Speed 260 km/h   Name Jaguar F-Type S Coupé / Convertible Engine 2,995cc supercharged V6 Transmission Eight-speed Quickshift automatic [Six-speed manual] Max Power ...

New Honda Civic facelift introduced in Malaysia, costs lesser from RM114k

New Honda Civic facelift introduced in Malaysia, costs lesser from RM114k

It’s here now, the ‘new’ Honda Civic facelift, after less than a week of teasing its arrival on their website. As per the previous model, the Civic facelift also comes in three trims – 1.8S, 2.0S and 2.0 Navi, and is made cheaper across the range. Few key changes have been made to this model, but they’re mostly aesthetics. As a reminder, the Honda Civic is still being offered with two engines – 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre Single Over Head Camshaft (SOHC) i-VTEC engines that produce 140 hp and 174 Nm of torque and 154 hp and 190 Nm of torque ...

Mazda unveils refreshed Mazda6, gets a mild update inside and out

Mazda unveils refreshed Mazda6, gets a mild update inside and out

Together with the CX-5 refresh, Mazda also worked on their flagship by giving it an update to the interior and exterior. The Mazda6 is already a handsome car to begin with, but Mazda still insists on keeping the Mazda6 fresh to take on the other D-segment contenders. EXTERIOR Similar to the CX-5, Mazda6 gets a new nose that consists of a new grille with thicker chrome ‘wings’ that extends to the Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH). The bumper has been reprofiled with a dash of chrome at the upper edge of the foglamp surround. Other than that, there’s the new LED ...

Mazda CX-5 gets a facelift, now with new nose and new eyes

Mazda CX-5 gets a facelift, now with new nose and new eyes

While the new Mazda CX-3 is probably the most talked-about Mazda since the reveal at the LA Motor Show, Mazda has also given the CX-5 a facelift. The refresh brings styling update inside and out to the compact SUV that has been on sale since 2012. EXTERIOR The nose receives a new grille with metallic gray horizontal inserts, and a new pair of Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH) with the new LED lighting signature that first appeared on the Mazda2. Lower down the front bumper, the foglamps have shrunk and now sandwiched between a couple of horizontal slats. At the back, ...

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