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Hyundai Veloster 1.6L Turbo previewed at Bangkok International Motor Show [+Gallery]

Hyundai Veloster 1.6L Turbo previewed at Bangkok International Motor Show [+Gallery]

You would have known by now that the Hyundai Veloster Turbo will be launched in Malaysia in mid-April 2015 and it is now available for booking. We get to preview the Veloster Turbo at the 36th Bangkok International Motor Show.   QUICK FACTS Name 2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Engine 1,591cc; Gamma T-GDi petrol Transmission 7-speed dual clutch transmission Max Power 184 hp @ 5,500 rpm Max Torque 265 Nm @ 1,500 to 4,500 rpm 0 – 100 km/h; Top Speed Under 8 seconds; 220 km/h Price (OTR without insurance) from RM150,000 (including GST)   The Veloster Turbo is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre ...

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe debuts in Thailand, at Bangkok Motor Show [+Video]

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe debuts in Thailand, at Bangkok Motor Show [+Video]

After Mercedes-Benz revamped its naming convention across the line-up, we see the introduction of the GLE-Class Coupe to the world. The full range GLE Coupe now debuts in Asia, Thailand to be exact – at the 36th Bangkok International Motor Show. [Video editing in progress] QUICK FACTS Name Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 d 4MATIC Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC Drive Type Permanent all-wheel drive (4MATIC) Engine 2,987 cc V6 diesel turbo 2,996 cc V6 twin-turbo 2,996 cc V6 twin-turbo Transmission 9G-TRONIC 9-speed Automatic 9G-TRONIC 9-speed Automatic 9G-TRONIC 9-speed Automatic Max Power 258 hp @ 3,600 rpm 333 hp ...

Mercedes-Benz to build its first midsize luxury pickup truck

Mercedes-Benz to build its first midsize luxury pickup truck

Yes, it read it right and it’s happening. Premium automaker Mercedes-Benz will be introducing a midsize pickup truck by year 2020. Making it the first to spearhead the luxury pickup truck segment in the world. Mercedes-Benz wishes to enter the high-volume midsize pickup segment “before end of decade” (could be as early as 2017) and believes it has got good sales potential. “The Mercedes-Benz pickup will contribute nicely to our global growth targets,” says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division. “We will enter this segment with our distinctive brand identity and all of the ...

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE revealed, now with plug-in hybrid tech

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE revealed, now with plug-in hybrid tech

After the unveiling of the GLE Coupé end of last year, now is the time for the non-coupé variant of the GLE to break cover. Essentially a facelifted M-Class, Mercedes-Benz has implemented the new naming convention to go along with the new look. The front is shared with the GLE Coupé, featuring the prominent grille, twin power domes on the bonnet, and the optional LED Intelligent Light-System headlamps. From the A-pillars onwards it’s the familiar M-class shape with its trademark C-pillar design, although the wheels are new as well as the graphics for the tail lamps and the rear bumper ...

New Peugeot 308 THP previewed, arriving April 8th with estimated price of RM135k [+Gallery]

New Peugeot 308 THP previewed, arriving April 8th with estimated price of RM135k [+Gallery]

The 2014 European Car of the Year is here and no, it’s not a German car, but a French, rather. The all-new Peugeot 308 Turbo High Pressure (THP) is set to make its official debut here on 8 April, and as far as we know, only one variant will be offered. It’s unclear whether the 1.6L VTi (that’s the non-turbo) engine will join the new 308 range, but that’s to be confirmed at a later date.   This new 308 sits 20mm lower to the ground and weighs considerably lesser (over 100kg lighter) and gets a cabin that is more upscale ...

2015 Jaguar XF unveiled, lighter and more efficient [+Video]

2015 Jaguar XF unveiled, lighter and more efficient [+Video]

You might think you’re looking at the facelifted Jaguar XF, but this is actually an all-new XF. Set to debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show in April, Jaguar has revealed some details of their sleek new sedan. Featuring evolutionary design from the outgoing XF, the new XF retains the basic shape but it is now 7 mm shorter and 3 mm lower than before. However its wheelbase has grown by 51 mm in an effort to boost the rear seat space. Though it might look familiar, the design details are new. The obvious giveaway are the LED lights ...

2015 Toyota Alphard and Vellfire launched in Thailand, from RM370k to RM525k [+Video]

2015 Toyota Alphard and Vellfire launched in Thailand, from RM370k to RM525k [+Video]

Making their Thai debut at the 2015 Bangkok International Motor Show are the popular duo by Toyota – the Alphard and Vellfire. They were both launched in Japan earlier this year with three engine configurations to choose from – a 2.5-litre four pot unit, a 2.5-litre hybrid and the bigger 3.5-litre V6 mill. QUICK FACTS Name Toyota Alphard / Vellfire 2.5 Toyota Alphard / Vellfire 3.5 Toyota Alphard / Vellfire 2.5 Hybrid Engine 2,493 cc 4-cylinder 3,456 cc V6 2,493 cc 4-cylinder + electric motors Transmission 7-speed Sports Sequential Shiftmatic and Super CVT-i 6 -speed Sequential Shiftmatic with 6 Super ...

Volkswagen Passat B8 to be the first MQB-based CKD car from Pekan

Volkswagen Passat B8 to be the first MQB-based CKD car from Pekan

The all-new eight generation Volkswagen Passat as we now know, is new from the ground up and sits on the brand’s modular MQB platform. Also sitting on the platform are the Passat Alltrack and Variant, the Mk7 Golf, new Audi A3, Audi TT and the new VW Touran. During our visit to Volkswagen’s Production Plant in Pekan, we were told that the facility can be upgraded to roll out MQB-based cars, and that it’s likelier for us to get the locally assembled Passat B8 instead of the Golf range. Volkswagen is offering a total of ten transversely mounted engines to go ...

All-new Ford Everest unveiled at Bangkok, shares Ranger’s diesel engines [+Video]

All-new Ford Everest unveiled at Bangkok, shares Ranger’s diesel engines [+Video]

Ford’s long overdue SUV, the Everest, has just made its world premier at the 2015 Bangkok International Motor Show alongside the Ranger facelift. It’s designed to meet Southeast Asian demand and live up to what is expected of a premium SUV. Unlike the previous Everest, this seven seater SUV isn’t built on the Ranger T6’s platform, but is new from the ground up, we’re told. The all-new Ford Everest world debut in 2015 Bangkok Motor Show. #Ford #FordEverest #FordBIMS #BIMS #BIMS2015 A video posted by AutoBuzz.my (@autobuzzmy) on Mar 23, 2015 at 9:53pm PDT   You might notice a bit of design ...

Hyundai Veloster 1.6L Turbo now open for booking, price starts from RM150k with GST

Hyundai Veloster 1.6L Turbo now open for booking, price starts from RM150k with GST

There’s a new hot hatch in town, and adding to the growing pool of turbocharged 1.6-litre pocket rocket is the Hyundai Veloster Turbo facelift. Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) is quick to bring this one in, considering that the facelifted model was just launched in its native country sometime in January. QUICK FACTS Name 2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Engine 1,591cc; Gamma T-GDi petrol Transmission 7-speed dual clutch transmission Max Power 184 hp @ 5,500 rpm Max Torque 265 Nm @ 1,500 to 4,500 rpm 0 – 100 km/h; Top Speed Under 8 seconds; 220 km/h Price (OTR without insurance) from ...

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