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Porsche Cayenne facelifted for 2014, first plug-in hybrid Cayenne introduced [+Video]

Porsche Cayenne facelifted for 2014, first plug-in hybrid Cayenne introduced [+Video]

After the introduction of the Macan, the Cayenne is now receiving a facelift to keep it looking fresh alongside the lithe Macan. On this refresh also debuts the first plug-in hybrid variant in the Cayenne family, while the Cayenne S loses a couple of cylinders under its bonnet with a twin-turbo V6 in place of a normally-aspirated V8. Porsche claims that their designers “have given the Cayenne an even sharper design with precise lines and purposefully placed light refracting edges”. Well from what we can see in the pictures it still looks like a Cayenne but certainly looks sharper with ...

Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG Coupé revealed, colossal torque from V12 biturbo

Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG Coupé revealed, colossal torque from V12 biturbo

The range-topping S-Class Coupé has been revealed by Mercedes, continuing the legacy of V12 power on their flagship Coupé. Looks like there is still life in the monster engine, as proven by the latest iteration of the 5,980cc twin-turbo V12 in this S 65 AMG Coupé. Producing 630hp at 4,800-5,400rpm and an insane-sounding 1000Nm of torque at 2,300-4,300rpm, the S65 AMG Coupé rockets from 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. Although the top speed is still electronically-limited at 250 km/h. Amazingly the fuel consumption is rated at 11.9l/100km, not too shabby for a 6-litre V12 biturbo coupé! Power is sent to ...

Daimler crashes a smart fortwo into an S-Class [+Video]

Daimler crashes a smart fortwo into an S-Class [+Video]

Daimler claims that when it comes to safety, there should be no compromises to all the cars whether big or small. Thus their smart fortwo has been put into the same safety development programme as the new S-Class. The in-house crash test they conducted showcases the strength of smart fortwo’s tridion safety cell, by crashing it against an S-Class. For comparison, the fortwo only weighs 1,124kg compared to the W222 S-Class that weighs 2,308kg.The test was regulated at the speed of 50 km/h, head-on with half of the car overlapping each other. Find out more about the new smart fortwo ...

Mazda unveils the fourth-gen Mazda2, with SkyActiv and KODO design [+Video]

Mazda unveils the fourth-gen Mazda2, with SkyActiv and KODO design [+Video]

The time has finally come for Mazda to unmask its latest supermini, the Mazda2 (aka ‘Demio’ in Japan). Since all of its elder siblings namely the Mazda6, Mazda5 and Mazda3 receive the SkyActiv treatment, it is only fair that the all new Mazda2 should get the same badge. The Mazda2 has been fully redesigned from the ground up for the first time in 7 years and adopts the KODO design language. Mazda’s Hofu plant in Yamaguchi, Japan is tasked at producing the Mazda2/Demio this coming autumn. As expected, a wide range of SkyActiv technologies will be applied to the Mazda2. Powering the ...

2015 Smart fortwo & forfour revealed, the iconic city car returns! [+Video]

2015 Smart fortwo & forfour revealed, the iconic city car returns! [+Video]

Daimler unveiled the third generation smart fortwo in Berlin, along with the first rear-wheel driven forfour. Developed in partnership with Renault, the new fortwo and forfour share the base rear-engine and rear-wheel drive architecture as seen on the Renault Twingo. While the previous fortwo has always been rear wheel drive, this is a first for the forfour as the previous forfour was related to the Mitsubishi Colt that came in front-engine and front wheel drive format. Powering the fortwo and forfour are a new range of three-cylinder engines mounted at the back of the vehicle. Two engines are available at ...

2014 Honda Jazz now in Malaysia with 3 variants, from RM73k [+Video]

2014 Honda Jazz now in Malaysia with 3 variants, from RM73k [+Video]

The talk of the town has finally been officially unveiled today, as Honda Malaysia introduced the highly anticipated 2014 all-new Honda Jazz. This seasoned B-segment hatchback contender now has a new look and comes with better versatility, functionality and affordability. Available in three variants; Jazz S, E & V. QUICK FACTS Name  Honda Jazz 1.5L Segment  B-Segment Hatchback Engine  1,497cc 4-cylinder SOHC i-VTEC (120hp, 145Nm) Transmission   Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) Price   Jazz S RM 72,800  (OTR with   Jazz E RM 79,800  insurance)  Jazz V RM 87,800    Since the introduction of the Honda Jazz (better known as Honda Fit in other countries) in ...

2014 Volkswagen Golf R Mk7 media track day at Sepang F1 Circuit

2014 Volkswagen Golf R Mk7 media track day at Sepang F1 Circuit

The latest and most powerful Volkswagen Golf R, 290 horsepower, 380Nm of torque, 0 to 100 km/h in 5 seconds, 250 km/h top speed, on a F1 track. Now, let your imagination take over, go wild. Volkswagen Group Malaysia (VGM) launched the latest R edition of the Mk7 Golf subtly without any fancy launch gambit. Why? That’s because it’s not a car for the mass and most importantly not many would think “Damn, I wish the new Golf GTI has more power”. Well, the third and latest addition to the Mk7 Golf line up is here in Malaysia for that sole purpose, to ...

Jaguar Land Rover announced new Ingenium engine family

Jaguar Land Rover announced new Ingenium engine family

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced their new engine family called Ingenium in a move to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while providing optimum performance at the same time. Available in both petrol and diesel, Ingenium will provide maximum flexibility of the engine to be used throughout JLR’s future products. A 2-litre diesel called the AJ200D will be the first Ingenium engine to go into production, which probably will be powering the soon-to-be-revealed XE compact saloon. The new diesel is said to have 17 per cent less friction compared to the current diesel engine in JLR’s range. With less friction, it should ...

2014 Volvo XC90 to have Twin Engine technology, with 400hp & 640Nm

2014 Volvo XC90 to have Twin Engine technology, with 400hp & 640Nm

Volvo released another nugget of information about their new XC90, and this time it’s regarding the powertrain. Volvo said that the T8 range-topper promises to deliver up to 400 hp and 640 Nm of torque and no, it’s not from an 8-cylinder turbocharged engine. Their new T8 is actually powered by a turbocharged and supercharged 2-litre 4-cylinder Drive-E powerplant driving the front wheels. The Drive-E powerplant is also paired with a 60 kW electric motor that drives the rear wheels, hence what Volvo calls it as the Twin Engine Technology. The T8 is a plug-in hybrid vehicle with full-electric mode ...

Naza introduces Kia Cerato Kx, more affordable at RM89,888

Naza introduces Kia Cerato Kx, more affordable at RM89,888

Naza Kia Malaysia has introduced a more affordable variant of the Kia Cerato, called the Kia Cerato Kx. Affordable, is the keyword here as it is priced at a mere RM 89,888, making it one of the most affordable C-segment in the market. That is RM10,000 cheaper than the Kia Cerato K3. Interestingly, much of the best features that comes from the K3 is actually retained, save for a few safety feature. Much of the mechanical feature of K3 is retained. The Kx is powered by the Kia’s Gamma 1.6 MPI D-CVVT that produces a respectable 130PS @ 6,000 rpm and torque figure of 157Nm ...

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