Automania http://www.automania.my Car news, reviews, previews, classifieds, price guides Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:10:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Hyundai to debut smartphone optimised in-car infotainmenthttp://www.automania.my/news/hyundai-debut-smartphone-optimised-car-infotainment/ http://www.automania.my/news/hyundai-debut-smartphone-optimised-car-infotainment/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:10:35 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62117 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Hyundai is doing the unthinkable at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) by showing a new Display Audio system with no CD player or embedded navigation system. Display Audio is a high resolution seven-inch color touch-screen display that has been optimized specifically for enhanced smartphone integrations and the latest generation Blue Link [...]

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Giant trucks adopt Nissan’s techhttp://www.automania.my/news/giant-trucks-adopt-nissans-tech/ http://www.automania.my/news/giant-trucks-adopt-nissans-tech/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:17:12 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62112 YOKOHAMA: Why would a company that makes super-sized, two-story-high mining trucks license technology developed for passenger cars? These ore-hauling dump trucks are so huge, they make ordinary cars look like miniatures. The technology is Nissan’s proven Around-View Monitor (AVM) and Moving Object Detection (MOD, jointly developed with Clarion), which combine to help drivers pull in [...]

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Special edition Ford Focus availablehttp://www.automania.my/news/special-edition-ford-focus-available/ http://www.automania.my/news/special-edition-ford-focus-available/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:15:41 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62107 KUALA LUMPUR: A special edition of the Focus C-segment car is available at all Ford showrooms in Peninsular Malaysia for a limited time. Offered in Winning Blue and Frozen White, the special edition Focus is priced at RM131,888 on-the-road with insurance. It has extra features such as a full body kit, day time running lights, [...]

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KLEM to set up 3,000 charging stations by 2017http://www.automania.my/news/klem-set-3000-charging-stations-2017/ http://www.automania.my/news/klem-set-3000-charging-stations-2017/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:58:23 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62102 KUALA LUMPUR: KL Electric Mobility Sdn Bhd (KLEM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Masers Energy Inc, is investing RM1.5bil to set up 3,000 charging stations for zero-emission vehicles within Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle over the next two years. The project, called “KL Electric A-gogo,” which was inked with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), will also [...]

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Renault-Nissan boss shares career advicehttp://www.automania.my/news/renault-nissan-boss-shares-career-advice/ http://www.automania.my/news/renault-nissan-boss-shares-career-advice/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:53:16 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62098 This Is What Carlos Ghosn Tells His Kids About Career Success from LinkedIn Pulse Carlos Ghosn of Nissan and Renault shares the career advice he gives to his own children: “Embrace diversity.” He shares his practical advice for building your career, based on his own diverse experiences, and how to lead a team—even when you’re [...]

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World debut for new MINI JCW at Detroithttp://www.automania.my/news/world-debut-new-mini-jcw-detroit/ http://www.automania.my/news/world-debut-new-mini-jcw-detroit/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:42:14 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62095 DETROIT: The new MINI John Cooper Works sees its world premiere at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, also known as the Mecca of the US automotive industry. The auto show will be held from January 17th – 25th, 2015. This model takes hallmark MINI driving fun – already intensified in [...]

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Volkswagen on track for new global sales recordhttp://www.automania.my/news/volkswagen-track-new-global-sales-record/ http://www.automania.my/news/volkswagen-track-new-global-sales-record/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:53:03 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62080 WOLFSBURG, GERMANY: The Volkswagen Group delivered over nine million vehicles from January to November for the first time ever this year. About 9.08 million vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide. “The 10 million mark (for 2014) is within reach in spite of all the uncertainties in the global automotive sector”, said Volkswagen Group board [...]

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Detroit world debut for new Lexus F sports carhttp://www.automania.my/news/detroit-world-debut-new-lexus-f-sports-car/ http://www.automania.my/news/detroit-world-debut-new-lexus-f-sports-car/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:11:20 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62076 DETROIT: Lexus will be adding a second vehicle to its growing stable of F brand high performance models. Earlier this year, the luxury automaker launched the RC F, a V8 powered performance coupe. The newest Lexus F brand vehicle will make its global premiere at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on January [...]

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Acura NSX for world debut in Detroithttp://www.automania.my/news/acura-nsx-world-debut-detroit/ http://www.automania.my/news/acura-nsx-world-debut-detroit/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:25:44 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62072 DETROIT: The production version of the highly anticipated Acura NSX supercar, successor to the legendary original NSX, will make its world debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 12, 2015. The model will reflect the production design and specifications of the mid-engine Acura supercar that is slated to launch in 2015. [...]

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Go Green and Meanhttp://www.automania.my/features/go-green-mean/ http://www.automania.my/features/go-green-mean/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:56:25 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62065 Challenge Bibendum or Michelin’s initiative for sustainable mobility conference was held in Chengdu, China, recently to work out a roadmap for future transportation. MICHELIN looks beyond its role as a leading tyre manufacturer in various ways. Its Michelin star rating of fine restaurants is already a culinary benchmark and in more recent times, its Michelin [...]

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One of a kindhttp://www.automania.my/features/one-kind/ http://www.automania.my/features/one-kind/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:35:12 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62058 Ever wondered if your car is the only One of its kind in the world? Well, The folk at Rolls-Royce can make that happen. NO Two Rolls-Royce cars are the same or at least 90% of the Phantom and 85% of the Ghost and Wraith. That is because customers who buy Rolls-Royce cars have them [...]

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Yamaha FZ150i a satisfying ridehttp://www.automania.my/bike-reviews/yamaha-fz150i-satisfying-ride/ http://www.automania.my/bike-reviews/yamaha-fz150i-satisfying-ride/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:10:29 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62049 Our writer gets the upgraded Yamaha FZ150i and a smile to go with it. THE 150cc segment is a rather hotly contested segment in the Malaysian motorcycle market. In the good old days, there were a bunch of two-stroke contenders in the form of the Yamaha TZM (not forgetting the 135cc RX-Z as well), the [...]

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Perodua on a high as sales exceed expectationshttp://www.automania.my/news/perodua-high-sales-exceed-expectations/ http://www.automania.my/news/perodua-high-sales-exceed-expectations/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:31:33 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62046 RAWANG: Perodua expects sales to exceed 195,000 units this year especially with the introduction of the energy efficient Axia model, says president and chief executive officer Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh. “This would be the stretch target for this year,” he said, adding that the figure would be better than the targeted sales of 193,000 units [...]

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BMW diversifies the 2 Series coupehttp://www.automania.my/news/bmw-diversifies-2-series-coupe/ http://www.automania.my/news/bmw-diversifies-2-series-coupe/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:51:19 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62041 MUNICH: From March 2015, the BMW 2 Series coupe will get new entry-level engines, a further four-wheel drive model and additional equipment options. With the market launch of the new BMW 218i Coupe, a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine from the BMW Group’s latest engine family will be featured for the first time in the sporty [...]

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Chrysler renames itself as FCA UShttp://www.automania.my/news/chrysler-renames-fca-us/ http://www.automania.my/news/chrysler-renames-fca-us/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:59:45 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62029 DETROIT: Chrysler Group LLC said it had changed its name to FCA US LLC effective immediately to follow the naming convention of its parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) NV. Italian automaker Fiat SpA took management control of Chrysler in 2009 after the American company emerged from government-sponsored bankruptcy. Earlier this year Fiat completed its purchase [...]

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ParkAide lets you book your parking spot before leaving homehttp://www.automania.my/news/parkaide-lets-book-parking-spot-leaving-home/ http://www.automania.my/news/parkaide-lets-book-parking-spot-leaving-home/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:02:30 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=62036 KUALA LUMPUR: Finding parking in the city is no easy task. ParkAide Mobile (M) Sdn Bhd offers some relief with a mobile app that lets you book and prepay for parking space. All you have to do is download the ParkAide app, purchase tokens with a credit card or supporting bank, book a spot, and [...]

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Jaguar Land Rover shows off virtual windscreen safety techhttp://www.automania.my/news/accident-reduction-tech-jaguar-land-rover/ http://www.automania.my/news/accident-reduction-tech-jaguar-land-rover/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:41:00 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=61952 LONDON: Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its “360 Virtual Urban Windscreen” research, which uses transparent roof pillars to give the driver a 360-degree view outside the car. To aid navigation on busy urban roads, a ghost car could be projected in front of the car for the driver to follow. The concept uses future Heads-Up [...]

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Aprilia Shiver 750 now locally assembledhttp://www.automania.my/news/aprilia-shiver-750-gets-locally-assembled/ http://www.automania.my/news/aprilia-shiver-750-gets-locally-assembled/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:25:27 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=61969 KUALA LUMPUR: The Aprilia Shiver 750 naked motorcycle has become the Italian motorcycle builder’s first bike to be assembled outside of its plant in Noale, Italy. In an agreement between the Piaggio Group and Naza Pemira Sdn Bhd – the sole distributor of Aprilia bikes in Malaysia, assembly of the Shiver will begin in early [...]

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Volvo Cars scores another world-first safety techhttp://www.automania.my/features/volvo-cars-scores-another-world-first-safety-tech/ http://www.automania.my/features/volvo-cars-scores-another-world-first-safety-tech/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:26:38 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=61965 Volvo Cars’ safety expert Anders Axelson knows that brilliant ideas can pop up in the strangest of circumstances. A visit to Legoland with his twin daughters in 2007 inspired Axelson to turn an amusement park ride into an efficient test method in Volvo Cars’ quest for better protection in run-off road crashes. “Watching people being [...]

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New Focus RS to kick off round of Ford sports car launcheshttp://www.automania.my/news/ford-debut-12-performance-models-2020-starting-new-focus-rs/ http://www.automania.my/news/ford-debut-12-performance-models-2020-starting-new-focus-rs/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:47:37 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=61946 DETROIT: Ford announced it will soon launch the next-generation Focus RS, the sportiest version yet of its best-selling hot hatch and the first to be available worldwide. According to rumours making the rounds on car news sites, the new Focus RS may have up to 330hp, compared to 305hp on the current version, and could [...]

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