Automania http://www.automania.my Car news, reviews, previews, classifieds, price guides Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:33:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Kadjar: Renault’s new crossoverhttp://www.automania.my/news/kadjar-renaults-new-crossover/ http://www.automania.my/news/kadjar-renaults-new-crossover/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:44:53 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64317 PARIS: Renault will be introducing its first C-segment crossover called Kadjar ahead of its unveiling on Feb 2. The car maker will be promoting the model on social media from today, and new photos and videos will be posted daily before the wraps come off next month. It is certain to go on display at [...]

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Toyota confirms specs of GT86-based rally carhttp://www.automania.my/news/toyota-confirms-specs-gt86-based-rally-car/ http://www.automania.my/news/toyota-confirms-specs-gt86-based-rally-car/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:27:20 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64324 TOKYO: The GT86 CS-R3 moved closer to its full-blooded rally competition debut later this year with Toyota Motorsport confirming final specification details. The CS-R3 was launched in prototype form last August, since when it has undergone an extensive test programme to fine-tune design and specification of the kit that will be delivered to private competitors [...]

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UMW Toyota Motor announces new deputy chairmanhttp://www.automania.my/news/umw-toyota-motor-welcomes-new-deputy-chairman/ http://www.automania.my/news/umw-toyota-motor-welcomes-new-deputy-chairman/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:26:47 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64287 SHAH ALAM: UMW Toyota Motor’s new deputy chairman is Akio Takeyama, effective from Jan 1. He takes over the position from Datuk Takashi Hibi. Takeyama has 30 years of experience in Toyota Motor Corp, and has served markets outside Japan like Europe, Africa, Oceania, Middle East, India and Malaysia. “With my past working experience in [...]

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Mustang password beats Batman and Superman, says studyhttp://www.automania.my/news/mustang-popular-superman-batman-according-researchers/ http://www.automania.my/news/mustang-popular-superman-batman-according-researchers/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:56:26 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64241 DETROIT: The Ford Mustang is one of the most popular cars ever built, and now it has the honour of being one of the most common passwords on the Internet, a recent study reveals. According to SplashData – a company specialising in password management – the word “mustang” was the 16th most common password found [...]

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Chery replaces Eastar with Maxime MPVhttp://www.automania.my/news/new-drive-chery-maxime-mpv/ http://www.automania.my/news/new-drive-chery-maxime-mpv/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:07:26 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64265 PUCHONG: The new Chery Maxime seven-seater MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) represents the Chinese automaker’s new drive for further growth in Malaysia. “Following our popular Eastar MPV, the Maxime is a second-generation vehicle that has a focus on enhanced quality. In the past three years, Chery’s focus has been more on improving product quality and after-sales services, [...]

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Mitsubishi offering attractive discounts on accessorieshttp://www.automania.my/news/good-discounts-mitsubishi-accessories/ http://www.automania.my/news/good-discounts-mitsubishi-accessories/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:47:44 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64233 KUALA LUMPUR: Mitsubishi car owners looking to dress up their rides can take advantage of discounts of up to 80% for genuine accessories. Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) is giving discounts for items such as bodykit, daytime running light (DRL) and interior protection fixtures. Prices for the items, for models such as the Mirage, Attrage, Triton, [...]

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Volvo Cars appoints new US chief to turn sales aroundhttp://www.automania.my/news/volvo-cars-appoints-new-us-chief-turn-sales-around/ http://www.automania.my/news/volvo-cars-appoints-new-us-chief-turn-sales-around/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:28:55 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64254 STOCKHOLM: Swedish car manufacturer Volvo Cars announced the appointment of a new chief executive for North America tasked with reviving the company’s flagging US sales. Despite generally booming car sales in the United States – helped by falling fuel prices – sales of Volvo cars in the country dropped by 8% to 58,000 in 2014. [...]

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Mercedes hybrids for Metro Travel & Tourshttp://www.automania.my/news/mercedes-hybrids-metro-travel-tours/ http://www.automania.my/news/mercedes-hybrids-metro-travel-tours/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:06:12 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64230 KUALA LUMPUR: Limousine and tour service provider Metro Travel & Tours Service Sdn Bhd recently bought five Mercedes-Benz S400L Hybrid cars. The deal was done by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, working together with authorised dealer NZ Wheels Sdn Bhd. The new S400L Hybrid cars join Metro Travel & Tours Service’s fleet of 50 premier vehicles. They will [...]

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Renault revamping dealerships across Britainhttp://www.automania.my/news/renault-revamping-dealerships-across-britain/ http://www.automania.my/news/renault-revamping-dealerships-across-britain/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:07:53 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64263 LONDON: Renault is looking to burnish its brand in Britain by revamping its dealerships with more engaging displays, improved customer flows and interactive discovery zones. The changes will be implemented at all its British dealerships by the end of 2017 and reflect changes in the way that consumers research their vehicle purchase and their expectations [...]

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Honda opts for Takata rival to supply Accord air bags, say sourceshttp://www.automania.my/news/honda-opts-takata-rival-supply-accord-air-bags-say-sources/ http://www.automania.my/news/honda-opts-takata-rival-supply-accord-air-bags-say-sources/#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:24:30 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64227 BEIJING/TOKYO: Honda Motor Co has chosen a competitor of embattled Takata Corp to supply air bags for the next North American version of its Accord sedan, the automaker’s best-selling vehicle, two people with knowledge of the decision said. In the first major defection by a carmaker since Takata’s safety crisis began, Honda, Takata’s largest customer, [...]

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GM International design teams support concepts in Detroithttp://www.automania.my/news/gm-international-design-teams-support-concepts-detroit/ http://www.automania.my/news/gm-international-design-teams-support-concepts-detroit/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:26:05 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64202 BANGKOK, THAILAND: Design teams in General Motors International (GMI) contributed to two important GM concept vehicles at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, USA. The Chevrolet Bolt EV is an affordable long-range all-electric vehicle while the Buick Avenir represents a vision for a modern flagship sedan. The Chevrolet Bolt EV represents [...]

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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is a Playboy Magazine top pickhttp://www.automania.my/news/2015-alfa-romeo-4c-playboy-magazine-top-pick/ http://www.automania.my/news/2015-alfa-romeo-4c-playboy-magazine-top-pick/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:22:45 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64199 AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN: With its race-inspired performance and advanced technologies wrapped by seductive curves that can only be handcrafted in Italy, Playboy magazine named the all-new Alfa Romeo 4C “2015 Car of the Year – Sports Cars and Convertibles.” The annual award from Playboy represents a hand-picked list of their favorite vehicles in 2015. “The [...]

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BMW 5 Series is best car for SMEshttp://www.automania.my/news/bmw-5-series-best-car-smes/ http://www.automania.my/news/bmw-5-series-best-car-smes/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:11:19 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64195 LONDON: The BMW 5 Series Saloon is the best company car for SMEs according to news portal Business Car Manager. Now in its 3rd year in the UK, the SME Company Car of the Year Awards are the only awards specifically aimed at companies in the small business and SME sector and recognise the best [...]

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Watch out for bump-and-rob criminals, motorists toldhttp://www.automania.my/news/watch-bump-rob-criminals-motorists-told/ http://www.automania.my/news/watch-bump-rob-criminals-motorists-told/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:00:49 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64193 PETALING JAYA: Police here are calling for motorists to be vigilant after a string of bump-and-rob cases that they believe were perpetrated by the same suspects. Authorities said the first two cases occurred on Tuesday when two men crashed into and robbed two people of their cars in the city area. “The following day, a [...]

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Man claims his bankrupt brother did not take car loanhttp://www.automania.my/news/man-claims-bankrupt-brother-not-take-car-loan/ http://www.automania.my/news/man-claims-bankrupt-brother-not-take-car-loan/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:52:40 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64190 JOHOR BARU: A coffee shop assistant declared a bankrupt by the High Court here last year for failing to settle a car loan did not apply for it, claimed his brother. Gan Kim Chai, 40, did not borrow the money to buy a second-hand car as the loan was issued to a stranger using his [...]

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BMW, VW and ChargePoint to build EV fast-chargershttp://www.automania.my/news/bmw-volkswagen-join-chargepoint-build-ev-fast-charging-stations/ http://www.automania.my/news/bmw-volkswagen-join-chargepoint-build-ev-fast-charging-stations/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:27:10 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64175 DETROIT: BMW and Volkswagen are joining with ChargePoint to build a US network of fast-charging stations for electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles, the companies said Thursday. The companies plan to install nearly 100 ChargePoint ports on the US East and West Coasts by the end of 2015 as part of an effort to promote [...]

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Learner drivers to take highway code test once onlyhttp://www.automania.my/news/learner-drivers-take-highway-code-test/ http://www.automania.my/news/learner-drivers-take-highway-code-test/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:06:50 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64186 MUAR: Applicants of a car and motorcycle licence will only have to sit for the computerised Malaysian Highway Code test once. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the decision was made after the ministry took into consideration complaints it had received from driving institutes. “Currently, those who wish to get a car or [...]

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Nissan expands safety feature to more carshttp://www.automania.my/news/nissan-expands-safety-feature-cars/ http://www.automania.my/news/nissan-expands-safety-feature-cars/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:50:11 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64165 YOKOHAMA: Nissan Motor Co Ltd has announced that it will expand its innovative Forward Emergency Braking to more models in its lineup. In Forward Emergency Braking, if the system determines that the odds of collision is high, or that a collision will occur, the warning lamp and buzzer will urge the driver to take evasive [...]

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India’s Tata Motors targets younger drivers with new Bolt modelhttp://www.automania.my/news/indias-tata-motors-targets-younger-drivers-new-bolt-model/ http://www.automania.my/news/indias-tata-motors-targets-younger-drivers-new-bolt-model/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:49:55 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64130 NEW DELHI: Tata Motors Ltd, India’s top automaker by revenue, is looking to shake off its image as a taxi supplier by targeting younger customers with its new Bolt hatchback model. Tata, whose cars are mainly bought by fleet taxi operators, has recruited more than 1,200 people in the last couple of months at its [...]

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Latest Nissan X-Trail introducedhttp://www.automania.my/news/latest-nissan-x-trail-introduced/ http://www.automania.my/news/latest-nissan-x-trail-introduced/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:55:37 +0000 http://www.automania.my/?p=64110 KUALA LUMPUR: The new Nissan X-Trail is launched in Malaysia today with two variants offered. The 2.5L 4WD version is priced at RM165,800 (OTR with insurance), while the 2.0L 2WD variant is going for RM142,800. Bookings for the latest model opened last month and Nissan distributor Edaran Tan Chong Motor said deliveries to customers will [...]

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