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Peugeot Petaling Jaya launched

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PETALING JAYA: Peugeot Petaling Jaya is the second new outlet launched by Nasim this year and the sixteenth Peugeot outlet in the Klang Valley. Nasim Sdn Bhd is the official distributor for Automobiles Peugeot in Malaysia. The Peugeot Petaling Jaya outlet, which comprises a 7,560 square-foot facility, is a 1S showroom centre that was built at a cost of RM1 million. The outlet is also equipped with customer lounges, discussion area, Peugeot boutique, free Wi-Fi and ample parking. “This new outlet is strategically located as the ideal hub to showcase our acclaimed line-up and enhance customer experience. Through our aftersales…

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Volkswagen world premieres in Geneva

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GENEVA: Volkswagen presents the four-door Sport coupe concept GTE in a world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show. The high-tech concept car provides a view of the new progressive Volkswagen design language and is positioned above today’s Volkswagen CC. Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Development, explained, “Thanks to the design in the style of an exclusive sports car combined with the added functionality of a large boot lid, we see an impressive alternative to the classic saloons of the B and C segments in this four-seater Sport coupe concept GTE.” The progressive overall impression of the…

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MINI dazzles at the 85th Geneva Auto Show

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GENEVA: Seeing its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the new MINI Countryman Park Lane embodies the strengths of the five-seater all-rounder more impressively than ever with its four doors, large tailgate and optional all-wheel drive system ALL4. With the new MINI Countryman Park Lane, MINI has entered a new phase of its success story by venturing into the premium compact segment. The characteristic MINI agility in terms of drive response is experienced in a new way due to the raised seating position. The edition model’s exclusive design and equipment features highlight the variable space concept of the…

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Audi has 7 world premieres in Geneva

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GENEVA: Alongside the Audi prologue Avant concept car, the Audi stand at Europe’s biggest auto show of 2015 will also exhibit four new Audi R8 models. These are the Audi R8 V10, R8 V10 plus, R8 LMS and R8 e-tron. The Audi Q7 e tron quattro marks the arrival of the first plug in hybrid in the Q model series. Meanwhile, the Audi RS 3 Sportback sits proudly on the podium as the most powerful premium compact car in the world. As for the second generation R8 sports car, its V10 mid‑engine and a newly developed quattro drive ensure sporty…

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Infiniti finally debuts QX30 concept

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GENEVA: Making its debut at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, the QX30 concept cements Infiniti’s ambitions to expand into the global premium compact segment. The QX30 concept combines the sleek lines of the coupe with the command sitting and all-wheel drive of a crossover. “QX30 concept embodies our conviction to give customers the freedom to go wherever they want, whenever they want – in a style that turns heads and makes a statement,” said Infiniti president and CEO Roland Krueger. The QX30 concept is the latest in a series of concept vehicles for which Infiniti has announced a definite…

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Bentley shows off EXP 10 Speed 6 concept

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GENEVA: Bentley Motors is showing the future direction of luxury and performance with the EXP 10 Speed 6 at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept is a British interpretation of a high performance two seater sportscar. From the racing success of the company’s early years to the international motorsport success of today, ‘speed’ is part of Bentley’s DNA. This inspiration is expressed throughout the EXP 10 Speed 6, where iconic Bentley design cues are fused with progressive craftsmanship techniques and modern technologies. Copper elements are used as accents to both exterior and interior features to highlight the performance…

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Honda reveals 2015 Civic Type R

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GENEVA: At a special event, Honda has revealed the all-new Civic Type R ahead of its official global premiere on March 3. Revealed in an extraordinary animation and lighting sequence, projected high above the heads of the audience, complete with the raw sound of the engine revving, the ‘race car for the road‘ is the most extreme Type R ever built. A world-first application of Honda’s new 2.0 litre VTEC TURBO engine, aggressive function-led styling and pioneering new chassis technologies combine in the new Civic Type R to deliver one of the most immersive and rewarding driving experiences. Billed as…

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More design awards for Hyundai Motor

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MUNICH: Hyundai Motor Company has received further international recognition for its design vision from the prestigious iF Design Awards jury. The Hyundai Motorstudio won three iF Design Award 2015 titles, across ‘Product’ and ‘Communication’ disciplines for its brand collections, along with one gaining special recognition as the ‘Gold’ winner, a first for the Hyundai brand. The Hyundai Motorstudio itself won an iF Design Award 2015 in the ‘Communication’ category – recognition for the brand’s creative vision. The Hyundai Motorstudio ‘Collection’, which includes simple yet unique design of everyday items such as pencil cap sharpeners, tumblers, cups and stools, won a…

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Latest Volvo S60 launched in Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR: The new Volvo S60, featuring a more purposeful and dynamic facade, has been launched in Malaysia. The range-topping 2.0-litre S60 T5 is powered by a 240hp turbo petrol engine, and the entry-level 1.6-litre S60 T4 has a 180hp turbo petrol engine. Both powertrains are paired with a 6-speed Powershift transmission complete with Geartronic. The S60 T4, is priced at RM221,888 while the S60 T5, is priced at RM268,888. Prices are on-the-road without insurance. Both variants will come with Volvo’s extended coverage plan which includes a 5-year warranty, 5 years of free service including parts per scheduled maintenance, and…

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Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia gets new boss

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KUALA LUMPUR: Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has appointed Won-Chul Yang as its CEO, effective Feb 12. Yang joined Mitsubishi Corp (MC) in Seoul in 1992. From 2003 to 2006, he was the manager of MC Tokyo and moved on to become the director of strategic planning and coordination in Mitsubishi Motors Sales Korea Ltd. He has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry. Prior to becoming the CEO of MMM, Yang was the company’s senior vice president of strategic planning and coordination since 2012. During his tenure, the company went through a milestone launch of Mitsubishi Motors’…

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