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  • Byton unveils first model at Milan Design week

    April 18, 2018 12:15 AM 7

    Launch of Byton's first all-electric luxury SUV. — Picture courtesy of BytonMILAN, April 18 — Byton is a Chinese vehicle brand that's been teasing its upcoming first model in concept form for a while now, but a near production-ready version of its first model has just had its European launch as part of Milan Design Week. It's a 469 bhp all-electric luxury

  • Drive away a Haval SUV this April with rebates of up to RM3,000

    April 12, 2018 2:44 PM 7

    Buyers of Haval SUVs during the campaign period will enjoy savings of up to RM3000. — Picture by YS KhongPETALING JAYA, April 12 — Go Auto Sales Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor for Haval SUV in Malaysia has announced its April promotions, available at all Haval showrooms nationwide. The promotion offers new customers and current Haval owners who are interested

  • Zagato creates new Lamborghini L595 roadster

    April 12, 2018 1:31 AM 8

    The Zagato L595 drop-top. — AFP picMILAN, April 12 — The near-legendary Italian coachbuilder Zagato has just released an image of a convertible version of its 5-95 Lamborghini Gallardo, which is perfect for those who find a regular Lamborghini Gallardo not exciting enough. Although the company hasn’t said anything about the exact specifications of its new creation

  • Audi unveils new A6 Avant

    April 11, 2018 11:15 AM 8

    Like the majority of new vehicles these days, the new A6 Avant is a little bigger than the model it replaces. ― AFP picBERLIN, April 11 ― Estate cars ― or station wagons ― are probably not as popular as they once were, but they still have a very strong and committed following and some manufacturers are sticking with them. Audi is a manufacturer that's

  • Audi reveals new e-tron Vision Gran Turismo

    April 9, 2018 11:02 PM 11

    Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo prototype. — Picture courtesy of AudiWOLFSBURG, APRIL 10 — It used to be that driving video games put drivers behind the virtual wheels of car that were on the roads and race tracks around the world, giving them the chance to drive things like Formula 1 cars they'd never be able to get close to in real life. That's now being

  • DRB-Hicom to roll out first Tata truck by Q3

    April 5, 2018 1:28 PM 10

    DRB-HICOM Commercial Vehicles Sdn Bhd expects to roll out the first Tata commercial vehicle under its completely knocked-down (CKD) programme by Q3 2018. — Reuters file picSHAH ALAM, April 5 — DRB-HICOM Commercial Vehicles Sdn Bhd (DHCV), the distributor of Tata Motor commercial vehicles in Malaysia, expects to roll out the first Tata commercial vehicle

  • DBKL app lets you check if you have a traffic summons

    March 31, 2018 4:47 AM 19

    DBKL’s new app lets you find out if you have a traffic summons (or two). — Picture by Ahmad ZamzahuriKUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — Having a nagging suspicion that you might have incurred a DBKL traffic summons when you double-parked near your favourite mamak stall recently? Well, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) now has an app that allows you to check exactly

  • Silicon Valley’s SF Motors electric SUVs to go on sale in 2019

    March 30, 2018 11:18 AM 19

    The SF Motors SF5 electric SUV. — Picture by SF MotorsSAN FRANCISCO, March 30 — While the auto industry’s attention has been focused on New York this week, a Chinese-backed Silicon Valley startup has become the latest to introduce its first entrants into the burgeoning EV universe. Hardly a day goes by now without another relatively unknown company claiming

  • Classic Mini gets electrified ahead of production EV

    March 30, 2018 2:51 AM 21

    The Classic Mini Electric on the streets of New York. — Handout via AFPNEW YORK, March 30 — Mini has unveiled an electric version of its iconic “Classic” model ahead of the New York Auto Show, which opens to the public today. This one-off Classic Mini Electric concept comes ahead of a production Mini Electric vehicle, due by 2019. Since Mini presented

  • First ever Malaysian TGR Vios challenge champions crowned

    March 25, 2018 3:32 PM 15

    Brendon Lim in Car 86 started the day four points ahead of Brendan Paul Anthony. — Picture courtesy of Toyota MalaysiaKUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — After a total of four rounds and eight races in each category, the 2017/2018 Champions for the Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Championship have been decided. In the Promotional category, Malaysian Beat-boxer Shawn