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  • Do you live in one of the world’s worst places for gridlock? Here’s how the cities stack up

    February 9, 2018 3:41 AM 22

    A new report shows the world's worst cities for traffic gridlock. — AFP picNEW YORK, Feb 9 — American drivers spent an average of 41 hours sitting in traffic last year, at a cost of US$305 billion (RM1.2 trillion), or an average of US$1,445 per driver. The city with the world’s worst traffic congestion? Los Angeles holds that dubious distinction, followed

  • New 2018 Honda Odyssey with sensing technology

    February 7, 2018 3:42 AM 20

    The new Honda Odyssey. — Pictures courtesy of Honda MalaysiaSETIA CITY, Feb 7 — Honda Malaysia introduced the new 2018 Honda Odyssey last night in conjunction with its media appreciation night at the Setia City Convention Centre. Honda fans will be happy to note that the new 2018 Honda Odyssey is available at a very competitive price of RM254,800 (price

  • First road-legal flying car to debut at Geneva Motor Show

    February 2, 2018 3:43 AM 19

    You will need a pilot's licence to be able to fly the PAL-V Liberty. — Handout via AFPGENEVA, Feb 2 — With so much publicity and focus on driverless cars and other vehicles recently, we seem to have forgotten about another longstanding science-fiction fantasy vehicle — the flying car. Well, that’s about to change as Dutch company PAL-V prepares to debut

  • Jaguar to reveal production I-Pace at event ahead of Geneva launch

    January 31, 2018 11:03 PM 25

    Jaguar I-Pace — Picture courtesy of Newspress/JaguarLONDON, Feb 1 — The Jaguar I-Pace was first revealed to the world in concept form at the Los Angeles Auto Show as long ago now as 2016. Since then, Jaguar has periodically come forward with news and images of the I-Pace in concept form, but the all-electric luxury SUV has still to be properly revealed

  • McLaren Special Operations delivers 10 MSO X cars inspired by the McLaren 570S GT4

    January 27, 2018 3:11 AM 15

    McLaren #08 MSO X — Picture courtesy of Newspress/McLarenDETROIT, Jan 27 — The McLaren 570S GT4 race car is an incredible piece of automotive engineering, but the problem with cars like that is that no matter how easily someone might be able to afford one, they’ll only be able to enjoy it on a track as it’s nowhere near road-legal. But McLaren Special

  • A Corvette signed by 20 Hollywood stars goes up for auction in Paris

    January 21, 2018 12:07 AM 30

    This 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster is estimated at €85,000 to €120,000. — Picture courtesy of BonhamsPARIS, Jan 21 — Thursday, February 8, 2018, Bonhams will be selling no fewer than 135 collectors’ cars dating from 1904 to 2017, as part of its prestigious annual auction at the Grand Palais in Paris. One unusual model is a 1961 Corvette signed by some of Hollywood’s

  • BMW aims to strengthen presence in premium hybrid vehicle mart

    January 18, 2018 2:54 PM 29

    BMW looks forward to increasing its portfolio of premium plug-in hybrids — ReutersKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — BMW Group Malaysia aims to strengthen its presence in the premium hybrid vehicle market with the launch of the plug-in version – BMW 530e iPerformance. The vehicles, known as iPerformance models, combined BMW standard combustion engines with electric

  • New Mitsubishi Triton Athlete launched in Malaysia

    January 17, 2018 1:07 PM 33

    The Athlete is built on the base Mitsubishi Triton, but sports some new styling parts.— Photo by YS KhongKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, officially launched the new Triton Athlete 4x4 pick-up truck today. If you go to a Mitsubishi showroom and ask for available colours

  • First women-only car showroom opens in Saudi Arabia

    January 12, 2018 2:03 AM 29

    A customer tours a car showroom for women in the Saudi Red Sea port city of Jeddah January 11, 2018. — AFP picJEDDAH, Jan 12 — A Saudi private company yesterday opened the first car showroom for women only just five months before a decision allowing females to drive takes effect. The showroom was opened in a shopping mall in the western Red Sea port city of Jeddah

  • Toyota to integrate Amazon Alexa into its vehicles

    January 11, 2018 1:25 AM 34

    Toyota will be integrating Alexa into some Toyota and Lexus vehicles, starting as early as this year. ― Reuters picLAS VEGAS, Jan 11 — Automakers such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Nissan, Hyundai Motor, Daimler and Ford, have already introduced Alexa voice commands that can operate vehicle functions such as locks and climate control. But it seems Toyota