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  • Volvo unveils first Polestar model in China green car push

    October 17, 2017 11:09 AM 32

    A Volvo hybrid car is seen connected to a charging point in London September 1, 2017. ― Reuters picTOKYO, Oct 17 ― Volvo Cars and its Chinese parent unveiled their first Polestar model and plans to invest 5 billion yuan (RM3.2 billion) in the electric vehicle brand, gearing up for intense competition to sell green cars in the world’s biggest auto market

  • Proton Iriz named best compact hatch of the year

    October 7, 2017 10:56 AM 29

    More than 45, 616 units of the Proton Iriz have been sold. ― Picture by YS KhongKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 — Proton Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (Proton) has won another recognition when Proton Iriz model was named the ‘Best Compact Hatch’ at the Carsifu Editor’s Choice Award 2017. Since it was first introduced to the market in September 2014, more than 45,616 units

  • Perodua says KL outlet operational now

    October 6, 2017 11:26 AM 26

    File picture of the launch of Perodua Bezza July 21, 2016. Perodua today announced that Perodua KL is now operational. ― Picture by Choo Choy May KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 — Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua)’s first sales and pre-owned sales outlet, Perodua KL, in Jalan Pahang, is now operational and will cater for the those shopping for a new or pre-owned

  • Navy probe launched into 'inappropriate relationship' on board nuclear submarine

    October 2, 2017 7:22 AM 20

    The Daily Mirror reported that the Ministry of Defence was probing an "inappropriate relationship" between crew members and that the captain of the vessel, who has not been named, had been relieved of his duties pending the outcome. The MoD refused to confirm the nature of the inquiry but said in a statement: "We can confirm the Royal Navy is undertaking

  • 55 Mercedes-Benz collector cars go under the hammer in October

    October 1, 2017 1:47 AM 29

    A 1934 Mercedes-Benz Nürburg 500 Sport Tourenwagen estimated at €700,000 - €850,000. — Handout via AFPPARIS, Oct 1 — Auctioneers Artcurial Motorcars is holding a unique sale dedicated exclusively to the Mercedes-Benz brand, October 15, 2017, in Rueil-Malmaison on the outskirts of Paris. More than 50 lots will go under the hammer, charting the history

  • Pak used fake pic to push a completely false narrative:India

    September 25, 2017 6:28 PM 30

    United Nations, Sep 25 (PTI) India today slammed Pakistan for using a "fake picture" in the UN General Assembly to "push a completely fake" narrative, a day after its Permanent Representative presented an image of a girl from Gaza as a victim of pellet guns in Kashmir. Exercising her right to reply hours after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

  • Want free parking? Drive an electric car in Dubai

    September 25, 2017 1:19 AM 26

    Battery-car specialist Tesla Inc opened its first showroom in Dubai in July. — AFP picABU DHABI, Sept 25 — Dubai, with its 14-lane highways and car-dependent residents, will provide free parking and toll-free driving to encourage motorists to shift to electric cars as a way of cutting carbon emissions in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Electricity

  • BMW says car keys may be replaced by mobile phone apps

    September 15, 2017 3:26 PM 30

    BMW is reviewing the necessity of car keys. — Reuters picFRANKFURT — BMW is reviewing the necessity of car keys, Ian Robertson, the company’s board member responsible for sales told Reuters. The fact that customers now all carry a smartphone and the availability of a BMW App which allows customers to unlock their vehicle, has made old fashioned keys less relevant

  • Mercedes-Benz to offer electric option for every car by 2022

    September 11, 2017 8:23 AM 35

    Daimler’s Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche today said Mercedes-Benz will offer electric versions of all its models by 2022. — Reuters picFRANKFURT, Sept 11 — Daimler’s Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche today said Mercedes-Benz will offer electric versions of all its models by 2022, converting its Smart city car brand to become fully electric. Speaking at the company’s

  • Tesla continues to reduce prices in US

    September 5, 2017 12:09 AM 27

    Tesla’s Model X electric crossover. — Picture courtesy of Tesla SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 5 — US electric car manufacturer Tesla, headed by Elon Musk, continues to fiddle around with trim levels and reducing prices for its range of cars, including for its most expensive models. Some low- and mid-level trim levels of 60 and 90 for the Model S sedan and Model