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  • Rolls-Royce creates ‘most refined picnic facility on Earth’

    2 months ago

    Rolls-Royce creates ‘most refined picnic facility on Earth’

    GOODWOOD (England), May 27 — A convertible Rolls-Royce with a back deck that opens up to reveal cocktail tables, fridges for champagne and a parasol matching the vehicle’s...

  • Ford pulls China car ad featuring Marilyn Monroe after social media users deem it ‘vulgar’

    2 months ago

    Ford pulls China car ad featuring Marilyn Monroe after social media users deem it ‘vulgar’

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 — American automobile company Ford's joint venture in China has removed an advertisement featuring Marilyn Monroe’s iconic white dress air vent scene....

  • Ford unveils its first all-electric pickup truck

    2 months ago

    Ford unveils its first all-electric pickup truck

    DEARBORN, May 20 — Ford officially unveiled the all-electric version of its bestselling F-150 truck on Wednesday, in an eco-friendly reinvention of a flagship American car...

  • Over the last ten years, the steering wheel has become a site of innovation

    2 months ago

    Over the last ten years, the steering wheel has become a site of innovation

    PARIS, May 18 — The steering wheel has evolved significantly since the creation of the automobile. Some car manufacturers are working at making it simpler and ultra-efficient....

  • Benghazi bikers rev up to show another side of Libya

    2 months ago

    Benghazi bikers rev up to show another side of Libya

    MAY 16 — Bikers of Libya's Mediterranean city of Benghazi, the cradle of its 2011 revolution and a one-time Islamist bastion, rev up their motors to show another side to their...

  • Ferraris for the people: Luxury goods now sold in fractions

    2 months ago

    Ferraris for the people: Luxury goods now sold in fractions

    NEW YORK, May 15 ― Anyone can easily own a Basquiat painting, a pair of Yeezy sneakers or even a Ferrari ― at least, that’s the promise of a growing number of fractional...

  • Ford targets more than 30 million remotely updated cars by 2028

    2 months ago

    Ford targets more than 30 million remotely updated cars by 2028

    NEW YORK, May 15 ― Long after fellow American car brand Tesla, Ford has announced the implementation of a remote update programme for its future models. Just as we regularly...

  • New US electric car chargers are a green leap of faith

    2 months ago

    New US electric car chargers are a green leap of faith

    MONTCLAIR, May 12 — It has been a long road for electric cars in the United States, but myriad announcements by major automakers signal they are at last moving towards the...

  • Electric cars will be cheaper than combustion models within five to six years

    2 months ago

    Electric cars will be cheaper than combustion models within five to six years

    FRANKFURT, May 11 ― The main obstacle for drivers interested in getting on board with this new generation of cars is the fact that the price of electric vehicles is expected to...

  • Perodua introduces Care Seat for infants, toddlers

    2 months ago

    Perodua introduces Care Seat for infants, toddlers

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — Perodua has introduced Care Seat, a new child seat suitable for both infants and toddlers, giving Malaysian parents greater versatility,...

  • Cuba’s Chevy doctor keeping classic cars on the road

    2 months ago

    Cuba’s Chevy doctor keeping classic cars on the road

    PLACETAS, May 7 — In Cuba, where American cars older than the average inhabitant are a common sight on city streets, Pablo Manso makes his living in a very particular niche:...

  • Flux offers Audi A3, A4, Q2 and Q5 on subscription, try from RM906 per week

    3 months ago

    Flux offers Audi A3, A4, Q2 and Q5 on subscription, try from RM906 per week

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Car subscription platform Flux has added more Audi vehicles to its fleet which include compact sedans and SUVs. You can drive an Audi Q2 from...

  • Puspakom offers free private vehicle inspection for Aidilfitri

    3 months ago

    Puspakom offers free private vehicle inspection for Aidilfitri

    SHAH ALAM, May 1 — Puspakom Sdn Bhd will organise a free voluntary vehicle inspection (VVI) campaign for private vehicles nationwide in conjunction with the Aidilfitri...

  • Chinese company launches a mobile recharging robot for electric vehicles

    3 months ago

    Chinese company launches a mobile recharging robot for electric vehicles

    LONDON, April 28 — Envision, a technology company specialising in wind turbines and energy management software, has presented its first-ever mobile recharging robot. The new...

  • Journey rolls on for women in RVs as ‘Nomadland’ rides high at Oscars

    3 months ago

    Journey rolls on for women in RVs as ‘Nomadland’ rides high at Oscars

    WOODBINE, April 27 — For Kathy Wardell, a 56-year-old who decided to live full-time in her camper RV beginning in October, the lifestyle depicted in Nomadland — which won...

  • Symbol of youth, Italy’s Vespa marks 75th birthday

    3 months ago

    Symbol of youth, Italy’s Vespa marks 75th birthday

    ROME, Apr 24 — Ever since Audrey Hepburn took control of her Vespa in the 1953 classic Roman Holiday the Italian scooter has been a symbol of joy and style and on its...

  • Tokyo Motor Show cancelled due to pandemic

    3 months ago

    Tokyo Motor Show cancelled due to pandemic

    TOKYO, April 22 — This year’s Tokyo Motor Show has been cancelled for the first time ever because of the coronavirus, Japan’s auto industry group said today. The biennial...

  • Perodua launches Aruz in Singapore

    3 months ago

    Perodua launches Aruz in Singapore

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) has officially launched the Aruz in Singapore, its first overseas market. In a statement today,...

  • Will Segway’s mysterious hydrogen motorcycle see the light of day?

    3 months ago

    Will Segway’s mysterious hydrogen motorcycle see the light of day?

    APRIL 11 — Personal transporter manufacturer Segway-Ninebot has unveiled an electric sports bike that will also be powered by removable hydrogen canisters, which it plans to...

  • Naza Eastern Motors unveils Suzuki Swift Sport

    3 months ago

    Naza Eastern Motors unveils Suzuki Swift Sport

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — The Suzuki Swift Sport has found its way back to Malaysia, marking the first launch of new generation Suzuki Cars in the country under new distributor,...

  • Proton Saga now available in Pakistan

    3 months ago

    Proton Saga now available in Pakistan

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — Proton Holdings Bhd has added another international market to the current Proton Saga’s portfolio when the company’s best-seller made its debut in...

  • Bentley's 200,000th car has left the factory, and it's a hybrid

    4 months ago

    Bentley's 200,000th car has left the factory, and it's a hybrid

    LONDON, April 3 ― Bentley has announced that it has passed the symbolic milestone of 200,000 cars having left the factory since the brand was founded in 1919. And the 200,000th...

  • Malaysia produces its first armoured vehicle, the Tarantula HMAV 4x4

    4 months ago

    Malaysia produces its first armoured vehicle, the Tarantula HMAV 4x4

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — Malaysia has achieved yet another milestone with the country’s first-ever locally-built armoured vehicle – the Tarantula HMAV 4x4 – which is a...

  • VW pulls a fast one: ‘Voltswagen’ rebrand a ruse

    4 months ago

    VW pulls a fast one: ‘Voltswagen’ rebrand a ruse

    NEW YORK, Mar 31 — Volkswagen US’ subsidiary is keeping its name and will not rename itself “Voltswagen,” a company spokesman said yesterday, confirming that an earlier...

  • Battle of the electric pickups: Canoo debuts its Tesla Cybertruck rival (VIDEO)

    4 months ago

    Battle of the electric pickups: Canoo debuts its Tesla Cybertruck rival (VIDEO)

    PALO ALTO, March 12 — Almost a year and a half ago, Tesla caused a buzz by revealing its Cybertruck, an eye-catching and imposing pickup promising power and versatility. Now,...

  • What’s the purpose of all-season tires made specifically for electric cars?

    4 months ago

    What’s the purpose of all-season tires made specifically for electric cars?

    NEW YORK, March 12 — Volvo has announced that all of its 100 per cent electric vehicles will now be equipped with “Recharge” all-season tires. The idea is to produce fewer...

  • This Batmobile recreation is looking for a buyer

    4 months ago

    This Batmobile recreation is looking for a buyer

    LONDON, Mar 11 — A life-sized replica of the Batmobile, as seen in Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns movies, is set to go up for auction at Bonhams, Saturday, March 20,...

  • Renault 5, Fiat 500, Mini: Europe's legendary city cars get a new lease of life as EVs

    4 months ago

    Renault 5, Fiat 500, Mini: Europe's legendary city cars get a new lease of life as EVs

    LONDON, March 6 ― In recent years, several of Europe's legendary small city cars have been getting a new lease of life thanks to the electric vehicle revolution. The Mini, the...

  • Honda launches advanced self-driving cars in Japan

    5 months ago

    Honda launches advanced self-driving cars in Japan

    TOKYO, Mar 5 — Honda launched the world’s most advanced self-driving car licenced for the road today, releasing an initial batch of 100 models in Japan. The Legend is capable...

  • How Tesla’s search popularity has skyrocketed since 2010

    5 months ago

    How Tesla’s search popularity has skyrocketed since 2010

    SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 5 — Carmaker Tesla has seen the biggest gain in popularity online in the last 10 years. South Korea’a Kia and Hyundai, plus the British car brand...

  • Volvo goes all-in on electric cars, online sales

    5 months ago

    Volvo goes all-in on electric cars, online sales

    SHANGHAI, March 3 ― Chinese-owned Swedish automaker Volvo said yesterday it will produce only electric vehicles by 2030 and sell them all exclusively online. Volvo is among a...

  • New Toyota Yaris named European Car of the Year for 2021

    5 months ago

    New Toyota Yaris named European Car of the Year for 2021

    TOKYO, March 2 ― Japanese manufacturer Toyota has been awarded the prestigious title of “European Car of the Year” with its 4th generation Yaris, a prize awarded by a jury...

  • Honda Malaysia unveils seven special edition models for ‘1 Million Dreams’ campaign

    5 months ago

    Honda Malaysia unveils seven special edition models for ‘1 Million Dreams’ campaign

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 — Honda Malaysia is giving away seven special edition (SE) models in conjunction with its “1 Million Dreams Campaign” to celebrate its one million sales...