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  • Performance testing of Aston Martin’s first SUV nearly complete (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    Performance testing of Aston Martin’s first SUV nearly complete (VIDEO)

    LONDON, Sept 25 — Today, Aston Martin announced that the brand’s very first SUV has entered the final stages of development; according to the company, the model has attained...

  • Proton cars prove possible to drive over 650km on just one tank of fuel

    4 weeks ago

    Proton cars prove possible to drive over 650km on just one tank of fuel

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Over the years, many car owners have shifted their focus towards fuel-efficient vehicles to not only save a few bucks on petrol cost but also fight...

  • You can get Free TNG RFID without car documents, check if you’re eligible

    4 weeks ago

    You can get Free TNG RFID without car documents, check if you’re eligible

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — It’s now easier to get a Touch ‘n Go RFID tag for your vehicle. Apart from opening more walk-in outlets that don’t require an...

  • Nissan teases upcoming ‘hot’ 2020 Nissan Titan pickup (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Nissan teases upcoming ‘hot’ 2020 Nissan Titan pickup (VIDEO)

    TOKYO, Sept 20 — Nissan has revealed that the 2020 edition of the Titan pickup truck will make its debut on September 26 complete with ‘hot’ lava red accents and a bold new...

  • Jaguar gives the Checkered Flag treatment to the E-Pace SUV

    1 month ago

    Jaguar gives the Checkered Flag treatment to the E-Pace SUV

    LONDON, Sept 20 — Jaguar has announced that it is souping up the 2020 E-Pace compact SUV by offering it with the limited-edition Checkered Flag appearance package. After...

  • Honda’s refreshed CR-V SUV with hybrid powertrain destined for US

    1 month ago

    Honda’s refreshed CR-V SUV with hybrid powertrain destined for US

    NEW YORK, Sept 20 — Honda has announced that the 2020 CR-V, a refreshed version of the company’s bestselling crossover, will be available as a hybrid for the very first time....

  • Ferrari’s revolutionary SUV to be more powerful than the competition

    1 month ago

    Ferrari’s revolutionary SUV to be more powerful than the competition

    ROME, Sept 19 — Following in the footsteps of Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin, Ferrari is working on its very first SUV, which should arrive sometime in......

  • Tokyo Motor Show 2019: The electric models set to debut (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: The electric models set to debut (VIDEO)

    TOKYO, Sept 19 — Even though the Tokyo Motor Show is still over a month away, based on the models already reported to debut there, electrification is going to be a prominent...

  • Tesla takes on Porsche with battle on Germany’s toughest circuit

    1 month ago

    Tesla takes on Porsche with battle on Germany’s toughest circuit

    FRANKFURT, Sept 19 — Tesla wants to steal Porsche’s bragging rights by testing its Model S on the northern loop of Germany’s Nuerburgring circuit, using a marketing tool...

  • Bugatti unveils first prototype of €30,000 Baby II car for kids

    1 month ago

    Bugatti unveils first prototype of €30,000 Baby II car for kids

    PARIS, Sept 19 — Earlier this year, Bugatti announced that it was reviving the 1926 Bugatti “Baby” — a kid-friendly version of the 1924 Bugatti Type 35 race car — in...

  • Hyundai unveils a new compact and light central airbag

    1 month ago

    Hyundai unveils a new compact and light central airbag

    SEOUL, Sept 19 — South Korean group Hyundai has just published the first images of its research on a new airbag that opens between the driver and front-seat passenger in order...

  • Mazda to officially join EV revolution at Tokyo Motor Show

    1 month ago

    Mazda to officially join EV revolution at Tokyo Motor Show

    TOKYO, Sept 17 — Mazda is planning to reveal its first fully electric car at the Tokyo Motor Show next month. In just over a month, the biennial Tokyo Motor Show—the last of...

  • Is Porsche developing the world's most powerful supercar?

    1 month ago

    Is Porsche developing the world's most powerful supercar?

    FRANKFURT, Sept 16 — Porsche may be working on a brand-new supercar intended to surpass all competitors, according to Australian website Motoring, which relayed the words of...

  • Mercedes-Benz unveils futuristically styled design inspired by the...1900s?

    1 month ago

    Mercedes-Benz unveils futuristically styled design inspired by the...1900s?

    NICE, Sept 16 — Yesterday, Mercedes-Benz revealed a conceptual sculpture whose inspiration goes farther back in history than most manufacturers choose to go—the early 1900s;...

  • In Ethiopia, busted VW Beetles ‘pimped out’ for hip youth

    1 month ago

    In Ethiopia, busted VW Beetles ‘pimped out’ for hip youth

    ADDIS ABABA, Sept 16 — When Robel Wolde bought a beat-up 1967 Volkswagen Beetle from a friend for 50,000 Ethiopian birr (about RM7,000), it marked the start of an extensive...

  • Greenpeace posts protest sign over Hyundai billboard in S. Korea

    1 month ago

    Greenpeace posts protest sign over Hyundai billboard in S. Korea

    SEOUL, Sept 16 — Greenpeace campaigners climbed a 40-metre billboard advertisement for Hyundai Motor’s near its head office in South Korea to post a sign reading “No more...

  • Will Europe soon see an electric car selling for under €10,000?

    1 month ago

    Will Europe soon see an electric car selling for under €10,000?

    PARIS, Sept 16 — In an interview this week with German daily Handelsblatt, during the International Motor Show Germany in Frankfurt, Groupe Renault’s CEO announced that the...

  • Frankfurt Motor Show 2019: The best concept cars in video

    1 month ago

    Frankfurt Motor Show 2019: The best concept cars in video

    FRANKFURT, Sept 15 — The Frankfurt car show, which runs until September 22, is the occasion to discover the latest and greatest from the world’s automotive manufacturers. Most...

  • Chinese manufacturer Hongqi shows off 1,400-hp supercar concept in Frankfurt

    1 month ago

    Chinese manufacturer Hongqi shows off 1,400-hp supercar concept in Frankfurt

    FRANKFURT, Sept 14 ― Until September 22 at the International Motor Show Germany in Frankfurt, Chinese manufacturer Hongqi ― which is owned by conglomerate Faw ― is...

  • New Proton 3S centre opens in Kuantan

    1 month ago

    New Proton 3S centre opens in Kuantan

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — Pesat Auto CTM Sdn Bhd officially opened its new Proton 3S centre in Kuantan today, the third dealer outlet in the Pahang state capital that carries the...

  • Tesla testing powertrain with record-breaking power for Model S (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Tesla testing powertrain with record-breaking power for Model S (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 13 — Tesla’s CEO has announced that a modified Model S “just set record for fastest 4 door ever at Laguna Seca” thanks to its “Plaid” powertrain and...

  • Land Rover unveils next generation of its Defender, ahead of the launch of a rechargeable hybrid version (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Land Rover unveils next generation of its Defender, ahead of the launch of a rechargeable hybrid version (VIDEO)

    FRANKFURT, Sept 12 — The updated Land Rover Defender is being shown at the Frankfurt show until September 22, 2019. Land Rover has updated and modernised its iconic model in 5-...

  • Volvo’s entire product range is getting electrified

    1 month ago

    Volvo’s entire product range is getting electrified

    FRANKFURT, Sept 12 — Yesterday, Volvo debuted the hybrid version of the XC40 SUV, the final model in the brand’s entire product range to become available with an electrified...

  • Volkswagen teases ID.4 in Frankfurt wrapped in vaporwave camouflage (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Volkswagen teases ID.4 in Frankfurt wrapped in vaporwave camouflage (VIDEO)

    FRANKFURT, Sept 12 — Just a day after Volkswagen officially took the psychedelic wraps off the all-electric ID.3 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the company teased “The next...

  • Byton unveils its electric SUV with a unique interior (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Byton unveils its electric SUV with a unique interior (VIDEO)

    FRANKFURT, Sept 12 — Chinese manufacturer Byton is presenting its first vehicle, the fully electric M-Byte SUV, at the Frankfurt Motor Show through September 22, 2019. Byton is...

  • Cupra unveils an all-electric crossover concept (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Cupra unveils an all-electric crossover concept (VIDEO)

    FRANKFURT, Sept 12 — Seat had big news to announce at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, which is open to the public from September 12 to 22, 2019. Like the majority...

  • BASF strikes French alliance to recycle electric car batteries

    1 month ago

    BASF strikes French alliance to recycle electric car batteries

    FRANKFURT, Sept 12 — German chemical giant BASF announced yesterday plans with French companies Eramet and Suez to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric cars, aiming to...

  • Motorbike taxi apps jostle for trade on crowded Lagos roads

    1 month ago

    Motorbike taxi apps jostle for trade on crowded Lagos roads

    LAGOS, Sept 11 ― Banker Yemi Adegbola used to leave his home in Lagos before 4am each day, but would still arrive late to work because of the notorious traffic in Nigeria’s...

  • VW ID.3, Porsche Taycan, and more EVs that debuted in Frankfurt

    1 month ago

    VW ID.3, Porsche Taycan, and more EVs that debuted in Frankfurt

    FRANKFURT, Sept 11 —Not only have a handful of EV concepts been unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show already, but a slew of fully electric production models have also debuted,...

  • Does BMW’s i Hydrogen NEXT mean a new fuel cell production model is in the pipeline?

    1 month ago

    Does BMW’s i Hydrogen NEXT mean a new fuel cell production model is in the pipeline?

    FRANKFURT, Sept 11 — German manufacturer BMW created a sensation by unveiling, in a world premiere in its home territory at Frankfurt’s Motor Show, a concept car running on...

  • Frankfurt Motor Show: The concepts revealed (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Frankfurt Motor Show: The concepts revealed (VIDEO)

    FRANKFURT, Sept 10 — At the press day preceding the official opening of the Frankfurt Motor Show, automobile manufacturers finally put all mysteries to rest by officially...

  • It’s electric! Ford expects sales of EVs to outweigh petrol-, diesel-powered models by 2022

    1 month ago

    It’s electric! Ford expects sales of EVs to outweigh petrol-, diesel-powered models by 2022

    FRANKFURT, Sept 10 — On the Frankfurt Motor Show’s preliminary press day today, Ford unveiled a line-up of electric vehicles expected to aid in the company’s prediction that...

  • VW launches mammoth bet on electric at IAA car show

    1 month ago

    VW launches mammoth bet on electric at IAA car show

    FRANKFURT, Sept 10 — With a new car and range sporting a spruced-up logo, German car giant Volkswagen enters the Frankfurt IAA car show hoping bets worth tens of billions of...