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  • All Petronas stations now supply Euro 4M RON95

    4 weeks ago

    All Petronas stations now supply Euro 4M RON95

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 — All Petronas stations nationwide are now supplying Euro 4M RON95 fuel, ahead of the government’s gazetted date on January 1, 2020. Petronas Dagangan Bhd...

  • Mock skyscrapers, simulated rain at Singapore self-driving test centre

    1 month ago

    Mock skyscrapers, simulated rain at Singapore self-driving test centre

    SINGAPORE, Dec 22 — The road sweeper and a golf buggy move around the track with ease, jamming their brakes on when a pedestrian steps out and negotiating sharp turns. Welcome...

  • Citroen announces it will make EVs available to all from 2020

    1 month ago

    Citroen announces it will make EVs available to all from 2020

    PARIS, Dec 21 ― In its new advertising campaign, Citroën promises electric autos for all. This is the latest installment in the brand’s “hitchhiker” campaign, launched in...

  • US talks with GM over deploying self-driving cars without steering wheels

    1 month ago

    US talks with GM over deploying self-driving cars without steering wheels

    WASHINGTON, Dec 21 — The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is holding talks with General Motors Co on the automaker’s petition to deploy a limited number of...

  • Porsche unveils a new, more powerful Macan GTS

    1 month ago

    Porsche unveils a new, more powerful Macan GTS

    FRANKFURT, Dec 18 — With an output power that has been boosted to 380 PS (280 kW), the new Porsche Macan GTS, which is positioned between the Macan S and Macan Turbo versions of...

  • Lofty promises for autonomous cars unfulfilled

    1 month ago

    Lofty promises for autonomous cars unfulfilled

    NEW YORK, Dec 15 — The first driverless cars were supposed to be deployed on the roads of American cities in 2019, but just a few days before the end of the year, the lofty...

  • Proton X70 sale hits 200 units in first few days of Shopee’s 12.12 birthday sale

    1 month ago

    Proton X70 sale hits 200 units in first few days of Shopee’s 12.12 birthday sale

     KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Proton has received over 200 bookings for its award-winning sport utility vehicle (SUV), Proton X70 in the first few days of Shopee’s 12.12...

  • Grab Thailand’s new service could finally solve drinking and driving issues

    1 month ago

    Grab Thailand’s new service could finally solve drinking and driving issues

    BANGKOK, Dec 13 — Drinking and driving is a prevalent issue in most parts of the world, and you could argue that the issue is particularly prominent in Malaysia — given the...

  • Ferrari plans electric car debut only ‘after 2025’

    1 month ago

    Ferrari plans electric car debut only ‘after 2025’

    ROME, Dec 13 — Italian sports car maker Ferrari is likely to launch its first fully electric model only after 2025, its boss said yesterday, blaming insufficient battery...

  • Mercedes-Benz offers first official teaser of all-electric EQA

    1 month ago

    Mercedes-Benz offers first official teaser of all-electric EQA

    FRANKFURT, Dec 13 — During the launch of the Mercedes-Benz GLA on Wednesday, the company also teased the upcoming production version of the electric EQA concept. Back in 2017,...

  • Interior of commissioned Rolls-Royce Phantom resembles sky-blue rose garden

    1 month ago

    Interior of commissioned Rolls-Royce Phantom resembles sky-blue rose garden

    LONDON, Dec 13 — For an entrepreneur with an incredible passion for flowers who even named some of his children after flowers, Rolls-Royce has designed a Rose Phantom complete...

  • BMW vehicles will support Android Auto in addition to Apple CarPlay in 2020

    1 month ago

    BMW vehicles will support Android Auto in addition to Apple CarPlay in 2020

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 12 — A few years after adding Apple CarPlay support to BMW vehicles in 2017, the company announced yesterday that an Android Auto integration, too, will be...

  • The new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA shows its teeth (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    The new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA shows its teeth (VIDEO)

    NEW YORK,Dec 12 ― Mercedes has unveiled its new-generation GLA. The brand's entry-level compact SUV has a higher roof, more power and better safety. It should be available in...

  • McLaren 620R: Motor sporting power in a road-legal package

    1 month ago

    McLaren 620R: Motor sporting power in a road-legal package

    NEW YORK, Dec 11 — McLaren this week presented the limited edition 620R coupe, a road-legal version of the GT4 race car. For those who want the race car driving experience both...

  • US customers can now shop for their Cadillacs in private, digital showrooms (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    US customers can now shop for their Cadillacs in private, digital showrooms (VIDEO)

    NEW YORK, Dec 11 — Following the successful launch of private, digital showroom experiences for its Canadian customers, Cadillac is expanding this online shopping opportunity to...

  • Revving up to a new speed record in the Kalahari

    1 month ago

    Revving up to a new speed record in the Kalahari

    CAPE TOWN, Dec 10 — A loud hiss rips through the stillness of southern Africa’s Kalahari Desert. It sounds like a fighter jet flying low over the Hakskeen Pan, an isolated dry...

  • Toyota reveals plans to launch over 30 vehicles in three years

    1 month ago

    Toyota reveals plans to launch over 30 vehicles in three years

    DETROIT, Dec 6 — Over the next 36 months, Toyota is planning on making 31 vehicle announcements, spanning from new car launches to model refreshes and introducing additional...

  • California Uber users can soon request rides from their favourite drivers

    1 month ago

    California Uber users can soon request rides from their favourite drivers

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 5 — Uber this week announced the launch of a handful of tools and features designed to improve both the driver and rider experiences. Over this month and...

  • Ford to use coffee bean skins from McDonald’s to make car parts (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Ford to use coffee bean skins from McDonald’s to make car parts (VIDEO)

    DETROIT, Dec 5 — Ford has detailed that it is collaborating with McDonald’s to create car parts — like headlamp housing — from the leftover coffee bean skins that are...

  • Bentley launches Continental GT limited edition to celebrate Pikes Peak record

    1 month ago

    Bentley launches Continental GT limited edition to celebrate Pikes Peak record

    LONDON, Dec 5 — The British manufacturer Bentley has presented a new edition of its Continental GT, which will be limited to only 15 copies, in honour of the new production car...

  • Lucid Motors' first EV to roll out in December 2020

    1 month ago

    Lucid Motors' first EV to roll out in December 2020

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 5 — Thanks to the construction of the EV startup's first manufacturing facility kicking off this week, Lucid Motors will finally begin mass producing its...

  • Alibaba-backed startup AutoX applies for driver-less test permit in California

    1 month ago

    Alibaba-backed startup AutoX applies for driver-less test permit in California

    SACREMENTO, Dec 5 — Chinese startup AutoX, backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba, has applied to test self-driving vehicles without an in-car backup driver in California, the first...

  • Jaguar F-Type gets sleek, sporty redesign for 2021 model year (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Jaguar F-Type gets sleek, sporty redesign for 2021 model year (VIDEO)

    PARIS, Dec 4 — For the 2021 model year, Jaguar has updated its F-Type sports car: the front end has been enhanced with a more athletic expression, the body has been given a more...

  • China to target quarter of vehicle sales to be electric by 2025

    1 month ago

    China to target quarter of vehicle sales to be electric by 2025

    BEIJING, Dec 3 — China should adopt a plan that will see electric vehicles make up a quarter of all autos sold in the country in six years’ time, the industry ministry said...

  • 2019: The year pickup trucks started going electric

    1 month ago

    2019: The year pickup trucks started going electric

    NEW YORK, Dec 2 — Despite the words ‘all electric’ and ‘pickup truck’ seemingly existing in completely different realms, 2019 saw the terms come together on several...

  • Electric revolution: Eight car manufacturers that launched first production EV in 2019

    1 month ago

    Electric revolution: Eight car manufacturers that launched first production EV in 2019

    PARIS, Dec 1 — While fully electric concept cars have been debuting for years, leading the charge for their respective brands’ futures, 2019 marks the year in which a slew of...

  • BMW to build electric Mini in China

    1 month ago

    BMW to build electric Mini in China

    BERLIN, Nov 30 — Luxury German carmaker BMW yesterday said it would build fully electric models of its Mini cars at a new plant in China, as it kicked off a joint venture with...

  • First Edition of Ford’s first production EV already sold out

    1 month ago

    First Edition of Ford’s first production EV already sold out

    EW YORK, Nov 29 — Less than 10 days after officially unveiling the 2021 Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV, the First Edition of the model is already sold out. On November 18,...

  • Aston Martin pays homage to Concorde’s first flight 50 years ago with special edition

    1 month ago

    Aston Martin pays homage to Concorde’s first flight 50 years ago with special edition

    LONDON, Nov 27 — British automaker Aston Martin has created a tribute to the Concorde with the new special edition of its DBS Superleggera, produced in collaboration with...

  • Tesla and Ford trade challenges in macho truck world

    1 month ago

    Tesla and Ford trade challenges in macho truck world

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 27 — Tesla and Ford were in a virtual stare-down yesterday in the macho truck world, each claiming their electric pick-up was strongest. Duelling tough talk...

  • Mercedes-Benz teases upcoming GLA ahead of digital world premiere (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Mercedes-Benz teases upcoming GLA ahead of digital world premiere (VIDEO)

    FRANKFURT, Nov 27 — For the first time, the premiere of a new Mercedes-Benz will be purely digital. The new GLA will be revealed to the public online at 2pm CET on December 11....

  • Final seven 2020 Car of the Year candidates announced

    1 month ago

    Final seven 2020 Car of the Year candidates announced

    NEW YORK, Nov 26 — The shortlist of 2020 Car of the Year finalists has been revealed. Among the candidates are Tesla’s Model 3, Porsche’s electric Taycan and Toyota’s...

  • Waze can now tell the exact toll prices along designated routes in Malaysia

    1 month ago

    Waze can now tell the exact toll prices along designated routes in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — As the peak year-end road trip season approaches, navigation app Waze has rolled out a new feature that could help make budgeting for your next adventure...