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  • French ‘Green Goblin’ hoverboard inventor developing flying car

    2 weeks ago

    French ‘Green Goblin’ hoverboard inventor developing flying car

    PARIS, Aug 6 — After successfully crossing the English Channel on his homemade hoverboard over the weekend, French inventor Franky Zapata told French media BFMTV that he has a...

  • MyCar is offering cheaper e-hailing fares for Merdeka month

    2 weeks ago

    MyCar is offering cheaper e-hailing fares for Merdeka month

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Local e-hailing company, MyCar, has announced plans for the Merdeka month. Operations for the Grab alternative began in February of 2018, and MyCar tells...

  • Audi joins electric micro-mobility movement with scooter-skateboard hybrid

    2 weeks ago

    Audi joins electric micro-mobility movement with scooter-skateboard hybrid

    MUNICH, Aug 6 — Audi has announced the e-tron Scooter, an electric scooter concept inspired by skateboards, scooters, and urban micro-mobility. Audi yesterday introduced its...

  • Report: New cars vulnerable to hacks that could leave thousands dead

    3 weeks ago

    Report: New cars vulnerable to hacks that could leave thousands dead

    LOS ANGELES, Aug 2 — A consumer advocacy group has warned that automakers are rolling out new vehicles increasingly vulnerable to hackers, which could result in thousands of...

  • All-electric BMW i3s now available at authorised BMW i Dealership in Malaysia (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    All-electric BMW i3s now available at authorised BMW i Dealership in Malaysia (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — BMW Malaysia has announced the availability of the all-electric BMW i3s at authorised BMW i Dealership in the country. Apart from providing a greener drive...

  • Dodge muscle cars top list of most stolen vehicles in US (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    Dodge muscle cars top list of most stolen vehicles in US (VIDEO)

    DETROIT, Aug 2 — The Highway Loss Data Institute has published lists of the top 20 most stolen vehicles and the top 20 least stolen vehicles in the US from 2016 to 2018. Turns...

  • Monterey Car Week: Preview of models set to be unveiled

    3 weeks ago

    Monterey Car Week: Preview of models set to be unveiled

    MONTEREY, Aug 2 — As Monterey Car Week draws nearer, vehicle companies across the world continue to tease their upcoming reveals. Already, a handful of concept and production...

  • Lyft suspends e-bikes in San Francisco after battery fires

    3 weeks ago

    Lyft suspends e-bikes in San Francisco after battery fires

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 2 — Lyft said it was suspending use of its shared electric bikes in San Francisco after reports of two battery fires. “Because the safety of our riders is...

  • Proton kicks off second half of 2019 by returning to No. 2 in total sales

    3 weeks ago

    Proton kicks off second half of 2019 by returning to No. 2 in total sales

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 — Local carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd announced today that it has returned to the second spot in total sales for Malaysia’s automotive market, for the first...

  • Porsche announces eighth-generation 911 Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet

    3 weeks ago

    Porsche announces eighth-generation 911 Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet

    LONDON, July 31 — Porsche has finally unveiled the base models of the 2020 911 lineup: The 911 Carrera Coupe and the 911 Carrera Cabriolet. In November at last year’s LA Auto...

  • Audi gives the tiny A1 Sportback a beefy trim

    3 weeks ago

    Audi gives the tiny A1 Sportback a beefy trim

    MUNICH, July 31 — Audi has revealed that the A1 Sportback will soon be available in the “Citycarver” trim, a new package that will give the urban-oriented model a few SUV...

  • New 2020 Honda Pilot limited edition trim paints everything black

    3 weeks ago

    New 2020 Honda Pilot limited edition trim paints everything black

    TOKYO, July 31 — Honda’s new package for the 2020 Honda Pilot swaps every colour on the inside and out for black. Earlier this year, Ford announced the Black Appearance...

  • Tesla EVs soon to support Netflix and YouTube video streaming

    3 weeks ago

    Tesla EVs soon to support Netflix and YouTube video streaming

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 30 — On Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter that Tesla vehicles will “soon” have the ability to stream Netflix and YouTube —...

  • Automakers reach emissions deal with California, in rebuff to Trump

    4 weeks ago

    Automakers reach emissions deal with California, in rebuff to Trump

    SAN DIEGO, July 26 — Four major automakers yesterday announced they had reached a deal with California to produce more fuel-efficient cars for the US market, an end run around...

  • Audi unveils its first compact crossover car

    1 month ago

    Audi unveils its first compact crossover car

    BERLIN, July 24 — German manufacturer Audi has unveiled a new compact SUV coupe, the Q3 Sportback, which will be arriving in dealerships in Autumn 2019. With its new model, Audi...

  • Electric trim of Cadillac's upcoming Escalade to have 640km range

    1 month ago

    Electric trim of Cadillac's upcoming Escalade to have 640km range

    DETROIT, July 24 — According to a media report, Cadillac's upcoming Escalade plans reveal that the 2021 model year edition will go electric. After speaking with “sources...

  • Hyundai's 2020 Sonata Hybrid dons a solar roof

    1 month ago

    Hyundai's 2020 Sonata Hybrid dons a solar roof

    SEOUL, July 24 — Hyundai has revealed the 2020 Sonata Hybrid, and while this generation of the model hangs onto the conventional Sonata exterior design, it gained a few extra...

  • Toyota Prius Hybrid now has a fifth seat

    1 month ago

    Toyota Prius Hybrid now has a fifth seat

    LONDON, July 24 — Toyota Europe has announced that the new version of its Prius Plug-in Hybrid will be able to carry up to five people thanks to redesigned back seats. The...

  • First look at Cupra's 100pc electric crossover concept

    1 month ago

    First look at Cupra's 100pc electric crossover concept

    BARCELONA, July 23 — Cupra, Seat's former sportscar division which is now a separate brand, will unveil a concept car representing its vision of the future at the International...

  • BMW iNext: A steering wheel designed for the autonomous vehicle

    1 month ago

    BMW iNext: A steering wheel designed for the autonomous vehicle

    MUNICH, July 22 — BMW’s first electric SUV, expected for 2021, is slowly taking shape, and the German manufacturer has released a first look at its steering wheel. The BMW...

  • UK car sector accelerates towards electric future

    1 month ago

    UK car sector accelerates towards electric future

    LONDON, July 22 — Britain's auto industry, seeking to swerve Brexit obstacles, is accelerating toward electrification as consumers shun high-polluting diesels, driven by rapid...

  • Ferrari’s 812 Superfast could get Spider-ised

    1 month ago

    Ferrari’s 812 Superfast could get Spider-ised

    ROME, July 19 — As spotted by CNET’s Roadshow, Ferrari owners using the FerrariChat forum have said that they’ve received invitations from the company to an 812 Superfast...

  • MG to reboot with an all-electric SUV (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    MG to reboot with an all-electric SUV (VIDEO)

    LONDON, July 19 — Following its Chinese buyout, iconic brand MG is returning to Europe after an absence of 15 odd years. This time around, the manufacturer is going 100 per cent...

  • Ford has designed a special pick-up truck emoji (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Ford has designed a special pick-up truck emoji (VIDEO)

    DETROIT, July 19 — American manufacturer Ford has petitioned the Unicode Consortium in order to have its special pick-up truck emoji included in the next wave of emojis, set for...

  • New Mazda3 debuts in Malaysia and signals exciting future of its design direction

    1 month ago

    New Mazda3 debuts in Malaysia and signals exciting future of its design direction

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — The all-new Mazda3 finally made its launch debut in Malaysia with three variants, including 1.5L, 2.0L High and 2.0L High Plus, and in two body styles...

  • Honda launches limited-edition CR-V Mugen in Malaysia

    1 month ago

    Honda launches limited-edition CR-V Mugen in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — Honda Malaysia has launched the limited-edition CR-V with Mugen body kit since it made its first appearance at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show...

  • Nissan’s oldest model gets the company’s latest autonomous tech

    1 month ago

    Nissan’s oldest model gets the company’s latest autonomous tech

    TOKYO, July 17 — Nissan has unveiled its newest and smartest Skyline yet featuring “hands-off driving” technology. Yesterday, Nissan announced the newest...

  • Lotus’s first fully-electric hypercar makes world debut in London

    1 month ago

    Lotus’s first fully-electric hypercar makes world debut in London

    LONDON, July 17 — Lotus has revealed the company’s very first all-electric hypercar with performance specs to compete with Tesla’s upcoming Roadster and Pininfarina’s...

  • Pininfarina to unveil brand’s future design philosophy next month

    1 month ago

    Pininfarina to unveil brand’s future design philosophy next month

    CAMBIANO (Italy), July 16 — Automobili Pininfarina’s design director Luca Borgogno will be giving the world a peek at the Italian company’s design vision for its future...

  • Redzuan: Bahrain interested in Proton’s X70

    1 month ago

    Redzuan: Bahrain interested in Proton’s X70

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — Bahrain has expressed an interest in importing Proton’s latest model, the X70. Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said he...

  • Tesla drops cheapest Model X, S variants, cuts prices to simplify lineup

    1 month ago

    Tesla drops cheapest Model X, S variants, cuts prices to simplify lineup

    BEIJING, July 16 — Tesla Inc has dropped the standard-range variants of its Model X and Model S from its product lineup and adjusted prices across its range, in a sales push...

  • New mid-engine Corvette hits starting blocks this week (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    New mid-engine Corvette hits starting blocks this week (VIDEO)

    DETROIT, July 16 — Chevrolet will unveil its 8th-generation Corvette on Thursday, July 18 in Orange County, California. Chevrolet is promising its most extreme version of the...

  • Highly-anticipated Aston Martin Valkyrie makes public debut in UK (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Highly-anticipated Aston Martin Valkyrie makes public debut in UK (VIDEO)

    LONDON, July 16 — After months of teasing design sketches, publishing glamorous commercial images, and sharing engine sound clips, Aston Martin’s Valkyrie finally made its...