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  • Struggling Nissan launches electric car for ‘new era’

    2 months ago

    Struggling Nissan launches electric car for ‘new era’

    TOKYO, July 16 — Nissan yesterday unveiled the Ariya, a new 100-per cent electric crossover model that the boss of the struggling Japanese car manufacturer said would open a...

  • How to check the safety of your automobile before going on vacation

    2 months ago

    How to check the safety of your automobile before going on vacation

    WASHINGTON, July 15 — Given that close to 97 per cent of trips away made by Americans this year will be by car according to AAA and Inrix, automobile safety has never been more...

  • Long road ahead for fully self-driving cars, despite Tesla claim

    2 months ago

    Long road ahead for fully self-driving cars, despite Tesla claim

    WASHINGTON, July 11 — The road to fully self-driving vehicles remains riddled with obstacles, with years of refinements likely needed, despite Tesla founder Elon Musk’s claim...

  • Proton now offers N95 cabin filter for Saga, Persona, Iriz and Exora

    2 months ago

    Proton now offers N95 cabin filter for Saga, Persona, Iriz and Exora

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — During the launch of the Proton Saga 35th Anniversary Edition, Proton has announced that it is offering N95 cabin filter for four of its existing model...

  • Tesla 'very close' to level 5 autonomous driving technology, Musk says

    2 months ago

    Tesla 'very close' to level 5 autonomous driving technology, Musk says

    SHANGHAI, July 9 — US electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc is “very close” to achieving level 5 autonomous driving technology, Chief Executive Elon Musk said today, referring to...

  • Proton Saga 35th Anniversary Edition: Everything you need to know

    2 months ago

    Proton Saga 35th Anniversary Edition: Everything you need to know

    PETALING JAYA, July 9 — On this day, 35 years ago, the very first Proton Saga had rolled off the production line at Proton’s plant in Shah Alam. Proton has sold 4,150,035 cars...

  • Cars, a cocktail and a celebrity: South Koreans succumb to Tesla fever

    2 months ago

    Cars, a cocktail and a celebrity: South Koreans succumb to Tesla fever

    SEOUL, July 8 — From an eponymous cocktail to eager buyers following the shipping routes of long-awaited cars, Tesla Inc is having a moment in South Korea, particularly among...

  • Proton Saga 35th anniversary edition expected to be unveiled July 9 (VIDEO)

    2 months ago

    Proton Saga 35th anniversary edition expected to be unveiled July 9 (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, July 7 — The Proton Saga will turn 35 on Thursday. To celebrate the occasion, Proton which is now co-owned by Geely is expected to introduce a special edition...

  • Fiat 500 features in new virtual museum

    2 months ago

    Fiat 500 features in new virtual museum

    TURIN, July 7 — Fiat has presented a new virtual museum, the “Virtual Casa 500,” devoted to its iconic compact automobile. Internet users from all over the world will be...

  • What lifestyle aspects to consider when buying a car? Here’s what Mazda CX-30 can offer Malaysians

    2 months ago

    What lifestyle aspects to consider when buying a car? Here’s what Mazda CX-30 can offer Malaysians

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Let’s face it! When searching for a new vehicle to buy, all you usually hear about is the heat of the engine, the powerful acceleration and the...

  • Prestige automobile auctions resume in Monaco

    2 months ago

    Prestige automobile auctions resume in Monaco

    MONACO, July 5 — In the wake of a hiatus of several months caused by the coronavirus pandemic, prestige automobile sales are set to resume with the Monaco 2020 auction by...

  • Tesla sales boosted by entry-level sedan

    2 months ago

    Tesla sales boosted by entry-level sedan

    NEW YORK, July 3 — This week, Tesla was crowned the automaker with the biggest market capitalisation in the world. At US$208 billion (RM892 billion), the company is now worth...

  • MARii collaborates with Proton to launch MARSAC

    2 months ago

    MARii collaborates with Proton to launch MARSAC

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — The Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), together with PROTON, has launched the MARii Simulation and Analysis Centre (MARSAC) to...

  • Geneva auto show 2021 cancelled over virus crisis

    2 months ago

    Geneva auto show 2021 cancelled over virus crisis

    GENEVA, June 30 — Geneva's auto show was cancelled this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, and organisers said yesterday they were also scrapping the 2021 edition as the auto...

  • Pakistan launches electric vehicle plan with cars in slow lane

    2 months ago

    Pakistan launches electric vehicle plan with cars in slow lane

    ISLAMABAD, June 29 — Ghulam Hussain was used to zipping through the streets of Lahore with his wife and three young children perched perilously on his motorbike, whenever they...

  • BMW vehicles with iDrive OS 7.0 will soon support wireless Android Auto (VIDEO)

    2 months ago

    BMW vehicles with iDrive OS 7.0 will soon support wireless Android Auto (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — BMW users with Android smartphones rejoice! After an excruciatingly long wait, the German carmaker will soon be integrating wireless Android...

  • More than 50 countries agree regulations for automated driving

    2 months ago

    More than 50 countries agree regulations for automated driving

    NEW YORK, June 26 — More than 50 countries, including Japan, South Korea and the EU member states, have agreed common regulations for vehicles that can take over some driving...

  • Everything you need to know about the new Seat MÓ urban mobility range

    3 months ago

    Everything you need to know about the new Seat MÓ urban mobility range

    BARCELONA, June 19 — In late 2019, Spanish manufacturer Seat presented a number of electric urban mobility concepts. Now it has returned with a new entity, Seat MÓ, which will...

  • Prestige automobile auctions return to Monaco

    3 months ago

    Prestige automobile auctions return to Monaco

    MONTE CARLO, June 14 — Now that lockdown is coming to a close, major auction houses are beginning to bring their wares to market. A case in point is Artcurial Motorcars, which...

  • Vespa teams up with the French couture house to launch the new Vespa 946 Christian Dior scooter

    3 months ago

    Vespa teams up with the French couture house to launch the new Vespa 946 Christian Dior scooter

    MILAN, June 14 — Dior has announced a partnership with Vespa for the design of a luxury scooter and a line of matching accessories. The branded limited edition, which will go on...

  • Tesla shares pass US$1,000, making it world’s most valuable automobile company

    3 months ago

    Tesla shares pass US$1,000, making it world’s most valuable automobile company

    PALO ALTO, June 11 — Each day, ETX Studio puts the spotlight on a number that stands out for making headlines in one way or another. Today, we’re highlighting Tesla’s recent...

  • UMW Toyota Motor taking orders for all-new RAV4 beginning today

    3 months ago

    UMW Toyota Motor taking orders for all-new RAV4 beginning today

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — UMW Toyota Motor is taking orders for the 2019 Japan Car of the Year, the all-new Toyota RAV4, beginning today. UMW Toyota Motor said the fifth...

  • Perodua offers 3-6pc cash rebates on all models

    3 months ago

    Perodua offers 3-6pc cash rebates on all models

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Perodua is offering cash rebates of between three and six per cent for all models on-the-road excluding insurance prices from today until June 14, 2020....

  • Study: Self-driving cars could only prevent a third of US crashes

    3 months ago

    Study: Self-driving cars could only prevent a third of US crashes

    LOS ANGELES, June 4 — Self-driving cars, long touted by developers as a way to eliminate road deaths, could likely only prevent a third of all US road crashes, an analysis of...

  • Citroën's little electric Ami gets a promising launch in home market (VIDEO)

    4 months ago

    Citroën's little electric Ami gets a promising launch in home market (VIDEO)

    PARIS, May 20 ― A week after a wholly new kind of launch without any advertising and 100 per cent of orders via the internet, the new electric Ami from Citroën, which in its...

  • CMCO: Perodua restarts nationwide operations in full

    4 months ago

    CMCO: Perodua restarts nationwide operations in full

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) has officially resumed operations at all 182 sales, 202 service and 68 body and paint outlets nationwide...

  • Dyson's failed EV finally unveiled after project scrapped in October

    4 months ago

    Dyson's failed EV finally unveiled after project scrapped in October

    LONDON, May 19 — This past weekend, The Times published an exclusive interview with James Dyson about Dyson's EV project and how much this failed Tesla competitor cost him and...

  • Are automakers about to win their battle with bird poop? (VIDEO)

    4 months ago

    Are automakers about to win their battle with bird poop? (VIDEO)

    NEW YORK, May 13 ― American manufacturer Ford is working intensively on automobile coatings that can overcome many different challenges, including corrosion caused by bird...

  • Aiways to launch with smart shock-resistant battery

    4 months ago

    Aiways to launch with smart shock-resistant battery

    LONDON, May 7 — Keen to draw attention to its official arrival in Europe later this year, Chinese automaker Aiways has presented a particularly innovative electric...

  • Proton is gradually restarting operations, but with these new procedures

    4 months ago

    Proton is gradually restarting operations, but with these new procedures

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — After Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced on Labour Day that several businesses are be allowed to open with set conditions during the...

  • As car dealerships reopen, how will they adapt post-quarantine?

    4 months ago

    As car dealerships reopen, how will they adapt post-quarantine?

    TOKYO, May 4 — With the end of lockdown on the horizon in many countries, automobile dealerships will soon be reopening their doors. But not under any conditions. Automaker...

  • Indian mechanic invents ‘social distancing’ motorbike

    4 months ago

    Indian mechanic invents ‘social distancing’ motorbike

    AGARTALA, May 2 — An Indian school drop-out has built a motorbike with a one-metre gap between the rider and the passenger to drive home the importance of social distancing in...

  • GM delays reveal of resurrected Hummer with all-electric power

    4 months ago

    GM delays reveal of resurrected Hummer with all-electric power

    NEW YORK, May 2 — The reveal of the new GMC-branded, all-electric Hummer, which was originally scheduled for May 20, has been delayed indefinitely. Back in January, GM told the...