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  • New car subscription service starts trial in Malaysia, plans from RM999 per month

    3 weeks ago

    New car subscription service starts trial in Malaysia, plans from RM999 per month

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — Owning a car is a huge commitment. Usually, you’ll have to place a down payment and sign for a long-term car loan. What if car ownership can be as easy...

  • Kia hints at interior design of all-new small SUV

    3 weeks ago

    Kia hints at interior design of all-new small SUV

    SEOUL, May 24 — Just days after putting out the first sketches of the exterior of its upcoming small SUV, South-Korean automaker Kia has followed up by unveiling the interior....

  • Audi officially details hybrid Q5 after Geneva Motor Show sneak peek

    3 weeks ago

    Audi officially details hybrid Q5 after Geneva Motor Show sneak peek

    GENEVA, May 23 ― Audi has revealed the specs of the plug-in rendition of the Q5 SUV, the first of four hybrid models that will electrify the company's current lineup. At the...

  • General Motors presents all-new digital vehicle platform

    3 weeks ago

    General Motors presents all-new digital vehicle platform

    DETROIT, May 22 — To prepare for the technological future of the automotive industry, General Motors has launched its new digital vehicle platform designed for the...

  • Painter transforms BMW i8 into artistic experiment flaunting a myriad of colours

    3 weeks ago

    Painter transforms BMW i8 into artistic experiment flaunting a myriad of colours

    BERLIN, May 22 — As an art study in form and colour, German painter and sculptor Thomas Scheibitz independently redesigned his close friend’s BMW i8 into a vibrantly...

  • You can now pre-order Honda's first 100pc electric urban car

    3 weeks ago

    You can now pre-order Honda's first 100pc electric urban car

    GENEVA, May 22 — Honda has announced that its very-first 100%-electric production model is now available for pre-order in advance of its late-2019 launch. A prototype of the...

  • Mercedes-Benz launches X-Classes Element Edition pickup in the UK

    4 weeks ago

    Mercedes-Benz launches X-Classes Element Edition pickup in the UK

    LONDON, May 21 ― Yesterday, Mercedes-Benz announced the launch of a limited-edition Element trim for its turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine-equipped X-Class Progressive...

  • Usain Bolt unveils the Nano, a tiny electric urban car (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Usain Bolt unveils the Nano, a tiny electric urban car (VIDEO)

    PARIS, May 17 — Following his announcement of the Parisian launch of his for-hire electric scooter, Usain Bolt took to the stage at Viva Technology 2019 in Paris to reveal a...

  • McLaren unveils lightweight 2020 GT with supercar performance

    1 month ago

    McLaren unveils lightweight 2020 GT with supercar performance

    NEW YORK, May 17 — After a month of teasing, McLaren finally unveiled the brand new and incredibly luxurious Grand Touring, bringing both supercar performance and...

  • On the radar: Nissan stays cool on lidar tech, siding with Tesla

    1 month ago

    On the radar: Nissan stays cool on lidar tech, siding with Tesla

    YOKOHAMA, May 16 — Nissan Motor Co Ltd said today it would, for now, stick to self-driving technology which uses radar sensors and cameras, avoiding lidar or light-based sensors...

  • Honda researching ways to upcycle used EV batteries

    1 month ago

    Honda researching ways to upcycle used EV batteries

    TOKYO, May 16 — As battery electric vehicles are growing in popularity among automotive manufacturers as a result of increasingly stringent emissions standards, companies are...

  • Flying cars mooted for Paris’ public transport network

    1 month ago

    Flying cars mooted for Paris’ public transport network

    PARIS, May 16 — European aerospace giant Airbus and Paris underground operator RATP will study the viability of adding flying vehicles to the city’s urban transport network,...

  • Man in Germany steals US$2m Ferrari on test drive

    1 month ago

    Man in Germany steals US$2m Ferrari on test drive

    BERLIN, May 16 — German police launched a search yesterday for a man who during a test drive of a vintage Ferrari worth over €2 million (RM9.35 million) sped off with the...

  • Mini John Cooper Works Clubman, Countryman get performance upgrades (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Mini John Cooper Works Clubman, Countryman get performance upgrades (VIDEO)

    MUNICH, May 16 — Mini has unveiled the latest versions of the Clubman and Countryman featuring more horsepower and more torque than before. Mini announced this week that the...

  • Audi unveils sportier, more connected A4 refresh

    1 month ago

    Audi unveils sportier, more connected A4 refresh

    MUNICH, May 15 — The brand’s bestseller, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, has been refreshed, notably gaining a new stylistic identity and an innovative...

  • Driverless electric truck starts deliveries on Swedish public road

    1 month ago

    Driverless electric truck starts deliveries on Swedish public road

    JONKOPING (Sweden), May 15 — Resembling the helmet of a Star Wars stormtrooper, a driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road in Sweden today, in...

  • Uber helps passengers politely request a silent ride

    1 month ago

    Uber helps passengers politely request a silent ride

    LOS ANGELES, May 15 — A handful of new features have rolled out for Uber Black and Uber Black SUV in the US, allowing riders to not only customise the in-vehicle experience but...

  • Volvo’s electric plans charge ahead with battery deal

    1 month ago

    Volvo’s electric plans charge ahead with battery deal

    STOCKHOLM, May 15 — Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars, owned by China’s Geely, said today it had signed long-term agreements with CATL and LG Chem to supply lithium...

  • A unique Porsche Type 64 going under the hammer in August

    1 month ago

    A unique Porsche Type 64 going under the hammer in August

    NEW YORK, May 15 — The prestigious Sotheby’s auction house is selling an exceptional Porsche Type 64 — the forebearer of all the German brand’s legendary sports cars —...

  • Kia teases upcoming compact SUV in sketches

    1 month ago

    Kia teases upcoming compact SUV in sketches

    SEOUL, May 15 — South-Korean automaker Kia has shared the first design sketches of its upcoming compact SUV, the production model of its SP Signature concept presented at the...

  • Citroen's autonomous, electric extended mobility concept to premiere at Viva Technology in Paris

    1 month ago

    Citroen's autonomous, electric extended mobility concept to premiere at Viva Technology in Paris

    PARIS, May 14 — Citroën is due to present its 19_19 Concept in a world premiere at the Viva Technology event, held May 16-18, 2019, in Paris. While marking the brand’s 100th...

  • Toyota Supra returns to US after 21 years for 2020 model year

    1 month ago

    Toyota Supra returns to US after 21 years for 2020 model year

    NEW YORK, May 16 — After a two-decade long hiatus, the Toyota Supra will officially be making a comeback this July. After 40 years and four generations since the very first...

  • Mercedes want to abandon combustion engines by 2039

    1 month ago

    Mercedes want to abandon combustion engines by 2039

    BERLIN, May 14 — German giant Mercedes-Benz said yesterday it wants to stop selling traditional combustion engine cars by 2039 and plans for its new vehicles sold worldwide by...

  • Range Rover launches special edition Land Rover just for astronauts (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Range Rover launches special edition Land Rover just for astronauts (VIDEO)

    LONDON, May 10 — Virgin Galactic partner Range Rover has revealed the Range Rover Astronaut Edition — a special edition model exclusively available to those who are...

  • Fiat reveals that Fifi is the most popular name for the Fiat 500

    1 month ago

    Fiat reveals that Fifi is the most popular name for the Fiat 500

    LONDON, May 10 — In honour of the reveal of the Royal Baby name, Fiat has announced the five most popular names for the Fiat 500 based on personalised name sticker orders:...

  • Volkswagen opens pre-booking for first production ID model

    1 month ago

    Volkswagen opens pre-booking for first production ID model

    NEW YORK, May 10 — Volkswagen has announced that customers can pre-book the upcoming and still-veiled fully-electric ID.3 hatchback, the first production model in the ID series....

  • Dyson driving towards all-terrain electric car

    1 month ago

    Dyson driving towards all-terrain electric car

    LONDON, May 9 — James Dyson, famed for his vacuum cleaners, hinted today that his electric car would be more energy efficient than rivals — and with “very large wheels”...

  • Skoda teases new Superb with design sketch image

    1 month ago

    Skoda teases new Superb with design sketch image

    PRAGUE, May 8 — Just days ahead of its official unveiling at the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia, Skoda has teased a design sketch of its...

  • Porsche puts 911 Speedster into production as 1,948-unit limited edition (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Porsche puts 911 Speedster into production as 1,948-unit limited edition (VIDEO)

    NEW YORK, May 7 — Unveiled just a few weeks ago at the New York Auto Show 2019, the new Porsche 911 Speedster has gone into production as a limited-edition model. This model is...

  • Hyundai unveils 2020 Ioniq lineup with increased electric power (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Hyundai unveils 2020 Ioniq lineup with increased electric power (VIDEO)

    SEOUL, May 7 — Late last week, Hyundai announced that the Ioniq electric lineup has received a mid-cycle refresh. In 2016, Hyundai launched the Ioniq, a model with three...

  • BMW teases 8 Series Gran Coupe ahead of September debut

    1 month ago

    BMW teases 8 Series Gran Coupe ahead of September debut

    MUNICH, May 7 — On Friday, BMW teased an image of the latest model to join the 8 Series: the 8 Series Gran Coupe. Right now, BMW's 8 Series comprises the 8 Coupe and 8...

  • 2020 Camaro SS takes design cues from stylised 2019 Shock yellow show car

    1 month ago

    2020 Camaro SS takes design cues from stylised 2019 Shock yellow show car

    DETROIT, May 4 — After the 2019 Camero SS’s bumper received a series of mixed reviews, the 2020 model swapped it out for that from the restyled Camaro Shock yellow concept...

  • Porsche unveils the restored 917-001 car (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Porsche unveils the restored 917-001 car (VIDEO)

    STUTTGART, May 3 — To celebrate the 50th birthday of the 917, Porsche has restored the 917-001, first unveiled on March 12, 1969 at the Geneva International Motor Show...