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Nissan Teana in Malaysia: Into Troubled Waters?

2011-08-03T07:50:03.505-07:00

By Dr LongEdaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) may find its new model, the Nissan Teana wading through troubled waters deeper than the one you see above, come 4th April 2007 launch. At an asking price of RM230k (all inclusive on-the-road), it will take more than the superb VQ (near-2.4L) V6 engine to keep it afloat amongst the sea of competitors i.e. the Honda Accord plus the all-new Toyota Camry. Even



New Honda Civic Type-R Sedan!

2011-08-03T07:50:03.505-07:00

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced the release of the all-new Civic Type R, a pure sports edition of the Civic sedan, with further enhanced driving performance. The new Civic Type R will go on sale throughout Japan on Friday, 30th March 2007.This new Civic Type R was developed to make the driver feel at one with the car for the ultimate driving experience in all driving conditions, even for track



Formula One Testing: Sepang 2007

2011-08-03T07:50:03.506-07:00

By Dr LongIn the run up to Malaysian F1 GP slated for 6th, 7th and 8th April 2007, all F1 teams, except Spyker Ferrari, were witnessed testing at Malaysia’s Sepang F1 Circuit from 27th to 29th March 2007.On the 2nd day of testing, Ferrari clocked the fastest lap with none other than Kimi Raikkonen helming the scarlet red car in at 1:35.258. William’s Alexander Wurz was second fastest in 1:35.702



Shootout: Mercedes-Benz E200K vs E200K!

2011-08-03T07:50:03.506-07:00

By Dr LongAt one glance, nothing seemed to have drastically changed with the New Generation E200K. After all the basic body structure and metal sheets are retained. The Germans are also well known to preserve the ‘integrity’ of their pre-FL models in order to maintain their resale desirability and hence residual value.However, it is realized soon enough that the trademark Mercedes grille is more



BMW M5: To Dream or Not To Dream?

2011-08-03T07:50:03.506-07:00

By Peter LeeThe BMW M5 is a sports car for the family man. If you want to drive relaxingly it will accommodate you. It you fancy your heart beating faster, just step on the accelerator pedal. The torque build-up is so civilised and makes handling the car so much easier and less scary.If I have the money I would surely have one in my garage…but let’s get logical for a minute:1. The 4,999cc annual



New Mercedes-Benz S300L in Malaysia

2011-08-03T07:50:03.506-07:00

By Dr LongDaimlerChrysler Malaysia (DCM) is expected to launch a smaller engined S-Class (W221) very soon. Though locally-assembled in Pekan, Malaysia, it should be similar to the one launched in Singapore just last year. The new S300L will be an extended wheelbase version measuring over 5 metres in total length.It will be powered by the same all-aluminium M272 3.0L V6 engine found in the E280,



Driven: Exhilarating E60 BMW M5

2011-08-03T07:50:03.506-07:00

By Dr LongSitting there in a parking lot of Auto Bavaria (AB) Glenmarie, Malaysia, the Silverstone II metallic paint on this BMW shimmered in the morning sun. Looking unassuming like any other regular 5-series, its wide sculpted body was suspended on massive 19” ten-spoke M-alloys wrapped in 245/45 (front) and 285/40 (rear) Continentals. The definitive give away signs - but still subtle - are the



Coming Soon: All-New Honda Stream

2011-08-03T07:50:03.506-07:00

Expected soon from Honda Malaysia and following the launch of the 3rd generation CR-V will be the all-new Stream. Featuring a low-floor platform, the new Stream combines stylish compact exterior with a comfortable interior and powerful driving performance. With a low overall height of 1,545mm, the new Stream has a modern dynamic sporty wagon look. Into its second-generation, the Stream is a



First Drive: New 2007 Honda CR-V

2011-08-03T07:50:03.507-07:00

By Dr LongFirst visual impression didn’t come across as particularly striking for this 3rd generation Honda SUV. Could it be due of the over-distinctive and opinion-splitting 2nd layer grille seen up front? Driving it however was otherwise. On the road, it was pretty silent, both in ride and engine decibels - desirable for a vehicle of this price and stature. Its suspension has an appreciable



New 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011-08-03T07:50:03.507-07:00

By Dr Long Mercedes-Benz’s latest vehicle to undergo AMG transformation will be the recently premiered W204 C-Class. It will be named – rather expectedly – C63 AMG, a successor to the outgoing 2006 model of lower alpha-numerical order, the C55 AMG.The luxury automaker has been plonking its new AMG hand-made 6.3L V8 into every conceivable model of late. To date, DaimlerChrysler AG have for sale



New Porsche Cayenne: Momentum Launch

2011-08-03T07:50:03.507-07:00

A first time SUV for Porsche AG, the Cayenne has been a delightful success for the most profitable automaker in the world. More than 150,000 units have found affluent owners around the globe after rolling off the production line in Leipzig, Germany since 2002. The all-terrain sports car had indeed set many benchmarks for the segment and the second-generation model is expected to carry on the



All New Toyota VIOS launched in Bangkok

2011-08-03T07:50:03.507-07:00

Courtesy of Mr Peter Lee reporting from Bangkok, Thailand, these are the official pictures of this popular model replacement from Toyota.Prices start at RM50K equivalent in Thai baht to the top-spec G trim asking for around RM75K.In the royal kingdom however, life does not get cheaper even with the basic entry-level model, since all variants come with ABS standard. Options include leather seats,



Are century dash figures accurate?

2011-08-03T07:50:03.507-07:00

By Dr Long More often than not, almost all of us are taken in by performance figures claimed by manufacturers, be it in brochures, pamphlets, specs sheets, showroom display stands, auto mags, popular auto blogs and of course, in media advertisements. But how accurate and reliable are these numbers?We have tested a precision automotive timing device by Tesla Electronics Inc. called GTech Pro SS



New 2008 BMW M3

2011-08-03T07:50:03.507-07:00

By Dr LongThis is one highly anticipated E92-based variant from BMW, seeing that the newly-launched BMW 335i coupe is about as fast as the outgoing E46 M3. Without a doubt, this 2008 M3 will be even faster and all the more furious…naturally (pun intended)! Under the shapely and muscular hood is likely a 4.0L V-8 that punches out power figures in excess of 400bhp circa 8,000rpm. Century dash is



All New 2007 Toyota Vios

2011-08-03T07:50:03.508-07:00

For Wheels correspondent in Thailand, Mr. Peter Lee, has reported that the all new 3rd generation Toyota Vios will be officially unveiled in Bangkok next week.To be launched well ahead of the upcoming Bangkok International Motor Show 2007 (from March 30 – April 8, 2007), the new sub-compact sedan based on the Yaris, is actually a rebadged and tropicalised version of the JDM Toyota Belta.In a



New 2007 Porsche Cayenne in Malaysia

2011-08-03T07:50:03.508-07:00

By Dr LongSpotted at Porsche Centre Glenmarie in Malaysia recently, were the new 2007 model Porsche Cayenne, Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo parked in Auto Eurokars’ stockyard. The changes seen are quite subtle with no drastic changes made by Porsche. After all, the Cayenne has been a healthy profit-making model for the high performance automaker since its late 2002 debut. As such, the newer design



All New 2007 Honda CR-V

2011-08-03T07:50:03.508-07:00

By Dr Long Honda CR-V, the ‘car’ that started the SUV craze in Malaysia since 1995. With grey imports and reconditioned units selling like hot cakes in the 90’s - before then local distributor Kah Motor realized its mass-market appeal. A second generation soon followed in 2001, larger and much improved with K20A i-VTEC 2.0L engine. Based on the 7th gen Civic, it offered lots of space,



SLK55 AMG - A Merc to die for

2011-08-03T07:50:03.508-07:00

I couldn’t believe my eyes. What luck, standing in front of me, a roadster and not just any roadster. It was a Mercedes SLK. You may still say, so what, seen loads of them around. (Well loads maybe exaggerating a little here) I took a closer look at the badge and I immediately ask the owner, can I have a spin in it.You’re right, your eyes are not deceiving you and the badge has the engine in the



Spied: Mercedes-Benz W212 E-Class

2011-08-03T07:50:03.508-07:00

By Dr Long The successor to the current W211 E-Class isn't expected to make its official public appearance until the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Codenamed unsurprisingly - in an ascending numerical tag - as W212, right hand drive units are predicted to roll off production line only by early 2010. Yet, DaimlerChrysler AG has been caught busy with its development work of late.In trend with current



Saab 9-3 SportCombi 2.0 LPT Sport+

2011-08-03T07:50:03.508-07:00

By Dr Long SportCombi is Saab’s lingo for stationwagon or estate version. Launched in 2006 by Auto Eurokars in Malaysia, the 9-3 SportCombi is an athletic and sporty looking wagon.Somehow, this bootless version appeared sleeker than its sedan brethren, looking much like an extended hatchback, rather than a utilitarian estate.Notable features include an all aluminium hatch, passive rear-wheel



Nissan Livina Geniss in Malaysia

2011-08-03T07:50:03.508-07:00

By Dr LongTan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd. has briefed business/market analysts recently that it will introduce an MPV called Livina Geniss (apart from the Tiida hatch/sedan and the long overdue Cefiro-replacement) in 2007. Based on the first variant of its global platform, this mass-market people carrier has debuted at the Guangzhou International Motor Show in July 2006. The Livina Geniss is a



Brabus CLS B7 Test Drive

2011-08-03T07:50:03.509-07:00

By Dr LongMention the word coupe, a two-door sedan comes to mind. That is…until 2004 when DaimlerChrysler threw a spanner in the works by introducing a 4-door coupe in the form of Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Come to think of it, they had actually done this before – blurring the lines of distinction of a body form – when they tagged their C-Class hatchback a coupe!Well, so much for nomenclature.



W204 C-Class vs E90 3-series - Internal Views

2011-08-03T07:50:03.509-07:00

 Take your pick, post your comments here. ThanksPhotos courtesy of Auto Bild



W204 C-Class vs E90 3-series - External Views

2011-08-03T07:50:03.509-07:00

Take your pick...and post your comments here! :)Photos courtesy of Auto Bild



Mercedes-Benz All-New C-Class (W204) in Malaysia

2011-08-03T07:50:03.509-07:00

By Dr LongHaving just had its world premiere recently, it would be now commonly asked among the many Mercedes-Benz owners and fans alike: When will this new replacement model come to our shores?Sources close to DaimlerChrysler Malaysia (DCM) and Cycle & Carriage Bintang (CCB) have hinted towards a Q4 local launch, possibly as early as October 2007. Sales and deliveries are likely to begin in CKD



800 km of E90 325i

2011-08-03T07:50:03.509-07:00

N52B25 Engine BayEngine performance graphLast weekend, had some spare time on hand and decided, what the heck let’s take a short trip up north. I have always wanted to see how far I could stretch the 325i’s legs. Woke up at 6am, got ready and headed out. The air was still cool so off we went for a quick bite and headed for the highway.Before I start with my experience allow me to qualify an



Lexus GS300: An Alternate Review

2011-08-03T07:50:03.509-07:00

By Dr LongHandsome, albeit a little late to arrive in Malaysia, the GS300 might be one of the best luxury mid-size execs available. This rear-drive Lexus model may have an overall silhouette – and size - like the newly-launched Camry (or is it the other way around?), but it certainly didn’t drive like one. Aesthetically, the rear is definitely more athletic and muscular even, to a certain extent.



Lexus Center Experience

2011-08-03T07:50:03.510-07:00

Ok most of the time when it comes to review, we tend to focus only on the car itself, well this time I would like to rant a little about the showroom experience itself. So who am I going to talk about, it’s no other than the spanking new Lexus Center at Mutiara Damansara in Malaysia.So what is there to talk about, well we Malaysians have always been given the standard treatment (read as: we



Lexus GS300: An Uncle's Review.

2011-08-03T07:50:03.510-07:00

Last week, I had the opportunity to test drive the Lexus GS300, courtesy of Tariq of Lexus Malaysia.Before I continue to relate my experience of driving this mid-size luxury sedan, I must clarify a few principles I believe in when writing my personal comments on a car.Firstly, I will answer the question: "Is this a good car to drive?"Comments will include engine performance, comfort, handling



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2011-08-03T07:50:03.510-07:00

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Coming soon: Mazda CX-7

2011-08-03T07:50:03.510-07:00

Hot on the heels of Mazda3 and facelift Mazda6 launches by Cycle & Carriage Bintang Bhd (CCB) would be the introduction of the CX-7. Last showcased at the KL International Motor Show in 2006, this new SUV is expected sometime in July/August 2007, to be fully imported from Japan.Sporting Mazda’s Zoom Zoom design philosophy, the frontal visage reminisce the sporty RX-8 especially at the headlights



First Drive Impression: Flagship Lexus LS460L

2011-08-03T07:50:03.510-07:00

The spanking new Lexus showroom is indeed a 5-star hotel parading as a car showroom.Customer service is impeccable with fine mannerism, courtesy and attentive service ruling the day.Here is my brief impression with the LS460L because there was a long wait-list for the GS300 tester.This luxury limousine is full of sheer presence, measuring at 5.15m in length, with an extended 3,090mm wheelbase.



Porsche World Roadshow - part 2

2011-08-03T07:50:03.510-07:00

All in all, the Boxster, Boxster S, Cayman, Cayman S, Carrera, Carrera S, Carrera 4S, Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, 911 Targa 4S and new 911 Turbo were tested during PWRS 2007.Specifications:New 911 Turbo (997)Engine: Flat-6 cylinders, rear-mounted, 3,600ccMax power: 480bhp @ 6,000 rpmMax torque: 620NmTransmission: 5-speed Tiptronic S, 4WD0 – 100km/h: 3.7 secsTop speed: 310 km/h911 Carrera



Fasten Your Seat Belts, It's the Porsche World Roadshow 2007 - part 1

2011-08-03T07:50:03.510-07:00

PORSCHE…A seven-letter word synonymous with high performance sports cars. From the iconic 911 to its latest Cayman S, this German automotive company has inspired – as well as fulfilled - many dreams and aspirations since 1948, all around the globe.The Porsche World Roadshow was last held at Sepang in 2003 and now 4 years later, I had booked a ‘privilege’ seat to sample the variety of Porsches up



Civic Duty

2011-08-03T07:50:03.511-07:00

Had the opportunity to test both cars back-to-back recently, courtesy of a major English daily.Anyway, it was a mixed experience. Because beauty may be just skin deep for both these 8th gen Civics...Having tested just the 1.8iVTEC during launch, I was naturally gunning for the 2.0S drive out of town. Well, it did drive very well. The K20A performed as expected of a Honda N/A modern engine with



Audi A4 TFSI - To Quattro or Not to Quattro?

2011-08-03T07:50:03.511-07:00

Normally two-wheel drive cars, either FWD or RWD, have accelerative forces handled by just two wheels. Apart from this forward driving force, these pair of wheels also has to tackle cornering and braking forces. As such, it’s easy to see that all these forces can easily overwhelm its grip limit, especially at high speed around corners while accelerating away. All-wheel-drive system like Audi’s



GM wants money from Nissan, Renault

2011-08-03T07:50:03.511-07:00

The latest round of reports coming out of the Nissan-Renault-GM talks are quite sensational. Although there have been hints that Ford is on Carlos Ghosn's speed dial should things go sour with GM, according to the latest newsletter from the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) General Motors is going to tell Nissan and Renault today that their proposed deal looks good.



Nissan Moon city-car concept

2011-08-03T07:50:03.511-07:00

Designer Robert Hoffmann drew up this Nissan concept for an auto magazine. The futuristic conveyance is not intended for production, but it's an interesting exercise just the same. The oversized rear wheels are slanted inward, and move backward for highway cruising, optimizing space when retracted for city driving and enhancing stability in conjunction with a deployable rear wing at higher



BREAKING NEWS: Kerkorian may buy up more of GM

2011-08-03T07:50:03.511-07:00

Kirk Kerkorian may buy up to 12 million additional shares of GM stock, according to Automotive News. The billionaire investor would need approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission for the deal because it would send his company, Tracinda Corporation, well over 10 percent ownership of GM common stock. The move supports GM's potential alliance with Renault/Nissan, a merger that



Nissan to unveil '07 Altima Hybrid one week from today

2011-08-03T07:50:03.511-07:00

While the news this week will be dominated by the goings-on in Paris, Nissan is getting ready to make a spash of its own exactly one week from today.At the Orange County Auto Show, Nissan will officially pull the wraps off the 2007 Altima Hybrid. The car is the first gasoline-electric hybrid for the automaker, and it will be greeted in the marketplace by competitors from Toyota (whose hybrid



GM and Renault/Nissan come back into the forefront, continuing talks

2011-08-03T07:50:03.512-07:00

There's been a lot of buzz in the air distracting us from the proposed alliance between General Motors and Renault/Nissan, including talk about a GM alliance with Ford, purported "lukewarm feelings" within the ranks at GM about becoming aligned with the French-Japanese powerhouse, and even GM looking for cash as part of the deal. Not to worry. GM and Renault/Nissan have clambered back up to



3-year-old buys Nissan Figaro on eBay

2011-08-03T07:50:03.512-07:00

Jack Neal sat in front of his computer, smiling at the car he had just purchased on eBay. £8,999.99 (approximately $17,000) was a fairly good price for the much loved Nissan Figaro. Even if it was a bit "Hello Kitty" in shocking pink. So what if the Figaro is just a rebodied 10-year-old Micra, Jack used the "Buy it now" link to complete the purchase and was the winning bidder. But Jack is only



Paris Motor Show: SHIFT_convention - the Nissan Qashqai

2011-08-03T07:50:03.512-07:00

Nissan debuted the Ford Focus-sized Qashqai (say Kash-kai) crossover in Paris on Thursday, and our man on the spot, John Neff, was as impressed with Nissan's new softroader as he was underwhelmed with Mitsubishi's new Pajero. (Although we have to admit, you're not likely to see a Qashqai dominate the Dakar rally.)The Qashqai was designed virtually from the ground up by Nissan Europe, and it



Sams Auto Trade - TV

2011-08-03T07:50:03.512-07:00

Hello Everyone,Did you see the new TV at our India wide Automobile home page, Watch it and enjoy our new TV. Very soon you will see other advertisements coming here as well.Evolving everyday.Visit autosalesindia.com to see the new SAT - TV.



Official launch

2011-08-03T07:50:03.512-07:00

Press Note27 June 2006Official launch of CarSalesIndia.com by Sams Auto Trade Ltd (UK)Sams Auto Trade Ltd a UK based Automobile company officially launched India’s No 1 automobile portal CarSalesIndia.com. CarSalesIndia.com is a compelling and intelligent web portal that provides services to the growing automobile market in India.In a very special launch ceremony here in the Le Royal Meridian, Mr



Nissan Skyline GT-R

2011-08-03T07:50:03.512-07:00

The Nissan Skyline GT-R is an iconic Japanese sports coupe in the Nissan Skyline range. Dubbed "Godzilla" by Wheels magazine in Australia when released there in 1989, it was rated by many motoring magazines, including the well-respected Wheels, as providing performance and handling equal or superior to that of European icons like the Porsche 911 and the Ferrari 360 Modena, at a considerably lower



Car Insurance In India? Is it a painful process?

2011-08-03T07:50:03.512-07:00

With the beginning of privatisation in India, The government decided to let global companies enter the market to serve the huge indian population with services that are upto global standards. This paved way for global insurance companies to operate in India, but certainly with a lot of restrictions.Today there are big names out in the market that do Insurance for you and the service they offer



CarSalesIndia.com Launch Car Pool Feature for India

2012-06-11T03:51:52.289-07:00

CarSalesIndia.com one of Indias leading online car portals have launched Car Pool feature for India. Speaking about it the Chairman and Founder Mr Samuel Jeyakumar said, "This gives us an oppurtunity to show our concerns over the growing global warming issue. This way we provide an oppurtunity to all Indians to take some responsibility and where possible make their contribution to save our



CarSalesIndia.com - A leading Online Service Provider in the Automobile Segment Sets its Foot in India

2012-06-11T03:52:39.164-07:00

CarSalesIndia.com, an Internet based marketing and advertising auto portal for used cars, is setting a global trend in the Indian used car market. CarSalesIndia.com visually exhibits used cars online and it reaches several million Internet users instantly at a very low cost. CarSalesIndia.com also tracks potential customers and provides customer leads. The portal offers a platform for sellers



Is India going all automobile now?

2011-08-03T07:50:03.513-07:00

Since 1990's India seems to be moving fast on the wheels, ever since the Maruti and Suzuki decided to deliver an Indian dream machine (yes, you guessed it right, i mean the 800), there have been more and more cars on our roads. Is it getting anywhere, Ah, yes, Today almost every auto giant is on-board the Indian market to take a piece of their share.BTW, where is Amby now?