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Monday, November 4, 2013

Kia Picanto

Kia has announced the price for the all new Picanto starting from RM54,888-RM59,888 (OTR with insurance). Two variants available 1.2L MT and 1.2L AT. 6 colors can be chosen such as Alice Blue,Lemon Grass, Signal Red, Galaxy black, Bright Silver dan Clear White. For the safety all new Picanto has 6 airbags (Dual Front,Side and Curtain Airbags), ISOFIX, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock and Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock for all variants. Powered by KAPPA 1.2 MPI CVVT engine with 4 wheels dics brakes. front suspension using McPherson Struts and stabilizer and Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) for rear suspension.




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Safety
 KIA - The Power To Suprise

Volkswagen Polo Sedan CKD 2014

Volkswagen Polo Sedan CKD has been launch at price tag RM85,888, OTR without insurance. RM14,000 lower than the CBU version. CKD version get upgrade such as RCD 320 sound system, 'climatronic' automatic air conditioning system, rear air-conditioning vent and adjustable front centre armrest with strorage box. Powertrain and drivetrain are remain unchange as the CBU version.


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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Proton PREVE LE - RM79,688

 Proton PREVE Limited Editions has been launch for only 100 units and only solid white color available at RM79,688 OTR. The new features for this version are 6 airbags, leather seats, 17-inch R3 alloy wheels and full R3 bodykits. With 2 extra curtain airbags, the PREVE LE received the maximum safety rating of 5-Star from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Coming Soon - Perodua Alza SE

Picture from Perodua facebook. The SE version get new bodykits and rims. 
Estimate price from RM69500.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Coming Soon - Hyundai Veloster Turbo

DESIGN
Much has been made of the two doors one side, one door the other design. Suffice to say it's a talking point and one that guarantees the car a place in motoring history. In practice, the concept works just fine and after the first few days, you probably won't even notice anymore. The car itself is a knockout from any angle.
But dare we say the rear is a bit busy and could do with some simplification? The dash and interior trim could also do with some dressing up. Some sporty garnishes wouldn't go astray and the removal in this model of the contrasting silver trim has unfortunately created a dash that is drab and devoid of colour.
SAFETY
Five stars. Hyundai is not interested in bringing any car here that doesn't achieve a full five-star safety rating and has been proactive in making sure they make the grade. Gets six airbags and a full complement of safety systems, including electronic traction and stability control.
TECHNOLOGY
The 1.6-litre twin scroll turbo delivers 150kW of power and 265Nm of torque, compared with the standard model's 103kW/166Nm. It's the same engine, featuring 16 valves and the latest gasoline direct injection technology but the turbo version operates at a lower compression.
That's 46 per cent more power and 60 per cent more torque. The Turbo produces its torque much lower in the rev range too from 1750 revs compared to 4850 for the standard car. To be clear, the turbo's auto is a traditional slush box unlike the standard Veloster and Veloster Plus that gets a dual clutch system (DCT).
As yet the faster changing DCT can't cope with the extra torque of the turbo, but they're working on it. Fuel economy is a claimed 6.8 litres/100km for the manual (we got 8.5) and 7.6 litres/100km for the auto (we got 8.0).
DRIVING
We had the opportunity to drive the auto and manual back to back. The manual is a sweet thing, with a slick, surprisingly mature gear change that falls easily to hand. But the Turbo is not quite a hot hatch, with times in the high 6s for the auto and low 7s for the manual.
In fact, you could argue that it's not really a hatch at all but you get the picture. Nevertheless it provides plenty of performance and more importantly is a ball of fun to drive. If you're a city driver, you're going to be more interested in the 6-speed auto which includes paddle shifts. It's not bad but falls short of the snappy, intuitive change that the new Cruze delivers with its second generation auto.
VERDICT
Like it. Like it a lot. There's still room for improvement and it will be interesting to see where Hyundai takes this car but in the meantime there's no reason to hold back on buying one.








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