Suzuki SX4 Sport Crossover facelift

Subang Jaya, 31 July 2012 – Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn Bhd (SMA) today announced that the latest SX4 Sport Crossover now comes with new improved features. Since its introduction in 2007, the SX4 Sport Crossover has proven itself to be the best-selling sport crossover model in Malaysia and is a very popular choice among young professionals. Therefore, SMA is confident that the improved features will add more value, dynamism and substantiality to an internationally-acclaimed car that’s already renowned for its fun driving performance and exuberant styling with new front bumper, newly designed front grille with chrome effect and new 16” alloy wheels.

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Continental makes successful entry into new market segment with turbocharger for Ford

Regensburg, 26 July 2012 – With the new turbocharger for gasoline engines, Continental has successfully expanded its product portfolio – as proven by the extremely positive response to the award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine from Ford. In its first full month of sales, this highly efficient three-cylinder engine – which has been available in the Ford Focus since April – was ordered by almost a quarter of Ford Focus buyers in Europe, with this figure even reaching almost 30% in Germany and Great Britain. And the engine received the highest accolade at this year’s International Engine of the Year Awards. The jury comprising 76 motoring journalists from 35 countries voted the new Ford engine “International Engine of the Year 2012″, awarding it the highest ever score in this prestigious competition’s 13-year history. The experts also awarded this innovative three-cylinder engine first prize in the categories “Best New Engine” and “Best Engine Under 1.0 Liter”. This competition rewards the level of innovation in new engine developments and technology as well as aspects such as drivability, performance, economy and smooth running characteristics.
   
“We would like to congratulate Ford on this impressive achievement and we are of course delighted that our turbocharger with its completely new design has made such an important contribution”, said Udo Schwerdel, Head of Continental’s turbocharger product line. “Thanks to this highly cooperative and successful collaboration with Ford, we have designed a turbocharger that meets the technical challenges posed by small, downsized engines.” For the Ford Focus, the innovative 1-liter engine is available with two different power outputs (74 kW and 92 kW). From the fall onward, it will also be available in the new Ford B-MAX MPV. This year will also see its introduction in the Ford C-MAX/Grand C-MAX range.

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Teams prove victorious with Michelin’s fuel efficient tyres

Kuala Lumpur, 25 July 2012 – Michelin equipped 14 of 24 winning teams to the top two spots in each respective category of the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2012 concluded in Malaysia on 7th of July. This shows that choosing the right tyre defines the team that will be on the winning list. Michelin is one of the partners for Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2012, a competition that promotes sustainable mobility solutions to meet future energy demands. In this competition, participants are given the choice to pick one of the three types of tyres offered to help them build and drive the most fuel-efficient vehicle possible. Some 124 participating teams from 18 countries who took part in the Shell Eco-marathon Asia at the Sepang Formula 1 track. They discovered the importance of a “total package” required in their quest to become the most eco-friendly performer.

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Locally assembled Honda hybrid models soon

Malacca, 19 July 2012 – Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd today announced that it would be producing hybrid vehicles locally. The announcement was made by Hiroshi Kobayashi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd. at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of its No. 2 Line at Honda’s Pegoh Plant in Alor Gajah, Malacca. When the first hybrid rolls out of its plant later this year, Honda will become the first non-national automotive manufacturer in Malaysia to locally produce hybrid vehicles. Currently, Honda produces its hybrid vehicles only in Japan and the US.

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Mercedes-Benz Malaysia unveils new B and M-Class

Kuala Lumpur, 17 July 2012 -  The latest generation Mercedes-Benz B and M-Class now available in Malaysia heralds the introduction of a new compact class sports tourer and best selling premium SUV respectively with loads of features to inspire and pamper the most discerning of motoring aficionados.

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Fuelwatch Challenge 2012 Champion is Roslan

Kuala Lumpur, 16 July 2012 – Asia Pacific’s biggest competition for truckers, the Fuelwatch Challenge 2012, ended in a grand finale and gala dinner in Volvo’s Shah Alam premises on Saturday, 14 July. Roslan, the champion trucker will now get the opportunity to compete with some of the best truckers in the world in the Fuelwatch Finale in Australia in November.

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New NV200 van variant

Kuala Lumpur, 16 July 2012 – Following the introduction of the Nissan NV200 Panel Van in February this year, an additional variant has now been included to the range by Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM).

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Mazda’s spanking new showroom

Glenmarie, 13 July 2012 – In line with its growing strength and its commitment to the Malaysian market, Mazda has unveiled its spanking new and impressive showroom and corporate headquarters – the very latest 3S centre boasting state-of-the-art facilities and design.

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The highly anticipated all-new Civic launched

Serdang, 12 July 2012 – Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (“Honda Malaysia” or the “Company”) today officially launched the much-awaited 9th Generation Civic to further strengthen its presence in the market.

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