If you have somehow managed to miss all the frenetic action of 2019 Formula E season where there have been eight different winners over the eight races held so far, and F1 isn't your thing, then tune in this weekend to the Monaco E-Prix (www.fiaformulae.com/).
The added bonus for this race is that you'll get to see a new safety car, a factory modified BMW i8 Roadster, replacing the i8 coupe before this. Apart from being optimised for track use, this roadster has had the majority of its front widescreen lopped off, so the all-important light bar is now mounted aft of the FIA-approved roll-over hoops, propped higher than the motorsport-grade rear spoiler. There's a lot to unpack visually, we think it looks pretty radical, let's hope the weather proofing been sorted in the interior. #BMW #i8 #FormulaE #SafetyCar ... See MoreSee Less
The Yaris has had a couple of false starts in Malaysia, dating back to 2006. Somehow, Toyota’s B-hatch never quite managed the kind of sales volumes put up by the likes of the Honda Jazz and Suzuki Swift. So you’ve got to give credit to UMW Toyota for keeping the faith, but not only that, the Yaris is now locally assembled (previously CBU only) at the new Bukit Raja plant alongside the Vios, and is every bit as competitively priced as the segment-leading Honda Jazz, starting from RM70,888 to RM83,888, spread over three variants.
Mechanically, the Yaris is a near twin to the Vios saloon as both are based on the same platform, powered by the same powertrain – a 107hp/140Nm 1.5-litre four cylinder mated to a CVT with seven virtual ratios – as well as sharing key features, including seven airbags and electronic stability control as standard across all variants, with the G and E grades getting blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert. The Yaris is already at all Toyota showrooms, you can also check it out at the season 2 finale of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival happening at the Sepang circuit over the weekend. #Toyota #Yaris #UMW ... See MoreSee Less
Well, can’t fault Hyundai Sime Darby for not trying, but the Elantra Sport – the most bang-for-buck 204hp sports sedan money can buy but wholly underappreciated – is history now, and that’s a shame. What we have left after the Elantra’s mid-life facelift is a single variant – the 2.0-litre Executive.
While the AD-generation Elantra wasn’t exactly unattractive, Hyundai has given it an entirely new look that reflects Hyundai’s new design language that’s all about sharp angles and surfaces with an edge. It’s bold for a facelift, we’ll give them that. Too bad the cabin didn’t follow the way of the exterior apart from some trim updates.
For RM109,888, you’ll get a 152hp/192Nm naturally aspirated four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic, along with standard equipment that includes 17-inch alloys, reversing camera, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, six airbags with electronic stability control and leather upholstery, though air-cons controls are of the manual variety. #Hyundai #Elantra ... See MoreSee Less
It looks like a Toyota Alphard, probably sounds like one too, but it's a Lexus, more precisely, the LM. And why not, we can't think of a better one-upmanship when arriving for gangland ceasefire talks. Who needs tattoos when you can have this? #Lexus #LM #Shanghaimotorshow2019 ... See MoreSee Less
The Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB looks every bit the finished product on the show floor. Decision to offer a traditional upright SUV (that can seat seven) may prove to be a masterstroke as it'll appeal to potential customers with a different set of requirements, clearly separated from the sportier, lower slung GLA. #MercedesBenz #GLB #Shanghaimotorshow2019 ... See MoreSee Less