The all-electric I-Pace is easily the most impressive Jaguar to surface in the last few decades; 90kWh battery capacity, 480km range per full charge (based on the more realistic WLTP cycle), 400hp/696Nm, AWD and 0-100km/h in 4.8s. And it looks wicked. Tesla, you have competition. #Jaguar #ipaceThe future of driving is here. In this episode we dive into the glorious detail of our first all-electric performance SUV, Jaguar I-PACE. 0- 100km/h in 4.8s,... ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like Proton’s first ever SUV, which is based on the Geely Boyue, will launch either in September or October this year. Proton CEO Dr. Li Chunrong stated this during a press conference after launching the first upgraded 4S dealership bearing a new corporate identity. Dr. Li also revealed that the Boyue will initially be offered as a fully imported CBU and thereafter as a locally assembled CKD in 2019, and that the process of converting the Boyue to right-hand drive requires 18 months with hundreds of Geely and Proton engineers working alongside each other.
Apart from sporting a new cool hue, the facilities in the 4S dealership (run by Setia Gemilang Auto) have been upgraded and it now displays a total of 11 new cars and seats no less than 30 waiting customers. This is on top of having a 50-bay parking within the compound, 14 hoists as well as in-house body and paint service. To experience Proton in a different light, you may head to: goo.gl/fd6vAD. #Proton #Geely #Boyue ... See MoreSee Less
While it may be a generation late, Audi finally has a BMW X6 contender in the shape of the all-new Q8. Whether the world needs another large (and heavy) SUV with a sloping roofline and frameless doors is another question altogether. Audi certainly thinks so. At the very least, the Q8 will help amortise the cost of Volkswagen Group's MLB Evo platform which had already spawn the Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and VW's own Touareg.
It's hard to imagine the footprint of the Q8 without it being photographed next to a contemporary, but if a BMW X6 were to suddenly appear, their respective external dimensions would be within tens of millimeters of each other. On the inside, Audi claims class-leading interior space (it'll seat five) and the most cutting-edge of touch-responsive infotainment systems. Powertrain choices are expected to mimic what's offered on the Q7 but the Q8 will incorporate a 48-volt mild hybrid system with belt-driven alternator motor that's good for short bursts of electric propulsion and some fuel savings.
Quattro AWD is standard with adaptive air suspension and all-wheel steering available as options, there's even a ground clearance of up to 254mm to burnish the Q8's off-road credentials. Of course, there's the new face (of the Q range) showing a chunky single-frame octagonal grille with six vertical slats. We think it looks bold (for Audi's standards) and sufficiently differentiated than before, but only time will tell whether the design is gold. The Q8 will debut in Europe by the third quarter of 2018. #AudiQ8 ... See MoreSee Less
Last year, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) identified a subset of high risk Takata 'alpha airbags' that were installed in cars sold in Australia between 2001 and 2004. The ACCC believes that this subset of 'alpha airbags' pose the most severe risk of injury or death when deployed. Since it's an industry practice for Australia and main right-hand drive ASEAN markets to share common parts suppliers and vendors, the seven deaths reported in Malaysia thus far are likely to be linked to these 'alpha airbags'. If you're driving any of the models listed in the article or know someone who is in the possession of these vehicles, it's best to refrain from driving them until they are checked. #Takata ... See MoreSee Less
In the post GE14 euphoria, it's easy to forget that many Malaysians, particularly children, still have no access to daily amenities many of us take for granted. To play our part in making a difference to underprivileged children of seven charitable organisations -- The Kalsom Movement, Yayasan Chow Kit, Majlis Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Malaysia, Project T.R.Y (Transforming Rural Youth, Sabah), Pertubuhan Ibu Bapa Kanak-Kanak Keperluan Istimewa Sarawak, Montfort Youth Training Centre, and HAUS (Sarawak) -- you may fuel up with Shell and use your Mastercard over the duration of the on-going Shell Raya Charity Campaign 2018.
Here's how you do it; on 19th May, 26th May, 2nd June and from 9th till 14th June 2018, Shell will donate one cent (RM0.01) for every litre of fuel pumped at all stations nationwide, with an additional cent contributed by Mastercard for payments utilising Mastercard credit cards. Proceeds collected will be used to fund educational programmes, and the renovation and upgrade of facilities of said charities. According to Shell, more than 5,200 underprivileged children have benefited from this initiative since 2015. #Shell ... See MoreSee Less
Whichever way you count them, the math does add up for the new Nissan Serena. Starting at RM135,500, the Highway Star variant may be RM2,500 more than the previous base model but it now comes with six airbags as standard, 'hands free' powered side doors with foot sensor, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, captain's chairs on the second row (total seat count is seven), sliding third row with added convenience, split tailgate, around view monitor, moving object detection, among others. Add RM12,000 more for the premium variant and you'll get extras including 16-inch alloys, leather seating, roof mounted monitor, drive recorder, V-Kool tinting and a two-tone exterior colour scheme. Watch this video for better illustration: goo.gl/nZYjxC #NissanSerena ... See MoreSee Less
Dr. Wolfgang Porsche is the chairman of the Porsche AG Supervisory Board. On his 75th birthday (10th May), the good doctor named five of his favourite Porsches from his personal collection. #porscheToday is a special day: The 75th birthday of Dr. Wolfgang Porsche. We are honored to present you today a highlight of the Top 5 Series. In this documentary w... ... See MoreSee Less
Positioned between the Phantom and the Ghost, one would have expected a more ethereal-sounding name for the first ever SUV from Roll Royce, instead, they chose to bequeath it the name of the largest rough diamond ever found on earth, besides, 'vampire' or 'dracula' just doesn't sound as dignified. The Cullinan SUV weighs nearly 2.7 tonnes and is powered by a 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 with 571hp and 850Nm. Four-wheel steering, all-wheel drive (first Roller to feature this) and air suspension are standard because the massive potholes and steep inclines along Jalan Maarof are not to be taken lightly. Otherwise watch this 15-minute reveal video to find out how the Cullinan fares in the wild. #RollsRoyceCullinan ... See MoreSee Less
With the commissioning of two more charging stations at Desa ParkCity (The Waterfront), Mercedes-Benz Malaysia now offers a total of 11 EQ-branded charging wall-boxes for the convenience of plug-in owners across Klang Valley. Do note that the charging is complimentary, but the parking isn't. And if you do utilise the facilities, please show due consideration to other plug-in owners by not hogging the spots. #switchtoEQ ... See MoreSee Less