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Because the cab and cargo bed of a truck arent prominent visual differentiators, how a pick-up looks from the front matters a lot. The heavily-facelifted Mitsubishi Triton with its bold and loud diamond shield face will no doubt divide opinions but we think this is the makeover which the truck needs, after the rather muted first attempt on the fifth-gen Triton. The refreshed Triton is expected to arrive in Malaysia in the first quarter of 2019, along with mechanical upgrades and a slew of active safety features. Read more here: https://goo.gl/jgU7VD

Because the cab and cargo bed of a truck aren't prominent visual differentiators, how a pick-up looks from the front matters a lot. The heavily-facelifted Mitsubishi Triton with its bold and loud 'diamond shield' face will no doubt divide opinions but we think this is the makeover which the truck needs, after the rather muted first attempt on the fifth-gen Triton. The refreshed Triton is expected to arrive in Malaysia in the first quarter of 2019, along with mechanical upgrades and a slew of active safety features. Read more here: goo.gl/jgU7VD ... See MoreSee Less

The new 12.3-inch digital cockpit on the facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class. #NeverStopImproving #CClassRally #MercedesBenzMalaysia ... See MoreSee Less

With local assembly not on the cards and sales volume expected to remain stable (2018 will end with around 1,000 units sold), Lexus Malaysia is instead focusing on what it does best -- improving the ownership experience of its customers. Lexus owners who frequent the flagship showroom located at Mutiara Damansara would've noticed the refreshed facade and interior upgrades the utility underwent recently. It's clear that the 'spindle' is here to stay as the motif is generously applied to the architecture along with an upgraded ambience that exudes comfort and exclusivity; case in point being the high-tech discussion 'pods' which are akin to first-class suites found on passenger aircraft, as well as the use of new premium materials on all touch points. According to Lexus Malaysia, these cool features will be implemented across all showrooms (seven in total) eventually. On the product front, Lexus Malaysia will be unveiling two new 'entry-level' models soon, namely the all-new UX crossover and the seventh-generation ES sedan. ... See MoreSee Less

It's not quite Santa, but the BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car is coming to town in conjunction with the Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2018 happening on 2nd to 4th November. If you want to see the M5 Safety Car up close, head to Bangsar Village this Wednesday 31st October, there's also a meet-and-greet session with three-time world champion Loris Capirossi and grandstand tickets to be won. In the meantime, tell us which safety car you prefer 😉 ... See MoreSee Less

If the launch of the new A-Class isn't a good enough excuse to make your way to Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre this weekend to check out Mercedes-Benz's second-generation compact series hatchback (actually it starts today, 10am to 6pm till Sunday ), then Hoobastank should be The Reason...at least for the invitees to the Urban Hunting Party in the evening. Talk about sparring no expense and targeting the intended audience, not necessarily youths given that Doug Robb is well into his forties.

The media sampled some of that last night (sans Hoobastank) along with the new A-Class which available in two guises (for now), namely the A200 at RM227,888 and A250 at RM263,888. Both are front-wheel driven with the A200 powered by a new 1.3-litre turbo four-pot with impressive on-paper spec of 163hp and 250Nm, while the A250 gets 224hp/350Nm from a 2.0-litre turbo. Both variants have seven-speed dual-clutch boxes and come with Mercedes-Benz clever MBUX interface. #MYUrbanHunting #MYNewAClass #JustLikeYou
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Is it free entrance for the Hoobastanck concert?

Anita Ibrahim

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If Hamilton finishes first this weekend at Austin, Texas and title rival Vettel fails to get second, the 2018 drivers' title fight will be officially done and dusted. Based on Hamilton's red hot form and his impeccable record on the Circuit of the Americas, it may already be a foregone conclusion. At least you can rely on Red Bull Racing and David Coulthard to provide some off-track action, like serving up smoky doughnuts (the high-octane, rubbery variety courtesy of a V8-powered RB7) on the helipad of Miami's One Thousand Museum skyscrapper. Just 700-feet above the ground, no sweat. #RedBullRacing #DavidCoulthard #Miami ... See MoreSee Less

The updated version of Porsches track optimised but road-legal 911 GT3 RS has been launched in Malaysia. Yes, its 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six still revs to 9,000rpm but has 20hp more than before for a total of 520hp, which means it is slightly quicker from 0-100km/h (3.2s) and has a faster top whack of 312km/h. Of course, the GT3 RS is more about handling than outright performance, which explains its Nurburgring lap time of 6:56.4, just 9 seconds shy of the mental GT2 RS. You can view the new GT3 RS in the flesh over the weekend at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, but bring along RM2,230,000 if you plan to get one. #Porsche #GT3RS

The updated version of Porsche's track optimised but road-legal 911 GT3 RS has been launched in Malaysia. Yes, its 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six still revs to 9,000rpm but has 20hp more than before for a total of 520hp, which means it is slightly quicker from 0-100km/h (3.2s) and has a faster top whack of 312km/h. Of course, the GT3 RS is more about handling than outright performance, which explains its Nurburgring lap time of 6:56.4, just 9 seconds shy of the mental GT2 RS. You can view the new GT3 RS in the flesh over the weekend at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, but bring along RM2,230,000 if you plan to get one. #Porsche #GT3RS ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I'm more impressed that you can actually order one. I would have thought all of them would have been snapped up by fanboys and specula...oh wait...speculators already got burned when they paid upwards of USD500,000 for pre-owned cars the last 18 months. Love what Porsche is doing. 'Special' cars they want people to drive get replaced every other year creating a market where those who must have the latest and greatest and can afford it keep updating their garage while slowly killing speculators. They still get to charge a huge premium over standard cars and they build just enough to keep demand ahead of supply.

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Imagine paying for something that was supposed to be good for your car and finding out later that it had caused immeasurable damage. While the scourge of counterfeit goods may never be wholly overcome, Shell Malaysia is taking unprecedented steps to stem the fraudulent trade of five of its best-selling Helix range of engine oil. These lubricants will now be blended and packed locally at Shell’s own plant at Port Dickson; and while the formulation of these five grades of engine oil remains unchanged, it allows the packaging to carry a Malaysia-specific label and a unique QR code for product authentication, the latter also facilitates Shell Malaysia’s own rewards and engine warranty programmes.

Shell Malaysia expects the new ‘Made for Malaysia’ labels to be fully phased in by January next year and urges consumers to purchase its engine oil through authorised retailers and workshops, as well as through official online stores. Information on authorised Shell Helix retailers can be found on www.shell.com.my/helix or if you fancy a more interactive experience, log on to www.shell.com.my/lubechat and have an online chat with Shelly, the face of Shell’s Lubechat automated enquiry service. #Shell #HelixImage attachmentImage attachment

Imagine paying for something that was supposed to be good for your car and finding out later that it had caused immeasurable damage. While the scourge of counterfeit goods may never be wholly overcome, Shell Malaysia is taking unprecedented steps to stem the fraudulent trade of five of its best-selling Helix range of engine oil. These lubricants will now be blended and packed locally at Shell’s own plant at Port Dickson; and while the formulation of these five grades of engine oil remains unchanged, it allows the packaging to carry a Malaysia-specific label and a unique QR code for product authentication, the latter also facilitates Shell Malaysia’s own rewards and engine warranty programmes.

Shell Malaysia expects the new ‘Made for Malaysia’ labels to be fully phased in by January next year and urges consumers to purchase its engine oil through authorised retailers and workshops, as well as through official online stores. Information on authorised Shell Helix retailers can be found on www.shell.com.my/helix or if you fancy a more interactive experience, log on to www.shell.com.my/lubechat and have an online chat with Shelly, the face of Shell’s Lubechat automated enquiry service. #Shell #Helix
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Since nothing seems to be working, Mourinho & Co would do well to ditch the bow tie and get this new Vietnamese automotive brand on their jerseys asap. With a name like VinFast, success should be right around the corner. They've even managed to get Man United legend David Beckham to stump for them at the Paris Motor Show. Have a listen to what Becks think of VinFast, should he take over from the not-so-special one or Daniel Craig in the next Bond movie? For more on the cars, click here: goo.gl/bzqzwE #VinFast #Becks #MUFC ... See MoreSee Less

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