You have to wonder if the people of United Kingdom understood the many implications of the EU membership referendum back in 2016. As the UK media reports on Honda's plan to shut its Swindon plant which employs 3,500 workers, the effects of Brexit are finally coming under a harsh light, especially in the absence of a trade deal which will see tariffs imposed on goods produced and exported out of UK to the EU. For fans of the FK8 Honda Civic Type R in Malaysia, this could mean a return to Japan production, and since Malaysia and Japan have a free trade agreement in place, we can also hope for a better price. Maybe. #Honda #Civic #TypeR #Brexit ... See MoreSee Less
politicians only know how to rile up their constituents, when it comes to getting the job done none is able to deliver, in this case it's Boris Johnson. No is able to offer a solution so looks like No Deal is the default solution.
The livery looks a lot like last season's but the new Toro Rosso STR14 2019 race car will likely remain as one of the more eye-catching ones to line up on the Formula One grid at Melbourne come March. The STR14 is said to share a 'rear end' with sister team Red Bull Racing as the latter switches to Honda power units that Toro Rosso took on last season, with rear suspension and transmission shared across both teams. Much will depend on whether Honda made the step up as speculated, but having two similarly competitive Red Bull teams can only mean more on-track excitement. #ToroRosso #RedBullRacing #RBR #Honda #Formula1 ... See MoreSee Less
Proton has released official images of the updated Iriz hatchback after 'serial leaker' and former Proton chairman Tun Dr. Mahathir showed it off on his blog. The official images confirm what was spotted on the red unit which the Prime Minister piloted around. The front end of the facelifted Iriz gets fresh aesthetics in the shape of a new bonnet, headlamps, grille, bumper and daytime running lights, while the rear sports a dark trim piece with the 'PROTON' name spread out on it, the bumper is new as well with vertical inserts at the sides, with a shark fin antenna and new style alloys completing the exterior refresh. The interior now comes with a full touchscreen 'connected' infotainment system with voice command, the first of its kind in the B-hatch segment, along with a revised instrument cluster with centre colour display. #Proton #Iriz #IrizFacelift ... See MoreSee Less
In the end, just 2.2 seconds separated the winner and the first of the losers, the finest margin yet in the illustrious history of Rally Monte Carlo. It must have been a familiar feeling for second place Thierry Neuville (in a Hyundai i20 WRC) but the 2019 season, like 2018, couldn't have had a more thrilling start. And for the sixth time in row in the Principality of Monaco, it was reigning champion Sebastien Ogier emerging tops, but this time behind a Citroen C3 WR, after victorious stints with Volkswagen and M-Sport Ford. Ogier's victory also brought Citroen its 100th WRC win in its centenary year. #WRC #Citroen #Ogier #MonteCarlo ... See MoreSee Less
Maybe it's the paintwork (called Infinity Black), maybe it's the trim, or maybe you just can't judge a car by its photos. In the flesh for the first time in Malaysia, the Rolls Royce Cullinan somehow looked far less unwieldy and a lot more dignified, regal even. When its huge, umbrella-equipped suicide doors swung opened (RR calls them coach doors), you'd almost expect the Queen of England to step out.
It is of course too late to debate whether Rolls Royce should've made this 571hp/850Nm 2.7-tonne behemoth, now that it has, it'll interesting to see if an SUV is going to drive new customers to the Rolls Royce stable, like how it has done for other luxury makes. #RollsRoyce #Cullinan ... See MoreSee Less