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Kia K5 Optima – Ahead of its class .. how far ahead?

Kia kicked off their roadshow yesterday at 1 Utama shopping mall and I had the liberty of checking out the vehicles on display. As you can see, they brought their entire family of cars out. You can find the Forte Koup, Forte, Sorento, Sportage, Rondo MPV and, of course the …

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Skoda Malaysia: The untapped potential

In the recent months after acquiring the Octavia (read about it here:)   it amuses me when listening to friends and family around me comment about the car and the brand. The reactions range from a blank stare to guessing it being a Russian car. We have to …

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Suzuki Kizashi – Still relevant in today’s motorworld?

Suzuki Malaysia Automobile recently launched the new Suzuki flagship, Kizashi. Here’s some facts about the car :- Powertrain: 2.4 litre NA engine Transmission: CVT with 6 ratios Power: 176bhp Torque: 230Nm @ 4,000rpm 0-100km – 8.8 seconds Length : 4,650mm Width : 1,820mm Wheelbase: 2,700mm So, what we have is …


Imminent launch of the all new Hyundai (Inokom) Elantra/Avante

Received word that Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd (HSDM) is going to launch the car at Citta Mall on 30 March 2012. Looks like a grand event this weekend: I’m guessing inside the marquee you’ll a brief history of Hyundai as well as elements of what makes up the new …

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The Skoda Octavia: An owner’s perspective

Here’s a piece of something I wrote in another public automotive forum and just wanted to share it here: After many months of searching for a replacement for my Peugeot 308T, I had finally settled on a Skoda Octavia (made 2006, registered 2008 so effectively it’s a 4 year OTR …