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The Mazda 2 SkyActiv-D Sedan – great things come in small packages

When Singapore introduced stricter emission standards in 2015, Euro 5 Diesel has been made available to a number of petrol stations.  This new development has allowed many automotive brand to explore the option of introducing their range of cleaner diesel engines without jeopardizing its performance and longevity and motorist need not resort to just pick-up …

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The new Ford Focus Sport+ – The Best hatchback under RM150k

Paradigm shift is defined as major changes in how some processes (including thought processes) are accomplished. My paradigm was shifted by something called rotan when I was young. There is no better instrument in – ‘motivating’ someone to conform to a certain thought process (ie Shut up and eat your vegetables). …

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Volkswagen Group restructures local subsidiary, VGM – UPDATED 1 SEPT 2016

It has been reported recently that Volkswagen Audi Group (VAG) has brought in Porsche Holdings Salzburg to improve the current situation in Malaysia, that is to say the brand’s reputation is in tatters, sales numbers are not going anywhere without huge discounts that cut into profits while owners remaining disillusioned …

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The Hyundai Tucson – An epitome of Korean innovation and progress

Korean automotive brands has managed to establish a positive reputation today yet their people are not letting their guard down. They know that in the technology race, Japan isn’t out and tailing close behind is China who has taken the Korean’s place in trying to gain a foothold in the …

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The truth about automotive media – why some sites will never get media cars and oversea invites

You want to be an auto journalist because you want to drive fancy cars, stay in luxurious hotels, given complimentary First or Business class tickets to exotic places and be the first to test models yet to be launched? Sorry to burst your bubble but that ain’t happening – not …

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The new Proton Perdana – first impressions

The 4th generation Proton Perdana has been launched and one of the more interesting question (I found) in the press conference  that was asked by the members of the media was, “why is it a 4th generation?”. First there was the 2.0litre NA Perdana. Then came the V6. Then came the …

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RM52k just to replace Volkswagen wiring harness? – Why it costs so much

Recently we came across a VW owner who shared his problem with his 1-year plus VW Passat B7. Mr Simran Singh discovered his parking brake has malfunctioned and could not disengage. So he had it towed to an authorised service centre (in this case, Wing Hin Autohaus in Balakong) for …

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