January 31, 2015

Fuel Price: February 2015

As we are marching into the second month of year 2015, new fuel prices have been announced due to the discontinued fuel subsidies:

RON 95 Petrol: RM1.70 (-21sen)
RON 97 Petrol: RM2.00 (-11sen)
Diesel              : RM1.70 (-23sen)

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January 01, 2015

Fuel Price: Jan 2015

It's a brand new month with brand new fuel price listing! Ever since the subsidy of fuel by the government is discontinued last month, Malaysian have been paying attention closely to the global crude oil price. As the global crude oil price continues in a downtrend, you can enjoy cheaper fuel now!

So here you go, the updated fuel price for January 2015, a good news to start the new year:

RON 95 Petrol: RM1.91 (-35sen)
RON 97 Petrol: RM2.11 (-35sen)
Diesel              : RM1.93 (-30sen)

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December 18, 2014

2015 Perodua Myvi Facelift Spied !

The B-segment hatchback market has become very competitive between our two national car manufacturers. To ensure Perodua doesn't fall behind in the fight, Perodua is prepping its triumph card - the Myvi, with a facelift for year 2015. Spotted somewhere which looks like a car storage yard, the Myvi (should be 1.5) shown in this article gained a nose job. The projector headlights and fog lights retained, but the radiator grille has grew larger and meaner. Eagle eyes will notice the additional front parking sensor.

The rear, on the other hand, received subtle changes. Clear lense taillights (1.3 should be red-in-colour) and a new rear bumper. The alloy rims doesn't seems to get a change in size, but the design is now turbine-like.

The cabin received a newly-designed meter cluster, head unit and rumour has it that Perodua added in ECON button for the Myvi.

Will these changes adequate to allow the Myvi to conquer the market again? Hmm... Hard to say.

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November 30, 2014

Adjustment in Fuel Price - Effective on 1st of December 2014

After the announcement about the subsidies for RON95 petrol and diesel will be removed from 1st of December 2014, their prices will follow the managed floating system, like what RON97 is on now.

Our government has announced that the changes of the price of fuels, effective on December 1 as follow:

RON95: Drop 4 sen to RM2.26/litre
RON97: Drop 9 sen to RM2.46/litre
Diesel: Increase 3 sen to RM2.23/litre

The price of crude oil is hovering around US$70 per barrel, currently at its lowest point since a long run. Hopefully we'll see further reduction in fuel price as a good start for a new year!

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November 16, 2014

2014 Honda Civic Facelift - Lower Price from RM114k

 Honda Malaysia has never fail to surprise us in terms of pricing and equipment level, not unlike the introductory of the facelifted Honda Civic FB. Priced from RM113,800 OTR including insurance for the 1.8S variant, it is cheaper by RM2,180 compared to its pre-facelift's price. No, reduction in price doesn't mean reduction in features too. The Civic 1.8S now comes with additional keyless entry with push-start button, cruise control and auto headlights, while existing Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) is retained. Airbags count remains at two. 

As for the 2.0S, it is now sold at RM125,800 OTR with insurance, and that's RM6,180 cheaper than the pre-facelift model! Similar to the 1.8S, the 2.0S also gets auto headlights, as well as 6 airbags now! Top-of-the-line 2.0 Navi now comes with a slightly larger 7-inch infotainment screen with navigation (6.1-inch in the pre-facelift). Selling OTR with insurance at RM132,800, which is RM4,180 cheaper than the pre-facelift model.

Mechanicals have been left unchanged. The 1.8 litre VTEC engine still produces 141PS/174Nm of torque while the 2.0 litre VTEC engine churns out 155PS/190Nm of  torque. It's pretty hard to spot the changes of this facelift exercise. The Civic gains a new honeycomb grille as well as a chrome strip in the middle of the lower air intake grille. On the inside, chrome surrounded the driver's air-cond vents. 

The improved spec of the Civic 2.0S makes it a stronger contender in the C-segment market. This will definitely give its closest competitor from the big 'T' a run for its money.

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