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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November 05, 2014

SPONSORED VIDEO - Toyota Innovation

Many years ago, many thought that the concept of hybrid cars is impossible, let alone hydrogen cars. Now, you can easily spot a hybrid car on the road while electric cars slowly gaining their presence. Toyota is one of the good example of car manufacturers which pushed the boundaries and made the unreachable possible. 

Founded in 1937, Toyota then introduced the first generation of Prius in 1997, a bold statement of Toyota's commitment towards producing environmental friendly hybrid vehicle. Since then, Prius is already in its 3rd generation form. Toyota Prius as well as Prius C, a smaller hybrid hatchback by Toyota can be spotted on the road of Malaysia. 


As you can see from the picture above, there are dominoes surrounding the Prius. Please watch the Dominoes video below (not Jessie J's hit song 'Domino', mind you) to get a clearer idea of how Toyota is linked to dominoes:



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Pretty amazing isn't it the video? Usually dominoes fall down, but it is the opposite in the video. Why? It shows the spirit of Toyota, picking themselves up and strive for excellence. Mass-producing hybrid cars is a good example of Toyota's perseverance in making the world a more sustainable planet.


"One great idea leads to the next"

Plug-in hybrid vehicle is then introduced to maximise efficiency of a car. Its battery can be recharged using household power outlet, and the car can be operated fully in electric mode, with no CO2 emitted from the car. If the battery is running low, the car will switch its mode into hybrid so that you won't be stranded on the road!


The latest innovation from Toyota is the Toyota FCV. Fuel Cell Vehicle produces zero emission, thanks to the chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen to power the electric motor. Moreover, hydrogen is abundant in our atmosphere, making it a good choice of resource to power the future of automobile. 

More details of the FCV as well as other models from Toyota can be found in Toyota's Global Website. You can like Toyota's Facebook page and follow its Google+ page to discover more on how Toyota is contributing to a cleaner environment!

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October 19, 2014

Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G - New Variant


Good news for those who need lesser power but more features. UMW Toyota Motor has removed the 2.0G variant of its Corolla Altis and added in a new 1.8G variant. The 1.8G is priced at RM119,900 (RM3k cheaper than the outgoing 2.0G) while the 1.8E has increased its priced by RM1k to RM115,900. The top-of-the-line 2.0V is still selling at RM136k (add RM3k for Additional Safety Package which include Vehicle Stability Control and 7 airbags). 

Yes, there is still no VSC available for the 1.8G.

The powertrain for the 1.8 variants uses the current Dual VVT-i unit with 139PS at 6400rpm and 173Nm of torque at 4000rpm, mated to a '7-speed' CVT gearbox. What differ the 1.8G to the 1.8E is that the former has black combination leather seats, Optitron meter combination, Bluetooth handsfree function, DVD player with 7-inch touchscreen and reverse camera. 

The new 1.8E also gained Smart Entry and Start System and auto on/off headlights. 

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