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:
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.
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.