Ignition.my‘s MegaLAP Time Attack Series gets a huge boost with Renault Sport signing on as Official Sponsor for the famed time attack series. MegaLAP 2012 will run over 5 rounds through the year, and will kick off with Round 1 on February 26, 2012 at Sepang International Circuit.+Continue Reading
Archive for February, 2012
I got a call from Des just now telling me that we got an invite from the Motorcycle & Scooter Assemblers And Distributors Association of Malaysia (MASAAM) to cover the MotoXpo KL 2012 show. Being motorheads of any kind, I guess it will be a good opportunity to check the exposition out.+Continue Reading
February 20th, 2012 – The new Toyota Prius and all-new Toyota Prius c was launched this afternoon at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre in Malaysia. UMW Toyota Motor, the local extension of the Toyota and Lexus marques, held the unveiling amid restrained class and style. The Prius is in its 3rd iteration, now diversified into two variants; Luxury and standard, while the all-new Prius c gets to hitch on big brother’s fame for the launch.+Continue Reading
In response to the
extremely time-wasting and impractical manner multitudes of acronyms each manufacturer tries to give to the variety of features we get in our cars today, I thought of providing a [vehicular] acronym to rule over all other acronyms. From here on, it would be much less of a hassle to describe how awesome the vehicle is using just one acronym instead of the host of proprietary names people sipping on premium Lavazza or Illy, wearing a suit and tie, in an upmarket office suite, would think of.
Based on the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport platform, the 4008 sports 2 petrol and diesel options. The former, with its 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre, puts out 115 hp and 150 hp respectively. However, only the 2.0 litre is mated to CVT, while the 1.6 litre gets a 5 speed manual transmission. Of course, with any European make, the crème de la crème engine choices are the diesel version, which in the 4008 case, it will be the 1.6 litre HDi that outputs 115 hp and 1.8 litre HDi 150 hp (ironically identical to petrol). For those who loves to row gears, good news. Both are coupled with 6 speed manual gearbox. Peugeot says it will go on sale this year.+Continue Reading
While browsing for drifting videos, we stumbled upon this. It happened on the 10th and 11th September, 2011 at Karpacz, Poland. What makes this drift different is the fact that it was held on public mountain roads. Check out how close the spectators were to the drift machines and also how a mistake may mean disaster.+Continue Reading
We will be streaming live from Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre. Follow us on twitter and on facebook for updates of the launching of the new Toyota Prius C at 2.30pm on Monday, 20th February! Check out our comparison of spec on the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius C. The Prius C is priced at slightly below
RM 104k [RM97k, latest price, based on mudah.my].
From 16th February to 25th April, 20 lucky winners will walk away with weekly Grand Prizes worth RM 20,000 each. The Grand Prize winners will also get a year’s supply of Shell Helix Ultra for the maintenance of their vehicles. There will also be 500 customers who will win RM150 cash from Shell, bringing the total winners to 502 customers every week. To participate, you will just have to fill up minimum of RM30 of any Shell fuels or purchase any Shell lubricants or items from Shell Select store, fill up a contest form and answer a simple question and drop the from in the contest box with receipts attached.+Continue Reading
Named after an Indonesian word for tiger (we wonder why not Porsche Harimau), Porsche has teased us with a sketch of the baby Cayenne. Up until now, the Macan was known as Cajun. The Macan will share the platform with an Audi Q5 and will be built in Leipzig, Germany. After the jump, is a video of the Porsche “Makan”.+Continue Reading
We can describe the 2nd generation Cee’d in one word. Mature. Small hatch designs are notoriously hard to design. Not only do they need to look sporty, the interior also needs to be large and accommodating. The 2nd gen Cee’d has stretched headlights all the way round the fenders with an enlarged Scheyer grille in between. On the inside, Kia said it will have a more “driver-focused” design and better ergonomics with better plastics quality. Check out the interior shots and see if you concur with it.+Continue Reading