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October 27, 2019


Volvo S60 T8 R-Design PHEV lands in Malaysia – RM295,888

Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) sees its local line up expand further this week with the arrival of its latest addition, the new S60 sedan. Made in Volvo’s new American plant in South Carolina, this is the third generation iteration of Volvo’s premium compact sedan. It lands locally in singular and electrified T8 R-Design guise for now, retailing from RM295,888 onwards.

The Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Is an Electric Video-Game Futuremobile

For a few years now, the people behind Gran Turismo have commissioned various automakers to make virtual concept cars. Everyone from Honda to Bugatti has tried their hand at a "Vision Gran Turismo" car. The latest is Jaguar, and unsurprisingly, the British brand's design studio created a stunner. Jag's Vision Gran Turismo Coupe is an all-electric sports car inspired by...

Nissan shows off dual-motor Leaf

If you think the Leaf has lost its pizzazz, you're not alone. Nissan dove head-first into the mainstream EV segment when the original Leaf debuted, though the company has proven reluctant to expand its foothold in the electrified space outside of a few hybridized models. This new prototype will satisfy the itch of those who think the Leaf needs a...


The German horsepower wars are showing no signs of cooling down -- they're just becoming more electric -- and AMG seems to have found a replacement for displacement. Autocar reports that the next-gen C63 AMG will ditch its current V8 for an electrified version of the automaker's turbocharged 2.0-liter M139 engine. Depending on whether you think this is good news...

Porsche wants a Millennium Falcon of their own

It may be the end of the Star Wars saga, but Porsche and Lucasfilm are gearing up for a last, collaborative hoorah. The German manufacturer and the production company behind the upcoming film Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker is reportedly in the middle of creating a fantasy starship in support of the final episode of the much-loved saga and movie...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC: A Bona Fide Tech Fest

The all-new GLE is a rather extraordinary technological showcase for the German car manufacturer and was recently reviewed by Yuri and Jakub from The Straight Pipes. Mercedes-Benz unveiled the new GLE late last year, and in mid-range GLE 450 4MATIC guise, it features a suspension system unlike any other on the market. Dubbed ‘E-Active Body Control’, it works in conjunction...

Nissan Is Finally Replacing The 370Z Next Year

There are few cars that have been on the road for as long and as unchanged as the Nissan 370Z. First unveiled in 2009, the 370Z has remained Nissan’s Z-mobile for over a decade. A mid-cycle refresh did little to change the car’s appearance (although it did boost the 3.7-L V6’s output to 332 horsepower). It’s also one of the...

Mazda aims its new MX-30 EV at the European market

Mazda's new concept may sport a set of suicide doors and have an optional rotary engine, but it's not a performance coupe; it's an electric crossover, and it's aimed squarely at the European market. The Mazda MX-30 borrows its designation from the old "Mazda eXperimental" nomenclature closely associated with piston engines (as opposed to Rotary eXperimental, the meaning of which...

Leaked! CAD Renderings Likely Show Ford Mustang-Inspired Electric SUV

Yesterday, Ford teased its next big project—the Mustang-inspired EV crossover that will reportedly be called Mach 1 or Mach E—and this time the automaker set a date for its reveal. On November 17, Ford's new EV will finally be unveiled, but we don't have to wait that long to get a better idea of what the new Mach 1 will...

California Karma dealership to accept BITCOIN for luxury hybrids

The Newport Beach, California dealership of Karma Automotive has started allowing customers to purchase cars with Bitcoin. With shareholders in the luxury hybrid car manufacturer linked to the world of blockchain technology, Karma is keen to embrace Bitcoin as a payment method. Offering Bitcoin is said to be part of the brand’s ambitious expansion plans, which have seen Karma begin...

New Hyundai Azera Looks Pretty Gorgeous

Hyundai calls its new design language "sensuous sportiness," and it manifests itself in smooth side surfacing, interesting lighting treatments front and rear, and an eye-catching diamond-pattern grille that fades seamlessly into the headlights. These chrome diamonds also light up like the illuminated chrome trim found on the new Sonata sedan. These new styling cues are now being applied to the...

The Mercedes-AMG G 63 Will Have a New BMW-Powered Competitor in the Land Rover Defender SVR

Hear this out: Jaguar Land Rover is hiding a high-performance prototype based on the new Defender which will ultimately make it to production under the SVR badge. The model is currently developed by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division and when it finally hatches, the Defender SVR will use a 4.4-liter BMW-sourced engine in its attempt to give...

Say Hello to the 2020 Volkswagen Golf

In 1974, Volkswagen introduced its follow-up to the original people's car, the classic Mk 1 Golf. Forty-five years and seven major redesigns later, the eighth-generation 2020 Volkswagen Golf has arrived to continue the nameplate's legacy and presumably get it to its fifth decade. So far, it hasn't been confirmed if the standard Golf 8 will make its way to the...

Nissan IMk electric concept revealed

Nissan has revealed its new IMk concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show, offering a glimpse of design features and autonomous driving systems that could appear on its vehicles in the future. Billed as the ‘ultimate urban commuter’, the IMk concept is built on a brand-new platform for electric vehicles that Nissan could use for rivals to the Honda e...

Face The Zombie Apocalypse With This Armored Mercedes G500 4x4

Among other things, the swanky G-Class interior is still in full effect, right down to leather materials with contrast stitching and carbon fiber trim. There’s also a 416-horsepower (310-kilowatt) 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood where a 3.0-liter diesel might otherwise be. It’s not AMG G63 quick, but it should still move along with reasonable gusto.

Jaguar Land Rover returns to profit after revenue boost

Jaguar Land Rover boss Ralf Speth has said the firm’s turnaround programme is firmly on track after it returned to profit in the latest financial quarter. Hit by falling sales, the British firm posted a £395 million loss between April and June of this year. But it turned that around in the quarter running from July to September, recording a...

Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 achieves 2G lateral acceleration

Birthday cakes are all well and good, but how about a supercar made to honour your special day? Well, that’s exactly what Donkervoort has done, celebrating company founder Joop Donkervoort’s 70th birthday with the limited-run JD70, an evolution of its successful D8 GTO range. Though it features all of the special-edition branding you’d expect, tweaks don’t stop there. An entirely...

Toyota Supra 3000GT Concept to touch down at SEMA

Heard about the new Toyota Supra? We thought you might’ve. It’s one of the most long-awaited cars in recent memory, and – just like the previous car – it’s becoming one of the most tinkered-with, too. Before we even saw the production version of the new Toyota Supra, we’d already seen a GT4 car, a GT3 car concept and a...

Widebody Ruf CTR2 Has Aero Arches, Looks Like a Snake

And it's not just about the extensive mods targeting all the areas of a Porsche, but also about the splendid balance that has been perfected since the company, which was founded back in 1939, started working on Zuffenhausen machines (that would be the 1960s). All of the above have convinced Porsche, who is one of the most conservative performance automakers...

Electric turbochargers to enter production in 2021

Electric turbochargers are finally coming to a production car near you. Garrett Motion is readying its first electric turbocharger for 2021, to be used on production vehicles. This will be the first real electric turbo ever to sit under the hood of a mainstream car or truck. Electric turbochargers aren’t really all that new — even now, you can pick...

2019 Tokyo Motor Show: Suzuki Shows Off The Waku Spo Concept

The Tokyo Motor Show has always been the place for cool concepts which showcase the pinnacle of technology. Suzuki showed off the Waku Spo concept which gives us a glimpse into the company's plug-in hybrid car for the urban market. The urban mobility scene will soon change and Suzuki's Waku Spo concept is all about that. The Suzuki Waku Spo...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class snags IIHS Top Safety Pick+ trophy—with the right lights

One of the newest crossover SUVs in the Mercedes-Benz family now can be called one of the safest, provided it's outfitted with optional headlights. The IIHS reported on Wednesday that the 2020 Mercedes GLE-Class SUV has earned its Top Safety Pick+ award, so long as the vehicle in question rolled off the Benz assembly line in Vance, Ala., after July...

Subaru’s WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition Still Remembers Colin McRae

The Subaru WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition has made its bow at the Tokyo Motor Show, and it hasn’t escaped our notice how many units will make up the limited run. There will be 555 examples, a number that can only have been chosen in a subtle but touching tip of the cap to the legendary blue-and-gold classic Impreza, bedecked...

Hyundai Kona Electric becomes self-driving BotRide for free ride-hailing service

Watch out, Waymo, because here comes Hyundai. With the Kona Electric as its tool, the South Korean automaker has partnered with Via, a mobility company focused on public transportation systems, and China's Pony.Ai to bring its first self-driving cars to US roads. The major announcement on Friday marks the automaker's first large-scale push into self-driving cars and an associated ride-hailing...

KLRegistry's Pick Of The Week - RM68,000 Mercedes Benz SLK200 1.8 2006/2012

@ Year 2006 reg 2012 @ UK Spec @ Acc Free @ Low mile @ Smooth Engine and gear box @ Solid suspensions @ Fabric Seats @ 4 Michelin 8/10 @ 17' sport rims @ Super condition @ No Repair Need @ Buy & Drive @ Like new

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