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[Review] 2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8 TSI (CKD)

[Review] 2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8 TSI (CKD)

The 2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8 TSI is essentially the uprated seventh-generation Passat B7 that packs some new equipment and a lower price tag. The Passat was VW Malaysia’s first CKD project out of its assembly plant in Pekan, Pahang. When I was offered the D-segment premium sedan to review recently, I pounced on the opportunity to be reacquainted with the brilliant […]

July 5, 2014 ×

Audio Gear, Cars

Hello, Spotify!

[Download] Clarion AX1 Firmware Update v816 and Power Firmware v2.06 released (Updated)

*UPDATE below* Clarion Malaysia introduced its first retail Android-powered Clarion AX1 car entertainment system back in September 2013. Android in your car sounds intriguing enough, as the automotive grade solution boasts a smartphone-like interface, a plethora of features including GPS, embedded apps and more. Having installed one in my car, I have to say that the journey has been far from […]

May 11, 2014 ×

Cars

Big Win for BlackBerry As Ford to Drop Microsoft Windows

Big Win for BlackBerry As Ford to Drop Microsoft Windows

Ford Motors Inc. (“Ford”), looking to improve its slump in consumer satisfaction surveys, has been reported to be integrating BlackBerry’s QNX in its fleet of cars, replacing Microsoft’s Windows.

February 24, 2014 ×

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Carama by Castrol Brings 3 Months Warranty & Fair Price Assurance to Car Owners

Carama by Castrol, Malaysia’s first online service for car care recently announced that all Castrol Certified and Listed workshops will provide three months/5,000km warranty and free drop off service for bookings made through www.carama.com. Car owners are also assured of a fair price guarantee. Carama was launched in August this year, with the distinction of being the only car maintenance […]

December 4, 2013 ×

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Too Fast. Too Furious. Too Soon. RIP, Paul Walker (1973-2013)

“If you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it.” Paul Walker (12 September 1973 – 30 November 2013) RIP, man. You’ll be missed. For those interested, reports of the crash sourced from Wikipedia: On November 30, 2013, at approximately 3:30 PM (PST), Walker and Roger Rodas, age 38, left an event for Walker’s charity Reach Out Worldwide for […]

December 2, 2013 ×

Audio Gear, Cars

Clarion Unveils Clarion AX1 Android-Based Car Stereo, Open for Sale Online

Clarion Unveils Clarion AX1 Android-Based Car Stereo, Open for Sale Online

At a regional-level media launch in Penang today, Clarion Malaysia introduced the highly-anticipated Android-powered Clarion AX1 car stereo. The audio specialist also kicked off its internet sales launch of the device, making available in 5 countries in the region — Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and India.

September 13, 2013 ×

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New Castrol Magnatec ‘Be A Cling Hero’ Campaign Continues to Drive Awareness About Engine Protection

New Castrol Magnatec ‘Be A Cling Hero’ Campaign Continues to Drive Awareness About Engine Protection

Castrol Magnatec is a leading car lubricant brand in its category, a result of almost 20 years of continuous development and innovation by lubricant giant Castrol. If you’re a car owner, you would be aware that proper lubrication of your engine ensures longevity of the engine, optimal performance and maximised fuel consumption. To continue to drive awareness of proper engine protection, Castrol […]

August 24, 2013 ×

Cars

Honda Civic Blogger Drive Experience “Let Your Intuition Take Over”

Honda Civic Blogger Drive Experience “Let Your Intuition Take Over”

  On a sunny Saturday afternoon, 21 Malaysian influencers gathered for a fun, exciting day out with Honda Malaysia, involving the all-new 2013 Honda Civic. I’m of course no stranger to blogger drives and car reviews, as I usually do those as part of TheCarGuysMY, however, this had a slightly different twist. Honda says, “Let Your Intuition Take Over.” And so we did.

July 12, 2013 ×

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I would be smiling too, Mark.

Castrol EDGE to Send Four Malaysians to Italy for the Ultimate Lamborghini Driving Experience

Castrol, is sending four Malaysians to the hometown of luxury sportscar brand Lamborghini – Sant’agata Bolognese, Italy, for the driving experience of their lives. The four are grand prize winners of the Castrol EDGE “The Drive of Your Life” campaign.

May 15, 2013 ×

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Switch for XTRA stars and  fans together with PDB's Management team, Aminul Rashid MDCEO (3rd left) and Akbar SGM Retail.

Team FBI Wins PETRONAS Switch for XTRA Road Challenge

PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad‘s “Switch for XTRA Road Challenge” came to an end recently, which saw Faizal FBI and his supporting team clinching the top spot. Team FBI beat out other contending teams of celebrities including Awal Ashaari, Scha Alyahya and Hanis Zalikha.

February 16, 2013 ×

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All-New Ford Ranger and Ford Focus Sweep COTY 2012 Awards

All-New Ford Ranger and Ford Focus Sweep COTY 2012 Awards

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 30 Nov., 2012 – The all-new Ford Ranger swept several awards including the coveted “Overall Car of the Year” award at the News Straits Times-Maybank Car of the Year 2012 Awards (COTY). The accolade is the first time in the 11-year history of the awards that a pickup truck has won the “Overall Car of the Year” award. The […]

November 30, 2012 ×

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Legoman says "Hi" with huge grin on face.

[Launched] New Shell LEGO Car Models!

Are you a LEGO fan, collector or enthusiast? If you are, you’ve probably taken your time to get your hands on the limited edition Shell LEGO car models, a promotion by Shell which began 8 November 2012. The Shell promotion, introduced the first three unique, constructible, limited edition Ferrari LEGO models which are available for purchase in all Shell stations […]

November 26, 2012 ×