Tuesday, 30 November 2010


Bahagian bumper hadapan dilengkapi dengan bumper jenis R3 dan bentuknya memang nampak lebih sporty, boleh tahan jugak lampu depan Saga Facelifted R3 ni...

Disk break belakang beb! Rasa2 boleh tak sarung kat Proton Saga BLM yang lama? Siap ada lubang tu kat disk break dia...

Spoiler R3 edition pula nampak macam spoiler Toyota Vios cuma bezanya spoiler ni nampak kecil sedikit dan tiada lampu break pada spoiler.

Muffler yang kelihatan lebih garang dan tiada lagi bentuk ekzos standard, confirm bunyi lebih menderum dan garang selepas ni... Untuk bahagian enjin pula spesifikasinya masih belum dapat diketahui tapi ada ura2 mengatakan ianya menggunakan enjin Campro Turbo, sejauh mana kebenarannya?


Berikut adalah gambar2 perbandingan antara kereta Proton Saga BLM dan Proton Saga BLM Facelifted yang telah diubahsuai rekabentuknya.

Dari hadapan, Spot light dan bonet depan juga diubahsuai seakan rekaan terbaru untuk Proton Persona Elegance.

Lampu hadapan seakan-akan Honda, perghhh...>!!!!!

Cermin sisi juga mempunyai lampu signal, memang best sebab nampak lebih eksklusif!!

Dari pandangan belakang, ada spoiler dan lampu pulak signalnya sebelah lampu reverse. Juga sama macam Proton Persona Elegance dan Mercedez.. WOW!

Yeahhh yang dinantikan!!! Radio dilengkapi USB dan AUX sistem. Tapi nampak macam USB ni additional tambahan je, tak sekali dengan radio... Boleh la...~

Butang control sama seperti Proton Satria Neo, baru lah eksklusif!!!

Seat juga diubahsuai dari segi jahitan dan kainnya.

Butang kawalan untuk cermin di setiap pintu termasuk pintu belakang.

Sport rim pula nampak macam rim Proton Exora, tapi rasanya kalau dah beli sure korang akan tukar rim lain tol tak?

Penggunaan rekaan kotak tisu dipertingkat, mungkin ia digantikan dengan airbag sistem kot.. Jadi airbag akan ada dua lah, satu dibahagian pemandu dan penumpang sebelah pemandu...

So korang dah tengok kan apa yang diubah dalam kereta Proton Saga BLM Facelifted ni? Kalau ada nak komen boleh la komen..... Adios!

Monday, 29 November 2010


Laporan dari Bangkok ni! Gambar ni diambil di Thailand International Expo 2010 yang diadakan di Bangkok Thailand. Fokus kita sudah tentulah pada kereta tempatan iaitu PROTON. Menurut sumber2 dipercayai, Proton Saga Facelifted yang gambarnya pernah disiarkan didalam blog ProtonClub sebelum ini dipercayai telah mengalami perubahan lagi namun gambaran yang jelas masih lagi belum dapat kita ketahui.... Sama2 kita nantikan, nanti kami akan update gambar2 terkini dari expo ini.

Sunday, 28 November 2010


Kereta apakah gerangan halnya ini? Memanglah Proton tapi apakah ianya model atau hanya pengubahsuaian aksesori sahaja? Nampak seperti Proton Exora tapi bentuk bodynya kelihatan agak lain sedikit. Satu lagi kisah misteri yang perlu dirungkai oleh krew ProtonClub!
Berkemungkinan besar ianya adalah Proton Exora yang menggunakan enjin elektrik, ianya hanyalah jangkaan kami dan jika ianya benar maka rakyat Malaysia tidak lama lagi akan merasai jentera anda sendiri yang menggunakan kuasa elektrik sama seperti telefon bimbit anda! Mudah dan jimat! hehehehe.....~


Perodua melancarkan Viva Elite nya dan telah meningkatkan pengeluaran di Sabah dan Sarawak dengan harga RM42,000 seunit. Menurut Perodua MD Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh, sebanyak 240,000 jualan telah berjaya dibuat untuk kereta Viva sejak tahun 2007. Ianya dijual kebanyakkannya di Timur Malaysia terutama Sabah dan Sarawak. Mungkin sebab org sana lebih berminat kereta kompak dan kecil seperti Viva ni kot...

Thursday, 25 November 2010


Naza Italia will be unveiling the Maserati GranCabrio in Malaysia at the upcoming KLIMS next month. The four-seater drop top features a 4.7 litre V8 – which is also to be found on the GranTurismo S coupe, the basis for this car – offering 440 hp and 490 Nm, mated to a ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox.

The canvas top comprises a structure with a backbone consisting of five steel and aluminium spokes, covered with a triple-layer canvas available in six colours – there’s solid black and titanium grey as well as warm chocolate in that mix. The system, whch takes 28 seconds to fold up/down, weighs in at just 65 kg.

maserati grancabrio 2

Plenty of accessories and kit in this Trident, of course, from a 12 speaker Bose audio system, 7-inch high-resolution colour display with 30GB hard disk, Poltrona Frau Leather upholstery in 10 colour choices (these can be blended together for seats, dashboard, tonneau cover, steering wheel and gear knob) to Carbalho wood from Brazil, among the many fineries.

There’s also matching luggage you can specify – two different sets are available, one in complete leather, the other in leather and fabric, with an extensive palette of colours to choose from. A set consists of two wheeled and two vanity cases, with a single bag designed to be placed on the rear seats also available. Don’t think the luggage will be there at the show, but that’s not the reason you’d be heading to the Maserati display, methinks.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


The Mitsubishi ASX is here. This is the third and final part of the new model onslaught (after the Pajero and Lancer Sportback) by Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, which surely must be the busiest car company in the second half of 2010. The ASX, which was introduced in Japan as the RVR earlier this year, is billed as a compact crossover that aims to combine the good points of an SUV and a sedan.

At under 4.3 metres long, the ASX is noticeably smaller in footprint than the CR-V and X-Trail, but its 2,670 mm wheelbase actually betters the Honda and Nissan. The platform sitting under this 2WD crossover is adapted from bigger brother Outlander. Going with the compact and agile theme, turning radius is a class leading 5.3 metres. The suspension consists of MacPherson struts up front and multi links at the back, while the steering is an electric system.

The ASX is powered by the 4B11 2.0-litre engine as found in the Lancer. This DOHC 16-valve MIVEC unit produces 150 PS and 197 Nm of torque, which is slightly less than the C-segment sedan’s 155 PS/199 Nm, but it’s tuned to suit this application. Doing transmission duty is an INVECS-III CVT with 6-speed Sports Mode, controllable via nice and long magnesium shift paddles.

The kit list includes Active Stability Control (ASC), Hill Start Assist, dual front airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag, leather seats, cruise control, auto air con and a 2-DIN touch screen ICE system. The latter incorporates a reverse camera. Fully imported CBU from Japan, the ASX retails at RM139,980 OTR inclusive of insurance.

We’ve driven the ASX already – once in Japan and once in beautiful Langkawi – so look after the jump for our impressions and verdict!

Just a raised Lancer? That was what I expected before driving the ASX, but after two rounds of testing Mitsubishi’s compact crossover at the company’s Tokachi proving ground in Hokkaido and then closer to home in Langkawi, the ASX proved to be much more than that. Certain aspects that we don’t like about the Lancer have disappeared altogether!

Let’s start from the inside. It won’t take long to notice the more premium feel and better quality over the Lancer. Instead of making the entire dash panel out of soft plastic, Mitsubishi added a piece of slush material on the surface of the dash where your hands can reach. The front door caps are also of the same material, although the rear ones don’t get this treatment. The area where you rest your elbows are also padded and leather covered.

Leather is also found covering the seats, steering wheel and gear knob. It’s all in black, and the centre stack is in glossy black as well. There’s some silver and chrome accents to break the monotony. As usual for Mitsubishi, the area central to the driver is nicely done – the instruments are sporty and classy at the same time, the high-res full colour LCD trip computer display is cool and the three-spoke wheel feels as good as it looks. Making a repeat appearance are those long magnesium shift paddles that have a substantial action.

The centrepiece of the dash is the Kenwood touch screen entertainment system. This 2-DIN unit also doubles up as a display for the reverse camera. All the above combine for a pleasant interior that’s streets ahead of the Lancer in quality and fit – no unsightly gaps here! A good driving position is easy to find, the steering is adjustable for reach and the driver’s seat has a big height range.

We’re no big fans of the 4B11/CVT combo in the Lancer, which tiring drone is very uninspiring. And while the ASX uses the same engine and gearbox, the workings seem to much better insulated from the cabin. It feels sprightly from the get go, and there’s less of the elastic CVT response when you floor the pedal. Besides feeling more natural in D, the gearbox’s manual mode comes in handy in fast driving where you need immediate response. Performance and acceleration is entirely adequate, and there weren’t any situation where it was found to be lacking.

I was pleasantly surprised by the performance and looked up the specs. More surprise was in store. The ASX’s low kerb weight of 1,375 kg is actually 10 kg less than the Lancer GT’s, while the comparatively lethargic feeling Honda CR-V weighs 1,540 kg. That explains it all.

The ASX’s compact footprint suggests an agile crossover, and it delivers in the drive. The well weighted steering is precise and has reasonable feel, while the other controls feel natural. Wearing 16-inch wheels with high profile 65 series rubber, the ASX rides very well over bad roads, soaking up most of what Langkawi tarmac threw at it with ease. There’s some body roll in corners, but it’s not of the off-putting variety and doesn’t distract from the business of driving.

It’s no sports car of course, but the ASX isn’t too uncomfortable under hard driving, and you won’t feel awkward pushing it too. The addition of ASC in addition to ABS and EBD is commendable, as is the driver’s knee airbag.

Boot space isn’t spectacular but decent considering there’s a full sized spare inside the car, and the load height is quite low. It would be great if the Lancer Sportback’s handy seat folding levers were included here as well. Although the ASX’s wheelbase is 50 mm longer than the CR-V’s, it’s not reflected in rear legroom, which is more apparent in the Honda, proving that bare figures don’t tell the full story. Headroom isn’t generous, but adequate, and the ASX feels more compact inside than in a CR-V or Nissan X-Trail. Feels roomier than the Peugeot 3008, though.

There’s nothing groundbreaking about the Mitsubishi ASX, but it’s a likable car that’s decent to drive. Personally, I like its compact size, but reckon that there will be as many whose idea of an SUV/crossover is of a bulkier vehicle with more presence. If that’s you, the ASX won’t be in contention, but if you’re sold, the ASX’s attractive sub RM140K price tag plus two years free maintenance package will help to seal the deal.


Setelah Proton melancarkan model Inspira yang rekabentuknya sama seperti Mitsubishi Lancer. Ini kerana Proton mendapat kerjasama dengan MMC untuk menggunakan model itu menggantikan Proton Waja. Manakala MMC pula akan mengambil Proton Exora sebagai ganti. Disebabkan itu Mitsubishi Motors atau MMC mengeluarkan model lain iaitu Mitsubishi Lancer SX dengan dilengkapi enjin Mivec 2.0 liter. Ia mampu mengeluarkan kuasa 161 hp pada rpm 6000 dan 198 Nm torque pada 4250 Nm.
Mungkin model ini telah diubahsuai supaya ianya mempunyai kelainan berbanding Proton Inspira agaknya namun pihak Proton juga melakukan penambahbaikan pada Proton Inspira dimana pemanduannya lebih hebat kerana ciri2 pemanduan Lotus telah 'disuntik' pada Proton Inspira ini. Apapun bila dah ada pandu uji Inspira nanti kami akan siarkan artikelnya.


Lagi gambar Proton Saga BLM Facelift terbaru dari dekat. Korang tengoklah sendiri lampu depan kereta ini seakan-akan Honda. Lampu bahagian belakang pula hanya sedikit sahaja perubahan dilakukan. Namun apa yang menarik, di bahagian stereng terdapat butang kawalan dan ia menampakkan ciri2 kemewahan kereta ini.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010


It’s highly unlikely that anyone who can spend just a shade under a million for a vehicle would really be that mindful of just how much that ride consumes, but here it is anyway, a hybrid luxury sedan that gobbles up less fuel and goes gentler on your wallet.

Okay, so maybe that’s not quite the way to look at it. How about a “doing your part for the environment while ensconced in the lap of luxury” bit then?

Well, how about both, since the Lexus LS 600 h L manages the above in equal measure, and in inimitable style at that. The flagship hybrid luxury sedan is Lexus Malaysia’s latest introduction into the market, and making it a double do for the higher-end hybrid movement is the introduction of the RX 450 h SUV as well. Which of course earns Toyota the bragging rights as the first player to have three hybrids in the country, two of them luxury units.

Full story and gallery of launch photos after the jump.

Admittedly, the market for a hybrid such as the LS 600 h L is rather minute, but Lexus Malaysia says it’s all about giving customers a wider choice in the upper-end, and it’s certainly as big a hitter as you can get.

The car is powered by Lexus’ Hybrid Drive full hybrid system, which combines a 2UR-FSE 5.0 litre V8 block, permanent all-wheel drive and a high output electric motor. The engine is a development of the 4.6 litre pot found in the LS 460L, with stroke increased from 83.0mm to 89.5mm, and output figures are 389 hp at 6,400 rpm and 520 Nm at 4,000 rpm. As for the 650V electric motor, this one delivers 165 kW of power and 300 Nm of torque.

The battery pack in the LS 600 h L is a compact two-piece sealed NiMH unit with a total of 240 cells, delivering a total of 288V. It’s placed next to the rear air conditioning unit, located behind the rear seats. Naturally, this allows the car to run in electric vehicle (EV) mode, with the car able to run on battery and electric motor up to a 40 kph speed for a short distance.

Together, the hybrid powertrain generates a combined output rating of 438 bhp, but is able to return a very respectable 10.75 km per litre in combined cycle fuel consumption. Lexus says that in city traffic or slow speed driving, the car’s fuel consumption is over 30% lower than the LS 460 L.

Replacing the eight-speed automatic transmission here is the L110F electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (E-CVT). Fitting into the existing LS transmission tunnel, the tranny consists of two water-cooled motor generators, tagged MG1 and MG2, in this case a power split device and a motor-speed reduction device together with the transfer for the all-wheel drive system – MG1 fulfils the role of the starter motor and generator, while MG2 is the traction motor and acts as a generator for regenerative braking.

The permanent all-wheel drive system uses a Torsen Limited Slip Differential, developed exclusively for the car, offering a 40:60 split between the front and rear axles in normal driving and shifting the torque split automatically (during acceleration or braking), within the range of 30:70 to 50:50, under less than ideal road conditions. Speaking of which, the car has three switchable driving modes – Normal, Power and Snow – to pick from.

Of course, there’s more to the LS 600 h L, and it’s pretty much chock a block as you can get in terms of features and kit. Unique to it are blue accents on the LED headlamps, badging, door lower moulding, smart key fob and blue-tinted tail lamps.

Electronically controlled Adaptive Variable Air Suspension (AVS) comes as standard fitment, with three suspension damping control modes – Normal, Comfort and Sport – available, along with a ‘Height High’ mode that allows the car a 15mm higher ride height. The car comes with seven-spoke 19-inch aluminium alloy wheels wearing 245/45 series tyres.

Safety-wise, there’s the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system, which integrates and manages VSC, traction Control, ABS, EBD and brake assist, among other things, and the car comes with 11 airbags. Parking assistance too, through the Intelligent Parking Assist (IPA) system, which assists rear and parellel parking.

There’s plenty in the interior – three semi-aniline leather colours, together with two classic colours of all-black with medium brown walnut woodtrim and Mellow White with matt Ashburl woodtrim, as well as aluminium chrome trim accents, a centrally-mounted 8-inch Electronic Multi Vision (EMV) touchpanel, a TFT colour LCD combination meter, climate control and a Mark Levinson 7.1 Reference Surround System with 19 speakers and a 15-channel, 450 watt amplifier. Passengers at the back get a Rear Seat Entertainment System (made up of a separate DVD player and a center console mounted 9-inch LCD Screen), as well as rear left powered Ottoman seat, complete with Rear Seat Relaxation system.

A total of 11 exterior colours – with the final clear coating enhanced with a two-component paint with has anti-scratch nanotechnology polymer – are available for the LS 600h L, which is priced at RM998,500, on the road without insurance.

If the LS is a bit too big – or rich – for your tastes, then there’s always the RM520,200 (again, on the road, without insurance) RX 450 h to consider. The hybrid SUV features styling cues to clearly distinguish it from its petrol-only RX 350 sibling. The front bumper has a dark silver grille, with a wider and slimmer multi-bar design and a slim louvre in the bumper below the grille.

Additionally, there’s a different engine cover, chrome fog lamp surrounds, blue accents for the tail lamps, blue tinted emblems and ‘450h’ logo as well as ‘Hybrid’ logos on the plated side mouldings at the base of the rear doors. The SUV also gets exclusive 19-inch five-spoke split design alloy wheels – with 235/55 series tyres – in a darker shade.

The RX 450h’s Lexus Hybrid Drive system is made up of a purpose-developed Atkinson Cycle 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine, a 123 kW electric front drive motor, a 50 kW rear motor, a electronically controlled continuously variable transmission, a three-block, 10-module-each 288V hybrid battery (located below the rear seats) and compact new Power Control Unit (PCU).
The 2GR-FXE pot in this one shares the basic architecture as the RX 350’s engine, but features – besides the Atkinson Cycle operation – a water-cooled exhaust gas recirculation (and attendant pressure sensor), a hybrid-specific intake manifold with large sound resonators, intake-only VVT-i and an accessory belt to only drive the water pump. Output is 245 hp at 6,000 rpm and 317 Nm at 4,800 rpm, and the combined hybrid system output is rated at 295 hp, while offering an impressive 15.9 km per litre combined cycle fuel efficiency.

The powertrain consists of a front-axle system with an electronically-controlled continuously variable transmission (E-CVT) and an electric-drive rear axle. Similar to the LS 600 h L, the E-CVT transmission has two sets of planetary gears, one motor-speed reduction device and the other a power split device, which divides driving power between the petrol engine and electric motors, or combining both. The front motor’s maximum output is 123 kW and 335 Nm.

There’s no propeller shaft in the electric all-wheel drive system, which is called E-Four – the rear axle has its own drive source, in this case a motor-generator (with a built-in differential), offering 50 kW and 139 Nm of torque. Oh, and like the LS, the RX 450 h is able to run on electric mode, again up to a 40 kph speed, as long as there’s enough juice in the batteries to do so.
Among the many items on the kit list are semi-aniline leather front seats with a Power Cushion Extender which extends the edge of the front seat cushion by an extra 21mm, LED headlamps, a Lexus 12-speaker Premium Audio System, 10 airbags, a Side Parking Assist Monitor and nine exterior colour choices.

Monday, 22 November 2010


The new third-generation Suzuki Swift has bagged the Automotive Researchers and Journalists Conference of Japan (RJC) 2011 Japanese Car Of The Year award. The car won in the domestic category with a score of 288 points, ahead of Nissan’s March at 258 and Honda’s Fit Hybrid, which scored 215 points, and in awarding it the title, judges praised the Swift’s excellent interior quality as well as its driving stability and comfort, among other things.

It’s the second RJC Japanese COTY achievement for the Swift, with the previous incarnation winning the prize in 2006. The RJC is a non-profit organisation established in 1990, and made up of Japan-based automotive critics and journalists. Each year, the organisation bestows Car of The Year awards for both Japanese and import models, as well as for the Technology of The Year.

Incidentally, the Volkswagen Polo won the Import COTY title with 294 points, finishing ahead of the Citroen C3, which managed 223 points, and the winner for the technology award was Subaru’s EyeSight driving assistance system as found in the Legacy.

Sunday, 21 November 2010


Gempak tak gempak lah lakaran sebuah kereta Mercedes Benz BIOME iaitu sebuah concept cars. Diilhamkan menggunakan kuasa pecutan bio, beratnya pula hanya 454kg, mempunyai 2+2 tempat duduk membuatkan anda selesa memandu kereta jenis ini. Ianya boleh dilihat di Los Angeles.


The £140,000 Aston Martin Rapide not luxurious enough for you? Try the Luxe, a new higher trim level for Aston’s Austrian made “four-door sports car”.

The standard Rapide’s spec list is already very long, but the Luxe adds a choice of exclusive colour options, including Quantum Silver and Concours Blue, bespoke six-piece luggage set that matches the cabin, rear-seat DVD entertainment system with wireless headphones plus glass switchgear and key fob. Also new is the ventilation system, which allows for three temperature settings in the cabin.

The Rapide Luxe is priced around £157,445 (depending on options), which is a £17,000 premium over the standard model. It is powered by a hand-built 6.0-litre V12 with 470 hp and 600 Nm of torque.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Thursday, 18 November 2010


Mercedes-Benz Malaysia memperkenalkan siri R Class. Bentuk seakan MPV membuatkan ianya menjadi pilihan untuk mereka yang mempunyai keluarga yg besar. Ia boleh didapati dengan harga dalam lingkungan RM470,888.00 dan RM478,888. Amacam murah tak?

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Ini adalah design yang direka oleh McLaren IED Crossover Concept 2020. Kalau kita lihat memang melambangkan ciri2 kereta masa depan tapi ramai juga berpendapat kereta masa depan mampu terbang, namun ini cuma ramalan. Ada logiknya gambar yang diadaptasikan oleh McLaren ini menjadi kenyataan kerana sekarang ni pun memang menggunakan teknologi 4 roda. Bila tengok balik, kalau kita pakai kereta macamni dah tentu macam kereta superhero seperti Batman, Tom & Jerry dan sebagainya... Hahahaha...!!


Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has introduced another locally-assembled W 204 C-Class model, in this case the range topping C 300, and it’s the first ever 3.0 litre displacement C-Class to be done here.

This one, in Avantgarde trim, comes replete with an AMG sports package, and can be identified externally by its twin exhaust tailpipes besides its variant badge. Aside from that, the exterior is accentuated by front and rear aprons and side skirts.

It’s powered by the M272 3.0 litre V6 pot, which offers 231 hp at 6,000 rpm and 300 Nm at 2,500-5,000 rpm, mated to a 7G-tronic seven-speed tranny. Performance figures for the car include a 246 kph top speed, a 7.2 secs 0-100 kph sprint time and a claimed combined fuel consumption of 9.4-9.6 per 100 km.

Going the AMG route gets the car a lowered suspension featuring shorter springs and thicker stabiliser bars, and this translates into the C 300 sitting 15 mm lower than the C 200 CGI Elegance. You also get perforated front brake discs and sporty looking brake calipers to boot.

Besides the sports suspension, the car – which goes for RM320,888 – also gets 18-inch AMG alloy wheels with mixed size tyres, in this case 225/40 series fronts and 255/35 rears.

Other interior components of the AMG Sports Package include a three-spoke steering wheel with gearshift paddles, brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs as well as floor mats with AMG lettering.

MBM introduced the car in Sepang, towards the end of its latest intallment of its Mercedes-Benz Driving Experience program. The limited drive time involved intimated that it’s a tidy enough offering, and for sure it showed up the C 200 K’s that were also doing track duty to be anaemic in comparison, though you wouldn’t have to be a genius to figure that one out. Hopefully, a proper road test in the near future will show what the C 300 Avantgarde AMG is really made of.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Power tak enjin Proton Saga BLM ni? Boleh capai speed sampai 200 KM/H tu... Cuma satu je masalah pada Proton Saga BLM ni, bukan masalah la tapi ketidakbestsan nye ialah kurang pick up dan rasa berat je mungkin disebabkan body kereta yang besar dan jenis sedan kan. Apapun kereta ini memang Economic Cars sesuai untuk pilihan yang sudah berkeluarga dan kalau diubahsuai boleh menarik citarasa pengguna muda khususnya.

*Note: Anda dinasihatkan supaya tidak meniru aksi diatas kerana merbahaya.