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All-New Honda HR-V Compact SUV Debuts in Malaysia at RM 99,800

Honda Malaysia is poised to set the benchmark in the new Compact SUV segment with the launch of its All-New HR-V. The HR-V which stands for Hip & Smart Runabout Vehicle will change the SUV playing field by opening up a brand new segment – the Compact SUV.

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The overall concept of the All-New HR-V came about after receiving feedback from customers that were looking for an affordable SUV that encompasses a sense of security and status while boasting high usability. This vehicle achieves all these by combining the toughness of a SUV, the personal feel of a Coupe and the utility of a Minivan.

The All-New HR-V has been making headlines in every country where it was launched and is currently the best-selling Compact SUV in Japan. In Thailand and Indonesia, the All-New HR-V has received overwhelming response and bookings.

Honda Malaysia President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Roslan Abdullah said, “In Malaysia, the SUV segment has shown significant growth over the years. Back in 2010, the SUV segment was 18,000 units. In just 5 years, it has grown by 74% to over 31,000 units with a 4.7% market share. Despite this rapid growth, the SUV segment is still dominated by upper SUVs. This means that there is no suitable and affordable SUV for the up-graders from entry segments. The SUV segment is missing a compact model which bridges the gap between upper SUVs and entry level sedans.”

Seeing the huge opportunity, Honda Malaysia continues to keep their commitment to excite the market with value for money and attractive products at affordable prices. Three variants of the All-New HR-V, namely the S, E and V were introduced at the price tags of RM99,800, RM108,800 and RM118,800 respectively to meet the needs of the market.

This Dynamic Compact SUV is the ideal vehicle for Gen-Y singles, young couples, and young families who value their lifestyles. These people work hard, spend more time socializing, and enjoy sports or weekend activities.

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The exterior design is based on the ‘Dynamic Cross Solid’ concept, reflecting the coupe-like aero-cabin, strong lower body and powerful look. The rear door handles were integrated into the side windows to further enhance its coupe-like appearance. The All-New HR-V also features the Exciting H Design!!! Concept, where the “H” represents the Human Center, emphasizing on the driver and passengers while the solid wing face and unified grille and lights create a stylish yet tough exterior.

Performance wise, the All-New HR-V features a 1.8L i-VTEC SOHC engine built on a new Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology. This combination enhances the fun and excellent performance aspect for a smooth driving experience during cruising or while being stuck in a traffic jam.

A quick look inside, the All-New HR-V utilizes Honda’s original centre tank layout to achieve class leading boot space and spaciousness equivalent to a class above SUV. The High-Deck Centre Console with armrest was utilised to achieve both personal space and usability at a high level. Through the Multi-Utility Cargo Space, various versatile rear seat configurations from Utility Mode, Tall Mode to Long Mode can be adjusted to meet the needs of all lifestyles and uses.

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Its smart interface features include a 7-inch Display Audio, One Touch Turn Signal, Touch Panel Auto Air Conditioning, Smart Entry with Push Start Button, Cruise Control and ECON Mode for a smooth, at-your-fingertip operation while the speedometer features an illumination ring, which changes colour based on the driving mode to indicate economical driving. High quality materials such as fabric soft pads were used for most occupant touch points.

The All-New HR-V offers a comprehensive range of active and passive safety features such as 6 Airbags (V Variant; Dual Front SRS Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags and Side Airbags), Multi-Angle Rearview Camera (V Variant), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), LED Daytime Running Light (DRL) (V Variant), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), and ISOFIX. Advanced technology features namely the new Automatic Brake Hold and Electric Parking Brake are made available for all variants. These features can be easily activated with a push of a switch and lever respectively. To further enhance safety during collision, a high tensile steel frame was added to the middle part of the body to improve absorption of the collision force.

The All-New HR-V is available in the five colours of Modern Steel Metallic, Taffeta White, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and Ruse Black Metallic.

Honda Malaysia extends a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage and a service interval of 10,000km for this All-New HR-V at all 78 dealerships nationwide. For owners who desire a sportier and more individualistic look of the All-New HR-V, Honda Malaysia offers two Utility packages and two Modulo packages, starting at an affordable price of RM1,550.

The All-New HR-V is a new segment in vehicle offerings and Honda Malaysia has set a challenging target to sell 700 units monthly.

2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 Unveiled

The new member of the Porsche GT family is the Cayman GT4. This is the first time Porsche is introducing a GT sports car based on the Cayman which has components of the 911 GT3. A lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nürburgring positions the Cayman GT4 as the new benchmark at the top of its market segment. It also makes a clear statement that Porsche will continue to promote radical two-door sports cars in the future – sports cars that are developed at the Motorsport department in Weissach.

2015 Porsche Cayman GT4

The engine, chassis, brakes and aerodynamic design of the Cayman GT4 are configured for maximum driving dynamics; yet the top model still retains the versatility and everyday utility that are typical of the two-seat Porsche coupe. It is powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six engine with 385 hp (283 kW), which is derived from the 911 Carrera S engine. Its power is always transmitted by a six-speed manual gearbox with dynamic gearbox mounts. The Cayman GT4 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds; its top speed is 295 km/h. The car’s NEDC fuel consumption is 10.3 l/100 km. The chassis – which features a 30 mm lower body position and a generously sized brake system – consists nearly entirely of components from the 911 GT3.

2015 Porsche Cayman GT4

On its exterior, the Cayman GT4 is clearly differentiated from related mid-engine coupes. Three distinctive inlet openings at the front and a large fixed rear wing are part of an aerodynamic package which is systematically designed for downforce. Upon request, the Cayman GT4 can be equipped even more comprehensively for sporty use. Options include the PCCB ceramic brake system, full shell seats made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), a custom Sport Chrono Package with the unique Track Precision app and a Club Sport Package.

2015 Porsche Cayman GT4

The interior of the Cayman GT4 is designed so that the driver and front passenger can experience unfiltered driving enjoyment. They sit on sport seats, upholstered in a combination of leather and Alcantara, which are distinguished by very good lateral support. The new GT4 sport steering wheel guarantees ideal control and direct steering feedback due to its compact dimensions.

Technical aspects of the new GT sports car are based on the 911 GT3. As a mid-engine sports car and a prime example of driving dynamics in its class – it follows the conceptual tradition of such cars as the 904 GTS, 911 GT1, Carrera GT and 918 Spyder.

GT sports cars from Porsche embody the most passionate connection possible between everyday driving and the race track and thereby the sporty core of the brand: Intelligent Performance. Four out of five drivers of Porsche sports cars with this classification also use them on the race track.

The Cayman GT4 celebrates its world premiere in early March at the Geneva International Motor Show.

Porsche Cayman GT4: Urban fuel consumption 14.8 l/100 km; extra-urban fuel consumption 7.8 l/100 km; combined fuel consumption 10.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 238 g/km.

Photo Gallery: 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4

ETCM announced Nissan Relief Campaign for affected Nissan Customers

Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) and Tan Chong Ekspres Auto Servis (TCEAS) today announced the commencement of the “Nissan Relief Campaign” for Nissan customers in flood-stricken areas around the country.

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The campaign aims to assist owners whose Nissan vehicles have been damaged by the current floods that have hit the states of Malaysia, mainly Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Perlis and Sabah. The Nissan Relief Campaign will provide:

1. 25 percent discount on Nissan genuine spare parts on affected Nissan vehicles.
2. 25 percent discount on labour charges on affected Nissan vehicles.
3. Free towing charges on affected Nissan vehicles of up to RM150.
4. Three (3) months or 5,000 km warranty on labour and Nissan genuine parts replacement on affected Nissan vehicles.

“As a Malaysian company, our growth has only been due to the support Malaysians have given us throughout the years. And with the flood situation being one of the worst in this country’s history, this is one way we can help relief the burden of our customers. It is our responsibility to do what we can to assist those who have supported us in their time of need,” says Mr Tan Keng Meng, Director of Marketing and Product Planning of ETCM.

The Nissan Relief Campaign will run with immediate effect, till 28 February 2015. Flood victims are urged to send their affected Nissan vehicles to the nearest service centre.

For further enquiries, customers can contact the 24-hour Nissan Customer Care Centre hotline number at 1800-88-3838.

Honda Malaysia initiates flood relief programme for affected customers

Honda Malaysia has initiated its Flood Relief Programme to aid Honda customers whose cars are affected by the flood.

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Honda Malaysia is providing parts discount of 50% off all genuine parts that were affected by the flood with immediate effect and will run until 31 March 2015.This effort is to help Honda owners affected by the severe flood, which has now distressed nine states in Malaysia.

Customers are advised to bring along their police report on the damaged car and insurance cover note to any Honda dealers in the affected areas to have their car assessed and damage repaired once the flood situation has subsided.

Honda Malaysia’s thoughts and prayers are with the many affected people and this programme is a small effort to assist their customers and help ease the burden of repairs for their cars.

Customers can call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020 for more information on this Flood Relief Programme.

The new Audi Q7 – Sportiness, efficiency, premium comfort

With the new Audi Q7, Audi is setting standards in the premium SUV segment. 325 kilograms less weight and the low center of mass make it extremely agile. At the same time, it is the most spacious car in its segment. Although the exterior dimensions have gotten smaller, it offers substantially more interior room for passengers and luggage. Its innovative assistance and infotainment systems take the SUV to the front of the pack. The efficient engines consume 26 percent less fuel on average.

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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development: “The new Audi Q7 is a statement of our competence. Weighing 325 kilograms (716.5 lb) less, it sets the benchmark in its class. It is around 26 percent more efficient and is equipped with the latest assistance systems, infotainment modules and connect features.”
With a curb weight of just 1,995 kilograms (4,398.2 lb) (as 3.0 TDI), the new

Audi Q7 is the lightest in its class. It weighs 325 kilograms (716.5 lb) less than the previous model. With its lightweight, multimaterial body and an all-new chassis, it is comfortable while at the same time offering the typical performance of a sporty Audi – and that with top-notch CO2 values. Audi engineers have reduced the fuel consumption of the Q7 by as much as 28 percent (TFSI) and 23 percent (TDI).

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The engines set top marks in the segment of large SUVs with all-wheel drive. The 3.0 TDI with 200 kW (272 hp) and the 3.0 TFSI with 245 kW (333 hp) accelerate the new Audi Q7 from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 6.1 seconds (TFSI) and 6.3 seconds (TDI), respectively. The diesel V6 consumes on average just 5.7 liters of fuel per
100 kilometers (41.3 US mpg), corresponding to 149 grams of CO2 per kilometer (239.8 g/mi).

The Audi Q7 also sets standards with respect to the operating concept, infotainment, connectivity and driver assistance systems. The second-generation modular infotainment platform is on board, as is the Audi virtual cockpit. The new MMI all-in-touch control unit with large touchpad makes operation child’s play. Other attractive innovations include the expanded services from Audi connect, the
Audi tablet for the rear seat passengers and the two sound systems with 3D audio. Smartphone integration with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is also new. The new Audi Q7 is one of the first cars worldwide to offer these functions.

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One highlight is the comprehensive portfolio of new driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assistant. No other production vehicle in the world currently offers more.

The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro, which will be launched a short time later, is the first plug in hybrid from Audi with a diesel engine. It impresses with system 275 kW (373 hp) of system output and a system torque of 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft), and is also the world’s first diesel plug-in hybrid with quattro all-wheel drive in the premium SUV segment. It consumes just 1.7 liters per 100 kilometers (138.4 US mpg), which corresponds to less than 50 grams CO2 per kilometer (80.5 g/mi). A full battery charge is sufficient for a distance of 56 kilometers (34.8 mi).