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Bang & Olufsen Sound System with Symphoria in the new Audi TT

The new Audi TT also demonstrates its innovativeness in the Hi-Fi arena. The Bang & Olufsen Sound System in the coupe uses innovative Symphoria technology for a fascinating audio experience.

Bang & Olufsen Sound System with Symphoria in the Audi TT. Operated via the Audi virtual cockpit

The Bang & Olufsen Sound System with Symphoria is used in the top-of-the-line version of the new Audi TT. A processor analyzes intrusive cabin noise detected by a microphone to optimize the sound image. When combined with MMI navigation plus, sound is also output in 5.1 surround format. With 680 watts of power, the amplifier controls twelve speakers, including two center speakers and two encapsulated bass boxes in the doors. The sound system is visually accentuated by the strip of anodized aluminum bearing the logo of the Danish Hi‑Fi specialists that runs along the edge of the woofer. White LED light emanates from a narrow LED light guide.

With this system, Audi has once again substantially enhanced the premium audio experience. In collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Erlangen, the automaker developed the Symphoria software for the post-processing and rendering of audio signals. In the first step, the program separates the individual sound components within the audio signal with the help of a semantic analysis process. It then distributes the separated audio objects inside the interior of the car. The sound image becomes wider and deeper, conveying an entirely new spatial impression. Each passenger enjoys a top-quality, extremely precise audio experience.

Audi has already been setting benchmarks for automotive sound systems for years now. High‑end audio with the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System premiered in the Audi A8 in 2005. In 2012, premium sound from the Danish hi‑fi specialists found its into way to the compact class in the third-generation Audi A3. With Symphoria, the brand with the four rings is now taking a large step in the direction of 3D sound, a technology that Audi first presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in early 2013. 3D sound enables the listener to also experience the spatial height as a third dimension – the next development step on the way to the audio experience of the future.

All New Honda Jazz 2014 Officially Launched in Malaysia. Price starts from RM72,800

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The wait is over! Honda Malaysia has officially launched the all new 2014 Honda Jazz. Available for viewing / test-drive / booking in all Honda showrooms nationwide. The all new Honda Jazz is now available in 3 variants – S, E and V variants. 

All 3 variants of the new Honda Jazz comes with the 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine which produces 120PS at 6,600rpm and 145Nm of torque. What’s excitingly new in this new model of Honda Jazz is the newly developed ‘Earth Dreams’ technology CVT gearbox. It is reported to claim 17.81km/L of fuel consumption. 

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Though the interior is similar to the current Honda City model, there are still slight differences that you can on the Jazz apart from the City’s interior. On the Jazz, there’s no ECON mode / button, cruise control and also no paddle shifts. What’s special is the rear seats that is able to fold in almost every way. Apart from folding it flat down, you can also have the option to lift up the base of the seat to insert tall items into the car. Both the front seats can also be reclined flat for long items inserting from the back. 

Comes base in all variants includes halogen headlamps, LED tail lamps, ABS, EBD and also brake assist. Grade S will feature a manual air-conditioning system, single-DIN head unit and only 4 speakers, dual airbags and 15″ steel wheels with plastic covers (not sport rims).

 Grade E, on the other hand, will come with much more accessories. Touch panel auto-aircond system, a console box with armrest, leather wrapped steering wheel, 15″ sport rims, 4 speakers, standard double-DIN audio system head unit, dual airbags. The grade E variants adds in hill-start assist, emergency start-stop signal and also VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist).

As for the top ranging Grade V, packed with whole lot of accessories such as 6 airbags, 16″ alloy wheels, 7-inch touch screen with HDMI connectivity, steering is mounted with a hands-free telephone control.

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You can now have an option to customize your Honda Jazz with either Modulo Package or the Mugen Package. The Modulo Package will include bodykit, sport pedals at only RM2,650. Adding on further customization, you can add on foot lights, cargo tray, trunk organizer and side step illumination at only RM1,250. As for the Mugen Package, it will include bodykit, spoiler and Mugen badge at RM4,900

OTR price for the all new 2014 Honda Jazz would be :-
Jazz (Grade S) - RM72,800
Jazz (Grade E) - RM79,800
Jazz (Grade V) - RM87,800

The all new Jazz will be available in few colors – Tinted Silver (new), Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic, Tafetta White, Crystal Black Pearl and Modern Steel Metallic. 5 years warranty with unlimited mileage included. 

Check out the 2014 Honda Jazz gallery below :

Jalan-Jalan Balik Kampung Dengan Shell V-Power

In celebration of the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri festivities, Shell V-Power has just launched a new contest called “Jalan-Jalan Balik Kampung Dengan Shell V-Power”, which aims to make the long balik kampung drive much more enjoyable with Shell V-Power – the formula for driving excitement.

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This month-long contest will give Malaysians a chance to share their balik kampung tips with some of the nation’s most well-known personalities, including comedian Nabil Ahmad; singer Heliza Helmi; and real-life couple, actor-director Farid Kamil and actress/model Diana Danielle, as they embark on their very own personal balik kampung journey powered by Shell V-Power.

“Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a festive occasion celebrated by Malaysians all over the country, as everyone prepares for the long journey home to their loved ones. Malaysians can now share their excitement with their favourite celebrities by recommending balik kampung tips that can win them a private meet-and-greet session with them. Whilst it is important to reach the destination safely, we also hope that Malaysians would also enjoy the journey itself, powered by Shell V-Power as they “jalan-jalan,” said Tuan Haji Azman Ismail, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. and Shell Timur Sdn. Bhd.

Participants who take part in this contest stand a chance to win a dinner and drive for two with their chosen celebrity. Up to two lucky winners per celebrity will be chosen for sharing the most interesting or exciting balik kampung tip that can enrich the journey of their favourite star, from driving tips on the road to delicious local foods or even scenic sightseeing spots – little bursts of excitement in an already exhilarating trip fuelled by Shell V-Power.

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“As one of the world’s most advanced fuels, Shell V-Power is more than just a fuel for your car: it is a formula for driving excitement. Besides ensuring that drivers get the best from their car, Shell V-Power is the only fuel for those who are not only passionate about their car but also passionate about the driving experience. After all, it was developed via our 60-year technical partnership with the Ferrari team, using experience that we’ve gained from the Formula One race track,” added Tuan Haji Azman.

The celebrities, who will be making the long drive home for the festivities, have also expressed their excitement for the journey, which will be powered by Shell V-Power.

“Driving home is always the most exciting part of Hari Raya Aidilfitri and I can’t wait to embark on my trip. I love discovering the amazing sights and sounds of our beautiful country during these long drives, so this is really the time for me to excite my journey with Shell V-Power,” said Nabil, who hails from Kampung Baharu Mambau, Negeri Sembilan.

“Driving up to Kedah is always a treat for us as a couple,“ said Farid Kamil, who will be co-driving with his wife, Diana Danielle. “Although the pinnacle of excitement for our balik kampung journey is always when we are reunited with family, we absolutely love indulging our senses along the way. It’s almost like our personal driving adventure! We hope that this time, with Shell V-Power, our adventures will be even more exciting than before.”

Singer Heliza Helmi also expressed her excitement about driving home to Kuala Terengganu, where she was born. “The best part about driving to the East Coast is the long roads and endless expanse of sea and scenery that I can take in at my own leisure. With Shell V-Power, there’s definitely no better place to be than behind the wheel feeling the exhilaration of the drive!”   “Jalan-Jalan Balik Kampung Dengan Shell V-Power” kicks off on 14 July 2014 and ends on August 2014. During this four-week period, participants can join the contest by submitting their balik kampung tips at www.shell.com.my/balikkampung. Fans will also be able to follow the live updates of their favourite celebrities on social media via the hashtag #vpowerbalikkampung, as well as catch them on Astro channels throughout Ramadan and Syawal.

Additionally, from 17 to 27 July 2014, customers can stop by selected Shell Helix Service Centers on their balik kampung journey home and enjoy a free 15-point car inspection check. There will also be sampling activities hosted at selected stations from 23 to 27 July 2014 and 30 July to 3 August 2014, while customers will also receive free duit raya envelopes.

All-new Honda Jazz will be launched in Malaysia this month!

The All-New Jazz that is due to arrive this month in Malaysia. The 3rd Generation All-New Jazz maintains its well-loved and popular design concept of being practical, stylish and compact while offering an enhanced powertrain and completely new redesigned body. Meanwhile, the interior comfort, fuel economy, styling and driving performance is brought to a higher level.

The Jazz is not without its own following and fans worldwide. It captured the hearts of many from the day it was launched in 2001, with over 4.87 million units sold worldwide to-date. Both the first and second generations were also accorded numerous awards which is testament to its design excellence and wide acceptance.

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Since the introduction of the CKD Jazz Petrol last July, Honda Malaysia have sold more than 6,770 units in less than one year. Comparatively, the CBU Jazz Petrol sales for 5 years prior to 2013 averaged at about 650 units a year. This big jump in sales clearly indicate that Honda Malaysia’s strategy of expanding its production capacity and locally assembling the Jazz is indeed in the right direction with the current market sentiment. This can only mean one thing, that the cost savings has been translated to the end users, without compromising on the quality of the Jazz.

The All-New Jazz will be available in three variants namely the Jazz S, Jazz E and Jazz V. All 3 variants are powered by the enhanced 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine (maximum power 120PS @ 6,600 rpm and maximum torque 145Nm @ 4,600 rpm) coupled with the advanced new Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that was developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology to provide the perfect combination of driving performance and fuel efficiency.

Measuring 3,955 mm in length, 1,524 mm in height with a width of 1,694 mm, the All-New Jazz epitomizes Honda’s philosophy of “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum”, providing overwhelming space and comfort for both driver and passengers that is ahead of its competitors. Known for its innovative features such as central fuel tank and easily-transformable Ultra Seats with rear seat reclining, the 3rd Generation All-New Jazz is developed based on the concept of “Best Functional Compact” to capture the hearts of customers who demand for a car that is fun yet versatile and functional to meet the needs of their multi-faceted lifestyles.

Exterior wise, the All-New Jazz carries Honda’s new design identity of the “Solid Wing Face” which was developed based on the “Exciting H Design!!!” concept. On the interiors, the All-New Jazz offers a sophisticated futuristic cockpit with thoughtful and practical interior features as a result of the new design concept. Some of the first-in-class features that customers can expect are 7-inch Display Audio, Touch Panel Auto Air Conditioning and 9 Cup Holders.

The All-New Jazz has all the important and necessary safety features you will expect from a Honda car. With safety features such as 6 Airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Emergency Start Stop signal and Hill Stop Assist (HSA), owners of the All-New Jazz can have a peace of mind and focus on the joy of driving the car!

The All-New Jazz will be available for bookings from 1- 15 July 2014. With a low interest rate of 2.53% and a chance to win a trip to the Maldives, Honda Malaysia is leaving no room for excuses!  Book the All-New Jazz now and wait to be surprised!

Lamborghini Anniversary Special Editions start displaying from July in Lamborghini Hong Kong Pop-Up Museum

The first-ever Lamborghini Pop-Up Museum in Hong Kong located at Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown is open for free to public from now until September 2014, in celebration of the Lamborghini’s heritage with more than 50 years of history. The Museum has attracted over 10,000 visitors since its opening in May. A collection of the iconic Lamborghini car models will be showcased on rotation to give a glimpse of the brand’s epochal designs at different periods of time. In addition, the Museum is now featuring a line-up of Lamborghini anniversary edition, including the well renowned Diablo SE 30th Anniversary Edition, the Murciélago 40th Anniversary that marked an important milestone in the history of Lamborghini, and the Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario Roadster.

Lamborghini Anniversary Special Editions start displaying from July in Lamborghini Hong Kong Pop-Up Museum

Mr. Albert Wong, Director of Lamborghini Hong Kong, said, “The three Lamborghini anniversary editions on display soon are all delivered by Kingsway Cars Limited, which has been the official dealer of Lamborghini in Hong Kong since 1992. These models marked more than 50 years of Lamborghini’s heritage as well as the important milestones in Kingsway’s development. We are very honored to have the opportunity to showcase these rare and prestige anniversary models in a special place like this for local car enthusiasts.”

Lamborghini Pop-Up Museum Opening Hours

Date: From now until September 2014
Time: 10am – 7pm, Monday – Sunday (Open on Public Holidays)
Venue: G/F., Soundwill Plaza II Midtown, 1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay
Admission: Free