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World premiere of the New Porsche 911 Targa @ NAIAS

At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Porsche is presenting the latest generation of the extravagant 911 model to the public. This model is the first to combine the classic Targa concept with state-of-the-art roof technology. Just like the legendary original Targa model, the new model features the characteristic wide bar in place of the B-pillars, a movable roof section above the front seats and a wraparound rear window with no C-pillar.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

But unlike the classic models, the roof segment on the new Targa can be opened and closed at the push of a button. When the button is actuated, the fully automatic roof system stows the convertible top behind the rear seat system, providing a real spectacle. The rear-weighted design of the PTM all-wheel drive fitted as standard is a typical Porsche feature, and guarantees that this latest 911 model also offers optimum driving dynamics on all road surfaces and in all weather conditions.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

With these features, the new 911 Targa is presenting itself as a high-quality, innovative remake of the classic vehicle from 1965. The model shares a great deal in common with the 911 Carrera 4 cabriolet models; up to the window line, the technology and body of the vehicles is more or less the same. The combination of the wide rear end that is typical of all-wheel drive models, the Targa bar and the dome-shaped rear window gives the latest 911 an extremely sporty appearance and a low-slung profile. 

As with the predecessor model, the new Targa generation comes in two versions available exclusively with all-wheel drive. The 911 Targa 4 is powered by a 3.4-litre, 350 hp (257 kW) flat engine. Equipped with the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Sport Chrono package, this model accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds and boasts a top speed of 282 km/h. Its NEDC fuel consumption figures are between 9.5 and 8.7 litres/100 km, depending on transmission, which corresponds to a CO2 emissions level of between 223 and 204 g/km. The top model is the 911 Targa 4S, which delivers 400 hp (294 kW) from a displacement of 3.8 litres.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

This model reaches a top speed of 296 km/h and, with the PDK and Sport Chrono package fitted, accelerates in 4.4 seconds. Its fuel consumption fluctuates between 10.0 and 9.2 litres per 100 km, depending on transmission, which corresponds to a CO2 level of between 237 and 214 g/km. With these figures, the model is on a par with the high standard set by the 911 Carrera 4 cabriolet models in terms of engine and road performance, as well as efficiency. Both sports cars are certified for compliance with the Euro 6 emissions standard. 

The new 911 Targa model is scheduled to be launched in Malaysia Q3 2014.

Photo Gallery: 2014 Porsche 911 Targa

UMW Toyota Motor Introduces The All-New Toyota Corolla Altis

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Toyota has stretched the wheelbase of the latest Corolla Altis to deliver advances in design, interior space and driving appeal. The 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis will be produced in Thailand for the Malaysian market and launching on the 20th Jan 2014. 

UMW Toyota Motor announced the confirmed price of the All-New Toyota Corolla Altis. Below is the summary of the On-The Road (OTR) price for All-New Toyota Corolla Altis (all variants).

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2014 Mitsubishi ASX CKD Now Open for Bookings In Malaysia

On last Friday, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has announced that the local assemble Mitsubishi ASX is now open for bookings at all Mitsubishi showrooms nationwide ahead of its official line-off ceremony later this month. The local assembled Mitsubishi ASX compact SUV offers in two variants: 2WD and 4WD.

Local Assembled Mitsubishi ASX-2WD 

Both variants are equipped with Auto Rain & Light Sensor, leather seats, GPS Navigation System, Front & Rear Parking Sensors with Reverse camera, Automatic Air Conditioner and High Contrast Speedometer.  The 4WD variant is further packaged with more equipment’s such as Panoramic roof, Paddle Shifters, Push Start Button and Security Window Tint.

Down from RM139k (CBU model), now the prices of CKD models start from RM114,269.50 for the 2WD and RM128,879.50 for the 4WD variant on-the-road without insurance. The CKD (Complete-knocked-down) ASX is available in Black Mica, Titanium Grey, Cool Silver and Solid White and comes with a warranty of 5 years unlimited mileage.

Local Assembled Mitsubishi ASX-4WD

Powered by a  2.0-litre MIVEC engine with 150PS of power and 197Nm of torque, the Malaysian built ASX is engineered for exceptional fuel efficiency of 13.2km/litre. The 2.0-litre engine is mated with INVECS- III CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) featuring Sports Mode, tuned to deliver effortless acceleration from any speed. The entire power plant is similar to Proton Inspira and Mitsubishi Lancer GT.

The Mitsubishi ASX is an easy handling mid-size SUV that fits perfectly in the city with excellent maneuverability and a class leading turning radius of 5.3 meters, the best turning radius in its class. Both variants come with safety features such as dual airbags and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD).

The 4WD variant comes with Hill Start Assist (HSA) to make it an easy start off on a steep uphill slope by preventing the vehicle from rolling backwards, Traction Control Function and Active Stability Control (ASC) which uses onboard sensors to analyse the vehicle’s motion and identify lateral wheel slippage.

For FastMotoring’s test drive report of the Mitsubishi ASX (CBU model), please refer to: http://www.fastmotoring.com/index.php/2012/06/mitsubishi-asx-test-drive-review-in-malaysia/

Honda City Mugen Limited Edition

Honda City Mugen

Mugen City Limited Edition, first glance you may think this is an after-market product. However, this is actual the production model of actul Mugen City limited edition. While it may not get a featured in Mugen’s official website, it is a limited edition done by Honda Philippines. Only available in Philippines, this Honda City based Mugen limited edition with Mugen parts are only available for a very limited of 20 units.

 The front will be fitted with unique Mugen front sports grille, front bodykit along with the side spoiler. These 20 units will be only available in white. No Mugen performance parts on engine nor brakes or exhaust are installed.

Mugen Honda City Rear

The Mugen Honda City will be fitted rear body kit with diffuser design and rear wing spoiler that resembles the Type R spoiler. Honda Philippines said this limited edition,

“will enhances the ownership experience by being equipped with original genuine MUGEN accessories ;  enhance the already sporty design of the standard City model and make it stand out on the road. The City MUGEN Limited Edition under the concept “SUPERLATIVE ACTIVE SPORTS” produced to emphasize the specific characteristics of the City, “Stream line design” and “Nimble handling” with the aero dynamic parts seek to satisfy the sporty taste and excellently designed to meet the customer’s desire for ultimate style and performance.”

It is good to know there is a Mugen Honda City existence. However this is not available in Malaysia, our only option would be sourcing from aftermarket’s Mugen Honda City Bodykit.

The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Unveiled

The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is a new dimension in luxury super car. The Huracán LP 610-4 is powered by a new 610hp V10 engine. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of over 325 km/h.

The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Unveiled

The all-new 
Huracán Lamborghini is not only presenting the successor to the iconic Gallardo, 
but is also redefining the benchmark for luxury super sports cars in this segment. 
With its pure and unique design, an innovative technology package, outstanding 
dynamics and excellent quality, the Huracán offers a super sports car experience 
on a whole new level.

The Huracán combines absolute performance with easy-to-drive road behaviour and both luxurious and sport-oriented finish. With the Huracán, Lamborghini is taking a big step into the future, and enhancing the brand’s illustrious history with the next automotive legend.

The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Unveiled

Starting from January 2014 the Huracán will be the protagonist of over 130 private preview events in more than 60 cities throughout the world. The Lamborghini Huracán will make its world public debut at the Geneva Motorshow 2014.

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

The Huracán is produced at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese on an entirely newly equipped production line. Delivery to the first customers is planned for spring 2014.