web analytics
isabel marant sneaker
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Breaking News

A More Refined Lexus CT 200h Debuts for 2014

Lexus has unveiled its new-look CT 200h featuring new styling, improved body structure, revised suspension and new specification ahead of its 2014 introduction. However, there is no date when the 2014 model will be coming to our shore.

13_WP_Front37_Luxlr

Central to these improvements are additional spot welding and body strengthening measures, revised suspension tune for improved ride comfort and a new styling package.

The new CT 200h combines increased body rigidity, suspension revisions and enhanced aerodynamics with comprehensive NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) measures to offer a more refined, comfortable driving experience and an even quieter cabin environment.

15_WP_Side_IPlr

Body rigidity has been improved through additional spot welding and the extensive use of structural adhesive technology. Coil spring rates have been optimised, a new shock absorber valve adopted, and the rear stabiliser bar diameter altered to enhance ride comfort with no loss of handling agility. A traction control off switch has also been added for greater driver control.

The new CT 200h becomes the seventh Lexus vehicle to receive the luxury marque’s spindle grille.

The centre has been pushed forwards to create a bold three-dimensional form. The bottom corners are spaced wider and the spindle ‘pinch point’ has been lowered, reinforcing the CT 200h’s low front profile and wide track.

14_Blackroof_3T2lr

In profile, the new CT 200h may be identified by a choice of newly developed 10-spoke 16″ and 17″ alloys, and a new shark fin-style roof antenna.

To the rear, a new bumper design features a more horizontal structure. It incorporates distinctive L-shaped reflector housings and a black lower centre section to emphasise the vehicle’s low centre of gravity and broad rear stance.

The new CT 200h interior has been refined to offer greater comfort, enhanced levels of equipment and improved visual and tactile quality. The driver now benefits from a new 370mm diameter steering wheel matching that of the IS model range.

Photo Gallery: 2014 Lexus CT200h

Honda Announces The All-New Honda Odyssey at KLIMS 2013. Priced from RM228k

DSC00690

Honda Malaysia has unveiled the new 2013 Honda Odyssey at KLIMS 2013. The new Odyssey was recently launched in Japan 2 weeks ago and it is now at our shores! The Honda Odyssey will be available in 2 variants – the EXV and EX. The Honda Odyssey EX will be priced at RM228,000 while the EXV model will go for RM248,000.

DSC00951

The new Honda Odyssey is powered by the newly developed 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC Earth Dreams Technology engine which produces 175PS and 225NM. The Odyssey is also fitted with a Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) gearbox. The powertrain offers even better output, torque and fuel efficiency than the engine of the previous model. The new Odyssey also features the ECON mode that ensures fuel-efficient driving with cooperative control while coaching functions changes from white to green indicating economical driving.

DSC00765

Both the EX and EXV variants features the standard features which includes cruise control, paddle shift, 7” unique display audio, second-row premium Captain Cradle Seats with Ottoman. The higher grade variant – EXV will get the Front independent and Rear auto air conditioning while the EX will only feature a front auto air conditioning and rear vents.

Interior differences between the both variants are the interior trim. The lower grade variant EX will only have ivory colored interior and fabric seats while the EXV will have a black interior with leather seating.

DSC00931

The New Odyssey features a new “Ultra-Low Floor Platform”, which creates a spacious cabin equivalent to a large class MPV. The ceiling is made to be higher and the floor is lower, this provides roomier space in the interior. On the second row seats, Honda has packed in a cradle seat with Ottoman which provides extra comfort t0 occupants.

DSC00948

Both the variants of the Odyssey comes with 17-inch Alloy Rims with 215/55 series tyres. Safety wise, Honda has added several advance safety features to offer customers a peace of mind. Its Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure meets both self- protection and damage reduction to other drivers. The All-New Odyssey is equipped with 6- Airbags that consist of Dual Front i-SRS Airbags and i-SRS Side Airbags in the first row and Side Curtain Airbags up until the third row seats. This upper MPV prioritises safety for everyone with G-Force Control (G-CON). Besides that, Honda also offers another Honda’s first in safety while driving – Blind Spot Information with Cross Traffic Monitor (CTA). The Blind Spot Information alerts the driver with a beeping sound should he/she not be aware of a vehicle that is in the blind spot when he/she wants to turn. The CTA gives off a warning whistle when a collision with a cross-approaching vehicle is predicted while backing up the MPV.

The All-New Odyssey is available in 4 colours of White Orchid Pearl, Super Platinum Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and the Glamorous Mauve Pearl. The new carcomes with a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage and a service interval of 10,000 km to provide the best ownership experience.

View the gallery below for more shots on the car!

Volkswagen Unveils the Polo 1.6 at KLIMS 2013

About 2 weeks ago, Volkswagen Malaysia officially launched the Polo Sedan 1.6.  This week at KLIMS 2013 (Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show), Volkswagen have yet again surprised us by unveiling the new Polo 1.6 Hatchback. The new Polo 1.6 hatchback will be also locally assembled being the third Volkswagen model that’s locally assembled alongside the new Polo Sedan and Passat.

dsc00912

 The Polo 1.6 Hatchback is identical to the current Polo TSi 1.2. The major differences is obviously the engine and the gearbox. The new Polo 1.6 is powered by the same engine as the Polo Sedan – the 1.6 litre MPI engine with 105PS at 5,250rpm and 153Nm at 3,800 rpm. Both the Polo 1.6 and the Polo Sedan also feature the same gearbox – a six speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic mode.

dsc00915

The Polo 1.6 does 0-100km/h in just 11.1 seconds, while the car is able to go up to 184km/h top speed. Fuel consumption is 6.3L/100km which is very fuel efficient compared to other car models at its range.

On the back of the car, the Polo 1.6 has the same ‘Volkswagen’ badge as the new Polo Sedan. On the wheels, Volkswagen have packed in a 15-inch ‘Riverside’ alloy rims with 185/60 R15 tyres.

The interior design is the same as the Polo Sedan. Polo 1.6 is also fitted with the same RCD 320 radio with USB, SD card, iPod, AUX-in, and Bluetooth capabilities with four speakers. The new hatch also fits with the Climatronic automatic air conditioning system. Likewise, everything else inside the car comes standard and seems identical to the Polo Sedan.

Pricing and launch details are not confirmed yet, but it’s definitely coming in 2014. Since the Polo Sedan is priced at RM85,888 , we are guessing that the Polo 1.6 might come in a slightly higher price at RM87k to RM89k.

We will keep you posted once we have the latest pricing and launch details. Stay Tuned!

Highlights from KLIMS 2013

The 2013 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show kicks off this week! As usual, the motor show is hosted in Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur. Exhibition starts on 15 November 2013 up till 24 November 2013.  We were at the media preview of this event on 14 November 2013 and also have witnessed several car launches.  

DSC00645

Volkswagen Malaysia have unveiled the 2014 Polo 1.6. With just 2 weeks after VW launched the 2014 Polo Sedan, now, VW have previewed the new Polo 1.6 (hatchback) that’s to be launched next year. 

DSC00737

On the other hall, Honda has officially launched the all new Honda Odyssey. The all new Honda Odyssey was just launched in Japan 2 weeks ago and it is now at our shores with the price ranging from RM228,000 to RM248,000.

DSC00844

Nissan on the other hand have launched the 100% full electric car – Nissan Leaf and also showcased the Nissan Almera Nismo Performance Package. The performance package is targeted at customization seekers looking to enhance their Nissan Almera.

DSC01125

Perodua unveils its concept car codenamed ‘Buddyz’. For the first time, Perodua unveils a Sedan car of its own brand. We might see a new Perodua sedan model coming in the near future?

DSC01209

Ford having to be at the last hall at the events showcased 2 new ‘green’ vehicle – Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost & Ecosport. Both these green vehicles is believed to come to our Malaysian shores in first quarter of 2014 and mid 2014.

More details on the launch for VW Polo 1.6, Honda Odyssey, Nissan Leaf & Almera Performance Package, and the Ford Eco-vehicles coming soon.

View the gallery below for the highlights of the event.

 

Volvo Trucks – The Epic Split featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme

What happens when you bring together a martial arts action hero with the engineer behind Volvo’s new steering?

Spot on! In this YouTube video, Volvo Trucks confidently demonstrated the precision and directional stability of Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS). The swedish truck company get Jean-Claude Van Damme to carry out his famous split between two reversing Volvo’s trucks.

Volvo Trucks - The Epic Split feat. Van Damme (Live Test 6)

Of course, this stunt is never done before and Van Damme says it’s the most epic of splits. This video is filmed in Spain on a closed-off airfield at sunrise in one take. Enjoy the video and don’t do this at home!!