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Brake Failure @ 278km/h in 2013 PCCA Round 11 and 12

In 2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Round 11 & 12, Wayne Shen’s Porsche 911 GT3-R Cup brakes had a failure on his first qualification rounds. Fortunately, he managed to save his race car from a nasty accident.

Wayne Shen 2013 PCCA

Check out this stunning video footage that captured from his onboard camera.

Honda Adds A Diesel Variant To CR-V Range in Australia

In Australia, Honda will be introducing the new Honda CR-V with a diesel variant.

2014 Honda CR-V Diesel in Australia

“We will add a diesel to our CR-V range in January 2014,” said Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins. “We know how much our customers are looking forward to this addition to our line-up and they will also be happy to know it retains the petrol variant’s huge interior space, creature-comforts and of course many of Honda’s important active and passive safety features.

“This fourth-generation model has been a strong, consistent performer since it was first launched in December 2012 and we expect to see a boost in sales with a diesel option. This year, we’ve sold just shy of 10,000 units, making the CR-V second only to the much-loved Civic range,” Mr. Collins said.

The new variant – in four-wheel drive only – features a 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine delivering 110 kW of power and an impressive 350 Nm of torque. Available with a six-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmission, its fuel economy is outstanding, with a combined cycle of just 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres and 151g/km CO2 (manual transmission).

In addition, the diesel variant features Honda’s Real Time Four-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control System for extra grip on uneven or slippery surfaces and Hill Descent Control that works in tandem with Vehicle Stability Assist to provide even more peace of mind.

Honda has kept everything that customers love about the CR-V in the new diesel variant. For more information, please visit honda.com.au/crvdiesel

Proton Suprima S Arrives in Indonesia

Proton welcomed the Suprima S on Indonesian shores yesterday. The introduction of the Proton Suprima S in Indonesia marks the hatchback’s first entry in a Proton export market since it was first launched in Malaysia in August 2013. The launch of the Proton Suprima S also comes just four months after the Proton Prevé was introduced in Indonesia in June.

Proton Suprima S in Indonesia

The Proton Suprima S was unveiled at the Atrium Gandaria City Mall in Jakarta by Tuan Syed Hasrin Tengku Hussin, Deputy Head of Mission of the Malaysian Embassy in Indonesia, who was accompanied by Chief Operating Officer (Commercial) of Proton, En Hisham Othman and En Mohd Asri Khayan, Head of Proton Edar Indonesia. 

The name ‘Suprima S’ is derived from the root word “supreme”, and reflects superiority in engineering, safety and performance that has been incorporated into the model. The youthful hatchback is Proton’s most well equipped product to date and was conceived to meet the demanding needs of modern lifestyle, as suggested by its dynamic and sporty shape, a premium interior and superior engine performance.

Only the Premium variant will be available in Indonesia, and it offers features such as Proton Infotainment with Android-based Operating System, rear LED light guides, DRL (Daytime Running Lights), Hill-Hold Assist, and Park Assist with front parking sensors.

The Proton Suprima S is powered by Proton’s 1.6L Turbo engine. Mated with Proton’s 7-speed ProTronic CVT, it delivers power and torque equivalent to a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine. The 1.6L power plant produces 140 PS at 5000rpm, and with a maximum torque of 205Nm from 2000 to 4000rpm. And as with all Proton models, its driving dynamics is enhanced with LOTUS Ride and Handling.

According to En Hisham, the Proton Suprima S offers features never before seen in a Proton model, with safety topping off the list of priorities for Proton. “The Proton Suprima S comes with the highest safety standards Proton has offered, topped off with a 5-Star ANCAP safety rating. This is the future we envision for all our products and services, and represents the benchmark we set for the standards and quality that Proton aims to deliver to its customers. Furthermore, the specs of the Premium variant is also identical to that of the Premium variant of the Suprima S launched in Malaysia.”

Its other safety features include six airbags, anti-trap power windows, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), and ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with Traction Control.

Other highlights of the Proton Suprima S include 7-spoke, 17-inch rims and a 7-inch touchscreen with built-in navigation system. Additional features in the Premium variant include full leather seats, Push Start Button, paddle shifts, and auto cruise, amongst many other features.

“With the introduction of the Suprima S in Indonesia as Proton’s new star, we hope to capture the hearts and minds of car lovers; and convince the Indonesian public that Proton remains committed in meeting the demands of customers and to continue producing a variety of products that offer driving enjoyment and satisfaction – and most importantly, car that are safe, of high quality and value-for-money,” said En Hisham.

At the launch, Proton also introduced the Proton Exora Star FL, a new variant of its best-selling Exora Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV), which comes with all-new front and rear lights, as well as new front and rear bumpers.

The Proton Suprima S priced at IDR275 million (On-the-Road with insurance), and is available in five colour choices: Fire Red, Tranquility Black, Solid White, Genetic Silver and Atlantic Blue.

Mitsubishi 4×4 Experience Nationwide Tour 2013 in Malaysia

End 2013 in an adventurous ride as Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, brings Mitsubishi’s award winning Triton VGT and the Pajero Sport VGT to Peninsular Malaysia in the Mitsubishi 4×4 Experience Nationwide Tour 2013 from October to December 2013.

Triton VGT through the giant ramp

The Mitsubishi 4×4 Experience Nationwide Tour will see the Triton VGT and Pajero Sport VGT through a special obstacle course including giant ramp and side traverse. During these obstacles, visitors will discover the capabilities, performance, handling, drive comfort, durability and reliabilities of Mitsubishi 4×4 vehicles.

The Mitsubishi 4×4 Experience Nationwide Tour locations are as follows:-

No

City

Venue

Date

Time

1

Ipoh

Jusco Kinta City, Open Car Park

26-27 October

10.00am – 8.00pm

2

Klang Valley

Desa ParkCity, The Waterfront Car Park 2

2-3 November

10.00am – 8.00pm

3

Johor Bahru

Plaza Angsana, Open Car Park

9- 10 Nov

10.00am – 8.00pm

4

Alor Setar

Stadium Darul Aman, Open Space

30 November – 1 December

10.00am – 8.00pm

5

Kuantan

East Coast Mall, Open Car Park

7-8 December

10.00am – 8.00pm

The Triton VGT comes with a powerful and economical engine with Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT). The 2.5-litre powertrain diesel engine provides optimal turbo aspect ratio at any given speed, harnessing the power of the exhaust gas, and ensuring a constant delivery of additional fresh air to the engine for optimum performance. The maximum power of the Triton VGT is boosted to 178 PS at 4,000 rpm, while maximum torque rises to 350 Nm.Visitors who book any Mitsubishi vehicles during the Mitsubishi Experience Nationwide Tour 2013 will receive the special edition Ralliart Sports Water Bottles. Visitors who test-drives any Mitsubishi vehicle will receive a Mitsubishi merchandise. 

Pajero Sport through an obstacle ride

Joining the hall of fame is the Pajero Sport VGT. The Pajero Sport VGT is identical to the 2.5-litre powertrain diesel engine Triton VGT. The Pajero Sport VGT is a seven-seat SUV which boost power and torque levels to 178 PS and 350 Nm, respectively. 

Both the vehicles have won praises from the media and customers for being a durable, spacious and family vehicle. The Pajero Sport VGT also won first prize back-to-back in the Premium SUV category in the Asian Auto Fuel Efficiency Awards 2011 and also in 2012.

Two Updated Nissan Navara Variants in Malaysia

Last week, Edaran Tan Chong Motor introduced two Updated Nissan Navara variants namely the Navara 4WD A/T LE and the 4WD M/T SE to the Malaysian market. The Nissan Navara was first launched in 2008. It is well known for its dominant presence coupled with dynamic performance and comfort, which has been making steady inroads into the pick-up segment. The Nissan Navara is one of the Nissan’s top three best-selling models in Malaysia and has garnered many prestigious awards both globally and locally.

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Dato’ David Chen, Director of Edaran Tan Chong Motor in introducing these two updated variants said, “We are confident that the refinements to the Updated Nissan Navara will strengthen its reputation which is highly rated for its toughness, off-road capabilities and comfort. It continues to be the choice of demanding motorists in the premium pick-up segment, who use it for business purposes, as well as a weekend recreational vehicle.”

The facelift updates to the Nissan Navara have been applied to the 4WD A/T LE and the 4WD M/T SE to address the needs of the public which have been extremely positive with regards to these two variants. The exterior of the Updated Nissan Navara has been refined with an aggressive new bumper design, sporting a revised lower intake and angular corners. A new chrome grill with horizontal panes and with the Nissan logo featured prominently accentuates its luxury look. This treatment has also been applied to the wheels with new alloy rims featuring a new multi-spoke design in a two-tone finish.

pic-18_multi-spoke-alloy-rim

Internally, the audio player also been upgraded to a 6” Infotainment Touch Screen Navigator unit with DVD playback, Bluetooth and USB are supported and it also acts as a display for the Reverse Camera.

The Updated Nissan Navara is powered by a fuel efficient 2.5 litre YD25DDTi Common Rail Injection Diesel Engine, producing the highest torque for its capacity. Mated to either a 5-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual, the Updated Nissan Navara is currently offered in two variants.  

With safety firmly in mind, the Updated Nissan Navara is equipped with a tough, double-layered high-tensile metal frame, Nissan Zone Body construction, as well as Xenon headlamps (JPJ compliant) to ensure the best possible driving vision during the dark hours. Other standard safety features include Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) dual front airbags. 

The Nissan Navara is available in a total of four colours, Tungsten Silver, Brilliant White, Twilight Grey and Diamond Black for all variants. The new facelift Nissan Navara is available with an on-the-road price of RM 94,834.20 for the 4WD M/T SE and RM 105,834.20 for the 4WD A/T LE, and is now open for booking at Nissan Showrooms in Malaysia.

Photo Gallery: 2014 Nissan Navara Facelift in Malaysia

Photo Gallery: 2014 Nissan Navara Facelift – Test Drive