Saturday, December 31, 2011

Info: BMW Brake Energy Regeneration.

To save energy and reduce the vehicle’s fuel consumption, this system controls the times at which the alternator charges the battery. Conventionally, a car’s alternator runs continuously and thus charging is always available to the battery; in the Gran Turismo, it charges only when the vehicle is decelerating or braking; otherwise, it freewheels, drawing virtually no power from the engine. An electronically controlled clutch, somewhat similar to that used with the air-conditioning compressor, is added to engage and disengage the alternator.

Accommodating the less frequent charging is a special, more powerful battery that can satisfy a contemporary vehicle’s high electrical demands without access to continuous charging. The battery uses a technology called “glass mat,” in which its internal plates are separated with saturated absorbent glass-boron silicate rather than the usual liquid electrolyte. This construction sharply reduces the battery’s conversion of charging energy to heat, and can provide the necessary electrical power for longer periods between charges.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Model: Volkswagen Scirocco 210PS

210PS TSI standard equipment

• 210PS TSI turbocharged direct petrol injection 4-cylinder engine with
   6-speed direct shift gearbox DSG
• Adaptive chassis control DCC
• Seat upholstery and door panel trim in "Vienna" leather
• "Interlagos" alloy wheels, 8 J x 18" with wheel security system,
   tyres 235/40 R18
• "RCD 510" with MP3 player function and integrated 6 disc CD changer,
   8 speakers
• Driver's seat with electric seat adjustment and lumbar support


Interior

• "Climatronic" air-conditioning system with 2-zone temperature control
• Ambience lighting
• Illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visor
• Interior light in footwell
• Multi-function leather-covered 3-spoke steering wheel with paddle shift
   control for DSG
• MEDIA-IN USB/iPod media interface
• Undivided rear bench seat, symmetrically split-folding backrest
• Sports front seats

Exterior

• Door mirrors with integrated turn signals
• Heat-insulating green tinted glass
• Power folding mirrors, heated separately with environment lighting and
   curb view
• Twin exhaust tailpipes
• White turn signals integrated in front bumper



Safety

• 2 safety-optimized front head restraints and 2 frame-type head restraints at
   the rear
• Automatically dimming rear view mirror
• Bi-xenon headlights including static cornering light and dynamic automatic
   headlight-range adjustment
• Brake pad wear indicator
• Curtain airbag system for front and rear passenger including side airbags at
   the front
• Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
• Electronic differential lock EDL
• Electronic stabilization programme ESP with counter steering assistance
• Electronic vehicle immobilization device
• Electronically controlled anti-lock braking system ABS with electronic
   brake-pressure distribution EBD and brake assistant
• Front and rear disc brakes (front ventilated)
• Front and rear fog lights
• Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
• Hill-hold control
• Park distance control
• Power-assisted steering, speed sensitive
• Rain sensor
• Traction control system TCS
• Warning triangle breakdown sign

more info http://www.volkswagen.com.my/

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI S206 NBR Challenge Package


Tokyo, November 24, 2011 – Subaru Tecnica International Inc. (STI) is pleased to announce the launch of the SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI “S206”, special performance edition. The model will go on sale today through Subaru dealerships in Japan.
Based on the 4-door SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI, S206 is the newest model in STI’s 'S' series. This series dons the crown of STI tuned cars with advanced driving performance and exclusively-made items in both interior and exterior designs. As with former STI models such as S204 and R205, S206 is founded on the IMPREZA WRX STI line.
In addition, “NBR CHALLENGE PACKAGE” model will be released to commemorate the class win at 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race held in June, with the addition of a carbon roof and original dry carbon rear spoiler. The exterior design incorporates racing car motifs and has an enhanced sporty feel.
S206’s body and engine were tuned to perform as expected of STI’s best model. The body employs exclusive Bilstein shock absorbers, STI coil springs, a flexible tower bar (front), and a flexible draw stiffener (front). While improving straight-driving performance, motion is steadied when going into corners so that precise and quick turning is possible. Plus, “Michelin Pilot Super Sport” tires provide refined driving comfort in combination with “BBS” 19-inch aluminum wheels made only for this model.
In the exclusively-made engine, the weight balance between piston, connecting rod, and crankshaft is optimized to enhance the rev feel. Along with a ball bearing turbocharger, ECU (Engine Control Unit) with STI tuning, and a sports muffler with lowered back pressure exhaust - all of which were designed for this model - the engine can deliver 235kW (320PS) in maximum output and 431N.m (44kg.m) in maximum torque. The accelerator response is heightened and low to mid range torque increased, thereby offering better driveability.
On the outside, the lower front spoiler and front fender outlet grille, both designed for this model, and the trunk spoiler are among its distinctive features. The newly-made front grille and side garnishes were also employed for aerodynamics improvement and a high grade appearance.
In the interior are exclusively-made items such as a genuine leather-wrapped steering wheel, 'RECARO' racing bucket seats, and seatbelts. Together they create a refined appearance and feel, appropriate for this flagship model.

Major equipment of Subaru Impreza S206


Mechanism

STI tuned Bilstein upside down strut and STI coil springs for front suspension
STI tuned Bilstein damper and STI coil springs for rear suspension
S206 BBS designed 19-inch x 8 1/2J forged aluminum wheels (silver)
Michelin Pilot Super Sports 245/35ZR19(93Y) tires
Brembo 6-pot silver colored brake caliper with STI logo and 18-inch 2piece type drilled disk rotors for front brake
Brembo 4-pot silver colored brake caliper with STI logo and 18-inch drilled disk rotors for rear brake
STI designed flexible front strut tower brace
STI designed flexible draw stiffener, front
STI designed flexible support, rear
STI designed support, front kit
STI designed lateral rink with pillow ball bush (front inside, rear inside)
S206 engine balanced with STI
STI designed S206 ECU (Engine Control Unit)
S206 twin scroll ball bearing turbocharger
STI designed S206 sport muffler with lowered back pressure exhaust
Large intercooler with S206 logo
STI designed strengthened silicon intake duct
STI designed air cleaner element
S206 multi mode VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control)

Interior

S206 RECARO designed front bucket seat
S206 seat fabric, ALCANTARA® with black punching / red base, leather seat support (dark gray) with silver stitch
S206 door trim & centered arm rest (black ALCANTARA® with silver stitch)
S206 dark red colored seat belt
S206 silver side sill plate with S206 logo (front)
S206 leather lapped steering wheel with STI logo and silver stitch
STI designed leather shift knob with STI logo and leather shift boot
S206 leather side brake boot
STI designed push engine start switch (red with STI logo)
S206 serial number plate (console, engine compartment)

Exterior

S206 large front under spoiler
S206 front fender outlet grille
Aluminum front hood
STI designed trunk lip spoiler
S206 badges on front grille and rear gate
STI designed side garnish with STI logo (black metallic)

Exclusive for NBR CHALLENGE PACKAGE

S206 dry carbon rear spoiler (2 angle adjustable with S206 logo)
BBS designed 19-inch x 8 1/2J cast aluminum wheels (black)
S206 Nürburgring Challenge sticker (rear)
S206 red side sill plate with S206 logo (front)



Story by Subaru Tecnica International Inc.

Monday, November 21, 2011

S60 Turbo from Volvo




The S60 T4 is priced at RM220,000, while the T5 costs RM255,000 OTR without insurance.

The unit in the T5 is a 2.0-litre with 240 hp and 320 Nm of torque, pretty impressive figures that trump even Volkswagen’s TSI engine in the Golf GTI. The S60 T5 does 0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 230 km/h.
The T4 may be just a 1.6-litre unit, but with a turbo bolted on, it makes 180 hp and 240 Nm of twist from 1,600 to 5,000 rpm. An overboost function raises max torque to 270 Nm in spurts. That should mean that it will be fast enough for most (0-100 in 9.0s top speed 225 km/h), while costing just RM90 in road tax. Combined consumption is 7.4 litres per 100 km. Both engines are mated to a six-speed Powershift gearbox, so it’s all the latest tech in one.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Land Rover M’sia launches Range Rover Evoque

KUALA LUMPUR: Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd yesterday officially launched the exciting all-new Range Rover Evoque for the Malaysian market.
The smallest, lightest, most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced, completely built-up (CBU) Evoque comes in three variants, namely the two-litre Petrol Coupe Dynamic Plus – RM393,888 (Peninsular Malaysia), RM397,388 (Sabah and Sarawak), 2.0L Petrol 5-Door Prestige – RM363,888(Peninsular Malaysia), RM367,388 (Sabah and Sarawak), 2.2L Diesel 5-Door Prestige – RM353,888 (Peninsular Malaysia), RM357,388(Sabah and Sarawak).
DISTINCTIVELY EVOQUE: Models posing with the Range Rover Evoque 2.0L Petrol Coupe Dynamic Plus during the official launch.
The 2.0L Petrol Coupe specified with the sporty Dynamic Plus design theme and the 2.0L Petrol five-door in luxurious Prestige theme are powered by a state-of-the-art new 240PS Si4 petrol engine that combines direct fuel injection, turbo-charging and twin variable valve timing for exceptional driveability and fuel efficiency.
Meanwhile, the 2.2L diesel five-door featuring the luxurious Prestige is powered by the proven 190Ps SD4 turbo diesel engine currently found in the Land Rover Freelander 2. Both the petrol and diesel engines are matched to the latest generation AW F-21 6-speed automatic transmission with a Rotary Auto Shifter.
Land Rover Malaysia managing director Mohd Hazem Abdul Rahman revealed that the Evoque was one of the most important and exciting vehicles in a generation from Land Rover.
“With its cutting edge lines and sporty, dynamic profile, the Evoque is a game-changer for the Range Rover brand. It defines a completely new segment in the SUV market and is set to change mindsets. In the Evoque, we have for the first time, a breakthrough product that should appeal to those who have never considered a Land Rover, Range Rover or SUV before,” he said.
Although the Evoque had successfully turned the acclaimed LRX concept into reality by making a quantum leap in Range Rover design, both the coupe and five-door models remained true to the brand’s core values of premium luxury and formidable all-terrain performance and combined them with dynamic and sporty handling.
“The Evoque really does give you the best of everything – stunning concept car looks combined with day-to-day comfort and practicality and unmatched 4X4 capabilities,” Hazem added.
All three Evoque models came with 20” alloy wheels and a host of comfort and convenience features befitting a Range Rover. These included a breathtaking 11-speaker 380W audio system by high-end audio specialist Meridian, an
eight inch touchscreen with navigation system, a five inch full-colour TFT Driver Information display between the two instrument dials, an advanced Park Assist automated parallel parking system and powered tailgate.
Tech-savvy customers got the connectivity they demanded with a comprehensive package that included Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone use and audio streaming, plus a range of USB and auxiliary inputs for iPods and other portable devices, he pointed out.
The Evoque’s wide and deep trunk was able to accommodate the full length of a golf bag with clubs. Carefully designed stowage areas under the load floor added extra capacity, while 60/40 folding rear seat squabs allowed the luggage capacity to be expanded quickly and easily.
For added convenience, the Range Rover Smart Key system enabled keyless entry to the vehicle. The rear tailgate was powered for ease of opening, and can also be opened remotely using the key fob, Hazem added.
For more information on the Range Rover Evoque, contact 1-300-1300-16 or visit www.rangeroverevoque.com.my.


Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2011/11/03/land-rover-m%e2%80%99sia-launches-range-rover-evoque/#ixzz1cfpPmVzl

Model: The CR-Z First ever 6-speed manual Hybrid






SPORT
The engine response and motor assist of the CR-Z is finely tuned during SPORT mode. Acceleration is more powerful and steering feedback is tighter. This transmission ratio enhances Electric Power Steering (EPS) response for a sporty steering feel and improved performance. During SPORT mode, the light on the Illuminated Advance Sports Meter is red.

NORMAL
In NORMAL mode, there is optimum balance between driving performance and fuel economy. Likewise, the EPS response is balanced, smooth and agile. This mode is suitable for most driving situations.

ECON
The ECON mode prioritizes fuel economy over engine response. It reduces throttle response, optimises motor assist, controls the air conditioning economically and lengthens idle stops to maximize fuel efficiency. The Eco Assist function provides the driver with guidance on optimizing fuel efficiency.

  • Zerotohundred: 10 seconds
  • Top Speed: 200km/h
  • Engine: 1.5L 4-cylinder + 13bhp Electric Motor - IMA (Integrated Motor Assist)
  • Power: 122bhp / 6000 rpm
  • Redline: 6300rpm
  • Torque 128nm (6-speed manual) 123nm (CVT)
  • Weight: 1140kg
  • Fuel: 4L / 100km (6-speed manual) 4.4L / 100km (CVT)
  • Wheels: -
  • Tyres -
  • Price: RM115,000

Monday, October 24, 2011

Thailand Beri Diskaun 100K Baht Untuk Pembeli Kereta Kali Pertama, Terima Aduan Dari Proton, Hyundai dan TATA


Barulah rakyat didahulukan! Bukan retorik semata seperti di Malaysia. Itulah kenyataan di Thailand dimana kerajaannya memberi diskaun 100 ribu Bhat atau RM10000 untuk kereta CKD yang mempunyai sesaran 1.5l ke bawah. Ini bermakna model seperti Toyota Vios dan Honda City layak menerima diskaun dan umum sudah tahu harga kereta itu cuma RM50K di Thailand dan dengan diskaun itu, pembeli hanya membayar RM40 ribu sahaja!
Polisi rakyat didahulukan di Thailand ini mendapat kritikan dari Proton, Hyundai dan TATA yang mana mereka tidak mempunyai operasi CKD di negara itu. Proton yang popular dengan model Savvy dan Exora di sana bakal terjejas dengan dijangka ramai akan membeli kereta buatan Jepun seperti Vios atau City.
Polisi kerajaan Thailand memang amat mementingkan kebajikan rakyat. Jauh berbeza dengan Malaysia yang mana kerajaannya mengambil kesempatan ke atas rakyat mereka dengan mengenakan cukai yang tinggi pada benda keperluan asas seperti kereta, rumah dan jalanraya bertol.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Model: Myvi Extreme 1.5 engine more style more power






Specification
1.5L Engine
DVD Navigation
Leather seat
Tinted

source: http://www.perodua.com.my/ourcars/myvi-extreme/overview/intro

News: The Ferrari FF Makes Its Malaysian Debut Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli is coming to Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, August 16, 2011- The most eagerly- anticipated Ferrari FF made its Malaysian debut today in PJ and will be displayed in its showroom for the week. As Ferrari’s first four-seater, four -wheel drive car, the FF is uniquely powerful and versatile, and has aroused great interests since its international launch. There is another good news announced, that the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, one of the most popular and successful one-make series in the world, will come to Malaysia from September 30th until October 2nd . This year is the first time that the Asia Pacific region is included in its history, and Malaysia will be the fourth round after Zhuhai in June, and Shanghai in July and August. The racers will contest a five-race series with the new 458 Challenge car to win the final championship.
“This new Ferrari takes the Prancing Horse into new territory, matching the legendary performance, style and driving excitement expected of a Ferrari with new levels of ability thanks to its unique four wheel drive system and its spacious and flexible interior which makes it the most useable and versatile supercar built by Ferrari,” says Simon Inglefield, Head of Ferrari Asia Pacific Other Countries, “And we are very delighted to announce that we will now be hosting the first ever Challenge Series in Malaysia soon, The culture and passion for racing has always been an integral part of Ferrari’s one-make championship, which has been shared with many of our customers here in Asia Pacific.
The Ferrari FF is a four-seater that utterly changes the whole GT sports car concept, hailing nothing short of a revolution in the auto world. Even the most cursory glance at the FF’s sleek, Pininfarina-penned super model profile will tell you that.
Drive it - anywhere, any time, in any weather or road conditions – and you’ll know why it’s so radical. It may be a car that has elegance, beauty and art in its soul, but there’s much, much more to the FF than sophisticated allure. It was, in fact, designed specifically to tackle the toughest, most complex and ambitious of driving challenges. The kind of challenges that the most uncompromising and discerning drivers will want to set it. Drivers that demand their cars give of their all. Effortlessly. Regardless of weather or surface.
The FF will more than match anything that’s asked of it because it is quite simply the most versatile car ever produced by the pens, computers, monkey wrenches and milling machines of the Prancing Horse technicians, engineers, designers and mechanics.
The FF: a name, as we said, inspired by the car’s four generous, body-hugging seats and, more significantly, the new Prancing Horse-patented four-wheel drive system. Purists will be overjoyed to know that it is still the rear wheels that actually provide the power, with torque being transferred only to the front axle when required and even then intelligently and predicatively distributed to all four wheels. Yet another reason why this is the most versatile Ferrari ever built.
But take note: the FF is also the most exclusive GT on the market, the very pinnacle of achievement in the “extreme GT” segment, the most powerful four-seater in the world. It has it all: exceptional, class-topping performance that pushes its signature Ferrari thoroughbred DNA and driving pleasure to the utmost, regardless of weather or terrain. Even on snow, ice and dirt.
The FF also sets a new benchmark in terms of sheer innovation: it is the first four-wheel drive V12 with a rear-mounted electronic differential, the E-Diff.
The Ferrari-patented four-wheel drive system is unique of its kind and also integrated with the new generation F1-Trac traction control developed specifically for the track. The FF is also the first and only V12 in the world to sport the seven-speed dual-clutch F1 gearbox with 20% more power output and 25% lower fuel consumption. It offers four occupants superb in-car comfort with wraparound seats and absolutely unprecedented cabin and luggage space for a car in its category.
The FF’s architecture too ticks all the boxes with authentic sports car driving dynamics, braking and suspensions. It also boasts the best weight-power ratio ever achieved, thanks in part to the fact that its patented four-wheel drive system is just 50% the weight of a traditional version. Style-wise, the FF is sculptural yet streamlined: it has an innovative shooting brake shape, modern styling cues, and third millennium aerodynamic and conceptual solutions to underscore its sporty stance. It is also unique on several levels: for instance, the paints used for its livery were specifically designed for it and the leathers that adorn its interiors have been given an innovative treatment to enhance their natural beauty.
The FF is tailored to perfection to suit the exclusive style of its owner. It’s as much a car for day-to-day driving as it is for extraordinarily unique occasions. Everything aboard the FF is tailored specifically to the needs and tastes of its driver with a choice of six exclusive colours and the finest Frau aniline leathers specially treated to enhance their natural softness. The FF’s exceptional specification enhances in-car enjoyment for all four occupants. Features include a new rear-seat infotainment system with two screens for watching TV and DVD and a 1,280 Watt, 16-channel stereo system with Dolby Surround Sound.
FF, 458 Italia, Ferrari California and 599 GTB Fiorano today represent the complete and comprehensive range ever, offering a different kind of Ferrari for every different kind of Ferrarista.

source: http://naza-world.blogspot.com/2011/08/ferrari-ff-makes-its-malaysian-debut.html

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Model: 2011 VW Polo GTI



Where does the Polo GTI fit in the world of competitive hot hatches? A modern day hot hatch is practically a scaled down performance car with all the essentials of a family commuter. The latest Polo GTI excels in almost all the attributes one could ask for in a compact superhatch. The latest 2011 Polo GTI can pretty much be summed up as "Honey I Shrunk the Golf GTI".



Inside the Small GTI

Knowing where the Polo stand in the VW Family, one should expect the Polo GTI to be small. It is almost like the New MINI but with less bulk and gimmick in its surrounding panels providing a sense of space.



But you're still going to elbow touch your passenger now and then. Minimalistic is a good thing sometimes, but the Polo GTI may just a little too bare for critics.



Though the shiny GTI bits do make up for what's lacking. It is also a vast improvement when compared to it's 1.8T predecessor. You also get a panoramic sunroof.



Outside the Small GTI

It's a bittersweet one, this. The Polo GTI has the aggressive good looks of its bigger Golf brother. Bi-Xenon headlights fashioned with Daytime running lights, subtle red stripes on its hexagonal grille - a GTI feature, and large 17" Detroit wheels.



However, the Polo is inherently lower in hierarchy to the Golf and this is immediately apparent when you approach the rear. You get the LED rear clusters which is a cool thing, the GTI rear tailpipes and badge draws attention away from its petite, awkward rear-end.



For the First time, VW Malaysia now offers both the 5-door and 3-door variants, with the 3-door being about RM3000 cheaper than the RM135,888.00 5-door. In terms of looks, The 3-door is aesthetically sportier but it sure doesn't leave the 5-door crying for attention. In fact they're both equally desirable and some may even agree that the 5-door prove to be more proportionately correct than the 3-door.



Driving the small GTI

Now this is where every flaw one could find in the Polo GTI is forgotten. There is no car I can think of in this class that could perform or is loaded like the Polo GTI. 7-speed DSG, 180bhp twin charged 4-cylinder, Electronic LSD, great factory brakes, and all in a small package. a package that weighs just over 1,200kgs. It just doesn't get anymore sinful than this.



Driving it in Sepang only allows you to exploit its capabilities to the limits. Most would think a 1.4L shopping cart in an F1 circuit would be an exhaustive effort but it is not the case for the Polo GTI. Surprisingly, it is as if not more enjoyable to drive than a Golf GTI on a track day. With a perky low-end and handful mid-range injected by the twin-chargers, the Polo GTI just can't wait to go. It has 90% Golf GTI power in a smaller chassis so it is nice and punchy.



The DSG box is quick and faultless. Sprinting off the line is a classic VW GTI feel with the iconic sputter at every change that is more apparent than in say, a Scirocco or Golf 1.4 TSI, this could be from the easier breathing GTI exhaust. For spritied driving, it is simply a must to operate in manual mode to take full advantage of the car, at least during downshifting. Upshifting is naturally taken care of in S-mode.



Stopping the baby GTI at speed, is full of feel especially when downshifting is instructed by hand. One can hardly complain about its brakes, though it may squirm a little under heavy usage. But good brakes otherwise. It will not downshift fast enough in auto so the untrained may receive the scare of their life when late-braking.



The XDS is essentially an Electronic LSD and is a fantastic feature. It should be made compulsory on all future hot-hatches. The Golf GTI has it and it truly changes the way an FF car carve corners. It allows for maximum amount of throttle input in any sharp turn while eliminating wheelspin. XDS detects and processes difference in wheel rotational speed from ABS sensors and apply brakes to the individual wheel resulting in zero wheelspin. So no more understeer for heavy footed drivers. You can mash the throttle in, the revs will climb but somehow the car remains composed and follows through without drama. Totally unreal. 



Our Verdict?

Having just driven the Polo GTI on the circuit for a couple of laps was enough to determine the baby GTI means business. It is a GTI to be respected and not something cute and cuddly with a gimmicky GTI badge slapped on and big wheels. It is not to be compared to the Golf GTI but somehow it drives like a Golf GTI that has yet to reach puberty. I love everything about the Polo GTI and can ignore its physical flaws but its size is something to be thought about. If you're in the market for a small car that will slay almost anything in the city, this is for you. We're waiting for a second, longer duration test drive that will see it perform in real-life scenarios, and especially up in the hills. So fingers crossed.



Facts
  • Zerotohundred: 7 seconds (6.6 seconds according to Fastestlaps)
  • Top Speed: 229km/h
  • Engine: 1.4L twin-charged 4-cylinder TSI
  • Power: 180bhp
  • Torque 250nm
  • Weight: 1269kg
  • Fuel: 5.9L / 100km RON95
  • Wheels: 17x7
  • Tyres 215/40/17
  • Price: RM135,888.00 5-door / 132,888.00 3-door


source: zerotohundred by TOM

News: Empire Shopping Gallery Explosion

SUBANG JAYA: Four people were injured while more than 300 were rescued and evacuated after a suspected gas leak caused an explosion on the lower ground floor of the Empire Shopping Gallery here early Wednesday.
 Firemen assessing the damage from the explosion. 
Firemen from the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Department also rescued four other people who were trapped at the lower ground floor of the complex, which also houses a hotel.
The injured, including a Nepali security guard and a local, who sustained cuts caused by falling shattered glass, were sent to the University Malaya Medical Centre for treatment.
The 3.45am explosion damaged two other floors in the complex. It also caused damage to the adjoining office block and studio apartments.
 The scene at the Empire Shopping complex Wednesday morning. 
Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Department station chief Mohd Khairi Daud said they were assisted by their colleagues from Petaling Jaya and surrounding areas in evacuating the hotel guests, numbering more than 300 people.
The damage to the lower and ground floor of the mall was caused by the impact of the explosion rather than fire, said Selangor Fire and Rescue Department deputy director of operations Mohd Sani Harul.
"The first fire engine that arrived at the scene took only about five minutes to put out the fire in some areas," he said.
Mohd Sani said inspectors from the Public Works Department (JKR) and civil construction consultants had examined the pillars and structures of the building to determine the extent of the damage.

News: MSS returns with a bang with debut of Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli



29 SEPTEMBER 2011, BY SEPANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT
THE Malaysian Super Series (MSS) returns this weekend with a bang as the popular and successful one-make series - Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli - makes its debut at the Sepang International Circuit.

Sepang will be the fourth stop over after two races in Shanghai and Zhuhai and promises a whole level of excitement than before with 458 Challenge lining up the grid, specially engineered for racing with Formula One traction control system.

Developed in-house by Ferrari, the F1-Trac system constantly monitors levels of grip for maximum high-performance road-holding and is the same technology used by competing cars during F1.

The series is now in its nineteenth year and, in addition to the usual three series – Italy, Europe and North America – for this year, there is another for those owners based in the Asia Pacific region, who will contest a five-race series.

Racers from China, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan and South Korea will converge in Sepang in hopes of winning the last race of the series in Asia.

Over twenty competitors at the wheel of the 458 Challenge will run in two separate classifications of Trofeo Pirelli and Coppa Shell.

“This is the first time we are racing in Sepang. We came here because the Sepang track is one of the best in Asia and we want to provide only the best to our drivers,” said Head of Corse Clienti Ferrari Asia Region, Andrea Reggiani when met at the pits.

“Among the interesting features of the Ferrari Challenge is the cars which are designed specifically for racing, incorporating a technology from Ferrari Experience in F1,” added Reggiani.

Meanwhile, the third round for bikes will act as a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Malaysian MotoGP support race weekend on the 21-23 October.

All the riders will get their chance to share the limelight on MotoGP race weekend as they take to the stage a few hours before their heroes, Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi do battle in the premier class of the MotoGP.

But before that, there is still some unfinished business to attend to as reigning Supersports champion, Mohd Zamri Baba continues his rivalry with Ahmad Fuad Baharuddin.

Zamri, on a Yamaha R6 has left all his rivals trailing in his wake with Ahmad Fuad giving a good fight on his Kawasaki ZX6R but still not enough to close the gap with last year’s Moto2 wildcard with Zamri now holding a commanding lead after 2 rounds.

In the Superbike category, Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman who is in the running for a wildcard spot in Moto2 alongside Zamri and Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah will somehow find a way to shake off the   bridesmaid tag as he finds himself up against nemesis, Glenn Allerton from Australia.

In the GT class for cars, the absence of Sri Lankan speed demon, Dilantha Malaguwa who is in Japan for the Asian GT will be capitalized by defending champion, Mok Weng Sun from Singapore in hopes of closing the gap on his closest rival and runaway leader this year.

Fans are invited to come and watch the inaugural Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli and other exciting events this Saturday with the qualifying sessions scheduled at 1.40 pm onwards while the program for race day begins 8.45 am Sunday.

MALAYSIAN SUPER SERIES 2011
1st – 2nd October
EVENT PROGRAM

Thursday, September 8, 2011

News: Volkswagen Das Auto Show di Bukit Jalil

Event ini akan berlangsung dari 10-11 September 2011. Masanya ialah dari 10pagi-10 malam. Masuk adalah percuma. Bertempat di Stadium Bukit Jalil

Antara model kereta Volkswagen ialah

  • Polo
  • Polo GTI
  • Golf
  • Golg GTI
  • Scirocco
  • Passat
  • Tiguan
Website:  http://www.dasautoshow.com.my/

Rezeki Di Tengah Jalan

Sebuah lori yang membawa tembikai hilang kawaln maka bergolek-golek tembikai itu bertempiaran di tengah jalan, staf plus siap tolong lagi agih-agihkan kat orang yang lalu




Yang ni pulak ade jip ni terbalik, ape yang menariknya ialah jip ni bawak syiling maka bertempiaran la orang ramai bantu kutip syiling tu harap-harap die dapat balik sume syiling-syiling tu...


Yang ni pulak da bertempiaran tengah highway tapi xder sape pon beretempiaran nak amik hehehehe


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Malaysia Porsche Dealership

Porsche Centre Glenmarie


Contact

Porsche Centre Glenmarie
26 & 28, Jalan Juruhebah U1/50
Temasya Industrial Park, Glenmarie
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor D.E.
Malaysia
Phone +60(3) 5032 9911
Fax +60(3) 5032 7911


Porsche Centre Bukit Bintang

Contact

Porsche Centre Bukit Bintang
207, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Phone +60(3) 2141 6911
Fax +60(3) 2141 6811


more information visit

Info: Senarai Pengedar Kereta Mazda Di Selangor

Showroom Dealer
Bermaz Motor Trading Sdn Bhd
Lot 9 Jln 219,
46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03 - 79609557 / 79609558
Fax: 03 - 79609498
Contact: Mr K V Yap
Email: kanvoon.yap@mazda.com.my


Showroom Dealer
Bermaz Motor Trading Sdn Bhd
No 214 Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan,
Tel: 03 - 21611399
Fax: 03 - 21611292
Contact: Mr Richard Chin
Email: richard.chin@mazda.com.my


Showroom Dealer
Prima Merdu Sdn Bhd (803486-M)
G-027A Grd Floor, No 12 Jln Imbi,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan,
Tel: 03 - 21458912 / 21418098
Fax: 03 - 21448913
Contact: Mr William Leong
Email: cheeyee.leong@mazda.com.my


Showroom Dealer
Naza Wheels Sdn Bhd
2A Jln Wan Kadir 3 TTDI Plaza
Tmn Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 - 77267793
Fax: 03 - 77267739
Contact: Mr Francis Gan
Email: francis@naza.com.my


Showroom Dealer
City Ruby Sdn Bhd
4 & 6 Plaza Crystal Ville Phase II ,Jalan 22B/70A , Desa Sri Hartamas ,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03 - 62018889
Fax: 03 - 62115882
Contact: Ms Jennifer Chan
Email: cityruby@yahoo.com


Showroom Dealer
Excelcar Sdn Bhd
35 & 37 Jalan 2/33B, Kepong MWE Park, 6.5 Mile Jalan Besar Kepong
52000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 - 62577270 / 62597270
Fax: 03 - 62753213
Contact: YS Chong
Email: excelcar.mazda@gmail.com


Showroom Dealer
Dunia Prestasi Auto
Lot 5 Jalan Pelukis U1/46, Temasysa Industrial Park U1
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03 - 55692797
Fax: 03 - 55692891
Contact: Mr Raymond Tan
Email: raymondtan@quasar.com.my


Showroom Dealer
Province Growth Sdn Bhd
Lot 199 3 1/2 Miles, Jalan Klang Lama
58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Tel: 03 - 79813191 / 012-3332332
Fax: 03 - 79813192
Contact: Mr Simon Cheng
Email: simon@mazda-motor.com


Showroom Dealer
Persada Auto Sdn Bhd
No. 8-1 & 10-1, Jalan PJU 5/8, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya Selangor
Tel: 03 - 61421662 / 61421663
Fax: 03 - 61421669
Contact: Angie Ng
Email: angie_nhy@yahoo.com


Showroom Dealer
Bumi Meridian Sdn Bhd
No 35 & 37 Jalan Kasuarina 2/KS7, Botanic Capital,
41200 Klang Selangor
Tel: 03 - 33251351
Fax: 03 - 33251352
Contact: Mohd Nordin
Email: bumimeridian@gmail.com


Showroom Dealer
Advant Speed Otomobil Sdn Bhd
No.116 Jalan SS24/2,Taman Megah
47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03 - 7804 2001
Fax: 03 - 7804 7710
Contact: Mr Siew Teng Ooi
Email: tosiew@yahoo.com


Showroom Dealer
ACT-Chievers Sdn Bhd
No2, Medan Midah, Taman Midah,
56000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 - 91301166
Fax: 03 - 91322266
Contact: Mr William Low Nyuk Thong, Ms Janice
Email: sianghin188@yahoo.com


Showroom Dealer
Prima Merdu Sdn Bhd
75, 77 & 79 Jln Badminton 13/29 Sec 13, Tadisma Business Park,
40100 Shah Alam Selangor
Tel: 03 - 55104150 / 55104154
Fax: 03 - 55104149
Contact: Mr Gooi
Email: gooi@mazda.com.my


Showroom Dealer
Prima Merdu Sdn Bhd
Lot 2-G-1, Tingkat Bawah, Menara 2 @ PFCC, Jalan Puteri 1/2
Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong Selangor
Tel: 03 - 80637888
Fax: 03 - 80639515
Contact: Sam Yap
Email: konfei.yap@mazda.com.my


Showroom Dealer
Prima Merdu Sdn Bhd (Kajang)
Lot 1872 C & D, Jln Semenyih
43300 Kajang
Tel: 03 - 8737 5563
Fax: 03 - 8737 5562
Contact: Mr. Kam Kah Nuen
Email: kahnuen@mazda.com.my


Showroom Dealer
Auto Tulin Sdn Bhd
Lot 14 Jln Pahang
53000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 - 4022 5828 / 4021 7146
Fax: 03 -
Contact: Mr K C Tan
Email: autotulin@yahoo.com


Showroom Dealer
SFY Motortrade Sdn Bhd
No 30A & 5 Jln Prima SG 1,Taman Sri Gombak,
68100 Batu Caves, Selangor
Tel: 03 - 61882187
Fax: 03 - 61895312
Contact: Mr Andrew Cheah
Email: joe431302@yahoo.com.my


Showroom Dealer
Thrive Glory Sdn Bhd
lot PT 64557 - PT64568 Unit 23A, 25 Ground Flr,
Jalan Serdang Raya, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Tel: 03 - 89382728
Fax: 03 - 89392729
Contact: Mr David Ong Wuang Hoe
Email: davidongwh@gmail.com


Showroom Dealer
Victorange Sdn Bhd
49-50 Jalan Persiaran Bangi,
Seri Bangi, 43650 Bangi Selangor
Tel: 03 - 89269999
Fax: 03 - 89275698
Contact: Mr Eric Chua
Email: victorangesb@yahoo.com


Showroom Dealer
Bermaz Motor Trading Sdn Bhd (Padang Jawa Branch)
Lot 765 Jln Padang Jawa, Seksyen 16
40200 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03 - 55180590 / 55180592 / 55180593
Fax: 03 - 55180591
Contact: Mr Gooi
Email: gooi@mazda.com.my


Showroom Dealer
Kayros Auto Sdn Bhd
No 11G Jalan Nautika AU 20/A, Seksyen U20 Pusta Komersil TSB,
40160 Shah Alam, Selangor D.E.
Tel: - 012-2776661
Fax: -
Contact: Mr Alvin
Email:

Mazda 6 Visual & Roadshow


A gentle festive “Balik Kampung” reminder for Honda City owners regarding free rear centre seat belt installation

Kuala Lumpur 18 August 2011 - In view of the upcoming festive ‘balik kampung' rush, Honda Malaysia today reminded owners of Honda City between year 2003 to 2005 to drive to any authorized Honda 3S Centre for a free rear seat belt installation.
The Government of Malaysia through Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya (JKJR) initiated a rear seat belt campaign on 1st June 2008 and had given all car owners a grace period of 3 years beginning 1st January 2009, to install rear seat belts in their cars. Honda Malaysia had made an announcement to call all affected Honda cars to receive the free installation beginning October 2008. A total of 25,480 units of Honda City, which were sold between 2003 and 2005 are without Rear Centre Seat Belts. These cars would receive free installation of rear seat belt and the cost would be borne by Honda Malaysia. However, to-date, more than 50% of these units have yet to be brought in for the free installation.
Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno said, "Promoting road safety has always been a commitment of Honda. Three years ago, Honda Malaysia was the first non-national car manufacturer in Malaysia to sign a MoU with JKJR, to promote and support the government's move towards road safety. In view of the upcoming festive holidays and that many will be driving on the roads to ‘balik kampung', we urge all City owners who have yet to bring their car in for the free rear centre seat belt installation, to do so soon. It is also important to send their cars for a routine service and check before driving long distances. We would like to advise that Honda customers make their service appointments earlier to avoid the crowd."
The rear seat belt requirement is compulsory for cars registered from 1st January 1995 onwards and the ruling takes effect from 1st January 2012. Car owners now have less than 6 months left until 31st December 2011 to install the rear seat belt.
Currently, only 10% of backseat passengers in Malaysia use the seat belt. Many still do not realise that failure to wear it would induce the risk of serious injuries and death by 50% in an accident. Once the ruling takes effect, passengers at the rear could be penalized with a RM300 compound if they are caught not wearing the seat belt.
For more information, please log on to www.honda.com.my

MBMB With Honda Move Towards Greener Malacca

Many have heard of the name "Malacca" due to its historical landmarks and a popular tourist destination. Over the years, Malacca has evolved into a well-developed and vibrant city in Malaysia.
However, in the quest for progress and development, the Malacca local council, Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah (MBMB) aims to achieve a balance of Eco and Technology between the private sector and MBMB through the "Green Earth" programme - towards a greener, cleaner and more beautiful historical city of Malacca.
Responding to this call, Honda Malaysia whose manufacturing plant is located at Alor Gajah in Malacca, has initiated a tree-planting campaign, "MBMB With Honda Move Towards Greener Malacca" involving Honda management and 200 Honda associates together with council members of MBMB. Over a period of two days, 14th July and 21st July 2011, the group planted a total of 530 trees at Taman Bandaraya Bukit Serintit and Sungai Melaka.
On the first session, YB Datuk MD Yunos Bin Husin, State Committee Chairman of Housing, Local Government and Environment was pleased to note that Honda Malaysia and Malacca City Council are willing to contribute their time and resources to increase more greens and to clean the city. He also shared his hope that this event will help to increase awareness and encourage its residents to contribute in making Malacca greener.
Vice President of Honda Malaysia, Mr. Yuji Matsuzaki, Senior General Manager of Honda Malaysia Dato Azhar Bin Abd Wahab, Representative of Malacca City and State Committee Chairman of Housing, Local Government and Environment were present to lend a helping hand in the tree-planting exercise, which started off with a warm-up session.
The second session of tree planting & gotong-royong session were held on 21st July 2011 at the Sungai Melaka near the Casa Del Rio Hotel. This time around, General Manager of Honda Malaysia, Mr. Azminuddin Mohamad led the team of Honda Malaysia associates in the activity.
Globally, Honda is committed to the preservation of environment through environmental initiatives such as this to help realise a sustainable society for future generations.
Understanding the importance of giving back to the society and being a responsible corporate citizen, Honda Malaysia continues its commitment to be an organization that society wants it to exist. This tree-planting activity for Honda Malaysia together with the local council of Malacca is in line with the government's mission to resolve global warming issues through the increase of green plants. It also part of an effort to support the objective of achieving a total of 20 millions trees planted by year 2020.
Through this joint activity, Honda Malaysia hopes to help maintain a positive image for Malacca as a popular tourist destination and to be involved in more similar activities in the near future.

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