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.

  • 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

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.

1st – 2nd October

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

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


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

Porsche Centre Bukit Bintang


Porsche Centre Bukit Bintang
207, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.
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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.



SHAH ALAM, May 25 – UMW Toyota Motor today held a launching ceremony of the 11th Toyota Eco Youth (TEY) programme. This year’s programme will have a new challenge that takes the TEY beyond the school boundaries to involve the community surrounding the schools.

The 11th TEY programme was officially launched by Tuan Hj. Muhamat Roli Bin Hj. Hassan, Director of Co-Curriculum and Arts Department, Ministry of Education, Mr. Takashi Hibi, Deputy Chairman of UMW Toyota Motor and En. Ismet Suki, President, UMW Toyota Motor.

Environment conservation and efforts towards greening the earth has always been close to UMW Toyota Motor.  The TEY programme was first conceptualized in 2001 and since its inception, UMW Toyota Motor has been able to inculcate a sense of conscience towards the environment amongst school students.

Through the years, TEY programme has received good response with support by the Ministry of Education. In total, there were 138 schools involved, comprise of over 1,500 students, principals and teachers.  Since the inception of TEY, UMW Toyota Motor has spent over RM 4 million to organize and run this programme.

Commenting about the enhanced TEY programme, En. Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor said, "We are very delighted that TEY programme is able to sustain for more than 10 years. With support from the Ministry of Education, this year, we would like to enhance TEY to involve the community around the schools in order to create more awareness on environment conservation."

This year's TEY programme is also supported by a non-Profit NGO, the Global Environment Centre (GEC) to provide knowledge and assist the schools to initiate their environment project with the community.  

Prior to the 11th TEY programme launching ceremony, a total of 88 secondary students, principals and teachers from eight schools were gathered at Lembah Kiara to go through a series of environmental auditing conducted by GEC. Among the activities are identifying the sources of pollution in the drains, issues surrounding the wet market as well as river monitoring around the area.

The Ministry of Education has selected eight schools to participate in this 11th TEY programme. They are SMKA Maahad Hamidiah, Selangor; SMK Ayer Keroh, Melaka; SMK Bukit Jambul, Pulau Pinang; SMK Pendang, Kedah; SMK Tanjung Datuk, Johor; SMK Chalok, Terengganu; SMK Takis, Sabah and SMK Lundu, Sarawak.

"The TEY will conclude with a convention and prize-giving ceremony, which will be held at the end of this year. Upon the success of this new TEY programme, we will explore the possibility of having more schools participation throughout the country to compete in this event next year," concluded En. Ismet.

The winner of TEY will receive a cash prize of RM 7,000, while the second and third winners will each receive RM 5,000 and RM 3,000, respectively.

Toyota Eco Youth is part of the Environment pillar of UMW Toyota Motor's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.  The company has other two CSR pillars which are Road Safety and Philanthropy.