Monday, August 25, 2008

Proton Persona Special Edition (SE) launched!

Proton has advertise their new persona SE (Special Edition) on their Website. The new Proton Persona SE costs RM 59,800.00. This Persona SE will be equip with 1.6cc Auto Campro Engine with IAFM (No CPS).

It will be sold on 2 variant colour.
Blue Haze and
Brilliant Red

Persona SE interior will have GPS, Auto Cruise, Leather Trims on Door Panel, Black Bazel Headlamp, Leather Wrapped Steering, Silver Matte Door Handle, 430 Litre Boot, New Meter Combi Finishing, Leather finishing Gear Knob, Leather Seats, New Bodykit and Dual Airbags.

More picture below..

p/s: thanks to Aizat for some of the picture

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 10 arrives in Malaysia

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia unveiled its tenth-generation Lancer Evolution yesterday, a relatively short 10 months after it made its Japanese debut.

Interestingly, the car is not tagged as the Evolution X here, instead only being called the Lancer Evolution. Supposedly, the X suffix has been dropped from overseas markets to present a different image for the vehicle. Oh well, whatever works ...

Some quick facts about the already familiar-shaped AWD vehicle. The 4B11 2.0l four-cylinder twin-cam, twin scroll turbocharged pot on this one features 291bhp (276bhp for the JDM unit at point of introduction), and 366Nm of torque. The grand news is that there is no speed limiter on this one, so expect this one to be a whole load of fun.

MMM is not offering the vehicle in its five-speed, close ratio manual option form, so the only drivetrain type is the Twin Clutch SST six-speed automated manual transmission, which puts odd (1st, 3rd, 5th) and even (2nd, 4th and 6th) gears on separate input shafts, each with its own clutch.

The system allows the driver to choose between Autoshift fully automatic shifting and Manual Shift, where the driver can change gears as with a manual transmission. A toggle switch located at the base of the shift selector allows the driver to choose between Normal, Sport and Super Sport modes for the optimum shift scheduling.

For electronic aids, there's S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control), an advanced vehicle dynamics control system which integrates the management of the ACD (Active Centre Differential), AYC (Active Yaw Control), ASC (Active Stability Control) and Sport ABS component systems.

While continuing on the MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension arrangement used on previous models in the series, this one features a revamped suspension layout with wider tracks.

The factory-fit equipment list includes Bilstein single tube shock absorbers and Eibach coil springs, as seen on the Evo IX MR. It also includes Brembo two-piece ventilated disc brakes, lighter by 1.3kg per piece over standard Brembo discs, and 18-inch BBS lightweight alloy wheels.

Other standard issue items include a 7-Airbag System (driver and front passenger SRS airbags, side and curtain airbags and driver knee airbag), ELR seatbelt with pretensioner and force limiter and HID headlamps with AFS (Adaptive Front Lighting System).

To complete the premium offering, the new Evolution also comes with Recaro full bucket front seats, multi-mode information display, genuine leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel with mounted audio controls and cruise control buttons and a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate Premium Sound System. Other functional features include a keyless operating system and sunroof.

MMM is aiming to sell 50 units of the type till the end of the year; so far, there have been 30 bookings for the car.

The new Lancer Evolution is priced at RM315,436 (on the road, without insurance), and the car comes with a one-year or 20,000km warranty. Three colours are available, these being Red Metallic, Phantom Black Pearl and White Solid.

New Facelifted Myvi 2008 launch by Perodua!!

Perodua today introduced its facelifted Myvi, and the freshened up hatchback features a decent number of revisions and refinements, all of which should help to keep the quarter-million volume seller a winner.

Exterior-wise, the car gets a minor style reworking - at the front, there's a new, beefier looking nose section courtesy of a new hood, with corresponding grille, logo and front bumper in tow.

At the rear, there's a new, wider bumper and the styling of the two reflectors on it have been revised. Also, the rear lamp assembly now features the use of LEDs. The car also features the use of new glass, which offer improved ultraviolet rejection, with up to 91% reduction.

Inside, while the cabin layout remains pretty much unchanged, the updated vehicle features a new interior colour as well as new seat fabric upholstery, and a new colour Optitron instrument cluster, which features three instrument meters as opposed to the two on the previous version.

Oh, and there's a new entertaiment system to boot - this one is M3/WMA-capable, has a USB port and offers Bluetooth connectability.

What else? Well, on the Premium version, you get a shopping hook on the backrest of the front passenger seat, perfect for carrying takeaways, as well as a seat height adjuster.

The choice of 1.3l and 1.0l twin-cam DVVT powertrains and auto/manual drivetrains continue as before, but two new body colours have been added, these being Medallion Grey and Caribbean Blue, and join Glittering Silver, Klasik Gold, Ebony Black, Pearl White, Mistik Red and Ivory White in the entire 1.3L variant lineup (the 1.0SR model has all but the special metallic Pearl White as a colour choice).

And the following is the new pricing for the facelifted Myvi:

Perodua Myvi Facelift 1.0 SR M/T (Solid) RM38,924.10
Perodua Myvi Facelift 1.0 SR M/T (Metallic) RM39,447.30
Perodua Myvi Facelift 1.3 Standard M/T (Solid) RM43,400.00
Perodua Myvi Facelift 1.3 Standard M/T (Metallic) RM43,900.00
Perodua Myvi Facelift 1.3 Standard M/T (Special Metallic) RM44,300.00
Perodua Myvi Facelift 1.3 Standard A/T (Solid) RM46,400.00
Perodua Myvi Facelift 1.3 Standard A/T (Metallic) RM46,900.00
Perodua Myvi Facelift 1.3 Standard A/T (Special Metallic) RM47,300.00
Perodua Myvi Facelift 1.3 Premium M/T (Solid) RM46,200.00
Perodua Myvi Facelift 1.3 Premium M/T (Metallic) RM46,700.00
Perodua Myvi Facelift 1.3 Premium M/T (Special Metallic) RM47,100.00
Perodua Myvi Facelift 1.3 Premium A/T (Solid) RM49,200.00
Perodua Myvi Facelift 1.3 Premium A/T (Metallic) RM49,700.00
Perodua Myvi Facelift 1.3 Premium A/T (Special Metallic) RM50,100.00

Picture below are the new colors offered by Perodua.

Ebony Black

Caribbean Blue

Classic Gold

Ivory White

Glittering Silver

Mistik Red

Pearl White

Medallion Grey

New Honda City 2008 Spotted in Malaysia!!

New Honda City Facelift

New Honda City Rear View

It shows that New Honda City will get Rear Brake Disc

4 cylinder SOHC i-VTEC

Front seats and interior view

The 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine is expected to be the 120 PS 1.5 liter unit from the newly launched Jazz

New interior Design

new design Honda steering wheel.