Nasim Sdn Bhd recently launched the new model of 2013 Peugeot 208 officially with the mission to sell around 200 units monthly. It offers 2 variant which are 3-doors and 5-doors, both at the price of RM95,888.00 and RM85,888.00 respectively.
In term of specification, both Peugeot 208 model comes with 1.6 VTi engine which capable of producing 122PS and 160Nm torque. The engine is well equipped with an adaptive Tiptronic gear with mod Sport function. We’ve tested this car back before and could say that this car has enough power whether at high speed crusing and even for town driving.
Also comes are standard 6-airbag, Electronic Stability Program system, ABS, EBD, EBA, DSC, and ASR. Other safety features such as Hill Start Assist, 2-point ISOFIX at back for child seat and all round one-touch anti-pinch power windows with electric child-safety door locks also equipped. Both varian comes with 5 years unlimited millege warranty.
As for interior side, it comes with a 7 inch infotainment touch screen with HD for drivers to access multiple function which includes entertainment and also car configuration.
There are 6 colors available; Digital White, Platinum Black, Virtual Blue, Rogue Red, and Passion Silver.
After the takeover of DRB-HICOM Bhd towards our national automaker, Proton, we’ve yet listen any news regarding Proton recovery plan, except that the news of Proton Preve Hatchback spyshot been tested on the road. The most recent photo spyshot was captured by our friend William Chie at Esso Petrol Station Bukit Merah.
By right DRB-HICOM Bhd is reported to present details of Proton recovery plan by March 2013, but due to the fear of changing leadership in our upcoming elections, the show still hold up until this day.
Following the latest information on the launching of the 3rd generation of Suzuki Swift, according to the Suzuki dealer, it is said that it will be launched in local market very soon and scheduled to launch on 10th or 12th of January.
The new generation of 2013 Suzuki Swift is said to be powered with 1.4 Litre engine with 94Hp power and 130Nm of torque – which appear to be decrease of engine displacement rather the 1.5 litre offered in previous model.
Surprisingly, the latest Suzuki Swift will be priced around RM77,000 to RM83,000 and available in two variants; S GLX and GLX. More news coming up ahead.
Another spyshot of Proton Preve Hatchback or P3-22A spotted and captured with high resolution camera by readers, Guna. The P3-22A was camouflaged and didn’t reveal anything new rather than the first and 2nd spyhots. Perhaps we only spotted the rear brake lights mounted on rear spoiler.
According to Proton during the Thai and Australian launching of Proton Preve, the Preve Hatchback is expected to make its debut this year. More news coming up soon, stay tune.
The well-known person in automotive industry who lead Kia Motors until this South Korean company able to grow up and produce variety of new line up models with attractive designs, Peter Schreyer recently appointed as the President of Kia Motors.
Peter Schreyer who previously worked as Chief Design Officer for Kia Motors is the first non-Korean individual who held that position thoughout the history of the company. By the President position, Peter is now directly reporting to Vice Charman, Hank Lee and is one among three total of president in Kia Motors.
In past, Peter Schreyer, 59, joined Kia Motors in 2006 from Volkswagen Group and led the branding of Kia with the appearance of ‘Tiger Nose’ design. Some of the models get dramatic touch by Peter Schreyer is the latest generation Sportage, Cee’d, Optima, H7 and Quorio, Picanto and Rio.
After the sneak sighting of the upcoming P3-22A, or better known as Proton Preve hatchback, readers of Paultan captured another shot of the model. This time, we get to see the front and back clearer even masked with camouflage.
It seems that there appear to be changes done to their front grille rather than the Proton Preve sedan. On the other hand, other details that looks like to be put into this new model are xenon headlights and a new design of seven spokes wheel – the wheel in which we sees at the newer model of Proton Inspira.
During the Thai and Australian launches of Proton Prevé, Proton reported that they are expeting to release the hatchback variant of Preve somewhere around 2013. More news coming up ahead.
Year 2013 remarked as one of the most exciting bikes industry in Malaysia after The News Straits Times released a quite an interesting article about 9 line up models coming soon here in Malaysia market – which are Honda NC700X, Honda NC700S, Honda CBR500R, Honda CB500X, Honda CB500F, Kawasaki Ninja 250R, KTM 390 Duke, Naza Blade 250R and Naza Blade 650R.
What more is that, the expected price has also been revealed in which interestingly, the 500cc line up of Honda comes with a good value of price around RM23,000 up until RM27,000 – quite cheaper than the current bargain value of Kawasaki ER6N even with only 100cc less.
As expected, the KTM 390 Duke will however comes at it’s own state of the art personality where price does not count and quality comes first. Year 2012, KTM 200 Duke has been sold with the same features at the price tag of RM18,800. This year, the new KTM 390 Duke will come with same chasis and materials, with addition of engine displacement of 375cc, 45HP and ABS braking system.
Thanks to the previously announced price of Kawasaki Z800, we are able to see good pricing of competitors offered. More news coming up ahead.
The automotive industry is getting hot over here in Malaysia after the first spyshot of P3-22A, which also be known as Preve Hatchback, has been captured at nearly Shah Alam exit.
Thanks to Ramulo who captured this Preve Hatchback picture, we are able to see the new design for Proton Preve. The detail specification has not yet available. Since the buying of Petronas E01 engine last time, our guess is that the new Preve will come with this engine. More spyshots and details of Preve Hatchback to come.
Honda has upgraded the significant look of their bikes line up after the introduction of their new 600cc bike, the 2013 Honda CBR600RR. This new CBR600RR comes with the newly designed headlight which appear quite different than Honda’s other lineup.
Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping
DOHC; four valves per cylinder
#525 O-ring chain
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
41mm inverted Big Piston Fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; TBD inches travel
Unit Pro-Link® HMAS™ single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.1 inches travel
Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with 310mm discs
Single 220mm disc
23.5 degrees (Caster Angle)
97.7mm (3.9 inches)
410 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
4.8 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Miles Per Gallon
Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Red, Repsol Edition, White/Blue/Red
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
*Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.