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Volkswagen Rewards Winner With Brand New Polo Sedan For Raya

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Volkswagen’s “Safe & Stylish Balik Kampung” campaign, which provided Malaysians with the opportunity to drive home a brand new Volkswagen Polo Sedan, has just found its winner.

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Ford’s Hari Raya Promotion Brings You Rebates Of Up To RM25,000 And More!

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With Hari Raya celebrations fast approaching, Ford Malaysia is giving Malaysians the chance to buy a Ford at some very attractive promotional prices. Kicking off its Hari Raya campaign, selected Ford models will come with discounts of up to RM25,000!

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2015 Porsche Cayenne Facelift Unveiled With Two New Powertrains

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Porsche has unveiled its updated 2015 Cayenne, ahead of its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in November. The refreshed SUV gets sharper styling and subtle cabin upgrades, along with new powertrain configurations: a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid and a twin-turbo 3.6-litre V6.

These mills will power two of the Cayenne’s variants, while the Cayenne Diesel and Cayenne Turbo will continue to utilise their pre-facelift powertrains.

2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

2015 Cayenne S E-Hybrid

First up is the new plug-in hybrid variant, the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. This variant is powered by a 333hp 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine and a 95hp electric motor, which is pretty much identical to the powertrain combo found in the Panamera S E-Hybrid.

Feeding the electric motor is a 10.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can be charged either by regular plug-in power or via the internal-combustion motor.

The new Cayenne variant outputs a total power of 416hp, while offering 18 to 36km of all-electric driving range with of a top speed of 125km/h. Nevertheless, the German carmaker promises that this model will provide rapid power, while returning good fuel economy.

2015 Porsche Cayenne S

New 420hp Twin-Turbo 3.6-litre V6 

Then you have Porsche’s brand-new twin-turbo 3.6-litre V6 however, which finds its way into the 2015 Cayenne S model, which previously utilised a naturally aspirated 4.8-litre V8 mill.

The new engine produces 420hp and 550Nm of torque: 20hp and 50Nm more than the engine it replaces. As a result, 0-100km/h is sorted out in 5.1 seconds (with the Sport Chrono pack), while the top speed is rated at 257km/h.

2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Front Side View

Sharper Styling

Thanks to the restyled front fenders and hood, the refreshed Cayenne now sports a much sharper front fascia. There are also new “airblade” fins on each side of the front bumper that guide air to improve cooling.

All variants of the new SUV feature bi-xenon headlights as standard, except for the Turbo, which comes with LEDs.

The rear is updated with new 3D-look taillights and four-element brake lights. Porsche has also restyled the tailgate lid and integrated the exhaust tips into the bumper cover.

2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Rear View

Subtle Cabin Changes

Inside, all 2015 Cayenne variants get a new multifunction steering that takes after the Porsche 918 green supercar. Besides that, there are also re-profiled rear seats that are aimed to improve comfort.

Check out the gallery below to have a better look at the refreshed German SUV.

This post first appeared on our sister-site Live Life Drive

PLUS Travel Time Advisory For Hari Raya 2014 Celebrations

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Planning your “Balik Kampung” and “Balik Kerja” trips for the Hari Raya celebrations ahead? PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) has announced its travel-time advisory for the coming and the following weekend to make sure you don’t get stuck in too much traffic. (Makes you wonder, doesn’t it? If everyone follows this advisory, wouldn’t traffic build anyways?)

Also, PLUS has announced that it will temporarily opening a fourth lane along the North-South Expressway (NSE) and the New Klang Expressway (NKVE) during the holidays. These are as follows:

  • KM16.3 – KM14.7 (Southbound) between Damansara and Subang
  • KM13.3 – KM9.65 (Southbound) between Subang and Shah Alam
  • KM25.0 – KM28.5 (Southbound) between DBKL arch and the Segambut Bridge
  • KM445.26 – KM447.63 (Southbound) between Rawang Interchange and Rawang Selatan
  • KM282.2 – KM280.4 (Southbound) between Bandar Baru Nilai and the Recron factory
  • KM280.4 – KM268.6 (Southbound) between the Recron factory and the New Seremban Interchange

In any case, with a total of 1.5 million vehicles per day expected to be on the road, travelling back to their hometowns or just out of towns, here is when PLUS suggests you ought to make your trips back, and back again:

Hari Raya 2014

*photo courtesy of PLUS Malaysia Berhad

Proton Previews All-New Global Small Car (GSC) Model In Raya Video

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Proton has quietly slipped in a teaser for its upcoming B-segment hatchback, commonly referred to as the Global Small Car (GSC) or by its development code P2-30A, in its Hari Raya celebrations video.

Not much else is shown about the car, other than short scene showing the car’s projector headlamps.

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The video opens with a first generation Proton Saga, but unfortunately the caption in the video erroneously mentions the car as the 1985 Proton Saga, when the model shown was clearly wearing the facelift model’s multi-slate grille and bumpers with protective plastic claddings. The facelift model debuted sometime around 1988.

The pre-facelift 1985 models wore a different radiator grille and does not have protective strips around the bumpers, as shown in the image below.

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Probably to emphasize the GSC’s hatchback bodytype and its youthful aspiration, the video later cuts to show two more Proton hatchback models – an early model Satria GTi, still one of the best models Proton ever made, and a current model Suprima S.

The yet-to-be-named GSC model is expected to be launched sometime around September or October. It is expected to compete directly against Perodua’s Myvi although chairman Tun Dr. Mahathir has cautioned the public that Malaysians cannot continue to expect cheap cars from Proton if the company is to build world-class cars.

To learn more about the Proton GSC, read our earlier stories below:

SPYSHOTS: 2014 Proton Global Small Car Seen On Elite Highway

2014 Proton P2-30A Global Small Car In Detail: 1.3-litre Turbo, ESP, And More?

Proton P2-30A Global Small Car – Is It A Honda Brio?

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2014 Ford Transit (CKD) Commercial Van Launched In Malaysia; Prices From RM140k

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Ford Malaysia has marked a return in the nation’s light commercial segment by introducing the fifth-generation Ford Transit commercial vehicle. Locally-assembled at Sime Darby Motor’s Inokom plant in Kulim, Kedah, the Ford transit is available in two variants: the high-roof Panel Van and the 13-seater Window Van.

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