Proton’s first SUV will only be launched in Q4 this year, but the national carmaker is giving the public a more informational preview of the model ahead of that. On display here is a mock-up of the SUV’s face, which doesn’t look that much different from what you’ll find on the Geely Boyue – the Proton SUV is based on this model. The lower apron mimics that of the facelifted Boyue, with a sportier bumper that features LED fog lamps integrated into the lower corners – the fog lamp enclosures themselves are pretty angular in shape as well. Other revisions will involve the grille, where Geely’s “expanding cosmos” look will be likely be replaced with Proton’s own design. Based on the safety and driver assist systems being touted for the Proton SUV, it isn’t far-fetched to say the rest of the vehicle will follow the updated Geely SUV too. Firstly, a blind spot monitor will be available, which was an addition that came … [Read more...] about Proton SUV previewed with new details
Strategies and gambles have defined this year's championship leaving Sebastian Vettel at the top of the Drivers' log, and Lewis Hamilton still chasing his first win of the campaign. Will it be more of the same in Azerbaijan? The race has a lot to live up to given last year's humdinger with Daniel Ricciardo winning for Red Bull, Vettel seeing red mist and deliberately hitting Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas made it to second place despite 'meeting' Kimi Raikkonen in the battle of the Finns, Lance Stroll become the youngest rookie to stand on the F1 podium and Max Verstappen retired because of yet more engine issues. It had even more unusual drama with Raikkonen leaving the pit lane after a red flag without a steering wheel, "steering wheel, give me my steering wheel", and Hamilton forced into an unscheduled pit stop when his the headrest of his Mercedes came loose. It was an impressive turnaround for Baku, whose debut race in 2016 was the most boring on the calendar whereas 2017 was largely … [Read more...] about Game of strategy, who’ll get it right in Baku?
After the announcement of the debut of the 2018 Honda Monkey, which is based on the Honda MSX125 or Grom, as it known in some markets, it appears that the Monkey will be coming to Malaysia soon, the question being when. This was said to paultan.org during an exclusive with Datuk Wira Tan Hui Jing, chairman of Boon Siew Honda. During the conversation at the 2018 Malaysian Autoshow in Serdang, Tan said there are plans to introduce the Monkey, but will depend on various factors such as pricing, approvals and government regulations. However, Boon Siew Honda’s plant in Batu Kawan, Penang, is ready to start assembly of the Monkey, said Tan. The new Monkey will use the air-cooled, single-cylinder which displaces 125 cc from the MSX and delivers a claimed 9.6 hp at 7,000 rpm and 11 Nm of torque at 5,250 rpm, fuelled by Honda’s PGM-Fi. Weighing in at 107 kg, the Monkey carries fuel in a 5.6-litre tank, closely styled to mimic the tank on the original Monkey. 2018 GL1800 … [Read more...] about 2018 Honda Monkey will be coming to Malaysia soon?
The daughter of a 55-year-old woman who will be “unable to walk for a long time” after being hit by a car in Harrow has said the family's lives “have been ruined”. Pedestrian Sonal Chande, 55, from Harrow, underwent a six-hour operation after suffering injuries including a broken pelvis, broken ribs and a fractured femur in Cecil Road on Monday (April 23). After the crash, which happened at around 1.52pm, the mother-of-two lost a lot of blood and the bone had “come through the skin” on her leg, according to her daughter. Ms Chande, who works as an administration officer at Harrow Crown Court, has reportedly been left in “agony” since the crash and now has a metal rod in her pelvis. Read More Latest Harrow news Her daughter Surena Chande, 26, from Balham, said the incident means her dad is “probably going to have to give up his job” to take care of her mum. “This has ruined our lives,” Surena told getwestlondon on … [Read more...] about Mum left ‘unable to walk’ after crash in Harrow
La citadine au losange va se refaire une beauté. Lancée en 2014, la génération actuelle de Renault Twingo sera bientôt remise au goût du jour. Au programme notamment, de petites évolutions esthétiques que ces photos espion laissent plus ou moins deviner. De façon quasi-systématique, un restylage se traduit par un toilettage de la partie avant. La Twingo n'échappera pas à la règle. La partie basse du bouclier accueille par exemple deux nouvelles prises d'air situées à chaque extrémité. Entre elles, une grille centrale dont la forme change semble-t-il subtilement avec des lignes plus arrondies. Les phares et la calandre sont encore trop maquillés pour que nous puissions en faire un commentaire valable. A priori, ces éléments ne devraient pas beaucoup pas bouger. Vous aimerez aussi : La future Renault Clio 5 fait sa première apparition Les feux arrière … [Read more...] about La Renault Twingo restylée surprise par les photographes espion
The “Race to the Clouds” Is About VW’s Overall Electric Vehicle Strategy In an effort to push the diesel scandal behind them and rebrand itself as an electric-vehicle company, Volkswagen has entered the one-off electric I.D. R Pikes Peak race car in the Unlimited class at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on June 24. The German carmaker is planning to not just win the race, known as the “Race to the Clouds,” but to claim the existing electric car record, which stands at 8:57.118 minutes. VW races for the clouds on electricity VW board member Dr. Frank Welsch said, “The hill climb on Pikes Peak will definitely be a real acid test for the electric drive. Customers have always benefited from the findings made in motorsport, and we expect to take these findings and use them as a valuable impetus for the development of future I.D. models.” The I.D. in the racecar’s name comes from Volkswagen’s … [Read more...] about News: Volkswagen Races to the Clouds with I.D. R
Cops in India really hate people who try to escape without stopping, and they can go to any length to make riders/drivers stop. Here’s a video from Mumbai where a cop assaults a scooter rider for failing to stop. He also kicks the scooter, leading to the rider almost losing balance. Here, watch the video for yourself. Please begin watching from 0:50. As the video indicates, a Honda Dio scooterist riding on the wrong side of the road, without a helmet tries to evade a cop(?) who tries to stop him. Then another cop with a baton (Lathi) comes first hits the rider and then kicks him, almost forcing him off balance. Simultaneously, someone asks the cop to pull out the keys from the scooter – again something illegal that cops are NOT allowed to do. While the scooterist is clearly in the wrong for riding on the wrong side of the road, not wearing a helmet, and not stopping for a man in plainclothes who evidently is with the cop, it still gives no right to the cop … [Read more...] about Honda Dio scooter rider tries to escape from police; FAILS [Video]
Kenderaan elektrik (EV) kian mendapat tempat bukan sahaja di peringkat global, malah juga di Malaysia. Makin banyak syarikat pengeluar kenderaan berkeyakinan memasarkan EV di negara ini termasuk dari jenama premium mewah seperti Mercedes-Benz dan BMW. Melihat akan trend ini, Big Blue Taxi Facilities (Big Blue) dengan kerjasama Fieldman EV Sdn Bhd mengambil inisiatif melakukan kelainan dalam sektor perkhidmatan pengangkutan di sini iaitu bakal memperkenalkan perkhidmatan teksi EV, iaitu pertama di dunia untuk kenderaan pemanduan sebelah kanan. Menurut Pengasas dan Penasihat Perkhidmatan Big Blue Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail,sebanyak 20,000 unit teksi elektrik akan disampaikan kepada pemandu teksi berdaftar di bawah Big Blue sekitar Kuala Lumpur selewat-lewatnya pada tahun 2020, laporan Bernama. Katanya lagi, dua orang pakar mengenai enjin dari China dibawa ke Malaysia untuk mengkaji tentang keperluan EV yang bakal digunakan serta akan disuaipadankan dengan keadaan jalan, persekitaran dan … [Read more...] about Teksi EV bakal beroperasi di KL menjelang 2020
TVS has launches the TVS Sport Silver Alloy edition priced at Rs 38,961 (ex-showroom MP). This edition commemorates the 20 lakh sales milestone of the motorcycle. The only change is that the standard bike's black alloys are replaced with silver units. The TVS Sport is powered by a 99.7cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine good for 7.5PS and 7.8Nm. This is mated to a four-speed transmission. TVS claims a fuel consumption figure of 95 kmpl for the Sport. Suspension duties are handled by conventional telescopic forks up front along with twin spring shock absorbers at the rear. Brakes on the TVS Sport Silver alloy edition are a 130mm drum brake at the front along with a 110mm drum brake at the rear.The bike gets eco and power modes in the instrument cluster for the rider to manage fuel consumption better The silver alloy version comes in two colour options, Black Silver and Volcano Red. The standard TVS Sport is additionally available with six other colour options namely Indigo Streak, Team … [Read more...] about TVS Sport Silver Alloy edition launched in India at Rs 38,961
The entry-level sport naked class is a juicy one. This is where all the excellent motorcycles are. They're priced from around Rs 7 to 10 lakh and the all make 100PS or more. More importantly, there are fun, engaging motorcycles that you're unlikely to be bored off within a few months and move on to more interesting things. The class monitor, of course, is the Triumph Street Triple. In India, we get the basic 113PS S model that has the old meters but it still gets Showa's SFF forks which are terrific. The other bookend is the Street Triple RS which gets 123PS and absolutely top-flight hardware and a colour screen. In the middle, so far, was the Kawasaki Z900 with its 125PS 948cc engine. The 900 was fast but effortless and much calmer in nature and temperament and it wasn't all that expensive either compared to the Triumphs. But now the gauntlet has been thrown by the GSX-S750, Suzuki's CKD-assembled entry into the class. At the lowest price in the segment, it brings standard ABS, … [Read more...] about Spec comparison: Suzuki GSX-S750 vs Kawasaki Z900 vs Triumph Street Triple RS and S