Motor Image recently introduced the EyeSight safety system in some of its models at this year’s Singapore Motor Show, and says it will do the same for the Malaysian market. The XV has been earmarked to receive the driver assistance system, but an official debut will only take place in the second half of 2019.This was revealed to us by Glenn Tan, MD of Tan Chong International, during a group interview session today. He added that the EyeSight system will be included in a new variant for the XV, similar to what is being done for the model in the Singapore market. Exact pricing hasn’t been disclosed at this point, but Tan said the variant is likely to cost up to RM8,000 more than the top-spec 2.0i-S variant currently on sale in Malaysia. He added efforts will be done to educate the public and train its sales personnel in the coming months to better understand the system’s functions and capabilities. Ahead of the enhanced XV, the new Outback (with EyeSight) will make its … [Read more...] about Subaru XV to receive EyeSight safety system in Malaysia by second half of 2019 – up to RM8,000 more
The Fusion Motor Company in Chatsworth California, manufactures “Eleanor” Mustangs that mimic the one from Gone in 60 Seconds. It’s safe to say these cars have become one of the most popular movie cars in the world, so much so that “Eleanor” is one of a handful of cars given movie character status. Though it is nothing new to own this piece of tinsel town, Fusion’s appointment as exclusive manufacturer takes these cars to the next level. HistoryYoel Wazana, president of Fusion, was inspired to start building these cars because he was a proud owner of an early Eleanor tribute car. He saw where improvements could be made, but his disappointment with the car ultimately lead to him selling it. “I loved the way it looked, but it had many issues,” said Yoel. “I like the Eleanor concept but wasn’t happy with the execution.”Yoel was later introduced to Denise Halicki through a mutual friend. If the name sounds familiar, she … [Read more...] about Order Your Own Eleanor, Before They’re Gone In 60 Seconds!
After confirming a second death related to a ruptured Takata airbag in a 2006 Ranger, Ford is telling owners of 2902 affected pickup trucks to stop driving them immediately. The automaker said Thursday that parts are available now for fixes, and it’s contacting the vehicles’ owners. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Ford will also send mobile repair teams to owners’ homes, tow vehicles to a local dealership for repair, and/or provide loaner vehicles.Ford said it was notified on December 22 about a fatal crash involving a 2006 Ranger that happened last July in West Virginia, and confirmed that it linked the death to a ruptured driver’s-side Takata airbag inflator. The automaker inspected the vehicle and found that the inflator was made by the Japanese supplier on the same day as another such part that was blamed for a fatal crash. That one was also in a 2006 Ford Ranger and occurred in South Carolina in December 2015. The … [Read more...] about Ford Says Certain Ranger Pickups Should Stop Being Driven Immediately after Second Airbag-Related Death
Vanderhall Motor Works offers what is sort of the budget alternative to the Morgan 3-Wheeler. With the Morgan EV3 on the way, Vanderhall is quick on the draw with its own two-seat electric trike, the Edison, which is currently on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.The specs on the Vanderhall Edison are impressive. Its dual AC motors provide 180 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. Weighing 1,400 pounds, it does a 0-60 print in a swift 4 seconds, less than half the time of the Morgan EV3. It also has significantly more range, going more than 200 miles on a single charge of its 30-kWh battery (compared to the EV3's 150-mile range). It has a top speed of 105 mph, and will pull 0.95g on a skidpad. The price of the Edison is just $34,950. "EVs have amazing performance advantages," said Vanderhall Marketing Director Daniel Boyer. "Offering an electric powertrain is in line with Vanderhall's focus on innovative, effortless performance. Our Venice model is … [Read more...] about Vanderhall Edison electric 3-wheeler does 0-60 in 4 seconds
For the second year in a row, the Ford Ranger has beaten the Toyota Hilux to become New Zealand's top-selling ute by quite a wide margin according to figures released today by the Motor Industry Association which is the new vehicle industry body. The Ranger remained both the top commercial vehicle model and the top model overall with 9,420 registrations in 2017 compared to 8,106 for the Hilux and7,797 registrations for the Toyota Corolla. According to the Motor Industry Association healthy sales of rental vehicles, helped to make the month of December 2017 the strongest on record with 11,570new vehicle registrations. In the commercial sector, Ford was the market leader in December with 19% (657 units) followed by Toyota with 17% (595 units) and Holden third with14% market share (473 units). The Ranger retained the top spot as the bestselling commercial model with 17% share (597 units) followed by the Hilux with 13% share (442 units) closelyfollowed by the Holden Colorado also with 13% … [Read more...] about Second year at number one for new Ford Ranger