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New Mitsubishi Triton Athlete Launched, RM126,990

New Mitsubishi Triton Athlete

From MMM- COO, En. Ilham Helmi, Mitsubishi Brand Ambassador Leona Chin and CEO, Mr. Shinnishi

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, officially launched the new Triton Athlete 4×4 pick-up truck today.

Only available in Black Mica, the Triton Athlete is made for ‘Everyday Athletes’highlighting the Triton’s agility and nimbleness to take on everyday road challenges in Malaysia.

Aesthetically, the new Triton Athlete is spotted with  new  Front Bumper Garnish, new Black Grille with Honeycomb Mesh, new Black 17” Alloy Wheels, new Sports Bar and Dark Grey & Orange Decal. Other highlights in Black include Side Step, Door Mirror, Door Handle, Rear Bumper and New Tailgate Spoiler.

The Triton Athlete that houses a New Infotainment System with Apple Car Play also comes with Black Monotone interior with perforated Orange leather combination and ‘ATHLETE’ embroidery which matches the Orange stitching found on Leather Steering, Leather Gear Knob, Door Trim and Centre Console.

The Triton Athlete is a new variant added into the current Triton model line-up and is priced affordably the same as the Triton VGT Adventure X at RM126,990 OTR without insurance.

New Mitsubishi Triton Athlete

The Triton is powered by the award-winning 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine with Variable Valve Timing technology. Coupled with Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT), it produces a strong 181 PS of power and 430 Nm of torque.

All Triton models are imported as a Completely Built-Up (CBU) vehicle from Mitsubishi Motors global production hub in Thailand.

The Triton Athlete is equipped with seven SRS airbags, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Active Stability with Traction Control, Hill-Start Assist (HSA), Trailer Stability Assists (TSA) and Brake Override System for a complete peace-of-mind driving. The safety of the Triton is further strengthened by a strong Mitsubishi Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body construction.

In conjunction with the launch of the New Triton Athlete, MMM will be having a Mitsubishi Ultimate Drive Event nationwide featuring Mitsubishi Motors Brand Ambassador and Malaysia Motorsports Athlete, Leona Chin at the following locations:


State Date (Weekends) Time



Melaka 20 Jan 10.00am – 6.00pm Sing Kwung Jidosha (Melaka)



21 Jan

10.00am – 6.00pm

Lofty Ambition (Ipoh)




27 Jan

10.00am – 6.00pm

JM Auto Gallery (Butterworth)


28 Jan

10.00am – 6.00pm

JM Auto Gallery (Georgetown)


3 Feb

10.00am – 6.00pm

JM Auto Gallery (Bukit Mertajam)


4 Feb

10.00am – 6.00pm

EON Auto Mart (Bayan Lepas)



10 Feb

10.00am – 6.00pm

JM Auto Gallery (Sungai Petani)


11 Feb

10.00am – 6.00pm

JM Auto Gallery (Alor Star)



3-4 Feb 10.00am – 6.00pm

Kompleks Sukan Likas (Kota Kinabalu)




10 Mar

10.00am – 6.00pm Jimisar Autotrade (Bintulu)


11 Mar

10.00am – 6.00pm

Jimisar Autotrade (Sibu)

12 24 Mar 10.00am – 6.00pm

Jimisar Autotrade (Kuching)

13 25 Mar 10.00am – 6.00pm

EON Auto Mart (Kuching)

Visitors to the roadshow can expect lots of exciting activities such as car stimulator challenge where the finalist will get to race with Leona Chin! Test-drive any Mitsubishi model during the event day and stand to win RM888 cash prizes or Ralliart merchandize.

The Triton has picked up three awards last year namely- and Allianz- Vehicle of the Year, Carsifu’s Editors Choice Awards 2017- Best Pick Up Truck of the Year and Diesel Engine of the Year.



MIGHTY BAKERY buys its 100th Isuzu

Isuzu handoverPhoto - Isuzu's 100th Unit Delivery to Mighty Bakery 1


Isuzu Malaysia ended 2017 on a positive note when its Batu Pahat-based authorised dealer, Jumbo Arena Sdn Bhd, made its 100th unit delivery to Mighty Bakery Sdn Bhd, a manufacturer of bread, buns and confectionery, under the well-known household brand, Mighty White.

As a food manufacturer of freshly-baked goods, Mighty Bakery have relied on Isuzu as a dependable transportation partner that ensures reliability and timely delivery to their network of nationwide retailers, to meet the demands of consumers on a daily basis. This steady partnership started back in 2012, and has now grown the manufacturer’s fleet size of Isuzu trucks to 100 units.

The 100th unit delivery comprised of the Isuzu N-Series 4-wheeler truck (NKR55UEEH-E), with 16 units registered in 2017. In line with Mighty Bakery’s business expansion into new markets, the current procurement is slated to ensure on-time delivery and cost-effective distribution of their product range throughout the country. In addition, a number of these units will also be replacing aging trucks in their current fleet.

Isuzu handoverPhoto - Isuzu's 100th Unit Delivery to Mighty Bakery 2

Furthermore, Isuzu trucks have become the food manufacturer’s preferred vehicle brand for logistics and distribution due to its solid built-up and sturdiness, aside from offering economical fuel consumption and lower maintenance fees.

The handover ceremony was attended by Isuzu Malaysia’s Chief Operating Officer of Commercial Vehicle Division, Mikio Tsukui, who took the opportunity to extend his appreciation and gratitude towards Mighty Bakery for their long-standing support and trust towards both Isuzu Malaysia and Jumbo Arena. Tsukui added that he believes Isuzu will be a beneficial transportation partner that ensures consistent efficiencies in time and cost, in support of Mighty Bakery’s mission to provide fresh, quality food products to be enjoyed by all.

A symbolic mock key was also presented to Rodney Khor, the Marketing Director of Mighty Bakery Sdn Bhd, to commemorate the auspicious event, which took place at the company’s plant in Balakong, Selangor. The event was witnessed by Lim Kian Hong, Senior Logistic Executive; and Law Lai Poh, Logistic Executive, of Mighty Bakery. Also in attendance was Jumbo Arena Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Yeo Ann Siong; and After-Sales Manager, David Yeo.


Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Confirmed For Malaysia


The Eclipse Cross all-new compact SUV coupe will join MMC’s global lineup of crossover SUVs: the ASX compact SUV and the Outlander and Outlander PHEV mid-size SUVs. The Eclipse Cross is a fusion of sharp coupe looks and dynamic SUV mobility with signature Mitsubishi styling and performance.
The distinctly sharp and dynamic Mitsubishi SUV coupe form is distinguished by: its wedge profile with distinctive beltline and strong character line; a forward raked rear window; the sharply cut off rear gate and short overhang; and beefy fenders projecting the image of a powerful athlete.
MMC’s DYNAMIC SHIELD front design concept refers to the protective shield shape visually formed by the black central area represented by a black radiator grille that symbolizes the performance of the car. The black area is embraced from three directions – from the left, right, and bottom. DYNAMIC SHIELD emphasizes the front end’s functionalities aimed at protecting both people and the car itself.
The “Dynamic and Characteristic” rear design is distinguished by the almost cubist styling created around the high-mounted, stretched rear lamps and by how it horizontally divides the forward-rake rear window into two. When illuminated, the tubular LED brake lights and the central LED hi-mount stop light form a single bar of light running across the tail, giving Eclipse Cross a broad and stable appearance from the rear.
A new red body color joins the palette. The standard coating is layered with semi-transparent red and clear coating, and this creates a high color saturation and intensity that produces a highly-refined finish.
The horizontal dashboard, silver metal frames and black/silver monotone color scheme create a refined interior that is both dynamic and sporty. With its thin display audio and the Head Up Display, the futuristic cockpit inspires a sense of excitement for the driver in the vehicle.
Maximizing luggage space utility without spoiling its stylish coupe-SUV shape, the rear seat uses a 60:40 split with long slide-and-recline adjustment. In addition to providing rear occupants with plenty of legroom, this also allows them to settle on their favorite seating posture and enjoy long trips with ample headroom despite a roof that slopes down toward the rear.
Connectivity inspires new fun adventures
The Eclipse Cross is fitted with the Smartphone Link Display Audio system, a Touchpad Controller and Head Up Display which allow the driver to handle and interpret different types of information more easily and safely.
Smartphone Link Display Audio supports Apple CarPlay*3, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone*3 in the car. The driver can use Siri*3 or the Smartphone Link Display Audio’s touch screen to get directions optimized for traffic conditions, make and receive calls, access text messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows them to stay focused on the road. Smartphone Link Display Audio also supports the Android AutoTM*4which provides voice controlled operation of Google MapsTM,*4 Google PlayTM*4 music and other apps. The Touchpad Controller can operate audio functions like radio, as well as Apple CarPlay.
Placing the Touchpad Controller in the center console allows the driver to operate the Smartphone Link Display Audio easily and without having to change position.
The Head Up Display unit makes driving safer by presenting vehicle speed, data from the active safety systems and other necessary information that minimizes eye movement and provides instant readability.
Apple CarPlay, iPhone, and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the United States and other countries.
Android Auto, Google Maps, and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
3. Enjoyable and stable driving with all-wheel control technology
Eclipse Cross uses an electronically-controlled 4WD system that feeds the optimum amount of torque to the rear wheels as required by the driving situation and surface conditions. MMC’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) integrated vehicle dynamics control system incorporates brake-activated AYC*5.
The addition of a 3-point strut tower brace at the front and the strategic use of structural bonding at the rear in particular have increased body rigidity. The tougher body and detail optimization of the suspension offer precise handling and superior vehicle stability.
Eclipse Cross offers two powertrains that do full justice to a stylish SUV coupe in delivering the right balance of power and environmental performance. The new 1.5L direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine is mated to a new CVT with 8-speed Sport Mode manual override. The 2.2L common rail direct-injection turbocharged diesel engine modified specifically for Eclipse Cross is mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Both powertrain combinations offer the driver brisk driving experience.
Active Yaw Control system manages the torque feed and brake force at individual rear wheels to help the vehicle behave as the driver intends, using information on steering angle, yaw rate, drive torque, brake force and wheel speed to accurately determine driver operation and vehicle behavior.
Eclipse Cross specifications
L x W x H
4405 x 1805 x 1685
Track F/R
1545 / 1545
Engine & transmission
1.5L direct-injection turbo gasoline / CVT
2.2L diesel turbo / 8-speed AT
Drive mode
Electronically-controlled 4WD

Here is the all new Kia Sorento


Kia has kicked off 2018 with an update to the Sorento SUV range, introducing two new, sporty trim levels and a fresh 8-speed automatic gearbox, replacing the 6-speed transmission previously used.

GT-Line and GT-Line S variants of the Sorento inject a racier look into the firm’s flagship SUV. Both feature 19-inch alloy wheels as standard, alongside stainless steel side steps, red brake calipers, new foglamps and twin exhaust pipes. GT-Line models get projection headlights, while GT-Line S features LED headlights as standard.

The new GT-Line car is based on the mid-range KX-2 Sorento, but gains a stop/start button, eight-way adjustable electric seats, a 7-inch LCD instrument display, lane keep assist, and a driver attention warning system. GT-Line S builds on this with a park assist feature, a top-down look 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control, a ten-way adjustable electric driver’s seat, a panoramic roof, additional driver assists including autonomous emergency braking, and a premium Harman & Kardon sound system.

Kia claims the new gearbox improves fuel economy over the outgoing 6-speed. With the new gearbox in place an official figure of 43.5mpg is quoted, with 170g/km CO2. No changes have been made to the Sorento’s 2.2-litre, 197bhp turbodiesel engine.

Elsewhere, one minor change across the range has been introduced for 2018; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is now installed as standard on KX-1, KX-2 and KX-3 models.


Subaru ‘Eyesight’ Technology Explained


EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology is the culmination of everything Subaru engineers know about safety. Adding confidence to every trip, EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you if you sway outside your lane. The Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force in emergency situations, helping you avoid or reduce frontal impacts.

EyeSight is a driving support system that uses a range of functions to assist the driver in making decisions in order to provide for more safe and comfortable driving and to reduce driver fatigue. It is designed to help assist drivers, not replace them.

When equipped with EyeSight, all 2017 Subaru models receive the highest possible 2017 rating for front crash prevention by the IIHS. EyeSight is available on the all new Subaru XV (Crosstrek) and the popular Forester.

The core of the EyeSight system is its set of dual color cameras. Intelligently and unobtrusively placed near the rearview mirror, they scan the road for unanticipated dangers.

This advanced system provides extra awareness, safety, and added peace of mind every time you drive. Watch the videos below to see how each component of EyeSight works together to bring you a safer road ahead.


Meet The Ford Edge ST……The SUV We Won’t Get  


Ford has officially entered the SUV performance segment with the reveal of the new 2019 Edge ST. WIth the Edge being Ford’s best-ever selling SUV in 2017, it makes sense to add an “ST” badge to the vehicle and make it more appealing than ever before.


The new Edge ST model is the first SUV that Ford Performance has ever tuned, and tune it they did. It comes packing a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine that pushes out 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Music made by this engine exits out of a dual-exhaust setup that sounds like you would expect an ST model to.


Put the SUV into Sport Mode and the song the Edge ST makes gets even heavier and more visceral. Mated to the EcoBoost engine is an 8-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels.


Ford also states that the 2019 Edge ST is their smartest SUV ever. Such a title was given to the SUV thanks to the inclusion of Post-Collision Braking, Evasive Steering Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering.



RAM Pickup Truck factory to get USD1 Billion upgrade



Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will spend USD1 billion to upgrade its Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan to build heavy duty Ram pickups and a full-size Jeep SUV, the automaker announced Thursday.

The investment is a continuation of a plan already announced by the automaker, which shuffled SUV and crossover production between Ohio, Michigan, and Mexico plants.

Production of the next-generation Ram heavy duty pickup will move from Saltillo, Mexico, to Warren in 2020. Jeep will build a new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUV at the same facility, the first time the automaker has announced production plans for its upcoming SUV lineup.


The Saltillo plant will shift to building commercial vehicles, FCA said in the announcement. FCA announced that the investment would create roughly 2,500 jobs at the plant in Michigan.

Warren Truck currently builds the latest Ram 1500 pickup, although production of next year’s truck will move to Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, which is also in Michigan. FCA didn’t immediately announce what Warren Truck would do between production of the Ram 1500 leaving and Ram heavy duty arriving, although plants often shut down for a time to retool for new production projects. Other automakers have built last-generation models and new-generation models at separate facilities to reduce plant downtime, and have offered the older models at discounted or fleet prices during production overlaps.



Ford Ranger XLT great offers now in showrooms

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Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) is ushering in the Lunar New Year by extending its prosperity sales promotion exclusively for the Ford Ranger XLT.

For starters, new Ranger XLT owners can drive home the feature-packed truck with extended ZERO maintenance costs for five years or 100,000km. Valid from now until February 28, 2018, the consumer-first promotion includes rebates up to RM5,000, shopping vouchers and exclusive, limited-edition angpow packets.

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SDAC is also offering more rebates and goodies for other Ford models. New owners of the Ranger WildTrak, for one, will receive an extra-special New Year gift of up to RM5,000 in rebates, shopping vouchers and exclusive angpow packets.

To ensure a safer, smoother journey home during the festive holidays, SDAC is encouraging Ford owners to take advantage of a free, 27-point vehicle inspection by Ford-certified technicians using only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts.

There are also discounts of up to 20 percent on selected parts, including brake, timing belt and lubricant package; and a 10 percent labour discount on selected packages.

Customers who spend more than RM350 on a single valid tax invoice will also receive free Ford merchandise  available only at authorised dealers. The promotion is available nationwide from December 18, 2017 until February 17, 2018 while stocks last.


Ford has issued an airbag recall for older Rangers


The Problem: In almost 3,000 Ranger vehicles from the 2006 model year, the airbag inflators pose a higher risk of rupturing during a crash. These airbag inflators are from Takata, which have caused automakers to recall millions and millions of vehicles in recent years.

Ford says it’s taking this action because there have been two fatalities related to ruptures from Takata inflators built on the same day. The first death was reported back in January 2016, but a new one has come to light. Ford received notification late last year that a second crash in West Virginia over the summer of 2017 involved a ruptured Takata inflator on the driver’s side. The automaker confirmed the death was linked to the inflator rupturing.

The Fix: Ford urges owners of affected 2006 Rangers to stop driving their vehicles until the proper repairs are made. Dealers are now available to pick the vehicles up directly from customers, and the parts are also in stock. Drivers may receive a free loaner vehicle while their vehicles are being repaired.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: The recall affects certain 2006 Ford Ranger trucks built from August 10, 2005 and December 15, 2005 at the automaker’s former Twin Cities Assembly plant. An estimated 2,712 vehicles are in the U.S. and federalized territories and 190 are in Canada.


Diesel engines still remain a favorite


Automakers, having invested billions in advanced diesel technology, have vowed to make sure the powertrain doesn’t disappear. “Diesel is worth fighting for,” Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said in July 2017.

Daimler’s efforts to protect the powertrain are paying off at its Mercedes-Benz brand. “Since the beginning of the year, sales of diesel vehicles from Mercedes-Benz in Europe have actually increased slightly compared with the previous year’s period,” a Daimler spokesman said. JATO Dynamics confirmed that Mercedes’s diesel sales are up 4% in the period, to 512,622, second-highest in Europe after the VW brand.


“To do away with the diesel would be a big mistake from both an ecological and economic perspective,” said Mario Muerwald, head of development for diesel powertrains at Daimler. “We are deliberately not committing ourselves to one solitary form of drive system, but to a coexistence of efficient and clean gasoline engines, diesels, plug-in hybrids, battery and hydrogen drive systems.”

Daimler’s new OM 654 and 656 diesels, developed at a cost of 3 billion euros, will appear in more models next year. The engines, introduced in 2016 on E-class models, were engineered to meet Europe’s new Real Driving Emissions (RDE) standards for particulates such as nitrogen oxides (NOx).

Mercedes’s new 4-cylinder diesel premiered in the E220d version of the E class. Mercedes has invested billions of euros in its new diesels to make sure they meet tough NOx emissions limits.