Chery Tiggo 7 Pro and Tiggo 8 Pro in Indonesia – 1.5T and 2.0T engines, remote engine start, from RM105k

Chery Motor has launched the Malaysian-bound Tiggo 7 Pro and Tiggo 8 Pro in Indonesia with six variants available across the two models. The Tiggo 7 Pro is available in four variants starting with the Tiggo 7 Pro Comfort at Rp368.5 juta (RM105k), the Luxury at Rp398.5 juta (RM113k), the Premium at Rp428.5 juta (RM122k) and the Tiggo 7 Pro Two Tone at Rp433.5 juta (RM123k).

The five-seater SUV which was previewed and available for booking in Malaysia is powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine paired to a CVT gearbox with nine-virtual ratios. The powertrain produces 115 kW (155 hp) and 230 Nm of torque to drive the front wheels.

On the outside, the Tiggo 7 Pro Comfort is fitted with 17-inch wheels while the other variants get an 18-inch set. All four variants are equipped with LED automatic headlights with daytime running lights, keyless entry with

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Selangor state government announces allocation of RM145 million for series of roadwork projects in 2023

The Selangor government has approved an allocation of RM145 million for the purpose of improving the network of road systems in the state next year. This was announced by menteri besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari in his presentation of the state’s 2023 budget yesterday.

According to Amirudin, a total of RM40.98 million will be distributed to the public works department (JKR) to carry out the construction of new roads in several locations. The areas involved are:

  • Kampung Sri Indah A to Sungai Buloh Hospital (RM10.98 million)
  • The Sungai Kelambu-Genting Sanyen connection road (RM13.5 million)
  • Kampung Ulu Chuchuh to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) (RM16 million)

He said that these new roads would be a catalyst for economic growth in the areas surrounding several districts such as Gombak, Kuala Langat and Sepang.

In addition, a total of RM65.3 million has also been allocated to upgrade a number of major routes to

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Goodyear Assurance ComfortTred tyres in Malaysia – quieter ride for premium cars, 16- to 19-inches, RM460

Goodyear Malaysia has launched the new Assurance ComfortTred as part of an expansion of its Assurance tyre range that caters to premium vehicles. They include vehicles by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volvo, Lexus, Toyota and Honda.

According to Goodyear, the new Assurance ComfortTred introduces a new level of serenity while on the move courtesy of the ANX Technology for an extra noise and vibration canceling layer in the tyre. This results in the tyre being firmly insulated from rolling noise.

The closed pattern design with narrower lateral grooves and closed shoulders on the new Assurance ConmfortTred help reduce the air pumping noise while a significant number of smaller tread blocks help lower impact force against the road surface to further reduce road noise.

Aside from the comfortable and quiet ride, the Assurance ComfortTred tyres also feature enhancements in the aspects of wet grip and braking performance. The new tread compound features

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Mazda Vision Study Model shown – stylish two-door sports car concept; preview for fully electric MX-5?

During Mazda’s presentation of its revised mid-term management plan, the company ended by showing us a two-door sports car concept called the Vision Study Model. This comes after we get several shots of the current state of the world and people having a jolly time in different MX-5 (also known as the Miata and Roadster) generations. The latter has led to speculation that the concept is a preview for an all-electric version of the MX-5 will arrive in the future.

The Japanese carmaker isn’t revealing much in the way of details for now, but based on video, we can see the Vision Study Model’s exposed chassis and what appears to be a T-shaped battery – note the lack of any internal combustion engine.

As for the rest of the concept, it boasts a rather fetching design with its butterfly doors, prominent haunches, split circular taillights and slender headlamps that resemble

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2023 BYD Atto 3 grand launch in Malaysia on Dec 9-11 – sign up to join; EV estimated pricing RM150k-170k

Sime Darby Motors, the official distributor of BYD vehicles in Malaysia, has announced it will hold a grand launch for the Atto 3 from December 9-11, 2022. Set to take place at Bandar Malaysia, the company is inviting the public to attend the event, although you’ll want to register fast as there are limited spots available.

The Atto 3 is one of a few BYD models that have been confirmed for Malaysia, and the fully electric crossover will be offered with a choice of two battery capacities. The first is a 49.92-kWh pack that offers up to 345 km of range following the WLTP standard (410 km NEDC), while the other option is a 60.48-kWh unit that provides up to 420 km of range (480 km NEDC).

Both are BYD’s in-house developed Blade EV battery packs that power a front-mounted electric motor rated at 204 PS (201 hp or 150

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