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PD mall money changer loses RM50,000 in armed robbery
PORT DICKSON: A money changer at a mall here lost more than RM50,000 after being robbed by a group of five men Monday.
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Tokyo stocks open higher helped by US rallies, cheap yen
TOKYO, Oct 16 ― Tokyo stocks opened higher today tracking rallies on Wall Street following a batch of strong corporate earnings, with a cheap yen against the dollar also supporting the Japanese mark...
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UMW sees better second-half 2019 earnings
SHAH ALAM: UMW Holdings Bhd expects better second-half 2019 earnings, driven by its automotive division.
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Toyota Copen GR Sport compact convertible sports car launched in Japan
TOKYO: Toyota has rolled out the Copen GR Sport compact convertible sports car in Japan, armed with a 660cc turbocharged engine and a powered-folding hardtop.
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UMW upbeat on achieving car sales target
SHAH ALAM: UMW Holdings Bhd is confident of achieving its automotive sales target for this year.
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The new Toyota Copen GR Sport is one feisty-looking toy car
Toyota has just launched the new two-seater convertible Copen GR Sport – an OEM vehicle manufactured by Daihatsu, developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing.
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UMW upbeat on achieving car sales target
SHAH ALAM: UMW Holdings Bhd is optimistic of achieving its automotive sales target for this year.
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SPYSHOTS: New Toyota Corolla Hybrid in Malaysia
The new Toyota Corolla has just been launched in Malaysia, so what’s this taped-up car about?
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Tokyo 2019: The Toyota LQ Concept Is A Car That Wants To Emotionally Connect With You
Toyota will display the LQ concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show this October.  The next generation of the Toyota Concept-i, first seen at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2017, is equi...
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Tokyo 2019: Toyota To Unveil Next-Gen Mirai Concept Next Week
Toyota recently announced that it will preview the second-generation Mirai fuel cell electric concept vehicle (FCEV) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show next week.
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Flux is Malaysia’s new car subscription service with a large selection of models
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Toyota unveils automated vehicle specifically to transport Olympians in 2020
This week Toyota revealed more information about its battery electric e-Palette people mover first unveiled in 2018: the vehicles will be used to transport athletes and...
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Matta delighted with large allocation for tourism
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysia Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) has praised the RM1.1 billion allocation for the tourism, arts and culture ministry (Motac) in the 2020 Budget that was just a...
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Second-generation Toyota Mirai buries the ghost of the original
The Toyota Mirai of 2014 was a showcase for hydrogen fuel cell technology.
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Toyota to unveil next-generation Mirai Concept at 2019 Tokyo Motor Show
TOKYO: Toyota announced that it will preview the next generation of its groundbreaking, zero-emission Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
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SPYSHOTS: Perodua Axia “wagon” going up Genting – upcoming D55L B-segment SUV mule on test?
This is the second time a Perodua development vehicle has been spotted heading up Genting Highlands this week alone!
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Specially-designed Toyota e-Palette to provide automated mobility for athletes
TOYOTA CITY: Toyota announced that it will supply up to 20 specially-designed "Tokyo 2020 Version" e-Palette vehicles to support athlete mobility at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, where ...
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Flux, the monthly car subscription service is here
PETALING JAYA: A car subscription service called Flux has just been launched in Malaysia and offers all the benefits of having your dream car without the drawbacks, according to the press release.
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Car thieves able to overcome anti-theft devices: report
As vehicle security technologies advance, so do the skills of thieves who try to overcome them in order to gain access to vehicles.
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Tokyo 2019: The Toyota Granace Will Be The Pinnacle Of People Moving In Luxury
Take a Toyota Alphard and add a fourth row - what you get is something Toyota plans to unveil at this year's Tokyo Motor Show in the coming month.
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Tokyo stocks drop after US-China trade hopes recede
TOKYO, Oct 10 — Tokyo stocks dropped in early trade today after opening higher, as hopes for a US-China trade deal receded ahead of talks in Washington.
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New Toyota Corolla sedan unveiled
GENTING HIGHLANDS: The new Toyota Corolla sedan has been launched and is available in two variants – 1.8E and 1.8G – priced at RM128,888 and RM136,888...
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All new Toyota Corolla launched starting at RM128,888
PETALING JAYA: UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), the official distributor of Toyota vehicles in Malaysia, has officially launched its all-new Toyota Corolla available in two variants.
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Luxury cars’ anti-theft devices prove no match for skilled car thieves
SHAH ALAM: High-tech anti-theft systems installed in luxury vehicles appear to be no match for skilled car thieves who are making off with vehicles equipped with sophisticated gadgetry.
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Toyota to unveil new Granace at the Tokyo Motor Show
At the 46th Tokyo Motor Show happening at the tail end of this month, Toyota will put to stage the new Granace – an MPV with the option for six or eight seats.
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2019 Tokyo Motor Show: Toyota luxury Granace MPV to be unveiled
TOKYO: Toyota will unveil a new Granace van at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019, and it's available in two seating layouts: the three-row six-seater, and the four-row eight-seater.
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SPYSHOTS: Mitsu Xpander, Suzuki Ertiga, ‘Avanza’ climbing Genting – Perodua developing a new Alza?
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Tokyo stocks open higher helped by cheaper yen
TOKYO, Oct 8 ― Tokyo stocks opened higher today helped by a cheaper yen but trade was cautious ahead of the resumption of US-China trade talks this week.
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Toyota Research Institute developing robots to assist the elderly at home
Toyota's Research Institute announced that an at-home assistant robot is in development, one that has the capacity to continuously learn how to do new tasks in all...
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Police seize contraband cigarettes worth RM16.3 mil
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 4): Four local men and two Bangladeshi men were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a syndicate distributing contraband cigarettes worth RM16.3 million around Klang.
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Malaysian vehicle sales data in August 2019 by brand
The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) showed that 51,148 vehicles were sold in August, a gain of 295 units or 0.58% from the 50,853 units sold in July.
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Tokyo stocks open lower on worries over economy
TOKYO, Oct 3 ― Tokyo stocks opened lower today following losses on Wall Street after lacklustre US jobs data exacerbated recession fears.
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Biggest drug, assets seizure in Sarawak
MIRI: Police have arrested three drug traffickers and subsequently made the largest drug and asset seizure in Sarawak to date, totalling RM409,917. Sarawak Deputy Commissioner of Police Datuk Dev Kum...
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Tokyo stocks close lower after Wall Street losses
TOKYO, Oct 2 ― Tokyo stocks closed lower today as falls on Wall Street weighed on the market.
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Tokyo stocks open lower on higher yen
TOKYO, Oct 2 ― Tokyo stocks opened lower today as a higher yen and falls on Wall Street weighed on the market.
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Thailand’s Gulf Energy and PTT to build US$1.33b LNG project with the government
BANGKOK, Oct 1 — Thailand’s Gulf Energy Development Pcl and state-owned PTT Pcl will build a 40.9 billion baht (RM54.5 billion) gas terminal and port on the country’s east coast, the Industrial ...
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The next Jaguar F-Type powered by a BMW V8?
After Toyota decided to work with BMW on the A90 Toyota Supra, there’s rumour of another manufacturer looking for some muscle from Munich, this time from the British Isles.
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New Toyota 86 confirmed as Toyota and Subaru strengthen partnership
Toyota and Subaru have further strengthened their long-term partnership with the announcement of a new business and capital alliance between the two companies.
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Tokyo stocks close lower as US-China trade row weighs
TOKYO, Sept 30 — Tokyo stocks closed lower today as investors locked in profits amid fresh concerns about the US-China trade row.
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Tokyo stocks open lower with eyes on global events
TOKYO, Sept 30 — Tokyo stocks opened lower today, following Wall Street’s lead, as investors awaited a series of key events, starting with China’s manufacturing data later in the day.
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Chosen as the best in their fields
KUALA LUMPUR: The 10th Putra Brand Awards saw seven brands honoured with the inaugural “Hall of Fame” recognition that proves they are the best in their fields.
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2019 CarSifu Editors’ Choice Awards: Big wins for Proton, Toyota and Volvo
The fourth edition of the CarSifu Editors’ Choice Awards saw national automaker Proton, Toyota and Volvo emerging as the big winners.The awards, held at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur on Thursday night,...
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2019 CarSifu Editors’ Choice Awards: Big wins for Proton, Toyota and Volvo
The full list of winners posing on stage last night, with the top three winning cars rolled into the banquet hall.
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2019 CarSifu awards: Why cars won
The top three winners for 2019 are (front to back) Camry, XC40 and X70. PETALING JAYA: The fourth edition of the CarSifu Editors’ Choice Awards once again honoured the best cars launched in the pas...
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Big win for Proton, Toyota, Volvo
KUALA LUMPUR: The fourth edition of the CarSifu Editors’ Choice Awards saw national automaker Proton as well as Toyota and Volvo emerging as the big winners.
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Jaguar Land Rover to stop output at UK factories for a week due to Brexit
GAYDON, Sept 26 — Britain’s biggest carmaker, Jaguar Land Rover, will halt production at its British factories for a week in November, its boss said today, joining BMW and Toyota in plans to help ...
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Three winners for ‘Car of the Year’
PETALING JAYA: The CarSifu Editors’ Choice Awards is back! And this year, it will be held at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, tonight.
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85 photos of SUV crash on Penang Bridge taken - witness
BUKIT MERTAJAM (Sept 25): Eighty-five photos related to a fatal accident involving a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a Toyota Vios car were taken by a traffic police photographer to capture the det...
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Second-gen Mirai FCEV coming in 2020, says Toyota chairman
TOKYO: Toyota is preparing to launch the second generation of its Mirai fuel-cell car next year, chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada said today.
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Tokyo stocks close lower on risk-off sentiment
TOKYO, Sept 25 — Tokyo stocks closed lower today on risk-off sentiment after the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump and amid renewed worries over the US-China trad...
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After a day in prison together, Bukit Kiara toll plaza brawlers now pals
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — The two men who were caught in a viral video last week for scuffling at the Bukit Kiara toll plaza are now friends after undergoing their one-day jail sentence together.
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85 photos of SUV crash on Penang Bridge taken: Witness
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Eighty-five photos related to a fatal accident involving a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a Toyota Vios car were taken by a traffic police photographer to capture the details and imp...
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Witness: 85 photos of Penang Bridge crash scene taken by cops
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Sept 24 — Eighty-five photos related to a fatal accident involving a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a Toyota Vios car were taken by a traffic police photographer to capture the det...
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Salesman takes used car buyer for a ride
Abdul Hadi bought a used car but ended up being conned by the salesman who did not change the vehicle's ownership registration.
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Tokyo stocks open higher in lacklustre trade
TOKYO, Sept 24 — Tokyo stocks opened higher today in cautious trade after a long weekend in Japan and a flat Wall Street close, with no fresh market-moving events expected in the day.
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New model launches to support car sales
KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga Research expects car sales in September to be supported by the higher delivery of new models from Perodua, Honda, Toyota, Proton and Nissan...
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GALLERY: 2019 Toyota Corolla 1.8G versus 2018 Altis
Click to enlarge The new 2019 Toyota Corolla appeared in showrooms last week, and we’ve already brought you a full gallery and a complete breakdown of specifications.
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Kelantan RTD makes RM167,400 at public auction
KOTA BARU: The Kelantan Road Transport Department (RTD) have collected RM167,400 in a public auction at its office in Panji today.
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EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today
Dirty dealings. Corporate battles.
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Johor Customs, MMEA seize RM110,000 of contraband liquor in joint ops
JOHOR BARU, Sept 23 — The Johor Customs Department and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) confiscated 2,172 bottles of contraband liquor worth RM113,820 from a barge in waters off Peng...
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Johor Customs seizes more than RM135,000 in contraband in two ops
JOHOR BARU: The Customs Department here seized contraband worth more than RM135,000 in two separate operations.
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Slew of Mazda model launches makes Bermaz Auto top pick for September
KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga research expects car sales in September to be supported by the higher delivery of new models from Perodua, Honda, Toyota, Proton and Nissan, and will continue to be higher year-o...
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Toyota Gazoo Racing Esports Championship ends on a high note
PETALING JAYA: The Grand Finals of the Toyota Gazoo Racing (GR) Velocity Esports Championship held at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (Centre Court) on Sept 22 saw top 40 qualifiers challenging each other in t...
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Here’s why Asia’s auto giants want a piece of the ride-hailing pie
When Toyota joined as co-lead in Grab’s series H funding round in June 2018, it was said to be the largest-ever investment by an automotive manufacturer in the ride-hailing industry.
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HLIB Research sees strong demand for Proton, Perodua and Toyota new models
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 23): HLIB Research has maintained its total industry volume (TIV) forecasts of 596,600 units for 2019, buoyed by strong demand for Proton, Perodua and Toyota new models.
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Car sales in September to be supported by new model launches
KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga research expects car sales in September to be supported by the higher delivery of new models from Perodua, Honda, Toyota, Proton and Nissan...
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GALLERY: 2019 Toyota Corolla 1.8G – RM136,888 est
Enthusiasts may be all over the Toyota GR Supra that was just launched last night, but there’s another Toyota that is far more important waiting in the wings – the 2019 Toyota Corolla.
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Toyota Supra (A90 / Mk5) launched from RM568K
KUALA LUMPUR: UMW Toyota Motor has launched the much anticipated Supra (A90 or Mk5) after a 17-year hiatus.
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New Toyota Corolla sedan, wagon and hatch go on sale in Japan
TOYOTA CITY: Toyota has recently announced the launch of its completely redesigned Corolla sedan and Corolla Touring wagon in Japan as well as the improved Corolla Sport hatchback.
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Cause for celebration as over 10 million Toyota Land Cruiser Series sold
Land Cruiser 40 Series cars continue to be used today, more than 50 years after they were made.
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The all-new A90 Toyota Supra looks way more good looking in the flesh!
At long last, after years of teasing and anticipation, the all-new 5th generation A90 Toyota Supra is now in Malaysia – available only in a single variant, the GTS, priced at RM568,000 on-the-road w...
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Toyota GR Supra: Brief thrills at Sungai Besi airport
KUALA LUMPUR: The new Toyota GR Supra sports car got the adrenaline flowing on the vast, open tarmac of the Sungai Besi airport, Kuala Kumpur today - a few hours before its official launch at the same...
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Lexus heads for the seas with first luxury yacht
NEW YORK: No longer content with being just in driveways, Lexus is coming for the docks of the super rich.
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Here’s why Asia’s auto giants want a piece of the ride-hailing pie
When Toyota joined as co-lead in Grab’s series H funding round in June 2018, it was said to be the largest-ever investment by an automotive manufacturer in the ride-hailing industry.
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UK appeals for public help in setting post-Brexit trade with Japan
LONDON, Sept 20 — The British government said today it wanted to hear from businesses and members of the public what their priorities were for a post-Brexit trade deal with Japan.
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Road rage fist fight at toll plaza
KUALA LUMPUR: Two men were involved in a scuffle at the Bukit Kiara toll plaza after a traffic disagreement.
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Toyota installs stationary fuel cell generator based on the Mirai FC system
TOYOTA CITY: Toyota today announced it has developed a stationary fuel cell generator (FC generator) that makes use of the fuel cell system (FC system) equipped in the Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle...
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Foreigner found stabbed to death in car
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A Bangladeshi man in his early 30s was found dead with stab wounds to his face, arms and abdomen in the driver’s seat of a car in...
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VW CEO shifts strategy from empire building to efficiency
FRANKFURT: Volkswagen has abandoned its decades-old obsession with empire building and no-expense-spared engineering to free up resources for the development and mass production of electric cars, said...
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Cops nab four seizing drugs worth RM575,892
SHAH ALAM: A variety of drugs valued at RM575,892 that could have been supplied to 20,000 addicts, were seized by police after arresting four individuals in two raids at Batu Caves and in Southern Kla...
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Cops nab four, seize drugs worth RM575,892 for over 20,000 addicts
SHAH ALAM, Sept 14 — A variety of drugs valued at RM575,892 that could have been supplied to 20,000 addicts, were seized by police after arresting four individuals in two raids at Batu Caves and in ...
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An analysis on Southeast Asia’s exit landscape
Southeast Asia has a young and vibrant technology startup ecosystem.
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A car running on empty isn’t impossible if Toyota gets its way
Solar panels affixed to the bonnet of a Prius PHEV equipped with a solar charging system in Tokyo Japan, on Sept 11.
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China out in force at Frankfurt car show, led by battery builders
FRANKFURT: Chinese suppliers and makers have stepped up their presence at the Frankfurt auto show, capitalising on a strong position in electric technologies forced on European carmakers by regulators...
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All-New Toyota Corolla Open for Booking - 2 Variants, Estimated Price RM129k and RM137k
UMW Toyota Motor announced today that the all-new Toyota Corolla is now open for booking, and that it will be launched in Malaysia very soon.
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Smaller Toyotas to be built on TNGA platform
Toyota has announced that the new GA-B version of the Toyota New Global Architecture platform will soon find its way into its smaller vehicles – a move that would totally transform the way Toyotas d...
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Booking opens for new Toyota Corolla Altis
SHAH ALAM: UMW Toyota Motor has started taking orders for the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis which will be launched locally soon.
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All-new Toyota Corolla now open for booking, from RM128k!
Great news! For those looking for something fresh in the C-segment, aside from the new Mazda 3 and the updated Honda Civic, UMW Toyota Motor has announced that the all-new Toyota Corolla is now open f...
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2019 Toyota Corolla teased for Malaysia – launch soon
UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has teased imminent arrival of the all-new, 12th-generation Corolla on the official Toyota Malaysia Facebook page, and based on the sole posting, it appears the model will lose...
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Grab in talks to merge Indonesian payment firms Ovo, Dana, sources say
Southeast Asian ride-hailing titan Grab is in talks to merge two Indonesian digital payment firms Ovo and Dana to take on rival Gojek, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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Tokyo's Nikkei closes higher for seventh straight session
TOKYO, Sept 11 ― Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index rose for a seventh consecutive session today on a weak yen, as investors welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet reshuffle.
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Tokyo stocks open higher as yen remains cheap
TOKYO, Sept 11 ― Tokyo stocks opened higher today as the yen remained cheaper against the dollar, providing some support to Japanese exporters amid a lack of other fresh market-moving events.
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New Lexus ES 250 launched in Malaysia, from RM300k
The new Lexus ES 250 is now officially launched in Malaysia.
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Yoursay: Don’t be hypocrites, boycott ALL non-Muslim products
YOURSAY | ‘Will PAS leader Abdul Hadi Awang give up his Toyota Vellfire?’ Ramasamy mocks PAS' approach to Muslim entrepreneurial empowerment Mat MD: Malays, especially the youth, should rise and g...
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Tokyo stocks close higher on profit-taking
TOKYO, Sept 9 — Tokyo stocks closed higher on Monday on profit-taking, as investors assessed the impact from eased, but still lingering, worries over Brexit and the US-China trade war.
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No second chance for AP abusers, says crime analyst
KUALA LUMPUR: Those who abuse Approved Permits (APs) should not be given a second chance and their permits should be withdrawn, a crime analyst said.
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Six Lamborghini Huracans seized over document forgery
SEPANG: Six Lamborghini Huracan supercars were seized by the Customs Department after two car importing companies were found forging declaration documents to bring them in.
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Supercars seized over document forgery
SEPANG: Six Lamborghini Huracan supercars were seized by the Customs Department after two car importing companies were found forging declaration documents to...
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Customs seize 21 luxury cars worth RM12.2m
SEPANG: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has seized 21 non-registered luxury vehicles worth RM12.2 million with suspected forged import documents in separate raids on two warehouses in Shah Alam...
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Customs seize 21 luxury cars worth RM12.2m
The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has seized 21 non-registered luxury vehicles worth RM12.2 million with suspected forged import documents in separate raids on two warehouses in Shah Alam, Selang...
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