Need better ride for date night? Or want to head to an important meeting in style? SOCAR is now running a new promo where you can unlock the Volkswagen Passat 1.8 TSI from as little as RM5.70 per hour.
Today I had the opportunity to take a closer look at the Proton X70. During its second round of preview for the media, the main focus is on the tech aspect of the SUV, particularly its infotainment system. Unfortunately, cameras were not allowed but here’s my first impressions including its voice assistant feature.
The Proton X70 is expected to roll out by end of this year. After it had started accepting bookings via Proton showrooms, the Malaysian car maker is adding a new online channel to make it easier for more Malaysians to book the new SUV.
Huzzah! Congratulations, Apple user-folks who own a car that supports Apple CarPlay. You can finally get a proper navigation service while you’re driving as Waze has finally announced integration with Apple’s CarPlay service.
At a closed-door event yesterday, PROTON unveiled its first-ever SUV, the PROTON X70. The X70 also marks the end of PROTON’s long-standing tradition of naming its cars using proper nouns instead now all future PROTON models will adopt an alpha-numerical naming convention.
The move to change the way PROTON cars are named is sad for me. The names PROTON use during its early days were among the best names you could have for car. Names like “Saga”, “Wira”, “Satria”, “Putra”, “Perdana”, “Juara” are all unquestionably Malaysian.
Remember seeing a PROTON Wira when I was on holiday in the UK and when I was studying in Australia, I found out that there was a very active PROTON Satria GTI club there. This made me beam with pride. A name like the X70 doesn’t make me feel anything.
PROTON is launching their first SUV in Malaysia very soon and this is the first product that’s co-developed by Geely and PROTON. During the exclusive preview to the media, it was revealed that the SUV will be called the PROTON X70 and it’s open for booking starting tomorrow.
UPDATE: Diffride is expected to start their service sometime in September.
Competition is always good. After Uber’s exit from the South East Asian market, Grab is currently the dominant player in the Malaysian market. Sure, there are other alternatives like MyCar at the moment but they are still not on par with the likes of Grab and Uber in terms of reliability and user experience.
Seen as an attempt to break Grab’s monopoly in ride-sharing, Diff Global Solutions Sdn Bhd has officially introduced diffride. It’s a new e-hailing service where you can get a ride in just a couple of taps on your smartphone. We’ve downloaded the app and from our first impressions, it looks like they still have a long way to go.
Have you ever heard of the term “bagai rusa masuk kampung“? If I were to translate that to English, the closest proverb I can think of is “Like a fish out of water”. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a saying that evokes the same kind of meaning:
Like a Rory sitting in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Car-sharing platform, SOCAR, has officially announced a brand new way to commute to KLIA and KLIA2. If you’re heading to the airport, you can book the car you want with SOCAR’s one-way feature. There’s no need to return the vehicle, and your booking ends when you drop it off at the airport car park.
SOCAR Malaysia has just introduced a new promo which allows you to unlock a sedan at a lower rate. From now until 1st July, you can drive a Honda City or a Toyota Vios from as little as RM8/hour or RM80/day.