Hyundai Ioniq 6 New Variants, 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 CKD Launched, Updated Volvo PHEVs, and More

This week, the Malaysian car market welcomed two new affordable models of the stunning Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV, along with the locally assembled version of the new Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4Matic. In addition, Volvo Car Malaysia unveiled updated versions of its hybrid models. Meanwhile, the global automotive industry witnessed the unveiling of several new models such as the new 2024 Peugeot e-3008, Volkswagen ID.

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Hyundai Ioniq 6 gets two new versions

Hyundai has expanded its award-winning Ioniq 6 EV range in Malaysia with the addition of two new models – Lite RWD and Lite Plus, priced at RM219,888 and RM249,888 respectively. More affordable than the current Max versions, the new models are equipped with a single 151 hp/350 Nm rear-wheel drive motor and a 53 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. The new Hyundai Ioniq 6 variants offer a range of 429 km as per WLTP.

Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4Matic CKD launched

Launched in Malaysia last April, the new Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4Matic has now arrived in the locally assembled version. Priced at RM378,888, the CKD model is 51,000 cheaper than the fully imported model. The SUV benefits from a hands-free tailgate system and the panoramic sunroof along with other specifications remain unchanged.

Volvo PHEVs get a facelift and a flex

Volvo cars malaysia Launched updated versions of its hybrid plug-in suite, which includes XC90, XC60, S90, S60And V60. The latest models get new wheels and an onboard charger for improved performance, a new Vapor Gray exterior color option, and the added luxury of a standard panoramic sunroof.

Safety rating for the 2023 Toyota Vios released

ASEAN NCAP has awarded the 2023 Toyota Vios a 5-star rating under the most comprehensive 2021-2025 evaluation protocol. The B-Class received an overall score of 78.70 points, including 35.25 points in adult occupant protection, 16.64 points in child occupant protection, 16.08 points in safety assistance, and 10.73 points in motorcycle rider safety. The car comes equipped with 6 airbags, an anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, pedestrian protection technology, and many safety assistance technologies.

Smart Malaysia has launched a mobile application

The German smart electric car manufacturer is gearing up to launch its first electric car in Malaysia, the Smart Car No. 1. Prior to this, the brand launched the “Hello Smart App” to provide its customers with a seamless purchasing and ownership experience. The app has four prominent features – live charging map and navigation system, vehicle booking and financing request, one-stop home charging solution, and community engagement. These features are new to the electric vehicle market in Malaysia. Interested people can download the “Hello Smart App” from Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Huawei App Gallery.

Proton recalls the X90 SUV

A team of experts from Proton and Geely conducted a comprehensive investigation into the X90 fire accident that occurred in August to find out its root cause. According to the team, the cause of the fire was the ground connection to the car body. The contact can overheat when a large, continuous current is passed through it and can lead to a thermal accident. To rectify the problem, all Proton X90 owners are required to bring their vehicle in for inspection and, if necessary, corrective action will be taken to remove any potential risks.

Global news

Unveiling the 2024 all-wheel drive Peugeot e-3008 electric car

Peugeot has unveiled its all-new fastback electric SUV, the e-3008. It is based on Stellantis’ all-new STLA Medium platform and comes equipped with either a 73 kWh battery or a 98 kWh battery, offering a driving range of up to 700 km. The electric car features a dynamic and aerodynamic design, a high-tech front fascia, newly designed 19- or 20-inch wheels, a new 21-inch high-resolution curved panoramic display, a compact steering wheel with new controls, and many other modern amenities. .

Volkswagen ID.X performance cover

Volkswagen has unveiled the all-new ID. horse. The motors are connected to a powerful battery that supports a charging capacity of up to 200 kilowatts. The electric vehicle features 20-inch center-locking alloy wheels, a carbon fiber front splitter and rear diffuser, and carbon fiber front seats.

The 2024 Ford F-150 makes its US debut

The American company Ford has updated its best-selling pickup truck, the F-150. The upgraded model benefits from cosmetic tweaks, new colours, new wheel packages and a new Pro Access Tailgate system. The pickup truck also gets a new standard engine, namely a 2.7-liter EcoBoost with higher horsepower and torque. Other familiar engine options include a 5.0-liter V8 and a 3.5-liter V6. The new Ford F-150 will arrive in American showrooms early next year.

The 2024 Nissan Frontier Hardbody Edition has made its official debut

Nissan has introduced a new special version of the Frontier pickup truck, called the Frontier Hardbody Edition. The special model pays homage to Nissan’s beloved steel-bodied truck from the 1980s. Based on the Crew Cab SV 4×4, the 2024 Nissan Frontier Hardbody Edition features heritage-inspired design elements such as retro-look 17-inch alloy wheels, an aluminum skid plate, black side rail, black fenders and bed. -Fixed tape. The car relies on a 3.8-liter V6 engine with direct injection, capable of generating a maximum power of 310 horsepower. Power is sent to the wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission.

This concludes our weekly report. For more updates, stay in touch with us.

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