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Weekly Round-Up: Mazda New Engine Technology Is Aiming for Better Fuel Efficient, 2017 Peugeot 3008 Is Now In Malaysia And More ( 2017-08-11 )

Mazda claims new breakthrough with their engine technology

Mazda has announced the development of a breakthrough engine technology known as Spark Controlled Compression Ignition and plans to introduce in 2019. The Spark Controlled Compression Ignition is Mazda’s version of a homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine, which can burn gasoline without a sparkplug firing, the way a diesel motor does. The automaker said its goal is to slash emissions emanating from its production and products to 50% of 2010 levels by 2030 and 90% by 2050. With the upgraded engines, a Mazda model that currently gets 30 miles per gallon could get nearly 40 miles per gallon in its next iteration, potentially saving owners at least several dollars per fillup on a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. (SOURCE: USA TODAY)

Tesla Model 3 – 63,000 orders cancelled

According to Business Insider Malaysia, About 63,000 people have canceled their Tesla Model 3 orders in the past year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during the electric-car company’s quarterly earnings call on last Wednesday, August 3. Total orders for the entry-level electric luxury sedan dropped to 455,000 from about 518,000, Musk said, but he suggested the cancellations were merely a drop in the bucket because the company had averaged about 1,800 new Model 3 reservations a day since Friday, when the first 30 cars were handed over to Tesla employees.

Tesla’s manufacturing plans for the Model 3 involve increasing the scale of production gradually over time and Tesla is on track to produce as many as 20,000 of the vehicles per month by the December of this year. (SOURCE: BUSINESS INSIDER)

BMW X2 official photo

According to BMW blog, the upcoming 2018 BMW X2 has been teased in a new set of camouflaged photos. The X2 is a five-door model that, unlike the X4 and X6, the coupe design will not be similar to these, but rather it will be dynamic, elegant and sporty as usual BMWs, with a lower roof line at style of the MINI or Range Rover Evoque.

All versions will be front-wheel drive, the all-wheel drive xDrive will be optional, although most can only be combined with an automatic transmission. A six-speed manual transmission will be available for selected models. The X2 will be produced along with the new X1 at the Regensburg factory of BMW in Germany. (SOURCE: BMW BLOG)


2017 Peugeot 3008

Peugeot 3008 Active THP – RM142,888

Peugeot 3008 Allure THP – RM155,888

The Peugeot 3008 is finally here in Malaysia and it is now open for booking. The 3008 is now available in 2 variants, the Active THP and Allure THP. Both variants are kicking with 1.6L THP 165 S&S petrol engine mated with six-speed automatic transmission. The 3008 is front wheel drive and total power output is 165 hp and 240 Nm of torque. Peugeot 3008 features bundles of standard kit and high quality materials that distinguish the French carmaker with competitions out there.

All 3008 models feature an eight-inch touchscreen mounted above the centre console which support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Latter, a second 12.3-inch digital driver’s display behind the steering wheel which display a wide range of driving information as well as enlarge navigation depending on which driver’s driving mode, also drivers are able to adjust the graphics to suit their personal preferences. Moving on to safety, both cars are similarly equipped – six airbags, ABS, EBD, Emergency Brake Assist, traction control, Dynamic Stability Control, Electronic Stability Programme, Hill Assist, lane keep assist, front and rear parking sensors, along with a reverse camera.

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