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The eighth generation 'FD' Honda Civic is my most favourite Civic generation out of the 10 available so far! Here are five random reasons why I like it;
- Dashboard design. It was quite futuristic when the car was originally introduced back in 2005 and I think it has aged well.
- Door mounted side mirrors. No particular reason why I like these kind of side mirrors, I just do.
- Key to start. I just love the feeling of twisting a key to start the car. To me, pushing a button isn't all that fun!
- Two-tier instrument cluster. Again, back to the futuristic theme. I like watching the numbers go up or down as speed increases/decreases.
- Wipers that sweep in opposite directions. I think it looks cool! Plus it somewhat covers more windscreen area when the wipers sweep.
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#2012MY #honda #civic 1.8 #sl #taffetawhite #civicfd #hondamalaysia #alexlovesmac #filming

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Filmed this today! It's a 2012 Honda Civic 1.8 S-L, and it is one of the last FD Civics to be on the road as this car was registered a week after the FB Civic was launched back in 2012.
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*NOTE* Some of you might point out that this is not a 2012 Civic, but let me explain. For the first half of 2012, Honda Malaysia were still selling the FD Civic as 2012 model year vehicles before the FB Civic debuted in July 2012, also as 2012 model year vehicles.
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This Civic is finished in Taffeta White with dark blue leather upholstery.
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Specs;
- 16-inch alloy rims with 205/55 R16 tyres
- Boot space; 450 litres
- Cruise control
- Front fog lights
- Halogen headlights
- Integrated head unit
- Manual front seats
- Multi-function steering wheel
- Rear parking sensors
- Single zone automatic climate control
- Six speakers
- Two airbags
- Vehicle Stability Assist
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Engine specs;
- 1.8 litre (1799cc) R18A1
- SOHC 16 valves
- Naturally aspirated petrol
- Inline-four
- 138 hp (140 PS) @ 6300 rpm
- 174 Nm torque @ 4300 rpm
- 0-100 km/h; 10.9 seconds
- Top speed; 200 km/h
- Fuel tank size; 50 litres
- Combined fuel consumption; 6.7 l/100km
- CO2 emissions; 159 g/km
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#2012MY #honda #civic 1.8 #sl #taffetawhite #civicfd #hondamalaysia #alexlovesmac #filming

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Personally, I think the XV50 Camry is still a good car despite the impending arrival of the 2018 XV70 Camry in Malaysia sometime later this year. The XV50 Camry is still on sale in Malaysia with four variants to choose from;
- 2.0 E automatic
- 2.0 GX automatic
- 2.5 Hybrid Premium CVT
- 2.5 Hybrid Luxury CVT
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Colours;
- Attitude Black
- Grey Metallic
- Medium Silver Metallic
- Silver Metallic
- White Pearl CS
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This is a Camry 2.0 GX in Silver with dark brown combination smooth leather upholstery.
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Specs;
- 17-inch alloy rims with 215/55 R17 tyres
- Boot space; 515 litres
- Cruise control
- Dual zone automatic climate control
- Front and rear fog lights
- Front and rear parking sensors
- LED daytime running lights
- LED rear lights
- Manual sunshades for the rear windows
- Powered front seats
- Powered sunshade for the rear windscreen
- Qi wireless charging
- Reverse camera
- Seven-inch infotainment display
- Seven airbags
- Six speakers
- Smart keyless entry and start system
- Traction Control
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Xenon headlights
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Engine specs;
- 2.0 litre (1998cc) 6AR-FSE
- DOHC 16 valves
- Naturally aspirated petrol
- Inline-four
- 165 hp (167 PS) @ 6500 rpm
- 199 Nm torque @ 4600 rpm
- 0-100 km/h; 10.4 seconds
- Top speed; 210 km/h
- Fuel tank size; 70 litres
- Combined fuel consumption; 7.2 l/100km
- CO2 emissions; 168 g/km
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#2017MY #toyota #camry 2.0 #gx #silver #xv50 #toyotamalaysia #umwtoyota

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Toyota Malaysia launched the second generation 'AN160' Fortuner in May 2016. As of now, four variants are offered;
- 2.4 4X4 automatic
- 2.7 4X4 SRZ automatic
- 2.4 4X2 VRZ automatic
- 2.4 4X4 VRZ automatic
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Colours;
- Attitude Black
- Avant-Garde Bronze Metallic
- Medium Silver Metallic
- Silver Metallic
- Super White II
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This Avant-Garde Bronze Fortuner is in the 2.7 4X4 SRZ variant. For the upholstery, it is in dark brown combination leather.
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Specs;
- 18-inch alloy rims with 265/60 R18 tyres
- Automatic Bi-LED headlights
- Cruise control
- Dual zone automatic climate control
- Eight-inch infotainment display
- Front and rear parking sensors
- LED daytime running lights
- LED front fog lights
- Manual front passenger seat
- Powered driver's seat
- Powered rear hatch
- Rear fog light
- Reverse camera
- Seven airbags
- Six speakers
- Smart keyless entry and start system
- Traction Control
- Vehicle Stability Control
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Engine specs;
- 2.7 litre (2694cc) 2TR-FE
- DOHC 16 valves
- Naturally aspirated petrol
- Inline-four
- 164 hp (166 PS) @ 5200 rpm
- 245 Nm torque @ 4000 rpm
- Fuel tank size; 80 litres
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#2018MY #toyota #fortuner 2.7 #4x4 #srz #avantgardebronze #an160 #toyotamalaysia #umwtoyota

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The second generation 'AN140' Toyota Innova first went on sale in Malaysia in December 2016 with three variants available. A fourth range-topping 2.0 X variant was added in October 2017. The variants as of now are;
- 2.0 E manual
- 2.0 E automatic
- 2.0 G automatic
- 2.0 X automatic
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Colours offered;
- Attitude Black
- Avant-Garde Bronze Metallic
- Crimson Spark Red Metallic (2.0 X only)
- Medium Silver Metallic
- Silver Metallic
- Super White II
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This Innova is the 2.0 X variant finished in Super White II with black premium combination leather upholstery.
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Specs;
- 17-inch black alloy rims with 215/55 R17 tyres
- Automatic LED headlights
- Dual zone automatic climate control
- Easy close rear hatch
- Eight-inch infotainment display
- Front and rear parking sensors
- LED daytime running lights
- LED front fog lights
- Manual front passenger seat
- Powered driver's seat
- Rear fog light
- Reverse camera
- Second row captain seats (instead of one bench in the lesser variants)
- Seven airbags
- Six speakers
- Smart keyless entry and start system
- Styling kit
- Traction Control
- Vehicle Stability Control
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Engine specs;
- 2.0 litre (1998cc) 1TR-FE
- DOHC 16 valves
- Naturally aspirated petrol
- Inline-four
- 137 hp (139 PS) @ 5600 rpm
- 183 Nm torque @ 4000 rpm
- Fuel tank size; 55 litres
- Fuel consumption; 9.1 l/100km
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#2018MY #toyota #innova 2.0 #x #superwhiteii #an140 #toyotamalaysia #umwtoyota

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This is the MINI John Cooper Works Boost Edition. Despite the JCW name, it isn't a fully fledged JCW model. Instead, this model is based on the regular five door Cooper S Hatchback but with JCW Pro bits added on hence the 'JCW Boost Edition' name. From what I understand as well, this Boost Edition is similar to the JCW Pro Edition that was made available in 2016, but without the latter's JCW Pro bodykit and some other bits and pieces.
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The JCW Boost Edition is available in 5 colours;
- Blazing Red
- British Racing Green
- Pepper White
- Volcanic Orange
- White Silver
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This JCW Boost Edition is in Blazing Red paired with Carbon Black Cross Punch leather upholstery.
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The JCW Pro bits on this model;
- 18-inch cross spoke JCW Pro light alloy rims with 205/40 R18 tyres
- JCW Pro chrome exhaust pipes
- JCW Pro tuning kit
- JCW Pro valve silencer system with Bluetooth 4.0 controller
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Specs;
- Automatic auto-levelling LED headlights
- Automatic wipers
- Boot space (rear seats up/down); 278/941 litres
- Comfort Access smart keyless entry and start system
- Cruise control
- Dual zone automatic climate control
- Dynamic Stability Control
- Dynamic Traction Control
- LED daytime running lights
- LED front fog lights
- Manual front seats
- Radio MINI Visual Boost with 6.5-inch display
- Rear fog lights
- Rear parking sensors
- Six airbags
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Engine specs;
- 2.0 litre (1998cc) B48A20
- DOHC 16 valves
- Turbocharged petrol
- Inline-four
- 0-100 km/h; 6.8 seconds
- Top speed; 230 km/h
- Fuel tank size; 44 litres
- Combined fuel consumption; 5.5 l/100km
- CO2 emissions; 129 g/km
Figures for the normal Cooper S;
- 189 hp (192 PS) @ 4700 rpm
- 280 Nm torque @ 1250-4750 rpm
Figures for the JCW Boost Edition;
- 208 hp (211 PS) @ 5000 rpm
- 300 Nm torque @ 1350-4600 rpm
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#2017MY #mini #johncooperworks #boost #edition #f55 #5door #hatchback #coopers #jcw #minimalaysia #autobavaria

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I thought since the all-new second generation XC60 will be debuting in Malaysia soon, there won't be a better time to film the previous model so when the new one comes out, I could film the new one and upload both videos one after the other as sort of like a comparison. So for today's filming subject, I filmed a 2017 Volvo XC60 T5!
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Two variants of the first generation XC60 are offered in Malaysia;
- XC60 T5 automatic
- XC60 T6 automatic
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This T5 is finished in Onyx Black with Off-Black leather upholstery.
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Specs;
- 17-inch 'Valder' alloy rims with 235/65 R17 tyres
- Automatic auto-levelling adaptive bi-xenon headlights
- Automatic wipers
- Blind Spot Information System
- Boot space (rear seats up/down); 495/1455 litres
- City Safety
- Cornering lights
- Cross Traffic Alert
- Cruise control
- Dual zone automatic climate control
- Dynamic Stability and Traction Control
- Eight speakers
- Front and rear parking sensors
- LED daytime running lights
- Powered front seats with driver's side memory function
- Rear fog lights
- Roof rails
- Seven-inch infotainment display
- Six airbags
- Volvo Personal Car Communicator smart keyless entry and start system
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Engine specs;
- 2.0 litre (1969cc) B4204T11
- DOHC 16 valves
- Turbocharged petrol
- Inline-four
- 242 hp (245 PS) @ 5500 rpm
- 350 Nm torque @ 1500 - 4800 rpm
- 0-100 km/h; 7.2 seconds
- Top speed; 210 km/h
- Fuel tank size; 70 litres
- Combined fuel consumption; 7.4 l/100km
- CO2 emissions; 173 g/km
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#2017MY #volvo #xc60 #t5 #onyxblack #firstgeneration #volvocarsmalaysia #federalauto #alexlovesmac #filming

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The all-new third generation Kia Picanto, otherwise known by the 'JA' codename, debuted last year at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. On 10/01/2018 which was just yesterday, the 'JA' Picanto was officially launched in Malaysia for the 2018 model year. Only one locally assembled variant is available for now;
- 1.2 EX automatic
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Five colours are offered;
- Clear White
- Honey Bee
- Lime Light
- Pop Orange
- Titanium Silver
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This Picanto is in Pop Orange paired with black cloth upholstery.
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Some features of the Picanto 1.2 EX;
- 14-inch alloy rims with 175/65 R14 tyres
- Automatic halogen headlights
- Boot space (seats up/down); 255/1010 litres
- Electronic Stability Control
- Front and rear fog lights
- Hill-start Assist Control
- Leather wrapped steering wheel
- LED daytime running lights
- LED rear lights
- Manual air-conditioning
- Rear parking sensors
- Reverse camera
- Seven-inch infotainment display
- Six airbags
- Six speakers
- Smart keyless entry with push button start
- Traction Control
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Engine specs;
- 1.2 litre (1248cc) Kappa
- DOHC 16 valves
- Naturally aspirated petrol
- Inline-four
- 83 hp (84 PS) @ 6000 rpm
- 122 Nm torque @ 4000 rpm
- 0-100 km/h; 13.7 seconds
- Top speed; 161 km/h
- Fuel tank capacity; 35 litres
- Combined fuel consumption; 5.4 l/100km
- CO2 emissions; 124 g/km
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#2018MY #kia #picanto 1.2 #ex #poporange #picantoja #kiamalaysia #nazakiapenang

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The all-new third generation Kia Picanto, otherwise known by the 'JA' codename, debuted last year at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. On 10/01/2018 which was just yesterday, the 'JA' Picanto was officially launched in Malaysia for the 2018 model year. Only one locally assembled variant is available for now;
- 1.2 EX automatic
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Five colours are offered;
- Clear White
- Honey Bee
- Lime Light
- Pop Orange
- Titanium Silver
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This Picanto is in Pop Orange paired with black cloth upholstery.
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Some features of the Picanto 1.2 EX;
- 14-inch alloy rims with 175/65 R14 tyres
- Automatic halogen headlights
- Boot space (seats up/down); 255/1010 litres
- Electronic Stability Control
- Front and rear fog lights
- Hill-start Assist Control
- Leather wrapped steering wheel
- LED daytime running lights
- LED rear lights
- Manual air-conditioning
- Rear parking sensors
- Reverse camera
- Seven-inch infotainment display
- Six airbags
- Six speakers
- Smart keyless entry with push button start
- Traction Control
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Engine specs;
- 1.2 litre (1248cc) Kappa
- DOHC 16 valves
- Naturally aspirated petrol
- Inline-four
- 83 hp (84 PS) @ 6000 rpm
- 122 Nm torque @ 4000 rpm
- 0-100 km/h; 13.7 seconds
- Top speed; 161 km/h
- Fuel tank capacity; 35 litres
- Combined fuel consumption; 5.4 l/100km
- CO2 emissions; 124 g/km
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#2018MY #kia #picanto 1.2 #ex #poporange #picantoja #kiamalaysia #nazakiapenang

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When the standard 530i M Sport is not enough, one shall get the 540i M Sport. Mad thumbs up to the owner for getting the 3.0 turbo petrol inline-six G30 5er which is not officially on sale but available through special order! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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#2017MY #bmw #540i #msport #g30 #5series #bmwmalaysia #autobavaria

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Saw this cool BMW 2002 tii yesterday as I was heading back after filming the Sportage. Definitely love old school BMWs!
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#bmw #2002 #tii #bmw02series #bmwmalaysia #oldtimer #classiccars

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Filmed this diesel Korean crossover today!
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When the fourth generation 'QL' Sportage was launched in Malaysia back in May 2016, only two FWD petrol variants were available. In April 2017, an AWD diesel variant was introduced as the new range topping model. The available variants as of now are;
- 2.0 MPI FWD KX Line automatic
- 2.0 MPI FWD GT Line automatic
- 2.0 CRDi AWD GT Line automatic
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As for the colours offered;
- Cherry Black
- Fiery Red
- Mercury Blue
- Mineral Silver
- Snow White Pearl
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This diesel Sportage is in Cherry Black with black leather upholstery on the inside.
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Select features of the diesel Sportage;
- 19-inch alloy rims with 245/45 R19 tyres
- Automatic auto-levelling bi-xenon headlights
- Automatic wipers
- Cruise control
- Dual zone automatic climate control
- Eight speaker JBL sound system
- Electronic Stability Control
- Front and rear parking sensors
- LED daytime running lights
- LED 'Ice Cube' front fog lights
- LED rear lights
- Powered front seats with power lumbar for the driver
- Rear fog light
- Reverse camera
- Seven-inch infotainment display
- Six airbags
- Smart keyless entry with push button start
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Engine specs;
- 2.0 litre (1995cc) 'R-Series'
- DOHC 16 valves
- Turbocharged diesel
- Inline-four
- 182 hp (185 PS) @ 4000 rpm
- 400 Nm torque @ 1750 rpm
- 0-100 km/h; 9.5 seconds
- Top speed; 201 km/h
- Fuel tank size; 62 litres
- Combined fuel consumption; 6.5 l/100km
- CO2 emissions; 182 g/km
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#2017MY #kia #sportage 2.0 #crdi #awd #gtline #cherryblack #sportageql #kiamalaysia #kiabutterworth #alexlovesmac #filming

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Happy New Year everyone! 🎇🎆
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Gated transmission is ❤️!
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#2015MY #toyota #corolla #altis 1.8 #e #silver #e170 #toyotamalaysia #alexlovesmac #filming

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Happy New Year everyone! 🎇🎆
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2015 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 E start-up.
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#2015MY #toyota #corolla #altis 1.8 #e #silver #e170 #toyotamalaysia #alexlovesmac #filming #startup

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Happy New Year everyone! 🎇🎆
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Starting off 2018 by filming one of my favourite C-segment saloons out there, the eleventh generation Toyota Corolla, otherwise known as the Corolla Altis in certain countries including Malaysia. It may come as a shock to some people, but I'd actually rather buy one of these than the tenth generation Honda Civic FC.
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This is a 2015 Toyota Corolla Altis in the 1.8 E variant finished in Silver paired to black cloth upholstery.
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Some specs of this variant;
- 16-inch alloy rims with 205/55 R16 tyres
- 60:40 split folding rear seats
- Automatic halogen headlights
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Front and rear fog lights
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Integrated Toyota head unit
- Manually adjustable front seats
- Single zone automatic climate control
- Six speakers
- Smart keyless entry with push button start
- Two airbags
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Engine specs;
- 1.8 litre (1798cc) 2ZR-FE
- DOHC 16 valves
- Naturally aspirated petrol
- Inline-four
- 137 hp (139 PS) @ 6400 rpm
- 173 Nm torque @ 4000 rpm
- 0-100 km/h; 9.8 seconds
- Top speed; 185 km/h
- Fuel tank size; 55 litres
- Combined fuel consumption; 6.6 l/100km
- CO2 emissions; 153 g/km
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#2015MY #toyota #corolla #altis 1.8 #e #silver #e170 #toyotamalaysia #alexlovesmac #filming

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As 2017 draws to a close and 2018 just a few minutes away (in Malaysia at least), let's take a look at my top 10 favourite cars that I've filmed this year!
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On the list are;
- 2009 Mercedes-Benz C 200 Kompressor Elegance
- 2013 Honda Civic 2.0 S
- 2016 Mercedes-Benz C 200 Coupe AMG Line
- 2017 BMW 530i M Sport
- 2017 Chevrolet Colorado 2.5 4X4 LTZ (Double Cab)
- 2017 Kia Optima 2.0 T-GDI GT
- 2017 Kia Rio 1.4 MPI
- 2017 Peugeot 3008 THP Allure
- 2018 Subaru XV 2.0i AWD
- 2018 Volvo V40 T4
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#2017top10 #alexlovesmac #favourites #mercedesbenz #honda #bmw #chevrolet #kia #peugeot #subaru #volvo

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Powered self-closing doors on the 2017 BMW 740Le iPerformance xDrive.
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#2017MY #bmw #740le #iperformance #xdrive #mineralwhite #g12 #7series #pluginhybrid #bmwmalaysia #autobavaria

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Powered bootlid on the 2017 BMW 740Le iPerformance xDrive.
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#2017MY #bmw #740le #iperformance #xdrive #mineralwhite #g12 #7series #pluginhybrid #bmwmalaysia #autobavaria

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Filmed this V40! It does bring back memories of the V40 I had back when I was in the UK.
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When the facelifted second generation Volvo V40 was introduced in Malaysia in June 2017, only one variant was available, the T5 Inscription automatic. Now, updates for the local 2018 model year V40 include the R-Design trim replacing the Inscription trim for the T5 and the introduction of the base T4 model.
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This is the T4 variant in Onyx Black paired with black leather upholstery.
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Select features of this variant;
- 16-inch 'Matres' alloy rims with 205/55 R16 tyres
- Automatic auto-levelling LED headlights
- Automatic wipers
- Blind Spot Information System
- City Safety
- Cross Traffic Alert
- Dual zone automatic climate control
- Electronic Stability Control
- High Performance Audio (8 speakers, 180 W)
- Powered front seats with driver's side memory function
- Rear fog light
- Rear parking sensors
- Sensus head unit
- Seven airbags
- Seven-inch infotainment display
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Engine specs;
- 2.0 litre (1969cc) B4204T19
- DOHC 16 valves
- Turbocharged petrol
- Inline-four
- 187 hp (190 PS) @ 4700 rpm
- 300 Nm torque @ 1300-4000 rpm
- 0-100 km/h; 6.9 seconds
- Top speed; 210 km/h
- Fuel tank size; 62 litres
- Combined fuel consumption; 5.6 l/100km
- CO2 emissions; 130 g/km
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#2018MY #volvo #v40 #t4 #onyxblack #secondgeneration #volvocarsmalaysia #volvomalaysia #federalauto #alexlovesmac #filming

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When the facelifted second generation Volvo V40 was introduced in Malaysia in June 2017, only one variant was available, the T5 Inscription automatic. Now, updates for the local 2018 model year V40 include the R-Design trim replacing the Inscription trim for the T5 and the introduction of the base T4 model.
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This is the T5 R-Design variant in Ice White paired with black leather upholstery.
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Select features of this variant;
- 17-inch 'Spider' alloy rims with 205/50 R17 tyres
- Automatic auto-levelling LED headlights
- Automatic wipers
- Blind Spot Information System
- City Safety
- Cross Traffic Alert
- Dual zone automatic climate control
- Eight-inch Adaptive Digital Display instrument cluster
- Electronic Stability Control
- Front and rear parking sensors
- High Performance Audio (8 speakers, 180 W)
- Park Assist Pilot automatic parking
- Powered front seats with driver's side memory function
- R-Design dual exhaust pipes with diffuser
- R-Design exterior elements
- R-Design front bumper
- Rear fog light
- Sensus Connect head unit
- Seven airbags
- Seven-inch infotainment display
- Smart keyless entry with push button start
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Engine specs;
- 2.0 litre (1969cc) B4204T11
- DOHC 16 valves
- Turbocharged petrol
- Inline-four
- 242 hp (245 PS) @ 5500 rpm
- 350 Nm torque @ 1500-4800 rpm
- 0-100 km/h; 6.3 seconds
- Top speed; 240 km/h
- Fuel tank size; 62 litres
- Combined fuel consumption; 6.1 l/100km
- CO2 emissions; 143 g/km
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#2018MY #volvo #v40 #t5 #rdesign #icewhite #secondgeneration #volvocarsmalaysia #volvomalaysia #federalauto

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Lock/unlock beeps I like - The one in the 2016 XV is actually quite loud... good to annoy pesky neighbours! 😂
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#2016MY #subaru #xv 2.0 #ip #awd #darkgrey #firstgeneration #subarumalaysia #subarugeorgetown #alexlovesmac #filming

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Filmed this today! It's the first generation pre-facelift Myvi, more specifically a 2007 model in EZi trim. With over 160k mileage, it's still holding up pretty well with barely any signs of anything going wrong.
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#2007MY #perodua #myvi 1.3 #ezi #moccasilver #firstgeneration #peroduamalaysia

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Amazing sound system! Especially in Gothenburg Concert Hall mode, it sounds like you're exactly in a concert hall. 👍🏻
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Specs;
- 'Premium Sound by Bowers and Wilkins'
- 19 speakers
- 1400 W
- 12 channel amplifier
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#2017MY #volvo #s90 #t8 #inscription #plus #volvocarsmalaysia #volvomalaysia #federalauto #bowersandwilkins #soundsystem #charlieputh #attention

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