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  • 2022 Honda Civic – official image of production sedan

    New Honda Civic (left) vs prototype (right)

    Well, this is it – after plenty of leaks over the past few months, Honda has finally released the first official image of the all-new 11th generation Civic Sedan. The four-door was previewed by a near-production prototype in November, so the refreshed design isn’t exactly a surprise.

    Indeed, the Civic appears to have progressed to the showroom floor pretty much unscathed, sporting the same sweeping roofline, pushed-back A-pillars, low-slung front end and distinctive window line kink. The cleaner, more mature face has also been retained, ditching the “Solid Wing Face” full-width grille bar.

    However, some of the details have been tweaked slightly. The grille is now downturned and appears to be smaller than on the show car, while fog lights have sprouted on either side of the centre air intake, hiding within larger black surrounds. Perhaps the prototype’s face will be reserved for a sportier model like the Si.

    No other images have been released, but past spyshots have shown that the Civic will retain the design of the rear end, which features trapezoidal taillights with L-shaped graphics. A previous render released by Honda showed an almost Audi-like interior with a full-width air vent design and a freestanding infotainment touchscreen – the latter is visible in the photo above.

    The company has also declined to release any technical details regarding the new Civic. However, it has previously said that the new car will be safer than before, with a stronger body structure and an upgraded Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance features. Honda has also promised improvements in refinement, ride and handling, as well as new technologies and fuel-efficient engines.

    In North America, the new Civic Sedan will be built at a new plant in Alliston, Canada. More details of the car will be revealed on April 28, with the hatchback version – which will be made in Indiana in the United States – following later in the year.

    GALLERY: Honda Civic Prototype

     
  • ACE 2021: Enjoy savings of up to RM3,585 when you buy a Toyota Hilux, plus RM2,550 vouchers from us!

    In case you didn’t get the memo, the highly anticipated paultan.org Auto Car Expo (ACE) 2021, co-sponsored by Carsome, is happening this weekend at the Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC)! If you’re looking for a new ride, there is only one place to be this April 17 and 18, because there are plenty of irresistible offers up for grabs.

    Among the many brands that will be at the event is Toyota, so if you’re looking to get a reliable workhorse, you can enjoy savings of up to RM3,585 when buying the ever trusty Hilux. In fact, you can even own one from as low as RM927 via Toyota Capital Malaysia’s EZ Beli scheme!

    If that’s not already music to your ears, then here’s more to sweeten things further – paultan.org is rewarding the first 200 customers to book a new car with a RM2,550 combined voucher. This includes a RM650 DK SCHWEIZER voucher for interior leather personalisation and customisation, a RM500 V-Kool tinting voucher, a RM500 Blueair air purifier voucher, a RM300 Dodomat voucher, a RM300 voucher for Recaro child car seats, a RM200 BHPetrol fuel voucher and a RM100 Shopee voucher.

    Additionally, confirmed books will put you in the running in a lucky draw, where you stand a chance to win attractive prizes, which includes 10 mobile phones worth RM2,300 each and a holiday package for two worth RM10,000! Just like at our premium-oriented PACE show, you’ll be able to test drive before purchasing your car at ACE, whether new or pre-owned.

    Joining Toyota at ACE are a host of mainstream brands, including Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen. If you’re looking at something on the premium side, then you’ll surely find a deal at BMW, Lexus and MINI, which ill also be present at the show. Some interesting MSF Racing cars will also be on display.

    As we are still in the midst of a global pandemic, we will be taking every possible measure to keep you safe. Visitors will be required to wear a mask at all times and will be tested to ensure their body temperature is below 37.4ºC before they are allowed to enter. You will also need to scan a MySejahtera QR code and enter your details for contact tracing purposes.

    For added safety, all customer-facing personnel will wear face shields on top of the usual masks. All major touch points, including the display and test drive vehicles will be sanitised regularly as well. We will provide hand sanitisers at the event, and we also highly encourage visitors to bring their own hand sanitisers and wash their hands frequently.

    Additionally, we will impose a strict maximum limit of 1,200 people in the venue space at any one time. We made the decision to go lower than SCCC’s allowed cap of 1,700 people under the current government SOPs (50% of venue capacity) to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.

    Once inside, visitors will be required to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Do take note of some limitations – in the interest of health and safety, children aged 12 below and senior citizens aged 60 and above will not be allowed to enter.

    Click here for more details on ACE 2021. Are you excited for the event? We sure are, and we can’t wait to see you there!

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  • 2021 Haval H6 and Jolion to be launched globally – new electrifiable LEMON platform, Level 2 self-driving

    Following the unveiling of the Haval H6 in Thailand, Great Wall Motors (GWM) has revealed that it will be introducing the H6 and the Jolion SUVs globally. According to GWM, the pair had received very positive feedback from customers in China, and the H6 is currently one of the best-selling SUVs in the republic.

    GWM vice president Sam Liu said: “GWM has launched three future-oriented global technology brands, and has the confidence in dealing with the transformation of the automobile industry.” The automaker’s L.E.M.O.N, COFIS and TANK technologies will help GWM transform into a global mobility technology company, he said, adding that the new range of cars will meed the needs of contemporary users.

    Liu said the Haval H6 and Jolion will be launched in selected markets within the second quarter of the year, marking the first time the new cars are rolled out at the same pace domestically and internationally. GWM hopes the new models will improve the brand image of Haval.

    Now, both SUVs ride on the automaker’s modular LEMON platform, which puts emphasis on performance, exterior design, cabin space, and electrification. The architecture can be scaled to develop models of different categories, including SUV, sedan, and MPV. They can also be easily built to size, from A0 to D-segment. Just as a reference, the Jolion boasts a wheelbase of 2,700 mm – that’s 30 mm longer than the Proton X70/Geely Boyue.

    Other benefits of the LEMON platform include the increase of steering accuracy by 16%, lateral stiffness increase of 15%, reduction of centre of gravity by 30 mm and pitch angle by 50%, as well as better ride and handling characteristics. It’s lightweight, too, helping the Haval H6 shed up to 100 kg of mass. This bumps fuel economy by up to 14.5%, yet retains high levels of structural rigidity.

    To recap, the H6 Hybrid that debuted in Thailand is powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which in standard petrol form makes 169 PS and 285 Nm of torque. The hybrid is paired with a 130 kW (177 PS) electric motor to produce 243 PS and an impressive 530 Nm of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is standard.

    The C-segment SUV is quite a looker as well, with slim LED headlights and a large six-pointed grille forming the sporty fascia. The tail lights are connected via an LED strip, which is a design feature more commonly found in premium makes.

    Safety-wise, the H6 is offered with autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist and oncoming traffic detection, blind spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition and Level 2 semi-autonomous driving capabilities, taking care of acceleration, braking and steering. There’s also Wisdom Dodge System (WDS), which moves the car to the side of the lane when overtaking large vehicles, before promptly moving back to the centre once the manoeuvre is completed.

    The Jolion, on the other hand, is also a C-segment SUV that replaces the older Haval H2. In terms of size, it’s slightly smaller compared to the H6, with power coming from a 1.5 litre turbocharged engine. The four-cylinder mill makes 150 PS and 220 Nm of torque, with drive sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual or seven-speed DCT.

    Called the Chulian (meaning First Love in Mandarin) in China, it’s designed to be more sporty, with quad LED projector headlights that look somewhat similar in design to the Audi Q3, shape-wise at least. Haval’s signature six-pointed mesh grille takes centre stage, while the rear gets L-shaped LED tail lights. Not bad, right?

    Inside, the dashboard gets the same minimalist treatment as the H6, complete with a fully digital instrument cluster. There are two choices of freestanding touchscreen displays, measuring either 10.25 inches or 12.3 inches. Both units support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionalities.

    Other niceties include leather upholstery with powered seats, electronic knob shifter, a large panoramic sunroof, electronic parking brake with auto hold function, wireless smartphone charger, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

    Like the H6, the Jolion also benefits from Level 2 semi-autonomous driving, thanks to the LEMON platform. Features include adaptive cruise control, 360-degree around view camera, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist and oncoming vehicle detection, plus fully automatic parking.

    Currently, GWM will be producing the Haval H6 at its plant in Rayong, Thailand. The facility, which was bought over from General Motors, has a planned capacity of 80,000 units per annum. It will serve the Thai domestic market as well as ASEAN, Australia and South Africa markets, as well as other right-hand-drive export destinations. So, what do you think?

    GALLERY: 2021 Haval H6

    GALLERY: 2021 Haval Chulian/Jolion

     
  • ACE 2021 – save up to RM8,000 on a Ford Ranger and get RM1,000 off Petronas fuel, plus RM2,550 vouchers!

    We’re just three days away from the inaugural paultan.org Auto Car Expo (ACE), co-sponsored by Carsome – the sales-driven car expo for mainstream brands is happening this weekend, April 17 and 18 at the Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC). And the deals keep on rolling in: if you’ve been eyeing the Ford Ranger, now’s the best chance to own one.

    The pick-up truck is available with great savings of up to RM7,000 for a 2020 Ranger Wildtrak and up to RM8,000 for the Baja-ready 2020 Ranger Raptor. Attractive hire-purchase financing, insurance and trade-in partners make buying a new Ford even more affordable, and if you’re one of the first 100 bookings, you’ll also receive a RM1,000 Petronas fuel voucher!

    Ford isn’t the only one that will be on show at ACE, with Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Proton, Toyota and Volkswagen all present. You’ll also be able to peruse a range of premium models from the likes of Lexus, BMW and MINI, so there really will be something for any budget.

    Find something you like while visiting ACE? You’ll be able to test drive and purchase your ideal car, whether new or pre-owned. What’s more, you’ll be able to take full advantage of SST exemptions for even greater savings. You’ll also get to check out some interesting MSF Racing cars on display!

    And that’s not all. In addition to the promotions from participating brands at the event, you’ll also be able to enjoy the various deals being offered by paultan.org. For a start, the first 200 customers to book a new car will receive a RM2,550 combined voucher.

    This includes a RM650 DK SCHWEIZER voucher for interior leather personalisation and customisation, a RM500 V-Kool tinting voucher, a RM500 Blueair air purifier voucher, a RM300 Dodomat voucher, a RM300 voucher for Recaro child car seats, a RM200 BHPetrol fuel voucher and a RM100 Shopee voucher. On top of all this, confirmed bookings will enter you into a lucky draw that can win you prizes that include ten mobile phones worth RM2,300 each and a holiday package for two worth RM10,000!

    As we are still amid a global pandemic, we will be taking every possible measure to keep you safe. Visitors will be required to wear a mask at all times and will be tested to ensure their body temperature is below 37.4ºC before they are allowed to enter. You will also need to scan a MySejahtera QR code and enter your details for contact tracing purposes.

    For added safety, all customer-facing personnel will wear face shields on top of the usual masks. All major touch points, including the display and test drive vehicles will be sanitised regularly as well. We will provide hand sanitisers at the event, and we also highly encourage visitors to bring their own hand sanitisers and wash their hands frequently.

    Additionally, we will impose a strict maximum limit of 1,200 people in the venue space at any one time. We made the decision to go lower than SCCC’s allowed cap of 1,700 people under the current government SOPs (50% of venue capacity) to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. Once inside, visitors will be required to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Children aged 12 below and senior citizens aged 60 and above will also not be allowed to enter.

    Click here for more details on ACE 2021. Are you excited for the event? We know we are, and we can’t wait to see you there very soon!

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  • ACE 2021: Buy a BMW or MINI and stand to win a RM10,888 rebate; vouchers worth RM2,550 from us!

    The inaugural paultan.org Auto Car Expo (ACE) 2021, co-sponsored by Carsome, is only a few days away, so head on over to the Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC) on April 17 and 18 this weekend if you’re looking to test drive and purchase your ideal car, with plenty of attractive deals on offer.

    While ACE is primarily catered to mainstream brands, BMW and MINI will also be present at the show, with both premium brands being represented by Wheelcorp Premium. On offer are attractive interest rates as low as 1.88% for BMW models, and as low as 0% for MINI models.

    That’s not all, as customers who confirm a new BMW or MINI booking will get to enter a lucky draw for a chance to win a RM10,888 rebate! Paired with the ongoing 100% sales tax exemption on eligible models, and you’re looking at some considerable savings.

    Buyers of any BMW plug-in hybrid model will also enjoy an extended battery warranty coverage of up to eight years, and all models from the Munich carmaker will also come with a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty with free scheduled service. Peace of mind is also assured if you go with a MINI, as all models come with a four-year, unlimited-mileage warranty along with a free scheduled service package.

    To sweeten things further, you’ll also be rewarded with a RM2,550 combined voucher from paultan.org. Offered to the first 200 customers to book a new car, it includes a RM650 DK SCHWEIZER voucher for interior leather personalisation and customisation, a RM500 V-Kool tinting voucher, a RM500 Blueair air purifier voucher, a RM300 Dodomat voucher, a RM300 voucher for Recaro child car seats, a RM200 BHPetrol fuel voucher and a RM100 Shopee voucher.

    That’s not all, as confirmed bookings will also entitle you to participate in a lucky draw where you stand a chance to win attractive prizes, including 10 mobile phones worth RM2,300 each and a holiday package for two worth RM10,000!

    The ACE line-up of brands is an extensive one, including Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Proton, Toyota and Volkswagen. Lexus will be joining BMW and MINI in representing the premium segment, and you’ll also get to check out some interesting MSF Racing cars on display.

    As we are still in the midst of a global pandemic, we will be taking every possible measure to keep you safe. Visitors will be required to wear a mask at all times and will be tested to ensure their body temperature is below 37.4ºC before they are allowed to enter. You will also need to scan a MySejahtera QR code and enter your details for contact tracing purposes.

    For added safety, all customer-facing personnel will wear face shields on top of the usual masks. All major touch points, including the display and test drive vehicles, will be sanitised regularly as well. We will provide hand sanitisers at the event, and we also highly encourage visitors to bring their own hand sanitisers and wash their hands frequently.

    Additionally, we will impose a strict maximum limit of 1,200 people in the venue space at any one time. We made the decision to go lower than SCCC’s allowed cap of 1,700 people under the current government SOPs (50% of venue capacity) to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. Once inside, visitors will be required to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Do take note of some limitations – in the interest of health and safety, children aged 12 below and senior citizens aged 60 and above will not be allowed to enter.

    Click here for more details on ACE 2021.

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  • ACE 2021: Buy a Honda with 0% SST and get up to RM5k rebates, plus RM2,550 in vouchers from us!

    We’re now on the final straight before the main event happens this weekend. We’re of course talking about the paultan.org Auto Car Expo (ACE) 2021, co-sponsored by Carsome, which will be held over two days (April 17-18) at the Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC).

    Have you been eyeing or considering a new Honda? If so, ACE is the best place take the leap. The Japanese carmaker’s entire local range is CKD locally assembled, which means that the City, Jazz, Civic, Accord, BR-V, HR-V and CR-V are all eligible for the full 100% sales tax exemption, which expires on June 30.

    Honda Malaysia is topping that up with its “Sama-Sama Rewards” campaign offering up to RM5,000 cash rebates, which consists of a “festive rebate” and a “Honda Bonus”. This is an April 2021 special promo, and when you combine it with the SST exemption, prices will most likely never be lower than now. After all deductions, prices range from RM71,011 for the Jazz to RM173,203 for the Accord.

    That’s not all. Purchase your new Honda at ACE and you’ll get an extra RM2,550 worth of vouchers, plus a shot at a lucky draw offering smartphones worth RM2,300 each and a holiday package worth RM10,000. Just like at the premium-oriented PACE show, you’ll be able to test drive and compare various models before signing on the dotted line at ACE.

    Joining Honda at ACE are other mainstream brands with their own promos, including Ford, Hyundai, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Proton, Toyota and Volkswagen. Looking for something more premium? BMW, Lexus and MINI will also be present at the show. There’s some price overlap between high-end mainstream brand offerings and the entry-level premium brand products these days – with all under one roof, you can compare.

    In addition to the promotions from the respective participating brands, a bonus awaits those who purchase at ACE. The first 200 customers to book a new car will receive a RM2,550 combined voucher that includes a RM650 DK SCHWEIZER voucher for interior leather personalisation and customisation, a RM500 V-Kool tinting voucher, a RM500 Blueair air purifier voucher, a RM300 Dodomat voucher, a RM300 voucher for Recaro child car seats, a RM200 BHPetrol fuel voucher and a RM100 Shopee voucher!

    On top of the guaranteed vouchers for the first 200 customers, confirmed bookings will enter you into a lucky draw with attractive prizes. These include 10 smartphones worth RM2,300 each and a holiday package for two worth RM10,000!

    As we are still amid a global pandemic, we will be taking every possible measure to keep you safe. Visitors will be required to wear a mask at all times and will be tested to ensure their body temperature is below 37.4ºC before they are allowed to enter. You will also need to scan a MySejahtera QR code and enter your details for contact tracing purposes.

    For added safety, all customer-facing personnel will wear face shields on top of the usual masks. All major touch points, including the display and test drive vehicles will be sanitised regularly as well. We will provide hand sanitisers at the event, and we also highly encourage visitors to bring their own hand sanitisers and wash their hands frequently.

    Additionally, we will impose a strict maximum limit of 1,200 people in the venue space at any one time. We made the decision to go lower than SCCC’s allowed cap of 1,700 people under the current government SOPs (50% of venue capacity) to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. Once inside, visitors will be required to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Do take note of some limitations – in the interest of health and safety, children aged 12 below and senior citizens aged 60 and above will not be allowed to enter.

    Click here for more details on ACE 2021.

     
  • Tengku Djan appointed Toyo Tires brand ambassador

    Tengku Djan Ley has been appointed the new brand ambassador for Toyo Tires, as part of an initiative to strengthen the brand’s presence and visibility in Malaysia, with the ‘Prince of Drift’ set to play a vital role in various marketing activities.

    We are excited to welcome Tengku Djan as Toyo Tires’ brand ambassador,” said Masaomi Kono, vice president of Toyo Tyre Sales and Marketing Malaysia. “His motorsport success and his technical knowledge definitely complements the Toyo Tires spirit and outlook, and we look forward to having a fruitful partnership in the months to come.”

    Tengku Djan is a well-known figure in the local motorsport scene, having been a part of events such as the Sepang 1000KM, the D1 Grand Prix All-Star World Championship and Formula Drift Asia. He is also involved in the Vios Challenge of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festivial, of which Toyo Tires has been a Gold sponsor since its inception in 2017.

    “I am grateful and delighted by the support given by Toyo Tires in selecting me as brand ambassador,” said Tengku Djan. “I am familiar with the company’s capabilities in creating tyres that perform well on the track, which also translates to the tyres the company produces for consumers on the road,” he goes on to say.

    “I am certainly eager to work closely with Toyo Tires throughout the year, not just during the racing season, but off it as well, since I think the motoring public should learn more about the company’s product offerings that cover almost every motoring need,” he ended.

     
  • April 2021 week three fuel price – RON 97 unchanged

    Here’s the weekly fuel price update, with the latest set of weekly retail pricing of petroleum products as announced by the ministry of finance for the week of April 15 until April 21, 2021.

    Users of RON 97 petrol can enjoy a bit of respite from rising prices for this grade of fuel, which has been on a constant climb since the third week of March, which now remains unchanged for this week at RM2.54 per litre. RON 95 petrol and diesel fuels remain where they have been at their respective price caps of RM2.05 per litre and RM2.15 per litre, which will be the maximum even if market prices continue to climb.

    Euro 5 standard diesel replaced Euro 2M diesel at all retail pumps in Malaysia as of April 1, and this will continue to be priced at the Euro 2M level, as above. Diesel is now sold in two grades – one with a B10 or B20 biodiesel blend, and the second is the B7 blend that continues to be available, which has previously served as the Euro 5 grade differentiator when sold alongside Euro 2M diesel.

    Euro 5 B7 diesel will continue to be sold as a separate product, which is priced 10 sen more than the B10/B20 product, and will continue to be RM2.25 per litre in line with the price ceiling.

    To recap, both grades of diesel will continue to be on sale at the same time to provide some peace of mind for diesel car users who prefer not to use a higher proportion of biofuel. The numerical suffix in the B7/B10/B20 figures refer to the percentage of palm methyl ester in the biodiesel blend – B10 means a 10% component of palm methyl ester and 90% regular diesel, and so on.

    These prices take effect from midnight tonight until Wednesday, April 21, when the next update for the set of fuel prices will be announced. This is the 16th edition of the weekly fuel pricing format this year, and the 119th in total since the format was introduced in 2019.

     
  • Nissan to unveil B-segment electric SUV; same size as Juke, styling and battery tech to be derived from Ariya

    Nissan’s next electric SUV will be the around the same size as the Juke (pictured)

    Nissan is set to further expand its electric vehicle line-up with a compact SUV that will join the Ariya, according to an Auto Express report. This will be made to be around the size of the Juke, and will use a shortened version of the CMF-EV platform that underpins the carmaker’s first all-electric SUV.

    The automaker’s e-4ORCE all-wheel driveline will also feature in the forthcoming, smaller electric SUV as well, suggested Nissan Europe general manager of product planning Nicolas Bozek. “We think it will have a place down the road in the other models. We are quite strong in the B-segment SUV class, [and] it could be quite interesting on this kind of car,” Bozek said.

    Nissan’s e-4ORCE electric AWD technology makes use of lessons learnt from the Nissan GT-R‘s ATTESA E-TS torque split system as well as the Patrol‘s intelligent 4×4 technology. It offers precise control of torque delivered to each axle to ensure the best possible traction, while rear-motor regenerative braking is employed to minimise the vehicle’s pitch and dive under deceleration.

    Like the Ariya, the forthcoming smaller electric SUV will be offered with different powertrain versions, in both 2WD and AWD, according to the report. Despite its planned size that is to match that of the Juke, the B-segment electric SUV will be more spacious than the internal combustion Juke due to the packaging benefits offered by an EV platform, which does not need conventional, bulky transmission housings.

    The Ariya’s styling and driveline technologies could filter down to the forthcoming B-segment electric SUV

    Battery capacity for the sub-Ariya SUV has yet to be confirmed, however Auto Express suggests that the smaller, 63 kWh battery from the Ariya is likely for the forthcoming junior model. In single-motor guise, this battery can power the Ariya to a WLTP-estimated range of 450 km, and a 0-100 km/h time of 7.5 seconds.

    The Juked-sized electric SUV could also use the same 100 kW CCS rapid charging protocol as the Ariya, the magazine suggested. For reference, a 130 kW CHAdeMO fast charger in Japan can give the Ariya 375 km in battery range from a 30-minute charge. A more affordable variant of the SUV with a smaller battery could also be possible, it added.

    In terms of styling, the forthcoming B-segment electric SUV is expected to feature a variation of the Ariya’s face, with a blanked grille and slim LED DRLs, as well as contrasting roof finish for a two-tone scheme for the upper variants as on the Ariya.

    Beyond the immediate future, a coupe-roofed version of this compact electric SUV could also emerge, Nissan Europe head of electric vehicles Helen Perry was quoted by Auto Express as saying. “Electrification will become the norm and body style will become more relevant, because the [range of] choice will be wider,” she said.

    As for the Ariya, Nissan is finalising its development before production starts, and deliveries in Japan are expected in the middle of this year. There will also be an electric SUV positioned above the Ariya.

     
  • Polestar 2 gains new single-motor, FWD variants with up to 231 PS – optional heat pump for 10% more range

    The Polestar 2 range has been updated for the 2022 model year, which now sees three powertrain options being offered. When it initially went on sale, the fully electric fastback was offered with a 78-kWh battery and dual-motor setup that packed 408 PS (402 hp or 300 kW) and 660 Nm.

    New here is a single-motor, front-wheel drive powertrain that comes with either the same 78-kWh battery, or a smaller-capacity 64-kWh unit. The electric motor in the former is rated at 231 PS (228 hp or 170 kW) and 330 Nm, while the latter makes do with 224 PS (221 hp) and 330 Nm. Those outputs are comparatively more than an individual electric motor on the dual-motor variant that serves up 204 PS (201 hp).

    Looking at range, The single-motor powertrain with the 78-kWh battery has a preliminary WLTP figure of up to 540 km, which is 60 km more than the dual-motor setup. With the 64-kWh battery, the FWD option can only muster up to 440 km.

    Polestar says the revised range will also be available with an optional mechanical heat pump for all variants, which can help the vehicle gain as much as 10% more range. The new heat pump reduces the need to rely on battery charge in order to heat the interior of the Polestar 2, by capturing ambient heat and residual thermal energy from the drivetrain.

    The company notes that climate draw on the battery can be reduced by as much as 50% with the heat pump, and it has a great impact on range in colder climates (five to 15 degrees Celsius).

    In terms of standard equipment, the variants will at the minimum come with 19-inch wheels, LED lighting, embossed textile upholstery that is vegan-friendly and available in two colours, 3D-etched décor panels, an eight-speaker sound system, front and rear parking sensors, a reverse camera, an 11-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen powered by Android Automotive OS, and the Polestar Digital Key.

    Of course, customers can add on more items by specifying the various option packages, including the Plus Pack that comes with said heat pump and additional features. These include a full-length panoramic glass roof, a 13-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, WeaveTech vegan upholstery, Black Ash wood trim, heated front seats with memory function, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and heated wiper blades.

    Other options include the Pilot Pack, which throws in Pixel LED headlamps, LED front fog lamps, Driver Assistance with Adaptive Cruise Control and Pilot Assist, a 360-degree surround view camera, all-round parking sensors, Driver Awareness including Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with steering support, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support and Rear Collision Warning. The Plus and Pilot packages were previously standard on the Launch Edition of the Polestar 2.

    Finally, there’s the familiar Performance Pack that comes with adjustable suspension dampers from Öhlins, Brembo brakes with low-drag calipers, 20-inch forged alloy wheels, sports tyres and “Swedish gold” accents inside and out.

    These packages can be ordered together for customers who want everything on their Polestar 2, and there are some individual options too, like Nappa leather upholstery with ventilation (requires the Plus Pack), a selection of metallic paint colours, 20-inch alloy wheels and a semi-electric folding trailer hitch.

    Pricing-wise, the 64-kWh, single-motor variant will start at 45,500 euros (RM224,674), while the 78-kWh version goes for 48,500 euros (RM239,487). The range-topping dual-motor variant is priced at 51,500 euros (RM254,300). As for the optional packages they are priced as such: Plus Pack (4,500 euros or RM22,220), Pilot Pack (3,500 euros or RM17,281) and Performance Pack (6,000 euros or RM29,625).

     
 

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Latest Fuel Prices

PETROL
RON 95 RM2.05 (0.00)
RON 97 RM2.54 (0.00)
RON 100 RM3.05
VPR RM3.44
DIESEL
EURO 2M RM2.15 (0.00)
EURO 5 RM2.25 (0.00)
Last Updated 15 Apr 2021