Archive for January, 2009

Rumors on the Malaysian Motor Trader forum say that SAIC and Proton are in talks over a model swap. The rumors state that SAIC could be giving Proton access to the Roewe 750 platform (which is in turn the Rover 75 platform) which would form the basis of the new Proton Perdana for the Malaysian […]

Seat Salsa

28, Jan 2009

Volkswagen says the Concept BlueSport will make it into production if other marques in the group such as Audi and SEAT want it to, according to a senior Volkswagen executive. He says for economies of scale, the investment for the car needs to be shared between at least three different brands. Source: paultan

Saab 73

28, Jan 2009

This was my first CarSpyShots Photoshop Contest entry for year 2009. Original image was a Saab 93, and I chopped it into an MPV.

“A lot of people are saying the W212’s rear is not nice. Do you think its possible to chop a derivative of the W211 rear onto the W212, like how you would do the W212 if it were up to you?” – Paul Tan This is how I’d like my E-Class to look, front and […]

Chrysler is was considering the launch of a small car-based pick-up truck to replace larger, body-on-frame models, reports Detroit News. Chrysler’s product development chief Frank Klegon said the company needs a ‘lighter-duty, multipurpose vehicle from a lighter, more fuel-efficient car platform’, and that such a model could be sold at a more affordable price. The […]

Peugeot-Citroen i-MiEV

28, Jan 2009

Mitsubishi is to supply its i-MiEV electric vehicle – a zero-emissions version of its i city car – to Peugeot-Citroen, according to reports in the Japanese media. Mitsubishi already has a similar arrangement with PSA for sale of its Outlander SUV, also marketed as the Peugeot 4007 and the Citroen C-Crosser. Selling the i-MiEV under […]

Honda Tif

28, Jan 2009

When Honda’s CEO Takeo Fukui delivered his 2008 year-end speech, some people missed the official acknowledgment by the Japan HQ that Honda will be entering the entry-level small car segment for the first time, out of Japan of course. Details on the new car are sparse, but an introduction is expected within two to three […]

2010 Perodua MyVi

28, Jan 2009

These are my impressions of the next generation Perodua MyVi. The based car was Kia Soul.

Hyundai Coupe

28, Jan 2009

This was my last entry for Photoshop Contest in 2008.

Since the Savvy and Saga are closely related, I feel they should facelift the Savvy, and call it the Saga Aeroback. While they are at it, give the Savvy the Saga front, and Satria Neo rear. And if they are “daring to dare” still, make a pseudo-SUV version too!