BREAKING NEW GROUND
The first X5 to be assembled in Malaysia is testament to the marque’s investment in the nation. Modern in design, the new X5 comes beautifully equipped with a Panorama glass roof, top-end entertainment system, atmospheric lighting, specially selected leather, and a wide range of driver safety systems such as Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and City Collision Warning Mitigation.
Priced at RM539,800 for the BMW X5 xDrive30d and RM579,800 for the BMW X5 xDrive35i on-the-road without insurance. www.bmw.com.my
Noted for its excellent performance and handling on all terrains, the 2014 Range Rover Evoque is well equipped for off-road adventures. Dazzling in metallic finishes with jewel-like touches, its new features include Perpendicular Parking, Exit Parking, Parallel Parking, and Surround Camera. The new Evoque is programmed to manoeuvre itself into a parking spot, but the driver will have full control of brake and acceleration, making parking a breeze. Luxury on wheels comes in exciting colours – Fuji White, Indu S Silver, Orkney Grey, Firenze Red, Santorini Black, Colima Lime, and Mauritius Blue to name a few. Discerning drivers will especially love the glamorous interior accessorised in lush Oxford leathers with contrast stitching.
Priced at RM399,888 on-the-road without insurance. www.landrover.com.my
Porsche’s unique designs reminiscent of the iconic 911 car now includes the Macan – a sportscar moonlighting as a compact SUV. The Macan retains the sporty DNA of a classic Porsche, but is reinvented with a new wraparound bonnet, a sloping roof line for an edgy side profile, and design lines that pay homage to the 911, giving the car a powerful appearance with classic clean muscle. Its interior is decorated with a three-spoke sports steering wheel, inspired by the design of the 918 Spyder. This adds to the Macan’s smooth driving performance, allowing you to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in six seconds with a top speed of 223 km/h. Be it the chic S variant or diesel-engine Turbo, each one stays true to the Porsche philosophy. www.porsche.com