There are few silver linings to the COVID-19 pandemic, but free-flowing traffic is certainly one of them!
For the essential workers who still must commute each day, driving to work has suddenly become much easier. The same applies to the trucks delivering our surging e-commerce orders. Removing so many cars from the roads has even led to cleaner air, clearer views, and more room for outdoor recreation, even in major cities.
And for the rest of us? Well, maybe it’s time to go car shopping again as there’s definitely no better to enjoy the highways surrounding your suburb than now! And the following are some of the top picks from the myriad of automotive releases in our neck of the woods for you to consider.
This article was first featured in The Peak Malaysia’s 2/2021 Issue
Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid
Looking for a roomier Porsche that’s also kinder to the planet, you say? Well, headlining the electrified Panamera line-up here in Malaysia now is the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. This new four-door plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Porsche combines a 4.0 litre biturbo petrol V8 engine producing 571 PS with an electric motor producing about 136 PS guilt-free urge. Combined, the PHEV powertrain produces 700 PS, propelling the fastback sedan from 0-100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds, while top speed is a mind boggling 315 km/h! Fully charged, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid has an all-electric range of up to 50 km on the WLTP EAER City test cycle, or 59 km on the NEDC test cycle. Whichever test cycle you choose to put your money on, boy still show plenty of electric range so chances are, the car probably only needs to be filled up at the gas station once a month, if you’re mainly city-bound in the Klang Valley?