2020 has been a rather a woozy year for everyone. Whether it's related to cars or even anything else, the only words that come to mind is either "delayed" or "cancelled". Despite the calamities, we were lucky enough to attend a few launches before the quarantine and between the government-mandated Movement Control Order (MCO). However, we've compiled five cars to highlight some of the best cars to be launched this year, in no particular order.
photos courtesy of Toyota Malaysia
Unfortunately due to MCO, the GR Yaris was launched virtually on Toyota Malaysia's Facebook page. With less than 200 units up for grabs, it is safe to say that there'll be a few units that'll dare to be different from others. In case you're wondering, the GR Yaris is priced at RM299,000 inclusive of the Performance Pack.
Designed to pave way for the future of the brand in the coming decades, the “SF90”, is a polar bear-friendly 1000 hp supercar. The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is available from the base price of RM 1,908,000.00 (before duties, customization options, taxes and insurance). They're also making a Spider version of the SF90 if you wanna get some wind in your hair, however that hasn't been launched in Malaysia yet.
The 765LT has the performance figures thanks to some engine parts lifted from the Senna like the forged aluminium pistons, a three-layer head gasket and the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Allowing it to sprint from 0-100km/h in an eye-blinking 2.8 seconds. The price for all this madness, RM1.5 million without taxes and the optional extras. All 10 allocated units of the 765 built have been sold anyway.
The major difference between the previous generation A 45 and the new A 45 S goes beyond the badge. For starters, the chassis and handling has been improved. It's more comfortable and balanced as compared to the predecessor. More power too. Though, the pocket rocket does come at a price. RM459,888.00 for this Edition 1 spec to be exact. A lot of money for a lot of car in a small package.
First of all, yes they call their flagship, the Flagship. Secondly, the 3-cylinder has quad exhausts, a bit too much in my opinion. Otherwise, I find the car really cool, especially for a Proton. With all the tech and gizmos, Proton hit it out of the park with the X50! The price starts at RM79,200 for the Standard and goes all the way to RM103,300 for the Flagship. Looking for a new crossover? This might be the one for you.
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Written by | Danial Malek