Spike in Covid-19 cases not affecting car sales

PETALING JAYA: The current Covid-19 situation is not affecting car sales, thanks to the government’s sales tax holiday which ends on Dec 31. Many car companies are also throwing in rebates and discounts on top of the tax holiday introduced by the government to stimulate the local automobile industry.

Nurul Shazwani Suhaimi, 24, said she bought a new car after finding out about the sales tax exemption.

“I was planning to buy my first car next year as I just started working early this year. I have been saving up for the down payment.

“However, I realised that I needed a car urgently due to the nature of my work.

“I went to a showroom in August with my parents and found out there was a tax holiday and I saved up to RM2,000, ” said the content reviewer who chose a Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance.

L.Y. Looi, a media

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Exotic sports car parade revs up Naperville boy’s 7th birthday

The raucous sounds of sports car engines revving, exhausts popping and police sirens wailing along Whispering Hills Drive in Naperville was music to Heather Campbell’s ears Saturday.

She and her husband, Andy Campbell, welcomed the cacophony that announced the arrival of a special exotic cars parade celebrating their son Harrison’s seventh birthday.



“All my son wanted for his birthday was to see a Lamborghini,” Heather said. “Never in a million years could I have imagined this.

“I’m so grateful and humble and blessed for the kindness. I’m so overwhelmed.”

After a week of social media sleuthing, hitting the pavement and several phone calls, Heather Campbell connected with Lamborghini owners Tanya Chavez and Jeff Mayeri of south Naperville and got leads on a few other owners of the Italian sports car.

“The best part of owning the car — even more than just driving it — is the smile this car

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2014 Dodge Viper Medusa Convertible

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The fifth (and, so far, final) edition of the Dodge Viper was the first one that wasn’t available as a convertible. One company aimed to fix that oversight by converting a handful of cars into droptops.

The 2014 Dodge Viper you see here is finished off so well, that you might have a hard time believing that it’s not factory stock. When we first saw it, we were scrambling to try to figure out if there was a fifth generation Viper convertible that we didn’t know about.

That’s a simple question with a complicated answer. No, there wasn’t a factory Dodge Viper convertible in 2014. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way. If you have enough money and know the right people, anything is possible.

The right people, in this case, are Prefix Detroit. Back in 2014, they built a grand total of ten Dodge

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5 men attack auto dealer in full public view, vandalise his car – cities

In a shocking incident, an auto dealer was brutally thrashed on Dhandhra road even as bystanders looked on helplessly. The incident, which took place on Saturday evening, has been caught on closed-circuit television cameras installed in the area. The men also vandalised the car of the victim, identified as Lalit Verma, 38, of Golden Avenue of Dhandra Road. Verma is a trader of second hand scooters and motorcycles.

On his complaint, police have booked Manjot Singh of Punjabi Bagh of Jawaddi and his four accomplices, who are yet to be identified.

The victim’s vandalised car.

The victim’s vandalised car.

Verma told the police that he had borrowed Rs 1 lakh from Manjot some time back. The money had been returned but Manjot was demanding Rs 40,000 more. On Sunday morning, the accused rang him up and threatened of dire consequences if he did not pay up. Later in the evening,

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Best Amazon Prime Day 2020 Echo deals: Show 5, Echo Auto and Echo Dot for Kids get big discounts

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Mark your calendars. Amazon Prime Day begins in just two days. For this year’s Prime Day, online shoppers will have a 48-hour window to take advantage of deep discounts on Oct. 13 and 14, and competitors like Walmart, Target and Best Buy are slashing prices during the same window of time. The best deals we’ll see will land on the official days themselves, but Amazon has already dropped a series of Prime Day countdown deals ahead of the sales event. And some of the best deals are on Amazon’s own devices, including its smart speakers and displays. 

While Amazon has already announced some sweet deals for Prime Day itself, like a $19 Echo Dot and a $65 Echo Show 8, a few of

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Prime Day 2020 deals available today: $25 Blink Mini, $28 Roku 4K, $300 Toshiba 55-inch TV and more

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 officially launches in just two days. Unofficially, though, the long-awaited sales event is happening right now. The shopping event, which is essentially Amazon’s version of Black Friday, kicks off at midnight PT on Oct. 13 and runs through Oct. 14. But some deep discounts on popular products, including TVs, phones and other devices, have already debuted. You can also check out our preview of what’s coming next week.

One thing to keep in mind: Other stores exist. (Shocker, right?) And many of them, including Best Buy and Walmart, are running sales of their own. Right now, for example, you can get AirPods Pro at Staples for $199, which ties the lowest price we’ve seen

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Lewis Hamilton Ties Michael Schumacher’s Wins Record in Germany

NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Even Lewis Hamilton once saw Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 wins as unbeatable. Now he’s matched it.

Schumacher’s son, Mick, presented Hamilton with one of his father’s old helmets after the British driver took a record-tying 91st win at the Eifel Grand Prix.

“Seeing his dominance, I don’t think anyone, and especially me, didn’t imagine that I’d be anywhere near Michael in terms of records so it’s an incredible honor and it’s going to take some time to get used to,” Hamilton said, adding that he used to choose Schumacher as his character when playing a video game.

Schumacher has required constant care since he sustained severe head injuries in an accident while skiing in 2013.

Hamilton took a big step closer to matching Schumacher’s record of seven titles, too, after his teammate Valtteri Bottas failed to finish with an engine problem. Hamilton now leads the

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Trump’s offshore oil ban in SC also covers wind farms, feds say | News

Oil and gas drilling wasn’t the only thing halted by President Donald Trump’s recent order covering offshore South Carolina.

It also blocked the expansion of wind farm technology, which came as a surprise to state and coastal leaders.

“I think almost no one was expecting that it would affect offshore wind,” said Chris Carnevale of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. 

It’s a blow to a nascent industry in South Carolina, where some areas offshore of the northern half of the state have been flagged for future wind farms, though the government hasn’t started leasing waters yet.

“Oh, well that’s disappointing,” North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley said upon hearing wind was included in the presidential order.

The beach town was opposed to fossil fuel extraction but passed a resolution years ago supporting wind technology and has two experimental turbines on land that power electric car charging stations. 

“We thought

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44 Amazing Early Prime Day Deals You Can Shop Right Now, From Airpods To Echo Dot

The “official” start of Prime Day is now mere hours away — the lightening deals will start at midnight on Tuesday, October 13 — but there are already dozens of amazing early Prime Day deals you can shop now. While the official event will unlock thousands of Prime Day deals on pretty much every type of item imaginable, the best early Prime Day deals have been quietly appearing for weeks now, and many of them are too good to pass up.

Below, we’re keeping track of the biggest savings and most exciting pre-Prime Day deals worth checking out, like $70 off a new Echo 5 Show and Blink Mini combo, a whopping $150 off the new Toshiba 55-inch Fire Smart TV and $70 off a Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle. As of this morning there are even more enticing deals, like $50 off Apple Airpods Pro. And the best part? While

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The RBW Classic Roadster Is An Electric MGB With A Six-Figure Price Tag

British EV specialist RBW has been in the business of converting classic cars to run electric powertrains for a while now, but has recently leapt into bespoke automaking by announcing the MGB-inspired RBW Electric Classic Roadster. Just note that this electric sports car is a far cry from MG’s original affordable classic–it’s an extremely luxurious option, costing five times what an original Roadster would now but with a lot of modern technology.

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Now owned by China’s SAIC, MG itself has been making relatively affordable, modern EVs for a while now, but it never got as far as revisiting the classic roadster, a 1960s icon that was immensely popular on both sides of the Atlantic.

The good news is this MGB can roll up to the Goodwood Revival in a more sustainable way (ecologically, albeit not financially) without any old chassis even having to get gutted.

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