Week of 13th June: Evolution Of Car Start Procedures, Buying Or Selling A License Plate and 2022 Lexus NX350 F Sport mReview!

Published by on . Updated on 22 Jun 2022
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In this edition of mRecap, we take a look at car start procedures, create a guide to buying or selling a license plate, and test drive the Lexus NX350 F Sport and Peugeot 508!

If you're looking for a condensed list of our weekly round-up, we have:

  1. The Big Turn On (And Off!) - How Car Start Procedures Have Evolved!
  2. mReview Peugeot 508 - A Welcome Return To Peugeot’s Sporty Roots
  3. Your Electric BMW May Be Able to Travel Almost 1000 KM in One Charge in the Future
  4. mReview: 2022 Lexus NX350 F Sport - Sexy, Smart, Sporty-ish
  5. Race Karting: Our Editorial Team Tries It Out!
  6. Are You Looking To Buy Or Sell A Car License Plate?

Continue scrolling to read a condensed version of the articles! Otherwise, you can click on the links above to bring you to the respective article or video!

The Big Turn On (And Off!) - How Car Start Procedures Have Evolved! 
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The now-ubiquitous start button is part of a system that allows car owners to have convenient, keyless access to their new cars. But this wasn’t the case not too long ago.

Keyless entry and start are features that were once the reserve of premium vehicles. The technology that goes into the system used to be economically unviable to fit to mass-market cars. As the R&D progressively got paid off, the hardware eventually became low-cost enough that even economy cars now come equipped with the option.

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mReview Peugeot 508 - A Welcome Return To Peugeot’s Sporty Roots

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Concept cars are rarely translated wholesale into production-ready ones. Bold looks aside, pesky things such as safety regulations and practicality criteria have to be fulfilled, and that usually means watering down the initial designs significantly.

Peugeot clearly felt that they could have both their cake and eat it when they lifted the covers off of their new 508 fastback, and we love them for it. The stately 508 nameplate makes a grand return to the international market, and it’s quite simply a stunner.

Is this sleek new flagship a sign of good things to expect from the French automaker down the road, or is it simply a flash in the pan?

Click here to find out!

Your Electric BMW May Be Able to Travel Almost 1000 KM in One Charge in the Future

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Begone, range anxiety, for the future looks bright for EV batteries! Your electric BMW may be able to clock nearly 1000 kilometres in the future, thanks to a Michigan-based battery startup.

Our Next Energy, or ONE, has recently announced that it has signed an agreement with BMW Group to install their Gemini battery technology into BMW’s iX flagship electric SUV for testing purposes.

The battery features a dual-chemistry setup, with one for power delivery and the other for energy storage. With this in place, the battery is theoretically able to hold 600 miles (or about 965 kilometres) on a single charge, dramatically raising the benchmark of EV ranges. 

To put this into perspective, this effectively means that a trip to KL and back on a single charge is possible, with even enough juice for a detour to Melaka on the return leg. 

To find out more, click here!

mReview: 2022 Lexus NX350 F Sport - Sexy, Smart, Sporty-ish
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The Lexus NX can be had with a choice of different, electrified powertrains - this includes their first-ever Plug-In Hybrid. But what if you like your car unsullied by a hybrid drivetrain?

This all-new, second generation NX is the middle child in Lexus' SUV portfolio, flanked by the smaller UX and the larger RX. The NX350 F-Sport test car, as featured, is the only variant in the line-up that does not have a hybridised powertrain. So electricity non-fans have this to opt for. But should they?

If that question was based purely on looks then in my opinion, it’s an easy yes. In my eyes, the NX is a handsome car, muscular yet elegant. Up front, the NX’s giant schnozz is actually functional, all that grille space allows for added airflow to the radiator and therefore improved cooling. On this new NX, the chrome grille has also been replaced by a black one to reduce weight and “to better express the NX’s proportions”, to quote Lexus.

Interested in the Lexus NX350 F Sport? Proceed here!

Race Karting: Our Editorial Team Tries It Out!

Ever wondered what it's like behind the wheel of a proper race kart? Our fellow Motorist automotive journos Mu'tasim and Sean join forces to find out, in this very special feature video!

Watch the video here!

Are You Looking To Buy Or Sell A Car License Plate?

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Let's say you are the proud owner of an auspicious bidded number plate. We're sure that there will not be a shortage of willing buyers vying for it too.

You've just been offered a good chunk of change to sell your registration plate. But where does one start? How do you go about transferring ownership of a license plate? As it turns out, there are several ways in which you can offload your number plate - we'll outline some of the more common methods in this article!

Want to know more about buying or selling a license plate? Click here to find out more!

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