swak banner1

Autosentro.com brings to you a quick round-up of what’s happening in the world of auto across Asia and the rest of the globe. Go on a virtual road trip with us to see what’s out there.


News + Views

  • 2010-2012 Range Rover / Photo by IFCAR – Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

    Land Rover, Jaguar will recall 104,000 vehicles

    By AP WASHINGTON — Land Rover and Jaguar are recalling 104,000 vehicles because of problems with the brakes and lights. The largest recall involves a brake-hose issue that Jaguar Land Rover North America studied and dismissed, only to reopen after an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued notices on the recalls Friday (February […]
    Read more
  • download

    Ferrari burns to a crisp in rush-hour KL traffic

    A bright red Ferrari F430 caught fire in busy Kuala Lumpur traffic, and was soon burned to the ground, with little left but its hood and front section. The incident snarled rush-hour traffic in the city as firefighters tried to put out the blaze. According to a report by the New Straits Times, the Ferrari […]
    Read more
  • BMW-logo-300x300

    BMW fixes security flaw that exposed 2.2M cars to break-ins

    by Associated Press BERLIN — German automaker BMW says it has fixed a security flaw that made 2.2 million of its vehicles vulnerable to break-ins. The company says the problem affected BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce models equipped with its ConnectedDrive technology, which allows drivers to access certain car functions with a smartphone. German automobile […]
    Read more
  • chevy

    Monochromeo! Chevy Brings Back the Custom Sport Package as a Silverado Special Edition

    By Davey G. Johnson | CarAndDriver.com The idea of a carlike truck isn’t exactly new. Ford’s Australian unit pioneered the concept in 1934 with the Coupe Utility. The idea came Stateside in 1957 in the form of the Ranchero, though the 1955 Chevy Cameo might be considered the first “fancy” American pickup. In ’59 and ’60, […]
    Read more
  • honda

    Finally! It’s the production NSX

    Ignore the Acura logo, this really is the new Honda NSX in its final production spec. No more concepts that change shape and size. No more maybes. This is the real thing that you will see on UK roads later this year. And before we go any further, let’s just confirm exactly what the production […]
    Read more
  • Car-Crash-Ohio

    Crash victim found still inside car 6 hours after it was towed away

    By Chris Bruce | Autoblog.com Police near Dayton, OH, have quite a confusing case on their hands after the victim of a crash early on New Year’s Day couldn’t initially be found. Six hours later, the man was discovered lying on the vehicle’s floorboard at the tow yard. The unidentified person was admitted to a […]
    Read more


  • honda

    Finally! It’s the production NSX

    Ignore the Acura logo, this really is the new Honda NSX in its final production spec. No more concepts that change shape and size. No more maybes. This is the real thing that you will see on UK roads later this year. And before we go any further, let’s just confirm exactly what the production […]
    Read more
  • mirai

    Toyota To Follow In Tesla’s Footsteps By Releasing Its Fuel-Cell Patents

    By Justin Alford Just last year, Tesla Motors, the California-based electric car company, left many with their jaws hanging open after CEO Elon Musk announced that it would release its patents to the world in a bid to boost the market for electric cars. And now, it seems like the world’s largest car manufacturer, Toyota, […]
    Read more
  • china cars

    Why China is more eager for self-driving cars than the West

    Nielsen statistics show Chinese consumers are more interested in autonomous technology than the US and Germany. China’s auto market continues to grow, and it’s having an increasingly important effect on the bottom line for all automakers worldwide. Just look at examples like General Motors’ strong recent growth or Porsche’s expanding sales. In addition to being […]
    Read more


  • Albert Biermann

    Hyundai poaches BMW M engineering chief to lead new performance division

    The Hyundai Motor Group may be getting more serious about its performance credentials, but in order to realize its goal of making more serious performance machinery, it’s going to need the expertise to get there. Fortunately that’s just what it’s acquired in hiring Albert Biermann. The former chief engineer at BMW M GmbH, Biermann has […]
    Read more
chops-magazine 728x90

Road Trip

  • Driving the 120-mile Overseas Highway from Miami to Key West, Fla., is like piloting a hovercraft. (Photo: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

    10 of the Best Road Trips in the U.S. for Your Bucket List

    by Larry Bleiberg , Special for USA TODAY | The Great American Road Trip is a national rite of passage, says Jamie Jensen, author of Road Trip USA (Avalon, $29.99), a comprehensive guide in its sixth edition. “Before you vote, you should be required to drive across the country and see the variety of people […]
    Read more
  • road luzon

    5 Unforgettable Road Trips

    by Mike Aquino, via Yahoo | Ready to hit the road? When you have some down time, both North and South expressways radiating from Manila lead to some pretty interesting places. Whether you want to eat mole crickets, stand agape in old churches, get lost on a jungle trail, or look at some pretty awesome […]
    Read more


  • facebooksearch1

    Facebook Graph Search For Mobile Helps In Finding Feeds By Keywords

    by DK Mishra, via TechOneMedia | Facebook made News Headlines when it introduces Graph Search for Desktop about two years back. As we remember, during the 4th Quarter Earning Call 2014, Mark Zuckurberg hinted towards rolling out intelligent social search engine to mobile devices. And Facebook Graph Search for Mobile is here now. Thanks to […]
    Read more
  • apple-pay

    4 Perils Of Apple Pay

    by Peter Cohen , via Forbes | Apple Pay was launched October 20 and Apple’s Tim Cook is crowing. But there are four reasons why the wireless payment system is in peril. Before getting into that, What is Apple Pay? It’s a wireless payment system that lets owners of iPhone 6 or 6 Plus pay […]
    Read more
  • Apple Pay/Tim Cook (inset) via qz.com

    How to set up iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus for Apple Pay?

    by DK Mishra | Apple Pay is Smart Wallet of iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus owners to shop online and make mobile payment. The App is also compatible with other Apple devices like Apple Watch-compatible devices (iPhone 5 and later models), iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 3. It works with Visa’s PayWave, MasterCard’s PayPass, […]
    Read more

Video Feature


  • carsparkinglot1

    Car-Buying Help: 5 Smart Resources to Get the Right Car at the Right Price

    by Brad Tuttle, via Time | Besides a home, an automobile is often the most expensive purchase a consumer ever makes—so, for obvious reasons, you don’t want to screw it up. To ensure you wind up with the right car at the best possible price, here’s a list of helpful and informative resources of use […]
    Read more
  • rivets

    Bonded vehicle structures – exactly what do rivets do?

    by Andrew Marsh,  via AutoIndustryInsider.com | For an aluminium intensive body shell through to a hybrid steel and aluminium alloy shell, the joining system of choice is structural adhesive. The advantages are: More efficient load distribution in the joint compared with welding. No change in the panel properties around the joint zone due to heat during […]
    Read more
  • titan

    Safeguard your car’s paint with Titan Motorwerks

    No matter the age of a vehicle, an impressive paint job will surely hide the kilometers it’s been through already. Simon Ceo, Steven Tagle, and Raffy Ocampo had this in mind when they established Titan Motorwerks, a business venture committed to preserving your vehicle’s exterior through top-notch installation of Automotive Paint Protection Products.  They bring […]
    Read more