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  • Parking woes for Sri Rampai LRT station users as DBKL demolishes parking complex, but summonses illegal parking

    One of the most important facilities at a Light Rail Transit (LRT) station is the presence of a safe parking facility. However, LRT users at the Sri Rampai LRT stations were dismayed to discover that the Kuala Lumpur City Council (DBKL) had demolished a multi-storey parking lot to make way for a new skyscraper project.Now that there is no longer a proper parking lot to leave their cars, LRT users were forced to illegally park their cars along the roadside. This opens them to the risk of getting

    JerricaJerrica

    Aug 16, 2022

  • 20 photos to prove that the Hyundai Stargazer might scare off the Alza and Xpander

    The Hyundai Stargazer is one of the real stars shown at the ongoing Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2022 though it made its debut in the archipelago for about a month now.Competing against the Toyota Avanza/Veloz, Daihatsu Xenia, and Mitsubishi Xpander in the countrys tightly contested B-segment 7-seater market, the Stargazer is one of the most important models for Hyundai in a bid to win over Indonesian buyers.The Stargazer is built at Hyundai’s Cikarang plant alongside

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Aug 16, 2022

  • Proton to launch a new updated 2022 Proton Exora on Friday - expect small bump in prices

    Following the launch of the 2022 Perodua Alza, one would of course expect Proton to make a response, however minor, to defend the ageing Proton Exora, which was last updated in 2019.Apart from the Alza, Toyota too is expected to launch the all-new Toyota Veloz very soon, followed by the all-new Honda BR-V early next year.The Proton Exora was first launched in 2009, and this is its 13th year on the market. You would expect that Geely would have at least have a replacement model planned but unfort

    HansHans

    Aug 16, 2022

  • Still no standardised number plates but Malaysia wants to learn from Sweden, home to the world's safest roads

    It is common knowledge that Sweden is the world leader in traffic safety, Malaysia, meanwhile, is far from achieving that status. However, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong recently announced that Malaysia and Sweden will strengthen their cooperation in relation to transport and road safety.According to a post on Wee’s official Facebook page, he received a courtesy call from Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Joachim Bergstrom, on Monday to discuss the countries’ long sta

    JerricaJerrica

    Aug 16, 2022

  • Make in-car dashcam mandatory; new Bill proposed in Philippines

    Mandatory car dashcam Bill proposed in Philippines Dashboard Camera Act Offenders will be punished - imprisonment up to 3 years or fine up to PHP 20,000Philippines wants to make car dashcam mandatory – a Bill was filed by Michael Romero (a member of the House of Representatives) in light of the incidences of road rage, reckless driving and irresponsible motorist. All these will be recorded through the dashcam to better the safety of drivers.If and when the Bill is passed, it’ll be ca

    LouisLouis

    Aug 16, 2022

  • Toyota Yaris dominates again in Thailand, 29% higher sales than City Hatchback in Jul 2022

    Another month passes by and once again, the Toyota Yaris remains unbeatable in Thailand. According to recent sales figures, 2,201 units of the Vios’ hatchback relative were sold in July 2022, contributing to 16,916 units sold in the Kingdom thus far.Trailing behind the Yaris is the Honda City Hatchback which saw 1,568 units sold in the same month. So far in 2022, a total of 10,399 units have been sold in Thailand.Only the Yaris and City Hatchback contributed four-figure sales among the B-s

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Aug 16, 2022

  • Perodua: Digitized vendor processes is how the Alza's prices remained low despite rising raw material cost

    The partnership between Perodua and Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) to help local automotive parts vendors digitize their work processes is now yielding benefits in the form of improved efficiency, which in turn allows vendors to be more resilient in this volatile period of rising raw materials cost, said Perodua.Speaking at the launch of the MIDA-Perodua Digital Transformation Ecosystem Programme yesterday, President and CEO Dato’ Sri Zainal Abidin Ahmad said “The

    HansHans

    Aug 16, 2022

  • Owner Review:  Private Jet that glides on road, My 2009 Toyota Vellfire 3.5L V6

    ** This article is published on WapCar Community, representing the opinion of users. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysiahttps://forum.wapcar.my/Basic information about my car :2009 Toyota Vellfire 3.5L V6Reasons why I bought this car (purpose) :5 people. All are adults with long leg. So MPV is a perfect vehicle for my family car instead of sedan especially for long distance.Car selection process:I had a budget of :RM200KModels that I have considered includ

    LiangLiang

    Aug 16, 2022

  • UMW Group delivered 25k cars in July 2022 - Chip shortage easing, massive order bank to drive sales

    The UMW Group, made of UMW Toyota Motor and associate company, Perodua, rounded off a strong month of sales in July, with 24,983 units delivered.The lion’s share of that figure was of course contributed by Perodua. Sales across Perodua and Toyota for July 2022 are as follows: Perodua: 18,346 units Toyota: 6,637 unitsAlso read: UMW Toyota registers 35% higher sales as of June 2022, Toyota Veloz to launch soonWhen compared to July 2021, the figures are pretty much elementary due to the imple

    ArvindArvind

    Aug 15, 2022

  • More eco-friendly measures considered, DBKL mulling closing Jalan TAR to traffic every Sunday

    The Kuala Lumpur City Council (DBKL) is considering closing the popular Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, better known as Jalan TAR, to motor vehicle traffic every Sunday from 6 am to midnight. If approved, the plan will be implemented starting from 28-September-2022.The road closure will span from Sogo KL shopping centre at the Jalan Esfahan junction towards Panggung Bandaraya in Jalan Tun Perak.DBKL already has various plans to fill up the space once it is closed to traffic. The proposed activities in

    JerricaJerrica

    Aug 15, 2022

  • Ready for the spotlight, Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain kicks off 2022 KL Fashion Week with 3 special booths

    As the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week switches on its ignition, Isuzu’s special booths are also switching into high gear. As the KL Fashion Week’s Official Ultimate Lifestyle Vehicle sponsor, Isuzu invites everyone to come over and get to know the Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain personally.For the event, Isuzu has set up three special booths that will run from 15- to 21-August-2022. The first booth is located front and centre at Pavilion’s main fountain, while a smaller booth is located next

    JerricaJerrica

    Aug 15, 2022

  • Malaysia-bound Kia Sportage launched in Indonesia, CBU Korea, 9% more expensive than CR-V!

    Only one variant is offered in Indonesia IDR 66.6 million more expensive than the top CR-V variant Loaded with ADAS features and leather upholsteryBesides the Sorento Hybrid, another Kia SUV planned for launch (and local assembly) in Malaysia is unveiled at the ongoing Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2022. Unlike its bigger brother, the all-new 2022 Kia Sportage had already been seen in Indonesia at this year’s Jakarta Auto Week back in March.This time though, more detai

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Aug 15, 2022

  • 2022 Kia Sportage is Vietnam's best-selling SUV; overtakes Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V

    The Kia brand is well-received in the Vietnam market Kia Sportage crowned as best-selling SUV First month on saleWith Kias latest N3 platform, they are able to win the hearts of the Vietnamese consumers. Its unsuprising given that the Kia Sportage was the best-selling model in their lineup back in March 2022.The all-new 2022 Kia Sportage was merely launched less than a month in Vietnam before being their best-selling SUV for July 2022.The new face of the Sportage looks menacing!Based on the Viet

    LouisLouis

    Aug 15, 2022

  • Already trademarked in Malaysia, next-gen 2023 TNGA Toyota Innova could be called the Zenix

    The next-gen 2023 Toyota Innova will be completely different from the outgoing Innova which has been around since 2015. Ditching the tried and tested ladder-frame, rear-wheel-drive (RWD) chassis for a modern, monocoque, front-wheel-drive (FWD) set-up, the next-gen Innova might also receive a new name fitting of this revolution.Rendering by OtoDriverAccording to Indonesian automotive publication, OtoDriver, sources have revealed that the Zenix name would make an appearance on the next-gen Innova.

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Aug 15, 2022

  • New 2022 Renault Zoe EV coming to Malaysia, up to 395 km range, priced to give the Good Cat trouble?

    ROI open for the French city car 50 kW DC charging, up to 22 kW AC charging Up to 395 km of rangeLittle fanfare has surrounded it thus far but the new 2022 Renault Zoe electric vehicle (EV) is returning to Malaysia, adding on to our burgeoning BEV market. Two variants of this model are set to be offered here, with their estimated prices as below: 2022 Renault Zoe in Malaysia Variant Estimated price Zen R110 RM 162,650 Intense R135 RM 174,650 2022 Renault Zoe specs

    SanjaySanjay

    Aug 15, 2022

  • First, they threatened to come down hard on Mat Rempits, now they're placating them; Gov to build drag circuits in every state

    During the launch of the 2022 RXZ Members 4.0 Programme at the Terengganu International Drag Strip in Gong Badak, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the government plans to build a drag circuit in every state to help enhance the development of motorsports in the country.The announcement came just days after the government said they were considering tightening the laws on illegal racing. The regulations proposed were raising the minimum fine from RM 300 to RM 5,000 to RM

    JerricaJerrica

    Aug 15, 2022

  • Own a Mercedes-Benz made between 2004 - 2016? Check if your vehicle is involved in the Takata Airbag Recall

    Following an earlier announcement in 2021, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is reminding customers to check if their cars are included in the companys safety recall program to replace defective Takata Airbag modules.The recall program involves selected sedan, SUV and coupe / convertible models, produced between 2004 - 2016. This recall program is part of a global recall of affected Mercedes-Benz cars, vans and trucks. The Mercedes-Benz recall program has been effectively executed in close partnership with

    ArvindArvind

    Aug 15, 2022

  • Malaysia-bound Kia Sorento Hybrid makes ASEAN debut at GIIAS 2022

    Ever since Dinamikjaya Motors took over distribution of the Kia brand in Malaysia from Naza, the Kia Carnival is the lone model offered but soon, other models will be added to the line-up including the all-new fourth-generation Kia Sorento (MQ4).The all-new Sorento was first introduced in 2020 and is the sister car to the Hyundai Santa Fe. The 3-row SUV also shares the N3 platform with the Kia Carnival, Hyundai Staria, and the Kia Sportage.Vietnam-spec Sorento shownWhile the Sorento is sold in l

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Aug 15, 2022

  • Higher maintenance cost looms in Malaysia as prices of car parts hike up to 60%

    Car prices arent the only thing on the uptrend, as prices for various spare parts are also surging ahead, according to reports by Nanyang Siang Pau and The Star.Lim Bee Choo, president of the Automotive Accessories Traders Association of Malaysia, said spare part prices have gone up between 10% to 25%.Dealers say that the supply of parts to Malaysia has been hindered since the Covid-19 pandemic, and has further struggled in the face of the US-China trade war as well as the Russia-Ukraine conflic

    SanjaySanjay

    Aug 15, 2022

  • Driverless taxis get official green light by gov, China issues rules for autonomous vehicles for public transport

    The Chinese Ministry of Transportation has drafted rules to regulate the self-driving industry along with a reminder to the public to adopt autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless cars, in passenger transport with care.In other words, this also means that the government has given the official green light for the use of autonomous vehicles as taxis. However, they only encourage the use of autonomous taxis in easily controlled scenarios such as low traffic situations.Robotaxis in China'The m

    JerricaJerrica

    Aug 15, 2022

  • After Thailand, 2022 Toyota Hilux GR Sport previewed in Indonesia - One step closer to Malaysia?

    The Dakar Rally-inspired 2022 Toyota Hilux GR Sport has made its way to Indonesia, previewed for the first time at the ongoing Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS).First launched in Thailand in 2021, the Hilux GR Sport packs additional aesthetic bits and interior upgrades, to give it an edge against other lifestyle-centric pickups such as the Ford Ranger Wildtrak and Mitsubishi Triton Athlete.Also read: Closer look: Thailands 2021 Toyota Hilux GR SportIn terms of aesthetics, the 20

    ArvindArvind

    Aug 15, 2022

  • Review: 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 - Smile inducing EV performance, but is it better than an EQA

    Volvo’s first EV, and first CKD assembled EV in Malaysia Stellar power, range and efficiency Doesn’t drive as good as ‘ICE’ XC40Bean counters, woke politicians and techno-soothsayers such as Elon Musk will all have you believe that your next car will be an EV. But, in the interest of saving the planet and breathing clean air in car-less superblocks filled with utopian coffee houses - does anyone care if EVs even put a smile on our faces?Is it even a criterion? Despite its

    ArvindArvind

    Aug 14, 2022

  • Donor to the first Saga, this mint 1990 Mitsubishi Lancer is for sale in Thailand for RM 16k

    The first-generation Proton Saga is a car that paved the way for Malaysia’s automotive industry but its arrival came at the expense of Mitsubishi Motors leaving the market in the 1980s as part of a deal. The Saga shared the same mechanicals and an almost similar design as the Lancer Fiore which was briefly sold here as the Lancer F.As cool as the conversions are, nothing can beat the real deal and this particular example of the Mitsubishi Lancer Champ that is found for sale in Thailand is

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Aug 13, 2022

  • First talked about in 2009 yet no action taken, Malaysia studies vehicle end-of-life policy yet again

    Science, Technology, and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr. Adham Baba says that Malaysia is currently studying a viable approach to implement a vehicle end-of-life (ELV) policy by 2025, reports Bernama.The minister said that the policys development was important to make sure that the components and useable materials from old vehicles can be re-used and not thrown away. And aged vehicles are something we have, with over 19 million out of the 33 million registered cars on our roads being above 10 year

    SanjaySanjay

    Aug 13, 2022

  • Owner Review:  Hatchback to SUV, from JPOP to KPOP- My 2019 Kia Sportage 2.0D GT Line

    ** This article is published on WapCar Community, representing the opinion of users. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysiahttps://forum.wapcar.my/Basic information of my car:Honda Jazz GK5 2014Reasons why I bought this carBought this car to replace my old 2013 Kia Sportage for my daily commute to work and to everywhere.Car Selection ProcessI had a budget of: 160kModels that I’ve considered included : Honda CRV1.5 TC, Mazda CX-5 2.0, Proton X70Reasons w

    LiangLiang

    Aug 13, 2022

  • Next-gen all-electric (EV) 2023 Volvo XC90 shown in leaked patent images

    Yet-to-be-named successor to Volvo XC90 Fully electric (EV) To debut later this yearYou’re looking at patent images of the successor to the Volvo XC90, though its name is yet to be announced as Volvo will be using a different naming convention for their upcoming EV models.That’s right, the next-generation Volvo XC90 (we’ll call it the 2023 Volvo XC90 for now) will be an electric vehicle (EV). Last year, Volvo unveiled the Concept Recharge, which served as a manifesto for the ne

    ShaunShaun

    Aug 12, 2022

  • Review: The 2022 Peugeot 5008 facelift may be the most honest 7-seater SUV on sale in Malaysia today

    The VW Tiguan Allspace suddenly finds itself in quite a pickle. For a while it sat as a solid Continental alternative to whatever 7-seaters the Japanese could muster, but then came along this locally-assembed (CKD Gurun, Kedah) 2022 Peugeot 5008; a big lion thats more than happy to pounce on customers wandering away from the VWs prying eyes.Exterior: Not an MPV, now a crossoverIn the fantastic 3008 (review here) Peugeot had a good platform on which to base the new 5008, and from the front-end to

    SanjaySanjay

    Aug 12, 2022

  • Possibly your cheaper Kia Carnival alternative: 10-seater Hyundai Staria spied in Malaysia

    The Hyundai Staria is one of the more eye-catching cars that graces Malaysian streets, but at RM 366,768 well admit theres not many to see in the first place. However, that could soon change with the spotting of this 10-seater variant.Seen at an undisclosed location by an anonymous reader, this set of pictures show us a little bit of what to expect from this 10-seater variant. Lots of it is simpler than the current, luxury-oriented 7-seater, from the body-coloured grille to the simpler, silver w

    SanjaySanjay

    Aug 12, 2022

  • To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Grab presents itself with a new 9-storey HQ in Singapore

    As part of its 10th-anniversary celebrations, Grab not only announced several new initiatives but also opened the doors of its brand-new headquarters in Singapore.Located in One-North business park in Queenstown, the 42,000 square metre office will be home to 3,000 staff. It will also house a research and development centre as well as a new GrabMerchant centre to help small companies thrive online. More on this later.The nine-storey building that also houses the digibank team is just one of two

    JerricaJerrica

    Aug 12, 2022

  • It's Vietnam's Myvi - 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander, crowned as No.1 selling car

    The Mitsubishi Xpander just hit a record in Vietnam, being crowned as the No.1 car overall. In less than two months since the 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander facelift was released in Vietnam, it has sold 2,771 units in July according to Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association (VAMA) statistics. With this result, not only the Mitsubishi Xpander remains the best-selling MPV but it’s also the best-selling vehicle of the same month.According to the data published by Vietnamese media, the second b

    LouisLouis

    Aug 12, 2022