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  • Proton S70's powertrain-related questions: Why no direct injection engine, cheaper NA variant, and will there be a hybrid?

    By now you’ve probably seen the Proton S70, if you haven’t, we’ve detailed its full specifications and variants along with a live gallery here. Anyway, today’s topic is about the powertrain. We know that the sedan gets the 1.5-litre, port-injected 3-cylinder petrol unit found in the non-Flagship variants of the Proton X50, which outputs 150 PS and 226 Nm. This has sparked inquiries about Proton's decision not to opt for the more potent 177 PS/255 Nm direct-injection 1.5 TGDi engine, like those u


    Nov 28, 2023

  • Here's how to read CARSOME's full car inspection report like a pro

    When it comes to buying a used car, what you see isn’t always what you get. In fact, more often than not, what you can’t see is probably what you’ll end up getting… in the form of a hefty repair bill down the road. CARSOME understands the consumer’s need for transparency and subjects all cars listed on its site to a comprehensive 175-point inspection. The primary purpose of the inspection is to ensure that each car listed fulfills CARSOME’s strict criteria to ensure the vehicle’s high quality. T


    Nov 2, 2023

  • An expat's guide to purchasing a car in Malaysia

    Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures, cuisine, and cars. While the first two aspects can be very enticing to foreigners or expats in the country, that last bit is, unfortunately, a little overwhelming to some. Malaysia is still very much a car-centric nation and if you’re going to stay here for some years, you’ll probably need a car. “As a foreigner or an expat, what’s the process of purchasing a car in Malaysia?” The short answer is simple; depending on your visa or permit, you go about it jus


    Nov 6, 2023

  • Is the 2023 Honda City facelift still the safest B-segment sedan you can buy in Malaysia today?

    In the competitive world of B-segment sedans in Malaysia, the 2023 Honda City facelift still stands as the safest option to consider when pitted against its closest rival, the 2023 Toyota Vios. Both the Honda City and Toyota Vios have garnered 5 stars from ASEAN NCAP, with the City scoring 86.54 points overall, while the Vios scored 78.70 points. However, there's more than meets the eye when it comes to these ratings. The key difference lies in the testing protocols as ASEAN NCAP changed their t


    Oct 17, 2023

  • 3 more months until 2023 ends, should you buy a new car today or wait for a 2024 model?

    In Malaysia, the decision to buy a new car often comes with an array of financial considerations and is influenced heavily by resale values. As we inch closer to the end of 2023, many potential buyers are faced with the dilemma of buying a car now or waiting for the new 2024 models. To make an informed decision, let's dive into the intricacies of the Malaysian car market. The resale value predicament - why Malaysians love their Perodua, Honda, Toyota Malaysian car buyers are, without a doubt, ve


    Oct 17, 2023

  • China's GAC lineup of flying cars, Toyota tech hybrids, BEVs and hydrogen are ready for the world's diverse customer needs

    For the Malaysian market, GAC may be a name that's only recently started to make its presence felt, but the company has ambitious plans for the future with local partner WTC Automotif (WTCA, a Tan Chong Group company). But before we walkthrough the plans for the powertrains of tomorrow, let’s take a closer look at GAC’s background. Who is GAC? The Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (GAC Group) was established in June 1997 and headquartered in Zhujiang New Town. Currently, GAC Motor has expande


    Sep 26, 2023

  • Tesla's Autopilot vs Enhanced Autopilot vs FSD - What's the difference and how should you choose?

    With the facelifted Tesla Model 3 (Highland) and Model Y now open for order in Malaysia, one key decision for potential buyers is choosing among Tesla's advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) - Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot, and Full Self-Driving (FSD). Autopilot comes as a standard feature on both Tesla models, while Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) are available as optional add-ons, priced at RM 16,000 and RM 32,000, respectively. In this article, we'll delve into these choice


    Sep 12, 2023

  • AC100 Toyota Vios vs 2023 Honda City facelift: Which is the better buy for Malaysians?

    Malaysia's B-segment sedan battle burns anew with the introduction of the 2023 Honda City facelift earlier this month; readying itself with new 'weapons' to take on the all-new 2023 Toyota Vios (AC100). Their prices are super similar, but which comes out on top? AC100 Toyota Vios vs 2023 Honda City prices Toyota Vios Honda City 1.5 E: RM 89,600 1.5 G: RM 95,500 1.5 S: RM 84,600 1.5 E: RM 89,900 1.5 V: RM 94,900 1.5 RS: RM 99,000 RS e:HEV: RM 111,900 Exterior features: Vios has upper hand The Vio


    Aug 22, 2023

  • 5 things that harm your car's resale value and 5 things to check when buying a used one

    If you’re looking to sell your car in the used car market, your car’s only worth as much as someone’s willing to pay for it. If nobody’s willing to pay the asking price, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate that figure and at the same time, ask why that’s the case. A huge reason could stem from some of the personalisation you’ve carried out on your car. There’s nothing wrong with modifying or trying to make it a little nicer but the risk of running afoul and getting carried away is always present. A


    Aug 15, 2023

  • 2023 Honda City facelift - Let us walk you through the differences on the 5 variants

    The 2023 Honda City facelift has just been launched and we’ve covered what’s new here. Now, let us walk you through the specs and differences between each variant. As before, the Honda City is locally assembled (CKD) with five variants available albeit the previous V Sensing has been replaced by ‘Petrol RS’ and the range now goes: S, E, V, RS, and e:HEV RS. The S, E, V, and RS get a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre i-VTEC DOHC engine that makes 121 PS and 145 Nm. Power is sent to the front wheels (


    Aug 11, 2023

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