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  • Flying car project still on but to take a backseat as govt prioritise SMEs
    News

    Many things have happened during the past 7 months but what is to become of the heavily publicised “flying car” project that was mooted by the previous government? It hasn’t been scrapped, instead, it will be put on a back burner as the government focus on helping small and medium enterprises (SME) recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.The announcement was made by the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, at the Dewan Rakyat duri

    Jerrica

    Jerrica

    Aug 05, 2020

  • Legendary Cristiano Ronaldo buys legendary Bugatti Centodieci to celebrate legendary win
    News

    Footballing legend (yes, he’s a legend) Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Italian Serie A title for the second time in a row with Juventus. To celebrate that, he purchased himself a limited-edition Bugatti Centodieci according to Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera.The Centodieci – which is Italian for 110, was unveiled in August last year to celebrate Bugatti’s 110th birthday and as a modern homage to its 1990s supercar, the EB110. Based on the Bugatti Chiron, only 10 Centodiec

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Aug 05, 2020

  • Minister: RM 20m given by PH to 3rd national car, not sure where it went
    News

    Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi revealed today that he is unsure of what happened to the RM 20 million that was previously allocated to the third national car company, reports the Malay Mail.He added that the funds were initially allocated for the so-called ‘flying car’ project, but was later diverted to the third national car project.“I also can't tell you what has happened with the funds, because if it has been allocated, I am confident that the m

    Hans

    Hans

    Aug 05, 2020

  • 2020 Toyota Urban Cruiser: Sub-4-meter SUV to debut soon, hybrid possible
    News

    Toyota and Suzuki’s partnership continues to deepen, as Toyota India has confirmed that they will be introducing the Toyota Urban Cruiser soon, itself a rebadged Suzuki Vitara Brezza.Suzuki Vitara Brezza picturedSet to be built in Suzuki’s Gurgaon plant alongside its Suzuki sibling, the Toyota Urban Cruiser will be powered by Suzuki’s 1.5-litre four-pot that does 105 PS and 138 Nm, hooked up to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic.Suzuki Vitara Brezza picturedAccording

    Eric

    Eric

    Aug 05, 2020

  • Whine like a turbo - 2020 Mazda 3 Turbo left-hand drive only
    News

    So, the long-awaited 2020 Mazda 3 Turbo hot-hatch is finally launched in America and is apparently only available in left-hand drive (LHD) for now. Excuse me while I wipe raging tears from my keyboard.Mazda announced its arrival to American shores with a sleek launch film which features the first-generation Cosmo, 787B Le Mans car, and a Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo with some added aero kits.The Mazda 3 Turbo is powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged Skyactiv-G that produces up to 253 PS and 434 Nm depen

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Aug 05, 2020

  • The CEO who killed the Ford Focus, Fiesta and Mondeo is stepping down, replaced by ex-Toyota man
    News

    Jim Hackett announced today that he is stepping down as CEO of Ford Motor Company, barely three years on the job.Formerly a CEO at office furniture manufacturer Steelcase, he succeeded ex-Mazda man Mark Fields at Ford. Hackett’s tenure at Ford was rocky. He had no experience with the automotive business but Executive Chairman Bill Ford was eager to have someone outside the company to transform the highly-traditional Ford.The results weren’t good, which probably explains his earlier-t

    Hans

    Hans

    Aug 05, 2020

  • Experience the power of the Lam-bull-ghini!
    News

    We have always known the term “horsepower” as a measure of the power output a car engine can produce. Though bulls and cows were used as means of transports back in the day, we have never known it as "bull-power" or "cow-power". Well, this stranded Toyota Hilux had a good taste of classic bull-power!In this video uploaded on Facebook, a pair of bulls were seen hooked up to a stranded Toyota Hilux. While the Hilux is a good off-roading workhorse, even muddy situati

    Jerrica

    Jerrica

    Aug 05, 2020

  • Top 5 brand new fuel-efficient cars in Malaysia that aren’t Perodua
    Buying Guides

    To most average Malaysians, one of the key factors in buying a car is good fuel economy and for a lot of them, the choice is obvious: Perodua. It’s a no-brainer really, they’re cheap but reliable and fuel-efficient.There’s no denying that Peroduas like the Bezza and Axia are the go-to choice for fuel-efficient automobiles but at WapCar, we want to stand out. Besides, what’s wrong with spreading out your options? With that out of the way, here are 5 brand new fuel-efficien

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Aug 05, 2020

  • Goldmine: A completely rebuilt 1969 Mini Van is up for grabs!
    Good Reads

    'Built, not bought' is a term not many can use but this stunning bright blue 1969 Mini Van has every right to do so.Branded as ‘zero to hero’ by its current owner, we think this Mini even deserves its own ‘Made in Malaysia’ stamp judging by the extent of work that’s gone into it.For starters, 60% of the parts are new (imported from Minispares UK) and the car has had some performance and visual upgrades to go along with it too. Powering the cla

    Sanjay

    Sanjay

    Aug 05, 2020

  • Review: All-new 2020 Honda City Turbo RS - what does the Thai media think?
    News

    Is it me or is it getting hot in here? Honda Malaysia has already started firing us up with teasers of the all-new 2020 Honda City (and taking potshots at the Toyota Vios at that) but is it as hot as it’s made out to be? Does all-new mean all-good?Thanks to this review by our Thai colleagues at Autofun.co.th who had the range-topping City Turbo RS for a week, we can take an exclusive deep dive into the car that’s keen to swoop our markets as it does in the Land of Smil

    Sanjay

    Sanjay

    Aug 05, 2020

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