WapCar Morning Insiders (Oct. 23, 2019)

Tasia · Oct 23, 2019 06:29 AM

Today is Wednesday, October. 23

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 Local News 

Malaysia is the first country in Southeast Asia to have the HINO Poncho

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Hino Motors Sales Sdn Bhd has introduced the Poncho minibus to provide light rail services in Malaysia. The minibus trial will be operated by Rapid Bus for a three-month trial period (from October 20, 2019 to January 20, 2020).

The Hino Poncho Rapid bus will cater to routes T784 LRT Taman Bahagia station in Petaling Jaya as well as routes T201 LRT Gombak staion in KL. 


 WapCar Talks 

This is why the Mitsubishi Triton’s Super Select 4WD is the best

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All pick-up trucks sold in Malaysia run on what’s called a part-time 4WD system, meaning that the driver needs to manually engage/disengage 4WD, depending on driving conditions, unless you are driving a Mitsubishi Triton.

All other pick-up trucks’ Part-Time 4WD transmission have just three modes – 2WD High (2H), 4WD High (4H), and 4WD Low (4L). When driving on normal tarred roads, only 2H should be used, even if it’s raining. Why? Continue reading the Mitsubishi Triton’s Super Select 4WD.


 International News 

The main highlights of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show

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Toyota GR Supra finally gets a sweet manual transmission

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When Toyota launched the GR Supra, it kept the enthusiast scene buzzing – partially because Toyota worked with BMW to develop the Supra, but also because the GR Supra lacks a manual transmission.

Tetsuya Tada, the chief engineer of the GR Supra threw a curveball, asking if Toyota should prioritize a manual version of the Supra, or should they develop a more powerful version.


Leaked images of the all-new Honda Jazz have surfaced online

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We’ve seen the sneak peek and spyshot of the fourth generation Honda Jazz (also known as Fit in some markets like Japan) and now leaked images have found its way on the web.

Nevertheless there will be 4 variants available in Japan - Basic, Ness, Luxe and Crosstar. Basic seems to be the “kosong” spec without alloys wheels, Ness appears to be more funky with its bright accent colours, Luxe is the more upmarket and luxurious spec and Crosstar gets the trendy crossover treatment.


Mazda teases first ever electric car ahead of Tokyo Motor Show 

Hold on to your rotaries as Mazda has released an official teaser of their first ever electric car. From what little we can see of the video, it looks like the electrified Mazda will have a slope roof and four doors.


All-new BMW M3 caught undisguised

Here’s the upcoming BMW M3 codenamed G80. Don’t call it the G20 because BMW has stopped giving their M models the same codenames as their regular counterpart since the previous F generation (F80 vs F30).

From the sneaky shot, we can see the flared wheel fenders as per BMW’s tradition for M models. There’s also a carbon fiber-esque spoiler, body-coloured rear diffuser and the signature quad exhaust tips.

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