WapCar Morning Insiders (Oct. 9, 2019)

Tasia · Oct 9, 2019 06:30 AM

Today is Wednesday, October. 9

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 local News 

Proton and Bank Rakyat are offering special financial packages

Fresh graduates and government employees can get special financial packages on specific Proton cars. This special package will be available until 31 December 2019.

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The packages consist of two special financing rates:

  • the An-Naqlu 1: 90% financing starting at an attractive rate of 2.88% per annum
  • An-Naqlu 2: 100% financing starting at 3.30% per annum.

New graduates aged between 20-30 and government employees aged between 18-60 can enjoy the special offer for the purchase of the Proton Persona, Iriz, Exora and Saga.


Sarawak plans to get Petronas to pay 5% sales tax

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Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said that he intends to impose 5% sales tax on the export of petroleum and its products from the operation in Sarawak.

“When Petronas is operating in Canada, they follow the law of that country and when they operate in Sarawak, they must also comply with our law,” he stressed.


Malaysia’s E-hailing Regulations effective 12 Oct 2019

Starts From Oct 12, vehicles used for e-hailing services also require public service vehicle (PSV) licence, passenger insurance, e-hailing sticker and e-hailing vehicle permit (EVP) from APAD.

  1. PSV licence OR proof of passing the exam
  2. Puspakom disc for vehicle that is more than 3 years old since its production
  3. E-hailing sticker displayed on the front and rear windscreen
  4. Valid e-hailing insurance

Grab then introduced a Pakej Pikul Bersama to reimburse certain costs required to comply with the regulations.


Volkswagen Passat 1.8 TSI sold out, only 2.0 TSI left

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) no longer sells any Volkswagen Passat 1.8 TSI. All remaining units have been snapped up and the dealers now only carry the more powerful 2.0 TSI variant.

This is most likely due to the fact that Volkswagen Malaysia is gearing up for the introduction of the updated Passat, which made it global debut earlier this year.


NZ Wheels adds an outlet in Setapak

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NZ Wheels Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Naza Group and an authorised dealer for Mercedes-Benz in Malaysia, expands their coverage in Klang Valley after acquiring the Setapak dealership. The service centre is capable of handling up to 250 vehicles a month for both general and specialized repair. 

NZ Wheels Setapak is located at the address No. 14, Jalan Usahawan 5, 53300 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur and they can be reached at 03-4144 5500. Business hours are 8.30am - 5.30pm from Mondays to Fridays and 8.30am - 1.00pm on Saturdays.


 WapCar Talks 

200 PS for under RM 200k, possible but the results might surprise you

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It wasn’t very long ago when 200 horsepower was exclusive only to high performance cars. The race homologated E30 BMW M3 for example, had just 200 PS from a 2.3-litre S14 four-cylinder engine.

Today, we have seven-seater MPVs and pick-up trucks that produce 200 horsepower, never mind sports cars. Of course, cars have also gotten a lot more complicated and a lot heavier too, so not all of that power is translated into straight line speed.

So if you are interested in buying the most horsepower for the least amount of money, Read This List NOW!


 International News 

 Bangkok 2019  All-new Nissan Almera with 1.0L turbo engine?

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US market model shown

According to Thai auto site headlightmag, Nissan could be introducing the all-new Almera at the 2019 Thailand Motor Expo in November, before introducing to other nations within the region.

As such, the all-new Nissan Almera is said to receive a brand new 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder (HR10DET) petrol engine that does 100 PS at 5,000 rpm and 144 Nm from 2,000 rpm.


Volvo Cars and Geely to create standalone engine development company

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Volvo Cars and Geely announced that they have plans to create a standalone business focused on developing the next generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains.

The new arrangement is to allow Volvo Cars to focus on developing electric drivetrains. Volvo has high hopes that by 2025, 50% of the brand’s sales volume will be fully electric. 


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