Wapcar Morning Insiders (Sep. 12, 2019)

Tasia · Sep 12, 2019 07:50 AM

Today is Thursday, Sep. 12

 

 Local news 

Toyota Malaysia teased the all-new 2019 Corolla

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"12 generations across more than 50 years. Get ready to meet the All-New Corolla."

More on: Toyota Malaysia Facebook

 

Honda Malaysia presents the Civic Type R to His Majesty The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong in celebration of his official birthday

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The Civic Type R was the model which claimed the title of ‘World’s Fastest Front-Wheel-Drive’ production car at Germany’s legendary Nurburgring race track when it was first introduced in 2017. 

Honda Malaysia (or the Company) presented the Civic Type R to His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda The Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah as a gift in celebration of His Majesty The Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s official birthday at a handover ceremony held at Istana Negara. 

More on: The Gift - Civic Type R

 

Cycle & Carriage takes pride in Daimler AG-certified Centres of Competence

Cycle & Carriage Bintang Berhad (Cycle & Carriage) has achieved a remarkable feat, scoring a perfect score of 100% for the second time, in Daimler AG’s stringent ‘Centre of Competence’ certification for its Batu Caves Body & Paint (B&P) Facility. Cycle & Carriage also achieved 98% and 96% for its Johor Bahru and Bukit Tengah facilities respectively.

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Commemorating its 120-year legacy in premium automotive excellence, Cycle & Carriage also launched a regional campaign to give away 120 exceptional journeys of specially curated trips to three enticing destinations: Mongolia, Nepal and Korea. The campaign embodies the brand’s commitment to deliver exceptional people-focused experiences.

More on: Daimler AG-certified Centres of Competence

 

 Wapcar Talk 

Mazda quietly released a new rotary engine when nobody was paying attention

Rotary engines have been synonymous with Mazda since the late ‘60s, when the first generation Cosmo was introduced.

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However tightening emissions regulations and the rotary engine’s inherent weakness in thermodynamic efficiency also means it is no longer possible to make a rotary engine-powered car today.

Now Mazda leaving some Easter eggs for sharp-eyed enthusiasts to spot. Unvealed the Easter eggs here!

 

 International News 

New Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid launched

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Volvo says the XC40 T5 has a 0–62mph time of 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 127mph. WLTP-rated economy stands at 141.1mpg, and Volvo claims the XC40 T5 will emit 38g/km of CO2. The T5’s battery pack offers an all-electric range of 28.6 miles.

All XC40 T5s come with a 4.5-metre three-pin domestic charging cable, which Volvo says will provide a full charge in between three and a half and six hours. The Swedish brand also offers a Type 2 fast-charging cable (for an extra £50), for use with commercial fast-charging stations, which will provide a full charge in around 2.5 hours.

More on: Best PHEVs on sale now

 Frankfurt 2019  Volkswagen unveils brand new logo 

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At the ongoing 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show, Volkswagen has unveiled its brand new logo, alongside the new ID.3.

Compared to the old logo, the new logo is more modern, clearer, and simpler, as it has been reduced to its essential elements and will be presented with a design that is flat and two-dimensional.      

More on: Volkswagen's brand new logo

 

 Frankfurt 2019  Lamborghini made a hybrid supercar and it still comes with a V12!

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It’s called the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 and the moniker honours Ferdinand Karl Piëch, born in 1937, who played a significant role in the acquisition of Automobili Lamborghini in 1998 by Audi AG.

The craftsmen at Sant’Agata is keeping the naturally aspirated V12 alive, at least for the Sián FKP 37, by strapping on a 48V electric motor to the gearbox. The 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 on its own makes 785 PS – the highest output ever from a Lamborghini V12 – while the e-motor gives an additional 34 PS.

More on: Lamborghini made a hybrid supercar

 

 Frankfurt 2019  The next-gen BMW 4 Series

Taking centre stage at BMW’s stand at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) is the BMW Concept 4. The new concept foreshadows the Bavarian’s forthcoming 4 Series coupe.

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Highlights for the next generation BMW 4 Series:

  • Vertical kidney grille will be face of the next-gen BMW 4 Series
  • Design and profile inspired from the sexy BMW 8 Series Coupe
  • Basically, it’s a baby 8 Series Coupe!

More on: Oh gosh, this will be the next-gen BMW 4 Series

 

 Frankfurt 2019  Land Rover debuts all-new Defender, long live the Defender

After what seems like an eternity later, Land Rover has officially taken the wraps off the all-new generation Defender at the ongoing 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show.

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Highlights for the all-new Land Rover Defender:

  • 3 engines at launch, up to 400 PS in power
  • All-new monocoque aluminium platform
  • 90 and 110 body design, just like the forefather

More on: Land Rover debuts all-new Defender

 

 Frankfurt 2019  Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS is an all-wheel drive BEV luxury sports sedan

The latest in Mercedes-Benz’s series of Vision concept cars, the EQS points towards the future of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship sedans. As with all Mercedes-Benz models with EQ designation, the EQS is a battery electric vehicle (BEV).

Despite the EQS name, the concept car may or may not preview the next S-Class. Remember that the EQC has no relation with the C-Class. Also, the design of the next generation S-Class would have been locked down at least several years ago as the current S-Class is already in the final legs of its model life.

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Highlights of the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS

  • Future of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship electric-powered sedan
  • Not necessarily the next generation S-Class
  • All-wheel drive, 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, 475 PS, 760 Nm

More on: Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS

 

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