Wapcar Morning Insiders (Sep. 19, 2019)

Tasia · Sep 19, 2019 06:00 AM

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 Local News 

New Isuzu D-Max 2019 launched in Malaysia

Isuzu Malaysia has just introduced the updated Isuzu D-Max 2019, now available with the new 1.9-litre Ddi BluePower turbodiesel engine.

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The new smaller capacity 1.9-litre engine replaces the older 2.5-litre engine. Although smaller, it makes 14 PS more power (150 PS) and 30 Nm more torque (350 Nm). The larger 3.0-litre engine remains available.

For buyers who place their bookings placed between 18 September to 31 October 2019, Isuzu Malaysia is offering a 5-year unlimited warranty and an 8-year free maintenance package (maximum mileage of up to 80,000 km, depending on variant). 


“National Car” to be defined in NAP 2019

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In view of the soon-to-be launched third national car, Chief Executive Officer of Automotive, Robotic and IoT Institute (MARii), Datuk Madani Sahari has said the criteria of “National Car” will be defined in the new National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2019.

“There is a need for the automobile industry to move away from petrol-based engines to hybrid and electric ones,” said Datuk Madani, as quoted by Bernama.


The Proton 1 Tank Adventure: Best fuel consumption results

The Proton 1 Tank Adventure kicked off with the opening preliminary round taking place over the Malaysia Day weekend. A total of 60 participants in 30 cars, comprising of the 2019 Proton Iriz, Persona and Saga set off on an epic adventure that covered a total driving distance of 650km that took them from Proton’s Centre Of Excellence (COE) to Johor Bahru and back again.

The best results achieved, verified by scrutineers from the Malaysia Speed Festival (MSF) are 4.98L/100km for the Proton Saga, 5.43L/100km for the Proton Persona and an event best 4.94L/100km for the Proton Iriz.


Malaysia-assembled Mazda CX-8 to be exported to the Philippines

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We can now confirm that the Kulim-assembled CX-8 is not only be sold domestically, but will also be exported to the Philippines, where Bermaz Auto’s subsidiary Bermaz Auto Philippines is also the authorized distributor.

Exports to other markets including Indonesia and Thailand is also possible but yet to be confirmed. To recap, Mazda Malaysia already exports the CX-5 to the Philippines and Thailand.


  Wapcar Talks  

Window tints: Darker shades for cooler cabins?

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The latest regulations permit the front windscreen to have 70% Visible Light Transmission level (VLT), front windows at 50% VLT while the rear windows and windscreen at any VLT. For the uninformed, the lower the VLT, the darker shade the tints are.

We agree that darker tints do mean outsiders will have more difficulty peeping into the car, giving a better peace of mind to your belongings and passengers. However, dark tints may...

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 International News 

BMW i3 to be discontinued and will not get a successor

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After it was officially confirmed that the production of BMW i8 will end after the final i8 Ultimate Sophisto edition, now BMW confirms rumors about no direct successor for the BMW i3.

Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Customer, Brands and Sales told the Financial Times that "there's no specific plan for an i3 successor,".

More on: Insideevs


Mitsubishi teases small electric SUV concept for Tokyo Motor Show

The new Vehicle will be a combination of SUV, PHEV and 4WD. The electric SUV is said to offer reassurance and safety in everyday driving about town, and confidently push further over the unmade or rough road surfaces when engaging in outdoor activities.

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The only teaser image suggests the crossover will have a rather quirky shape with what appear to be large round grilles of some sort at the back.

More on: Mitsubishi-motor press release


Trump to bar California from setting vehicle emission rules

According to Reuters, The Trump administration will announce as early as Wednesday it is revoking California’s authority to set its own greenhouse gas and vehicle fuel efficiency standards and barring all states from setting such rules, two auto industry officials said on Tuesday.

Government officials said the timing is still in flux and could be announced later in the week.


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