Wapcar Morning Insiders (Sep. 5, 2019)

Tasia · Sep 5, 2019 07:50 AM

Today is Thursday, Sep. 5

 Local News 

New Proton Saga: 10,000 bookings in the first month of sales

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Bookings for the new Proton Saga, which was launched on 6-August, has surpassed the 10,000 bookings milestone.

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Of these, over 1,000 bookings came from Protons online booking platform, which allowed customers to book a unit for just RM 9.99. Proton further added that it is extending the closing date for online bookings to 17 September, on the back of strong demand.

More on: 10,000 bookings in first month of sales


2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5L turbo AWD launching in Malaysia soon, CKD est. RM 180k

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Bermaz Motor has just previewed the Mazda CX-5 2.5L Turbo AWD at their roadshow in Sunway Pyramid. The new CX-5 variant will be officially available at showrooms in the coming weeks and interested parties can catch the car in the metal at the Concourse of Sunway Pyramid this weekend.

More on: 2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5L turbo AWD launching in Malaysia soon


Owners of BMW M Performance vehicle now can have the BMW Elite M Card

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The privilege programme provides an exclusive array of M-specific benefits to complement the existing BMW Privileges Elite Card enjoyed by BMW owners.

  • BMW M owners will still have complete access to all the features previously enjoyed with their BMW Privileges Card that includes:
  • BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Program
  • BMW 2-Year / 24-Month Tyre Warranty Program for its Run Flat Tyre offering and
  • services
  • BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
  • The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW White Card and BMW Excellence Club
  • membership program
  • BMW Service Online

More on: Businesstoday


Perodua’s upcoming Axia-based crossover speculations

Later this month, Perodua is expected to introduce a new Axia. The refreshed Axia line-up will also introduce a new Axia variant called Axia Style (to be priced at RM 38,890).

the Axia Style will retain the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine as a standard Axia, paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels (no all-wheel drive option).

More on: Perodua’s upcoming Axia-based crossover will probably look like this


 International News 

 World premiere of the Porsche Taycan: Sports car, sustainably redesigned 

Porsche presented its first fully-electric sports car to the public today with a spectacular world premiere held simultaneously on three continents.

The four-door sports saloon is a unique package, offering typical Porsche performance and connectivity with everyday usability.

More on: Porsche Newsroom


Honda E final range and power figures revealed ahead of Frankfurt show

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There will be two power outputs available. The base electric motor produces 134 horsepower, while the upgraded E will make 152 horsepower. Both versions put out 232 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration to 62 mph will take approximately 8 seconds, according to Honda.

More on: Autoblog

All-new Toyota Corolla Altis launched in Thailand

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For the first-time ever, Toyota is offering a hybrid variant of the all-new Corolla Altis, powered by the same 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain as the C-HR Hybrid. The hybrid powertrain in the Corolla Altis is good for a combined system output of 122 PS.

New features include:

  • Hybrid available for the first-timeever
  • Available with Apple CarPlay on selected variants
  • 7 airbags for all variants

Ford files patent for tailgate-mounted video projector

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The patent, filed by Ford Global Technologies, describes a video projector mounted on a car’s tailgate. When the boot is open, films or television programmes can be projected from the rear of the car. The wording of the patent suggests the video would be stored on the user’s smartphone, to which the car would be connected.

More on: Autoexpress

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