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WapCar Weekly News Round-up

Tasia · Nov 3, 2019 06:50 PM

2 November - 8 November 2019 Fuel Price Update: RON 97 down 3 sen

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Perodua invested RM 7 million into centralising parts production of past models

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Perodua has recently invested a cool RM 7 million into centralising parts production of past models. The investment goes into a new 1,600 metric tonne press stamping machine placed in their supplier IQM Sdn Bhd’s facility.

The new hydraulic press will produce parts such as bonnets, side outer panels, rear outer panels, fenders, doors and roofs for past Perodua models like the first-generation Myvi, Viva, Kelisa and even the Kancil.


Mazda CX-30 is coming to Malaysia

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On display at the Mazda booth at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show (TMS) is the all-new Mazda CX-30, the brand’s new compact SUV that slots between the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5.

Malaysian consumers can expect the arrival of the Mazda CX-30 sometime next year (2020) with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder Skyactiv-G petrol engine.



Mini Malaysia is incentivising buyers with three benefits to own a Mini model

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  • Lower monthly installments starting from RM 2,388 with the Mini Balloon Financing, at a lowered interest rate starting from 0.77%
  • New owners will enjoy the insurance rebate of RM2,000 off Mini vehicles with the Mini Financing plan.
  • One lucky Mini buyer to win an all-expense-paid trip to Great Britain for two.

Might this be the Perodua Rocky?

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Now Instagram user mr.t.tani in Japan has reportedly spotted the same SUV on trailers out in the open along with the Rocky nameplate clearly visible.

Any guesses on what Perodua will name their (maybe) new compact SUV? Perodua Rocky seem to have a nice ring to it!



The facelifted Renault Koleos is now open for booking and subscription

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With the 4WD dropped, the lineup has been revised to two variants - Koleos and Koleos Signature priced at RM 179,888 and RM 189,888 respectively.

The new Koleos will be previewed at the Premium Auto Car Expo (PACE) this weekend (2 - 3 November 2019) at the Setia City Convention Centre.


This is why Mazda’s first BEV is called the Mazda MX-30 and not EX-30

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When Mazda pulled off the wraps of their new electric vehicle (EV) at the recently concluded 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the press was not intrigued at the fact that this is the Japanese carmaker’s first EV nor is it the suicide doors but the name Mazda MX-30.

So, why did Mazda deem an all-electric crossover worthy of the MX nameplate? That’s because ‘MX’ is an abbreviation for Mazda eXperiment.



Nissan X-Trail goes to X-tremes with accessories

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The Nissan X-Trail received a facelift earlier this year with four variants. Now you can have the X-Tremer or the Aero Edition accessories package for all variants.

The X-Tremer package comprises a two-tone paint job with many items blacked out including the roof, roof rails, grille, spoiler, side mirrors, Tomei front and rear bumper, and 17-inch wheels.


Sunway’s parking lot makes a great leap towards sustainability

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Sunway is further paving the path in innovative parking lots with the preview of their new Smart Parking system within Sunway City.

All you need to do is register your car plate through the Sunway Parking portal and attach your account to a participating e-wallet to make payment.


 In-depth Commentary From Wapcar Talks 

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Despite the name, E-CVTs are not CVTs at all. It doesn't even use any belts. Above is a Toyota Prius' E-CVT

The Honda Insight’s specifications sheet says it uses an E-CVT type automatic transmission, but that’s a misnomer, albeit an intentional one because it’s a lot easier to explain to customers that the car uses an electric-type CVT rather than saying that it has no transmission.

There is nothing unusual with this arrangement. All Toyota hybrids with transverse engines use E-CVT, which is not a CVT at all, but a planetary gear set that replicates a CVT’s infinite ratio function.

Wonder how the Honda i-MMD’s E-CVT is different from Toyota’s? And why are 2-motor hybrids better? Read this now: Honda Jazz hybrid doesn’t have a gearbox, no gearbox problems ever!

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