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Own a recon Audi? Here’s how you can get a warranty from Audi Malaysia

Parallel imported or recon (reconditioned) cars have been a part of (read: plagued) the Malaysian automotive industry for as long as the industry existed. Many have turned to these unauthorised and unofficial distributors for their significantly lower car prices – it’s not unusual to see grey import cars being 30 to 40% cheaper than officially imported cars. A small number of consumers turn to the grey market to secure a particular model variant, for example, an Audi RS6 Avant that’s not sold by

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Nov 19, 2019

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Aug. 30, 2019)

Today is Friday, Aug. 30 (Tomorrow is THE Independence Day!) Local News Mitsubishi Motors Opens New Showroom in Sitiawan, Perak Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, together with authorized dealer Lofty Ambition Sdn Bhd celebrated the opening of a new Mitsubishi Motors 3S Centre (Sales, Service & Spare parts) in Sitiawan, Perak recently. More on: Mitsubishi Motors Opens New Showroom in Sitiawan, Perak Honda Malaysia Introduces City


Aug 30, 2019

2019 Audi Q3 enters Malaysia in Q4 2019

After launching four Q models earlier this year, Audi is introducing the all-new Audi Q3 to complete the SUV lineup. It is fully imported like all Audi models sold in Malaysia, and is priced at RM 269,900. The Q3, now in its second generation, has a more angular exterior design with its octagon shaped grille and creases along the body. Dimensions have changed compared to its predecessor, at 4,484 mm long (99 mm longer), 1,849 mm wide (18 mm wider), 1,585 mm high (23 mm lower) and the wheelbase s


Oct 25, 2019

Audi RS6 Avant & RS7 Sportback launched in Malaysia, 600PS & 800Nm family cars

Quattro enthusiasts are in for a treat with the launch of the Audi RS6 Avant and Audi RS7 Sportback in Malaysia. The two cars from Audi utilise the same 4.0 litre TFSI V8 engine. Maximum power output is rated at 600 PS while maximum torque is rated at a massive 800 Nm. All 600 PS is transferred through an 8-speed tiptronic automatic transmission. If it is of any concern, the RS6 is Avant is 10 kg heavier than the RS7 Sportback. Prices of both cars are near the RM 1 million mark. The Audi RS6 is


Aug 17, 2020

Tesla now outsells Audi in USA, what happened to Audi?

US electric car company, Tesla, has surpassed Audi in terms of sales in 2020. InsideEVs reports that as of 2020, Tesla registered 200,561 vehicles, surpassing Audi (183,594 units) by nearly 50,000 units. Solely producing EVS, the high number of Tesla car registrations shows high level of adoption of electric cars in the US. At the top of the list in 2020 in USA is BMW with 287,259 cars registered, followed by Lexus with 271,384 units and Mercedes-Benz with 265,600 units. The vehicle registration


Feb 23, 2021

Audi Q4 e-tron debuts: Cheapest Audi EV from RM 207k

Audi has unveiled two new EVs to the world, the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback. The Q4 e-tron is Audi’s cheapest EV starting at a price of EUR 41,900 (RM 207k) in Germany. Audi says the Audi Q4 e-tron is about the same size as the Audi Q5 SUV. The Q4 range comprises three drive versions, the Q4 35, Q4 40, and Q4 50 Quattro. Audi Q4 35 e-tron – single motor RWD 169 PS/309 Nm Audi Q4 40 e-tron – single motor RWD 203 PS/309 Nm Audi Q4 50 Quattro – two-motor AWD 299 PS/459 Nm The Q4


Apr 15, 2021

Audi Centre Setia Alam officially opens

Audi Centre Setia Alam is officially open. Located in the central region, the Centre is designed as a “4S” facility to house multiple functions under one roof – Sales, Service, Spare Parts, Body and Paint shop. With nearly 60,000 sq ft of space, Audi Centre Setia Alam features the Audi Terminal architecture concept. Inside, the four-storey building carries the current corporate identity, furnishing and equipment that comply with the standards set by Audi AG. The investment follows the appointmen


Oct 3, 2019

Future Bentley-inspired Proton designs? Stefan Sielaff leaves Bentley for Geely

Stefan Sielaff, the designer of the Bentley Bentayga, Audi A7, and Audi A1, has left Bentley as its design chief. According to Automotive News, the designer may be joining Geely. German press reports have said that Sielaff will take over Peter Horbury’s role as head of Geely design. However, the Chinese carmaker did not confirm the appointment, stating that Horbury remains senior vice president of design for Geely. Sielaff has spent most of his career at the Volkswagen Group. He joined as an int

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Jan 13, 2021

2020 Audi Q3 Sportback launched in Malaysia - 180 PS, 320 Nm, RM 300k

As they say, raking rooflines are like London buses - you wait ages for one then suddenly two show up. Following the VW Arteon’s unveiling yesterday, we also came across the rather quiet launch of the swoopy 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback on Audi Malaysia's website. Essentially, the Sportback is the stylish brother of the current Q3. It gets a snazzy new visual package all-around and of course, had its roof lopped off for that coupe look. That said, it still hasn't lost its practical edge. Dimensions Fo


Aug 13, 2020

Show off your Audi on Zoom meetings with these Audi virtual backgrounds

Video conferencing app, Zoom has become one of the most important communication tools overnight when millions worldwide were made to stay at home amid the Covid-19 pandemic. If you’re unfamiliar with Zoom, it allows up to 100 users to engage in video/voice conferencing simultaneously. This ease of access and simple user interface made it popular among businesses and learning institutions. Even the UK cabinet uses Zoom to conduct its cabinet meetings. One feature on Zoom is that it allows you to

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Apr 6, 2020

Audi Q3 Sportback 2020 dilancarkan di Malaysia - 180 PS, 320 Nm, RM 300k

Berikutan pelancaran VW Arteon minggu lepas, Audi Malaysia telah melancarkan Audi Q3 Sportsback 2020 di laman web rasmi mereka secara senyap. Pada dasarnya, model Sportback adalah saudara Q3 biasa yang lebih macho. Ia mendapat pakej visual baru yang menarik dimana bumbungnya ditarik sehingga ke belakang untuk kelihatan seperti coupe. Namun begitu, ia masih mengekalkan ciri praktikalnya. Dimensi Pertama, ia masih mempunyai ruang but yang luas dimana besarnya 530 liter. Sekiranya tempat duduk bari


Aug 17, 2020

Lampu belakang OLED digital Audi pada 2020 Audi Q5 sebenarnya ialah skrin TV

Sistem pencahayaan sentiasa menjadi bidang kepakaran Audi. Siapa yang boleh lupa akan penampilan pertama DRL LED pada "Starkmobile" Audi R8 pada tahun 2007. Maju ke hadapan, Audi Q5 2020 merupakan model Audi pertama yang menampilkan lampu belakang OLED digital. Mengapa OLED? Ia boleh mencapai tahap kecerahan yang pelbagai. Ia boleh dibahagi kepada beberapa segmen. Ia tidak memerlukan pemantul, gentian optik atau optik yang sama. Ini membuatkan unit OLED sangat efisien, ringan dan rata - memudahk


Aug 5, 2020

Bekas Ketua Reka Bentuk Bentley dikhabarkan akan menyertai Geely?

Jenama mewah Bentley telah mengesahkan bahawa Ketua Reka Bentuk syarikat, Stefan Sielaff akan meninggalkan jenama ultra mewah Volkswagen Group tersebut. Sielaf yang bertanggungjawab mereka Bentley Bentayga, Audi A7 dan Audi A1 telah menjadi Ketua Reka Bentuk Bentley sejak tahun 2015, menggantikan Luc Donckerwolke yang kini merupakan Ketua Pegawai Kreatif (Chief Creative Officer) di Hyundai Motor Group. Khabar angin mengatakan bahawa Stefan Sielaff akan menyertai Geely Group, syarikat automotif g


Jan 13, 2021

The VW Polo started life as an Audi? Say what?

Audi did not start off as the luxury car brand that we know of today. Back in the 60s, before the Audi started competing with luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz and BMW, Audi was rolling out affordable cars like the small hatchback Audi 50. Which… Volkswagen later took and rebadged into the Volkswagen Polo. Say what? But it’s true! The first Volkswagen Polo introduced to the world back in 1975 was actually a rebadged Audi 50. This is because when Volkswagen decided that it was time to start adding


Dec 24, 2019

MG: Thailand sebagai hub ASEAN, pelancaran di Malaysia pada tahun 2021?

MG HS PHEV baru sahaja dilancarkan di Thailand semalam. Untuk pengetahuan anda, SUV hibrid plug-in ini bersaing dengan Proton X70. Sewaktu pelancaran, syarikat gabungan British dan China ini telah memutuskan untuk menjadikan negara Thailand sebagai hub untuk pasaran ASEAN. Pada masa yang sama, pengarah urusan MG yakin bahawa Thailand adalah pasaran yang terkuat walaupun terdapat isu pandemik dan politik yang berlaku di sana. Malah, prestasi jualan MG di negara Thailand telah meningkat sejak 9 bu


Oct 28, 2020

Audi A6 falls behind Lexus ES in global sales rankings

Despite being an all-new model, the latest C8 generation Audi A6 hasn’t been as well received by customers as Audi had hoped. The all-new Audi A6 made its global debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. In that same year, the Lexus ES, also a new generation model and now riding on Toyota’s TNGA-K platform, also made its debut at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. 2019 was the first full-year sales for both models. According to the latest data compiled by Felipe Munoz (Twitter handle @lovecarindustry) of Ja


May 27, 2020

MG to launch in Malaysia in 2021, chooses Thailand as ASEAN hub

MG has just launched the plug-in hybrid version of its Proton X70 rival, the MG HS PHEV in Thailand yesterday. During a press conference at the launch, it looks like the British-Chinese carmaker has selected our northern neighbour as its hub for the ASEAN market. According to our friends at Autofun Thailand, MG will be expanding into Malaysia in 2021 following its introduction in Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Production will begin on the left-hand drive units of the MG ZS which is expected t

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Oct 28, 2020

Video: Audi TTS 2.0 Quattro Review in Malaysia, is it better than the VW Golf R?

So you already have an SUV to perform the family duties, and you're on the lookout for a weekend toy. Something that's sporty to drive yet turns heads. Something that will look right at home at a golf club, but equally happy to pound the twisties on the weekend. Enter the Audi TTS, the 'S' being the acronynm that makes this car a bit more special. More than just a pretty face, the TTS packs 290 PS and 380 Nm from its 2.0-litre TFSI engine, paired with a twin clutch transmission and Quattro all-w


Jan 28, 2021

2020 Audi Q7 launched in Thailand – no Virtual Cockpit but adds 2 new touchscreens

Audi’s most popular SUV in Thailand, the Audi Q7, gets a mid-life update featuring new looks and new infotainment features but the new SUV does not get Audi’s Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster. Changes are mostly cosmetic on the Audi Q7, as the SUV sports a new grille with vertical slats. Audi designers have completely restyled the rear by playing up the appearance with a striking chrome strip and flat taut lines. As Audi’s Thailand importer is also offering the Q7 with S-Line trim, Thai buyers


Mar 23, 2020

Comparison: BMW X1 sDrive18i vs Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI

With the recent introduction of the CKD 2020 F48 BMW X1 sDrive18i on our shores, we set out to pit it against another small premium SUV, which is CBU from Germany, the Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI. Both cars are priced quite close to each other, with the X1 coming in at RM 208,368, while the Q2 retails for RM 212,041. Which one should you dole out your precious money for? Powertrain Both cars come with turbocharged powerplants strapped to 7-speed DCT transmissions, but the biggest difference is that the BMW


Aug 2, 2020

Audi pulls out of DTM racing series, upsets BMW

The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) is a premier GT racing series based in Germany, racing a silhouette race car that's based on a mass-produced road car since the year 2000. The series used to consists mainly of the big-3 premium German manufacturers, namely Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. However, the DTM series has seen a steady decline, evident by a shock withdrawal from Mercedes-Benz in 2017, leaving only BMW and Audi to carry the torch forward. Few other manufacturers such as Nissan, Opel,

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May 6, 2020

Frankfurt 2019: Audi to debut all-new RS7 Sportback

4.0-litre twin turbo, 600 PS, 800 Nm 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 305 km/h top speed Audi is set to premiere its second-generation all-new RS7 Sportback at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show later this week. The all-new RS7 Sportback features a twin turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 that pumps out 600 PS and a whopping 800 Nm of torque, allowing for the century sprint to be completed in just 3.6 seconds. The sole transmission offered is an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic mated to Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive sys


Sep 10, 2019

Audi to star in animated film Spies in Disguise? Here’s how

We’ve seen Audis in plenty of movies, the most notable being Marvel’s Iron Man. But Audi has taken starring in movies to the next level by creating a concept car especially for a movie! Audi and Twentieth Century Fox teamed up for the upcoming Spies in Disguise animated film to create the Audi RSQ e-tron concept car. The concept car was designed in close cooperation with the movie’s animators, Blue Sky Studios. It took designers and animators just 3 drafts and 6 months to create the RSQ e-tron.


Dec 16, 2019

Summer Regret: Audi A3 Cabriolet Will Roll Off Production Line

With the gradual growth of the post 90s and post 00s into the main force of car purchasing, the labels of youth, sports, personality and so on seem to have injected the slightly "aging" automobile market. Among the many eye-catching elements, the convertible is still biased towards the niche position, which is rarely seen on the road. Recently, Audi A3 Cabriolet has decided to officially shut down production after the 2019 model year, according to the Car and Driver, after speaking with an unnam


Aug 9, 2019

All-new 2020 Audi Q5 facelift - Looking sharper than ever

Audi has just launched an all-new facelift for the 2020 Audi Q5. The second generation of Audi’s best-selling Q5 crossover had been on sale since 2016 so it's fitting for a fresh new look. The 2020 Q5 looks very sharp with a more distinct Q design language and adds two new colours to its existing 12 – distinct green and ultra blue. For the first time ever, the redesigned Audi Q5 will feature OLED technology in the rear lights. This optional feature is split into three tiles of six segments which

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Jun 30, 2020

Audi Singapore shows EV charging solution for condominiums, 18-month free charging

Following Tesla's hint on its supercharger location in Singapore and Hyundai's plans for a manufacturing plant for electric cars, Singapore is gearing up for further electrification. One of the biggest challenges for electric cars in Singapore is the dominance of high-rise residence that makes charging at home difficult. However, Audi Singapore has a solution for that. A partnership with SP Group provides Audi e-tron owners with a seamless charging experience. SP Group is a government-owned elec


Jan 14, 2021

Audi A4 Schedule To Be Renovated In 2020

Audi has announced a substantial renovation of its entire A4 Range by 2020. A new style of A4 will be introduced in 2020, along with that also updated interiors and new information entertainment systems. The overall appearance has been greatly refreshed. The headlights and Taillights have been redesigned. With the erratic lower notch removed, the recast single-frame grille setting has a longer shape forming a fluent contour. Lower fascia’s corner vents get vertically-themed orientation. Signific


Jul 22, 2019

How Honda Sensing Elite achieved what Audi failed in L3 driverless car race

While Malaysia was caught up in the hype of the Perodua Ativa’s launch last week, the international press was focused on the launch of the new Honda Legend hybrid, now with Honda Sensing Elite technology - the world’s first road legal Level 3 (L3) autonomous driving car. Honda Sensing Elite is a step up from the current Honda Sensing, which in Malaysia, is fitted to the Honda Civic, CR-V, Accord, Odyssey, and later this month, the City RS (minus Low Speed Follow). While Honda Sensing is merely a


Mar 8, 2021

All-new 2020 Audi A3 Sedan revealed, 150 PS, 7-speed DCT, 48V mild hybrid

The second generation of the Audi A3 Sedan has been unveiled with a much sharper look and new tech. Not to add confusion, but the first-gen A3 Sedan was based on the third-gen A3 hatchback. The new A3 Sedan has grown in size, with dimensions measuring at 4,500 mm long (+40 mm), 1,820 mm wide (+20 mm), and 1,430 mm tall (+10 mm). There are creases everywhere on the exterior to accentuate the body lines. Range topping variant gets the Matrix LED headlights, which not only look the part, it is able


Apr 21, 2020

All-new 2020 Audi A3 Sportback – 150 PS, 250 Nm, 48V mild-hybrid

The 2020 Audi A3 Sportback is launched in Europe following the second generation A3 Sedan. This is the fourth iteration of the A3 hatchback following its introduction back in 1996. Compared to the last generation, the A3 Sportback has grown 30 mm in length to 4340 mm while the height and wheelbase remain unchanged at 1430 mm and 2640 mm respectively. The creases seen on the A3 Sedan are also shared with the Sportback with the lines accentuating a sportier style than the sedan. The Matrix LED day

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Jul 23, 2020