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Perodua Ativa (D55L) – Is it an A-segment or a B-segment car? Same as Proton X50?

Depending on who you ask, the soon-to-be-launched Perodua Ativa (D55L) is either an A-segment car or B-segment car. So which is the correct answer? More importantly, what is this A / B / C segment thing? The answer from us is simple, but others might / can disagree: The Perodua Ativa (D55L) is a (lower) B-segment SUV. And yes, you can loosely group the Ativa together with the (upper) B-segment Proton X50, keyword 'loosely.' Both the X50 and Ativa are not direct rivals but remember that the loose


Feb 26, 2021

2020 Honda City is now Thailand’s best-selling B-segment sedan

South-East Asia’s toughest car market is still the B-segment sedan, but yet, according to Headlightmag, the 2020 Honda City managed to reign supreme in the Thai B-segment sedan market between January to June 2020. Based on Headlightmag’s ranking charts, the top-selling B-segment sedans in the first half of 2020 are mostly made up of cars launched at the end of last year. The Honda City, in particular, was launched in November 2019 at the Bangkok Motor Expo. When the all-new fifth-generation City


Aug 3, 2020

Which B-segment sedan offers the best power-to-weight ratio?

The B-segment sedan market in Malaysia is perhaps one of the most competitive segments around, as various car manufacturers have their sights set on this segment. But not all sedans are created equally – some are more powerful, while others offer a more upmarket interior. Speaking of power, let’s take a closer look and see which B-segment sedan offers the best power-to-weight ratio. Honda City – The most popular, for a good reason Honda City gallery The Honda City is Malaysia’s most popular non-


May 14, 2020

Which B-segment hatchback has the best power-to-weight ratio?

Like the B-segment sedan market, the B-segment hatchback market is also a very competitive segment. Depending on which hatchback you pick, some are either very practical, or offer class-leading ride and handling prowess. But if power is what you’re chasing after, let’s take a closer look and see which B-segment hatchback offers the best power-to-weight ratio. Honda Jazz – Solid all-rounder, but starting to show its age Honda Jazz gallery Like its Honda City sibling, the Honda Jazz is a very popu


May 17, 2020

Toyota Yaris is Thailand’s best-selling B-segment hatchback for Oct 2020

Unlike the B-segment sedan, the B-segment hatchback isn’t as popular in Thailand. But it is definitely heating up. Topping the B-segment hatchback sales chart for the month of October is the Toyota Yaris which was given a facelift back in August. Toyota sold 2,538 units of the Yaris in the month of October. The Thai-spec Yaris facelift, just like the incoming Malaysian-spec, is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense ADAS suite including pre-collision system (AEB) and lane departure warning. However,

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Dec 5, 2020

2020 Proton X50 – how will it affect other B-segment SUVs?

The debut of Proton X70 in December 2018 took Malaysia by storm, so well that the C-segment SUV set a record for the most registration by an SUV during launch. Proton X70 This is reinforced even further when the X70 took home Midsize Crossover and SUVs 5-seater category, and the Overall Car of The Year 2019 at the 18th Malaysia Cars of the Year Awards (previously known as COTY). It catapulted Proton back to the top of the pyramid, once again becoming a major threat to other manufacturer in the l

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Mar 20, 2020

Honda City vs Nissan Almera vs Toyota Vios: Which B-segment in Malaysia offers the best fuel economy?

With claimed fuel consumption for all these newly-introduced B-segment sedans hovering below the 6-litre/100 km mark (2020 Toyota Vios: 5.8-litre/100 km, 2020 Honda City: 5.4-litre/100 km, 2020 Nissan Almera: 5.4-litre/100 km), which one of these non-national B-segment sedans will offer the best fuel consumption under real-world conditions? Fuel Economy (Claimed, L/100 km) Nissan Almera 5.4 Toyota Vios 5.8 Honda City 5.4 To find out, we pitted all three models through our WapCar instrumented tes


Dec 17, 2020

Proton Saga outsells Perodua Bezza and Proton Persona leads B-segment sedan market!

Proton has recorded 13,126 sales in July 2020, whi has been its highest number since June 2012. Thanks to the sales tax exemption and increase in consumer demand, Proton has benefited with an increase in sales. Overall sales of Proton cars in July 2020 grew by 37.3% over June 2020 and increased by 45.7% compared to the July 2019. The Proton Saga leads the A-segment sedan with 5,421 units sold in July 2020 alone. 1,100 units of the Saga Anniversary edition helped to boost Saga sales numbers in Ju


Aug 4, 2020

Honda City vs Toyota Vios vs Volkswagen Vento – which B-segment sedan is for you?

Honda City is Honda’s volume leader in the non-national B-segment market, having sold a total of 31,357 units last year. The popularity is attributed to a well-rounded package and specification that people have come to expect from the H brand. (2017 Honda City Gallery | Specifications | Full Review) Honda City Trailing behind with 23,986 units is the original B-segment favorite, the Toyota Vios. Having launched early last year, it is the best Vios on sale yet as it is well-equipped now. (2019 To

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Apr 7, 2020

Honda ZR-V, new B-segment SUV to rival Toyota Raize/Daihatsu Rocky?

Ever since Daihatsu unveiled the Rocky (and the Toyota Raize sibling) late last year, the model proved to be a success in Japan, outselling the Toyota Corolla and Nissan Note. It appears that Honda is also eyeing a slice of that segment, as reports from Japan indicate that Honda could be fitting the ZR-V nameplate to a new B-segment SUV. According to the Japanese report, the ZR-V is said to be based on the same platform as the fourth-generation Honda Jazz and seventh-generation Honda City. Furth


May 18, 2020

Testing: Honda Jazz 1.5L , a good B-segment car

The Honda Jazz 1.5L CVT is powered by the Earth Dreams Technology 4-cylinder engine.Its maximum output is 118 hp / 6600 rpm and the maximum torque is 155 Nm / 4600 rpm. Honda Jazz 0-100km/h Accelerated Test: 9.39s The Honda Jazz CVT transmission allows a maximum starting speed of 2000 rpm, but after several attempts, it was found that releasing the brakes at the moment of the full accelerator pedal is the fastest way to get started. The moment of starting is still quite aggressive, although the


Jul 29, 2019

Hyundai Accent surpasses City and Vios as Vietnam’s best-selling B-segment sedan in Jan 2021

While Malaysian buyers tend to prefer Japanese cars over Korean cars, in Vietnam, it seems that the opposite is the case. The Kia Seltos was the best-selling B-segment SUV there in January 2021 and the same goes for the Hyundai Accent in the B-segment sedan category. According to a sales report by Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA), 1,799 units of the Hyundai Accent were delivered in January 2021. This accounts for 29.5% market share, followed by the Honda City with 25.9% marke

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Feb 24, 2021

All-new 2020 Nissan Almera vs Honda City – Which B-segment sedan to get?

The previous-generation Nissan Almera definitely didn’t win in the looks or performance department but it was one of the cheapest non-national B-segment sedans in the market. With the all-new 2020 Nissan Almera, it appears that it traded its looks for a more premium price. In fact, it’s more expensive than the all-new Honda City aside from the City RS which has yet to announce its price. Does this mean that the City is a better buy than the Almera? Well, let’s take a deep dive comparison between

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Nov 2, 2020

Honda Jazz vs Toyota Yaris vs Volkswagen Polo - which B-segment hatchback is for you?

Honda Jazz is one of the top favourites for those looking for a non-national hatchback. The design is chic, great reliability, coupled with fantastic interior space and a well-designed ergonomics, it’s not hard to see why critics and consumers alike rated the Jazz highly. (2018 Honda Jazz Gallery | Specifications | Full Review) Honda Jazz But as with any king on the throne, there is always a worthy challenger trying to grab the coveted spot. After missing a hatchback model in their line-up, Toyo

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Apr 12, 2020

1 in 3 B-segment sedan sold in Thailand is a Honda City

Ever since Honda introduced the all-new GN-series Honda City in Thailand back in November 2019, it has topped the sales charts ever since. Based on headlightmag’s sales data, the Honda City currently dominates the Thailand B-segment sedan market, with 3,200 units sold in November, marginally ahead of the Toyota Yaris Ativ (Vios to us, 2,349 units), Nissan Almera (2,089 units), Mazda 2 Sedan (1,698 units), and Toyota Vios (different from our Vios, 466 units). Even the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic ha


Jan 4, 2021

Proton sold 11,411 cars in November 2020 - X50 is the best-selling B-segment SUV!

Proton has sold 11,411 cars in November 2020, an 18% improvement from November 2019. In total, Proton has sold 96,410 cars in 2020 - 7.5% better than last year. As expected, the 2020 Proton X50 was rather hotly received, being the best-selling B-segment SUV in Malaysia. Here's how Proton did last month: Proton November 2020 Sales Figures Model Units sold in Nov 2020 Proton Saga 4,279 Proton X70 2,157 Proton Persona 1,942 Proton X50 1,756 Proton Iriz 637 Proton Exora 629 Proton X50 waiting list Y


Dec 2, 2020

Pros and Cons: 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander is the value for money B-segment SUV you should get

After dominating the segment for years, the Honda BR-V now has a worthy contender in the form of the all-new 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander. The new 7-seater B-segment SUV arrives in Malaysia in its facelifted form with 1 variant to offer and is locally assembled (CKD) in Pekan. Before it arrived in Malaysia, the Xpander had been making waves across South East Asian countries like Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. So, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has high hopes that the Xpander will win over hearts


Nov 22, 2020

B-segment sedan resale values: City and Vios lead, but Almera is worse than Vento?

If there's any word that can cause car buyers to think triple before signing the dotted line, it's depreciation. Sorry to say but this is just as certain as the sky is blue - the value of the car you drive drops over time. Stalwarts of the B-segment sedan scene - the Toyota Vios, Honda City, and Nissan Almera - are often said to be 'safe' choices when it comes to resale value. But how far is that true? Let's compare them, and we'll throw in the Volkswagen Vento into the mix as well. Data Collect


Mar 31, 2021

Ratings: 2021 Toyota Vios 1.5L G - The best value for money B-segment sedan?

One of the top contenders in the B-segment sedan category is the 2021 Toyota Vios 1.5 G. The compact sedan by Toyota rivals the Honda City, Nissan Almera, and Proton Persona. The very recent facelift has updated the Vios with additional safety features, improved phone connectivity, and minor updates to the exterior design. With the Proton Persona, Honda City, and Nissan Almera all having gone through the WapCar Ratings, it is now time for the 2021 Toyota Vios 1.5L G. 2021 Toyota Vios 1.5L G: Dri


Feb 27, 2021

COTY 2020: Which is the best B-seg model? X50, Xpander, or City?

Remember how a few months back, we saw what felt like an endless barrage of new models and updates in the B-segment? Although most of the spotlight shone on the Proton X50, Mitsubishi Xpander, Nissan Almera, and Honda City, there were a few models that flew under the radar. The B-segment is quite a popular segment in Malaysia with lots of sizes and varieties. It appeals to many people too, from fresh grads to young families to those looking for a second car. In this article, we’ll take a look ba

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Dec 25, 2020

In Brief: New Honda Civic 2019, Best-Selling C-Segment Sedan In Malaysia

(New Honda Civic 2019 Model | Gallery) New Honda Civic 2019 iss Malaysia’s best-selling non-national C-Segment sedan. For young executives and families looking for a sporty, spacious and well-equipped sedan, the new Honda Civic 2019 is an attractive package. What is the price of New Honda Civic 2019? The New Honda Civic 2019 is a five-door C-segment sedan and Honda Malaysia offers three variants priced between RM 108,165 to RM 128,631. There are two petrol engines to choose from, a 1.8-litre nat

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Aug 30, 2019

Why Would Anyone Want To Buy A C-Segment Sedan Anymore?

Shrinking demand for sedans Hard time fending itself against SUVs and Crossovers Manufacturers shifting focus from sedan to SUVs When Honda Malaysia pulled the wraps off the 10th-generation Honda Civic (FC) in June 2016, it went on to chart unprecedented success in the shrinking C-segment sedan space. The Civic FC single-handedly revitalised the segment and at one point led the segment with more than 68% market share. The Civic remains the most popular model in the segment, having sold more than

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Aug 29, 2019

2020 Honda City turbo is the best-selling B-seg sedan in Thailand, Nissan Almera No.2

The all-new 2020 Honda City and 2020 Nissan Almera were unveiled at the 2019 Thailand International Motor Expo while customer deliveries started in January 2020. Thai automotive portal, Headlight Magazine has published the sales number for B-segment sedans, and it seems that buyers in Thailand have a strong preference for the new-generation Honda City. Model Jan 2020 Feb 2020 Honda City 4,698 4,731 Nissan Almera 2,978 2,181 Mazda 2 Sedan 1,801 1,309 Toyota Yaris Ativ 1,531 1,491 Mitsubishi Attra

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Apr 2, 2020

Video: All-new 2020 Nissan Almera 1.0L turbo first look, B-seg winner?

The new Nissan Almera 2020 garnered lots of interest when it was first shown to the world in the United States (known as the Nissan Versa). Thailand was the first market in ASEAN to launch this all-new Almera 2020 and the car presented itself at the 36th Thailand International Motor Expo. If you think the new Nissan Almera 2020 looks great in person, believe me when I say it looks even better in the metal. The proportions and styling come into full effect when you’re looking at it in person. Nis

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Nov 29, 2019

What is a B- or C-segment car, and do you really need a bigger car?

The car segment classification is rather loosely defined. What is a B-segment or a C-segment car? In this case, B-segment is described as the second smallest cars while C-segment are considered medium sized cars. Examples of B-segment cars are the Proton Persona, Honda City, Toyota Vios, etc. They are the second smallest in the sense that there are still cars such as the Perodua Axia and Proton Saga in the A-segment. On the other hand, C-segment includes the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla


Oct 17, 2019

Shopping for a B sedan? Here's our top 3 choices for under RM 100k

In Malaysia, B-segment sedans remain a staple for parents wanting to buy their kids a first car, or just someone seeking a reliable, headache-free daily companion. When this segment came about, its occupants were just simple machines with no fancy gadgetry or technolgy. How times have changed. Now, B-sedans come chock-full with ADAS, plush interiors, and even new forms of propulsion. B-segment sedans are now genuinely good cars, instead of something purchased out of utility. But below RM 100,000


Apr 17, 2021

2020 Mitsubishi Xpander vs Aruz and BR-V – Will it conquer the segment?

Malaysia welcomes the newest addition to the 7-seater B-segment SUV market, the Mitsubishi Xpander. The Xpander has been sold in the ASEAN region since 2017. The newest iteration of the Xpander has been introduced in Indonesia in February and Thailand in October. The Xpander challenges current compact 7-seaters like the Perodua Aruz and Honda BR-V. The price of the Mitsubishi Xpander is yet to be announced, but we expect it to closely rival the Honda BR-V. All three B-segment SUVs are locally as


Oct 22, 2020

Owner Review: C-segment For Under RM100K - My Proton X70

** This article is the personal experience of a 2020 Proton X70 Executive owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Norazam Manan Proton X70, C-segment For Under RM100K I had been waiting for the launching of the Proton X70 CKD for the longest time, when it finally came on 12th February, and booking for the Standard model was made the very next day after a test drive. I had also tested Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Nissan X-Trail and not forgetting the CBU model. The shortl

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Aug 5, 2020

Spyshot: All-new Mercedes-Benz B-Class caught in Malaysia, launch soon?

The all-new third-generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class is expected to be launched in Malaysia soon, as we have just received spyshots of the new model. We understand that Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is set to introduce the all-new Mercedes-Benz B-Class in the B200 trim, which is likely be priced from RM 239,888. The new model occupies a market segment that was once shared with the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, but BMW Malaysia has since discontinued this model, leaving the B-Class as the sole option. The a


Oct 4, 2019

New 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross unveiled - TNGA-B, 1.5L NA & Hybrid

Toyota has just taken the covers off the new Yaris Cross, its latest B-segment SUV. The new Yaris Cross is built on the same TNGA-B platform as the Yaris hatchback, sharing the same powertrains too. Speaking of powertrains, the Yaris Cross will be offered with a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol-electric hybrid powertrain or a regular 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, mated to Toyota's Direct Shift CVT. Power is delivered to either the front wheels or all four wheels. Apart from its hybrid


Apr 23, 2020