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Back to the Future's DeLorean is now a Transformer!

One of the most iconic cars in Hollywood history is now a Transformer action figure! Introducing Gigawatt, yes appropriately named, a new Autobot that transforms into the Back to the Future flying DeLorean time machine.Gigawatt is a collaboration between Transformer and Back to the Future to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Back to the Future movie. The bad news is the action figure is limited to only 1,985 boxes and sold only in the USA, sorry rest of the world. When in its DeLorean f

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 3, 2020

Remember the Subaru Viziv Adrenaline concept car? It might come to life

The Subaru Viziv Adrenaline was first previewed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, showing off a new design concept of future Subaru models. Japan's Best Car Web has a new theory about the car with a prediction that the concept crossover might come to life in December 2021.Back then not much was revealed about the concept car, prompting many to speculate the concept’s design is a preview of the brand’s Dynamic x Solid design language next evolution.The Dynamic x Solid design was firs

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 9, 2020

This Korean professor created a self-driving car way back in the '90s! Tesla who?

Autonomous driving, or aka self-driving cars and driverless cars, is now all the range. Everybody from Tesla and Google to Mercedes-Benz and more are looking into developing autonomous cars! But before driverless cars became an ‘it’ thing, here is an autonomous car that was created back in the 1990s by a South Korean professor and his students.Also read: Watch this self-driving Perodua Axia handle the busy roads of KL!Han Min Hong, now 79, led the team that created South Korea’

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 8, 2021

Volvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030, says no future for petrol engine cars

Volvo Cars has announced its plans to go fully electric by the year 2030. The plan will phase out both internal combustion engine (ICE) cars and hybrid cars.Announced together with the 2030 ambition is the fact that all pure electric Volvo cars will also be available online only.Volvo Chief Technology Officer, Henrik Green said “There is no long-term future for cars with an internal combustion engine,” and “We are firmly committed to becoming an electric-only car maker and the

Arif

Arif

Mar 2, 2021

LaneWatch is too expensive for Honda, to be removed in future models

Initially conceived as a better alternative to blind spot monitoring, Honda’s ingenious LaneWatch system could be discontinued in the near future.What is Honda LaneWatch?Honda LaneWatch, like the name suggests, utilizes a camera mounted on the passenger-side wing mirror that feeds a video stream to your car’s head unit.The aim is to allow drivers to see if there are motorcyclists or other drives in their blind spot, and it also works in poor weather conditions.If it’s so good,

Eric

Eric

Apr 10, 2020

Geely is developing next gen 3-cylinder engines, no reason to switch back to 4

The 3-cylinder engine is set to remain as the mainstay for Proton and Geely cars. In a recent video released by Geely Group, CEVT’s Director of Powertrain Strategy at CEVT Dr. Hakan Sandquist shared that the Geely Group will continue to improve the 1.5TD engine – the base engine used by the Proton X50 MPI and TGDI – to meet future exhaust emissions regulations.“We are working on the next generation 3-cylinder engines, so we will stick to this kind of concept,” said

Hans

Hans

Mar 23, 2021

The evolution of extreme Proton rally cars – Does rallying have a future in Malaysia?

Malaysia is home to the Sepang international Circuit, Pasir Gudang circuit, and Dato’ Sagor circuit. We even used to have a racing circuit in Batu Tiga that was once used to film the Jackie Chan film, “Thunderbolt”. We love motorsports and have gone to great lengths to make it more accessible.While track racing may be a little more popular, one motorsport that we absolutely love is rallying. We may not have winter stages and tall pine trees, but that hasn’t stopped us fro

Arif

Arif

Nov 2, 2020

Here is why Mazda’s rotary engines could become the engine of the future

The Wankel rotary engine remains as one of the most mysterious creations of the automotive industry. Not that we don’t know how it works, is just that enthusiasts just can’t stop talking about it.No, Mazda RX-7 owners, your engines burn more oil than a flaming oil rig and keeps needing a rebuild. Stop wishing it back! And no, you don’t need to tell me how a rotary works.Even so, the rumour mill of a new rotary renaissance has never stopped spinning since the demise of the RX-8.

Daniel

Daniel

Aug 29, 2020

Future Geely models to be closer to Volvo’s, but Proton might lose out – here’s why

Last week, Geely Auto, not to be confused with parent company Geely Holding which owns the Volvo Car Group, announced that it will no longer merge with Volvo Car. Instead, both Geely Auto and Volvo Car will remain separate (but still operating under the umbrella of Geely Holding), but will instead work together on specific electric vehicles- and driverless car-related projects.In layman’s terms, it means that the Swedes at Volvo Cars and Chinese at Geely Auto will continue to do their own

Hans

Hans

Mar 2, 2021

Carsome's new used-car buying process has a 5-day money-back guarantee

Carsome introduces a new process that will change the second-hand car buying procedure entirely. The new process will not only make second-hand car buying simpler but also offer car buyers a peace of mind.The process is known as the New Way of Buying Cars, it is a whole new digitalised process that offers a one-year warranty, a Carsome Certified car, and a five-day money back guarantee under the Carsome Promise package.It is specifically designed to give car-buyers a peace of mind as not only wi

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 25, 2020

WapCar Morning Insiders: Previewing future Nissan EVs

Today is Friday, October. 25 Local News The all-new Volvo S60 is finally launched in MalaysiaOnly one variant is available at launch - the T8 R-Design priced at RM 295,888 on-the-road without insurance. For those keen on buying one, better grab it quickly as this USA-made model (limited units) is already priced as a locally-assembled one, which is estimated to arrive in Q2 of 2020.Being a T8 model, it is all-wheel drive (AWD) with the electric motors powering the rear wheels while the

Tasia

Tasia

Oct 25, 2019

Watch: Styrofoam box skilfully bounces back into the truck bed

While parcels and boxes falling out of truck beds are rather common occurrences, a box falling out and then somehow managing to bounce back into the truck is a rare sight indeed.This road user encountered a very interesting scene when driving on a bridge. As you can see, a Styrofoam box fell out of the truck ahead and skilfully bounce its way back into the truck, not just once but multiple times!  (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElem

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 10, 2020

Enthusiasts are wrong, reviving the Mazda 3 MPS could cripple Mazda’s future

For months Mazda enthusiasts have been holding their breath in eager anticipation for the Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo. Mazda’s sexiest hatch with its biggest engine sounds enticing by itself. But enthusiasts were more hopeful that it would feature the Mazdaspeed or MPS designation.Alas, that wasnt to be when the 3 2.5 Turbo made its debut in North America.While the new variant followed the recipe of the last "MPS" model – big turbo engine, small hatch – it didn’t wear the

Daniel

Daniel

Nov 12, 2020

How to convert your Proton X70 back into a Geely!

By now, the Proton X70 probably needs no introduction –  it's based on China's Geely Boyue and apart from the grille and rear tailgate garnish, there's very little difference between original Chinese donor car and the local Proton-badged equivalaent.But, if you feel the need to differentiate your Proton X70 from the rest, we’ve got the perfect solution for you.We’ve gathered a list of parts that allow you to convert your Proton X70 back into the

Eric

Eric

Mar 5, 2020

Future VW products to follow Golf Mk8's cue for meter design

Volkswagen Golf GTIIt looks cool, doesn’t it? The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI sports a new Digital Cockpit display, with active info display and the ability to display multiple designs.Being digital, there is flexibility in design, and there's even the option of downloadable content of new meter design as a more personalized experience.The Digital Cockpit display will be a prominent feature in future Volkswagen products, and if the picture above is any indication of design yo

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 9, 2020

Leaked: The 2020 all-new BMW 4 Series before you're supposed to see it

The 2020 all-new BMW 4 Series that was leaked 2 days ago is revealed to the world with its first looks. The leaks actually date back months ago through spy photos of the 4 Series lapping the Nurburgring in camouflage. Currently the only photograph of the provided through the leaks is by the Instagram page, BMWorldM.The key features observed was its massive kidney-bean-like grille also seen on the M340i/M340d models. In addition to that, the pressence of air vents on the lower

Brian

Brian

Jun 1, 2020

Future owners of Perodua D55L, the Toyota Raize Modellista body kit is waiting for you

This Modellista body kit is designed specifically for the Toyota Raize - aka Daihatsu Rocky - in Japan, but does this mean it will fit on the upcoming Perodua D55L which is based on the Rocky? Wing Hin Motorsports Facebook page has hinted the availability of the styling package in Malaysia. In theory, the package should allow D55L owners a chance to upgrade the looks of their B-segment SUV. The Modellista Advance Blast Style is an official body kit offered by Toyota for the Raize. It features a

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 17, 2020

Could the Honda SUV e:concept be the electric successor to the original HR-V?

Honda has revealed its second all-electric model after the Honda e in the form of the Honda SUV e:concept at Auto China 2020 in Beijing.The SUV e:concept is expected to be Honda’s first EV model to be introduced in China in the future. It looks very sleek and sporty, which got us thinking whether this design will be as production-ready as the Honda e when it was first shown as a concept back at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.The SUV e:concept’s designs aren’t entirely extreme but t

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 28, 2020

Mazda rotary engine is back, but it won't be in a sports car...

Mazda’s rotary engine has been widely reported to be used as a range extender for electric vehicles. Now, Mazda announced that the Mazda MX-30 electric vehicle will be available with a rotary range extender.The MX-30 is a pure battery electric vehicle (BEV) that offers around 200 km of range using a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The reason for this small battery pack and limited driving range is to keep well-to-wheel CO2 emissions (CO2 produced from oil extraction to combustion a

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Apr 9, 2020

Mr Hypercar: The man who turned every car he touched into gold 

Working for Lamborghini, Pagani, Koenigsegg, KTM and Dallara since 1974, Loris Bicocchi has a bigger ambition to do his own car at the age of 61.And the man drives like this:Sometimes, it's better to wait While Football is the most popular sport in Italy, it's not the most popular for Bicocchi. “I was never interested in football, just cars,” he says.Bicocchi shared the hometown of Sant'Agata Bolognese with Lamborghini, in the north of Italy. He used to stand in

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 9, 2019

Toyota GR Yaris crowned 2021 UK Car of the Year

The Toyota GR Yaris is a hoot to drive. Well, that’s what we obtained from reviews especially in the UK where it won multiple awards just three weeks into its launch there.Also read: Toyota GR Yaris awarded Top Gear Magazine Hot Hatch of the Year and its coming to Malaysia!Now, Toyota has another trophy to add to its awards collection with the GR Yaris picking up two awards in the 2021 UK Car of the Year (UK-COTY). One was the Best Performance award and the other being the top prize itself

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 10, 2021

Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia hook up to build AI in-car infotainment

Mercedes-Benz has announced a special collaboration with Nvidia, the global leader in the tech world, to create a new generation of in-car computing system.The special collaboration will see the next-gen Mercedes-Benz vehicles come equipped with a full system software stack designed for automated driving AI applications.Nvidia will be building the architecture on the Nvidia Drive. The primary plan of this collaboration is to enable state-of-the-art automated driving functions along wit

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 26, 2020

Owner Review: Perfect daily car for the family - Our story with the Proton Persona

** This article is the personal experience of a 2009 Proton Persona 1.6 Highline owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Afiq BazliWhat is it?The Proton Persona is a compact sedan that was launch back in August of 2007. My car that you see here was bought in April of 2009. Originally the Proton Persona was powered by the carried-over 1.6L DOHC 16-valves CamPro petrol engine from the Proton Gen2 hatchback. Eventually, it was replaced by the newer 1.6 DOHC 16-valv

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 13, 2020

Perodua Nautica – Is the successor to the Kembara really a bad car?

It was one of the worst-selling Perodua models ever, but the Perodua Nautica wasn’t a problematic car. It was the successor to the popular Kembara and Perodua was riding on a wave of successful models then as the second “national” carmaker began to overtake Proton as the best-selling make in Malaysia.To call the Nautica the worst Perodua model because of its lacklustre sales is pretty unfair considering what actually went wrong. But before we dive right into what went wrong wit

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 9, 2020

Drive-in cinemas are back in trend in the UAE, GSC please do this for us in Malaysia

With the need for social distancing, Vox Cinemas came up with a safe way to enjoy the cinema experience by setting up a carpark at the Mall of Emirates as a special drive-in theatre. This means movie lovers wouldn’t miss out on the latest movie they want to watch.Drive-in cinemas used to be all the rage in the USA. They were the ultimate date night plan back in the 80s, as is seen in many movies from that era. Unfortunately, the trend was never popular in other countries. And it also quick

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 20, 2020

Perodua to use 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo in future models, as low as 5.3L/100 km!

Perodua will be introducing turbocharged engines to the Malaysian market in their future models, as highlighted by Perodua President & CEO, Dato' Zainal Abidin Ahmad at the company’s annual business review today.This decision is in line with global market trends of introducing small capacity engines with turbochargers that not only offers better fuel efficiency, lower emissions but also better engine performance compared to a naturally aspirated engine.Perodua referenced Audi (1.2

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 21, 2020

COTY 2020: Which car deserves to be WapCar's Car of the Year 2020?

Could it be the Xpander, X50, or Hilux Rogue?2020 has been a challenging year for many but it is coming to an end. Still, there have been some exciting cars launched in spite of these trying times.With that being said, bringing this year to a close is WapCar’s first-ever Car of the Year awards, and you can be a part of it!Fancy the new Almera?That’s right, you can help to choose the cars that deserve our coveted prize (which is probably an Oscar trophy with Adrian’s face)! Voti

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 16, 2020

This new key fob will come with all future Mercedes-Benz models

Alongside the introduction of the all-new W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Stuttgart-based also gave its flagship sedan a new key fob.Despite all the technology buzz surrounding the brand-new S-Class, one may find it weird that Mercedes-Benz chose to use a traditional-looking key, instead of a fancier display key found on the BMW 7 Series.The main reason why Mercedes-Benz chose to use such a key is because the company already offers the Mercedes Me Connect app – its all-in-one app that feat

Eric

Eric

Sep 3, 2020

The Nissan Z Proto is a better design of the Nissan Z concept car from 1999

The Nissan Z Proto is a perfect mixture of past Z cars (or as Chief Designer at Nissan, Alfonso Albaisa called it, memories) and the future of Nissan. Some people might say it is merely an evolution of the 370Z but clearly, there is more to that.In fact, it is probably a better reworking of what Nissan had done a little over 20 years ago with a Z concept also known as the 240Z Concept.Things weren’t doing so well financially for Nissan in the late nineties. Sure, the Skyline GT-R was about

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 20, 2020

3 – 9th October 2020 Fuel Price Update: back to square one

After 2 weeks of decreasing fuel price and 2 weeks of increase, you can say that we’re back to square one with the fuel price of 1 month ago. Yes, this week, crude oil prices are back up by at least 1 sen.Fuel prices for the following week will be as follows: RON 95 – RM 1.71 per litre (+RM 0.03) RON 97 – RM 2.01 per litre (+RM 0.03) Diesel Euro 2m – RM 1.70 per litre (+RM 0.01) Diesel Euro 5 – RM 1.80 per litre (+RM 0.01)

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 2, 2020