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Volkswagen Malaysia launches Beetle giveaway contest 

As part of the year-long celebration for the outgoing Volkswagen Beetle, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia launches the “Win the Icon” Instagram contest. The contest will run between 1st October 2019 to 30th November 2019 and will see VPCM giveaway a VW Beetle to the winner. The “Win the Icon” contest rides on the VW’s tagline “Better experienced than explained” which will focus on encouraging contestants to test drive the car. All interested

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 2, 2019

Frankfurt 2019: VW electrifies a classic Beetle, plans to offer conversion kits

The Volkswagen Beetle is no more in production but many early generation air-cooled Beetles might get a new lease of life by swapping the original car’s flat-four engine with electric components from the Volkswagen e-up!At this week’s opening of the Frankfurt International Auto Show, Volkswagen will be presenting a near-production version of an e-Beetle. It’s not a new generation Beetle, but a classic first generation Beetle with electric drivetrain underneath the familiar bug-

Hans

Hans

Sep 10, 2019

Volkswagen Beetle bakal kembali sebagai kereta elektrik?

Volkswagen BeetleVolkswagen Beetle adalah sebuah kereta yang ikonik. Tidak hairanlah jika kereta ini pernah dinobatkan sebagai Antara Kereta Paling Berpengaruh Seabad. Pengaruh Volkswagen Beetle memang kuat, lagi lagi dipopularkan oleh gaya kehidupan hippie. Di Malaysia, ‘The Bug’ ini masih menjadi buruan peminat-peminat kereta klasik.Gambar fail: AFPNamun begitu, Volkswagen telah mengumumkan bahawa mereka telah menamatkan pengeluaran Volkswagen Beetle pada tahun 2019. Ini suatu peng

Haris

Haris

Jul 24, 2020

VW e-Beetle trademarked, iconic model to return as an EV?

A member of the VWIDTalk forum recently found evidence that Volkswagen has reserved the European trademarks for the name e-Beetle as well as other air-cooled era classics. The “e” in the name gives you the idea that it will be an electric vehicle (EV), but does this mean that we would see the return of the beloved Volkswagen Beetle?Along with the e-Beetle, VW has also reserved e-Samba along with e-Karmann and the e-Kubel. But you must be thinking, VW already has an ID brand for their

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 20, 2020

Ora’s new VW Beetle lookalike goes by the name Ora Punk Cat

Great Wall’s electric vehicle (EV) brand, Ora, stirred the crowd up with a teaser of a new EV that largely resembles the classic Volkswagen Beetle. Along with the teaser they also invited the public to join a voting campaign to decide the name of the car. Now the name has been unveiled to be the Ora Punk Cat.Also read: This is Ora’s latest EV. No, its not a VW BeetleIn case you missed it, the Punk Cat is targeted at women and Ora is marketing it as a ‘time machine’ back t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 19, 2021

This is Ora’s latest EV. No, it's not a VW Beetle

Great Wall’s electric vehicle (EV) brand, Ora, teased that they have a big launch lined up at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show. And that teaser has made many do a double-take in surprise because the new EV bears a great resemblance to a classic Volkswagen Beetle!From the side, the new EV’s shape strongly reminds one of the classic Beetle only with 4 doors instead of 2.Ora’s marketing materials emphasised that the production car, not a concept car, is a time machine back to the r

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 13, 2021

Every VW Golf R and European hot hatch can trace their roots to this mad 2001 VW Beetle

Do you know the Incredible Hulk? All it took was a boatload of gamma radiation, and the once soft-spoken, unimposing Dr. Bruce Banner was suddenly a rage-filled green killing machine. Well it's silver but you get the pointIn a way, that’s what Volkswagen is too. Hear me out; I’ve not gone off my rockers just yet. See, talk about VW and you’ll most probably think of sedans (swoopy or otherwise) and maybe some SUVs, but they generally have that serious German d

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 16, 2020

Disangka VW Beetle, inilah kereta elektrik Ora yang terbaru!

Ora, jenama kereta elektrik dari Great Wall bakal tampil dengan pelancaran yang besar di Shanghai Auto Show yang akan datang. Uniknya, iklan yang baru sahaja dipertontonkan memperlihatkan sebuah model yang nampak sama seperti Volkswagen Beetle!Dari sudut tepi, kereta elektrik terbaru ini nampak betul-betul macam Volkswagen Beetle tetapi dengan empat pintu.Menurut Ora, model yang diperlihatkan ini adalah kereta produksi yang bermaktlamat untuk berikan elemen retro. Malah, model ini dihasilkan ist

Faisal

Faisal

Apr 14, 2021

Gayakan Volkswagen Beetle anda dengan koleksi Tarik Jeans. Bergaya sambil beramal!

Pasti anda pernah lihat usaha pemuliharaan Tapir Malaya menerusi kerja-kerja amal dan pameran seni, bukan? Bagi meraikan Hari Tapir Sedunia 2021, Volkswagen Malaysia dan Tarik Jeans berganding bahu sekali lagi dibawah Modern Nostalgia Pt.2 yang mengetengahkan model ikonik Volkswagen dan legasinya di dalam elemen rekaan terbaru oleh jenama fesyen lokal, Tarik Jeans.Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) sememangnya sering bergiat aktif dalam usaha-usaha kebajikan menerusi pelbagai saluran seni

Mersita

Mersita

Oct 17, 2020

Setiap VW Golf R dan hot hatch dari Eropah perlu berterima kasih ke atas VW Beetle dengan enjin V6 220 PS!

Anda tahu Incredible Hulk? Hanya dengan pancaran radiasi gamma, dan Dr. Bruce Banner yang begitu lembut akan secara tiba-tiba menjadi si pembunuh hijau yang penuh dengan kemarahan.Mungkin ianya hanya "silver" tapi anda fahamlah maksud saya kanJadi apakah persamaan Incredible Hulk dengan Volkswagen Beetle ini? Sebut saja Volkswagen, kemungkinan besar anda akan memikirkan sedan (sport atau sebaliknya) dan mungkin juga beberapa SUV tetapi umumnya mereka mempunyai sikap doktor Je

Faisal

Faisal

Aug 17, 2020

This man loved phones so much that he built a car to look like a desktop phone

Most of the time, when we are passionate about something, the most we would do is paste stickers onto their cars to show off to everyone their interest. But this man from Massachusetts took his passion 100 steps further by building a car that looks like a retro desktop phone.Behold the desktop Phone Car, a car built on a 1975 Volkswagen Beetle. The owner, Howard Davis, stripped the car down to its wheels and started building it up like a telephone.The inspiration for the Phone Car came from Davi

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 24, 2020

Check out Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s classic ride!

Did you know that Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI) has this classic beetle in his garage? Yesterday the Pakatan Harapan leader posted a video of him driving a classic Volkswagen Beetle across multiple social media platforms, and car lovers cannot get over the pristine condition the car is in.According to his caption, he and wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail were heading to the pasar pagi run before starting their busy day as the leaders of the opposition party.  (function(d, s, id) {

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 30, 2020

Volkswagen Malaysia holds a 12.12 sale on Instagram. Say what?

The concept of buying a car on Lazada is still foreign to most of us, but now Volkswagen Malaysia has taken yet another unconventional step with an Instagram-exclusive car sale in conjunction with the 12.12 sale.12 units of the VW Polo with JOIN accessories and 12 units of the VW Beetle with free spoiler and VW Tint will be up on sale on Volkswagen Malaysia’s Instagram profile with a RM 12,000 discount.Like the 12.12 sales on online shopping websites, VW’s 12.12 sales only run f

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 11, 2019

What are the all-time top selling cars ever sold in the world?

It is always exciting to welcome the arrival of a whole new model, but we often neglect the classics that shaped the brand by outselling all its competitors and becoming the best-selling cars in history. Here are the 5 top selling cars in the world.According to Automotive News Europe’s statistics, the top selling car model of all time since its launch is the Toyota Corolla. Launched in 1966, the Corolla has since sold more than 45 million cars in the world.Second in the ranking is the Ford

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 25, 2020

Limited Edition Ford Ranger Splash launched in Malaysia, available only on Lazada

Ford has embraced the online buying trend by unveiling the Limited Edition Ford Ranger Splash, in conjunction with the upcoming Lazada 11.11 Shopping Festival. It is the first pickup truck in Malaysia to be sold via e-Commerce.Limited to 19 units, it is actually more than the 12 units of limited edition Beetle sold by Volkswagen almost 2 years ago. And like the Beetle, the Ranger Splash will be sold exclusively on Lazada.The Ford Ranger Splash is based on the XLT+ with e

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 24, 2019

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.Audi 50 3-door hatchback launched in 1974This is because when

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 24, 2019

Perodua Kancil vs Proton Saga – Which is the original Malaysian people’s car?

Okay, readers, this has been rattling around my head for the past week. As Malaysians, it is our sworn duty to protect and support all things Malaysian. Our national flower is the hibiscus, the national animal – the Malayan Tiger, and our breakfast of champions – nasi lemak with a side of fried eggs and sambal ikan bilis.But when it comes to cars, it is a bit of a difficult choice with which to award as the Malaysian people’s car? Is it the Perodua Kancil, the city roundabout t

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 27, 2020

Pemandu mabuk Toyota Hilux jadi punca kemalangan 5 kenderaan lain sampai tersodok!

Lagi berita mengenai pemandu mabuk. Kali ini, sebuah Toyota Hilux menjadi asbab kepada 5 kemalangan kenderaan lain iaitu sebuah Proton Saga, Perodua Bezza, Proton Wira dan Volkswagen Beetle.Ketua Polis Daerah Ampang Jaya Asisten Komisioner Mohammed Farouk Eshak berkata kejadian yang berlaku di Jalan Mewah 2/3 Pandan Mewah tersebut berlaku pada jam 7 malam kelmarin. (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id

Haris

Haris

Mar 23, 2021

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

How to get your car loan approved? Here are 5 things that affect your chances

In 1949, the loan tenure for a VW Beetle was 12 months with an interest rate of 9 % per annum. Things have changed. In Malaysia today, car loan tenures are usually of 5,7, or even 9 years with interest rates hovering around 3% per annum (calculated on principal). Cars are getting more expensive and are almost impossible to purchase without using a loan.But is taking a car loan a bad financial decision? Well, it depends on your financial circumstances (mainly your income), how much you benefit fr

Arif

Arif

Jan 28, 2021

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Oct. 3, 2019)

Today is Thursday, October. 3 Local News New Mazda CX-8 now open for bookingFollowing the launch of the 2019 Mazda CX-5, Bermaz Motor has also rolled out the new Mazda CX-8 at their manufacturing plant in Kulim.There are four variants to choose from and only the entry-level 2.5L 2WD MID variant is available as a 7-seater (2-3-2 layout). The rest are strictly 6-seaters with a 2-2-2 seating configuration. Volkswagen Malaysia launches Beetle giveaway contest As part of the

Tasia

Tasia

Oct 3, 2019

VW's MQB and Toyota's TNGA: Platform sharing has gone beyond just platform sharing

Many of today’s platform-based vehicles are tailored to meet the demands of a diverse of customers, achieved by producing more models than ever before, but each using more or less the same mechanicals and electrical architecture underneath. Platform sharing allows manufacturers to increase their market share, expand their model line up, and reduce development and manufacturing costs.The Ford Model T is well over 100 years old, yet the concept of mass production is still widely used in

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 7, 2020

From Hot Wheels-inspired hypercars to a modern VW Bus – The gems of Porsche Unseen

Porsche is more than just a maker of an uber fast version of the Volkswagen Beetle, it’s an innovative carmaker. Look at the Taycan, it has a name that sounds like a monster that blasts lightning from its mouth with tech that sounds better than Tesla.Some interesting (and legit) Porsche concepts of the pastBut Porsche has quite a few interesting concepts throughout history from an environmentally-friendly hatchback in the 1970s that has a body made out of wires to its own idea of a car des

CY Foong

CY Foong

Nov 15, 2020

Ora Lightning Cat: Retro-futuristic EV that looks like a budget Panamera

Seen here is Great Wall Motorss (GWW) Ora Lightning Cat – a soon-to-be-launched EV that looks like a mash between a Volkswagen Beetle and a first-generation Porsche Panamera.And yes, the Lightning Cat name is yet another cat-inspired model that joins the likes of Good Cat, White Cat, and Black Cat – all of which are Ora models.Also Read: Thailand-bound 2021 Ora Good Cat EV previewed, up to 500 km rangeExterior - Why does it look like a Porsche?It’s simple, really, because recen

Eric

Eric

Apr 16, 2021

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Sep. 11, 2019)

Today is Wednesday, Sep. 11  Local News All-new Lexus ES 250 launched in Malaysia, 2 variants priced from RM300k!Lexus Malaysia is offering the ES 250 in two different trims, Premium and Luxury. Being a Lexus, the ES 250 is naturally fully imported from Japan but interestingly the local distributor has managed to keep prices extremely competitively.There’s only one engine option available, the 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine developing 204 PS and 247 Nm of

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 11, 2019

Mitsuoka – The bonkers Japanese car maker with a heart

Take one look at the range of cars in the cover photo and what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it disgust, intrigue, madness, or a mix of all of them?Some Mitsuokas that were spotted in MalaysiaWhatever sort of feeling you’re getting, it fits with Mitsuoka’s brand and intent, they’re trying to be very much different and unique – something lost in many car brands and very much a wholesome characteristic to a brand many enthusiasts mock.Mitsuoka Malaysia'

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 29, 2020

New car prices are going up not just in Malaysia, but also in the US, why so?

You are not the only one who think that cars are getting a little bit too expensive. Malaysians have long complained about high car prices due to our lopsided tax structure but actually, this is a question asked by consumers from all over the world.Data from USA’s Edmunds.com show that the average transaction price for a new car has gone up from USD 23,900 in year 2008 to almost USD 39,000 in 2019, the last available pre-pandemic level data.This flies against conventional logic. You would

Hans

Hans

Jan 20, 2021

Jangan pasang ayat ‘Ruqyah’ ketika di dalam kereta, ini sebabnya

Pernah tak anda berasa seram sejuk ketika memandu kereta di kawasan yang sunyi ataupun tengah lewat malam? Rasa nak cepat sampai ke destinasi kan?Sebagai umat islam, kita sering diajar untuk mengamalkan ayat-ayat pelindung (Ruqyah) untuk melindungi diri daripada sebarang ganguan makhluk halus seperti jin dan syaitan.Namun begitu, beberapa golongan yang arif mengenai agama islam pula berkata sebaliknya. Untuk pengetahuan anda, ayat Ruqyah ialah cebisan ayat daripada kitab Al-Quran. Maka itu, huku

Faisal

Faisal

Dec 7, 2020

Volkswagen Malaysia panggil semula 12,732 kereta kerana isu kotak gear DSG

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) telah mengisukan notis panggilan-semula hari ini bagi 12,732 buah kereta yang dihasilkan antara 2011 hingga 2015.Isu yang hendak dibetulkan adalah berkaitan ‘hydraulic pressure accumulator’ di dalam kotak gear dwi-klac 7 kelajuannya. Kegagalan komponen ini akan menyebabkan kerosakan kotak gear dan fungsi enjin.Berikut adalah model-model yang terkesan. Model-model yang dihasilkan selepas tahun 2016 tidak terkesan. Beetle Cross Touran Golf (Mk.

Mersita

Mersita

Jul 20, 2020

Failed brakes spark protest at Tesla’s booth in 2021 Auto Shanghai

It is not all about interesting concept cars and fresh Chinese models that take the stage at this year’s Auto Shanghai but also, surprisingly a public protest against Tesla.Tesla isn’t planning on launching any new models at the motor show but that didn’t stop a few disgruntled customers to voice out their displeasure at Elon Musk’s golden goose EV start-up over some of its model’s brake failure.Just a few days before Auto Shanghai was due to open, Chinese media rep

CY Foong

CY Foong

Apr 19, 2021