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China’s battery giant CATL claims 2 million km electric car battery ready

CATL has announced that it is ready to produce an electric car battery with a battery lifespan of a million miles or approximately 2,000,000 km and 16 years. To put it into context, current electric cars have warranties that last up to 240,000 km. Although current electric car batteries are predicted to last from 10 to 20 years, the warranty period is usually about 8 years.BAIC EU260 utilises CATL's Li-ion batteryIn February 2020, CATL and Tesla confirmed a partnership from July 2020 to June

Arif

Arif

Jun 10, 2020

How to choose the right 12V battery for your car?

If you drive an automatic car, it is impossible to push start the car. Your only option in case of a flat battery is to jump start the car and get a battery replacement ASAP. A weak car battery has obvious tell-tale signs like a slow crank and dim lights.Changing a car battery is a simple task, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, there’s still a high chance of screwing things up.Not the kind of push-start you want. PhotoIf you have absolutely no experience in replacin

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Arif

Oct 9, 2020

Hyundai establishes Ioniq as a dedicated EV brand; first new car to come by 2021

Ioniq is now a brand of its own! Hyundai Motor Company launched the Ioniq brand as a branch dedicated to electric vehicles (EV) as a response to the fast-growing market demand for eco-friendly mobility.The term “Ioniq” is no stranger to us. It was first coined as a long-term research project Hyundai will be working on to develop the company’s eco-friendly mobility sector.This resulted in the world’s first and only model that offers 3 electrified powertrain options; namely

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 11, 2020

Geely's new EV-only premium sub-brand Zeekr aims at Tesla

In an effort to take on Tesla, Geely has announced its plans to launch a new premium EV brand, “Zeekr”. Zeekr will be housed under LingLing Technologies (Geely’s to-be-launched EV entity).Automotive News Europe reports that Zeekr is Geely’s new attempt to go up-market, and is in line with founder and chairman Li Shufu’s long-held ambition to make premium cars.The brands logo is yet to be revealed. What is known so far is that Zeekr will roll out models based on Geel

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Arif

Mar 22, 2021

Volvo Car Malaysia adds one more 3S centre in Johor

Following its earlier announcement in August, Pekin Auto Sdn. Bhd.’s Volvo Car 3S Centre in Skudai is now open for business.Located in the outskirts of Johor Bahru, dealership is the latest to be built in accordance to the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE) – a dealer guide that best communicates the brand’s Scandinavian-inspired values – and has five service bays.This will be Volvo Car Malaysia's second dealer in Johor. The other dealer is located in Batu Pahat, operated

Hans

Hans

Sep 9, 2019

Perodua Myvi is still the best-selling car in Malaysia in 2019

There is a lot of hate online surrounding the Perodua Myvi for its subpar driving experience and subpar perceived quality. But Perodua’s sales number for 2019 paints a different story.Perodua sold 240,341 cars in 2019 and the Myvi emerged as the company’s best-seller followed by the Axia, Bezza, Aruz and Alza. This is a year-on-year jump of 13,098 units (+5.8%) compared to 2018.Sales breakdown are as follows: Model Units Perodua Myvi 81,966

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 21, 2020

How to run in your brand-new car? Here is what we’re doing with our new Ativa

When you buy a brand-new car, you have to go through a run-in (or break-in) period for the first 1,000 km. Unfortunately, you can’t just gun it right after taking delivery from the showroom. As such with our new Perodua Ativa, the first thing in order is to run it in.Only 17km on the odometer upon collectionHow to run in the car?Drive the car carefully without exceeding a certain rpm and speed limit. In every car’s owner manual, the instructions for the run-in period are explicitly s

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Arif

Mar 19, 2021

Volvo Car Malaysia extends its factory warranty for free

Volvo Car Malaysia has revised its warranty programme to a factory five-years/unlimited mileage for all privately owned Volvo cars registered from 1 January 2021 onwards. This comes after the announcement of the hybrid battery warranty extension.In previous years, Volvo car owners were entitled to the standard three-year/100,000km factory warranty with a combined two-years/20,000km Extended Warranty Programme (EWP) provided by an external insurance partner.Now with the introduction of the extend

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 4, 2021

Who makes 2020's most reliable cars? What’s the 10 best car brands to buy from?

What’s the most reliable car brand? What brand should your next car be? Depending on who you ask, you will get different answers, depending on how they choose to make their assessment.If you were to ask the Americans at Consumer Reports, the best brands to buy are Porsche, Genesis, Subaru, Mazda, and Lexus, in that order.Something is clearly not right when a brand like Porsche tops the list of a consumer-friendly buying guide so take this with a pinch of salt. But Consumer Reports is

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Hans

Feb 28, 2020

Top 5 brand new fuel-efficient cars in Malaysia that aren’t Perodua

To most average Malaysians, one of the key factors in buying a car is good fuel economy and for a lot of them, the choice is obvious: Perodua. It’s a no-brainer really, they’re cheap but reliable and fuel-efficient.There’s no denying that Peroduas like the Bezza and Axia are the go-to choice for fuel-efficient automobiles but at WapCar, we want to stand out. Besides, what’s wrong with spreading out your options? With that out of the way, here are 5 brand new fuel-efficien

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 5, 2020

Volvo Car Malaysia extends hybrid battery warranty to 8 years or 160,000 km, free of charge

Volvo Car Malaysia has announced an extension of the warranty for its PHEV range to 8 years or 160,000 km (whichever comes first), now covering models registered after 3-December 2015.Earlier this year, the extended warranty was only offered for Volvo cars registered from 1 January 2020 onwards. Volvo Malaysia has now decided to offer the extend warranty for its PHEV range that were purchased since the launch of the Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV on 3 December 2015.Nalin Jain, Managing Director of Volvo C

Arif

Arif

Dec 21, 2020

Battery giant CATL plans USD 5 bil  investment in Indonesia, lithium-ion battery production to start in 2024

CATL, the Chinese battery giant, plans to invest 5 billion USD in Indonesia for a lithium-ion battery plant.The Edge Market reports that the target is for the lithium-ion battery plant to start production in 2024. This information was conveyed by Deputy Minister Septian Hario Seto in a virtual briefing.CATL has signed an agreement with Indonesia to ensure that 60% of the nickel will be processed in Indonesia, and not abroad.Indonesia’s large reserve of nickel has attracted many investors i

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Arif

Dec 16, 2020

Honda Malaysia Recalled Odyssey and Accord: Problem in Battery Sensor and Door Mirror Component

 Since Accord and Odyssey involving a battery sensor failure and defective door mirror component, the Honda Malaysia has announced a product recall.The battery sensor failure is caused by inaccurate forming on the PCB, which could cause a short circuit, resulting in smoke emitting from the bonnet or in the worst case, a fire. 20,233 units of the Honda Accord models are affected, built between 2013 till 2016.The inconsistent surface treatment of the movable contact area, which located i

Gemma

Gemma

Jul 20, 2019

Tan Chong might launch China's Wuling brand in Malaysia and Thailand

Tan Chong Motor Holdings, better known for being the distributor of Nissan vehicles in Malaysia, has made an announcement yesterday to Bursa Malaysia that it its wholly-owned subsidiary TC Manufacturing (Labuan) Pte Ltd (TCMAN(L)) has entered Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China’s SAIC GM Wuling Automobile Co. Ltd. (SGMW).The announcement did not reveal any other information apart from saying “The MoU will provide both parties with opportunities to cooperate wi

Hans

Hans

Oct 2, 2020

BMW opens battery plant in Thailand, to offer cheaper plug-in hybrids to Thai buyers

Thailand car buyers can look forward to cheaper BMW plug-in hybrid models with the opening of BMW’s first high voltage battery plant in Asia outside of China.The THB 500 million plant is operated in partnership with battery supplier Draxlmaier Group and is located at WHA Chonburi Industrial Estate 2. It is equipped to assemble the latest generation (Gen4) of the BMW Group’s high-voltage batteries, not just the casing but the battery modules as well.Final batteries are then transporte

Hans

Hans

Sep 17, 2019

Proton Saga has overtaken Perodua Myvi as Malaysia's best-selling car!

Proton SagaDespite the movement control order’s partial lift, Proton managed to sell 5,676 cars in the month of May 2020. This represents 23.3 percent market share of the month and an improvement of 73.2 percent compared to March and April.The number of cars Proton sold in May might be a huge difference (46.5 percent to be exact) compared to the number of cars sold in 2019 of the same month, Proton is remaining positive.Proton X70The company believes this is marks the upward sales trend of

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 4, 2020

Top 5 best-sounding in-car audio system we’ve tested

According to Waze data, Malaysians spend an average of 1 hour and 12 minutes per day on the road. More likely than not, most of us will be listening to our favourite tunes on the go.Some of us are a little more particular about audio quality than others, which is why we’ve rounded up the top 5 best-sounding in-car audio system we’ve tested at each price range.1. Under RM 50k - Proton SagaThere’s no contest in this category, the 2019 Proton Saga has the best sounding audio syste

Shaun

Shaun

Dec 19, 2020

Perodua Myvi awarded best city car by Indonesia’s Gen-Z

The Perodua Myvi is Malaysia’s most popular car but in Indonesia, the Myvi does not enjoy the same popularity. However, the car might have scored a new generation of fans.The King, which is badged as the Daihatsu Sirion in the archipelago, was awarded the best city car award in the Marketeers Youth Choice Brands of the Year 2020.This was a result of a survey conducted by Marketeers with 1,300 Generation Z respondents all over Indonesia within the age of 18 to 25 years old. The majority of

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 14, 2020

Starting your car's engine and idling is not enough to charge the 12V battery

Malaysia is now into its sixth week of the Movement Control Order (MCO) triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. This also means that many cars have been left parked for an extended period of time.To be clear, leaving a car parked for an extended period of time won’t damage your car. It’s not unusual for new cars to be parked at a dealer’s lot for months before it is sold. My own 36-year old classic is driven only about once a month but it starts at the first crank every single time

Hans

Hans

Apr 28, 2020

What are some of the best-selling cars globally?

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly put a damper on global car sales. According to data collected from Germany’s VDA, passenger vehicle sales in the largest car markets in the world contracted by 15% last year to 56 million vehicles from 65.5 million in 2019.Its the best-selling car of all time, but which country puts it at No. 1?Still, there can only be one car that represents that country’s best-seller. However, we won’t be filling up this article with one from every country

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 21, 2021

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

Honda Malaysia to produce its 1 millionth CKD car in 2021

Established on 15-November 2000, Honda Malaysia will soon be celebrating its 20th year anniversary in Malaysia.Sales peaked in 2017. After that, the car market contracted has been contracting each year. As of 2019, Honda Malaysia had sold a cumulative total of 928,271 cars since 2001. The majority of the sales were contributed by locally-assembled (CKD) models.600,000th milestone was achieved in 2017We can expect the Pegoh plant to hit its cumulative 1 millionth CKD car milestone within the

Hans

Hans

Oct 7, 2020

Korea’s best-selling car is not the Hyundai Sonata, but something rarely exported

The Hyundai Sonata might be the representative icon of Korean cars but you might be surprised to know that Korea’s best-selling car for 2020 is not a Hyundai Sonata, or any SUV. Instead, Korea’s No.1 selling car for 2020 is the Hyundai Grandeur.Hyundai sold 145,463 units of the Grandeur in 2020, making it the No.1 selling car in Korea, ahead of second-placed Hyundai Porter truck (95,194 units) and third-placed Hyundai Elantra (87,731 units). The Kia K5 (84,550 units) and Kia Sorento

Hans

Hans

Jan 25, 2021

Toyota Malaysia announces special term financing for graduates to get a brand new Toyota!

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd announces special term financing for graduates to get a brand new Toyota Vios, Yaris and Avanza in collaboration with Maybank Islamic Berhad. The Murabahah Vehicle Term Financing-i (MVTF-i), in accordance with the Murabahah principles, will provide an additional financing option to the graduates besides the Islamic Hire-Purchase (HP) financing in accordance with Al Ijarah Thumma Al-Bai (AITAB). This financing package is only available in Peninsular Malaysia.Mur

Brian

Brian

Jun 10, 2020

First accessory you should buy for your brand-new car, Trapo Classic Mark II Mats!

Car mats are one of the first few accessories Malaysians will buy upon collecting their brand-new car.The most common type of car mats that you find in accessory stores are rubber and coil. While they provide better protection compared to the standard carpet type, rubber and coil mats are not the best option for long term hygiene, safety, and protection.Not durable as wellTrapo Classic Mark II Mats gives you the ultimate protection with none of the safety risk. Trapo mats are designed and tailor

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Nov 13, 2020

Ford Ranger is Vietnam’s best-selling car in March 2021, outsells Hilux nearly 4.5 times!

You’re not reading the headline wrongly. The Ford Ranger is indeed the best-selling car in Vietnam for the month of March with 2,171 units sold. That is slightly more than the second best-seller, the Hyundai Accent (2,094 units).In fact, the Ford Ranger has been dominating pick-up sales in the country so far with a combined total of 3,873 units sold during the first 3 months of 2021.Credit: AutoProMarch was definitely a month of madness for the Blue Oval as the Ranger took nearly 75% marke

CY Foong

CY Foong

Apr 15, 2021

Goldmine: 'Brand new' 1972 Toyota Corolla Sprinter Trueno

Since 1966, the Toyota Corolla nameplate has been one of the most enduring models in the brands' line-up. It is the best-selling model in the world, the most famous Corolla being the AE86 Sprinter Trueno, made famous by the manga Initial D.But did you know, it wasn't Toyota's first Corolla Sprinter Trueno model? That's right, the car you see right here is the AE86's predecessor, the TE27, and this is the first Corolla model to get the Trueno and Levin (Thunder and Lightn

Jason

Jason

Jul 14, 2020

New electric Mini Cooper SE coming to Malaysia soon, 217 km battery range only?

Having launched in Thailand back in February this year, the Mini Cooper SE (all-electric) will be coming to Malaysia soon. The Mini Cooper SE is priced at 2,290,000 baht in or approximately RM 310,000. With BMW Malaysia selling the BMW i3s, it would be no surprise then that the Mini Cooper SE becomes available in the Malaysian market.The MINI Cooper SE has a rather small battery capacity in comparison to bigger electric cars like the Audi e-tron 55 Quattro (95 kWh) and the Tesla Model X (10

Arif

Arif

Jul 14, 2020

J.D. Power study: Michelin is best tyre brand of 2021, outranks Pirelli, Goodyear

Customers are very happy when it comes to Michelin tyres, according to J.D. Powers 2021 Original Equipment Tyre Customer Satisfaction Survey.Michelin Pilot Sport 4 on the Honda CivicSo happy, that theyve voted it to be the most satisfactory original equipment manufacturer (OEM) brand in every category, trumping brands like Pirelli and Goodyear.The U.S.-based study is based on responses from 26,131 owners of 2018 and 2019 model-year vehicles. Metrics of the study factor in the absence of tyre-rel

Sanjay

Sanjay

Apr 2, 2021

Can Peugeot’s new logo and distributor revive the brand in Malaysia?

Last week, Peugeot unveiled its latest logo and brand identity. The new logo is Peugeot’s 11th logo since the company’s inception in 1850.Peugeot says that they will begin rolling out their new brand identity across their communication materials and dealerships by the end of this month. They aim to complete the rebranding exercise by 2023.The first model to wear the new Peugeot logo will be the all-new, third-generation Peugeot 308. The model is to be introduced in Europe later this

Eric

Eric

Mar 1, 2021