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Honda Malaysia to hit 900,000 cumulative unit sales, giving away nine cars

Honda Malaysia set to hit 900,000 cumulative unit sales in Q3 2019 Road to 900,000th Unit Milestone Campaign - Nine Honda models to be given away as prizesEstablished in 2002 as a joint venture between Honda Motor Co., DRB-Hicom, Honda Malaysia, and Oriental Holdings, Honda Malaysia has come a long since it first locally-assembled a CR-V at the company’s plant in Melaka in 2003.The company is expected to reach a new milestone of achieving 900,000 units in cumulative sales by the third qua

Robert

Robert

Jul 30, 2019

EON makes a comeback with nine Proton dealerships and a new logo

When DRB-Hicom consolidated EON (Edaran Otomobil Nasional Bhd) with Proton Edar in 2012, EON was no longer a Proton dealer. Now though, EON has announced their return to selling Proton cars, plus a new logo.This comes after reports of Proton undergoing a restructuring exercise to focus on manufacturing while leaving retail to dealers like EON. In the announcement, EON stated that the company now owns nine dealerships that were previously owned by Proton Edar.Four of the branches are located with

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 2, 2020

Anda peminat BMW, Alfa Romeo atau VW? Uniqlo lancar T-shirt untuk kereta kegemaran anda!

Mana satu jenama kereta kegemaran anda? Sama seperti peminat bola yang kipas-susah-mati kelab-kelab terkenal, peminat kereta juga ada jenama kegemaran masing-masing! Nak beli jersi kelab bola yang cantik senang saja. Tapi nak dapat baju jenama kereta kegemaran yang stylo, mana nak dapat?Uniqlo! Koleksi t-shirt terbaru daripada Uniqlo kini memaparkan jenama-jenama kereta kegemaran ramai yang pasti menambat hati. Koleksi ini ialah projek kolaborasi dengan jenama-jenama kereta yang digemari oleh pe

Mersita

Mersita

Jun 30, 2020

2021 Subaru Outback 2.5i-T Eyesight launched in Thailand; Priced like a BMW X1

TC Subaru (Thailand) has launched the all-new 2021 Subaru Outback 2.5i-T Eyesight at the Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS). Only one variant is available on sale and it comes fully imported from Japan.On the outside, the Outback gets automatic LED headlights paired with C-shape DRLs. The crossover rides on new 18-inch dual-tone 5-spoke wheels. The SUV also gets hands-free electric tailgate to make things more convenient for loading items.Head inside and you will find a dual-tone tan and bl

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 24, 2021

Are you a fan of BMW, Alfa Romeo or VW fan? Uniqlo has the perfect T-shirt for you!

Even though there is plenty of car merchandise that lets you wear your favourite car brands on your body, let’s face it, they aren’t always nice to look at. Especially the shirts with classic cars. But Uniqlo’s new The Brands Cars T-shirt collection is set to change that!According to Uniqlo’s brief explanation, the collection is “a collaboration project with car brands that continue to appeal to all fans from the world”.From the legendary BMW E30 to the A

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 29, 2020

More Europeans are buying Hyundai i30N than BMW M135i

The Hyundai i30N is the third best-selling hot hatch in Europe, according to data compiled by Jato Dynamics’ analyst Felipe Munoz.In the first half of 2020, Europe’s performance/hot hatch segment remains overwhelmingly dominated by the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which sold 5,640 units in the first six months of 2020.Following far behind is the Mercedes-AMG A35, with 3,611 units delivered. Trailing closely behind the A35 is the Hyundai i30N, with 3,425 units delivered.The BMW M135i and Ford

Hans

Hans

Aug 17, 2020

The Mazda 3 is a great car, but it’s not making money. Covid-19 could halt Mazda’s upmarket push.

Last week, this column spoke about why the next generation rear-wheel Mazda sedan with a straight-six engine (possibly next generation Mazda 6) is something that enthusiasts should root for, and why Mazda has been doing a better job at preserving the joy of driving than BMW, which is (understandably) prioritizing infotainment and digitization over driver engagement.  We applaud Mazda for their audacity but also concluded that Mazda will have to lose more money in their quest to build b

Hans

Hans

Apr 24, 2020

Volkswagen T-Cross Coupe Will Be Unveiled!

The debut of T-Roc Convertible this year seems yet to fill in the ditch of crossover in VW's family. The T-Cross Coupe, exposed by an overseas media recently, is about to shape in Coupe to provide a sleeker profile without the loss of its practicality.According to the press, the T-Cross Coupe is built on the MQB A0 platform and with a similar profile of the its base version adopting VW's classic design concepts. On the wheel side, the new version adopts a large-scale multi-spok

Gemma

Gemma

Aug 7, 2019

The one problem with the G20 BMW 3 Series that BMW needs to fix

There is no doubt that about the BMW’s superior dynamics, which is far ahead of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. We absolutely love the way it drives and sounds, even in the four-cylinder 330i. In terms of evolution of character, the G20 BMW 3 Series is closer to the more driver-focused E90 3 Series than the previous F30 model, which closer to the comfort-biased E46 than the sharper handling E90.The G20 BMW 3 Series is more spacious than the E90, without losing any of the ex

Hans

Hans

Dec 31, 2019

Ex-BMW Chief Designer grills the BMW 4 Series grille. But should you care?

It is not every day that you would get a car designer doing a critique of another designer’s work. Most of the time designers would be either working their drawing hand to the bone or staring at mood walls. There aren’t enough hours in the day for them to throw shade at one another.However, having left the car design world and with everyone locked at home, designer Frank Stephenson has started his own YouTube channel. On his channel, Stephenson goes into detail about the inspiration

Daniel

Daniel

Aug 11, 2020

All-new BMW X6 M and BMW X6 M Competition unveiled

In an era when SUVs are booming and cars’ performances are continuously rising, BMW M GmbH has unveiled the third generation BMW X6 M and X6 M Competition.Under the bonnet of the BMW X6 M sits the latest iteration of the 4.4-litre twin turbo V8, also found in the F90 BMW M5, producing 600 PS and 750 Nm of torque. And if that isn't enough for you, the Competition model takes the output to 625 PS while torque is maintained at 750 Nm.All of that power goes through an 8-spee

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 7, 2019

Spied: 2021 (W213) Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift spotted in Malaysia, coming next year

Here we have the 2021 (W213) Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift spotted on a trailer in Malaysia, about nine months since its global debut.Two units were spotted on the trailer, both painted in black with their emblems covered and appear to be fitted with different trim lines.The one on the rear is an AMG Line model, seen from the more aggressive front and rear bumper design as well as the larger wheels. The unit towards the front wears a smaller set of wheels and has a different chrome trim pattern

Shaun

Shaun

Dec 4, 2020

Can Geely's new Proton Perdana revitalise the D-segment? Or is it too little too late?

The recent launch of the Geely Preface sedan, coupled with the teaser of two mystery sedan models in Proton’s new product pipeline, has got Malaysians excited over the possible return of the Proton Perdana.Not only could the return of the coolest and most beloved nameplates bring back memories of Proton’s halcyon days, but there is also a chance it could revitalise the flatlining D-segment market.It is no secret that the once de facto choice of uncles has seen better days. Though it

Daniel

Daniel

Sep 12, 2020

BMW M4 Gran Coupe might be happening but the BMW i4 has more power – 530 PS/813 Nm

Rendering by zer.o.wtThe BMW i4 has been confirmed a while ago and recently, Autocar reported that the BMW M4 Gran Coupe is in the works as well. But funnily, since they both share the same 4 Series Gran Coupe body, the M4 won’t be the most powerful in the 4 Series lineup, the i4 will be.Yes, the BMW i4 will be the most powerful 4 series yet, with 530 PS and over 800 Nm from the electric motors. 0-100 km/h takes around 4.0 seconds and it will accelerate to over 200 km/h.The upcoming BMW M4

Shaun

Shaun

May 13, 2020

Housing 9 different brands, Sime Darby Motors City is ASEAN's biggest auto complex

Ever imagined cross-shopping between a BMW X3, a Hyundai Santa Fe, a Volvo XC60, and a Ford Everest all within one place? Well, now you can at Sime Darby Motors City!The automotive complex, located in Ara Damansara is the biggest of its kind in Southeast Asia and houses six flagship centres across nine brands distributed under Sime Darby Motors. These brands are: BMW MINI BMW Motorrad Ford Jaguar Land Rover Hyundai Porsche VolvoThe facility spans 8.6 acres with an overall built-up area of 1.3 mi

CY Foong

CY Foong

Apr 13, 2021

All-new BMW M3 caught undisguised

Instagram photo by Imran A.Here’s the upcoming BMW M3 codenamed G80. Don’t call it the G20 because BMW has stopped giving their M models the same codenames as their regular counterpart since the previous F generation (F80 vs F30).From the sneaky shot, we can see the flared wheel fenders as per BMW’s tradition for M models. There’s also a carbon fiber-esque spoiler, body-coloured rear diffuser and the signature quad exhaust tips.Though as Horatiu B

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 22, 2019

The BMW 330 Li answers a question nobody asked

If youve been living under a rock this week, BMW Malaysia just pulled the wraps off its latest product offering, the RM 300,800 (OTR excluding insurance, inclusive of SST and extended warranty + service package) G28 BMW 330 Li, the L in the badge denoting a 110mm increase in its wheelbase. BMW Malaysia calls this "further diversifying its impressive portfolio." Im not too sure the 3 Series needed diversifying in this manner. But, BMW are indeed experts at answering questions that no on

Jason

Jason

Apr 9, 2021

The South African E23 BMW 745i was the BMW M7 most didn’t know existed

BMW 1M, M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, and M8. See what number is missing there? BMW has made an M model for just about every Series except for one – the 7 Series. BMW said the ‘M’ adds a track element and there may not be a lot of demand for the 7 Series on the track. But there was an M7 back in the 80s, kind of, in South Africa.ZA spec E23 BMW 745iIt was the first BMW 7 Series that came about in 1977, codenamed E23. The range-topping variant was the 745i which came with the M102 tur

Shaun

Shaun

May 17, 2020

The Mercedes T 80 - Hitler's flawed land speed record breaker

It’s the early 1930s and Hitler’s Third Reich is newly in power. What could be a better way to boost credibility and throw a pie in Britain's face than claiming the land-speed record?Hitler's bid to grab the land speed recordPhoto credit: Mercedes BlogThe Mercedes T 80 was the vehicle to achieve that goal. It featured the best of the best Germany had to offer in that era - 44-litre Messerschmitt plane engine powering a Ferdinand Porsche design and piloted by Ha

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 1, 2020

Owner Review: First time owning a German machine - My BMW 318i

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 BMW 318i owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Fazrul AzizI bought this BMW 318i LCI recently from my sister as she bought a new Toyota Alphard. The mileage clocks at 25k only! Even though she sold it to me at the market’s price, the conditions & maintenance is top-notch. Also, the car is still under BMW warranty programme and free scheduled service for the next 3 years.How everything startedBack in my unive

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 22, 2020

80 Malaysians bought a BMW M last year, BMW Group Malaysia sold 9,890 cars in 2020

BMW Group Malaysia ended 2020 with a total of 9,890 BMW and MINI cars delivered, down 5 percent from 2019’s 10,442 units, due to the Covid-19 pandemic of course. Including BMW Motorrad bikes, the Group sold a total of 11,016 vehicles in 2020.Of the 9,890 cars delivered, over 2,200 units are plug-in hybrid models, contributed mostly by the 530e and 740 Le.xDrive.A very high 87 percent of the Group’s total sales come from locally-assembled (CKD) models, made at BMW’s vehicle asse

Hans

Hans

Feb 19, 2021

The carbon-fibre dream dies with the BMW i8

This article is contributed by the former editor of Malaysian Evo magazine, Daniel Wong, who currently resides in Australia. You can find more of his musings and articles on the motoring world at The Motor Muse.Is there anything sexier to car enthusiasts than carbon-fibre? Our knees get weak at the mention that something in the car is made of the stuff. Even if it is just the sticker motif on our dashboards. Hey, it adds 50 horsepower, according to the infallible wisdom of th

Daniel

Daniel

Jul 7, 2020

New Mercedes-Benz T-Class announced, small, family-focused MPV

Mercedes-Benz’s small van market may not be familiar to us as they are in Europe. Take for example the Citan, a small commercial van that is essentially a rebadged Renault Kangoo. The Citan.That could change though as the carmaker has announced the all-new 2022 T-Class, a lifestyle variants of the Citan workhorse.The Citan is a workhorse in European countries.Think of the T-Class as a Citan that’s more attuned to private customers. As such, it will offer a large amount

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 29, 2020

Looking for a Lexus UX? Get one from RM 1,938 with this financial plan!

Lexus is a brand thats about pursuing perfection but with Lexus Malaysia’s Next Step financial plan, you can afford to own a brand-new Lexus UX from as low as RM 1,938 a month.The Lexus Next Step is an innovative and affordable customisable financial solution by Lexus Capital Services. Under this initiative, customers can enjoy slightly lower monthly installments compared to standard hire purchase loans.As such, purchases made through the Lexus Next Step plan also includes the standard fiv

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 13, 2021

Malaysia to launch new BMW X3 sDrive20i variant in Q2 2021

BMW X3 xDrive30i M SportHaving just recently helped a friend collect his brand spanking new BMW X3 xDrive30i M Sport at a dealer recently, a glaring thought struck me. Almost 3 years since its launch in our market, the G01-generation BMW X3 only came in one state of tune, which is in 30i guise. Where is the BMW X3 sDrive 20i variant?BMW X3 xDrive30i LuxuryFrom a product line-up standpoint, this is indeed curious, especially this being an SUV (a BMW SUV at that). Up until now, you can buy an X3 i

Jason

Jason

Mar 10, 2021

Owner Review: Yellow Submarine - My BMW E36 328i

** This article is the personal experience of a 1996 BMW 328i (E36) owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Jack Lee“Why do you spend so much on a 16 years old car?”“What is the cents/km do you pay for the 2.8?”“How much do you spend on maintaining the car?”“You know, my road tax only cost me RM 60 a year.”I get asked these questions a lot when I bought a 1996 BMW 328i (E36). Especially for someone who was just about to

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 15, 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?PowertrainBoth cars come with turbocharged powerplants strapped to 7-speed DCT transmissions, but the biggest difference is

Jason

Jason

Aug 2, 2020

BMW owners upset that they still need to pay for their cars, no 6-month moratorium by BMW Credit Malaysia

BMW Malaysia recently communicated its chat service as a way for customers to reach out to them during this Movement Control Order (MCO) period, by using Facebook’s existing chat function.But owners were not particularly keen about the new chat function – instead, many BMW owners were upset that they are not entitled for the 6-month moratorium by BMW Credit Malaysia.  (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.creat

Eric

Eric

Mar 27, 2020

Owner Review: The family heritage sedan - Story of my family's BMW 525i

** This article is the personal experience of a 1990 BMW E34 525i owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Ariff ShahAbout the BMW E34 525iFirst of all, this is not my car, it is my dad's one which I inherited from him. So, the car is a 1990 BMW E34 525i and he bought it brand new from Auto Bavaria back in 1990 which cost him around RM 200k at that time if I’m not mistaken. My dad has chosen this BMW 525i as his workhorse since he had to travel for

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 25, 2020

2020 BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition launched in Indonesia, only 12 units!

BMW SUV customers in Indonesia have racier options to look forward to as BMW Group Indonesia officially unveiled the 2020 X3 M Competition and the 2020 X4 M Competition via a virtual event. These are the most powerful variants of the X3 and X4 SUVs. Apart from platform and general look, that’s about all that’s similar with their regular counterparts. On the outside, theyre already much sportier than the standard variants thanks to lots of M goodies. Both cars have their iconic kidney

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 17, 2020