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MIROS: Ban the sales of dangerous car accessories

The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) has urged the government to ban the sale of car accessories that could pose a fatal risk, especially in the event of a crash. Dr Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim. Photo credit: Berita Harian According to Berita Harian, one such item is the dummy buckle, which was originally meant for plus-sized individuals, but has since been misused by people who refuses to buckle up while driving. By inserting the dummy buckle into the seat belt buckle, these dri

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Jul 9, 2020

Penang Chief Minister’s official car is this RM 458k Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The Penang Chief Minister has a brand-new ride for his official use and it’s not a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry but a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The model in question is a 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e in Selenite Grey and it cost the Penang government RM 458,000. In a statement, the state secretary’s office has said that this flagship German luxobarge was purchased to replace the previous official car, a Mercedes-Benz S300L bought in 2013 for RM 298,263. Credit: Sayuti Zainudin (Malay Mail) In spite o

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Jan 7, 2021

MCO 2.0: Car accessories shops allowed to reopen

The National Security Council (MKN) has announced that effective 10 February 2021, the rest of the Malaysian small businesses will be allowed to reopen. This will include car accessories shops across the country. Here is the complete list of businesses allowed to reopen during the Movement Control Order (MCO): Other than that, MKN has also announced that dine-in at restaurants will be allowed starting 10 February 2021. All diners will have to adhere to social distancing rules and one table is on

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Feb 9, 2021

Watch: Why are there so many people driving in the wrong direction in Penang?!

It has only been a month when news about a Perodua Myvi driving in the wrong direction just before the entrance of the Penang Bridge took over the internet. Now another car has been caught driving in the wrong direction on the second Penang Bridge! The video shows a first-generation Honda Jazz driving on the wrong direction on what looks like the exit of the second Penang Bridge, narrowly missing two cars including the owner of the dashcam. (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagN

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Jun 5, 2020

Nissan X-Trail goes to X-tremes with accessories

The Nissan X-Trail received a facelift earlier this year with four variants. Now you can have the X-Tremer or the Aero Edition accessories package for all variants. To recap the 4 variants: 2.0L 2WD 2.0L 2WD Mid 2.5L 4WD 2.0L Hybrid The X-Tremer package comprises a two-tone paint job with many items blacked out including the roof, roof rails, grille, spoiler, side mirrors, Tomei front and rear bumper, and 17-inch wheels. Aero Edition is basically the opposite without two-tone scheme and everythi

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Nov 1, 2019

Penang Chief Minister responds to backlash over new Mercedes-Benz S-Class

After raising many eyebrows stepping out of a brand new 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has given a response to acknowledge the backlash for his new ride. Chow responded that the government could have decided on a better time to replace his official car. He told The Star: “I take note of all the views and I would like to clarify that we followed the proper administrative process before purchasing the car. “But as the chief minister, if there is an offended party who

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Jan 11, 2021

ZTH's Tom Goh to aim for another victory at Gazoo Racing Festival in Penang

Founder of Zerotohundred.com, Tom Goh, currently has 28 points in the Sporting Class standings. Representing S&D Tama Motorsports, he took home his first-ever victory at the previous race weekend in Bandar Malaysia. Held at Stadium Batu Kawan from 15-16 February 2020, Tom will be defending his lead in the second to last race of Season 3. The season will reach its conclusion in April at the Sepang International Circuit. "As representative for S&D Tama Toyota Penang, this weekend's TGR Round 3 in

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Feb 14, 2020

Perodua Myvi driver who drove against traffic in Penang arrested

The Perodua Myvi driver who drove against traffic from the Penang bridge toll plaza towards the North-South Expressway has turned himself in to the Bukit Mertajam traffic police station. Police has since detained the man. According to the Seberang Perai Tengah district police, the 35-year-old driver from Kepalas Batas claimed that he thought it was a two-way lane. In the Friday morning incident, the driver was believed to have made a U-Turn at the Penang Bridge toll to head back towards the Nort

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May 18, 2020

Penang ferry service to continue on! Ministry of Finance to the rescue

A few days ago, the Penang Port Commission announced that they will be ending the iconic Penang ferry service entirely by 2022 much to the dismay of many. But the Ministry of Finance announced today that they will lend a helping hand to rescue the service. Finance Minister, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, declared earlier today at the Dewan Rakyat that: “The government will impose a condition on Penang Port to carry on the iconic and heritage ferry service.” This condition imposed wo

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Dec 17, 2020

These Gear Up accessories on the 2021 Perodua Ativa activate its fierce side

The new 2021 Perodua Ativa is set to blaze the Malaysian roads on fire with its appealing price and equally appealing features. But for those who think the SUV needs a gruffer and sportier look to match its active-inspired name, Perodua also offers Gear Up accessories for the Ativa. The Ativa starts from RM 61,500 and the Gear Up accessories are offered on all three variants. These accessories include a bodykit that gives the Ativa a sporty look to challenge other cars on the road, including the

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Mar 3, 2021

Spice up the 2020 Nissan Almera Turbo with these accessories!

Here at the WapCar office, some of us are pretty divided on whether the 2020 Nissan Almera Turbo looks better than the 2020 Honda City but one thing is for certain, one has more affordable road tax than the other. Besides, while Honda has released some Modulo accessories for the all-new City, Nissan has also a few accessories of their own. No, they aren’t by Impul or Nismo, for now. Let’s start with the first accessory package which is the Interior Styling Package which costs RM 400. This packag

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Oct 15, 2020

Worth RM 3,500? A closer look at the 2020 Proton X50's accessories package

There's been much ado recently and it's not about nothing - the 2020 Proton X50 has very clearly won Malaysia's popularity contest since its October launch. But popularity isn't the only thing Proton's latest B-segment SUV's got in common with A-list celebrities. As waiting lists extend up to 6 months, the X50 was caught in controversy following allegations that dealers were forcing customers to buy optional accessories. A lot of the hubbub is due to pricing: at RM 3,300 for the Utility Package

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Dec 7, 2020

MCO in KL, Selangor, Johor, and Penang extended to 4 March 2021

The ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor, and Penang until 4 March 2021. Conditional MCO (CMCO) will be reinstated in all states including the federal territories of Putrajaya and Labuan. Meanwhile, the Recovery MCO (RMCO) will be reinstated in Perlis. This means that Sarawak will no longer be the only state observing RMCO. Sabah will enter the state of CMCO as well. The state previously had the highest record of new cases until the full lockdown

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Feb 16, 2021

Malaysia Boleh – Proton Wira 'Teksi' takes on the Nurburgring

I remember the first time I heard of the Nurburgring was on Top Gear when Clarkson tried to make a lap time of under 10 minutes in a diesel Jaguar. He barely made the time but was outclassed by Sabine Schmidt. Needless to say, I always imagined how fast a Proton would go round the famous “Green Hell”. Well, a pair of Dutch twin brothers did just that with their taxi-liveried Proton Wira! The Gravemade brothers from Dutch DIY Mechanics (DDM), Jochem and Ruben turned a regular Proton Wira into a t

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Aug 7, 2020

Can't resist Lambang H! This guy stole a Honda Civic police car to impress his girlfriend

If you think you’ve seen it all, think again. On 25 October 2020, news that a man had successfully stolen a brand-new Honda Civic 1.8S police patrol vehicle (MPV) from Seberang Perai Utara district HQ went viral on social media. The suspects were enjoying a joyride in Shah Alam before the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) caught up with them. A source told News Straits Times that the men who stole the MPV were brothers, aged 28 and 32. The brothers had posed as policemen from the information technol

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Oct 26, 2020

Keep it real: how to know if your accessories are original?

From aftermarket wheels, seats to steering wheels - chances are you can pick out a couple of modified cars just by looking around you. Check when you’re out and about, and you’ll see I’m right. Us Malaysians are a creative bunch, and it’s only natural that trickles down to our cars. Sometimes we get too creative... As much as it’s cool to make the cars we drive truly our own, there are plenty of enthusiasts who go for low-quality, fake accessories. Sure, there are some people who ignorantly choo

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Jul 11, 2020

Case of a stolen Honda Civic police car might turn into a kidnapping investigation

Previously, we reported that 3 suspects were able to successfully steal a Honda Civic 1.8S police patrol vehicle (MPV) from the Seberang Perai Utara district HQ. Now Sinar Harian has reported more details that not only are all 3 suspects tested positive for drugs but it might also turn into a kidnapping case. As you know, on Saturday 2 brothers, aged 28 and 32, posed as policemen from the information technology resources unit to gain access to the Civic MPV under the pretext of inspecting the da

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Oct 27, 2020

With Shell's DC fast chargers, you can drive a Porsche Taycan from Penang to Singapore

Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell have struck up a new partnership to implement the first cross-border high-performance charging (HPC) network between Malaysia and Singapore. The network will help eliminate range anxiety for electric vehicle (EV) owners who wish to travel between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang. The partnership demonstrates the commitment between Porsche and Shell to drive the future of electric mobility in Southeast Asia by spearheading connectivity between the two countries.

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Mar 31, 2021

MITI announces epic U-Turn: Car factories not allowed to operate during MCO

Previously, when the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) released a list of businesses that are allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO), car workshops and factories were included in the list. Today, however, MITI has released yet another list that drops car factories from the essential economic services line-up. Old list of essential services released by MITI New list of essential services released by MITI on 12 January 2021 With the sudden U-turn, this means t

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Jan 13, 2021

Volvo Car Malaysia launches its official used car programme called Volvo SELEKT

Volvo Car Malaysia today paved a new path for customers with the launch of its 360 total-care used car programme known as Volvo SELEKT. The programme is created for the discerning customers in mind, who want the same uncompromising excellence and quality of a new Volvo car but at a price point they desire. Each pre-owned Volvo car under the Volvo SELEKT programme is guaranteed to be under five years old and has less than 100,000 km in mileage. Once it qualifies under the programme, the car will

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Jun 24, 2020

PDRM busts clone car syndicates involving used car dealer and insurance companies

A syndicate specialising in cloning cars by tampering the chassis number and forging documents was recently busted by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM). In the process, 19 vehicles, including luxury cars amounting to a total of RM 3.5 million, were confiscated. Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin said in a press conference at the KL police headquarters that PDRM first received a tip of the syndicate back on February 2 when KL CID raided a used car dealership in Cheras. Du

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Mar 8, 2021

Let’s look at this life-size Mitsubishi-powered Tamiya car & watch it go!

If you grew up watching an anime called “Bakusou Kyoudai Let’s & Go!” or even read the manga of the same name in the 1990s, you would surely recognise this iconic Tamiya Mini 4WD. For those who don’t know or have vague memories about it, the anime and manga revolve around two brothers, Let’s and Go Seiba, as they compete against one another to be the best Mini 4WD racer. You know, typical shounen stuff – think Yu-Gi-Oh or Naruto with little toy cars instead of cards and ninjas. Our friends at Fu

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Aug 6, 2020

All-new 2023 Honda Civic Type R rendered to rage your need for speed dreams

Last Friday, we revealed a rendering of what the next-generation 2022 11th-gen Honda Civic could look like in sedan form. Honestly, it does resemble a little bit of the Honda Accord especially in retaining the consistent family-look across the Honda line-up. This time though, the team at the Civic XI forum has fired up their Photoshop skills to come up with a render of what the all-new 2023 Civic Type R could potentially look like. Spyshot credit: Civic XI forum Using spy shots that were taken e

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Oct 6, 2020

MITI expected to allow car manufacturers to resume operations next week

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is expected to backtrack on its earlier decision to remove automotive manufacturing from its list of essential services sectors, and will allow automotive manufacturing to resume operations next week. The government has yet to make an official announcement on the matter and those involved have been told to not speak to the media. However WapCar.my understands that discussions is almost complete and automotive manufacturing might be re-insta

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Jan 15, 2021

Volvo Car Malaysia opens new 3S centre in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

There’s a new Volvo 3S centre in Malaysia and this time it is located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The latest 3S centre will add to their list of 14 dealerships nationwide and will be run by their new dealer partner Sebangga Mitsinbo Sdn Bhd. The new 2-storey 3S centre spans 5,432 square-foot and is built to adhere to Volvo Car’s retail standard known as the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE). The facility is prepared to put the Volvo Car Lifestyle Collection and Accessories on show and ready to facilita

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Jul 30, 2020

Anti-haze air-conditioning: Only two car manufacturers offer it in Malaysia

Malaysia’s almost annual battle with haze is becoming especially severe this year. Several locations in Penang and Sarawak have already recorded API (Air Pollution Index) readings of over 200 (very unhealthy). The reading in Kuching is inching closer to the hazardous level of 300. Haze is contributed by microscopic size particulate matter (PM) pollutants measuring no more than 2.5 micrometers. Ordinary air filters are ineffective against PM 2.5 pollutants, which is why the public are advised to

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Sep 19, 2019

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 well Trapo Classic Mark II Mats gives you the ultimate protection with none of the safety risk. Trapo mats are designed and tai

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Nov 13, 2020

10 km radius travel radius lifted but interstate travel still not allowed

The National Security Council (MKN) has lifted the 10 km travel radius restriction in the same district regardless if the state is observing Movement Control Order (MCO), Conditional MCO (CMCO), or Recovery MCO (RMCO). However, although the restriction has been lifted, inter-district and interstate travel is still not allowed. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob also issued a reminder that the restriction of 2 people in car is still in place for states observing MCO. The restriction i

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Feb 16, 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 2017 We can expect the Pegoh plant to hit its cumulative 1 millionth CKD car milestone within the f

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Oct 7, 2020

This is revenge of the flying durians!

We know durians can be a potential hazard because of its spiky shell and weight, it can even cause massive damage on a car if it ever fell on a car. Now we know it can even cause massive accidents as well. One durian did just that as it found its way into a lorry injuring the occupants and causing a massive accident in the process. The lorry in question was driven by an air-conditioning technician who was heading to Balik Pulau from Paya Terubong with two Bangladeshi workers for an air-condition

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Jul 6, 2020