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Hyundai Ioniq stars in BTS' latest song!

K-Pop lovers would know that Hyundai Motor and boy group BTS have a long-standing partnership for years now. Now they have finally taken the next step in the partnership and that is the release of an official Hyundai Ioniq theme song titled Ioniq: I’m On It. To the uninitiated, let me explain, it is not a strange thing for brands to sign an ambassador deal with K-Pop artists to create theme songs for their products in South Korea. LG, for example, has released many songs with K-Pop artists like


Sep 2, 2020

Buying used cars: 5 signs a car has been in an accident

A knight in shining armor is a man who has never had his metal truly tested. Likewise, a pristine looking car is a car that hasn’t been driven much. While the former may be an inspirational phrase, the latter is a sign of a good used car. When shopping for a used car, it is normal to see dings, scratches, or the occasional putty. Small damages are good for bargaining, but a used car with major damage is much better avoided. Whether or not to go on with the purchase is entirely up to you. This en


Aug 21, 2020

Watch: Perodua Myvi brakes to 'kepochi' Bomba, causes an accident

A video of Bomba putting out fire on a badly burning car caught our attention recently, but it was not because there is a car on fire, instead it was what happened after that. A Perodua Myvi caused another accident on the highway as he slowed down to watch the Bomba put out the fire of the burning car. In the video, the person holding the camera was focussed on the burning car that the fire brigade was already working put out. But “auntie” unwittingly caught the accident between 2 Perodua Myvis


May 27, 2020

Woman’s Toyota Vios summoned in accident 1 year after it was declared a total loss

A woman whose Toyota Vios was declared a ‘total loss’ in 2019 received a shock when she was issued a summon for an accident that happened a year after her car was scrapped. The woman, known only as Lee, told Free Malaysia Today (FMT) that her Vios was declared beyond repairable and a total loss by both the insurance company and panel repair shop following a serious accident in June 2019. She received RM 45,000 from her insurance provider and moved on from the accident. But the incident came back


Apr 14, 2021

PDRM debunks Subang Jaya exit viral accident: No foul play here

Last week a video of a white car losing control and crashing into a barrier at a highway exit went viral. News then quickly spread that the cause of the crash was due to sabotage but the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has since clarified that the accident was not caused by malice. According to the Subang Jaya district police chief, Asst Comm Risikin Satiman, the accident captured in the video is not a recent event but one that happened on July 17. Risikin clarified that the driver was attempting


Aug 17, 2020

If SUVs are safer than sedans, how do you explain the Persona and HR-V toll crash?

A common excuse for buying an SUV would be the added safety in the event of a crash. SUVs are bigger and thus we instinctively associate them with strength. And there is some truth to that. In the event of a collision of two cars, it is usually much better to be in the bigger car. But SUVs are also associated with higher centres of gravity and they generally rollover much easier. So, if safety is your main concern, should you get an SUV or a sedan? It depends. To be fair, we’ll be looking at an


Jun 17, 2020

Pros and Cons: Honda CR-V - Spacious and practical, but is it enough?

Some cars become so synonymous within its segment, that more often than not, the segment gets named after it. That applies even in a Malaysian context. Trucks? Toyota Hilux. Hot hatch? VW Golf GTI. Mid-size SUV? That would be the Honda CR-V. This is the model that started the whole 'soft-roader' trend, and the beginning of the SUV movement. It's no understatement to say that the Honda CR-V has been a runaway success since its first generation. Now in its fifth generation, what makes the Honda CR


Jan 28, 2021

2020 Hyundai Kona, worth paying more over a Honda HR-V and Proton X50?

The 2020 Hyundai Kona was launched earlier this week with an introductory price of RM 115,888 to RM 143,888 for three variants – the naturally aspirated 2.0 Standard and 2.0 Active, and the range topping 1.6 Turbo, all imported from Korea (CBU). The introductory price will expire on 31-Dec 2020, when the government’s 50 percent discount on SST for imported cars end. After that, prices for the 2021 Hyundai Kona will be increased to: Kona 2.0 MPI Standard: RM 123,888 Kona 2.0 MPI Active: RM 138,88


Nov 1, 2020

Speedy repair on pothole that caused fatal accident near Mid Valley

A pothole on Jalan Tengah heading towards Mid Valley has caused the unfortunate death of a motorcyclist on Sunday around 7.30 am. Preliminary investigations by the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) showed that the motorcyclist was riding over a pothole when he was thrown off his motorcycle. JSPT chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya added that the rider, identified as 75-year-old Ho Yan Yee, died at the scene of the accident. Since the accident yesterday morning, the


Jan 4, 2021

Makcik Bawang amuses social media with their reaction to accident

We’ve seen plenty of accident videos, some can be horrifying while others would tickle our funny bone. One such video features a bunch of makciks (aunties) reacting to an accident between a Perodua Kelisa and Proton Wira has caught the amusement of the internet. Warning: Turn down the volume before playing the video. While gossiping away about their social lives, the aunties encountered a Perodua Kelisa who tried to cut through 3 lanes to make the turn rather than go straight. Ultimately, the Ke


Mar 24, 2021

Myvi catches fire in the same location as fatal Bezza accident from a day ago

Another horrifying accident has been reported at the same location just one day after reports of a fatal accident between a Toyota Hiace and Perodua Bezza. A Perodua Myvi caught fire after it collided with a Proton X70 along Jalan Saujana Impian yesterday at around 8 am. Selangor Fire and Rescue director (JBPM) director Norazam Khamis told Harian Metro that their department received a call about a burning vehicle at around 8.30 am yesterday. Five officers and one fire truck from the Kajang Fire


Mar 9, 2021

Closer Look: 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander - bigger than the BR-V and Aruz!

We've seen it on our roads, and Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has confirmed its imminent launch - so let's take a closer look at what we can expect from the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander, courtesy of our sister site Autofun.co.th. Ready up Perodua Aruz/Toyota Rush and Honda BR-V, you'll have a new competitor. Exterior design: The Mitsubishi Xpander is certainly a looker and definitely stands out from the masses. It bears the same pronounced front fascia as on the Mitsubishi Triton. LED headlights and fog


Aug 3, 2020

There's now a way to avoid sleazy used car dealers and their hidden charges

Ask anyone who recently bought a used car and the general consensus is that the experience is far from pleasant. Never mind mileage tampering (it happens more often than you think), rarely you can find a used car dealer that will sell you a used car at the listed price, and we're not talking about insurance cost. Enter Carsome and its newly-launched used car platform, which aims to alleviate the sore experience many used car buyers face. Pricing – What you see is what you pay While the prospect


Aug 31, 2020

Should you buy a new Proton X70 or a used Honda CR-V?

With prices starting from just RM 95,000, it’s no surprise why the Proton X70 became a hit among Malaysians. Proton X70 gallery Even in its range-topping Premium X trim, RM 122,800 isn’t a lot of money, considering the amount of features the Proton X70 offers. Keep in mind that for the same price you’re paying for a brand-new Proton X70, you can also get a used Honda CR-V. Honda CR-V gallery A quick check on some car listing sites indicate you can get a turbocharged 2017 Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P or a


May 14, 2020

Honda Accord vs Honda CR-V; which car better suits your needs?  

Honda Malaysia welcomed the tenth generation 2020 Honda Accord with a starting price of RM 185,900. Even after the recent price increase, the Honda CR-V’s range topper, 1.5L TC-P, is still priced below the base spec Accord 1.5L TC at RM 175,900. So, should you make the jump and pay RM 10,000 more for the lower spec Accord 1.5L TC? In the new generation Accord, Honda has done away with the 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre engines in favour for a more fuel efficient 1.5-litre Turbocharged unit. It’s essent


Mar 3, 2020

Owner Review: 2005 Honda CR-V - The classic hero car on TV

** This article is the personal experience of a 2005 Honda CR-V owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Arvin Jeya First launched in Malaysia in 2002, the Honda CR-V was priced at RM149,800. Mine is a 2005 unit pre-facelift. For mid-2000s standards, the Honda CR-V represented the luxury offerings to those seeking to buy into the then unsaturated SUV market. This is my first car and I think it’s amazing that I am able to have this experience. Prior to the purchase, I have spot

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Aug 24, 2020

25 years of the Honda CR-V - All you need for a family car

Currently in its fifth generation, the Honda CR-V is a spacious family car that is popular among Malaysians. Offered in both 2WD and 4WD, the former is preferred by many, since it mainly sees urban use. The urban SUV body style is so popular to the extent that even brands like Porsche and Lamborghini have at least one in their line-up. Being one of the early adopters and perhaps even pioneering the urban SUV body-style, the Honda CR-V deserves some recognition. But how did it all start? Well, we


Dec 19, 2020

Ratings: 2020 Honda BR-V 1.5L V - Near-excellent score in Space and Practicality, 162 pts overall

Moving on from the Perodua Aruz from last week, we're scrutinizing the 2020 Honda BR-V 1.5L V facelift by evaluating all aspects from driving performance to purchase and cost. Honda BR-V Driving Performance – 32/50 pts, car-like driving experience 2020 Honda BR-V 1.5L V - Facts and Figures Engine 1.5L 4-cylinder NA Transmission CVT automatic Power 120 PS @ 6,600 rpm Torque 145 Nm @ 4,600 rpm Weight 1,269 kg 0-100 km/h 11.6 seconds 100-0 km/h 40.8 metres Being lighter and more powerful than the P


Nov 27, 2020

Deal breakers: Honda HR-V - Spacious and practical, but uncomfortable to sit in

The Honda HR-V, since its launch in 2015, has captured Malaysian hearts with its combination of space, practicality and unburstable mechanicals. The sheer number of HR-Vs you see on Malaysian roads is testament to its popularity. However, there are certain things, over an extended period of time that grates on us. We explore chinks in the armour of the all-conquering Honda HR-V. 18-inch wheels on the RS makes acceleration slightly lethargic: Pairing the naturally-aspirated 1.8 litre engine with


Jun 15, 2020

Flying car in 2021 achieved! This is proof that Perodua Myvi can fly!

Social media users were amused by a viral video of a Perodua Myvi stuck in a very unusual circumstance. According to the video, the Myvi had flown over a huge storm drain and landed in the middle of a park! The unusual accident happened in Iskandar Puteri, Johor and the video has since drawn plenty of jokes about the ‘King of the Road’ and about who needs a flying car when we already have the Myvi. According to a Facebook post by the Johor Fire and Rescue Department, they were alerted of the acc


Mar 23, 2021

Pros and Cons: Honda HR-V - Would you choose this over a Proton X50?

It goes without saying that the Honda HR-V has been a runaway success in our market. When it was launched back in 2015, the waiting period for one stretched to almost 6 months. It ticked all the right boxes for many Malaysian car buyers and was THE bang-for-buck SUV way before the Proton X50. Here's a quick breakdown of the Honda HR-V's variants and pricing (SST discounts included, valid till 31-December 2021): Honda HR-V variants & pricing Variant 1.8 E 1.8 V 1.8 RS Price (RM) 104,000 113,421 1


Jan 9, 2021

2020 Mitsubishi Xpander vs Aruz and BR-V – Will it conquer the segment?

Malaysia welcomes the newest addition to the 7-seater B-segment SUV market, the Mitsubishi Xpander. The Xpander has been sold in the ASEAN region since 2017. The newest iteration of the Xpander has been introduced in Indonesia in February and Thailand in October. The Xpander challenges current compact 7-seaters like the Perodua Aruz and Honda BR-V. The price of the Mitsubishi Xpander is yet to be announced, but we expect it to closely rival the Honda BR-V. All three B-segment SUVs are locally as


Oct 22, 2020

Buying guide: 5 things to lookout for when buying a used car

Want that dream car of yours but can’t afford to buy new? The used car market is one solution. If you are shopping for a used car, here are the list of things that you should look out for. 1. Check paintwork, body panels, engine bay, and underneath of the car First impression matters. The outlook of the car is what makes you attracted to it in the first place, so naturally, this will be the first thing you should look at. Always inspect the car in daylight, because the sun's reflection can tell

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May 15, 2020

8 years jail for suspects that caused fatal Aruz-Waja-Myvi cop car crash in Johor

On November 1st, news of a high-speed car chase resulting in the death of a young constable in Johor went viral. The suspects who got away at that time have now been charged with multiple offences with the heaviest penalty being 8 years in jail and a RM 30,000 fine. According to previous reports, the police officers first gave chase when they came across the Perodua Myvi that was driving around suspiciously. During the chase, the Proton Waja patrol vehicle clipped the Myvi and spun before landin


Nov 13, 2020

Honda HR-V and Proton Persona took a toll on each other

Looks like the road accidents have already started. Barely 2 days after Recovery MCO started, drivers passing the Setia Alam toll yesterday were treated to a view of the horrifying aftermath between a Honda HR-V and a Proton Persona at the Setia Alam toll. Police enforcement stated that they received a report at 11am in the morning regarding the incident that happened at the toll entrance from the NKVE highway leading to Setia Alam. Head of Traffic Police Selangor, Superintendent Azman Shariat r


Jun 12, 2020

2021 Honda HR-V for Malaysia gets new infotainment, LED headlamps, and colour

The Honda HR-V has received several notable updates across the board in Malaysia today, encapsulating a new colour, exterior updates, and a new touchscreen infotainment system. Now with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay! All four variants of the B-segment SUV will now come with a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Every variant will also get 2 additional USB ports in the centre console for added convenience. Meanwhile, the HR-V Sport Hy


Jan 13, 2021

Deal breakers: Honda CR-V – love its practicality and fuel economy, not its cabin noise

As a family SUV, the Honda CR-V is hard to beat. Yes it’s not as cheap as the Proton X70, and it doesn’t feel as expensive inside as the Mazda CX-5 but as an overall package, as a car that you will drive daily and maintain for the next 5 years or more, the Honda CR-V still ranks at the top. The practicality of the Honda CR-V’s cabin trumps everyone else. Shoulder and legroom is class leading. Its hip point and ride height also makes it the easiest to get in and out off. There are a multitude of


Jul 12, 2020

Review: Thai media tests Toyota Corolla Cross; bigger car outside, smaller than HR-V inside?

It's a good time to be fans of cheeky taglines, as UMW Toyota Motor's campaign to promote the imminent-in-Malaysia Toyota Corolla Cross has been taking potshots at Honda Malaysia's 'Your Time is Up' effort. But, as they always say, talk is cheap. Does the Corolla Cross have enough in its arsenal to back up its shoutiness? For that, we'll jump into this review by our AutoFun Thailand colleagues to give you a better idea of what to expect. Exterior - Much bigger in person Thai customers get a choi


Mar 20, 2021

Hyundai Kona 2020 lebih berbaloi daripada Honda HR-V dan Proton X50?

Hyundai Kona 2020 baru saja dilancarkan dengan harga pengenalan RM 115,888 hingga RM 143,888 bagi tiga varian – ‘naturally aspirated’ 2.0 Standard dan 2.0 Active, serta varian spesifikasi tinggi 1.6 Turbo yang semuanya diimpot dari Korea (CBU). Harga pengenalan ini akan luput pada 31 Disember 2020 apabila pengecualian 50% SST untuk kereta impot berakhir. Bermula tahun baharu, senarai harga untuk Hyundai Kona 2021 akan naik sehingga: Kona 2.0 MPI Standard: RM 123,888 Kona 2.0 MPI Active: RM 138,8


Nov 3, 2020

Pros and Cons of installing a roof box or roof rack on your car

A roof box is handy for increasing storage space in in your car. You can install a roof box on your car by yourself, or you can get the shop to do it for you. If you're planning to install a roof box, there are several types of factory-fitted roof mounts: raised rails solid-type rails fixed mounting points no mounting points Some cars come with roof rack mounting points, while some don’t. Having factory-fitted mounting points makes installing the roof box easier. Not having them just means you n


Mar 6, 2021