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Rendered: Proton S50, the C-segment saloon Malaysia deserves?

Although Proton has introduced two SUVs to the market (X50 & X70), interest for a sedan Proton still remains high. Thus, the speculation of an upcoming Proton S50 intrigued many of us.That is quite understandable since Proton has given the people some decent saloons in the past. One that had so much promise was the Proton Preve.The Proton Preve was a C-segment saloon with high ambitions of being a global car. It was good looking, and had styling cues similar to the Honda City and Kia Forte o

Arif

Arif

Feb 3, 2021

Why Would Anyone Want To Buy A C-Segment Sedan Anymore?

Shrinking demand for sedans Hard time fending itself against SUVs and Crossovers Manufacturers shifting focus from sedan to SUVsWhen Honda Malaysia pulled the wraps off the 10th-generation Honda Civic (FC) in June 2016, it went on to chart unprecedented success in the shrinking C-segment sedan space. The Civic FC single-handedly revitalised the segment and at one point led the segment with more than 68% market share.The Civic remains the most popular model in the segment, having sold more than

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Aug 29, 2019

Video: Would you still buy a C-segment sedan?

The demand for C-segment sedans has declined substantially over the recent years as buyers have taken a stronger interest in SUVs and crossovers.However, in markets like the USA, sales of the Honda Civic is stronger than ever. In Malaysia, Japanese carmakers have shifted the positioning of their C-segment sedans to be more upmarket, high-tech and not to mention expensive.We discussed the three hottest C-segment sedans currently in Malaysia – all-new Mazda 3, all-new Toyota Corolla Alt

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Oct 7, 2019

In Brief: New Honda Civic 2019, Best-Selling C-Segment Sedan In Malaysia

(New Honda Civic 2019 Model | Gallery)New Honda Civic 2019 iss Malaysia’s best-selling non-national C-Segment sedan. For young executives and families looking for a sporty, spacious and well-equipped sedan, the new Honda Civic 2019 is an attractive package. What is the price of New Honda Civic 2019?The New Honda Civic 2019 is a five-door C-segment sedan and Honda Malaysia offers three variants priced between RM 108,165 to RM 128,631.There are two petrol engines to choose from, a 1.8-litre

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Aug 30, 2019

Rendered: Proton S50 C-segment saloon, Preve and Waja successor?

Proton had always been known for its saloon cars that were popular with Malaysian families. The Proton Saga, Wira, Waja, Perdana, and Preve are some to name. The most ambitious of them all would have been the Proton Preve, claimed as Proton’s first global car.Under the Proton-Geely partnership, several future model names have been registered. Including the X50 and X70, several other names have been registered too like the C50 and S50. The C50 is probably reserved for a hatchback model whil

Arif

Arif

Jan 31, 2021

Owner Review: A C-Segment Sedan with D-Segment Space – The Joy of Owning a Honda Civic

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Honda Civic Turbo Premium (TCP) owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapcarFacebook: Kelvin LengThe Love for HondaI have been a car freak since I was born and Honda cars are no stranger to me through my childhood. My mom had owned a couple of Honda vehicles throughout the years. The passion grows even further as my late-father got me my very first car after I got my driving license at 18, a 2011 Honda City. Throughout seven

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 6, 2020

Toyota's new C-segment SUV for 2022, slots between Corolla Cross and RAV4

Image credit: CarSensor.net and Mag-XToyota is working on a new small SUV positioned below the Toyota RAV4, sharing the same TNGA-C platform as the Toyota C-HR. Recall also that Toyota is working on a Toyota Corolla Cross, which is also based on a Toyota C-HR’s TNGA-C platform but minus the expensive and bulky double wishbone rear suspension, replaced by a cheaper torsion beam that also frees up more interior space.Toyota RAV4Thanks to Mag-X, we now know that Toyota is working on

Hans

Hans

May 6, 2020

Owner Review: C-segment For Under RM100K - My Proton X70

** This article is the personal experience of a 2020 Proton X70 Executive owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Norazam MananProton X70, C-segment For Under RM100KI had been waiting for the launching of the Proton X70 CKD for the longest time, when it finally came on 12th February, and booking for the Standard model was made the very next day after a test drive. I had also tested Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Nissan X-Trail and not forgetting the CBU model. The shor

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 5, 2020

Perodua Ativa (D55L) – Is it an A-segment or a B-segment car? Same as Proton X50?

Depending on who you ask, the soon-to-be-launched Perodua Ativa (D55L) is either an A-segment car or B-segment car. So which is the correct answer? More importantly, what is this A / B / C segment thing?The answer from us is simple, but others might / can disagree: The Perodua Ativa (D55L) is a (lower) B-segment SUV. And yes, you can loosely group the Ativa together with the (upper) B-segment Proton X50, keyword loosely. Both the X50 and Ativa are not direct rivals but remember that the loosely

Hans

Hans

Feb 26, 2021

Honda Civic continues to pull strong in USA, shrugs off talks of slowing C-segment

If the C-segment class of compact cars is indeed shrinking, Honda doesn’t seem to be aware of it. Sales of the Civic in USA – still Honda Motor’s biggest car market – continue to grow strongly even as archrival Toyota has just released an all-new Toyota Corolla.Despite being an aging model, the Honda Civic appears to be unaffected by the new generation Corolla, with sales growing by 26 percent month-on-month in August, totaling 34,808 units.According to a report by USA&rs

Hans

Hans

Sep 23, 2019

Owner Review: The C-Segment Underdog - Hyundai Elantra

** This article is the personal experience of a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6T owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Joshi ImmanuelWhen C-Segment Sedans are mentioned the first thought that comes to people's mind is the Honda Civic FC, Toyota Corolla Altis E210 and Mazda 3 BP. The Hyundai Elantra AD will unlikely be meat and potatoes of the conversation. However, in this story, it will. I still remember vividly the first time I saw the spy shots

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 12, 2020

The MG5 is the new shark in the C-segment waters; Sleeker than the Civic and Mazda 3?

When it comes to the C-segment sedan market, cars like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla Altis dominates the charts leaving little room for any new competitor unless it bears the Proton tiger badge. But we believe that shoppers in this segment will be more than happy make space for this sleek new MG5.If ever MG Berjaya, which is currently still gearing up to launch the MG HS C-segment SUV and MG ZS EV in Malaysia, decides to launch this MG5 on our shores, the Mazda 3 will have a huge rival in t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 24, 2020

A Honda Civic holds 2x better value than a Fluence? Which C-segment sedan is the resale value king?

Lets face it. Unless your car is a rare piece of machinery, it will depreciate. This is why, for many people, resale value is as important for car buyers as the cost of maintenance.While there are some myths about resale value that are pretty much busted, there is still a prevailing perception that some buyers won’t choose certain brands because of how bad their resale value is.Trade in Users Car FormFor this article, we’ll be taking a look at a few notable C-segment sedans including

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 31, 2021

2021 Toyota C-HR to be dropped from Malaysia as Thailand shifts to hybrid-only C-HR facelift

The Toyota C-HR is due for a mid-lifecycle update soon but the C-HR model range will most likely be dropped for Malaysia. Its vacated slot will be filled by the upcoming Toyota Corolla Cross.The C-segment Toyota C-HR was launched in Thailand in early-2018 (previewed in November 2017 at the Bangkok motor show) and after nearly 3 years on the market, a facelift is due to be launched in early-2021, reports Thailand’s Headlightmag.com.European market facelift model shownThe facelifted Toyota C

Hans

Hans

Jul 28, 2020

Proton X70, the C-segment SUV priced at RM 99,800 - 123,800

The Proton X70 is priced at RM 99,800 - 123,800 and comes in four variants, offering a five-year unlimited mileage warranty. Proton X70 Price Variant Price(RM) Proton X70 Standard 2WD 99,800 Proton X70 Executive 2WD 109,800 Proton X70 Executive AWD 115,800 Proton X70 Premium 2WD 123,800 The new car is built on the basis of Geely Bo Yue.The Proton X70 is positioned as a C-segment SUV

Wilson

Wilson

Jul 22, 2019

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia led the premium segment in 2019

With a total of 10,020 cars sold and a 1.8 percent market share in 2019, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) retains its lead in the premium luxury segment. Although it is a decline from the previous year at 13,079 units.Key launches that took place includes the E-Class with the debuting the E350 AMG Line, E200 Avantgarde and the E300 Exclusive Line, the A-Class sedan with models A200 and A250, the latest GLC and GLE SUV models, the Mercedes-AMG A35, the Mercedes-AMG GT R and GT C.The year also witness

Shaun

Shaun

Jan 23, 2020

Top Rank: What is the quietest C-seg SUV on sale in Malaysia?

The C-segment SUV market is surely one of the most competitive in Malaysia. With almost every major carmaker offering one, it’s not hard to see why these are gaining popularity among Malaysians.They are spacious and practical for a growing family, with some even offering 7 seats. Plus, with a higher driving position, it’s probably an ideal vehicle for those who wish to command more presence on the road.But while practicality and size are determining factors in getting a C-segment SUV

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 10, 2021

Who said you can’t compare a Mercedes-Benz C-Class with a Toyota Camry?

The problem with Facebook’s newsfeed’s algorithms is that it feeds you what other like-minded people are seeing, rightly or wrongly. Worse, many see the comments section as a source of information.Very quickly, our society has become one that is fragmented into groups that speak only within each other’s echo chambers – each seeing what they want to see and hearing what they want to hear, with Facebook serving as a massive amplifier of confirmation biases.This is why fring

Hans

Hans

Jun 14, 2020

Spied: New 2022 Toyota SUV spied, positioned between C-HR and RAV4

Toyota is on a roll with SUVs, as spyshots of a new C-segment SUV have surfaced.According to Japanese sources, the new C-segment SUV is developing a new SUV codenamed “地方男子”, which loosely translates to “local boy”.Like the C-HR (and forthcoming Corolla Cross), the “local boy” is based on the TNGA-C platform. Even the wheelbase is said to be identical to the C-HR, coming in at 2,640 mm.The first RAV4 used a Corolla's platform with full-time 4WD from a Celi

Eric

Eric

Jun 29, 2020

2020 Proton X50 – how will it affect other B-segment SUVs?

The debut of Proton X70 in December 2018 took Malaysia by storm, so well that the C-segment SUV set a record for the most registration by an SUV during launch.Proton X70This is reinforced even further when the X70 took home Midsize Crossover and SUVs 5-seater category, and the Overall Car of The Year 2019 at the 18th Malaysia Cars of the Year Awards (previously known as COTY).It catapulted Proton back to the top of the pyramid, once again becoming a major threat to other manufacturer in the loca

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 20, 2020

Honda HR-V vs Subaru XV vs Toyota C-HR vs Mazda CX-3: Which is best for you?

A cross between a traditional hatchback and a tall riding SUV, the so-called crossover segment is now the fastest growing segment in Malaysia. Buyers like the taller seating position offered by such cars because it’s easier to get in/out, and offers a more commanding view of the road ahead. However because crossovers are smaller than a traditional Honda CR-V class type of vehicle, it’s easier to park and cheaper to refuel, thus making such cars ideal for urbanities.The segment is ove

Robert

Robert

Sep 2, 2019

Rendered: 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class W206 – Ageing Mercedes needs an urgent update

Based on photographs of a camouflaged 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class W206,we decided to have a go at peeling back the camo digitally. Following the body lines as closely as we could, the rendering slowly unveiled itself to be a shrunken Mercedes-Benz S-Class.photo credit: otodriver.comMercedes-Benz cars have always adopted a familial look and cars from the smaller segment take styling cues from the larger segment. 2021 will see the W206 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, a much needed update for the 2014 W205 C

Arif

Arif

Nov 11, 2020

Do you really need a bigger car, or do you just want one?

The car segment classification is rather loosely defined. In this case, B-segment is described as the second smallest cars while C-segment are considered medium sized cars. Examples of B-segment cars are the Proton Persona, Honda City, Toyota Vios, etc. They are the second smallest in the sense that there are still cars such as the Perodua Axia and Proton Saga in the A-segment.On the other hand, C-segment includes the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla Altis, etc. They sit below

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 17, 2019

What’s so great about the RM 150k 2019 Toyota C-HR?

On paper, the Toyota C-HR is extremely underwhelming and frankly unappetizing. Halogen projectors, 17-inch wheels, 1.8-litre naturally aspirated DVVT-I with measly 140 PS & 171 Nm just doesn’t quite fit the bill of a RM 150,000 SUV.Not only that, but the tight-ish interior also doesn’t quite appeal to the family shoppers – limited knee room and only 388 litres of boot space. If you’re claustrophobic like me, I strongly suggest to not spend too long in the ba

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 5, 2019

Toyota C-HR 2021 akan digugurkan di Malaysia, Thailand beralih ke C-HR facelift hibrid sahaja

Toyota C-HR akan menerima penambahbaikan dalam kitaran-hidup pertengahannya tak lama lagi, tapi barisan model C-HR ini besar kemungkinan akan digugurkan dari pasaran Malaysia. Ruangnya yang ditinggalkan kosong akan diambil oleh Toyota Corolla Cross yang akan datang.Toyota C-HR segmen C ini dilancarkan di Thailand pada awal tahun 2018 (previu pada November 2017 di Pameran Motor Bangkok) dan setelah hampir 3 tahun berada di pasaran, satu facelift dijangka akan dilancarkan pada awal 2021 seperti ya

Mersita

Mersita

Jul 28, 2020

COTY 2020: Honda Accord vs Volkswagen Passat, which is your favourite D-segment sedan?

There was a time when the Volkswagen Passat was priced closer to a BMW 3 Series or a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and a brand-new Honda Accord can be bought for less than RM 150k. Today though, prices for these two have pretty much equalized.The 2020 Honda Accord 1.5 TC-P is priced at RM 187,390 (0% SST) while the 2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line is priced at RM 204,433 (0% SST). Both the 2020 Honda Accord and 2020 Volkswagen Passat made it into our very own shortlist for Car of the Year awards.We love t

Shaun

Shaun

Jan 2, 2021

Video: 2020 Mazda CX-30 2.0L SUV in Malaysia, a Toyota C-HR Rival!

The all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 is now available for viewing at selected Mazda showrooms in Malaysia. We’ve dropped by at the Mazda Glenmarie showroom to bring you on a Closer Look of the Mazda CX-30.The variant on display is the Mazda CX-30 2.0L Petrol High variant priced at RM 164,119 (OTR without insurance). There is also the entry-level 2.0L Petrol (RM 143,119) and range-topping 1.8L Diesel High (RM173,027).All units Mazda CX-30 will be fully imported from Japan and customer deliveries ar

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Dec 26, 2019

The 2019 Japan Car of the Year is coming to Malaysia in 2020

Results are in for the annual Japan Car of the Year awards and the winner is the Toyota RAV4 with 436 votes, beating out the Mazda 3 (328 votes) and BMW 3 Series (290 votes).The new Toyota RAV4 is still not made available in Malaysia, although we are expecting the SUV to finally make its return into the C-segment SUV market in 2020.According to sources familiar with the matter, the Toyota RAV4 will be introduced in this region next year, with Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia on the list.Sources

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 11, 2019

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

Proton Saga outsells Perodua Bezza and Proton Persona leads B-segment sedan market!

Proton has recorded 13,126 sales in July 2020, whi has been its highest number since June 2012. Thanks to the sales tax exemption and increase in consumer demand, Proton has benefited with an increase in sales.Overall sales of Proton cars in July 2020 grew by 37.3% over June 2020 and increased by 45.7% compared to the July 2019.The Proton Saga leads the A-segment sedan with 5,421 units sold in July 2020 alone. 1,100 units of the Saga Anniversary edition helped to boost Saga sales numbers in

Arif

Arif

Aug 4, 2020