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Fan of Lewis Hamilton? Check out Mercedes-Benz’s RM3.5m luxury boutique in KL!

If there is a car brand that knows how to treat customers in luxury, it is Mercedes-Benz. Though Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has secured the leading premium luxury brand status in Malaysia for years now, the brand is continuing their efforts to give customers the ultimate luxury experience as they introduced a brand-new shopping concept in the heart of KL. MBM knows the new concept as the Mercedes-Benz Accessories and Collection Boutique, the boutique will feature exclusive Mercedes-Benz design


Oct 6, 2020

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. 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 drives can avoid the annoying chimes a modern car emits when


Jul 9, 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


Dec 7, 2020

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


Feb 9, 2021

Volkswagen Malaysia launches eShowroom so you can shop for a car online at home

In response to the Movement Control Order, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has quickly launched an online showroom to offer an alternative way for Malaysians to shop for their VW cars online. Interested customers who have postponed their VW purchases due to the MCO can still make their pick on the Volkswagen eShowroom as all VW models currently on sale are available on the online platform. The eShowroom also has a set of special online deals to offer any who purchase a car via the onli


Apr 1, 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


Nov 1, 2019

Should you cross-shop between an SUV and a sedan?

Cross-segment shopping is now becoming the norm in our current car market. How did something that is close to unheard of 20 years ago become so common and what has happened that allowed us to expand our horizons when it comes to shopping for a new car? That is because in this era of car shopping we are given so many options rather just sedans, hatches and SUVs, and it has also started more competition between the car companies. Car brands are also increasing the cost of building a car and this h


Apr 19, 2020

Work in KL but live in Selangor? Do you need to fill in the travel permit to get to work?

Yesterday, when the National Security Council (MKN) released a complete list of the standard operating procedure (SOP) regarding the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) between 14 – 27 October 2020 in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, many were left confused whether they will need to fill up the police form for their travels. So, who needs to fill up the form? Here’s your answer. The form attached here is what MKN knows as the CMCO Travel Permit form or ‘Borang Permit Pergerakan Perint


Oct 14, 2020

You can now buy a BMW without visiting a showroom, just go to BMW Shop Online

Car manufacturers are taking new measures to carry out new car sales by bringing their brand experience online as their physical showrooms are closed due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) imposed. The latest brand to do so is BMW Group Malaysia, which just launched its BMW Shop Online - a digital showroom to view and place a booking for a brand-new BMW. BMW Shop Online allows customers to get to know specific models entirely online. Besides that, there will also be online exclusive offers such

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Apr 24, 2020

Why is my tyre shop trying to sell me nitrogen gas inflation?

You might have come across this scenario while sending your car to your neighbourhood tyre shop – after the job is done, whatever it may be, the tyre shop will try to upsell you nitrogen gas inflation for your tyres. You will mostly be shown some materials or be told that it is better to fill your tyres with pure nitrogen rather than regular air. You will also be told that nitrogen-filled tyres will save you fuel, prolong the lifespan of your tyre, require lesser maintenance, and are better for


Sep 6, 2019

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

Conditional MCO reinstated for Selangor, KL, Putrajaya, Sabah; Petrol stations in Sabah to close at 6pm

The dreaded partial lockdown is upon the residents of Sabah, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur (KL), and Putrajaya. Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today that the government has decided to reinstate Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) for the selected states to quickly curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. CMCO will take effect in Sabah from 12.01 midnight on 13 October 2020 to 26 October 2020. Selangor, KL and Putrajaya will start observing CMCO from 12.01 midnight on 14 O


Oct 12, 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


Mar 8, 2021

Malaysians can now shop for a Mercedes-Benz online, lower priced pre-owned cars included

You can now shop for a Mercedes-Benz online. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia now has a virtual showroom that includes both new and pre-owned models. The new online tool allows users to instantly search on stock on availability, calculate financing option and directly request a quote from their preferred dealer. They can also filter the available cars based on their location. Dr Claus Weidner, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia said, “2020 placed great demands on us as a society. Despite the challe


Feb 8, 2021

Bas Rapid KL tak dapat lalu, terpaksa angkat dan alih Bezza ke tepi jalan

Kawasan yang penduduknya berkepadatan tinggi sering dibelenggu masalah besar, antaranya ketiadaan tempat letak kereta yang sesuai. Akibatnya, banyak kereta diparkir di bahu-bahu jalan sehingga mengganggu aliran lalu lintas. Masalah ini jadi semakin jelas apabila Rapid KL memuatnaik satu video TikTok dari pengguna bernama @haery_dean yang menunjukkan sebuah kereta Perodua Bezza menghalang laluan bas Rapid KL di sebatang jalan yang sempit. Banyak kereta dilihat diparkir di kedua-dua belah bahu jal


Mar 1, 2021

Caught on camera: Car wash worker crashes brand-new Mazda CX-5

On the 17th of February, photos of a brand-new Mazda CX-5 turned turtle in front of a car wash shop surfaced on social media causing Malaysians to wonder: how did a car wash go so wrong? According to Sin Chew Daily, the car wash worker had mistakenly put the CX-5 in reverse and the car had shot out of the shop, hitting 2 cars before coming to a halt. But video footage from a CCTV published on another Facebook page shows otherwise. The CX-5 was seen shooting out of the shop, head first, and crash


Feb 18, 2020

This Korean professor created a self-driving car way back in the '90s! Tesla who?

Autonomous driving, or aka self-driving cars and driverless cars, is now all the range. Everybody from Tesla and Google to Mercedes-Benz and more are looking into developing autonomous cars! But before driverless cars became an ‘it’ thing, here is an autonomous car that was created back in the 1990s by a South Korean professor and his students. Also read: Watch this self-driving Perodua Axia handle the busy roads of KL! Han Min Hong, now 79, led the team that created South Korea’s first autonomo


Apr 8, 2021

Car owners can't afford to sell their cars due to outstanding car loan balance

It turns out that it wasn’t just used car sales that saw an increase throughout the past few months, used car dealers in Johor Bahru are reporting an increase in car owners trying to sell their vehicles after the Movement Control Order (MCO) ended in June. One second-hand car shop manager Chang Keng Keong told The Star that there has been a 30 percent increase in the number of people who came to his shop enquiring for information about the disposal of their cars. This was especially apparent in


Nov 25, 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. 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 choose to get them, but a good majori


Jul 11, 2020

Watch this self-driving Perodua Axia handle the busy roads of KL!

Mention self-driving cars and one of the first things you’re thinking of is Tesla and its Autopilot feature. But Teslas are expensive in Malaysia, costing nearly a million ringgit. That is pretty out of reach for many Malaysians wanting to experience what it's like for the car to take control of the wheel. However, a brand-new local tech start-up has decided to show Malaysians that self-driving technology is indeed for everyone, not just the extremely wealthy. The company is called Kommu.ai and

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Nov 3, 2020

Hannah Yeoh gesa ‘roadblock’ dihentikan di KL & Selangor, trafik sesak

Ahli Parlimen Segambut, Hannah Yeoh dalam satu kenyataan memohon pihak berwajib untuk memberhentikan pelaksanaan sekatan jalan raya (SJR) di kawasan Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor atas faktor-faktor tertentu. Beliau memberitahu semalam yang beliau bersimpati terhadap anggota Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) dan Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) yang terpaksa bertugas di bawah terik mentari. Tambahan pula, suhu mencecah 44 darjah Celsius pada hari Selasa. Selain itu, desakan ini juga berikutan tiada lagi pe


Mar 11, 2021

Scissor-doors, 200 PS, and made by an auto parts shop! The ASL Garaiya

If you’re a big fan of JDMs, you probably heard of Autobacs, that legendary one-stop Japanese auto parts shop. They even have a couple of stores here, in Klang and Johor Bahru. But this isn’t a history lesson on the formation of Autobacs, but rather one of the most obscure sports cars ever made. But before we dive into it, let’s bring out Tommy. Tommykaira to be precise. The Japanese tuner was founded by Yoshikazu Tomita and Kikuo Kaira in 1968 but it wasn’t until 1987 when the tuner company lau

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Aug 30, 2020

CMCO Round 2: PDRM to set up roadblocks around Selangor, KL and Putrajaya

The reinstatement of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will start tonight, 14 October 2020, at 12.01 am for Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya. Like before, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will be setting up roadblocks at several locations in the 3 states as part of enforcing the lockdown. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani told Bernama: “The roadblocks will be mounted in the same way as before (during the MCO in early March). Instructions for


Oct 13, 2020

Buyer beware! Rampant car detailing scams wipe wallets clean, leaves cars dirty

Recently, Sin Chew Daily ran an exposé on unscrupulous car detailers that have been scamming Malaysian motorists. These scammers pose as full-fledged detailers, offering car wash and other high-end detailing services such as coating and waxing at unbeatable prices. Too good to be true? Definitely, as the only thing these syndicated ‘detailers’ do is wipe unsuspecting buyers’ wallet clean. How do they operate? These scammers know the part - they start by taking over long-operating, legitimate det


Aug 8, 2020

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


Jul 30, 2020

The 1951 Nash Rambler: A car you should know during the Malaysia Day

The 1951 Nash Rambler is on display at Publika (Ends Sept 16), in KL. If you are in KL, then you should seize the last chance to the Hari Malaysia and Publika Art Show to see rare national artefacts! The Hari Malaysia exhibition is a collaboration between Publika and the National Archives of Malaysia. Among all, the 1951 Nash Rambler is particularly eye-catching. The car exhibited was used by Tunku Abdul Rahman to announce the country’s independence in Melaka on Feb 20, 1956. The story behind th


Sep 16, 2019

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


Jun 24, 2020

GR Yaris almost sold out? Fret not - the GR Perodua Myvi is now a reality!

Say you wanted to get the Toyota GR Yaris on a discount but alas, it's nearly out of stock. Fret not, at least JW Bodykits Accessories is here to pepper some GR-ness into Malaysia's everyday hero, the Perodua Myvi. Just one photo was enough to set our Facebook page's comments section ablaze, and now we've got photos of the front bumper on an actual Myvi. Honestly - it does look quite good! The aggressive grille (complete with 'Functional Matrix' design), slats, and moulded canards complement the


Jan 15, 2021

Tampil bergaya dengan Mercedes-Benz di butik mewah Hap Seng Star KL baru!

Jenama yang sinonim dengan kemewahan dan prestij, Mercedes-Benz, baru saja memperbaharui Autohaus mereka di Hap Seng Star Kuala Lumpur dengan pelbagai tarikan baru untuk pemilik dan peminat Mercedes-Benz yang berkunjung ke Kuala Lumpur! Autohaus Mercedes-Benz Hap Seng Star KL yang dibuka sejak 2004 itu merupakan Autohaus pertama di Malaysia, dan kini penambahbaikannya yang berkos RM3.5 juta di atas tapak berkeluasan 29,300 kaki persegi itu jelas menunjukkan komitmen Mercedes-Benz dalam menyediak


Oct 7, 2020