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2021 Hyundai Kona facelift teased! New sport-car like bonnet

Hyundai Motor Company is on a roll in the second half of 2020. Not only have they launched the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and unveiled the Hyundai Santa Fe facelift and Hyundai Elantra N-Line, but they have also now dropped teasers of the 2021 Hyundai Kona facelift.From what little we can see of the new B-segment SUV, the Kona will get a flatter bonnet giving it the illusion of a sports car. The Hyundai logo has also been moved onto the tip of the new clamshell bonnet, previously the logo was located o

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 26, 2020

Watch: Policeman jumps on bonnet of Perodua Alza to stop escape

In an incident that happened in Bandar Baru Bangi, police officers were faced with a life-threatening situation where the Perodua Alza they were attempting to investigate drove off with their colleague clinging on the bonnet for dear life. The 40-second video has since gone viral on social media.Berita Harian reports that the officer that jumped on the bonnet of the Alza to prevent the car from escaping was forced to hang on for about 150 m before he fell off. Unfortunately, the Alza was able to

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 11, 2021

First look under the bonnet of the Nissan Z Proto, 400 PS V6 engine confirmed?

Via layersworksAfter 13 years of being on sale, Nissan has ceased production of the Nissan 370Z. Fret now, however, as the iconic Z-Car will live on in the form of the Nissan Z Proto. Z Proto is the name given to the prototype version of the upcoming Z-Car, though the rumour mill is saying that the next Z-Car could be christened as the Nissan 400Z.While we know for a fact that the Z Proto’s platform is shared with the older Nissan 370Z, what remained a mystery is the exact powertrain of th

Eric

Eric

Feb 5, 2021

Spied! 2021 Nissan Magnite production car testing on road

The upcoming Nissan Magnite Concept was just unveiled last week, but the production car is already spotted testing on the roads of India. From the picture, it looks like the production 2021 Nissan Magnite is very close to the concept in looks.Nissan’s smallest SUV will bear the most resemblance with the bigger 2020 Nissan Kicks. The Magnite shares the same sweptback headlamps and a large octagonal grille finished with chrome trim.As seen on the concept, the production Magnite als

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 20, 2020

Giant lizard in a car!

We’ve heard of the occasional cockroach or even a cat getting stuck in the engine of a car. We’ve previously been shocked when a snake was seen slithering out of an A/C vent, but never have we heard a lizard the size of an alligator trapped within the car engine bay!This Toyota Vios owner had the shock of his life when he opened his car bonnet and discovered a flipped over lizard that looks like a Komodo dragon inside.From what we can see in the photos, it looks like the To

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 17, 2020

Mercedes-AMG GT R F1 safety car gets colourful new look

After months of delay due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Formula 1 season is set to return this weekend in Austria. While fans can’t wait to see the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, and Max Verstappen returning to the track, there is one important car that helps to keep things under control when there’s an accident on the track or when the weather is bad, and that's the safety car.Mercedes-AMG has been the official safety car manufacturer for nearly 25 y

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 3, 2020

New Batmobile coming in 2021! Do you like the muscle car vibes?

Another Batman movie is set to hit theatres in 2021, so that means, yet another new Batmobile is coming to add to the collection. We’ve seen a teaser of the car on director Matt Reeves’ Twitter, now we get to see the full car.The pictures of the Batmobile uploaded on movie concept designer, Jeff Frost’s, website is actually a scale model. The pictures were later shared onto the movie’s official Twitter profile.Overall, the car looks like a mish mash of a number of America

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 4, 2020

Car cannibals dismantle Mercedes-AMG GT while owner is on holiday

As a car person, the worst situation we can find our cars in when we return from a holiday is to find the car vandalised or stolen. This Mercedes-AMG GT owner did not have his car stolen but he did return from his 5-day holiday to find his beloved supercar almost completely dismantled.Jay Tranter left his Mercedes-AMG GT in a guarded car park located not far from the Birmingham airport before he left for his 5-day holiday with his girlfriend. The 36-year-old came back from his short holiday to f

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 24, 2020

Covid-19: Should you start your car during Covid-19 MCO?

While the country is sitting through a Movement Control Order to curb the spread of Covid-19, our cars are getting a well-deserved rest from its daily gruelling commute. Leaving the car inactive for 2 weeks will not damage your car, but with a possibility of MCO extending, you might want to follow these steps.In the event that MCO is extended, we highly suggest that you…Drive the car around to heat up the engineIt is common knowledge that leaving your car inactive will often result in fla

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 23, 2020

Here’s why you shouldn’t open the radiator cap of an overheating car

We’ve all been in that situation before when we have to stop at the side of the road because your engine was overheating. But do you know what to do next after you pull over? Certainly not opening the radiator cap like what the guys in this video did.In the viral video, a few men were seen attempting to open the cap of a steaming radiator. They managed to open the cap but what followed was utter chaos as burning hot water burst from the radiator opening and shot into the sky.  (f

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 22, 2020

JPJ summons lazy driving school teacher for endangering students’ lives

A driving school teacher in Seberang Perai was issued a summons by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) for leaving students unattended during driving practice.According to the JPJ State Director, Adenan Md. Isa, the authorities discovered the offence when they conducted a surprise inspection at the driving institute located in Seberang Jaya.Adenan told Kosmo! Online that leaving students to learn unattended is very dangerous as an accident could happen due to the student’s lack of experien

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 15, 2021

Mod My Car: Why did I modify an Honda Accord? My story of my 2008 Honda Accord

** This article is the personal experience of a2008 Honda Accord owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Eric KuI bought my second hand 2008 Honda Accord back in 2017 when I was 19 years old. The reason why I bought it was because it was big and looked domineering.How it looked like when I bought itSoon after purchasing the car, I met a bunch of friends and joined their team, which came to be known as Team Lowered. We then started our journey to make our cars beautif

Mod My Car

Mod My Car

Sep 21, 2020

A Devil Z for Gen Z - the Nissan Z Proto is the affordable sports car of 2021

Fresh from the hype of the newest-generation of Nissan’s Z car, the Nissan Z Proto, some of us in the media were invited for a virtual roundtable discussion with Nissan’s Chief Designer, Alfonso Albaisa.In the discussion, the Cuban-American designer talked about what inspired the Z Proto, and from the overall looks, the most obvious inspiration was the first-generation 240Z (S30).Techno beats play in the backgroundThose of you who spent some time and money at the arcade would recogni

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 17, 2020

You can make your 2020 Proton Saga quieter with one easy step

Potential owners of the 2020 Proton Saga Anniversary Edition can opt for an optional package when they purchase the car, which includes a number of upgrades.One of the upgrades is what Proton calls an “NVH Guard”, which is essentially insulation foam placed on the underside of bonnet and boot of the car.The jury is out on the effectiveness of the insulation foam, but for a low price of RM 70 (yes, you can purchase it separately), we reckon it’s worth a shot.Other accessories in

Eric

Eric

Jul 10, 2020

Owner Review: Looking for the perfect daily car - Story of my Proton Saga

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Proton Saga 1.3L Premium CVT owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Xavier PangFirst, a huge thanks to WapCar for accepting my request to join the owner group and allow me to share my story, as part of a growing movement on real cars, real story sharing. I have always wanted to do a sharing like this, where real owners share real experiences on their rides. As I myself very much enjoy such sharing, it is righ

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 11, 2020

All-New 2020 Range Rover Evoque available in Malaysia from June; AI tech, ClearSight

Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLRM) has officially launched the all-new second generation 2020 Range Rover Evoque. Sales will start in June, but prices have yet to be announced. The new Evoque is now smarter than ever and features Land Rover’s ground breaking ClearSight technology.Though the Evoque is still easily recognisable for its hallmark features like the fast roofline and rising waist, the SUV is rebuilt from the ground up to accommodate the new mild-hybrid system. The new chassis is

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 21, 2020

Ratings: 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander - A better family car than the Honda BR-V?

Joining the field of budget people-carriers this year is the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander, challenging the Honda BR-V and Perodua Aruz.To look at the Mitsubishi Xpander objectively, we shall put it through our standardised WapCar Rating system. Will the Xpander pass with flying colours? Lets see.The Mitsubishi Xpander scores a total of 162.5 points2020 Mitsubishi Xpander: Driving Performance - 28/50 pts, Not the most powerful in its segment 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander - Facts and Figures Engin

Arif

Arif

Jan 1, 2021

New 2021 Hyundai Kona vs pre-facelift, what are the differences?

As you know, the new 2021 Hyundai Kona facelift has made its debut in town – just 6 months after the launch of the pre-facelift. The new Kona looks very different from the pre-facelift, but what other upgrades does the new SUV boast?Also read: Priced from RM 120k, 2021 Hyundai Kona facelift launched in Malaysia, no turbo for nowThis new vs old comparison will focus on the current range-topping variants for the Kona – in this case, it is the 2.0 Active versus the 1.6-litre Turbo varia

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 17, 2021

McLaren designer says the world needs more red Mazdas, pens this

Rendering by João Dias on InstagramJoao Dias, the Principal Exterior Designer at McLaren since 2016, released a design sketch of a sexy-looking red machine on his Instagram with the caption “The world needs more red Mazdas.”The sketch does draw similarities with the RX-Vision concept car, which was previewed 5 years ago. Long bonnet, front-engine sports car with presumably a rotary engine.Typical of design concepts, the wheels are absurdly large and within them are equall

Shaun

Shaun

Jun 23, 2020

Bateriku.com plans for EV roadside assistance, EV training centers included

In a podcast with MARii, Bateriku.com has hinted at its plans on roadside support for electric cars in the future.According Chief Strategy Officer Reshal Forzad, Bateriku.com is in continuous search of talents for its future plans with electric vehicles. Although many technicians are capable of maintenance of the regular SLI (starting, lighting, ignition) battery, the handling of bigger lithium-ion batteries requires more precaution and skill. Those who have experience handling hybrid vehicles s

Arif

Arif

Jan 26, 2021

Volvo goes full electric with the XC40

Volvo is stern in its direction towards the electric future with the introduction of the fully electric XC40. Going from combustion engines to electric is the biggest change yet in the history of the automobile. It means exhaust pipes or grille openings are things of the past, while the removal of combustion engine creates extra room for even more storage space under the bonnet.As such, the electric XC40 has a covered front grille in body colour as it needs less air flow for cooling pu

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 9, 2019

Unleash the beast in the form of the 2019 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

Move aside for this MINI John Cooper Works Countryman because under the bonnet lies a 306 PS beast with an asking price of RM 378,888, imported from the Netherlands.The JCW Countryman is also powered by the same 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo engine in the Cooper S albeit with many modifications done to it.Reinforced crankshafts, a main bearing with extended cross section, specific pistons, connecting rods and a new vibration damper with optimised cooling are just a few of the tweaks t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 8, 2019

2020 Kia Seltos – One name, three faces, which one for Malaysia?

The Kia Seltos made its global debut back in June 2019 as Kia’s entry into the ever-growing B-segment SUV market.Being a global model, the Seltos is manufactured across several Kia production facilities, including Korea, India, and China.Looks the same, but there are some subtle differencesBarring the production facility in China that caters to the domestic market, the plants in India and Korea are responsible for various export markets.At a glance, both Indian- and Korean-built Seltos mod

Eric

Eric

Feb 7, 2020

2020 Kia Seltos spied on trailer in Malaysia, launching soon?

Ahead of the 2020 Kia Seltos’ official debut in Malaysia, the B-segment SUV has been caught undisguised on a trailer.The model was first previewed at a dealer-only event back in February, indicating that Kia wants to take on the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and the upcoming Proton X50.During the preview, two variants of the Seltos were showcased: the regular and the GT Line. Separating the two variants are a dose of red highlights on the exterior, red stitching inside, unique leather seats, aut

Eric

Eric

Apr 16, 2020

Geely Icon SUV revealed, should this be the next Proton SUV?

Called the Icon, the second B-Segment Modular Architecture-based (BMA) SUV from Geely has been unveiled. The BMA platform also underpins the Geely Binyue, which is likely to be the Proton X50.The Icon’s exterior design takes a different route from previous Geely SUV models towards a more squarish approach. Though some features like the clamshell bonnet and roofline bears a resemblance to the Range Rover Evoque.Geely’s styling identity, the expanding cosmos can be seen on th

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 5, 2019

Check out this epic LUMGA body kit on the all-new 2020 Nissan Almera

If you think that the Drive68 body kit on the all-new Nissan Almera is just a little too tame for you, then take a load of this ultra-aggressive LUMGA body kit created by body kit company Amotriz in Thailand.At first glance, the futuristic and aggressive body kit reminds one of the sporty kits on the Honda Civic Type-R and Nissan GT-R R35.The body kit includes a modified front bumper, sharp side skirting, a choice of massive rear spoiler or a ducktail style spoiler, and a rear bumper that makes

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 14, 2020

Someone in Japan modified a Toyota Alphard to look like a Rolls Royce!

When we say “modified”, thoughts like changing the front bumper or adding a rear spoiler would come to mind. And then, occasionally, you will come across modifications that transform a car to look like something else like this Toyota Alphard with a Rolls Royce face.This Toyota Cullinan/ Rolls Royce Alphard (depending on how you look at it), appeared at the famous Daikoku parking lot – Fast and Furious fans would know this place – to deceive the eye of all visitors. Though

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 16, 2020

Owner Review: My "Abah-Abah's car" – A pilot feeling being in a Honda Civic FB

** This article is the personal experience of a 2015 Honda Civic 2.0S owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Mat Nasir↓↓↓ Press Here To Share Your Story ↓↓↓About my Honda CivicIf we story about Honda’s car, I’m pretty sure what crossed in our minds was the Civic. The Honda Civic is not the first model of Honda but Civic makes Honda become famous. Almost 20 million units sold worldwide and this C segment Sedan become num

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 27, 2020

2019 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman: Answers to frequently asked questions

When MINI Malaysia launched the facelifted 2019 MINI Clubman, they also launched the John Cooper Works Clubman along with it.MINI’s John Cooper Works Clubman is one of two revolutionary JCW variant that made a mark in MINI’s 60 year history as under the bonnet holds MINI’s most powerful engine yet!How much is it?The 2019 MINI JCW Clubman is priced at RM 358,888. That’s at least RM 60,000 more expensive then the Cooper S variant.Like the Cooper S variant the 2019 MINI JCW

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 18, 2019

2020 Ford Ranger Raptor updated with AEB, Forward Collision Warning, and LDW

Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) today launched the updated 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor. The Raptor now features more safety tech and new convenience updates for RM 9,088 more than the pre-update at RM 208,888.The Ranger Raptor’s ADAS now gets Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Vehicle and Pedestrian to help prevent potential rear-end collisions and road traffic collisions with both vehicles and pedestrians. The system is similar to the Ranger Wildtrak. There is also Forwar

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 2, 2020