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If you’re caught using your phone while driving, PDRM will see you in court!

Using your phone while driving has always been illegal. Previously, drivers can get away with only a fine as it is a compoundable offence. But the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) recently released a statement that usage of devices in cars is now a non-compoundable offence and, if caught, you are required to go to court to defend your case.The statement was released on 8th August 2020 on PDRM’s Facebook page under the topic #SembangTraffik.In their statement, PDRM acknowledged the fact that t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 11, 2020

This man loved phones so much that he built a car to look like a desktop phone

Most of the time, when we are passionate about something, the most we would do is paste stickers onto their cars to show off to everyone their interest. But this man from Massachusetts took his passion 100 steps further by building a car that looks like a retro desktop phone.Behold the desktop Phone Car, a car built on a 1975 Volkswagen Beetle. The owner, Howard Davis, stripped the car down to its wheels and started building it up like a telephone.The inspiration for the Phone Car came from Davi

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 24, 2020

Is there a city car with a better interior than this all-new Honda Jazz?

By now you would’ve seen the all-new Honda Jazz, which made its world premiere yesterday at the opening of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan, where the Jazz is sold as the Fit.The fourth generation Honda Jazz will only go on sale in Japan in February 2020 so details like body dimensions and engine specifications are still unclear, but we do know that in Japan (and Europe), the all-new Honda Jazz will be sold exclusively as a hybrid.It will most likely be a 1.5-litre full hybrid but unlike

Hans

Hans

Oct 24, 2019

Why your next car should come with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

I remember the first time I tried Android Auto – it was back in 2016 with the debut of the all-new tenth-generation Honda Civic. I plugged my phone via USB into the Civic, went through a few confirmation screens on my phone and started Android Auto itself.Android Auto, as how Google envisioned it, is their answer to bridging smartphones and in-car infotainment, allowing drivers to enjoy a tailored Google experience while driving. In case you’re wondering, Android Auto is strictly lim

Eric

Eric

Sep 27, 2019

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia brings your test drive car to your doorstep

Though all operations have returned to full capacity for Mitsubishi Motors showrooms, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) is still taking further safety steps by introducing a new Test Drive 2U online service. The new service is part of MMM’s continuous efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).Test Drive 2U will see dedicated MMM sales consultants bringing the Mitsubishi vehicle you wish to test drive right to your doorstep. This wi

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 19, 2020

How to get Android Auto on any car for just RM 20!

Trust us when we say Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity are make-or-break features when it comes to buying a new car in Malaysia. But not everyone of us can go after a new car in this economic climate, so well show you the next best thing - getting Android Auto to work on the car you already own. I installed a relatively cheap (~RM 300) Android-based touchscreen headunit in my 2003 Toyota Vios, and this guide will help you get Android Auto running on something similar installed in your

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 17, 2021

Renault Subscription plan turns one - named Malaysia's Car Subscription Company of the Year 2020!

Renault has been named Malaysia Car Subscription Company of the Year at the 2020 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards for its Renault Subscription programme, a year after the programme celebrates its first anniversary.Launched in August last year, the programme was designed to offer an alternative to vehicle ownership beyond the traditional hire-purchase model as well as car sharing and rental options available.“We are delighted to have received this prestigious accolade

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 24, 2020

Owner Review: My dream car is a Hyundai - My story of my Hyundai Elantra

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Hyundai Elantra owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Vijay SaravanenI always loved the sleekly, sexy, and sporty design of Hyundai Elantras I see on the road. I told myself my next car change would be a Hyundai Elantra. I was already driving the Hyundai Accent 1.5 (Aeroback) 2007 Model. Over the years, I have owned Proton Saga 1.3 (Aeroback), Proton Wira 1.5 (Sedan), Proton Satria1.3, Exora 1.6(MPV), a

Owner Review

Owner Review

Sep 7, 2020

Man breaks car window in attempt to remove evidence of sexual harassment

A 24-year-old woman’s quick response to a man sexually harassing her was to record a video as evidence. The man then proceeded to violently break her car window in an attempt to remove said evidence. (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src =https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, script, facebook-jssdk)); Acco

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 7, 2021

New Lexus RX launched in Malaysia – priced from RM 399,888

Lexus Malaysia has just introduced the new RX, a mid-life update for its popular mid-sized luxury crossover.Prices for the new Lexus RX are as follow: RX 300 Premium – RM 399,888 RX 300 Luxury – RM 424,888 RX 300 F Sport – RM 439,888Compared to the model it replaces, the new RX 300 Premium is RM 5,112 cheaper, but both the RX 300 Luxury and RX 300 F Sport are RM 888 pricier than before.Lexus Malaysia has also dropped the RX 350 and RX 450h variants of its crossover in an effort

Eric

Eric

Sep 10, 2019

TCEC is working on a new Renault App for your car

At a virtual press briefing hosted by TC Euro Cars (TCEC) yesterday, CEO Wong Hoe Mun revealed that the distributor is in the process of building a new mobile application for all Renault cars.The revelation came after the announcement of the expansion and updated Renault Subscription plans. The phone application is just another way for TCEC to add to the benefits of subscribing to a Renault.At the press conference, Wong stated that the application is part of their digitalising efforts like the R

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 28, 2020

This 1,200 PS Lexus RC F is the world's most advanced drift car

Professional drift cars are powerful, that much is obvious. All that grunt is needed to go sideways, vaporise tyres and send vlouds of smoke up in the air. This Lexus RC F you see here is one of the most powerful professional drift machines out there today, but that's not what makes it special. The proof of the pudding is in its chassis. For once, the 1,200 PS in this Lexus isn't the biggest headline-maker. What's truly remarkable about this particular RC F is the fact that

Jason

Jason

Aug 2, 2020

Dispose your e-waste properly at your nearest Volvo Car showroom!

Volvo Car Malaysia has partnered with E-waste Recycling Through Heroes (ERTH) to provide E-waste Green Boxes in all Volvo Car dealerships nationwide as well as at the Volvo Car Manufacturing Malaysia (VCMM) plant site in Shah Alam.This is part of an ongoing sustainability campaign called the Volvo Green Planet which aims to bring greater awareness towards today’s pressing climate concerns and propel the brand closer to its long-term goal of becoming climate neutral by 2040.No, recycling is

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 22, 2021

General buying guide: 5 must-have features in a new car

It’s 2020 and while we still haven’t seen any flying cars whizzing around, it’s fair to say that the tech we’re getting in today’s cars has improved tremendously. Want proof? Heres a clip from an episode of Top Gear from 2005 featuring an orangutan and an S-Class.Fast forward fifteen years later and a lot of the tech seen in a large German luxury car that cost nearly a million ringgit at the time are seen in regular cars today like the Toyota Vios and even the humbl

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 13, 2020

BMW Malaysia launches AR feature for 2020 BMW X5

Last month, BMW Malaysia launched the 2020 BMW X5 plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) in Malaysia and it costs around RM 440,000 which is a huge price for most of us.However, if you’re the sort of person who’s awkward to step into a BMW showroom, you can view the new X5 all from the comfort of your phone.BMW Malaysia has just launched their first-ever augmented reality (AR) experience with the latest BMW X5 PHEV.Now there's an X5 on my table!This web-based experience allows users to se

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 20, 2020

Covid-19: How do you buy food during lockdown? With an RC car, of course

You’re feeling hungry, and crave for some hot steamed bun. However, it is in the middle of an outbreak, and you are being a responsible citizen by not taking the chance to go out from your house due to quarantine just to fulfill your self-need. So, what do you do? A woman in China decides to be creative and uses a remote control (RC) car to get her steamed buns.According to South China Morning Post, The RC car was modified with a trailer at the back. Then, she placed two cameras, one for n

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 18, 2020

Owner Review: A Childhood Dream Fulfilled - How I Got My Honda Accord

** This article is the personal experience of a 2016 Honda Accord owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarFacebook: Shawal AliMy Previous Encounter with the Honda AccordThe allure of large sedans is unquestionable. Unlike booted hatch or compact sedans with their weird looks to aide with practicality, large sedans do not need to sacrifice its looks for usability. Their strong muscular lines flows coherently from the front all the way to the back without needing to sac

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jun 30, 2020

The few areas the Toyota Avanza is better than the Perodua Aruz/Toyota Rush, what are they?

With a trendier looking SUV body and better safety features, it’s understandable that the Toyota Rush/Perodua Aruz twins are taking much of the limelight away from their fraternal twin the Toyota Avanza.New Toyota Avanza has a Vellfire-like frontTo recap, the seven-seater Toyota Rush/Perodua Aruz are two of the same car developed by Toyota’s compact car subsidiary Daihatsu.Both models ride on identical mechanicals as the Toyota Avanza, which also has seven seats, sharing the same 1.5

Hans

Hans

Dec 23, 2019

Don't get caught: prevent car thefts with these simple tips!

Yeah that's right - keep prying hands away!Last week, we shed light on what are the top 10 most stolen cars in Malaysia for Q1 2020. We know many of you own cars in that list, so this week we’ll share with you some quick tips on how to secure your car from thieves. Let's set the scene. Imagine you're driving down a mall parking and boom, you've found a parking spot. First things first...1. Start with parking in a well-lit placeGood parking - bright place and facing a d

Sanjay

Sanjay

Oct 10, 2020

2021 Volvo XC40: T5 AWD vs Recharge PHEV - What does the extra RM 10k get you?

Earlier today, Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) launched the 2021 Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge, essentially a plug-in hybrid version of the regular XC40 T5 AWD.In terms of pricing, the new model is roughly RM 10k more than the non-hybrid version, coming in at RM 241,997. The regular XC40 T5 AWD is priced from RM 231,651. Both prices are inclusive of the Governments Penjana sales tax incentive and are valid till 30-June 2021. Prices Model Price (RM) XC40 T5 AWD 231,651 XC40 T5 Recha

Eric

Eric

Feb 26, 2021

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia releases a new GLA variant

The facelifted GLA, which was launched in 2017, gets a new Style Line variant. The GLA Style Line is priced at RM 223,888 on-the-road without insurance. RM 21,000 cheaper or shall we say, less expensive than the Night Edition.Powertrain remains the same with the 1.6-litre turbocharged in-line 4 rated at 156 PS and 250 Nm, sending power through a 7-speed 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission.Differences include an 18-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels and additional inserts in hig

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 10, 2019

Roslan Abdullah is Proton’s new VP for Sales and Marketing

Proton announces the appointment of Roslan Abdullah as Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Concurrently, he is also appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Proton Edar Sdn Bhd (PESB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Proton involved in the distribution of Proton cars and providing sales and after sales services to customers, effective June 1st, 2020.Having spent close to three decades in the automotive sector, Roslan brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge about Malaysia’s autom

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 1, 2020

Deal Breaker: We love the Honda Jazz but we just can't live with the infotainment system!

The 2017 Honda Jazz is, hands down, the must-have car if you’re looking for a B-segment hatchback. It is practical, spacious, fuel efficient and its steering is nicely weighted for city dwellers to easily squeeze into tight spaces. But there is one thing that stops us from gushing over the hatch and it is the Jazz’s poor infotainment system.When the Honda Jazz was updated in 2017, not only did the touchscreen unit shrunk in size (from 7-inch to 6.8-inch) but the system itself seem to

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 14, 2020

Up to 90 percent discount on selected parts for selected Renault models

TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the sole franchise holder of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, has announced a clearance campaign offering up to 90 percent savings on selected parts for selected vehicles starting 1 November till 31 December 2020 or while stock lasts.On top of the special offer on parts, customers who choose to replace or install the purchased parts at Renault authorised service centres will receive the following benefits: Fifty percent (50%) discount on labour charges, free inspection and free

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 4, 2020

Spied: 2020 Hyundai Kona in Malaysia! Proton X50 rival to launch soon?

It looks like the 2020 Hyundai Kona will be making it to Malaysia after all as our friends over at PanduLaju have reported a sighting of the B-segment SUV with trade plates!This is the first time since the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) that the Hyundai Kona has been seen in Malaysia. Yes, plans for the SUV’s arrival has long been in talks.The SUVs were spotted near Oasis Ara Damansara, which is where Hyundai Sime Darby Motor’s (HSDM) headquarters is now loca

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 18, 2020

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 wi

Brian

Brian

Jun 24, 2020

2 years since the Perodua Myvi came with integrated SmartTag. We’re still jealous…

 If you’ve ever car-pooled with a Perodua Myvi Advance owner you would be left in awe of their ability to go through tolls without needing to lift a finger.The built-in SmartTag reader is the most thoughtful device ever to be included in a car and it has further given the Myvi a huge lead as the best value-for-money car in our market.I know what you’re thinking, when you purchase a SmartTag device, we were given a holder to attach the device to our screens.But the trend of break

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 27, 2019

Hi Proton, what's the difference in the Proton X50's GKUI 19 infotainment?

Proton has just launched the 2020 Proton X50 in Malaysia, with prices starting from RM 79,200 for the base X50 1.5T Standard, before topping out at RM 103,300 for the 1.5 TGDi Flagship variant.While the Proton X50 may sit a rung below the Proton X70, the X50 actually features a newer, more sophisticated infotainment.Proton offers two version of the infotainment on the Proton X50: an 8.0-inch system and a larger 10.25-inch system. Both systems run on Geely Smart Ecosystem (GKUI) software, more sp

Eric

Eric

Oct 28, 2020

Wireless Android Auto is now available on selected BMW models

BMW recently released a new video showcasing the recently-updated BMW 5 Series running wireless Android Auto, roughly 6 months after announcing their plans to include support for Android users.With that in place, BMW models running on Operating System 7.0 now support both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, both wirelessly.As shown in the video, once the phone is paired to the car, no cables are required for Android Auto to run. Just place the phone in the Qi wireless charging pad and you’re g

Eric

Eric

Jun 30, 2020

Toyota Corolla Altis's segment-first wireless charger - what phones does it support?

UMW Toyota Motor has recently introduced the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis. We've covered the all-new Corolla Altis extensively, including a quick review of the new C-segment sedan, but there's one feature that Toyota hasn't put much emphasis on - the wireless charging pad. Yes, the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis (1.8 G only) features a built-in wireless charging pad, and it is the first model in its segment to offer such a feature. What is wireless ch

Eric

Eric

Oct 15, 2019