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Aston Martin Vantage takes on Formula 1 Safety Car duties!

For the first time since 1996, another car manufacturer will be seen leading the Formula 1 pack in the upcoming 2021 season. The Aston Martin Vantage safety car will make its debut at the season opener, Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.This doesn’t mean that the Mercedes-AMG GT R safety car that has been a fixture on the track since 2018 will be retiring though, the GT R will be alternating safety duties with the Vantage throughout the year. The GT R will make its return in the second

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 8, 2021

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

Honda Civic FK8 Type R Limited Edition on 2020 World Touring Car safety patrol duty

This Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition has been appointed the Official Safety Car of the FIA World Touring Car Championship for the 2020 season.The limited-edition Type R was unveiled earlier this year at JAS Motorsport HQ in Milan. JAS Motorsport is Honda’s long-term motorsport collaborator and official partner.Painted in a resplendent livery featuring the “Sunlight Yellow” colour, the Type R Limited Edition Safety Car is 47 kg lighter than the GT-specification Type R.In addi

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 30, 2020

What is the difference between ‘active’ and ‘passive’ safety systems?

Safety systems in cars have gone beyond just airbags and seatbelts. Along with the confusing ABC soup of acronyms that makes up ADAS, there are also the terms Active Safety System and Passive Safety System whenever safety is mentioned in a car. But what is the difference between the two?Active Safety SystemsTraditionally, active safety referred to things such as better visibility from the driver’s seat, good chassis balance, and a clear indication of instruments and warning symbols.But thr

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 14, 2020

Hyundai Nexo Wins Top Safety Pick+ Award

The IIHS test helps the public to shake the "explosive" image of Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.As the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (HFCV) to be tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Hyundai Nexo SUV is entitled Top Safety Pick + by the organization. The vehicle first appeared at the International Consumer Electronics Show in 2018.To get the Top Safety Pick +, the first thing a vehicle needs to do is be able to withstand a series of crash tests.Si

Gemma

Gemma

Aug 12, 2019

2021 Perodua Ativa gets 5-Star ASEAN NCAP rating, excellent safety features

As soon as the Perodua Ativa was launched, ASEAN NCAP released its crash test report. Those who have booked the Perodua Ativa can rejoice with the maximum 5-star rating.The Ativa was tested with the latest ASEAN NCAP Protocol (2021-2025) which includes motorcyclist safety as the fourth pillar. To recap, the current scoring pillars for ASEAN NCAP are: Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) Child Occupant Protection (COP) Safety Assist Motorcyclist SafetyThe Perodua Ativa performed well in the dynamic cr

Arif

Arif

Mar 4, 2021

ASEAN NCAP to assess AEB systems starting Jan 2021, motorcyclist safety included

ASEAN NCAP will assess the effectiveness of the AEB fitted in the assessment vehicle starting January 2021. From 2017 -2020, the points rewarded for Safety Assist Technologies (SAT) was only based on the availability of the system in the test vehicle.An example of a report of the Safety Assist technologies between 2017-2020 is shown below. 2017-2020 reports only scored Safety Assist Technologies based on their availability. Also note that Motorcyclist Safety was not a pillar in the 2017-202

Arif

Arif

Jul 16, 2020

We need to talk about Volvo, but not about its safety

Is Volvo a true rival to Mercedes-Benz and BMW? Can Volvo take the spot currently occupied by Audi? From a purely product-focused perspective, the answer is a definite yes. However, activities on the showroom floor paint a different reality.The problem isn’t because Volvo cars aren’t as good as their German peers, but because it was too good at the same thing for too long. We are talking about safety.The image of Volvo is one that is still very much centred on safety. Volvo makes the

Hans

Hans

Mar 23, 2021

The 2021 Perodua Ativa's standard safety kit is better than the Proton X50

With every passing day, we find out more information about the hotly-anticipated Perodua Ativa/D55L. If you didnt already know, the Ativa boasts a lot of car for not a lot of money. Today, we take a look at the safety features that are on offer in all the variants that will be sold in Malaysia. Impressive standard safety featuresIts quite commendable of Perodua to include the safety systems I consider non-negotiables, which are ABS, VSC and the usual gamut of airbags (front, side, curtain). More

Jason

Jason

Mar 3, 2021

Honda Malaysia dealers commence full operations, reopen showrooms with adherence to safety guidelines

Honda Malaysia (or ‘the Company’) today announced that all its dealerships have commenced full operations and reopened showrooms starting 13 May 2020. Preventive protocols have already been put in place and are strictly implemented across all Honda dealerships nationwide. Honda Malaysia continues to emphasise the importance of safety and hygiene measures, and all “Our Dealers Are Ready For You” with the facilities at the premises also sanitised according to the prescribed

Eric

Eric

May 15, 2020

BMW Malaysia has more subsidised child safety seats on offer for the B40 income group

BMW Malaysia first introduced their child safety seats subsidy programme in December 2019. Only 150 child seats were available at that time but BMW Malaysia received over 25,000 applicants. This has prompted the company to put plans of a second phase of the programme in to action.The subsidy programme is part of BMW Malaysia’s BMW Safety 360-degree initiative in partnership with the Safe ‘n Sound Childline Foundation. BMW Malaysia hopes to help out parents of the B40 income group by

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 25, 2020

Owner Review: This car bring enough safety and comfort for my girls when traveling - My 2020 Corolla Cross Hybrid Premium

** This article is shared by a Thailand reader and published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia.https://www.wapcar.my/forumBasic information2020 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid PremiumReasons why I bought this carAs a person who likes to travel long distances, I am a tourist who likes to travel to nature and forests. In addition, my houw is still in the country, Its far from the place of work. Another important reason is that a girl needs

Wapcar UGC

Wapcar UGC

Jan 22, 2021

Volvo performs 30 metre vertical crash test all in the name of safety

You’ve probably seen a few crash test videos before. In fact, we reported quite a few and even listed some of the safest cars as rated by ASEAN NCAP.But you’ve probably never seen a crash test done vertically before. That’s exactly what Volvo has done in their recent crash test – by dropping off ten Volvo cars 30 metres off the ground with the help of a crane.There is a very logical safety reason behind this and it’s to train the emergency and rescue services team t

CY Foong

CY Foong

Nov 15, 2020

Toyo Tires Proxes CR1 launched in Malaysia  – Improved safety and priced from RM 160

Toyo Tires has launched their latest Proxes CR1 passenger car and SUV tyres in Malaysia. The Proxes CR1 models are claimed to have four distinct benefits namely Silent, Safety, High-Grade and Comfort. SilentThe Proxes CR1 produces 11% less road noise compared to its predecessor, the Nano Energy 3. The Poxes CR1 uses noise reducing materials inside the tyre.Pitch noise is dispersed by the silent wall and out-in different pitch arrangement. A noise protection sheet is incorporated within the cons

Arif

Arif

Nov 21, 2020

Facelifted 2021 Toyota Yaris teased - Toyota Safety Sense, December launch, from RM 71k

A couple of weeks back, we broke the news that the facelifted 2020 Toyota Vios is coming in December and with it, a go-faster Gazoo Racing (GR) variant. Now, Toyota has set off another ticking timebomb by teasing the facelifted 2021 Toyota Yaris. Left to right: Toyota Malaysias teaser and the Thai-spec Toyota Yaris.Its still a small teaser, with only an image of the upcoming Yaris LED headlight plastered on Toyota Malaysias website and social media. The design is very similar to the Thailand-spe

Sanjay

Sanjay

Oct 31, 2020

Daihatsu Rocky to be the first Daihatsu model in Indonesia to get ASA safety suite

It’s no secret that Daihatsu Indonesia is working to introduce the Daihatsu Rocky in Indonesia. The model has been spied on Indonesia streets since late last year.Also Read: Spied: Perodua D55L base car spotted in Indonesia - Malaysia introduction soon?Various details regarding the model have surfaced since then, including potential powertrains and prices.More recently, another piece of information has surfaced, as Indonesian media has reported that the Indonesian-spec Rocky will receive t

Eric

Eric

Mar 1, 2021

Toyota shares safety technology in hopes of a safer future

Toyota will make its Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) software freely available from January 2021 as part of its efforts toward a safe mobility society. It is a virtual human body model software program for computer analysis of human body injuries caused in vehicle collisions. THUMS was the world's first virtual human body model software when it launched in 2000. It enabled simulation and analysis of injuries caused in vehicle collisions. Since then, it has continually evolved to ad

Arif

Arif

Jun 16, 2020

User Test Drive: 2021 Perodua Ativa, the cheapest turbocharged SUV with good safety specs

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysiahttps://www.wapcar.my/forumBasic Information About The CarTime of visit: 2.00 PMDealer Name: Setia Namus Automobile Sdn Bhd.Dealer Location: SerembanManufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: RM 73, 180 without insurance (tested on AV)Dealer’s Asking Price: As aboveDiscount: Not in the near future.Vehicle Delivery Time: Less than a month for red and white. Granite

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Wapcar UGC

Mar 9, 2021

All-new Isuzu D-Max has more safety equipment than many sedans!

Last week, Isuzu Thailand took the covers off the all-new D-Max. We already covered interesting bits of the all-new D-Max, including its first-in-class PM 2.5 air filter.For this article, we’ll take a closer look at the safety equipment of the all-new Isuzu D-Max.Selected variants of the all-new Isuzu D-Max feature: 6 airbags Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Traction Control System (TCS) Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) Hill Start Assist (HSA) Hill Descent Cont

Eric

Eric

Oct 15, 2019

Mitsubishi Motors signs MoU with NIOSH to provide training in safety and defensive driving

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Malaysia.The MoU signed by both parties until June 2021 will see a partnership between both companies to develop Safety and Defensive Driving (SDD) training programs, and to share technical knowledge and skills for product development.The training programs are designed to identify

Jason

Jason

Jul 3, 2020

New 2021 Suzuki Swift facelift launched in Japan - enhanced safety, new looks

Suzuki has just launched the new 2021 Swift facelift in Japan, which adds a number of new features to the popular B-segment hatchback.As reported earlier, the updated Swift gets a very mild exterior update, limited to the new front grille, new wheels, as well as the option for a new two-tone black/silver roof. Flame Orange Peal Metallic is a new body colour available on all variants of the new Swift.Starting with the new Swift’s safety features, all variants receive an enhanced Suzuki

Eric

Eric

May 15, 2020

2020 Toyota Alphard and Vellfire adds Toyota Safety Sense, new infotainment, price up by over RM 20,000

Malaysia’s (and the rest of Asia’s) most loved status symbol wheels – the Toyota Alphard and Toyota Vellfire twins – have been updated for 2020.Both the Alphard’s and Vellfire’s list of safety features have been bumped up further with the addition of Toyota Safety Sense’s full suite of advanced driving aids (ADAS). It now comes with Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Lane Tracing Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (with stop-go), automatic hig

Hans

Hans

Feb 5, 2020

Toyota Yaris 2021 Facelift diacah - pelancaran Disember, ada Toyota Safety Suite

Beberapa minggu lepas, kami ada laporkan yang Toyota Vios 2020 facelift akan tiba pada bulan Disember dan akan mengiringinya ialah varian Gazoo Racing (GR). Kini, Toyota sedang mengacah satu lagi model yang ditunggu ramai iaitu Toyota Yaris 2021 facelift.Kiri ke kanan: Acah oleh Toyota Malaysia dan Toyota Yaris spesifikasi ThailandIa hanyalah acah yang biasa-biasa saja dengan satu gambar yang menunjukkan lampu hadapan LED Yaris yang dimuatnaik pada laman sesawang Toyota Malaysia dan media sosial

Mersita

Mersita

Oct 31, 2020

Scored a used child car seat? Have you checked the expiry date?

With the Road and Transport Department (JPJ) waiting for the official green light to start issuing fines for not using a child car seat, many parents are rushing to purchase a seat to avoid needing to pay the expensive fine. But unfortunately, many are looking to second-hand child seats or hand-me-downs from friends and families. Did you know that these child car seats have an expiry date?Yes, all child car seats have an expiry date or shelf life as we call it. There are many factors contributin

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 8, 2020

Toyota RAV4's price confirmed! From RM 203,880, Dynamic Force engines, Toyota Safety Sense

After the official specifications of the all-new 2020 Toyota RAV4 were leaked earlier, UMW Toyota has now announced the full price list of the SUV. The RAV4 is set to launch on 18th June 2020.The range-topping Toyota RAV4 powered by a 2.5-litre A25A-FKS Dynamic Force naturally aspirated petrol engine (shared with the Lexus ES 250) will have an asking price of RM 223,880 (inclusive of 10 percent sales tax). The 2.5-litre engine produces 207 PS and 243 Nm and is mated to a Direct Shift 8-speed con

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 10, 2020

My New Car: I would take this car over the Proton X50 anytime - My story of buying the 2020 Perodua Aruz 1.5 AV

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysiahttps://www.wapcar.my/forumBasic information Perodua Aruz 1.5 AV 2020Time of purchase: 9th November 2020Price of vehicle: RM73,226.00Reasons why I bought this carI needed a larger car with bigger boot space to carry around loads to deliver to my customer, which I find it hard to do that with my previous car, the infamous Perodua Axia Standard G 2016 as the boot space is ex

Owner Review

Owner Review

Dec 5, 2020

Ratings: Nissan X-Trail build quality and features, high score for safety

The Proton X70 and Mazda CX-5 set the benchmark for build quality in the segment. Now, we’ll dissect the locally assembled Nissan X-Trail in terms of build quality and its features through the WapCar Ratings system. 2019 Nissan X-Trail Paint Thickness (unit: μm) Location Driver Side Passenger Side Front Bonnet 109 - Front Fender 119 121 Front Doors 107 94 Rear Doors 109 100 C-Pillar 115 102 Tailgate - - Roo

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 13, 2020

Concept kei car from Mitsubishi teased

Along with the MI-Tech concept, Mitsubishi has also teased the Super Height K-Wagon, a concept kei car. Kei cars are popular in Japan for its price and convenience. Its boxy design maximizes interior space while the compact dimensions makes it easy to park.It features the MI-Pilot assistance for highway driving in the same-lane, forward collision mitigation braking, mis-acceleration mitigation and other advanced active safety systems.The Super Height K-Wagon and the MI-Tech will be exh

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 9, 2019

The Perodua Axia 2019 is Malaysia's cheapest new car with VSC

With the introduction of the new Perodua Axia 2019, the company has made Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRC) more accessible to the general public, as the variants from the GXtra onwards of the new Axia gains this important safety feature.Priced from RM 34,990, the Perodua Axia GXtra 2019 is Malaysia’s cheapest new car to offer stability and traction control, undercutting the Proton Saga Premium AT by roughly RM 5,000. If you want even more safety equipment, then the

Eric

Eric

Sep 20, 2019

Hyundai Ioniq discontinued in Malaysia – Goodbye fuel and safety king

For many Malaysians wanting a brand-new pure hybrid car, the Hyundai Ioniq is one of the few choices for those wanting to drive green. However, it appears that the model has been dropped for the Malaysian market.Aussie-spec Ioniq facelift shownA quick search on Hyundai’s website shows that the Ioniq is absent from its model line-up. Though some markets including Australia and Singapore have received the facelift, there has been no news for its arrival in Malaysia.The locally-assembled (CKD

CY Foong

CY Foong

Feb 3, 2021