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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

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

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

4 “uncool” car features that make life more convenient

As the automotive industry heads to an autonomous and electric future, a fair share of inventions of the past are losing presence in modern cars. The carburetor, the handbrake, and the ignition key switch are some to name. The friction of technology shift is something that can only be felt by those who have been accustomed to older technology. To younger generations, new technology is just how things have always been.While I claim to be a proponent of new technology, I find myself having more af

Arif

Arif

Sep 10, 2020

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

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

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class features E-Active Body Control - Raises car in side impact!

With the upcoming 2021 W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class about to be launched in September 2020, Mercedes-Benz has been teasing some of the newest technology and features of the flagship sedan through their Meet the S-Class Digital web series.In the latest update, Mercedes-Benz has revealed that the W223 will feature the E-Active Body Control active suspension system as an option. This feature is also seen in the GLE SUV. It adds semi-supporting pneumatics to the air suspension and is connect

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 30, 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

Pros and Cons: 2021 Perodua Ativa – Impressive features, but can't escape vibration

One of the most anticipated models to arrive this year, the 2021 Perodua Ativa, was launched last week. It comes in 3 variants – X, H, and AV, priced from RM 61,500 to RM 72,000.Also read: With 3 choices, what is the best variant of the Perodua Ativa for you?We just got our hands on the range-topping Perodua Ativa AV for our usual instrumented testing and review, so do stay tuned for those. If youre also looking to upgrade your car for an Ativa, you can try out our handy tool on your cars

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 11, 2021

In Brief: Volvo S60 T8 CKD, highlights and new features

Volvo Car Malaysia has just launched the Volvo S60 CKD earlier today. The locally-assembled (CKD) model will replace the previous USA-made, imported (CBU) model. Here's a quick summary of the new highlights and features of the CKD model.New to the Volvo S60 T8 CKD is the hands-free powered tailgate and Park Assist Pilot. A hands-free powered tailgate is pretty much self-explanatory. With the keys in your pocket, do a kicking motion under the rear bumper, step ba

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 18, 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

Ratings – Honda CR-V’s build quality and features, high marks for features

The Honda CR-V is the most popular non-national SUV in Malaysia, with good reasons too. So let’s dive into the build quality and features through the WapCar Ratings system. 2018 Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P Paint Thickness (unit: μm) Location Driver Side Passenger Side Front Bonnet 260 - Front Fender 180 180 Front Doors 180 200 Rear Doors 180 210 C-Pillar 160 180 Tailgate 170 - Roof 220 - Average Paint Thi

Shaun

Shaun

May 7, 2020

New 2020 Lexus LS debuts, now with AI-powered ADAS features

Lexus just took the covers off the new 2020 Lexus LS facelift in Japan, giving its flagship model several new features. It will go on sale in Japan in late-2020.The biggest highlight of the updated Lexus LS is the inclusion of Lexus Teammate – its AI-powered ADAS suite that allows the car to drive on its own – including performing peripheral recognition, estimating vehicle position, adjust speed, and overtaking other vehicles. The driver is freed from operating the acc

Eric

Eric

Jul 7, 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

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

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

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

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

Quick Review: VW Tiguan Allspace R-Line in Malaysia - Same price, now with USB-C & Wireless Apple CarPlay

Malaysia welcomed the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, the 7-seater counterpart to the regular Volkswagen Tiguan last year. Theres two variants here, the 1.4-litre Highline and this tartier 2.0-litre R-Line. Seven months since then, VW has updated the R-Line with new infotainment features. Also read: RM 2k for extra space? 5-seater VW Tiguan vs 7-seater Tiguan AllspaceWhats new outside?This round of updates is a subtle one, with only one small exterior enhancement and a few interior improvements. On

Sanjay

Sanjay

Mar 29, 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

2020 Proton X50 - Confused with the features names? We explain the ABCs

We get it - you’re hungry for the Proton X50. It shows in the many dozen posts in our WhatsApp and Facebook groups as well as in our recently-created forum (which you should check out!)What you get in each trim level.There's been a lot of buzz, but do you know the buzzwords? Sit up and take notes - by the end of this post, you'll be quite the expert!Let's start with the powertrain:What’s MPI, T and TGDI?T means turbocharged. Every X50 gets a three-cylinder turbocharged mi

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 30, 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

Why I Buy: Best bang for money for car features! My x70 Premium X even come with Sunroof.

** This article is the personal experience of a 2020 Proton x70 new owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Detail about car Car info: 2020 Proton x70 Premium X CKD Order date: June 2020 Delivery date: August 2020 (on Merdeka Days) Price: RM122,800. However, due to the current Government direction of SST rebates of RM7k of this model, plus additional rebates thrown out by SA, the ODR price of this is even cheaper than 2020 HRV 1.8L V Spec.Reason to buyBasically, I owned a Hond

Why I Buy

Why I Buy

Oct 9, 2020

Ratings Comparison: Proton X70 vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 - Quality and features

The Proton X70, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5 are locally assembled SUVs and we’re here to find out which is has the best build and material quality as well as the most well-equipped.Proton X70's build quality and featuresIt should be noted that the Proton X70 we tested was the fully imported (CBU) model. Build quality is impeccable with superb fit and finish to both the exterior and interior.The CKD model we’ve tested has no perceivable difference in quality, and we would rate

Shaun

Shaun

Jun 20, 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

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

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

2020 Kia Sonet debuts: Kia's smallest SUV is big on features, enters hotly-contested market

After months of waiting following its concept reveal in February, Kia finally lifts the covers off the 2020 Kia Sonet in a digital presentation held earlier today. The Sonet is developed from the ground-up jointly between Kia Motors India and Kia’s R&D headquarters in South Korea, and is manufactured at the carmaker’s Indian facility in Andhra Pradesh.Three engine options are available at launch - a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated mill, a 1.0-litre turbocharged mill (both petr

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 7, 2020