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5 cars with the highest road tax price in Malaysia

Some say that our road tax structure is archaic and demand an emissions-based system. One way to pay less road tax in Malaysia is to opt for a smaller engine, which usually means opting for turbocharged cars or hybrid cars. The road tax of a car can be a deal-breaker to some, and it is one of the reasons we don’t see that many V8 engines around. Used cars with big engines are a big turn off, since the annual road tax is almost half their value. So, just how expensive can the road tax be? Well, h


Jan 5, 2021

Is the road tax actually cheaper for electric cars in Malaysia?

We’ve seen the launch of the Porsche Taycan and the MINI Cooper SE in Malaysia this year. They were surprisingly priced lower than our expectations. The MINI Cooper SE has a price tag of RM 218,380 and the Taycan 4S starts at RM 725,000. We did expect the MINI to be priced lower than the BMW i3s, but the Taycan is cheaper in Malaysia than it is in Thailand. The “low” price of these cars could be a result of the 10% excise tax on all electric cars as opposed to 60% to 105% for ICE cars. When we t


Sep 20, 2020

5 kereta dengan harga ‘road tax’ termahal di Malaysia

Sesetengah pihak berpendapat bahawa struktur cukai jalan (road tax) di negara kita agak melampau. Malah mereka menggesa industri untuk guna sistem yang berasaskan kadar pelepasan (emission-based). Salah satu cara untuk membayar road tax dengan murah ialah dengan enjin yang berkapasiti lebih kecil. Dalam erti kata lain, pembeli harus memiliki kereta yang menggunakan enjin turbo ataupun hibrid. Harga road tax yang mahal mungkin menjadi penghalang buat pembeli. Sebab inilah kereta dengan enjin V8 j


Jan 8, 2021

Road tax paid to JPJ don’t go to road maintenance, so what are we paying for?

Most of us take it for granted that road tax, by virtue of its name, goes directly into maintenance of non-tolled roads, but that's actually not true. Instead, road tax is just yet another channel of government revenue, and it's not used exclusively for road maintenance. Which begs the obvious question, what are we paying for then? Before we go further and for the benefit of those who missed our last article, here's some background. The former Director General of MIROS (Malaysian Institute of Ro


Jan 10, 2021

Ketahui 5 kereta dengan road tax paling mahal di Malaysia!

Ramai orang mengidamkan sebuah kereta berprestasi tinggi atau mewah. Namun, tak semua orang berpeluang memilikinya. Jadi, dengan lambakan kereta berprestasi tinggi dan mewah dalam pasaran, kereta manakah yang benar-benar lambang kekayaan pemiliknya? 1. Bugatti Chiron 8.0L – RM 24,630* 2. Rolls-Royce Phantom / Bentley Mulsanne 6.75L – RM 19,005* 3. Rolls-Royce Ghost 6.6L – RM 18,330* 4. Lamborghini Aventador/Ferrari 812 6.5L – RM 17,880* 5. Bentley Continental GT 6.0L – RM 15,630* *anggaran mengi


Jun 11, 2020

Top-5 cars with the most expensive road tax in Malaysia

Let’s get right down to it, the top 5 most expensive road tax in Peninsular Malaysia (privately owned): 1. Bugatti Chiron 8.0L – RM 24,630 2. Rolls-Royce Phantom/Bentley Mulsanne 6.75L – RM 19,005 3. Rolls-Royce Ghost 6.6L – RM 18,330 4. Lamborghini Aventador/Ferrari 812 6.5L – RM 17,880 5. Bentley Continental GT 6.0L – RM 15,630 The figures above are not exact as engine capacities are almost never rounded to say, 6,000 cc for example, so there may be slight discrepancies. But even so, the actua


Oct 20, 2019

Did you know that road tax don't go into road maintenance funds?

If you are surprised to find out that the road tax we pay every year doesn’t contribute to paying for road repairs then safe to say you’re not alone. The fact came to light after the much-talked-about pothole accident that Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (KJ) got into just weeks ago. According to a study, 80 percent of pothole accidents happen on roads that don’t require road users to pay tolls. Malaysia has also been rated the country with the third-highest road crash deaths in ASEAN. Responding to


Jan 6, 2021

Renewal of road tax at Pos Malaysia counters suspended until 31 March 2021

In a statement issued by Pos Malaysia Berhad, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) has suspended road tax renewal processes for private vehicles at all post offices nationwide. The suspension will start on 23 February 2021 and end on 31 March 2021. All other services such as renewal of driving license and vehicle insurance are still available at all post offices nationwide. Other than that, Pos Malaysia’s statement also reminded the public that the Ministry of Transport has imposed an exemption f


Feb 23, 2021

How do you to renew your insurance and road tax online?

With news that JPJ has decided to close all offices due to the gathering of large crowds, the government is now encouraging the use of MyEG to renew their respective insurance and road taxes. If you're uncertain how the online portal works, here are a few step by step pointers. The documents that you need are: JPJ vehicle registration card Previous insurance cover note When renewing your car insurance, you will have to refer to your registration card when filling out the details. For example, wh


Mar 26, 2020

Exemption period for road tax renewal extended to end of May 2021

The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has extended the road tax renewal exemption period for private vehicles by another 2 months. The exemption period will be extended to 31 May 2021. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong made the announcement to reporters at a gotong-royong programme in Parit Raja. He also reminded road users to ensure they have valid motor vehicle insurance. Also read: Renewal of road tax at Pos Malaysia counters suspended until 31 March 2021 The minister further elaborated


Mar 23, 2021

Toyota keeps classic Supras on the road with GR Heritage Parts project

Toyota will be remaking spare parts for their classic Toyota Supra (A70 and A80) and reselling them in Japan and overseas markets through their Gazoo Racing (GR) Heritage Parts Project. The GR Heritage Parts project reproduces and remanufactures long-discontinued spare parts for the classic Supra models. Toyota aims to make this as easy as possible - buyers can get their heritage parts from their local Toyota dealer or a GR Garage. So what’s available for purchase right now? Check out the table


Jul 2, 2020

Have you renewed your expired road tax and driving license yet?

August 31st is upon us and that means that the grace period for road tax and driving license expiry that JPJ has allowed due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) will also be coming to an end. The Road Transport Department (JPJ) reminds all Malaysians that to renew their expired papers before the end of the period. At the point of writing, Malaysians have only 2 weeks left to get their documents in order before the grace period to renew expired road tax and driving licenses ends. JPJ director-gen


Aug 19, 2020

Singapore to invest SGD 30 mil for EVs, road tax structure to be revised

In Singapore’s Budget 2021 today, Singapore Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Heng Swee Keat announced that Singapore will introduce more incentives to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles. Channel News Asia reports that Singapore will set aside 30 million SGD over the next five years for electric vehicle related initiatives. Some of the initiatives include lowering the Additional Registration Fee (ARF) tax to zero for electric cars from January 2022 to December 2023. The move a


Feb 16, 2021

First accessory you should buy for your brand-new car, Trapo Classic Mark II Mats!

Car mats are one of the first few accessories Malaysians will buy upon collecting their brand-new car. The most common type of car mats that you find in accessory stores are rubber and coil. While they provide better protection compared to the standard carpet type, rubber and coil mats are not the best option for long term hygiene, safety, and protection. Trapo Classic Mark II Mats gives you the ultimate protection with none of the safety risk. Trapo mats are designed and tailored to each specif

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Nov 13, 2020

MACC hauls 7 JPJ officers on misappropriation of road tax charges

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested 7 counter officers working at the Johor Road Transport Department (JPJ). The suspects are accused of misappropriating road tax collection involving 1,000 types of vehicles. Harian Metro reports a source has confirmed with them that the suspects are made up of 5 men and 2 women aged between 27 to 42 years old. They are suspected of manipulating the MySikap system resulting in a leakage of RM 3.1 million over a 6-month period, from July


Feb 22, 2021

MCO 2.0: MoT allows exemption of road tax renewals from 1 Feb to 31 Mar 2021

Minister of Transport, Datuk Sri Dr Wee Ka Siong, announced on his Facebook page that the Ministry of Transport will be exempting the need to renew Motor Driving License (LKM) and Competent Driving Licenses (CDL) exclusive of Vocational License from 1 February to 31 March 2021. The decision came after public concerns over the limited services at Road Transport Department (JPJ), Land Public Transport Agency (APAD), and Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) offices. As reported earlier, servic


Jan 29, 2021

Sales tax exemption: Car companies scrambling for answers

It’s a frantic start of the week for many staff at car companies. Following Friday’s announcement by the Prime Minister that locally-assembled cars will be exempted from paying 10 percent sales tax while imported vehicles will see the rate reduced by half, many car companies are swamped by calls from their dealers and stakeholders asking for details on what’s the next step. Without the necessary paperwork, the Accounts/Finance division at car companies are unable to proceed or give any answers.


Jun 9, 2020

The economy is tanking but why are modern classic Honda Civics fetching high prices?

A global pandemic and signs of an impending economic depression are already slamming the automotive industry five ways to Thursday. Car sales are down, people are losing their jobs, and businesses are going bankrupt. We may be a meal away from financial Armageddon, which for some means it is a good time as any to buy an old Honda Civic Type R for RM300,000. Wait, what? That isn’t a lone case. More recently somebody bought a Mugen Civic Type R for half a million Ringgit. If that wasn’t brave enou


Aug 9, 2020

Check out Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s classic ride!

Did you know that Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI) has this classic beetle in his garage? Yesterday the Pakatan Harapan leader posted a video of him driving a classic Volkswagen Beetle across multiple social media platforms, and car lovers cannot get over the pristine condition the car is in. According to his caption, he and wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail were heading to the pasar pagi run before starting their busy day as the leaders of the opposition party. His post has since gone viral, sparkin


Sep 30, 2020

BMW R 18 Classic, S 1000 RR 2021 rasmi tiba di Malaysia. Harga RM 154,500 dan RM 121,500!

BMW Motorrad Malaysia secara rasmi memperkenalkan dua model jentera berkuasa tingginya iaitu Kruiser BMW R 18 Classic dan Superbike BMW S 1000 RR bagi versi 2021 di pasaran tempatan, hari ini. Bagi model Kruiser BMW R 18 Classic, jentera serba mewah itu hadir pada tanda harga RM 154,500 manakala untuk jentera penggemar kelajuan iaitu BMW S 1000 RR, ia datang dengan tawaran RM 121,500. Kedua-dua model berkenaan boleh didapati di semua pengedar sah BMW Motorrad Malaysia seluruh negara bermula hari


Feb 27, 2021

No 10% drop in car prices despite 10% Sales Tax exemption, here’s why

As you already know, the government has announced that all new locally-assembled (CKD) passenger cars will be exempted from paying the 10 percent sales tax starting 15-June until 31-December. Imported new cars will be given a 50 percent discount on sales tax, meaning that sales tax is still applicable, but at a lower 5 percent rate. However, this doesn’t mean that the prices of new CKD cars will drop by 10 percent. Most cars only saw a reduction of between 3 to 6 percent. Why is that so? The sim


Jun 17, 2020

Supercharged, mid-engine, AWD - Here's why the first Toyota Estima is a modern classic

Toyota in the 1990s was on a roll when it came to producing some of the greatest cars of the modern era. Models like the A80 Supra, SW20 MR2, the Z30 Soarer and even the X90 Chaser/Mark II/Cresta became modern cult classics among car fans. However, there is another Toyota model from that period that should also deserve to be a modern classic. It was revolutionary in design, had some clever engineering, and more importantly for a Toyota, pretty reliable. I'm of course talking about the first gene

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Oct 25, 2020

Porsche-approved Apple CarPlay for classic Porsche 911 & Boxster is priced from RM6,750

Porsche has introduced their new Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM) infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that can be retrofitted onto classic Porsche 911 and Boxster models. In-car connectivity sounds like a fancy buzzword but in fact, it is a crucial component in car ownership experience. This is why every car manufacturer from Porsche to Geely are tirelessly creating a more seamless and intuitive infotainment system. To date, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto remai

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May 1, 2020

Volvo Car Malaysia slashes prices by up to RM 17,968 for all CKD models!

Following Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin’s announcement last week with regard to the Short-Term Economic Recovery plan, Volvo Car Malaysia today released its new price list for all Volvo CKD (Completely Knocked Down) models to exclude sales tax, effective 15 June to 31 December 2020. Nalin Jain, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia, said: “We fully welcome the introduction of the sales tax holiday and are grateful for the opportunity to pass on the full benefits to our customers. The


Jun 12, 2020

Frankfurt 2019: VW electrifies a classic Beetle, plans to offer conversion kits

The Volkswagen Beetle is no more in production but many early generation air-cooled Beetles might get a new lease of life by swapping the original car’s flat-four engine with electric components from the Volkswagen e-up! At this week’s opening of the Frankfurt International Auto Show, Volkswagen will be presenting a near-production version of an e-Beetle. It’s not a new generation Beetle, but a classic first generation Beetle with electric drivetrain underneath the familiar bug-shaped body. The


Sep 10, 2019

No action will be taken against 2 million expired road taxes and driving licenses

Road Transport Department (JPJ) announced today that they will not be taking action against Malaysians whose road tax and licenses expired during the Movement Control Order. According to JPJ Director-General Datuk Seri Shaharuddin Khalid, a total of 2,119,653 road tax and 2,184,508 driving licenses expired between 18 March to 14 June 2020 have yet to be renewed. “JPJ will not take action as they (drivers and vehicle owners) are exempted from renewing their driving licences and road tax under the


Jun 17, 2020

2020 Jaguar E-Pace launched in Malaysia; RM 403k, AWD, AI Tech

Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLRM) has launched Jaguar’s sportiest SUV in Malaysia. The 2020 Jaguar E-Pace will come with Jaguar Land Rover’s latest Smart Setting AI technology, full range of safety equipment along with the company’s latest 2.0-litre Ingenium engine for RM 403,217 (excluding road tax, insurance, 50 percent Sales Tax exemption). The E-Pace is the latest SUV to join the Jaguar F-Pace and the fully electric I-Pace in Jaguar’s extending SUV family, and Jaguar claims the E-Pace is the


Aug 10, 2020

Thailand plans yet another tax reduction for electric cars, 3-year tax holiday is just the beginning

Despite the existing incentives for electric vehicles in Thailand, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith wants the Excise Department to reconsider which components of EVs deserve improved tax reductions to make them more enticing to consumers. Electric cars in Thailand are already on a three-year tax holiday under the current excise tax structure in Thailand. (Jan 1 2020 to Dec 31 2022). This applies to car makers granted with Board of Investment (BoI) privileges*. * Manufacturers that did


Nov 17, 2020

Classic Rolls Royce vs brick wall, RR wins this round

The saying “they don’t build it like they used to” cannot be more accurate in this situation that happened in Sydney, Australia. An elderly driver lost control of his classic Rolls Royce Silver Spirit and ploughed into his neighbour’s brick wall, crumbling the wall in the process while the RR was recovered for repairs. Footage shows that the driver had originally wanted to stop and allow another car to pass, but appeared to have hit the accelerator instead of the brake. The car could be seen rol


Feb 5, 2021

Govt mulls carbon tax and return of GST

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has set up a committee to study various revenue enhancing measures including the possibility of reintroducing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and imposing new taxes like carbon tax. In a note from Maybank Investment Bank (Maybank IB) Research, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz was quoted as saying that MoF is also analysing other aspects of the taxing system. Amongst them included analysing weaknesses in the current tax regime and impact of new t


Nov 23, 2020