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2020 Toyota Camry leads Thailand’s D-segment, Honda Accord trails closely

According to Headlightmag, 2020 has seen the Toyota Camry leading the D segment in Thailand. With a total of 2,526 units sold in the first half of 2020, the Honda Accord follows closely with 2,270 units. In third place is the Nissan Teana with only 204 units for the first half of 2020.Offered with the 2.0 L and 2.5 L engine in Thailand, the Camry currently dominates Thailand’s D-segment with a 50.1% market share. It is important to note that the bulk of the sales of the Toyota Camry consis

Arif

Arif

Aug 4, 2020

Perodua Ativa (D55L) – Is it an A-segment or a B-segment car? Same as Proton X50?

Depending on who you ask, the soon-to-be-launched Perodua Ativa (D55L) is either an A-segment car or B-segment car. So which is the correct answer? More importantly, what is this A / B / C segment thing?The answer from us is simple, but others might / can disagree: The Perodua Ativa (D55L) is a (lower) B-segment SUV. And yes, you can loosely group the Ativa together with the (upper) B-segment Proton X50, keyword loosely. Both the X50 and Ativa are not direct rivals but remember that the loosely

Hans

Hans

Feb 26, 2021

Can Geely's new Proton Perdana revitalise the D-segment? Or is it too little too late?

The recent launch of the Geely Preface sedan, coupled with the teaser of two mystery sedan models in Proton’s new product pipeline, has got Malaysians excited over the possible return of the Proton Perdana.Not only could the return of the coolest and most beloved nameplates bring back memories of Proton’s halcyon days, but there is also a chance it could revitalise the flatlining D-segment market.It is no secret that the once de facto choice of uncles has seen better days. Though it

Daniel

Daniel

Sep 12, 2020

Owner Review: A C-Segment Sedan with D-Segment Space – The Joy of Owning a Honda Civic

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Honda Civic Turbo Premium (TCP) owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapcarFacebook: Kelvin LengThe Love for HondaI have been a car freak since I was born and Honda cars are no stranger to me through my childhood. My mom had owned a couple of Honda vehicles throughout the years. The passion grows even further as my late-father got me my very first car after I got my driving license at 18, a 2011 Honda City. Throughout seven

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 6, 2020

WapCar readers prefers the Toyota Camry 2.5V over other D-segment sedans

We recently established a Malaysia Car Fans (WapCar) Facebook group where members can discuss, share and help one another on all things automotive.One particular poll by Facebook user Envy Issak who sought opinion on D-segment sedans caught our attention. Issak listed the Toyota Camry 2.5V, Honda Accord 1.5 TC-P while other group members added Volkswagen Passat Elegance, reconditioned Mercedes-Benz E-Class and a Mazda 6 wagon.To our surprise, the majority of the respondents picked the Camry 2.5V

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Apr 3, 2020

Honda Accord maintains itself as D-segment sedan market leader in Malaysia

As of June 2020 Honda Malaysia has received 920 bookings of the 2020 Honda Accord. This has allowed the Accord to maintain its dominance in the D-segment sedan market for the first half of 2020 making up 40 percent of the market share. To break down the sales, the range-topping 1.5-litre VTEC Turbocharged Premium (TC-P) is the most popular variant amongst buyers as it makes up 78 percent of the model’s sales number.Unsurprisingly, the Platinum White Pearl is the colour of ch

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 27, 2020

COTY 2020: Honda Accord vs Volkswagen Passat, which is your favourite D-segment sedan?

There was a time when the Volkswagen Passat was priced closer to a BMW 3 Series or a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and a brand-new Honda Accord can be bought for less than RM 150k. Today though, prices for these two have pretty much equalized.The 2020 Honda Accord 1.5 TC-P is priced at RM 187,390 (0% SST) while the 2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line is priced at RM 204,433 (0% SST). Both the 2020 Honda Accord and 2020 Volkswagen Passat made it into our very own shortlist for Car of the Year awards.We love t

Shaun

Shaun

Jan 2, 2021

Toyota's new C-segment SUV for 2022, slots between Corolla Cross and RAV4

Image credit: CarSensor.net and Mag-XToyota is working on a new small SUV positioned below the Toyota RAV4, sharing the same TNGA-C platform as the Toyota C-HR. Recall also that Toyota is working on a Toyota Corolla Cross, which is also based on a Toyota C-HR’s TNGA-C platform but minus the expensive and bulky double wishbone rear suspension, replaced by a cheaper torsion beam that also frees up more interior space.Toyota RAV4Thanks to Mag-X, we now know that Toyota is working on

Hans

Hans

May 6, 2020

Video: All-new 2020 Honda Accord 1.5 Turbo Closer Look, Most Powerful D-Segment!

The launch of the all-new 10th generation 2020 Honda Accord has been a long time coming for Honda Malaysia as our friends over in Thailand has had the car for almost a year now.Unlike the Toyota Camry and Mazda 6 which are fully imported, the Accord is locally assembled in Pegoh, Melaka. However, Honda’s flagship sedan still commands a premium price tag of RM 185,900 for the 1.5 TC variant and RM 195,900 for the 1.5 TC-P variant.Compared to the previous generation Accord, prices have gone

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Feb 26, 2020

Why Would Anyone Want To Buy A C-Segment Sedan Anymore?

Shrinking demand for sedans Hard time fending itself against SUVs and Crossovers Manufacturers shifting focus from sedan to SUVsWhen Honda Malaysia pulled the wraps off the 10th-generation Honda Civic (FC) in June 2016, it went on to chart unprecedented success in the shrinking C-segment sedan space. The Civic FC single-handedly revitalised the segment and at one point led the segment with more than 68% market share.The Civic remains the most popular model in the segment, having sold more than

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Aug 29, 2019

Rendered: Proton S50, the C-segment saloon Malaysia deserves?

Although Proton has introduced two SUVs to the market (X50 & X70), interest for a sedan Proton still remains high. Thus, the speculation of an upcoming Proton S50 intrigued many of us.That is quite understandable since Proton has given the people some decent saloons in the past. One that had so much promise was the Proton Preve.The Proton Preve was a C-segment saloon with high ambitions of being a global car. It was good looking, and had styling cues similar to the Honda City and Kia Forte o

Arif

Arif

Feb 3, 2021

In Brief: 2020 Isuzu D-Max Stealth, most pricey D-Max but loaded with features

There is now yet another variant for the Isuzu D-Max! But this is a limited-edition variant packed with more unique features than even its rivals. What makes the 2020 Isuzu D-Max Stealth different from all the other 11 variants launched during the facelift last year? Here’s a special in brief for the new limited-edition D-Max. While under the bonnet still houses the much raved about 1.9-litre BluePower turbodiesel engine, the Stealth also packs much more modern-day tech than the other

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 11, 2020

Truck wars: Mitsubishi Triton vs Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu D-Max

Shopping for a truck? Well, youre in luck! Its no understatement to say that when it comes to trucks, youre spoiled for choice, because the competitors in this segment are of such high quality. That doesnt mean we wont try to help you make an informed buying decision.2020 Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Adventure XComing in with an eye-catching Sun Flare Orange Pearl, is the 2020 Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Adventure X. Packing 181 PS & 430 Nm and Mitsubishis rallying know-how, the Triton promises on-road r

Jason

Jason

Jan 19, 2021

Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, VW Passat: Which D-sedan has the best resale value in Malaysia?

Malaysias D-segment sedan market isnt what one can term as rapidly growing - thats an honour SUVs wear. But for those looking for big cars to impress family members with, the used car market is certainly a compelling place to look. So this is what well do today: well be comparing the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Volkswagen Passat in this edition of our resale value battle. To keep things fair, we only selected models that were updated/introduced for the 2017 model year.Toyota Camry - King of

Sanjay

Sanjay

Apr 11, 2021

Used car guide: For RM 60k, should you get the 9th Gen Honda Accord?

Now that there’s a new generation Honda Accord on sale, the previous ninth-generation Honda Accord is going on the used car market for just RM 60,000. This puts the D-segment sedan around the same price as the lowest spec B-segment cars! So, should you get a used Accord or should you get a B-segment car new?9th Gen Honda AccordThink D-segment sedans and the first car that comes to mind is most likely the Honda Accord. No surprises here considering how the Accord has been a house-hold name

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 27, 2020

Toyota Camry vs Honda Accord: Which D-sedan has better resale value?

Two of Malaysia’s best-selling D-segment sedans, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, get pitched against each other in yet another comparison. Unlike our earlier comparisons that compared the attributes of the vehicle, for this article, we will be diving into their resale values and see which D-segment sedan holds its value better.Thanks to Carsome, they’ve compiled data for some of Malaysia’s best-selling cars, which includes both the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Earlier

Eric

Eric

Oct 11, 2020

Do you really need a bigger car, or do you just want one?

The car segment classification is rather loosely defined. In this case, B-segment is described as the second smallest cars while C-segment are considered medium sized cars. Examples of B-segment cars are the Proton Persona, Honda City, Toyota Vios, etc. They are the second smallest in the sense that there are still cars such as the Perodua Axia and Proton Saga in the A-segment.On the other hand, C-segment includes the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla Altis, etc. They sit below

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 17, 2019

Up to 6 months deferred instalments for a new Isuzu D-Max

Isuzu Malaysia is paving the path to normalcy for potential Isuzu D-Max customers by offering a moratorium for financing payments on new vehicles purchased from 1 June 2020 till 31 August 2020.Through the Isuzu Deferred Instalment Campaign, the first programme of its kind in the pick-up segment, the company hopes that customers can fortify their earnings by putting their brand new Isuzu D-Max pick-up trucks to work during the deferment period of either three or six months before needing to worry

Brian

Brian

Jun 15, 2020

All-new 2021 Isuzu D-Max – Malaysian-spec to get ACC with stop and go

Set to be launched in Malaysia before the end of April, Isuzu Malaysia has revealed preliminary specifications of the upcoming all-new 2021 Isuzu D-Max.Earlier, Isuzu Malaysia mentioned that the all-new D-Max will be fitted with ADAS features, but stopped short on providing further details.Also Read: Launching in Malaysia in April, 2021 Isuzu D-Max priced from RM 89KAccording to a dedicated registration of interest (ROI) page, the all-new Isuzu D-Max looks to be segment-leading when it comes to

Eric

Eric

Apr 6, 2021

Proton X70, the C-segment SUV priced at RM 99,800 - 123,800

The Proton X70 is priced at RM 99,800 - 123,800 and comes in four variants, offering a five-year unlimited mileage warranty. Proton X70 Price Variant Price(RM) Proton X70 Standard 2WD 99,800 Proton X70 Executive 2WD 109,800 Proton X70 Executive AWD 115,800 Proton X70 Premium 2WD 123,800 The new car is built on the basis of Geely Bo Yue.The Proton X70 is positioned as a C-segment SUV

Wilson

Wilson

Jul 22, 2019

Move over, Hilux! Isuzu D-Max is Thailand’s most popular pick-up in 2020!

In Malaysia, the pick-up truck has been synonymous with the Toyota Hilux that there is a running joke where every pick-up is simply called a ‘Hailak’. Over in Thailand though, luck is not on Toyota’s side as it was the Isuzu D-Max that became the most popular pick-up truck in the land of smiles in 2020.According to sales data provided by Headlight Magazine, the Isuzu D-Max dominated pick-up truck sales in Thailand with 160,328 units sold in 2020, capturing 43.9% market share.Th

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 26, 2021

Hate Malaysia’s high car taxes? Buy a Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi Triton, Isuzu D-Max or Ford Ranger then.

It is no secret that Malaysia is known for having one of the world’s highest car prices, as elaborate in our earlier post.But how much more do Malaysians pay for a new car compared to other countries?Well, after doing some comparison, here’s what we found.For starters, let’s take the Toyota Hilux.To keep things consistent, we opted for the closest variant we can find from Australia.In Malaysia, the Hilux 2.8G costs RM 139,888, while Australians need to fork out RM 147,548.Keep

Eric

Eric

Apr 2, 2020

Here's why you shouldn't use D or N while driving downhill in an auto transmission

Image credit: Temple of VTEC AsiaRecently, one of our readers posed a very interesting question: How to drive downhill correctly in an automatic transmission? Actually, the basics of how engine braking works has been covered here previously, and it applies to all transmission types.Therefore, we will not go into technical details of downhill driving. Instead, lets discuss the dos and donts of downhill driving, seeing that this activity is indeed quite a favourite pasttime of Malaysian drivers. A

Jason

Jason

Jan 16, 2021

Rendered: Proton S50 C-segment saloon, Preve and Waja successor?

Proton had always been known for its saloon cars that were popular with Malaysian families. The Proton Saga, Wira, Waja, Perdana, and Preve are some to name. The most ambitious of them all would have been the Proton Preve, claimed as Proton’s first global car.Under the Proton-Geely partnership, several future model names have been registered. Including the X50 and X70, several other names have been registered too like the C50 and S50. The C50 is probably reserved for a hatchback model whil

Arif

Arif

Jan 31, 2021

What's so special about the Isuzu D-Max's new 1.9L turbodiesel engine?

Isuzu Malaysia recently took the covers off the updated Isuzu D-Max, now equipped with the company’s new 1.9-litre turbodiesel engine, which replaces the older 2.5-litre turbodiesel unit.But what makes this new 1.9-litre Ddi BluePower turbodiesel so special?Although the new engine might be a lot smaller than the older 2.5-litre unit, the new 1.9-litre RZ4E-TC turbodiesel makes 14 PS and 30 Nm more, bringing the total output figures to 150 PS and 350 Nm. This can be attribute

Eric

Eric

Sep 19, 2019

Choosing the right engine for your needs - Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Isuzu D-Max, Toyota Hilux

Performance figures published by car manufacturers are a two-sided coin, as figures alone don't dictacte the vehicle's overall driving experience.Instead, factors such as the vehicle’s weight should be factored in as well, as having a high output vehicle with a heavy weight would penalize its performance. Do keep in mind that having the most powerful engine does not necessarily equate to being the most durable or reliable.Ford Ranger - The most powerful pick-up truck mone

Eric

Eric

Apr 16, 2020

Owner Review: C-segment For Under RM100K - My Proton X70

** This article is the personal experience of a 2020 Proton X70 Executive owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Norazam MananProton X70, C-segment For Under RM100KI had been waiting for the launching of the Proton X70 CKD for the longest time, when it finally came on 12th February, and booking for the Standard model was made the very next day after a test drive. I had also tested Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Nissan X-Trail and not forgetting the CBU model. The shor

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 5, 2020

Owner Review: The C-Segment Underdog - Hyundai Elantra

** This article is the personal experience of a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6T owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Joshi ImmanuelWhen C-Segment Sedans are mentioned the first thought that comes to people's mind is the Honda Civic FC, Toyota Corolla Altis E210 and Mazda 3 BP. The Hyundai Elantra AD will unlikely be meat and potatoes of the conversation. However, in this story, it will. I still remember vividly the first time I saw the spy shots

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 12, 2020

2020 Honda City is now Thailand’s best-selling B-segment sedan

South-East Asia’s toughest car market is still the B-segment sedan, but yet, according to Headlightmag, the 2020 Honda City managed to reign supreme in the Thai B-segment sedan market between January to June 2020.Based on Headlightmag’s ranking charts, the top-selling B-segment sedans in the first half of 2020 are mostly made up of cars launched at the end of last year. The Honda City, in particular, was launched in November 2019 at the Bangkok Motor Expo.When the all-new fifth-gener

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 3, 2020

All-new Isuzu D-Max scores 5 stars in Australasian NCAP, safer than the average passenger car

Recently we have seen some camouflaged units of the Isuzu D-Max in Malaysia. The all-new Isuzu D-Max is already available in countries like Thailand and Australia, but not yet in Malaysia.All-new Isuzu D-Max spied in MalaysiaThe Isuzu D-Max is a tough truck and its safety is proven by the 5-star Australasian NCAP (ANCAP) rating.Australasian NCAP (ANCAP)According to the ANCAP test, the Isuzu D-Max scored 83% in Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), 89% in Child Occupant Protection (COP), 69% in vulner

Arif

Arif

Dec 16, 2020