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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 choice even though it


Aug 27, 2020

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 is hard to


Sep 12, 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 loose


Feb 26, 2021

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 consists of


Aug 4, 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.

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Apr 3, 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 Wapcar Facebook: Kelvin Leng The Love for Honda I 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 y

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Jul 6, 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


Jan 2, 2021

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 of


Feb 3, 2021

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 up b

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Feb 26, 2020

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

Malaysia's D-segment sedan market isn't what one can term as 'rapidly growing' - that's 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 we'll do today: we'll 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


Apr 11, 2021

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 SUVs When 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

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Aug 29, 2019

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

Toyota 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 RAV4 Thanks to Mag-X, we now know that Toyota is working on another C-segment SUV, which according to Japanese


May 6, 2020

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 standard D


Aug 11, 2020

In Brief: New Honda Civic 2019, Best-Selling C-Segment Sedan In Malaysia

(New Honda Civic 2019 Model | Gallery) New Honda Civic 2019 iss Malaysia’s best-selling non-national C-Segment sedan. For young executives and families looking for a sporty, spacious and well-equipped sedan, the new Honda Civic 2019 is an attractive package. What is the price of New Honda Civic 2019? The New Honda Civic 2019 is a five-door C-segment sedan and Honda Malaysia offers three variants priced between RM 108,165 to RM 128,631. There are two petrol engines to choose from, a 1.8-litre nat

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Aug 30, 2019

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? Think 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 since the 70s and has alw


Dec 27, 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 89K According to a dedicated registration of interest (ROI) page, the all-new Isuzu D-Max looks to be segment-leading when it comes


Apr 6, 2021

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, we’ve compared the r


Oct 11, 2020

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 worr


Jun 15, 2020

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 in mind that


Apr 2, 2020

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia led the premium segment in 2019

With a total of 10,020 cars sold and a 1.8 percent market share in 2019, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) retains its lead in the premium luxury segment. Although it is a decline from the previous year at 13,079 units. Key launches that took place includes the E-Class with the debuting the E350 AMG Line, E200 Avantgarde and the E300 Exclusive Line, the A-Class sedan with models A200 and A250, the latest GLC and GLE SUV models, the Mercedes-AMG A35, the Mercedes-AMG GT R and GT C. The year also witne


Jan 23, 2020

Spied: As Malaysia waits, Vietnam prepares to launch the all-new 2021 Isuzu D-Max

As one country prepares to launch a much-awaited model, Malaysia longingly sits on the bench - this is a trend that's repeated with the all-new 2021 Isuzu D-Max (RG-series), now spotted in Vietnam. The pick-up trucks - seen sitting in a dockyard - will go on sale in the country after Chinese New Year (12-February 2021). Sources mentioned that dealers have begun accepting deposits, with deliveries slated to begin in April. It's also reported that Vietnam is bound to receive three variants: LS 1.9


Feb 4, 2021

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

Shopping for a truck? Well, you're in luck! It's no understatement to say that when it comes to trucks, you're spoiled for choice, because the competitors in this segment are of such high quality. That doesn't mean we won't try to help you make an informed buying decision. 2020 Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Adventure X Coming in with an eye-catching Sun Flare Orange Pearl, is the 2020 Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Adventure X. Packing 181 PS & 430 Nm and Mitsubishi's rallying know-how, the Triton promises on-ro


Jan 19, 2021

New Isuzu D-Max 2019 launched in Malaysia, new 150 PS 1.9L turbodiesel

Isuzu Malaysia has just introduced the updated Isuzu D-Max 2019, now available with the new 1.9-litre Ddi BluePower turbodiesel engine. The new smaller capacity 1.9-litre engine replaces the older 2.5-litre engine. Although smaller, it makes 14 PS more power (150 PS) and 30 Nm more torque (350 Nm). The larger 3.0-litre engine remains available. As before, it makes 177 PS at 3,600 rpm and 380 Nm at 1,800 - 2,800 rpm. Transmission choices for the new 1.9L include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed auto


Sep 18, 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. This is an impress

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Jan 26, 2021

Current Isuzu D-Max in Malaysia selling out fast, all-new model coming sooner than expected?

Back in early-2020, we reported that the all-new RG-generation Isuzu D-Max won’t be arriving in Malaysia until 2022, but that could soon change. Also Read: All-new third generation Isuzu D-Max won’t be in Malaysia until 2022 Recent checks with various Isuzu dealers have indicated that stock is depleting quick, hinting that the next-gen model could arrive sooner than expected. As such, it is very likely for Isuzu Malaysia to introduce the all-new Isuzu D-Max in Malaysian as soon as the first half


Mar 4, 2021

Spied in Malaysia: All-new third gen 2022 Isuzu D-Max

The all-new third generation Isuzu D-Max has been spotted in Malaysia. The photo has been speculated to be taken at Pekan, Pahang, where the assembly plant of Isuzu vehicles is located. There seemed to be several units of the all-new Isuzu D-Max being tested, presumably different variants of it judging by the variation of wheels. Not expected to be launched until 2022, you say? These units are likely imported from Thailand for local parts development purposes. Trial production has yet to begin a


Dec 14, 2020

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 attributed to the 37% reduct


Sep 19, 2019

All-new 2021 Isuzu D-Max to be launched in Malaysia ahead of Mazda BT-50

It looks like the Isuzu D-Max is not at risk of being upstaged by its sister-car the Mazda BT-50, as the D-Max will be launched in Malaysia ahead of the BT-50. WapCar.my understands that there is a direction by Mazda Motor for its overseas distributors to show respect to its partner Isuzu by granting Isuzu the privilege of launching the D-Max first. In Australia, the first export market for the all-new D-Max, Mazda Australia had intentionally delayed the launch of the BT-50 there by one month, a


Mar 22, 2021

Spyshot: Isuzu D-Max generasi ke-3 di Malaysia – pelancaran tahun 2022?

Isuzu D-Max generasi ketiga telah diintip di Malaysia. Gambar ini diambil di lokasi yang terletak berdekatan dengan kilang pemasangan Isuzu di Pekan, Pahang. Menurut laporan, terdapat beberapa unit Isuzu D-Max baharu yang sedang diuji secara serentak. Ia berkemungkinan varian yang berlainan memandangkan roda yang dilihat agak berlainan di antara mereka. Tidak akan dilancarkan sehingga tahun 2022? Unit yang dijumpai ini berkemungkinan diimport dari Thailand sebagai penilaian untuk alat ganti temp


Dec 14, 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. The Isuzu D-Max is a tough truck and its safety is proven by the 5-star Australasian NCAP (ANCAP) rating. According to the ANCAP test, the Isuzu D-Max scored 83% in Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), 89% in Child Occupant Protection (COP), 69% in vulnerable user protection, and 84% in safety assist. The Isuzu D-


Dec 16, 2020