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Hyundai establishes Ioniq as a dedicated EV brand; first new car to come by 2021

Ioniq is now a brand of its own! Hyundai Motor Company launched the Ioniq brand as a branch dedicated to electric vehicles (EV) as a response to the fast-growing market demand for eco-friendly mobility. The term “Ioniq” is no stranger to us. It was first coined as a long-term research project Hyundai will be working on to develop the company’s eco-friendly mobility sector. This resulted in the world’s first and only model that offers 3 electrified powertrain options; namely a hybrid, a plug-in h


Aug 11, 2020

You can’t turn off Eco Mode on the Perodua Myvi because…

It doesn’t have one. The new Perodua Myvi does not come with an active ‘Eco Mode’ which alters the powertrain to be more fuel-efficient. Unlike the ‘Eco Mode’ you find in Hondas, Toyotas and BMWs which changes the transmission and engine mapping, the Perodua Myvi only has an Eco indicator. What Eco indicator does is tell you whether you’re driving in a fuel-efficient manner. It takes into account your speed, throttle input and the gear selected to determine whether you’re driving efficiently or

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Nov 27, 2019

Hyundai Ioniq stars in BTS' latest song!

K-Pop lovers would know that Hyundai Motor and boy group BTS have a long-standing partnership for years now. Now they have finally taken the next step in the partnership and that is the release of an official Hyundai Ioniq theme song titled Ioniq: I’m On It. To the uninitiated, let me explain, it is not a strange thing for brands to sign an ambassador deal with K-Pop artists to create theme songs for their products in South Korea. LG, for example, has released many songs with K-Pop artists like


Sep 2, 2020

Tayar eco kurang cengkaman dan brek lemah? Betul ke?

Dalam usaha kita untuk jimatkan penggunaan petrol dalam pemanduan, enjin kereta telah direka untuk kecekapan yang semakin tinggi, sistem-sistem hibrid dibangunkan, dan badan kereta pun direka untuk jadi lebih aerodinamik. Satu lagi bahagian yang memainkan peranan penting dalam perkara ini ialah tayar kereta. Bagi mengurangkan rintangan dengan jalan raya, tayar eco pun dicipta. Juga baca: Jenama & model tayar kereta terbaik mengikut jenis untuk saiz 13 hingga 17 inci! Apa itu tayar eco (tayar den


Feb 21, 2021

Adakah anda boleh menutup ‘Eco Mode’ pada Perodua Myvi?

Untuk maklumat anda, Perodua Myvi tidak mempunyai "Eco Mode" seperti yang terdapat pada kereta Honda, Toyota atau BMW dimana ia mengubah respon transmisi dan enjin. Perodua Myvi hanya mempunyai Eco Indicator yang menunjukkan gaya pemanduan. Ia berfungsi sebagai penilai kepada gaya pemanduan anda sama ada menjimatkan atau sebaliknya melalui kelajuan semasa, input pedal minyak, dan pilihan gear. Seperti ciri "Eco Drive Assist Indicator" pada model Proton yang baharu, simbol daun hijau akan dinyala


Sep 2, 2020

Is it true that eco tires have poorer grip and braking?

In the quest of reducing fuel consumption, engines have been made to be increasingly efficient, hybrid systems have been introduced, and cars have been designed to be more aerodynamic. Another part that plays a big role is tires. And for that we have low-rolling-resistance, or eco tires. What are eco tires (low rolling resistance tires)? Low-rolling-resistance/eco tires are tires that need less energy to be turned. As the name implies, there is less of a resisting force when you turn the wheel.


Feb 13, 2021

Eco Idle makes the already fuel efficient Perodua Bezza even more efficient

The Perodua Bezza has an inherently efficient engine - a unit from the NR family of engines - which is shared with various Toyota models and boasts the use of dual VVT-i, Teflon coating for the pistons, and iridium spark plugs. Pardon the technical stuff but what those mean is that the engine is able to sip fuel sparingly. On top on those, the Perodua Bezza comes with Eco Idle which is Perodua’s term for start-stop system. It is the cheapest car on sale to come with this feature. Start-stop syst


Oct 26, 2019

Kereta Honda disita dalam perlumbaan haram di Eco Hill, Semenyih

Kecekapan pihak polis berhasil dalam Operasi Samseng Jalanan dimana tiga lelaki yang terlibat dalam perlumbaan haram berjaya ditahan di Eco Hill, Semenyih pada Ahad lepas. Lelaki yang berusia 30 hingga 35 tahun itu ditahan kerana memandu laju sambil melakukan aksi bersaing sesama sendiri. Tangkapan kira-kira pukul 1 pagi itu dibuat semasa mereka cuba menunjuk lagak dengan menderum enjin sebelum memulakan perlumbaan, lapor Harian Metro. Ketiga-tiga kereta berkenaan terus memecut dengan melakukan


Aug 24, 2020

Thailand wants to pay owners of old cars to switch to EVs

Thailand is planning to take its next step to make the Thai automotive sector even more eco-friendly. This time, the Thai Ministry of Industry is aiming at an electrified future with a special tax incentive to encourage car owners to change their current cars for new electric vehicles. Talks are now underway between the Ministry of Industry, private agencies and related agencies regarding the suggested tax incentive scheme. If successful the tax incentives will be offered to both individuals and


Sep 1, 2020

Have an electric car start-up idea? Kia and LG Chem might just invest with you

Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, and LG Chem are jointly sponsoring the “EV & Battery Challenge” (EVBC), a global competition to identify up to 10 EV and battery start-ups for potential investment and collaboration. New Energy Nexus, the international start-up support organization, will manage and facilitate the competition. Hyundai and Kia have gained prominence in the global market with a comprehensive portfolio of EVs. Hyundai Motor Group is planning to deploy 44 eco-friendly mo


Jun 24, 2020

Kia Sonet 7 di Indonesia - ada penunjuk arah kiblat, lebih ‘muslim-friendly’ daripada selipar!

Kia Motors Indonesia telah melancarkan Kia Sonet 7, model tambahan bagi Kia Sonet 5 penumpang yang sudah lama ditawarkan di Indonesia sejak tahun 2020. Kia Sonet adalah sebuah SUV segmen B kompak, pesaing kepada Toyota Raize / Daihatsu Rocky di Indonesia. Model Kia Sonet 7 penumpang ini mempunyai dimensi yang sama dengan model 5 penumpang, hanya ditambah dengan 2 tempat duduk belakang tanpa menambah jarak roda ataupun panjang lebar kenderaan. SUV ini dijana oleh enjin empat silinder 1.5 liter NA


Apr 14, 2021

Mazda teases its first ever electric car ahead of Tokyo Motor Show

Hold on to your rotaries as Mazda has released an official teaser of their first ever electric car. We previously heard that Mazda was quietly testing an electric-powered CX-30 e-TPV (Electric Technology Prove-Out Vehicle) prototype. And while it was a quiet preview, there was barely any coverage when the car was touring around Oslo, Norway. From what little we can see of the video, it looks like the electrified Mazda will have a sloping roof and four doors. It will most probably adopt the same


Oct 22, 2019

Naturally-aspirated Mitsubishi Outlander discontinued in Japan, stronger focus on PHEV

The regular petrol-powered variants Mitsubishi Outlander has been discontinued in Japan, according to Mitsubishi Motors' Japanese website. Only the Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) remains on sale there. While it may seem like a surprise to some, this is in line with the carmaker's 'Small but Beautiful' three-year mid-term business plan (from 2020 to 2022) that focuses on strengthening the brand's eco-friendly model lineup of PHEVs and EVs, among others. Also, this means that an


Oct 30, 2020

Nissan goes zen at BodyMindSoul Festival

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has extended its efforts to reconnect with Mother Earth through its series of Nissan Nurtures Nature (NNN) campaign in the BodyMindSoul Festival at Setia City Convention Centre from 29th November to 1st December 2019. Nissan Nurtures Nature (NNN) was introduced since 2018 with the aim to gather customers and their families, business partners, non-profit organizations, as well as employees to join hands in creating positive and meaningful changes to the envir


Nov 29, 2019

Owner Review: Experiencing the Honda City - A car that is not love at first sight

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Honda City GM6 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Najib Ar-Rahman Background It was 2014 and I was in the market to purchase my first car. I have just recently started working for around 1.5 years or so and was earning around RM3.5K per month. My daily commute all that while was via public transport but the same year, I decided to get married, which is why I needed to buy a car. The usual choice for someone a

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Aug 8, 2020

Kia patents 'Movement that Inspires' slogan with new logo, to come in 2021?

Kia's refreshed brand identity has been brewing for sometime, and now we get a better look at it courtesy of these leaks of the Korean carmaker's new logo and slogan. According to sources, Kia has already taken the old 'Kia Motors' logo off its headquarters and recently filed for a new slogan with the South Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPRIS). This means the current slogan - 'The Power To Surprise' - is very likely to make way for 'Movement That Inspires'. Along with the new slogan, Kia


Dec 31, 2020

Top 8 car stuff you can buy from Lazada, discount code inside!

With MCO 2.0 truly underway and upon us, most of us will be spending most of our time at home. That also means our cars won't be driven as often as usual. But that is no excuse to sideline our precious set of wheels. In fact, this could be the perfect time for the DIY project that you never got started with! WapCar has come together with Lazada to make your car care DIY a cinch this MCO period. Here are some recommended products from online retailers that you can find in Malaysia's leading e-com


Jan 22, 2021

Mitsubishi Xpander Hybrid planned for 2023, 1 of 5 new xEVs announced

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is accelerating its push into electrified vehicles with 5 models planned in the future. One of those models planned is the hybrid version of the Mitsubishi Xpander. The hybrid version of the eccentric-looking SUV is planned for launch in 2023 as part of Mitsubishi’s plan to have electrified vehicles account for half of its global sale by 2030. But before that, Mitsubishi is expected to launch the Eclipse Cross PHEV in Japan in December 2020. This is followed b

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Nov 3, 2020

From a rare LaFerrari to one-off Pagani Zonda, what other exotic cars do F1 drivers own?

Recently, we reported that there are at least 2 buyers of the Mercedes-AMG Project One Concept car in Malaysia and that has refreshed our minds about this upcoming hypercar that was co-developed by Sir Lewis Hamilton himself. Once production starts, one of 275 units is going to take up space in Hamilton’s garage but that got us thinking, what other exotic cars do Formula 1 drivers own? Note: We’re limiting this list to the drivers that will be returning to the F1 grid this year. Lewis Hamilton –


Feb 16, 2021

Owner Review: A Car That I Can't Resist- My Story With My Toyota Yaris

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Toyota Yaris owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar Facebook: Mike Maximiliano I fell in love with the Toyota Yaris the moment Toyota has teased it to the world. Being a college student, my options were limited by my parents. During the 2019 Malaysian Autoshow, I was taken aback by its design and features it has. Air conditioning, headlamps with follow-me-home function, an infotainment display, and electrochromic rearview m

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Jul 2, 2020

Owner Review: A Dad's take on a Soccer Mom's Car - 2013 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid

** This article is the personal experience of a 2013 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid C26 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: EZ Wong About My Car It's actually my CFO’s car & I will narrate it as my own :) The Nissan Serena S-Hybrid was originally registered at the end of 2013 & we bought it at a very good price as a Nissan Pre-Reg unit in February 2015. The C26 is powered by a MR20DD 2.0-liter engine with 147 PS and 210 Nm (figures are from the engine alone, excluding 5

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Jul 15, 2020

Owner Review: My dream car is a Hyundai - My story of my Hyundai Elantra

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Hyundai Elantra owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Vijay Saravanen I always loved the sleekly, sexy, and sporty design of Hyundai Elantras I see on the road. I told myself my next car change would be a Hyundai Elantra. I was already driving the Hyundai Accent 1.5 (Aeroback) 2007 Model. Over the years, I have owned Proton Saga 1.3 (Aeroback), Proton Wira 1.5 (Sedan), Proton Satria1.3, Exora 1.6(MPV), and befor

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Sep 7, 2020

Owner Review:  Bang for the buck car - My 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid HEV Plus 1.6 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Subramaniam Venkatachalam 我国市场其实有个不成文的规矩:鄙视链的底端,是属于韩国泡菜车的。加上“混合动力”这四个大字,绝对能够吓跑许多吃瓜群众。不过,我当然不是普通的吃瓜群众。实话实话,买了它后,直到今日,我绝不后悔! 先为大家介绍一点我的拥车历史。我拥有的第一部车,和大多数马来西亚人一样,是一部随处可见的2008年 Myvi 1.3 SXi。这部车,是我上大学时家人让我继承而来。既然是马来西亚神坛级车款,它没有任何毛病,正常保养就可以了!不过,人都是贪婪的- 虽然Myvi完全没有任何问题,不过我还是有颗躁动的心,觉得是时候购买真正意义上的:“人生一部车”! 既然是我的第一部车,我就想要尽可能独特的车款。Volkswagen Scirocco, Mitsubishi AS

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Aug 22, 2020

New Proton Saga – Could This Be A Better Car Than The Perodua Bezza?

The Proton Saga is Proton’s bread and butter model, a model that has been (and still is) the default first car option for many car buyers. That quickly changed when Perodua introduced its first-ever sedan, the Bezza, back in 2016. Car buyers now have a new alternative to the evergreen Saga. The third generation Saga was introduced just two months after Perodua unveiled the Bezza, giving its core model a much-needed upgrade. Earlier this week, Proton launched the new Saga, which is basically a mi


Aug 8, 2019

FAQ: Is auto start-stop bad for your car?

Auto Start-Stop is a feature most of us despise. Cars like the Perodua Myvi and Perodua Bezza have this feature. With its jerky starts, a simple manoeuvre like the three-point-turn feels clumsy and unfamiliar. And with a belt-driven compressor, cool air stops blowing when the feature kicks in. The simple solution for most of us then, is to just turn it off. While some people would rather have sweaty pits to save the environment, the majority couldn’t be arsed to have the engine stopping and star


Jul 5, 2020

Is the Proton EMAS a wasted golden opportunity?

Yesterday, we published an article where we found the Proton EMAS concept car among the EV prototypes that were sold off in another Proton-themed auction. While it was heart-breaking to see this once glorious concept car in such a sad state, it's a good thing that Proton decided to withdraw it from the auction. So, what makes the Proton EMAS so deserving to be restored? Let’s rewind back to 2010; South Africa hosted the World Cup for the first time in the African continent, Kanye West released h

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Jul 23, 2020

BEVs with high battery capacity are not as environmentally friendly as you think says Mazda

In today’s trend of tightening emission regulations which require carmakers to lower their average fleet CO2 emissions, the easiest way to bring down that average is through zero-emission vehicles such as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) or battery electric vehicles (BEV). It’s easier to get consumers to switch to PHEVs because it’s still a familiar machine to them as the main source of propulsion is still from an internal combustion engine (ICE). BEVs, on the other hand, are a little tri

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Nov 1, 2019

10 new models still to be launched in Malaysia! Oct. to be 2020’s most intense month for new car launches, why?

With at least five models confirmed to be launched in October, and another five more that are also very likely to join the growing list, October is definitely the busiest month of this year. That’s a nice problem to have considering the slump that the industry is in. Cumulative new vehicle sales in Malaysia for the first half of 2020 was down by over 40 percent compared to the same six-month period last year. The all-new 2020 Honda City, Nissan Almera, Proton X50, Hyundai Kona and Mitsubishi Xpa


Sep 13, 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 Malaysia https://www.wapcar.my/forum Basic information Perodua Aruz 1.5 AV 2020 Time of purchase: 9th November 2020 Price of vehicle: RM73,226.00 Reasons why I bought this car I 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

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Dec 5, 2020

Driving your car less this MCO? Here's how to keep it running smoothly.

Just like that, we are 2 weeks into MCO 2.0. This most likely means that most of us are working from home, which then means our cars aren't driven much. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to keep your car in tip top condition despite it being underdriven. Here are some pointers that might be useful to keep in mind in this second MCO season. Don't park under trees You might think that parking your car under trees is a good idea, since the car does get some shade from the sun. Well, if


Feb 14, 2021