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What’s so special about Mazda SkyActiv engines anyway?

The latest Mazda 3 is a very good-looking hatchback. There is a sedan version, but the hatchback just looks so much better. According to my colleague, the allure of the Mazda 3 isn’t just skin-deep. I reckon he quite liked it. Mazdas have been known as fun to drive, but I'm more curious about what lies underneath .Now, Mazda loves to spout its “Jinba Ittai” driving philosophy and “Kodo” design philosophy, but if we’re talking about the core of a car, it ha

Arif

Arif

Jul 4, 2020

Which B-segment hatchback has the best power-to-weight ratio?

Like the B-segment sedan market, the B-segment hatchback market is also a very competitive segment.Depending on which hatchback you pick, some are either very practical, or offer class-leading ride and handling prowess.But if power is what you’re chasing after, let’s take a closer look and see which B-segment hatchback offers the best power-to-weight ratio.  Honda Jazz – Solid all-rounder, but starting to show its ageHonda Jazz galleryLike its Honda City sibling, the

Eric

Eric

May 17, 2020

Which B-segment sedan offers the best power-to-weight ratio?

The B-segment sedan market in Malaysia is perhaps one of the most competitive segments around, as various car manufacturers have their sights set on this segment.But not all sedans are created equally – some are more powerful, while others offer a more upmarket interior.Speaking of power, let’s take a closer look and see which B-segment sedan offers the best power-to-weight ratio.Honda City – The most popular, for a good reasonHonda City galleryThe Honda City is Malaysia’

Eric

Eric

May 14, 2020

2019 Mazda CX-5, 2.0L, 2.5T, 2.2D, which engine to pick?

(Model | Gallery)The 2019 Mazda CX-5 boasts the most engine choices for any SUV sold in Malaysia. From the naturally aspirated 2.0 and 2.5-litre SkyActiv-G petrol to the innovative 2.2-litre SkyActiv-D turbodiesel as well as the soon-to-be-launched 2.5-litre turbocharged SkyActiv-G petrol.“2.0L underpowered lah”, “2.5L road tax expensive lah”, “Diesel very noisy lah” are not uncommon remarks from shoppers who are looking at a CX-5. Price point and fe

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 10, 2019

Unleash the beast in the form of the 2019 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

Move aside for this MINI John Cooper Works Countryman because under the bonnet lies a 306 PS beast with an asking price of RM 378,888, imported from the Netherlands.The JCW Countryman is also powered by the same 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo engine in the Cooper S albeit with many modifications done to it.Reinforced crankshafts, a main bearing with extended cross section, specific pistons, connecting rods and a new vibration damper with optimised cooling are just a few of the tweaks t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 8, 2019

Does the all-new 2019 Subaru Forester 2.0L feel underpowered?

The all-new fifth-generation 2019 Subaru Forester was launched to the Malaysian market in August 2019. TC Subaru, the official distributor of Subaru cars in the country launched their new SUV with a sole 2.0-litre naturally aspirated Boxer engine option.To the general consumers, its the "same" engine as the previous generation model. I dont blame them for that because on paper, it reads the same – 2.0-litre naturally aspirated Boxer engine.2019 Subaru Forester Engine PerformanceN

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Nov 11, 2019

All-new 2021 Nissan X-Trail spyshots - full LED headlights, 1.5-litre hybrid

The all-new fourth-generation Nissan X-Trail has been spotted testing on the road, revealing a more muscular silhouette and new front and rear LED headlight design according to international source.Starting from the front, there is the familiar Nissan’s V-Motion design language, with a boomerang-shaped light on top which works as a daytime running light (DRL), along with a more conventional horizontal LED headlight in between and finished off with a LED fog lamp below. The rendering below

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 16, 2020

New 2020 Toyota GR Supra for Malaysia - up RM 21k, 48 PS more and improved chassis

After teasing us for a few days, Toyota Malaysia has unveiled the updated 2020 Toyota GR Supra in our country. Here what's new;The upgrades centre around the BMW's B58 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six engine which now delivers 388 PS of power at between 5,800 and 6,500 rpm, a 48 PS increase. Maximum torque remains at 500 Nm, but has a wider band of 1,800 rpm – 5,000 rpm instead of 1,600 rpm to 4,500 rpm previously.The engineers increased the power output by usi

Jason

Jason

Jul 15, 2020

Honda Jazz 1.5L: light and fast

The Honda Jazz 1.5L CVT is powered by the Earth Dreams Technology 4-cylinder engine, which uses in-cylinder direct injection technology with a compression ratio of 11.5:1. Its maximum output is 118 hp / 6600 rpm and the maximum torque is 155 Nm / 4600 rpm.Honda Jazz's sitting posture is very low, and the seat is also very good. It is undoubtedly good news for driving enthusiasts. Despite this, the view inside the car is still very good, the windshield with large dip angle and the triangular

Wilson

Wilson

Jul 29, 2019

Honda NC750X 2021, lebih ringan, prestasi dipertingkat

Bagi peminat jentera Adventure kelas pertengahan di negara ini, model Honda NC750X 2021 mungkin antara yang dinanti-nantikan.Honda, baru-baru ini melancarkan varsi terbaru NC750X yang hadir dengan beberapa peningkatan antaranya lebih ringan selain kuasa yang dijana enjinnya turut bertambah.Enjin Parallel twin berkuasa 745cc itu kini menghasilkan 58 kuasa kuda pada aras 6750 rpm (lebih 600 rpm) dengan tork maksimum 69Nm pada 4750 rpm, lebih 3 kuasa kuda berbanding model sebelum ini.NC750X (2021)

Khairil

Khairil

Dec 13, 2020

Think the 98 PS Toyota Raize/Perodua D55L is slow? Watch it smoke bigger engine cars

We’ve seen our fair share of strange drag races, but this drag race that KUHL Racing TV prepared is one to soothe the Toyota lover’s soul. It’s a battle of the Toyota SUVs and MPVs and the Toyota Raize aka the Perodua D55L is part of the race. Where do you think the Raize will finish?Surprisingly, the Raize managed to finish third despite the little turbocharged 1.0-litre engine dispensing only 98 PS and 140 Nm. It lost out only to the Toyota Harrier and the Toyota Alphard.This

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 1, 2021

Top-3 most powerful cars with a 3-cylinder engine

Previously, we’ve explained why manufacturers continue the use of 3-cylinder engines. Fuel-efficiency and emission are among the top reasons, but what if they decide to extract every bit of performance from a 3-cylinder engine?So without further ado, here are the current top-3 most powerful cars, which are either on sale or will be on the market, with a 3-cylinder engine.BMW i8, from RM 1,408,800The BMW i8 is actually more than 6 years old now and it still looks like it belongs in a s

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 15, 2020

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

Pros and Cons: 2020 Mercedes-Benz C200 AMG Line - Punchy engine but punishing ride

Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia introduced the updated 2020 Mercedes-Benz C200 AMG Line with a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, replacing the previous 1.5-litre mild hybrid powertrain.The update also brought the AMG Line package back (pre-facelift C200 had AMG Line option) to the C200, which previously wore the Avantgarde trim.With all the AMG Line goodies, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C200 is priced at RM 251,587 (with SST exemption). But enough recap, you can read about what&rsquo

Shaun

Shaun

Dec 20, 2020

Mitsubishi Xpander’s 1.5L MIVEC engine, is it powerful enough?

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has previewed the highly-anticipated 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander in Malaysia. Prices of the Xpander will be announced in November and it will rival the Honda BR-V, Perodua Aruz, and Toyota Rush.Like its core rivals, the upcoming Mitsubishi Xpander is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine. Codenamed 4A91, this naturally-aspirated petrol engine is good for 105 PS and 141 Nm. It also gets MIVEC variable valve timing on the intake and as well as timing chain.Th

Eric

Eric

Oct 26, 2020

Enjin RB26 Nissan Skyline GT-R anda lemau? HKS Advanced Heritage ada jawapannya!

Penala terkemuka dari Jepun, HKS baru sahaja melancarkan set pemulihan enjin untuk mengembalikan kehebatan enjin inline 6 silinder Nissan ke zaman moden. Dikenali sebagai Advanced Heritage, ia menyuntik legenda enjin RB26 dengan pelbagai teknologi terkini untuk meningkatkan prestasi dan penjimatan minyak.Malah tetapan Advance Heritage yang khusus untuk enjin RB26 ini mampu meningkatkan kuasa sehingga 600 PS di samping mengurangkan penggunaan minyak sehingga 5 liter/100 km. Tidak cukup dengan itu

Faisal

Faisal

Jan 22, 2021

Honda City 1.0L Turbo, engine review: Should Malaysians demand for this new engine?

As you might have already know, the latest fifth generation Honda City has just gone on sale in Thailand earlier this year. Hondas B-segment sedan will now one-up its chief rival the Toyota Vios with an all-new 1.0-litre turbocharged engine.The latest Honda City is not expected to be launched in Malaysia until 2021. Thailand remains the only market in the world to sell it, to be followed by India in the second half of 2020, and the rest of world starting 2021.This means that we cant give you our

Hans

Hans

May 26, 2020

2020 Honda City - Why we'd rather have the 1.5L NA engine over the 1.0L Turbo

Honda engineers have actually published their research on the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged engine that made its way into the 2020 Honda City in Thailand. With such insights, we thought we'd share our view on it.Link to the research hereThe 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo engine was first introduced in the European Honda Civic hatchback. Mechanically, the powertrain is identical to the one in the turbocharged Honda City. With that established, let’s crack on.There were 3 goals durin

Shaun

Shaun

Jul 29, 2020

Owner Review: Small, Spacious and Sporty –  7 Years with my Honda Jazz

** This article is the personal experience of a 2013 Honda Jazz Petrol CKD 1.5L i-VTEC owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Daryl Matthew GomesAbout My CarFirst of all, I would like to thank WapCar for giving me a chance to do this write-up as I am a huge fan of car technology advancement and always try to stay up to date with the latest happenings in the automotive industry via their various social media platforms. Writing this review couldn’t have com

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 14, 2020

Apa yang istimewa sangat dengan enjin SkyActiv Mazda?

Mazda 3 yang terbaru sememangnya hatchback yang sangat kacak. Ada juga versi sedan, tetapi hatchback tampak lebih cantik. Daya tarikan Mazda 3 bukan sahaja dari luarannya, tapi lebih lagi. Mazda dikenali sebagai kereta yang seronok dipandu. Oleh itu, kami lebih berminat untuk tahu apa yang ada di bawah butnya.Mazda gemar menggunakan falsafah pemanduannya iaitu “Jinba Ittai” dan falsafah rekaannya, “Kodo”. Tapi, jika kita bincangkan tentang teras kereta ini, ia pastilah tr

Mersita

Mersita

Jul 9, 2020

Evolution of the BMW M3 – M Power or AMG?

Racing homologation cars are the best thing that ever happened to car enthusiasts. Manufacturers make them because they are required to. They are basically just stripped-out and rambunctious versions of otherwise practical cars. One happy result of such requirements is the BMW M3 derived from the 3-series.The M3 name has been around for about 35 years. In appreciation of the poster-child of the M badge, let’s look back at the M3s that we have been blessed with over the years.BMW 2002 turbo

Arif

Arif

Nov 4, 2020

Will Geely make a 2-cylinder engine next? This is CEVT powertrain boss’ answer

At a recent virtual meeting with Dr. Håkan Sandquist, director of powertrain strategy at the Geely-Volvo Car jointly owned powertrain specialist CEVT AB, we posed a question to the person who lead the development of the Proton X50’s three-cylinder 1.5 TGDi and 1.5 MPI, will Geely go smaller than 3-cylinders?Beyond the 1.5-litre 3-cylinder, Geely also has a 1.0-litre three-cylinder for the Chinese and European market. So how small is too small?Fiats TwinAir 2-cylinder engine was a com

Hans

Hans

Jan 3, 2021

Engine braking is good for you, but how do you use it?

Everybody hates driving behind the car that brakes excessively and unnecessarily. Excessive braking shows a lack of driving awareness, bad trailing distance, and poor control of the car. It becomes an even bigger annoyance when driving downhill.USE LOW GEARNow, when driving downhill, you might notice “Use Low Gear” signs along the way, and that’s really what you should be doing. Using a lower gear enables you to do “Engine Braking” so you could tackle the winding do

Arif

Arif

Jul 11, 2020

Owner Review: The hybrid system failed so I decided to engine swap my car - My Honda Jazz/Fit "Hybrid" RS

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysiahttps://www.wapcar.my/forumBasic information2012 Honda Jazz Hybrid (CBU) a.k.a Honda Jazz/Fit "Hybrid" RS Reason why I bought this carHybrid Tax Exemption Car selection process I had a budget of: RM100k Models that I have considered include: Toyota Vios, Toyota Prius C, Honda City Reasons why I chose this car: Trim spec offered better than the restUser experien

Owner Review

Owner Review

Dec 2, 2020

2021 Suzuki Swift Sport launched in Malaysia, priced at RM 140k, 1.4T with 140 PS and 230 Nm

One week after announcing their return to Malaysia, Naza Eastern Motors, the company representing Suzuki in Malaysia, has launched the 2021 Suzuki Swift Sport.Only one variant of the Swift Sport is offered in Malaysia, priced at RM 139,900. The price is on-the-road, without insurance. Also Read: Suzuki officially returns to Malaysia, Jimny and Swift Sport coming soonPowertrain – Swift Sport gets turbo powerFor the uninitiated, the fourth-generation (ZC33S) Suzuki Swift Sport drops its high

Eric

Eric

Apr 9, 2021

Owner Review: My Suzuki Swift - What it's like owning the car for 7 years

** This article is the personal experience of a 2007 Suzuki Swift owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Hoo SHSuzuki wants redemptionWhen Suzuki announced their new distributor for Malaysian market back in 2005, they know they are going against the guns of Toyota, Honda and Nissan. Suzuki had launched the new Swift back in 2004 for the European and Japanese market, where it’s praised by media and test drivers. Back then, I was still in my school days and not knowi

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 14, 2020

Review: 2020 Perodua Axia 1.0 AV – RM43k for a 1.0-litre engine?

The Perodua Axia is the embodiment of a car in its most essential form. Its got five full-sized wheels, an engine to make just enough power, and 5 seats. Being the most affordable car in the market, one would not expect too much from this adorable A-segment hatchback.Perodua has spiced things up on this entry-level car with the Perodua Axia 1.0 AV. Dressed up with some body kits and equipped with Peroduas A.S.A 2.0, we decided to test this car out.Famous for its three-cylinder engine, Perodua Ax

Arif

Arif

Oct 18, 2020

Engine mounting: 3 symptoms of bad engine mounts

Thanks to modern day sound insulation, you don’t realise how hot and bothered things are under the hood. Holding the engine in place and absorbing most of the engine's vibration are engine mounts. They take a lot of punishment. Although generally low-maintenance, engine mounts may wear out sooner than you think. Here we will discuss the symptoms of bad engine mounts in your car.A car engine is heavy. Even a small Perodua Axia’s 1KR-VE weighs about 70 kg. A Perodua Myvi&

Arif

Arif

Jul 21, 2020

Dakar Rally legend Hiroshi Masuoka was in this Mitsubishi Triton commercial for Malaysia

The latest video commercial for the Mitsubishi Triton is probably among the better Malaysia-produced ads for a pick-up truck, if not the best.Produced by Five55 Production, the ad left a lasting impression in our minds mainly because of its driving scenes, which was done by two-time Dakar Rally champion Hiroshi Masuoka.Recall that Masuoka-san, who is also an ambassador for the tri-diamond brand, was in Malaysia earlier in March for Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia’s 4SureThrill event a

Hans

Hans

Sep 19, 2019

Review: 2020 Lexus UX 200 2.0L CVT, compact SUV with BMW handling, Lexus refinement

(2020 Lexus UX Price & Specs | Gallery)When the all-new Lexus UX 200 broke covers at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, I was extremely confused with the idea of a small Lexus SUV when the Japanese premium carmaker already has the highly accomplished Lexus NX.The insatiable appetite for Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) around the world has prompt carmakers to create countless variations of SUVs – convertible SUVs are, by far, the wildest creation ever. The following is the Lexus UX 200 review.Who

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Mar 10, 2020