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Why WFH when you can work from van in this Nissan Caravan Office Pod?

With MCO 2.0 out in force, some of us are forced to work from home yet again. But for those who think that the office gives them more productivity, Nissan has a solution for you with a mobile office van. Called the Nissan NV350 Caravan Office Pod, it’s a concept that allows you to combine both office work and nature. That’s right, Nissan envisions a perfect vehicle for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors while organising spreadsheets. Based on the Nissan NV350 Caravan (once sold here as t

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Jan 21, 2021

UMW Toyota Motor to relocate head office out of Shah Alam?

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT), the sole authorized distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia, will be moving out of its current head office building in Persiaran Raja Muda in Shah Alam, according to sources familiar with the matter. The relocation has been planned several years earlier so the decision is not directly related to the current poor market outlook, although the Toyota’s falling market share over the last 5 years was probably a motivating factor in right-sizing the organization.


May 14, 2020

Ribut di Cheras, 'rider' Grab Food maut dihempap pokok tumbang

Malang tidak berbau. Berikutan hujan lebat berserta ribut yang melanda Kuala Lumpur petang semalam, seorang penunggang Grab Food maut selepas dihempap pokok tumbang di Cheras. Lokasi kejadian malang itu berlaku adalah berhampiran sebuah stesen minyak di Taman Len Seng. Terdahulu, tular gambar dan video mengenai kejadian berkenaan di laman sosial. Memetik laporan media tempatan, mangsa adalah lelaki berusia 20 tahun. Sejurus insiden berkenaan, mangsa kemudian diangkat oleh orang ramai yang berada


Apr 16, 2021

Tak jadi bawa Grab, KBS serius bantu 'Flying Sikh' kembali berlumba di APRC tahun depan

Harapan untuk melihat legenda rali negara, Karamjit Singh kembali berlumba makin cerah apabila pertemuannya bersama Menteri Belia dan Sukan, Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican, semalam menghasilkan keputusan positif. Kisah bekas juara Kejuaraan Rali Dunia (WRC) itu yang dilaporkan terpaksa menjual kereta miliknya dan ingin bekerja sebagai pemandu Grab bagi meneruskan kelangsungan hidup mendapat perhatian hangat media, baru-baru ini. Dalam pertemuan berkenaan di Parlimen, Reezal dikatakan se


Dec 11, 2020

Grab Food rider dies after hitting pothole near Ikea Damansara

Yet another pothole-related death has been reported just a day after the fatal accident of a 75-year-old man. The most recent case involved a Grab Food delivery rider who fell off his motorcycle after hitting a pothole in Mutiara Damansara. The accident happened at 1.15 pm on 4 January 2021. The aftermath was even recorded in a video where fellow riders were seen trying to help the unmoving motorcyclist by the side of the road. Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal told The Star th


Jan 5, 2021

Hyundai to close Asia Pacific HQ in Malaysia, moving to Indonesia

Few people know this, but Hyundai Motor Corporation (not related to Hyundai Sime Darby Motors) has an office here in Malaysia. Located in Mutiara Damansara, next to Volvo dealer Ingress Swede Automobile is a non-descript office building that houses the Hyundai Training Academy (HTA), which also doubles as Hyundai Motor’s Asia Pacific regional headquarters. Opened in 2015, the Malaysian team at the 17,965 square feet training centre cum regional office provides support, including sales and after-


Jan 6, 2021

Indo tax office hints to Perodua D55L’s price in Malaysia – RM 62k to RM 75k

While we wait for Perodua to announce details on prices and specifications of its upcoming Perodua D55L compact SUV, Indonesia’s tax office’s website has uploaded its latest Motor Vehicle Sales Value (NJKB, Nilai Jual Kenderaan Bermotor), which includes the Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky, both are donor cars to the Perodua D55L. NJKB is basically a car’s gazetted before tax value used by their Customs. It is not a car’s selling price but it does provide a rough indication of what’s the Perodua


Feb 16, 2021

Lalamove riders and drivers can earn up to RM 10k a month during MCO

Did you know that since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented in March, Lalamove drivers and riders have been earning up to RM 10,000 a month? Workers for courier delivery services like Lalamove have experienced a massive spike in their incomes since the country went into lockdown and the trend seems to have continued even when we entered the Conditional MCO (CMCO). In May, a report surfaced that the number of unemployed Malaysians has spiked to 610,500 since March 2020. This accounts


Dec 2, 2020

Man breaks car window in attempt to remove evidence of sexual harassment

A 24-year-old woman’s quick response to a man sexually harassing her was to record a video as evidence. The man then proceeded to violently break her car window in an attempt to remove said evidence. According to a Facebook post, the victim had just parked her car outside of You Vista Condo, Cheras at 1.30 am when a suspicious motorcyclist approached her car and allegedly tried to flash his private parts at her. When she immediately whipped out her phone to record his actions, the man started ge


Apr 7, 2021

Honda Civic takes on PDRM patrol car duties

We previously reported that the Royal Malaysia Force (PDRM) has put in an order of 425 units of the 2020 Honda Civic FC facelift to use as new patrol vehicles. Today, PDRM has received 30 units out of the 425 from Honda Malaysia. A ceremony was held to mark the occasion at the Ministry of Home Affairs’ office, Putrajaya. The Minister of Home Affairs, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin, the Head of Police, Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador, and CEO of Spanco, Datuk Hamzah Mohd Salleh were in attendance. As w


Jun 5, 2020

The Malaysian link behind Hyundai’s decision to build this sexy EV in Singapore

Earlier this month, Hyundai started construction of a RM 1.22 billion, 30,000 electric vehicles a year plant in Jurong, Singapore. When completed in 2022, the Hyundai Mobility Global Innovation Center (HMGICs) will be the Hyundai Motor Group’s (which also include Kia) regional hub for electric vehicle (EVs) production and development. Out of the 30,000 EVs to be build there, about 5,000 to 6,000 units will be sold in Singapore, while the rest will be exported. The move comes as a surprise becaus


Oct 18, 2020

Video: 2019 Proton Saga 1.3 Premium facelift Review, best car to buy under RM 40k!

The 2019 Proton Saga facelift is our national carmaker's most important model launch after the much-hyped Proton X70. It is the most affordable Proton model sold at a price point that most hardworking Malaysians can afford. With the facelift, Proton has elevated its entry-level car to be a desirable product. Proton engineers did not only set out to make the Proton Saga look good but also focused on making it feel good. The latter although quite abstract, can be clearly felt at every important to

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Jan 30, 2020

Covid-19: Used and recon car dealers may layoff workforce as crisis extends

Malaysian used and recon car dealers and their 50,000 plus workforce are at risk of being laid off should the Covid-19 crisis prolong for more than 2 months, according to a report by New Straits Times (NST). While dealers have braced for the impact of the Movement Control Order (MCO), the practically zero sales which leads to higher inventories, poor consumer sentiments on the economy, and high fixed operational cost are taking their toll. President of the Malaysian Association of Malay Vehicle


Apr 14, 2020

GrabCar Premium vehicles in Malaysia to get Nanoe air purifier

Soon GrabCar Premium rides will offer premium riders with cleaner air thanks to Grab Holdings Inc’s new collaboration with Panasonic Corporation. The new partnership will see the installation of Panasonic’s Nanoe X Generator in 5,500 vehicles registered under GrabCar Premium across 5 cities, including Kuala Lumpur. The partnership is part of Panasonic’s continuous campaign to promote the importance of quality air in the South East Asian region. Installing the air purifier in Grab cars will allow


Jan 18, 2021

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Oct. 4, 2019)

Today is Friday, October. 4 Local News Proton's Saga returns to the top of A-segment sedan sales chart Proton is proud to announce that the brand has reached a new milestone in terms of sales breaking the record held in 2018. Proton achieved the highest market at percentage 20.2% (estimated) with 8,934 units (both domestic and export sales) registered in September 2019, that is a growth rate of 97% compared to 2018 of the same month. MyCC to fine Grab RM86 million over abusive practices The Mala


Oct 4, 2019

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Sep.3, 2019)

Today is Friday, Sep. 3. Here are Quick Grab-n-Go new car promotions, offers and upcoming events in Malaysia after Hari Merdeka you need to know! Ongoing Car Promotions, Offers and Events Proton 1 Tank Adventure 2019 PROTON'S 1 Tank Adventure is back in town and this year will be filled with many thrilling activities. Proton is looking for participants to explore Malaysia while using the least amount of fuel possible in the latest range of PROTON cars. Also, there is more than RM100,000* worth o


Sep 3, 2019

Penang Chief Minister’s official car is this RM 458k Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The Penang Chief Minister has a brand-new ride for his official use and it’s not a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry but a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The model in question is a 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e in Selenite Grey and it cost the Penang government RM 458,000. In a statement, the state secretary’s office has said that this flagship German luxobarge was purchased to replace the previous official car, a Mercedes-Benz S300L bought in 2013 for RM 298,263. In spite of a price that is 1.5 times higher th

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Jan 7, 2021

How to survive a car crash? Don't be stupid with your seatbelts

Have you ever come across kids jumping at the backseat of a car, while you’re stopped at a red light? This is one of my biggest driving pet peeves, people not wearing seatbelts whilst travelling in their cars. We have seen countless times, crashes on the road that have resulted in people getting flung out of their cars. Why? Plain and simple, they weren’t wearing their seatbelts. How can something so intrinsically simple to do become such a widely-ignored habit? Sadly, it’s down to both ignoranc


Jul 11, 2020

Honda Malaysia Collaborating With Astro Radio, Tealive, And Unifi For 9-Car Giveaway

Multiple ways to take part and win Download the Syok app, or take a selfie with a Tealive drink First winner announced, will drive home a Civic 1.5L Honda Malaysia has announced that they will be collaborating with Astro Radio, Tealive, and Unifi on Honda Malaysia’s ‘Road To 900,000th Unit Milestone’ campaign. The ‘Road To 900,000th Unit Milestone’ campaign will see lucky Malaysians driving home 9 Honda models. 3 models will be given away to participants in contests organized by Astro Radio, Tea


Aug 16, 2019

Don't get caught: prevent car thefts with these simple tips!

Last week, we shed light on what are the top 10 most stolen cars in Malaysia for Q1 2020. We know many of you own cars in that list, so this week we’ll share with you some quick tips on how to secure your car from thieves. Let's set the scene. Imagine you're driving down a mall parking and boom, you've found a parking spot. First things first... 1. Start with parking in a well-lit place Nice, there's no hidden Kancil - but wait! - is it bright? Parking in well-lit places help reduce the risk of


Oct 10, 2020

Buying a used car? Here's how to check for unpaid summons

So, you've found the used car of your dreams, sent it to your trusted mechanic and even got the green light from Puspakom to transfer to name over to you. But wait, have you checked if the car has any unpaid traffic summons attached to it? Surprisingly, this is a step that most used car buyers would miss on. Excited car buyers will find themselves facing a roadblock when they realise that JPJ will not transfer the car to them as the previous owner has outstanding traffic summons that has yet to


Nov 4, 2020

Perodua Kancil vs Proton Saga – Which is the original Malaysian people’s car?

Okay, readers, this has been rattling around my head for the past week. As Malaysians, it is our sworn duty to protect and support all things Malaysian. Our national flower is the hibiscus, the national animal – the Malayan Tiger, and our breakfast of champions – nasi lemak with a side of fried eggs and sambal ikan bilis. But when it comes to cars, it is a bit of a difficult choice with which to award as the Malaysian people’s car? Is it the Perodua Kancil, the city roundabout that gave many Mal

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Sep 27, 2020

Honda Malaysia to produce its 1 millionth CKD car in 2021

Established on 15-November 2000, Honda Malaysia will soon be celebrating its 20th year anniversary in Malaysia. As of 2019, Honda Malaysia had sold a cumulative total of 928,271 cars since 2001. The majority of the sales were contributed by locally-assembled (CKD) models. We can expect the Pegoh plant to hit its cumulative 1 millionth CKD car milestone within the first half of 2021, nearly four years after the company hit its 600,000th car milestone in March 2017. Honda Malaysia sells very littl


Oct 7, 2020


这个月的早些时候,Hyundai在新加坡Jurong的电动车工厂开始动工,工厂的年产量达30,000辆,总投资RM 12.2亿。2022年建成后,Hyundai汽车全球创新中心(HMGICs)将成为Hyundai汽车集团(包括Kia在内)在东盟地区内的电动车研发中心。 每年在这里生产的30,000辆电动车中,大约会有5,000到6,000辆在新加坡销售,剩下的则都会出口。 这个决定有些出人意料,因为高工资成本的新加坡并不是制造业的首选之地,新加坡上一次制造汽车已经是1980年的事情了。这里没有任何汽车制造的行业基础,也没有任何已经成型的供应基地和能够管理汽车工厂的人才。 新加坡的这座工厂是Hyundai计划在东盟地区建立的两座工厂之一,Hyundai也正在计划投入RM 64亿,在印度尼西亚建立一座年产量达250,000辆的工厂,这个计划将于明年启动。 更出人意料的是,Hyundai汽车拥有Inokom在Kulim的工厂15%的股份,但这家韩国汽车制造商却决定忽略马来西亚,选择了新加坡和印度尼西亚,这似乎有些冷落大马了。 Hyundai还没宣布会在新加坡生产哪个车型,不过他们已经表示,I


Oct 20, 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

Malaysians pay over RM 10 billion in car taxes every year. How did we end up like this?

Malaysia is known for having one of the world’s highest taxes on cars. Sales of new cars and spare parts for motor vehicles are the single largest contributor in import and excise duties collection, eclipsing tobacco and alcohol products. How much taxes do car sales contribute to the Malaysian government? The government doesn’t provide a breakdown of its tax collection by industry, but it is safe to estimate that the automotive sector contributes well over RM 10 billion in taxes every year. So i


Jan 30, 2020

Attention Grab drivers, Proton wants you to buy their cars, RM 500 petrol voucher included

As more Malaysians turn to the e-hailing industry as a source of supplementary income, the need for efficient, comfortable and reliable cars to perform such duties has increased. In a move to promote the use of their vehicles within the industry, Proton has unveiled an offer to incentivise car buyers. Buyers who purchase a new Proton Persona, Iriz, Exora, Saga or Proton X70 from authorized Proton sales outlets, will now be rewarded with a Petronas fuel gift card worth RM500 or, if they prefer, a


May 11, 2020

Toyota files patent for 'crab-like' handling. What's that?

In a world obsessed with race car ride and handling, Toyota is looking at another direction: cyberpunk-inspired, all-terrain handling. In a filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the application describes a system where all four wheels can turn enough to make them point laterally, allowing for sideways movement, something like the Nissan Pivo pictured above. To make things simpler, imagine how a crab walks, and you’ve got the right idea! Additionally, the wheels can a


Jul 7, 2020

Can't afford a GR Yaris? Then grab this GR bodykit for your Perodua Myvi!

As much as we like to have many, many cars in our lifetime, sometimes dreams remain just that - dreams. Case in point is the Toyota GR Yaris - from RM 286k, it's a bit out of reach for most of us. But a Perodua Myvi though? It's something most Malaysians can afford, with the most expensive variant topping out at RM 52k. Unless several thousand Ringgit is poured into one, the Myvi isn't the closest thing to what one terms as a road-going rally car. But JW Bodykit Accessories will at least make Ma


Jan 11, 2021

The car was co-invented by a woman, Bertha Benz but patent laws wouldn't recognize her work

History recognized Carl Benz as the inventor of the modern car but we won't have the modern car if not for a woman, who in today's world, would've been recognized as a co-inventor, rather than merely the wife of the inventor. The only reason Carl Benz was solely credited for the invention of the car was simply because German patent laws at that time didn’t allow women to register any patents. Berlin’s Imperial Patent Office only granted Mr. Carl Benz of the Benz & Co. company in Mannheim as owne


Mar 9, 2021