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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

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

Ratings - Honda CR-V's performance and ride comfort, high marks for engine performance

Let’s take an in-depth look at the Honda CR-V’s driving performance as well as ride comfort through our WapCar Ratings.Engine performance of the Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-PThe range-topping Honda CR-V is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 193 PS and 243 Nm of torque. Power goes to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission (CVT).It’s one of the quickest SUV in its segment, although it does not feel like it due to the smooth CVT characteristi

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 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

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

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 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

Why scheduled oil changes are important for your car

The most “car maintenance” some us have done ourselves have probably been checking the engine oil dipstick, ATF dipstick, or at the very least, refilling the wiper fluid. Popping the hood is an unusual activity these days and is usually a sign of a broken car.The late Irv Gordon clocked 3.2 million miles in his Volvo P1800Good regular maintenance can extend the service life of your car, and there are many aspects of car maintenance that we can talk about. To keep things short, we&rsq

Arif

Arif

Jun 26, 2020

Is synthetic engine oil bad for older cars?

Besides the viscosity rating of engine oil, we also have the choice of what type of oil we’d like to use in our car – mineral oil, semi-synthetic oil, and fully-synthetic oil. While most of us would agree that fully synthetic engine oils are the better choice, some older cars show problems when fully-synthetic engine oil is used.We’ve talked about their differences before, and the main advantages of fully-synthetic oil would be the more consistent molecule size and the longer s

Arif

Arif

Dec 6, 2020

2021 Renault Megane RS 300 Trophy facelift launched in Malaysia; RM 326k, drops 6MT

TC Euro Cars (TCEC) has launched the facelifted 2021 Renault Megane RS 300 Trophy, priced at RM 326,476 (OTR without insurance, with SST discount). The hot hatch will also be available for subscription, with monthly fee from RM 5,200 for a 3-year plan.The Renault Megane RS 300 Trophy features an upgraded 1.8-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that churns out 300 PS and 420 Nm of torque (compared to 280 PS/390 Nm from before), paired exclusively to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission (no more ma

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 25, 2021

Review: 2019 Mazda CX-5 2.0L High – the driver's better choice?

Say youve been living the sports car life and youre about to start a family after settling down. Next thing you know, your other half wants you to give it up for an SUV. What do you do? Find a proper partner SUV.So then, you start browsing for SUVs but none of them appeals to the driving enthusiast in you. Until you stumble upon the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and its whole Jinba Ittai philosophy. Sounds like the ideal compromise between driving engagement and practicality. Or is it? Were here to find out.M

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 17, 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

Is it true that the Proton X70 suffers from high fuel consumption?

Weighing nearly 1.7 tonnes for just a five-seater SUV, the Proton X70 is the heaviest C-segment SUV. Naturally, its fuel consumption is higher than the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, or even Nissan X-Trail. But how much higher? Curiously, Proton doesn’t provide any official fuel consumption data for the Proton X70, which is powered by a turbocharged 1.8-litre direct injection engine.A similarly turbocharged but 1.5-litre Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P has a claimed fuel consumption of 7.0-litre/100 km. The

Hans

Hans

Jan 7, 2020

Ratings: 2019 Mazda 3 2.0L Sedan High Plus – Top marks in quality, 174.5 overall

In this week’s WapCar Ratings, we’re analyzing the 2019 Mazda 3 Sedan 2.0 High Plus to evaluate all aspects from driving performance to purchase and cost.Mazda 3 SedanDriving Performance – 37.5/50 pts, feels like an extension of your body 2019 Mazda 3 2.0L Sedan High Plus - Facts and Figures Engine 2.0L 4-cylinder NA Transmission 6-speed automatic Power 162 PS @ 6,000 rpm Torque 213 Nm @ 4,000 rpm Weight 1,402 kg 0-100 km/h 9

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 4, 2020

How driving through floods can damage your car, and here's how to do it safely

Driving on a rainy day requires extra concentration. The roads are slippery and visibility is lower than usual. Rainy days also create unwanted puddles, which if they’re big enough, can be called floods.Even the mighty can fallYou might have seen some cars wading through water like it’s nothing. You are tempted to do it too, sometimes. After all, water doesn’t get into your engine, right? Well, it depends on how deep the water is, how fast you drive through it, and how well you

Arif

Arif

Oct 29, 2020

Pros and Cons: Mazda CX-8 2.2D High - Dated infotainment, but best 3rd-row seats in an SUV ever?

The Mazda CX-8 is a 7-seater SUV that competes against the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, Toyota Fortuner and Hyundai Santa Fe. If youre considering the Mazda CX-8, weve rounded up the list of pros and cons for you here.To recap, there are 4 variants of the Mazda CX-8, priced from RM 173,038 to RM 206,465 (OTR without insurance and SST).The variant we’re discussing here is the range-topping 2.2D 4WD High, and here’s a quick overview of its pros and cons.Pros Plush interior

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 3, 2021

Spyshot: Daihatsu is evaluating a 1.0-litre turbo engine for Indonesia, Perodua next?

Indonesian automotive website AutonetMagz recently posted photos of what appears to be a Daihatsu Tanto on the streets of Indonesia. The Daihatsu Copen was a short-lived model due to its high priceAccording to them, photos of the Daihatsu Tanto started to surface a couple of month ago, and some speculated that Daihatsu Indonesia could introduce the kei car there. In the past, Daihatsu Indonesia used to sell the Daihatsu Copen, but sales were short-lived as the Copen was priced too high for

Eric

Eric

Oct 14, 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

This guy blew a Koenigsegg Agera R engine by revving it hard at cold start

Koenigsegg Agera R is a very rare and expensive hypercar. Mere mortals who are given the chance to take a seat in one, let alone start-up and rev the 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8, can only consider themselves extremely lucky. But lady luck wasn’t on his side for this popular Chinese automotive vlogger.While documenting his first experience in an RMB 17 million (RM 10.2 million) Agera S, the vlogger was treated to a start-up and rev sequence. After the 1,140 PS engine came into life, he gav

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jun 6, 2020

Watch: Motorcyclist cool as a cucumber after witnessing high speed crash

We’ve heard of the expression “backbone of steel” but we have never had occasion to describe someone with a “calmness of steel”. This motorcyclist’s reaction after a high-speed crash just inches away from him has us in awe.In the video, a Mitsubishi Pajero was seen cross a junction slowly when a Perodua Myvi was seen coming towards the camera at a very high speed. The Myvi inevitably crashed so hard into the Pajero that its rear end was lifted up onto the curb

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 2, 2020

India’s 2020 Honda City’s gets a new 1.5L DOHC engine, likely for Malaysia

Following its global debut in Thailand late last year, India is set to be the second market to introduce Honda’s latest B-segment sedan.As expected, the Thailand market Honda City’s 1.0-litre three-cylinder VTEC Turbo engine is not offered. Instead, India will get a regular 1.5-litre naturally aspirated i-VTEC engine, an engine which we are more likely to get.The new petrol engine adds Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) valvetrain. The current outgoing (Malaysian market) Honda City uses the

Hans

Hans

Jun 18, 2020

Used car shopping: 6 tips for checking the engine

So, you want to buy a used car. Maybe it’s a project car, a unique car model you’ve always wanted, or a car model that’s not sold brand new in Malaysia. If your reason for buying a used car is a tight budget, you might want to consider other options like public transportation or a motorcycle.If you’re still here after reading that, we assume you’re serious about this, regardless of your reasons. Well, there’s a long list of things to look out for when buying u

Arif

Arif

Aug 15, 2020

2020 Proton X50 has 2 turbo engines – one direct injection, one port, what’s the difference?

As you would’ve know by now, the 2020 Proton X50, which is manufactured in Tanjung Malim, is offered in two engine options. Both are DOHC 1.5-litre turbocharged units but the fuel system is different, the 1.5T MPI engine uses port injection while the 1.5 TGDI uses direct injection.The three cylinder direct injection unit (1.5 TGDI, codename JLH-3G15TD) makes 177 PS at 5,500 rpm and 255 Nm 1,500 – 4,000 rpm while the port injection (Proton calls it Multi Point Injection, MPI) 1.5T MPI

Hans

Hans

Sep 15, 2020

Volvo Cars and Geely to create standalone engine development company

Volvo Cars and Geely announced that they have plans to create a standalone business focused on developing the next generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains.The new arrangement is to allow Volvo Cars to focus on developing electric drivetrains. Volvo has high hopes that by 2025, 50% of the brand’s sales volume will be fully electric. This latest development comes in line with Volvo Cars’ ambitions to include a hybrid and full-electric powertrain for all thei

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 8, 2019

Mobil has a new engine oil that will protect your turbocharged engines

ExxonMobil has launched the Mobil Super 3000 All-in-One Protection series in Malaysia. The new engine oil will join the existing Mobil Super 1000 and 2000 range in the market. The Mobil Super 3000 All-in-One Protection range is a premium, fully synthetic engine oil formulated with Heat Activated Anti-Wear Molecule to protect the engine oil from high-temperature wear while keeping the engine clean.The product range also meets API SP and ILSAC GF-6A standards, claimed to deliver good fuel economy,

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 19, 2020

Myvi driver high on drugs kills Navy officer in Johor

Over the weekend dashcam footage of a horrifying high-speed accident between a Perodua Myvi and a Honda Accord went viral across various social media platforms. The Myvi driver, who the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) have confirmed was high on drugs at that time, has since been arrested.  (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src ='https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&ve

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 12, 2020

Proton X50 1.5L Turbo has an award winning engine, so what's the big deal?

Say what you want about Made in China because the Chinese have come a very long way from mass-producing cheap knockoffs to becoming the technology hub they are today.Huawei, Alibaba (yes Alibaba is a tech company) and Geely are now familiar names to the rest of the world. Although the latter only made its wave among Malaysians in 2017 after acquiring a 49.9% stake in Proton.Since then Geely-Proton partnership has made technologies such as 4G online connectivity, intelligent voice command, Advanc

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Nov 9, 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

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

Are you using the WRONG engine oil for your car?

Once upon a time, a man didn't change the oil in his Audi TT for 130,000 km.With complete service packages offered when you buy a new car, you rarely need to make a choice when it comes to engine oils. Buy a brand-new Perodua Axia and Perodua will make sure the car uses the brand’s namesake oil during the warranty period. The same goes for other brands which may officially use Petronas or Shell lubricants at their service centres.Even when you go to your local workshop,

Arif

Arif

Jun 23, 2020