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2020 Honda BeAT. Skuter marhaen dikemaskini tetapi kekal harga RM 5,555!

Boon Siew Honda Malaysia telah mengemaskini penawaran skuter marhaen dengan 2020 Honda BeAT. Pelancaran yang berlangsung di Facebook rasmi Honda Motorcycle Malaysia tersebut turut disertai oleh artis terkenal iaitu Aman Ra. Sebagai sebuah skuter marhaen di pasaran, 2020 Honda BeAT diberikan seragam baru dengan fon tulisan BeAT besar di sisi hadapan skuter. Selain itu, tiada lagi tawaran warna hitam, 2020 Honda BeAT kini ditawarkan dalam warna Merah Vivacity Red, Biru Pearl Nightfall Blue, Perak


Oct 12, 2020

Outgoing (old) GM6 generation Honda City – Is it still a good buy?

The outgoing generation Honda City will soon be replaced with an all-new model. Honda Malaysia have since released a teaser image for the all-new 2020 Honda City, which is expected to be launched in Malaysia within this quarter. To make way for the new model, dealers are offering discounts of at least RM 4,000. Don't expect the all-new Honda City to maintain the current price though. We have already explained why here. In short, removal/reduced EEV incentives by the government and our weakning R


Jun 27, 2020

PDRM arrests Alza driver who assaulted Honda S660 driver until he lost 7 teeth

The Perodua Alza driver who beat up a Honda S660 driver with a metal pipe has been arrested in Kota Kinabalu at around 2 pm yesterday (March 31). Previously, it was reported that a fight between the Alza driver and the 21-year-old S660 driver ensued at a traffic light in Jalan Kolam, Kota Kinabalu where the victim reprimanded the suspect for not using his turn signals. Also read: KK JDM fans, a Honda S660 owner lost 7 teeth after assault by Alza driver As a result, the victim found himself missi


Apr 1, 2021

Kenali kereta sport ‘kawaii’ Kei dari tahun 90-an

Kereta Kei adalah salah satu segmen kereta yang paling menarik dalam dunia automotif. Walaupun ia terpaksa patuh kepada undang-undang yang spesifik, tetapi zaman 90-an diwarnai dengan kemunculan beberapa kereta sport kecil yang unik lagi ‘kawaii’ (comel dalam Bahasa Jepun). Sejak ia diperkenalkan pada tahun 1949, kereta ‘keijidosha’ atau ‘Kei’ sepatutnya menjadi kereta rakyat Jepun dan segmen ini mempunyai undang-undang yang ketat – merangkumi ukuran panjang kereta hinggalah ke saiz enjinnya. Pa


Aug 12, 2020

Rendered: Could this revived Proton Tiara beat the Perodua Axia?

Proton is easily the first homegrown Malaysian car brand but when it comes to being the people’s choice, it’s obvious that the answer belongs to Perodua. That being said, what if Proton decided to challenge the Perodua Axia with its own A-segment hatchback and bringing back a long-lost nameplate? Well, worry no more because this Proton Tiara (or should I say Tiada?) is designed by the maestro himself, Theophilus Chin, who also provided the renders of the next-gen Honda HR-V, Based on the looks,

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Nov 30, 2020

In Brief: 9th gen Honda Accord - old but still a better buy over the newer Toyota Camry?

(2019 Honda Accord Prices & Specs | Gallery) The Honda Accord is currently one of the oldest D-segment sedans on sale right now, as the model will be 7 years old later this year. The all-new tenth-generation Accord is already available in Thailand and Indonesia but launch in Malaysia is delayed due to issues with government approvals on EEV incentives and pricing. What is the price of the Honda Accord? Prices start from RM 148,512 for the Accord 2.0 VTi-L, while the Accord 2.4 VTi-L Advance we s


Feb 5, 2020

Can the 2021 Hyundai Elantra beat the Civic and Corolla Altis?

Following last week's media preview, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motor (HSDM) has announced prices for the all-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra. Starting from RM 158,888 (on-the-road, without insurance), the all-new Elantra is set to add some spicy competition to the C-segment sedan market. In a market dominated by the Honda Civic, how will the Korean sedan heat up? Will it be as fiery as spicy ramen or will it be a watershed moment? In this comparison, we’ll make it a three-way comparison by adding the Toyota C

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Dec 10, 2020

Meet the kawaii Kei sports cars of the nineties

Kei cars are some of the most fascinating segments of cars. Yes, they are restricted to certain regulations but the Nineties saw an explosion of some unique little sports cars. Ever since it was introduced in 1949, keijidosha or Kei cars are meant to be the Japanese people’s car and are strictly regulated, from the length of the car to the size of the engine. In 1990, Kei car engine regulations were increased to 660 cc with a maximum output of 64 PS. Coincidentally, Japan saw itself rising econo

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Aug 2, 2020

Can the 2021 Toyota Yaris Play finally beat the City Hatchback's coolness?

Earlier this month, we ran a story about how the 2021 Honda City Hatchback may have already beaten the 2021 Toyota Yaris in terms of sheer coolness. Now, Toyota Motor Thailand fires back with this spunky Yaris Play variant. A burst of colour Much like its Toyota Yaris Ativ (Vios for us Malaysians) stablemate that also gets its own Play variant, the Yaris Play gets the same gloss black upper front grille and rear spoiler. But there's one difference - the Yaris can be specified with a black roof,


Feb 15, 2021

Coming to Malaysia, can the 2021 Toyota Camry facelift beat the Accord?

The D-segment sedan market is not as huge as before but it is synonymous with 2 models for nearly 30 years. The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are dubbed the “towkay-mobiles” with the Camry generally seen as the ultimate uncle car between the two. However, the latest Accord has grown to be more mature and comfort-oriented while the current Camry has become sportier. Eh? What has the world come to? With Toyota launching the facelifted Camry for the American market back in June, we predicted that t

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Nov 19, 2020

Production of Honda S660 ending in 2022, but not before this final send-off

The Honda S660 is a cool Kei sports car, one that we nearly got in Malaysia as well as being the spiritual successor to the also wonderful kawaii Honda Beat. However, the pint-sized sports car’s days are nearing the end. Also read: The Honda S660 was once nearly launched in Malaysia, so what killed it? Honda announced that it would be officially ending production of the S660 in March 2022 but not before giving the lil’ roadster one final update in the guise of the 2021 Honda S660 Modulo X Versio

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Mar 16, 2021

2021 Toyota Yaris facelift coming to Malaysia - can it beat the City Hatchback?

UMW Toyota Malaysia recently opened order books for the new 2021 Toyota Yaris facelift in Malaysia. In this article, we take a look at what you can expect in the facelifted version of Malaysia's best-selling non-national hatchback. When will the 2021 Toyota Yaris facelift go on sale? Much like the 2020 Toyota Vios facelift, the new Yaris is expected to hit showrooms in December. Stocks of the current Yaris is depleting fast, and our sources tell us that buyers who have had their loans approved w


Nov 15, 2020

Nissan Almera bags WapCar’s 2020 Car of the Year, Honda City wins Editors’ Pick

The N18 generation Nissan Almera has won the WapCar.my’s Readers’ Pick 2020 Car of the Year (COTY) award, having secured the most votes (13,475 votes), ahead of the Proton X50 (11,1100 votes) and Honda City (8,753 votes). This also means that the Nissan Almera is winner of the overall 2020 Car of the Year award. The Mitsubishi Xpander and Volvo S60 also won the most votes in their respective categories. With 4,188 votes, the Mitsubishi Xpander edged the Honda BR-V (2,139 votes) to win the 7-seat


Jan 11, 2021

Honda CR-V - Not for boyracers, but start your SUV shopping here

Since the advent of 'soft-roader' SUVs, none have encapsulated this genre more than the Honda CR-V. From its very first generation, the CR-V was a hit with the carbuying public simply because it set out to do so many things, so very exceedingly well. In its fifth generation now, what is it about this SUV that makes it so enduringly popular? VTEC turbocharged engine Let's face it, shoppers in this segment are looking for something dependable, steadfast and headache free. The CR-V is just that, an


Apr 15, 2021

Malaysia-bound 2021 Honda City Hatchback - All your questions answered

Unveiled back in Thailand in November, the 2021 Honda City Hatchback is Honda’s answer to the popular Toyota Yaris. Based on the GN-series City, the City Hatchback will supersede the ageing, but uber practical Jazz in this region. Set to be introduced in Malaysia later this year, let’s take a closer look at the 2021 Honda City Hatchback. 1. Why is the Jazz gone? The main reason why the all-new, fourth-generation Honda Jazz isn’t offered here is because it is seen as too radical for consumers in


Jan 7, 2021

2021 Honda City Hatchback vs Toyota Yaris facelift – Should you wait or not?

After an absence of 26 years, the Honda City nameplate returns to the hatchback body style. Following its global debut in Thailand, the question among many Malaysians would be whether to decide on the 2021 Honda City Hatchback or the upcoming Toyota Yaris facelift. Granted, it would take a while before the City with a shorter booty comes to Malaysia. Meanwhile, the Yaris facelift is expected to be launched in December but nevertheless, we love comparing cars here at WapCar. Without dragging on f

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Nov 24, 2020

Deal breakers: Honda CR-V – love its practicality and fuel economy, not its cabin noise

As a family SUV, the Honda CR-V is hard to beat. Yes it’s not as cheap as the Proton X70, and it doesn’t feel as expensive inside as the Mazda CX-5 but as an overall package, as a car that you will drive daily and maintain for the next 5 years or more, the Honda CR-V still ranks at the top. The practicality of the Honda CR-V’s cabin trumps everyone else. Shoulder and legroom is class leading. Its hip point and ride height also makes it the easiest to get in and out off. There are a multitude of


Jul 12, 2020

0-100 km/h: Myvi, Iriz, Jazz, Yaris, Mazda 2 and Polo, which is fastest?

The B-segment hatchback is a pretty popular segment in Malaysia, being the first choice among fresh grads and those looking for an upgrade from a small city car like the Perodua Axia or an older car. It’s also the segment where Malaysia’s most popular car resides in, the Perodua Myvi. The Myvi has always been an icon in the hearts of Malaysians. We’ve seen memes or even witness first-hand how the infamous Malaysian supercar charges up and down Malaysian roads without missing a beat. Which got us

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Sep 10, 2020

30 years ago, the Honda NSX changed the supercar world forever

Imagine you’re transported back to the late eighties and you heard news of Honda developing its own supercar. You could be scoffing at the thought of the makers of the humble Civic and Accord jumping onto the supercar bandwagon against the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. But when the Honda NSX made its debut in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show (as an Acura) and the Tokyo Motor Show (as a Honda), the international media went into a frenzy. The NSX became an icon, a legend, and a benchmark in the s

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Sep 19, 2020

Is RM 124k a fair price for the Toyota Corolla Cross? The Subaru XV and Proton X70 are cheaper

You've been waiting for it, and now it's here. The compact SUV segment in Malaysia just got a whole lot more interesting with the arrival of the Toyota Corolla Cross. You've probably read and digested all the specifications and features, gone back and forth through the brochure. Established players such as the Honda HR-V, Subaru XV, Mazda CX-3 (and the Proton X70 to some extent) have had this segment of the market pretty much licked for years, especially after Toyota's own C-HR was pulled from t


Mar 25, 2021

Proton X70 CKD vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 - Which one should you buy

The Proton X70 CKD is finally here, slightly less than 2 years since Proton first introduced the imported (CBU), China-made model back in late-2018. The new locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 sees a reduction in price, increase in features, and an improved engine that sees a slight bump in peak torque. Updated powertrain delivers slightly better performance Although the engine remains the same 1.8-litre turbocharged TGDi, it has received some updates. It is known internally as a “Generation 3” e


Feb 13, 2020

All-new 2020 Honda City: Should you get this over the Proton X50 or Perodua D55L?

Now that Honda Malaysia has officially launched the petrol variants of the all-new 2020 Honda City (i-MMD variant to be introduced in January 2021), should you get the Honda City now or wait for prices of the Proton X50 or for Perodua to launch the Perodua D55L in 2021? On paper, both the Proton X50 and Perodua D55L look to be winners, as car buyers are gravitating towards SUVs these days. But for all intends and purposes, we believe that there is a lot going on for the all-new Honda City – more


Oct 17, 2020

A Honda Civic holds 2x better value than a Fluence? Which C-segment sedan is the resale value king?

Let's face it. Unless your car is a rare piece of machinery, it will depreciate. This is why, for many people, resale value is as important for car buyers as the cost of maintenance. While there are some myths about resale value that are pretty much busted, there is still a prevailing perception that some buyers won’t choose certain brands because of how bad their resale value is. Trade in User's Car Form For this article, we’ll be taking a look at a few notable C-segment sedans including the Ho

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Mar 31, 2021

The Honda S660 was once nearly launched in Malaysia, so what killed it?

Honda Motor is reportedly winding down production of the Honda S660 with no replacement planned for the little kei sports car, after nearly six years in production (debuted in March 2015). It also means that enough years have gone past for confidentiality agreements to expire, thus allowing me to reveal some privileged information regarding Honda Malaysia’s plan to launch the S660 here, and what happened to that plan. Malaysia was once very close to becoming the first country outside of Japan to


Jan 24, 2021

Renault’s Megane R.S 280 Cup lapped Sepang in 2.83 minutes!

Renault Malaysia celebrates the return of the Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup with a special night time track day at the Sepang International Circuit. A total of 30 Renault Sport owners participated in the Renault Sport Track Day. Drivers were all eager to beat their own personal time record with their Megane R.S, Clio R.S and even the limited edition Megane R.S. 275 Trophy R. Prior to the track event, participants and guests alike were invited to witness TC Euro Cars set a new track record for the


Oct 16, 2019

Why the all-new 2020 Nissan Almera will be a turning point for ETCM

Before we get started, let’s get this out of the way – the current-generation Nissan Almera is anything but desirable. Not only the current model lacks any modern safety equipment (no stability control and only two airbags), its quirky looks won’t be winning any beauty contests as well. Enter the all-new, fourth-generation Nissan Almera – the model that will hopefully lift Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM)’s earnings. It made its global debut in New York back in April 2019 before arriving in this re


Aug 4, 2020

Nissan Leaf out to prove it’s not boring with challenge of a century

We’re all well acquainted with the Nissan Leaf, the first-ever mass-market electric vehicle (EV) with an unbeatable range and affordable price (at least not in Malaysia). In other words, a boring EV car. But Nissan is out to prove that the Leaf is not just more reliable than a Tesla but can be just as exciting with this very unique sprint race. In a video uploaded on Nissan’s official YouTube channel, the Nissan Leaf challenged mother nature’s fastest elements, the wind and fire, to a 0-100 km/h


Jun 19, 2020

3-cylinder engine vibration, noise, and reliability: Still a problem?

In the recent years, we have welcomed some new three-cylinder engine cars to the world – the Nissan Almera 1.0 turbo, Honda City 1.0 turbo (Thailand), Proton X50, and more excitingly, the Toyota GR Yaris. Even Christian von Koenigsegg has channelled his genius into developing a 600 HP three-cylinder engine. With these developments however, some of us still remain very sceptical of them. We will never forget the underpowered three pots in tiny cars like the Perodua Kancil and Perodua Kelisa. Sure


Jan 24, 2021

Toyota Gazoo Racing to kick off Season 3 in September

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd has announced that the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Festival will return for its third season this September. As before, the Toyota Vios-only racing series will feature three categories - Promotional class for local celebrities, Sporting for amateur, and Super Sporting for professional racing drivers. By having all drivers competing in identical cars, the TGR series is a true measure of one’s driving talent. Teams/drivers are only allowed to alter the car’s tyres and suspen


Jul 29, 2019

Nissan MID4 was a mid-engine AWD Ferrari fighter that failed to fly

While many car fans recognise the legend of the first Honda NSX and how it beat the mighty Ferrari, it was another Japanese carmaker that first gave the Italian stallion a scare. Nissan produced not one, but two supercar concepts that were ready to fight against the Italian but sadly pulled the plug. With reports of Nissan looking to launch a mid-engine 3.0-litre V6 flagship sports car in 2024, we decide to take a look back at Nissan’s first attempts at a flagship sports car, the MID4 concepts.

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Jan 24, 2021