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RM 2k for extra space?  5-seater VW Tiguan vs 7-seater Tiguan Allspace

Yesterday, we are pretty much inundated with a trio of Volkswagen launches but while the Arteon and Passat R-Line have their own merits, the biggest news would be the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, the 7-seater (or to be precise, a 5+2) bigger brother to the regular 5-seater Tiguan. This is without a doubt one of the most significant models in Volkswagen's Malaysian line-up as the Tiguan is one of the brand’s best-sellers. Then again, what are the differences between both the 5-seater and 7-seater?

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Aug 13, 2020

COTY 2020: Mitsubishi Xpander, vote for your favourite 7-seater

As you know, Wapcar is holding our first-ever Car of the Year awards and you’re invited to cast your votes! One of the nominees in our 7-Seater Family Car of the Year award is the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander. Though late to the game in Malaysia, here’s why the SUV deserves your attention. Although the Xpander is ranked as a B-segment, the interior feels larger than its competitors which is not a surprise since the Xpander's wheelbase does measure longer than the Toyota Innova. Other than the acclaim


Dec 21, 2020

Rendered: Proton X90 7-seater SUV, third Proton SUV for Malaysia?

Since the Proton-Geely partnership in 2017, we have witnessed two popular SUVs bearing the Proton badge - the Proton X70 and Proton X50. A third Geely-based model is due for 2021, and it is most likely the Proton X90, based on the Geely Haoyue, a 7-seater SUV. We’ve talked about the Proton V70/Geely Jiaji as a viable candidate previously, but the agreement to purchase the Jiaji will lapse by 31-Dec 2020 and the MPV segment is a diminishing one. With images of the Geely Haoyue at hand, we took th


Dec 26, 2020

Top Rank: Which 7-seater to get for less than RM 100k?

A 7-seater makes sense for someone who wants a vehicle large enough to carry the whole family for a trip back to their hometown. Whether it's an MPV, an SUV, or a crossover, there's still a demand for them in Malaysia. But what if you’re considering a 7-seater that wouldn’t break your wallet? There are a few brand-new 7-seaters which cost under RM 100,000. The online classifieds offer even more options if you don’t mind going second-hand. So, for this Top Rank, we take a look at 7 of the most bu

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Nov 8, 2020

How the 7-seater Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace makes sense in Malaysian market

If you want an SUV that’s not too large and is able to seat 7, there aren’t many options in Malaysia. There’s the Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan X-Trail, and Peugeot 5008. That’s pretty much it. Then we have the "big boys", the Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner, and Mazda CX-8, but those can be little cumbersome to navigate about in tight spaces. And that brings us back to C-segment SUVs. As it stands, the Tiguan has to compete against the likes of the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and of co


Feb 21, 2020

Video: Mitsubishi Xpander is a practical 7-seater worth waiting for

The Mitsubishi Xpander has long been on sale in neighbouring countries for years and has quickly risen to become one of the most popular 7-seater SUV. In Indonesia for example, the Mitsubishi Xpander was the second best-selling car in 2018 having only going on sale in the country in late 2017. Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has recently confirmed that they will be launching the long-awaited Mitsubishi Xpander in 2020. The reason for its delayed arrival to Malaysia is due to the preparations fo

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Dec 4, 2019

These are the 7-seater cars Malaysians are definitely excited for

Think of a 7-seater and chances are you’re thinking of a family-friendly MPV or a crossover SUV. They might be boring to some but trust us, there are a few gems in this category that were launched in 2020. These 7-seater cars can be very practical and comfortable for the family but at the same time, some definitely surprise us the moment we get behind the wheel. Some might even bring a smile to the petrolhead parent. Without wasting any longer, let’s jump right into the 7-seater SUVs and MPVs th

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Dec 27, 2020

2021 Kia Sonet 7-seater debuts in Indonesia – Ready to fight the Rush or Raize?

Though the 5-seater Kia Sonet made its world debut in India last year, its larger 7-seater variant (a 5+2 to be more precise), the 2021 Kia Sonet 7 was unveiled to the world in Indonesia. That makes sense since 7-seater MPVs and SUVs are still wildly popular in the archipelago. The Sonet 7 is fully imported (CBU) from India, just like the regular Sonet. Dimensions Model Kia Sonet Perodua Ativa Length 4,120 mm 4,065 mm Height 1,615 mm 1,635 mm Width 1,790 mm 1,710 mm Wheelbase 2,500 mm 2,525 mm T

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Apr 13, 2021

Geely Haoyue debuts, 7-seater SUV with 1.5T & 1.8T, should this be the ‘Proton X90’?

Geely has officially launched its largest SUV yet, the Geely Haoyue. At launch, the Haoyue is offered as a 7-seater while a 5-seater configuration will be available in the future. Visually, the Haoyue takes after the Geely ICON’s boxy silhouette. Familiar cues include the expanding cosmos grille, Geely inscription across the tailgate, and slim LED taillamps. Note that the rear quarter glass is fairly big to give the 3rd-row passengers an airy impression inside. The Haoyue aims squarely against t

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Apr 29, 2020

Geely Haoyue - Proton's first 7-seater SUV?

Geely has dropped several more teasers of its upcoming 7-seater SUV, this time releasing sketches of the new model’s dashboard. Codenamed VX11, the upcoming SUV will be called Haoyue (豪越) when it goes on sale in China. Prior to the model’s debut, Geely has dropped some interior sketches of the new SUV, giving us an early look of the dashboard. According to Geely, the Haoyue’s centre air-conditioning vents incorporate an infinity (∞) design, with a floating-style infotainment display sitting on t


Mar 12, 2020

2021 DFSK Glory 580 in Malaysia - launching in Jan, 7-seater SUV for RM 95k!

For those looking for 7-seater cars, most minds will snap back to the 2020 Toyota Innova. It's a reasonably safe option in a safe space, but it seems that it suddenly has a rival in the 2021 DFSK Glory 580. Who or what is the DFSK Glory 580? DFSK is short for Dongfeng Sokon, and judging by the name you already know it's a Chinese carmaker. They're not new to Malaysia as their distributor - Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle (M) Sdn Bhd - has been selling the brand's commercial vehicles (lorries) here s


Dec 8, 2020

Pros & Cons: Perodua Aruz – The value-for-money 7-seater SUV

When the Perodua Aruz was first launched in January 2019, some people mistakenly put it in the same category as the Proton X70. While both the X70 and Aruz are SUVs, that’s where the similarities end. The Aruz is seen as a 7-seater SUV and priced much more affordably than the X70 which is clearly targeted for a more premium demographic. But enough clarifications, we’re here to shine the spotlight on one of the best-selling SUVs in Malaysia. Without further ado, what are the good and the bad of t

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Oct 6, 2020

Perodua Aruz vs Proton Exora: The inevitable national brand 7-seater comparison

Before we start the story, allow us to clarify: No, the Proton Exora and Perodua Aruz are not in the same segment. The Exora is an MPV while the Aruz is an SUV. But the reason we’re comparing both cars together is because they’re similarly priced (the Aruz from RM 72,900, Exora from RM 59,800; before SST exemption) and they sit 7. If you’re wondering that the Perodua Alza would be a better comparison to the Exora, allow us to explain that though the Alza sits 7, it is more of a 5+2 setup rather


Oct 10, 2020

Indonesia's 7-seat Hyundai Creta is coming to Malaysia in 2022, upsets Proton X50's export plans

The Hyundai Creta is a B-segment SUV aimed at emerging markets. Also known as the Hyundai ix25 in some markets, the Creta is positioned lower (and cheaper) than the same segment but more sophisticated Hyundai Kona. The Creta is also a twin of the Kia Seltos, as both cars share the same platform. Of course, being a B-segment SUV, it also competes against the Proton X50, and in Indonesia, the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross and Honda BR-V as well. We’ve already reported earlier that the Hyundai Creta wil


Dec 4, 2020

11-seater 2020 Kia Grand Carnival to be launched in Malaysia

There’s more to look forward to from Kia this year, not only is Naza Kia getting ready to launch the Kia Seltos, they are also set to introduce an 11-seater Kia Grand Carnival LX Flexi. Basically, it’s a Grand Carnival with an extra row of seats and by the looks of it, the MPV will be launching in Malaysia very soon! A video of the 11-seater MPV was uploaded by Kia showroom in Sri Kembangan. The Grand Carnival LX Flexi fits 11 with a 2+3+3+3 seating arrangement. The video clearly shows how the f


Apr 8, 2020

11-Seater 2020 Kia Grand Carnival price revealed in Malaysia - RM 175,088; replaces 8-seater

The price of the 2020 Kia Grand Carnival with 11 seats has been revealed to be RM 175,088 on the road without insurance. But what’s more surprising is that the 11-seater will replace the Grand Carnival with 8-seats entirely so there is only 1 variant. As predicted, the 11-seater Grand Carnival will be powered by the same 2.2-litre diesel engine that dispenses 200 PS and 440 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed conventional automatic gearbox. This means that the Grand Carnival will sit


Apr 20, 2020

Launching in 2020, the Mitsubishi Xpander is a comfortable, practical 7-seater

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has confirmed that it will be launching its first affordable seven-seater – the Xpander – next year. What does it compete against? Set to go up against the Toyota Rush, Perodua Aruz, and Honda BR-V, the Mitsubishi Xpander uses a similar 1.5-litre capacity engine like its rivals, naturally aspirated. However the Mitsubishi Xpander’s dated engine (paired to a 4-speed automatic) pushes out just 105 PS, identical to the Toyota Rush and Perodua Aruz but nowhere near the Hon


Nov 14, 2019

Photo Library: 2020 Kia Grand Carnival 11-seater

The 2020 Kia Grand Carnival 11-seater has just been introduced with a sole variant priced at RM 179,888 on-the-road without insurance. The previous 8-seater variants have been discontinued. As before, the Grand Carnival is powered by a 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine that makes 200 PS and 440 Nm of torque. Transmission duty is handled by an 8-speed automatic transmission. Kia Grand Carnival Dimensions wise it is identical to the 8-seater, measuring at 5,115 mm long, 1,985 mm wide, and 1,755 mm tall


May 20, 2020

Pelan eksport kereta Malaysia ke Indonesia tergugat dengan Hyundai Creta 7 tempat duduk?

Hyundai Creta adalah SUV segmen B yang bertujuan untuk pasaran negara membangun. Juga dikenali dengan nama Hyundai ix25, Hyundai Creta duduk di posisi yang lebih rendah (dan lebih murah) daripada segmen yang sama dengan Hyundai Kona yang serba canggih. Model ini juga boleh dikira sebagai kembar Kia Seltos kerana kedua-duanya dibangunkan berasaskan platform yang sama. Sudah tentu, dalam saingan SUV segmen B, ia bersaing dengan Proton X50 manakala di Indonesia, Mitsubishi Xpander Cross dan Honda B


Dec 9, 2020

Video: 2020 Kia Grand Carnival 11-seater 2.2D Closer Look in Malaysia, Can It Really Fit 11??

Naza Kia Malaysia (NKM) has officially launched the 2020 Kia Grand Carnival 11-seater. It’s offered in a sole variant priced at RM 179,888 (OTR without insurance). The 11-seater Grand Carnival replaces the 8-seater version. NKM no longer sells the 8-seater Grand Carnival. Kia Grand Carnival Visually, the 11-seater Grand Carnival gets halogen projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, 18-inch wheels wrapped in 236/60 profile tyres and LED combination taillamps. Inside you’ll find dual-p

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May 21, 2020

2020 VW Tiguan Allspace launched in Malaysia, 7 seats, up to 220 PS, from RM 164k

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia has just launched the new 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. Two variants are available – the 1.4-litre Highline and the 2.0-litre R-Line. The Tiguan Allspace is locally-assembled (CKD) in Pekan. The 7-seater Tiguan Allspace competes with other 7-seater SUVs including the Mitsubishi Outlander and Mazda CX-8. Prices start from RM 164,430 for the Tiguan Allspace Highline while the Tiguan Allspace R-Line is priced from RM 208,553. Both prices are on-the-road, withou

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Aug 12, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD – Is the new 7-speed DCT cheaper to maintain?

The locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 is no stranger to Malaysians – we have driven it and discussed about the new dual-clutch automatic, in addition to covering numerous aspects of the new SUV. Another aspect of the new X70 CKD that was a topic of debate is its maintenance cost – earlier, we reported that it costs nearly RM 5,000 to maintain the X70 over a period of 5 years, which is almost RM 1,000 more than a Honda CR-V. However, with the new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic in place, is it any


Feb 14, 2020

Despite the uncertainties, Honda continues to pour money into Malaysia, but why?

In the next month or two, Honda will host yet another world premiere in Malaysia – the global launch of the all-new GN series Honda City Hybrid, now re-designated as the Honda City RS. When the fifth generation Honda City made its world debut in Thailand last year, it was powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder VTEC Turbo engine. The one that Malaysia will be launching soon will be the world’s first Honda City powered by an i-MMD hybrid engine. This engine is currently only available in Japan, in


Aug 30, 2020

Spied: New 2020 Honda CR-V facelift spotted in Thailand, Malaysia launch imminent?

The 2020 Honda CR-V facelift has been spotted in Thailand ahead of its imminent debut. This comes roughly a month after the model was caught in Vietnam, courtesy of Vietnam’s Registry Department. Visually, we can expect the Thailand version of the updated CR-V to feature a number of updates, including: Cosmic Blue body colour New alloy wheels Panoramic sun roof Driver seat with memory function Qi wireless charging pad Auto dimming rear view mirror Honda Sensing ADAS suite Powertrain is expected


Jul 13, 2020

Top Rank: What is the quietest C-seg SUV on sale in Malaysia?

The C-segment SUV market is surely one of the most competitive in Malaysia. With almost every major carmaker offering one, it’s not hard to see why these are gaining popularity among Malaysians. They are spacious and practical for a growing family, with some even offering 7 seats. Plus, with a higher driving position, it’s probably an ideal vehicle for those who wish to command more presence on the road. But while practicality and size are determining factors in getting a C-segment SUV, another

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Jan 10, 2021

Carta Tertinggi: Kereta 7 tempat duduk paling HOT di Malaysia tahun 2020! Undi sekarang!

Sebut saja kereta 7 tempat duduk, anda pasti terbayang MPV atau SUV crossover yang mesra keluarga. Kereta jenis ini mungkin agak membosankan bagi sesetengah orang, tapi percayalah, ada beberapa kereta yang sangat “wow” dalam kategori ini, dilancarkan pada tahun 2020. Kereta 7 tempat duduk ini boleh jadi sebuah kereta yang sangat praktikal dan selesa bagi seisi keluarga dan pada masa yang sama, ada juga yang betul-betul membuatkan kami terkejut apabila kami berpeluang memandu-ujinya. Tidak dilupa


Dec 31, 2020

RM 1.15 mil for a dolled-up Alphard? 4-seater 2021 Lexus LM 350 heading to Malaysia

Though it looks similar and shares a powertrain with the Toyota Alphard, the 2021 Lexus LM350 that's coming to Malaysia is even more of a house-on-wheels than the Alphard. It's a pretty penny too, with prices to start at RM 1.15 million. 2021 Lexus LM350 price in Malaysia Individual Private Company Private RM 1,148,000.00 RM 1,148,200 All prices are with roadtax, without insurance. Should you be one of the privileged few to own one - bookings are now open, and Lexus Malaysia is expected to launc


Dec 15, 2020

In Brief: 2019 Perodua Alza, cheapest 7-seater but is it a good buy still?

(Model | Gallery) The Perodua Alza is Malaysia’s most affordable seven-seater, with a starting price of just slightly over RM 54,000 for the cheapest automatic transmission variant. However, the Alza is also very old, having been on the market since 2009. Apart from making dual airbags, ABS and ISOFIX standard across the range – which is good but it’s still below average when compared to a Myvi – and other upgrades in accessories, the Alza is mechanically unchanged for 10 years already. Undernea


Sep 2, 2019

Honda Malaysia ends the 900k Milestone campaign on a high note

Honda Malaysia celebrated their 900,000th locally assembled car with a special two-day celebration and a massive giveaway. The Road to 900,000th Unit Milestone campaign grand finale was held in Bukit Jalil National Stadium on the 28th and 29th September. The grand finale saw the giveaway of 1 unit from each Honda model that is currently on sale in Malaysia to 9 lucky winners. Honda Malaysia has come a long way since the first locally assembled CRV rolled out of their Pegoh plant in 2003. Later i


Sep 30, 2019

Next-gen Honda BR-V, WR-V to be imported from Indonesia to Malaysia?

Honda is planning to move its Indian production facility to Indonesia and the Japanese carmaker is committed to invest around Rp. 5.2 trillion (RM 1.48 billion) in the archipelago as well as developing a brand-new model that will be solely built in the country. Also read: Honda to move India plant to Indonesia; New model coming soon Though it is still uncertain what that model could be, it will be exported to 31 countries, including Malaysia. Although Honda has yet to confirm the model, we think

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Mar 16, 2021