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Cars like the Honda Freed are freeing people in Hong Kong from the travel ban

Mini MPVs like the Honda Freed are now all the rage for people of Hong Kong as they discover new ways to soothe their travel bug during the Covid-19 pandemic. The phenomenon is known popularly as “Shachuhaku” therapy. It is the Japanese term for camping out of your car or, in other words, campervans. In this video, the lady is one of many who has been living out her adventures in her converted Honda Freed Spike. The reason she started her Shachuhaku therapy journey was that she is an avid travel


Jan 1, 2021

Para pembeli di Jepun tak jadi beli Honda Jazz, nak tunggu Honda HR-V 2021!

Honda HR-V 2021 serba baru yang membuat debut global di Jepun bulan lepas sebagai Honda Vezel telah mengancam jualan dalam Honda itu sendiri. Disebabkan itu, jualan Honda jatuh pada bulan lepas sehingga terkeluar dari senarai Top 10 model popular. Menarik kan? Harga pun belum lagi diumumkan kerana HR-V (Vezel) hanya akan dijual di Jepun pada April 2021. Juga baca: Honda HR-V 2021 serba baru - apa yang beza? Masih menawan? Nombor pendaftaran yang dilaporkan oleh Japan Automobile Dealer Associatio

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Mar 11, 2021

Japanese buyers holding off purchase of Honda Jazz for all-new 2021 Honda HR-V

The all-new 2021 Honda HR-V, which made its global debut in Japan last month as the Honda Vezel, has been a bit too successful. Prices have yet to be announced as the HR-V (Vezel) will only go on sale in Japan in April 2021. As a result, sales of other similarly priced Honda models took a hit last month, with Honda falling out of the Top-10 most popular models list. Also read: Bigger, bolder all-new 2021 Honda HR-V debuts, coming to Malaysia in 2022? Registration numbers reported by the Japan Au


Mar 8, 2021

Honda City dan Civic: Terkenal di Malaysia, dilupakan di Jepun

Honda City Honda Civic Dalam sebuah laporan oleh Creative Trend, model Honda City (dikenali dengan nama Grace) dan Civic sedan bakal dihentikan di Jepun menjelang Ogos. Selain itu, Honda juga akan mengurangkan barisan model keretanya di Jepun dengan turut menghentikan Honda Jade, sebuah station wagon yang berasaskan platform Honda Civic generasi ke 9. Ketiga-tiga model tersebut bakal dihentikan pengeluaran dan penjualannya menjelang Ogos. Honda Civic - Ikon keunggulan industri automotif Jepun ya


May 27, 2020

Honda City & Civic to be discontinued in Japan but not Malaysia, why?

Sad news for potentials sedan buyers in Japan, as Honda will be discontinuing the Civic Sedan and City (sold in Japan as the Grace) in Japan by August. In fact, Honda will also trim its Japanese line-up by axing the Jade – a station wagon based on the ninth-generation Honda Civic. The report from Creative Trend mentioned that sales and production of all three models will cease in August. Honda Civic – Once the de-facto icon of Japan’s automotive industry will be gone The Civic Sedan’s eventual d


May 25, 2020

Japan too has a problem with cars driving against traffic

The problem of motorists riding/driving against traffic is not unique to Malaysia, although your Facebook feeds will give you that it’s a growing problem confined only to Malaysia. Yesterday, a 35-year old man in Japan was killed when his Honda N-Box was hit head-on by a Toyota Crown driven by a 78-year old man who was driving against traffic. The incident happened yesterday 6-January, at 12.40 am at the Nishimeihan Expressway in Yamatokōriyama city, in Nara prefecture. The younger driver died o


Jan 7, 2021

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

Honda Malaysia Recalled Odyssey and Accord: Problem in Battery Sensor and Door Mirror Component

Since Accord and Odyssey involving a battery sensor failure and defective door mirror component, the Honda Malaysia has announced a product recall. The battery sensor failure is caused by inaccurate forming on the PCB, which could cause a short circuit, resulting in smoke emitting from the bonnet or in the worst case, a fire. 20,233 units of the Honda Accord models are affected, built between 2013 till 2016. The inconsistent surface treatment of the movable contact area, which located inside the


Jul 20, 2019

My MPV sliding doors are not working, what is the problem?

So, the sliding doors on your MPV decided to fail on you. It could be a Toyota Alphard, Toyota Estima, Toyota Sienta, Nissan Serena, Hyundai Starex, or a Kia Grand Carnival. Manual sliding doors are a lot easier to fix, but power sliding doors are a little bit trickier. Before you rush to any nearby workshop, you might want to check a few things. The solution is usually a lot cheaper than you think it is. 1. Sliding doors hard to open or close? Could be dirty tracks The sliding doors of an MPV m


Jan 29, 2021

Our Ativa’s rattling sound is fixed! What was the problem? - Long-term review #6

It has been about two weeks of ownership with our Perodua Ativa. How have things been? Well, the rattling sound we mentioned previously had gotten really annoying. Every time we drove over abrupt irregularities on the right side, the sound became more and more apparent. We needed to take the Ativa to Sepang on Tuesday to check out some Malaysian-made electric car, so we held off going to the service centre until Wednesday. About two weeks of driving with that sound, we finally checked in at the


Apr 2, 2021

Toyota Sienta discontinued in Malaysia as new model launched in Thailand

UMW Toyota Motor has quietly discontinued the slow-selling Toyota Sienta in Malaysia just as a new facelifted model makes its debut in Thailand and Indonesia Although imported into Malaysia from Indonesia, the Sienta was originally aimed at consumers in metropolitan cities in East Asia. It sold well in Japan and Hong Kong, where its unique power-operated sliding doors made it ideal for cities. In these markets, minivans with power-operated sliding doors dominate. Closer to home, the Sienta only


Aug 16, 2019

Spyshot: All-new Honda Jazz caught ahead of  Tokyo debut

Photos of what appears to be the all-new Honda Jazz (called the Fit in Japan) have surfaced, ahead of its possible 2019 Tokyo Motor Show debut. According to Creative Trend, several units of the all-new Honda Jazz were seen parked in a row beside the facelifted Honda Freed, which gives us a sneak peek of the new car’s front end. Unlike the current generation Honda Jazz with its sharp front end, the all-new model seen here gets a more rounded front end. The headlights look similar to earlier spysh


Oct 14, 2019

Honda Malaysia akan hasilkan kereta CKD kesejuta pada 2021

Ditubuhkan pada 15 November 2000, Honda Malaysia tak lama lagi akan menyambut ulangtahun ke-20 tahun mereka di Malaysia. Pada tahun 2019, Honda Malaysia berjaya menjual sebanyak 928,271 unit kereta (jumlah kumulatif) sejak tahun 2001. Majoriti daripada jualan tersebut datangnya dari model-model dipasang tempatan (CKD). Kita boleh jangkakan yang kilang Honda di Pegoh akan mencapai jumlah kumulatif penghasilan unit kereta CKD yang kesejuta dalam separuh pertama 2021 – lebih kurang 4 tahun selepas


Oct 8, 2020

Fix for Proton’s after-sales parts supply shortage underway, IT problem the cause

Proton has been at the receiving end of many angry complaints from customers with regards to its after-sales. Proton dealers are experiencing shortage of not just regular wear and tear replacement parts, but also bigger body and paint parts for collision repairs. You may have read of complaints of customers who have been waiting for months to get parts for their accident-damaged Proton cars. Those complaints are legit but like many things you read on Facebook, the alleged reasons behind the part


Feb 9, 2021

Owner Review: No turbo, no problem - My Honda Civic 1.8S

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Honda Civic 1.8 S owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of Wapcar. Facebook: Jia Cherng Introduction The Honda Civic, a car that I always thought was gorgeous, even from the Civic EK, Civic EG series I thought it looked amazing! As I have been a grease monkey since the day I was born, the only ever toys I had were cars. My parents would just give me a 1:64 model GTR and that would be enough for me to last the day without crying or w

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Jul 11, 2020

77% orang Jepun melihat Honda City Hatchback sebagai pengganti Honda Civic generasi pertama!

Walaupun rakyat Malaysia masih berbelah bagi dengan keputusan Honda untuk menghentikan penjualan Honda Jazz di rantau ini (kecuali Singapura) dan menggantikannya dengan Honda City Hatchback, peminat kereta daripada tanah air Honda sendiri Jepun telah memberikan respon yang positif terhadap hatchback ini. Juga baca: 3 sebab utama Honda Jazz keluar dari pasaran Malaysia! Dalam tinjauan yang dilakukan oleh Kuruma News, 76.9 peratus pembaca penerbitan Jepun bersetuju bahawa City Hatchback kelihatan

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Mar 12, 2021

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

Proton acknowledges spare parts shortage problem, reaches out to customers in need

Like any organization experiencing rapid growth and change, there will be growing pains. Proton is experiencing this first hand, not just with supply issues of the very high in demand Proton X50, but also shortage in spare parts supply for its service centres. To Proton’s credit, the company has taken a very brave move to publically acknowledge the shortcomings in its after-sales services. At today’s announcement of Proton’s February 2021 sales performance, Proton said it recorded its highest ev


Mar 2, 2021

All-new 2021 Honda HR-V, what's new?

As reported earlier, Honda has just taken the wraps off the all-new 2021 Honda HR-V. If you have been living under a rock for some time, the outgoing model was a wild and resounding success on our shores (I have one sitting in my garage, so I'd know). It goes without saying that Honda will have its work cut out to improve on the current car. So, let's dive in to what's new and different about the all-new model, compared to its predecessor. Exterior I've said this many times that the current HR-V


Feb 19, 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

60% of Selangor roads passed service life, potholes never-ending problem

According to the state Infrastructure and Public Amenities, Agriculture Modernisation and Agro-based Industry committee, some 60 percent of roads in Selangor has reached its service life and many are structurally damaged. This is the main reason why potholes and cracks are a never-ending problem. Committee chairman Izham Hashim said that most of the roads in Selangor are close to 30 to 40 years old or more and past due for an upgrade. He further explained that roads usually reach maturity within


Feb 8, 2021

The one problem with the G20 BMW 3 Series that BMW needs to fix

There is no doubt that about the BMW’s superior dynamics, which is far ahead of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. We absolutely love the way it drives and sounds, even in the four-cylinder 330i. In terms of evolution of character, the G20 BMW 3 Series is closer to the more driver-focused E90 3 Series than the previous F30 model, which closer to the comfort-biased E46 than the sharper handling E90. The G20 BMW 3 Series is more spacious than the E90, without losing any of the excellent dr


Dec 31, 2019

Toyota Raize, Alphard - antara 5 kereta paling laris di Jepun tahun 2020 yang ada di Malaysia!

Jenama Jepun sememangnya menjadi pilihan utama bagi sesetengah pembeli di Malaysia. Oleh yang demikian, sudah tentu model kereta terlaris di Jepun mampu menjadi penanda aras terawal untuk model-model yang bakal berjaya di Malaysia. Menurut Japan Automobile Dealer Association (JADA), berikut adalah model paling laris di Jepun pada tahun 2020 (kategori bukan kereta-kei). No Model Unit Jualan Tahun 2020 1 Toyota Yaris 151,766 2 Toyota Raize 126,038 3 Toyota Corolla 118,276 4 Honda Fit 98,210 5 Toyo


Jan 11, 2021

Launching in Malaysia, 2021 Honda City Hatchback – No more Jazz, but who cares?

We might not be seeing the good old Honda Jazz in Malaysia anymore come next year. In 2019, the name “City Hatchback” popped up, indicating a new Honda to arrive in Malaysia soon. With such an obvious name as the Honda City Hatchback, the car is derived from one of the most popular B-segment saloons in Malaysia. Q: So, what about the Honda Jazz then? A: The Honda Jazz will likely be replaced by the City Hatchback in Malaysia. It will still be available for the European and Japanese markets. The


Nov 13, 2020

77% of Japanese see the Honda City Hatchback as successor to G1 Civic

While Malaysians are still divided over Honda’s decision the discontinue the Honda Jazz in this region (except for Singapore), replacing it with the Honda City Hatchback, Japanese car fans observing from afar have responded to the City Hatchback in an oddly positive way. In a survey conducted by Kuruma News, 76.9 percent of the Japanese publications' users agree that the City Hatchback looks like a successor to the original first generation Honda Civic. The current FC generation Honda Civic is s


Mar 10, 2021

How Honda Sensing Elite achieved what Audi failed in L3 driverless car race

While Malaysia was caught up in the hype of the Perodua Ativa’s launch last week, the international press was focused on the launch of the new Honda Legend hybrid, now with Honda Sensing Elite technology - the world’s first road legal Level 3 (L3) autonomous driving car. Honda Sensing Elite is a step up from the current Honda Sensing, which in Malaysia, is fitted to the Honda Civic, CR-V, Accord, Odyssey, and later this month, the City RS (minus Low Speed Follow). While Honda Sensing is merely a


Mar 8, 2021

After MCO, chip supply shortage is slowing car production in Malaysia

Just when you thought the car industry can get some respite after MITI’s corrective U-turn to allow automotive manufacturing to resume as the whole of Malaysia except for Sarawak goes back into MCO mode, we have been told by our friends working in the manufacturing sector that the much talked about worldwide shortage of semiconductor chips has hit Malaysia, threatening to halt production lines once more. Not all manufacturers are facing the problem yet but we understand that several major local


Jan 21, 2021

The 2021 Nissan Note is a rival to the Honda Jazz, but it’s struggling to reach Malaysia

Nissan today unveiled the all-new 2021 Nissan Note in Japan. It’s a B-segment hatchback rival to the Japanese market Toyota Yaris and Honda Jazz (Fit) but unlike the previous generation Note, this model is only available with the e-Power series (full) hybrid engine. Unlike a regular parallel hybrid like a Honda City RS e:HEV, or even a series-parallel one like a Toyota Prius, the Nissan e-Power series hybrid’s engine doesn’t drive the wheels directly. Instead, the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder naturally


Nov 24, 2020

Toyota Alphard bukannya Top 3 MPV terlaris di dunia 2020

Bila bercakap tentang Multipurpose Vehicle (MPV), perkara pertama yang timbul dalam fikiran kita rakyat Malaysia mestilah sebuah kereta untuk keluarga besar dan model-model yang terlintas di fikiran semestinya Toyota Alphard, Toyota Vellfire, Proton Exora, dan macam-macam lagi. Tapi, tak semestinya bila Vellfire popular di sini, ia popular di serata dunia. MPV paling laris di dunia bagi tahun 2020 ialah MPV dari Tiongkok, China iaitu Wuling Hongguang. Menurut data yang dikumpulkan oleh Focus2mov


Feb 4, 2021

Owner Review: Even better than the Honda Jazz? - Proton Iriz Owner Review

** This article is the personal experience of a 2016 Proton IRIZ 1.6 CVT Executive owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Mohamad Fazrul Rizman Car Hunting My Proton Iriz story started in 2015, as my wife had been complaining about her current car at that time for far too many times. It was a Myvi 1.0 manual. Being a man that supposedly have more knowledge of cars, I thought she just complained because she just wants a new car. So we swap cars. I took her car and she took mi

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Sep 11, 2020