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LaneWatch is too expensive for Honda, to be removed in future models

Initially conceived as a better alternative to blind spot monitoring, Honda’s ingenious LaneWatch system could be discontinued in the near future.What is Honda LaneWatch?Honda LaneWatch, like the name suggests, utilizes a camera mounted on the passenger-side wing mirror that feeds a video stream to your car’s head unit.The aim is to allow drivers to see if there are motorcyclists or other drives in their blind spot, and it also works in poor weather conditions.If it’s so good,

Eric

Eric

Apr 10, 2020

WapCar Morning Insiders: Previewing future Nissan EVs

Today is Friday, October. 25 Local News The all-new Volvo S60 is finally launched in MalaysiaOnly one variant is available at launch - the T8 R-Design priced at RM 295,888 on-the-road without insurance. For those keen on buying one, better grab it quickly as this USA-made model (limited units) is already priced as a locally-assembled one, which is estimated to arrive in Q2 of 2020.Being a T8 model, it is all-wheel drive (AWD) with the electric motors powering the rear wheels while the

Tasia

Tasia

Oct 25, 2019

Honda e spotted in Thailand! Any future in Malaysia?

Pictures from autonetmagz (sourced from Car Spotting TH) show the adorable Honda e spotted on a truck bed in Thailand. With the MINI Cooper SE already entering the SEA market (and being sold out in Malaysia), could it be that the Honda E is finally making its way to our region?The answer is no.We’d really love to see that happen, but Honda has clearly stated that the Honda E is strictly for Europe and Japan only. Even in the land down under (where 100 units of the MINI Cooper SE

Arif

Arif

Sep 22, 2020

Volvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030, says no future for petrol engine cars

Volvo Cars has announced its plans to go fully electric by the year 2030. The plan will phase out both internal combustion engine (ICE) cars and hybrid cars.Announced together with the 2030 ambition is the fact that all pure electric Volvo cars will also be available online only.Volvo Chief Technology Officer, Henrik Green said “There is no long-term future for cars with an internal combustion engine,” and “We are firmly committed to becoming an electric-only car maker and the

Arif

Arif

Mar 2, 2021

This new key fob will come with all future Mercedes-Benz models

Alongside the introduction of the all-new W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Stuttgart-based also gave its flagship sedan a new key fob.Despite all the technology buzz surrounding the brand-new S-Class, one may find it weird that Mercedes-Benz chose to use a traditional-looking key, instead of a fancier display key found on the BMW 7 Series.The main reason why Mercedes-Benz chose to use such a key is because the company already offers the Mercedes Me Connect app – its all-in-one app that feat

Eric

Eric

Sep 3, 2020

Future locally assembled Proton-Geely models will use Petronas engine oil

The Proton X70 is the first model to be introduced to the local market since the inception of the Proton-Geely era. At present, the Proton X70 is fully imported from China while Proton upgrades its existing Tanjung Malim manufacturing facility. Some of you may not know but currently, the X70’s 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged TGDi engine is fed with Shell-branded engine oil. This raised some eyebrows among consumers as to why Proton did not engage its long-time lubricants partner, Petr

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 26, 2019

Future VW products to follow Golf Mk8's cue for meter design

Volkswagen Golf GTIIt looks cool, doesn’t it? The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI sports a new Digital Cockpit display, with active info display and the ability to display multiple designs.Being digital, there is flexibility in design, and there's even the option of downloadable content of new meter design as a more personalized experience.The Digital Cockpit display will be a prominent feature in future Volkswagen products, and if the picture above is any indication of design yo

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 9, 2020

Enthusiasts are wrong, reviving the Mazda 3 MPS could cripple Mazda’s future

For months Mazda enthusiasts have been holding their breath in eager anticipation for the Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo. Mazda’s sexiest hatch with its biggest engine sounds enticing by itself. But enthusiasts were more hopeful that it would feature the Mazdaspeed or MPS designation.Alas, that wasnt to be when the 3 2.5 Turbo made its debut in North America.While the new variant followed the recipe of the last "MPS" model – big turbo engine, small hatch – it didn’t wear the

Daniel

Daniel

Nov 12, 2020

Perodua to use 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo in future models, as low as 5.3L/100 km!

Perodua will be introducing turbocharged engines to the Malaysian market in their future models, as highlighted by Perodua President & CEO, Dato' Zainal Abidin Ahmad at the company’s annual business review today.This decision is in line with global market trends of introducing small capacity engines with turbochargers that not only offers better fuel efficiency, lower emissions but also better engine performance compared to a naturally aspirated engine.Perodua referenced Audi (1.2

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 21, 2020

Honda CR-Z trademarked, but maybe you shouldn’t get too excited

If you’ve been following recent news, you would have noticed that there are numerous reports of Honda trademarking its iconic CR-Z nameplate.That has since snowballed into outlets speculating that Honda could be reintroducing its sporty little hybrid, but is it really the case?We reckon that the CR-Z may not return so soon, due to the following reasons.Car companies tend to trademark names to prevent other companies from using it. It does not really mean that Honda will adopt the CR-Z

Eric

Eric

Aug 6, 2020

Future Geely models to be closer to Volvo’s, but Proton might lose out – here’s why

Last week, Geely Auto, not to be confused with parent company Geely Holding which owns the Volvo Car Group, announced that it will no longer merge with Volvo Car. Instead, both Geely Auto and Volvo Car will remain separate (but still operating under the umbrella of Geely Holding), but will instead work together on specific electric vehicles- and driverless car-related projects.In layman’s terms, it means that the Swedes at Volvo Cars and Chinese at Geely Auto will continue to do their own

Hans

Hans

Mar 2, 2021

Honda M-NV – tahap seterusnya selepas Honda HR-V Hybrid?

Sebuah lagi kereta menarik yang membuat debut di Guangzhou Auto Show 2020 baru-baru ini ialah Honda M-NV. SUV kompak ini dikuasai oleh bateri lithium-ion 61.3 kWh yang memacukan motor depan. Kuasa keseluruhan adalah sebanyak 163 PS dan 280 Nm tork manakala kelajuan tertinggi pula mencecah 140 km/j. Honda turut menjelaskan bahawa SUV kompak ini boleh dipandu sejauh 480 km untuk sekali cas. Ini menjadikannya antara kenderaan elektrik (EV) yang boleh berjalan paling jauh untuk sekali cas.Walau baga

Faisal

Faisal

Dec 7, 2020

Nissan-Honda merger proposal fizzled before discussions even started

According to a report from the Financial Times, the Japanese government have tried to propose a merger between Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. The merger was proposed due to the government’s growing concern over the future of Nissan following the growing rift in the weakening Renault Nissan Alliance, as well as disruptions posed by electric and driverless cars. Unfortunately, the idea has since fizzled as both companies had immediately rejected the idea.Concern for Japan’s once

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 18, 2020

Future owners of Perodua D55L, the Toyota Raize Modellista body kit is waiting for you

This Modellista body kit is designed specifically for the Toyota Raize - aka Daihatsu Rocky - in Japan, but does this mean it will fit on the upcoming Perodua D55L which is based on the Rocky? Wing Hin Motorsports Facebook page has hinted the availability of the styling package in Malaysia. In theory, the package should allow D55L owners a chance to upgrade the looks of their B-segment SUV. The Modellista Advance Blast Style is an official body kit offered by Toyota for the Raize. It features a

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 17, 2020

Could the Honda SUV e:concept be the electric successor to the original HR-V?

Honda has revealed its second all-electric model after the Honda e in the form of the Honda SUV e:concept at Auto China 2020 in Beijing.The SUV e:concept is expected to be Honda’s first EV model to be introduced in China in the future. It looks very sleek and sporty, which got us thinking whether this design will be as production-ready as the Honda e when it was first shown as a concept back at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.The SUV e:concept’s designs aren’t entirely extreme but t

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 28, 2020

Sayonara Honda NSX - Honda discontinues the hybrid supercar in Japan

The Honda NSX is coming to an end, at least in Japan. According to Japanese media, Honda has announced that it is discontinuing sales of the reborn supercar in the Land of the Rising Sun.The NSX production line in the StatesThis doesn’t mean that the second-generation’s time is up. The current NSX is still being produced at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, USA.The second-gen NSX was launched in 2016 after numerous concepts were shown. Though it is powered by

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 17, 2021

Spied: Mysterious Honda sedan spotted, what could it be?

A mysterious Honda sedan has recently been spotted, though we’re not too certain what we’re looking at here.Depending on who you ask, the new model seen here could be an all-new Honda Civic or an updated Honda Accord. The biggest clue that this could be the next-generation Honda Civic is the headlights – they look similar to the ones found on the 2022 Civic Type R (look it up). Even the side profile looks similar to the camouflaged Type R, lending credence that it could be

Eric

Eric

Jun 30, 2020

The evolution of extreme Proton rally cars – Does rallying have a future in Malaysia?

Malaysia is home to the Sepang international Circuit, Pasir Gudang circuit, and Dato’ Sagor circuit. We even used to have a racing circuit in Batu Tiga that was once used to film the Jackie Chan film, “Thunderbolt”. We love motorsports and have gone to great lengths to make it more accessible.While track racing may be a little more popular, one motorsport that we absolutely love is rallying. We may not have winter stages and tall pine trees, but that hasn’t stopped us fro

Arif

Arif

Nov 2, 2020

Honda CR-V PHEV unveiled: 2-motor i-MMD hybrid with 184 PS

At the ongoing Auto China 2020, Honda unveiled the Honda CR-V Sport Hybrid e+, the first Honda model in China to feature a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain.Set to go on sale in January 2021, the Honda CR-V Sport Hybrid e+ is powered by Honda’s two-motor i-MMD hybrid powertrain. Honda says that the i-MMD hybrid powertrain delivers the “most EV-like feel in virtually all areas for everyday driving, including driving performance, responsiveness and quietness.”Press release jargons

Eric

Eric

Sep 28, 2020

Honda to move India production to Indonesia; New model coming soon

Indonesia’s Minister of Industry (Menperin) Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita revealed that Honda will be committing to a larger presence in Indonesia up to 2024. The company will increase its investment in the archipelago by IDR 5.2 trillion (RM 1.49 billion) and will be relocating its production in India to Indonesia.Menperin Agus Gumiwang KartasasmitaThe revelation came after the minister visited Honda’s Japan HQ about implementing strict health protocol in Tokyo, Japan."Honda has c

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 16, 2021

All-new 2022 Honda Civic spotted in Thailand, bares new rear-end

The all-new 2022 Honda Civic has been spotted in Thailand, roughly two months after the initial sighting.Despite being draped in copious amount of camouflage, social media sources claimed that we’re looking at the next-generation Honda Civic.The wheels look similar to the earlier unit, indicating that this could very well be the next-gen Civic.This time around, we also get a glimpse of the Civic’s rear-end. While the camo makes it hard to see the actual design of the rear-e

Eric

Eric

Aug 26, 2020

This Honda M-NV that produces 280 Nm is the next step up after our Honda HR-V Hybrid

Another interesting car that made its debut at the 2020 Guangzhou Auto Show is the Honda M-NV. The small SUV is powered by a 61.3 kWh lithium-ion battery that sends energy to the front motor. Power output reads 163 PS and 280 Nm while the top speed is recorded at 140 km/h. Honda claims the little SUV has a distance range of 480 km, which is one of the longest ranges in electric vehicle (EV) record.If you’re wondering if we have made a mistake calling it a Honda, we didn’t. The Honda

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 3, 2020

Perak cops arm themselves with i-VTEC power, receive 44 Honda Civic 1.8 patrol cars

As we have reported before, the Royal Malaysian Police Force (PDRM) has selected the Honda Civic 1.8 as its choice of patrol car, replacing the aging Proton Wira and Waja units.The last time we reported, the PDRM has ordered 425 units of the Honda Civic and already received 30 units. This time, the Perak police have received 44 brand-new Civics, ready for their um…civic duty.According to Perak police chief Comm Datuk Razarudin Husain, the new cars are to improve the police force

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 19, 2020

Honda HR-V 2021 serba baru: platform baru, akan muncul Disember 2020?

Imej daripada CarSensor.net dan Mag-XHonda HR-V generasi sekarang telah wujud sejak tahun 2014 dan telah dikemaskini pada tahun 2018.Memasuki tahun keenam, nampaknya Honda sudah mengusahakan HR-V generasi berikutnya (dijual sebagai Vezel di Jepun). Ia dikatakan akan mula dijual pada bulan Disember 2020.Honda Jazz baharu generasi keempat dibangunkan pada platform generasi ketiga yang telah diubah suaiMenurut CarSensor, Honda HR-V generasi seterusnya tidak akan dibina

Faisal

Faisal

Aug 18, 2020

Rendered: 2022 Honda Civic Prototype imagined as Malaysian Police Car

The Malaysian Police Force has had their fair share of interesting patrol vehicles. We’ve seen the Proton Satria GTI, Alfa Romeo Alfetta, and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. The latest vehicle to be used by our police force is the Honda Civic FC.In escort livery. Source: i-moto.myWhile the Honda Civic FC is the current MPV (Mobile Patrol Vehicle), the FK8 Honda Civic Type R was gifted to His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda The Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Riayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah

Arif

Arif

Nov 27, 2020

All-new 2021 Honda HR-V: brand-new platform, December 2020 debut?

Image credit: CarSensor.net and Mag-XThe current-generation Honda HR-V has been around since 2014 and the model received its mid-life update in 2018.Now in its sixth-year, it appears that Honda is already working on the next-generation HR-V (sold as the Vezel in Japan), which is said to go on sale by December 2020.The all-new, fourth-generation Honda Jazz is built on a modified version of the third-gen's platformAccording to a report by CarSensor, the next-generation Honda HR-V will not be b

Eric

Eric

May 6, 2020

What will Honda Malaysia be launching in 2021? Honda City Hatchback, Honda Odyssey Facelift, and more

After introducing no less than five new models in 2020, including the Honda Civic facelift, all-new Honda Accord, and all-new Honda City, Honda Malaysia isn’t slowing down one bit. With 2021 just around the corner, let’s take a look and see what does Honda Malaysia has in store for us in 2021.2021 Honda City RSThe Honda City RS will be Honda Malaysia’s first debut for 2021. Granted, the company showcased the City RS during the launch of the fifth-generation model, but would onl

Eric

Eric

Dec 27, 2020

Here is why Mazda’s rotary engines could become the engine of the future

The Wankel rotary engine remains as one of the most mysterious creations of the automotive industry. Not that we don’t know how it works, is just that enthusiasts just can’t stop talking about it.No, Mazda RX-7 owners, your engines burn more oil than a flaming oil rig and keeps needing a rebuild. Stop wishing it back! And no, you don’t need to tell me how a rotary works.Even so, the rumour mill of a new rotary renaissance has never stopped spinning since the demise of the RX-8.

Daniel

Daniel

Aug 29, 2020

Honda CR-V facelift revealed in U.S. without much changes

New 2.0-litre Hybrid system for U.S. market Refreshed exterior Honda Sensing standard across all variants in U.S.Honda has presented its refreshed Honda CR-V for the U.S. market, complete with refreshed styling, new features and hybrid powertrain for the local market.Exterior changes are minor, include a bolder front bumper, restyled rear bumper garnish and new alloy wheel design that now measures 19-inch in diameter. The Honda CR-V hybrid gets an additional “Hybrid” moniker to set

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 19, 2019

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 goneThe Civic Seda

Eric

Eric

May 25, 2020