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GVE Asia takes over Wearnes’ VW dealership in Sg Besi

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia today announced that one if its outlets, Volkswagen Sg. Besi will now operate under a new dealer partner GVE Asia Group. Formerly operated by Wearnes Automotive, which has since exited the Volkswagen business, the Volkswagen Sg. Besi 3S centre will continue operating as usual under its new owner. GVE Asia Group is a leading automotive company that distributes and retails a range of luxury and premium passenger marques in Malaysia. Its business operations compri


Dec 6, 2019

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 Yaris outsells Honda Jazz in Thailand in 2020, but for how long more?

With 26,240 units sold in 2020, the Toyota Yaris is Thailand’s best-selling B-segment hatchback, outselling all its rivals by a rather comfortable margin. According to headlightmag's monthly sales report, the Toyota Yaris commanded a 32.6% of Thailand’s B-segment hatchback market, ahead of rivals such as the Honda Jazz (15,568 units), Suzuki Swift (10,320 units), Mazda 2 Hatchback (7,342 units), and MG 3 (4,856 units). Although the numbers may seem impressive, keep in mind that the Yaris’ lead m


Feb 9, 2021

The name is so long, only 36 of you can buy it - the BMW 530i M Sport Dark Shadow Edition, priced from RM 392k

BMW Malaysia today unveiled a new variant to their 5 Series line up in Malaysia with this, the 2021 BMW 530i M Sport Dark Shadow Edition. With only 36 units on offer, on-the-road prices for the locally-assembled (CKD) Dark Shadow Edition starts at RM 392,800 (sans insurance, inclusive of SST). This price is an additional RM 10k above the standard BMW 530i M Sport, so let's see what's new here. If the name is any clue, don't expect the bright yellows and greens like you see on the all-new 2020 BM


Dec 29, 2020

Ah Long membakar kereta Toyota Sienta milik isteri peminjam?

Sebuah keluarga di Johor Bahru terkejut apabila terdengar bunyi kebakaran di hadapan rumah mereka pada jam 9 malam 25 November yang lalu. Orang rumah yang dikenali sebagai Puan Chook bergegas keluar dan mendapati bahagian depan keretanya terbakar. Pada mulanya, mereka bersangka bahawa kereta Toyota Sienta miliknya yang bermasalah. Rupa-rupanya, kereta tersebut dibakar oleh seorang lelaki. Perkara ini diketahui apabila Puan Chook menerima sebuah klip video daripada nombor telefon Singapura tidak


Dec 1, 2020

Toyota Corolla long wheelbase rumoured to launch in China, 100 mm longer!

Toyota is rumoured to be launching a Toyota Corolla long wheelbase that offers significantly more interior legroom. Like many long wheelbase specials, the Corolla LWB will be exclusive to the China market. The stretched Corolla will still be riding on the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA-C) platform with its wheelbase extended by 100 mm to 2,800 mm. That is only 25 mm shorter compared to the Toyota Camry, so expect to have exceptional rear legroom. Toyota Corolla Altis The exterior desi

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May 4, 2020

The Toyota Vios hasn’t been around as long as you think!

The Toyota Vios has its ups and downs but there is no denying that it is still a hugely popular car. You can’t walk 10 steps without stumbling over one in a parking lot. The Vios seems like it’s been around for years, 18 years to be exact. Wait what? But it feels longer! It’s true that the Vios started life only in 2002. It was a car created specifically to be sold in the Asia-Pacific market taking over the small sedan segment baton from what ASEAN regions know as the Toyota Soluna. Never heard


Jan 27, 2020

6 little things we like about our Ativa – long term review #7

As we drive our Ativa for more than two weeks, the excitement of owning a brand-new car has worn out. We’ve started to see more Ativas on the road too, and Cik Tiva doesn’t attract as much attention as she used to in the first few days. Worn out excitement aside, there are some little plus points that we find worth highlighting, in case the thought of buying an Ativa ever crossed your mind. The subject matter of its decent powertrain and suspension have been discussed multiple times, so now, let


Apr 10, 2021

India launches long wheelbase BMW 3 Series, Malaysia next

BMW India launched the long wheelbase (LWB) 2021 BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine (codenamed G28) today. This launch marks India as the first country to get the right-hand drive (RHD) version of the stretched 3 Series. And yes, if you've been following our posts, you'd have noticed that Malaysia could be the next country to receive this model. More on that later. Longer, with more legroom Let's start with the obvious: the car's size. Other than the longer wheelbase, the G28 is also slightly taller th


Jan 21, 2021

We’ve bought a Perodua Ativa for a long-term review and tear down!

So, we’ve bought a Perodua Ativa for a long-term review. Having booked the car in January 2021 (way before the virtual launch), we’re one of the early customers to receive the car. All along, we've been pestering the showroom to expedite the delivery, and we're very happy that it's finally here. What did we order? We’ve opted for the AV variant with a two-tone paint job, featuring the “Pearl Delima Red” body colour and black roof. No “Gear Up” kit here, since we prefer to keep things simple and


Mar 19, 2021

Spied: 2021 G28 BMW 3 Series (G20 long wheelbase) caught in Malaysia, 330Li coming soon?

Merely days after Wapcar.my reported that the 2021 G28 BMW 3 Series (essentially a G20 long wheelbase) could be coming to Malaysia, we now have a spy shot of the new model right on home soil! Told ya so! As seen in these photos, a transporter is seen carrying one black G28 BMW 330Li, decked out in the M Sport styling kit, as evident from its large trapezoidal muffler tips. In fact, it appears (from this grainy video), that the 330Li could be offered with the same Vernasca Cognac leather upholste


Jan 15, 2021

Bayaran keluar masuk Brunei 3 BND setiap satu bermula 1 Ogos 2020

Dalam satu siaran akhbar yang tular di media sosial dikeluarkan oleh Kementerian Kewangan dan Ekonomi Negara Brunei Darussalam, Pelaksanaan Perintah Bayaran Keluar dan Bayaran Masuk tahun 2020 akan berkuatkuasa mulai 1 Ogos 2020. Dalam kenyataan tersebut, caj akan dikenakan keatas setiap orang yang akan keluar dari atau masuk ke Brunei melalui pos-pos kawalan darat. Caj ini akan dikenakan kepada “semua warganegara termasuk warganegara Brunei Darussalam” yang hendak keluar atau masuk ke Negara Br


Jul 9, 2020

Nürburgring Queen Sabine Schmitz has passed away after long battle with cancer

Queen of Nürburgring, Sabine Schmitz has died after a long battle with cancer. According to German publication LSR Freunde, Schmitz passed away on 16 March 2021 at 51. Her team, Frikadelli Racing, has yet to release an official statement on her passing. Update: Frikadelli Racing has confirmed the passing of Sabine Schmitz. Schmitz is well-known to be the only woman to win a 24-hour race in the Green Hell. To date, no other woman has completed as many laps on the Nordschleife as Schmitz. The Germ


Mar 17, 2021

G28 2021 BMW 3 Series (G20 long wheelbase) set to be launched in India, 330Li and 320Ld variants

BMW India has opened bookings for the upcoming long wheelbase (LWB) BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine - essentially a stretched version the 3 Series that we are all familiar with. The new long-wheelbase 3 Series will be launched in India on 21-January, marking the first country to receive the right-hand-drive (RHD) version of the model. First things first. The G28 3 Series Gran Limousine (G20 long wheelbase) features a wheelbase that is 110 mm longer than the standard car, adding another 43 mm to the


Jan 11, 2021

The RM 218K Electric MINI Cooper SE is sold out in Malaysia!

Following its success in Australia (100 units sold out), the 25 units of the MINI Cooper SE have been sold out in Malaysia. Launched in Malaysia less than a month ago, the electric MINI was only available in the three-door option. The MINI Cooper SE’s price tag of RM 218,380 is lower than what we expected it to be. The attractive price could be the reason for its success in Malaysia. The BMW i3s is priced much higher than that. Being an electric car, the road tax of MINI is charged by the amount


Sep 18, 2020

From foggy roads to congested cities, Honda Civic’s Sensing is one of the best

Last week, our driving instructor colleague Jason shared his thoughts on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), that driver assistance features are as its name implies, merely an assistive feature. It is not a be-all and end-all for car safety, because ultimately it is the behaviour of the idiot behind the wheel that matters the most. Yes ADAS has its benefits, but it is important to remember that not all ADAS are the same. In our typical KL traffic, some ADAS are more annoying than they are


Jul 24, 2020

Lexus Malaysia’s service centres resume operations

Starting 22nd April onwards, selected Lexus Malaysia centres will resume after-sales operations. Lexus Malaysia is one of many car brands that will be resuming operations, including UMW Toyota centres, Cycle Carriage & Bintang, Hap Seng Star and Sime Darby Auto Hyundai. Like all other service centres that have received approval to resume after-sales operations from MITI, Lexus Malaysia will continue to observe MCO protocol so services are strictly appointment base only. Operations are still at m


Apr 23, 2020

How long did we wait for our Perodua Ativa? And how much did we pay for it?

If you’ve been following our website or YouTube channel, you would know that we have just bought a Perodua Ativa. We’re not the first customer to receive the car but we’ve got it early enough to still be able to turn heads at the traffic light. The head-turning effect will wear out eventually, so we’re enjoying its as much as we can for the time being. In our earlier post and YouTube video, there’s one thing we forgot to mention as pointed out by one of our readers – the chronology of booking, p


Mar 25, 2021

Owner Review: My journey in Australia - Mercedes-AMG GLC43 long-term review from WapCar reader

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar Facebook: YJ Chua I left Malaysia in 2014 and have been living in Melbourne, Australia ever since. Some time around March 2017, I placed an order for a X253 GLC43. It was an easy decision to make – great amounts of cargo space, good rear seat space and legroom, decent power and great value for money. I didn’t consider any other car because the Audi SQ5 in Australia w

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Jun 16, 2020

The 2021 G28 BMW 3 Series (G20 long wheel base) will be coming to Malaysia, here’s why

Recently, we reported that the 2021 G28 BMW 3 Series (G20 long wheelbase) will be launched in India soon. This could potentially be a sign that other right-hand drive (RHD) markets like Malaysia is also set to launch this model. Here’s why. Starting with sales volume, BMW India sold 6,604 cars in 2020, which the company said is a 31.5 percent drop from 2019 (9,641 units). By comparison, BMW Malaysia sold 11,567 cars in 2019, but have yet to announce 2020 sales figures. Regardless, BMW Malaysia’s


Jan 12, 2021

Costs RM 64, our Ativa goes for its 1k km inspection - Long-term Review #5

It turns out doing 1,000 km in one week wasn’t so hard after all. Having done a good mix of city and slight highway driving, we’ve successfully run-in the Perodua Ativa last week and we have sent it in for a 1,000 km inspection last Friday. So, we booked our appointment at Perodua Service Sungai Penchala for 10 am. Everything went according to schedule and Cik Tiva was hoisted as soon as we finished talking with the service consultant. What does the 1,000 km inspection entail? Not much actually.


Mar 30, 2021

Owner Review: Proton needs to upgrade their after-sales service - My 2020 Proton X70 1.8TGDI Premium

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia https://www.wapcar.my/forum Basic information about my car 2020 Proton X70 1.8TGDI Premium CKD Space Grey, RM119,800.00 Reasons why I bought this car I am looking for a new car to replace my old Proton Preve that I have been using for eight years. My family often commute from the city to my hometown such as BALIK KAMPUNG almost every month and love to going on holidays an

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Dec 21, 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. This 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 a V6 engine like its legendary predecessor, tha

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Mar 17, 2021

Flux’s Subscribe to Own is like a long-term test drive to help you find your dream car

Flux subscription service announces a new service that allows subscribers the chance to purchase their subscribed car after their subscription plan has ended. Think of the Subscribe to Own service as a long-term test drive for you to determine the car that will best fit you. The service works similar to Flux’s usual subscription plan with the addition that the monthly subscription payments also contribute towards the option to purchase the car. Interested subscribers are required to choose their


May 18, 2020

Long live the manual gearbox!

The demise of manual gearboxes may not be imminent after all, at least not at Porsche because they have just announced the option for a manual for the new 911, 992 generation. US market only for now. The latest 911 was launched with an 8-speed dual clutch (PDK) only option globally. And the thing about Porsche is that they listen to their customers’ demands. Case in point would be the previous generation 911 (991.1) GT3 that came with PDK only and purists around the world moaned for a manual. So


Oct 31, 2019

Nissan Almera vs Honda City, should you pick turbo or hybrid?

Things are about to get interesting in the B-segment sedan category. Honda has previewed the Honda City RS and made quite a fuss with its video commercial not so long ago. Now, we witness the debut of the all-new Nissan Almera in Malaysia. Both cars are now open for booking. On the outside, both cars look great. The Almera is much better looking than its predecessor and the City is an aggressive-looking B-segment sedan. Both cars utilise black trims in the front to give an appearance of a bigger


Sep 4, 2020

ASEAN NCAP to assess AEB systems starting Jan 2021, motorcyclist safety included

ASEAN NCAP will assess the effectiveness of the AEB fitted in the assessment vehicle starting January 2021. From 2017 -2020, the points rewarded for Safety Assist Technologies (SAT) was only based on the availability of the system in the test vehicle. An example of a report of the Safety Assist technologies between 2017-2020 is shown below. ASEAN NCAP is moving a step further by including the actual assessment of the systems in order to ensure that it is effective to stop the moving vehicle base


Jul 16, 2020

Why do Malaysians love Honda? Hear the stories from these owners

As part of the Honda 1 millionth CKD car milestone campaign, Honda Malaysia invited four of its long-time owners from among the 1 million Honda drivers to share what made them fall in love with the brand. The four owners are Mr. Lim Qi Hong, a 31-year-old Pilot; a father-son duo, Mr. Achu and Mr. Khaviraj Naidu, who are a Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) Consultant and a Programme Management Officer respectively; as well as En. Mohamad Badrul Munir Bin Mohd Nadzri, a System Administrator. It appear


Mar 25, 2021

Review: 2019 Honda Jazz facelift, king of practicality (still)

(2019 Honda Jazz V-variant Prices & Specs | Gallery) Think B-segment hatches and the 2019 Honda Jazz facelift will immediately come to mind as the most popular choice. And why not? Honda is already known for their class leading practicality and the cars are always packed to the brim with safety features and equipment. The latest generation Honda Jazz came to Malaysia in 2014. A Honda Jazz facelift came along in 2017 sporting a new grille, new rear bumper, and the addition of a 6.8-inch touchscre


Nov 22, 2019

Still waiting for Proton X50? Honda City RS prices to be released this week

Almost six months has passed since the all-new, GN-series Honda City was launched in Malaysia. During last October's launch, the hybrid variant - the RS - was showcased, but it's been a long wait since then for its price list. That wait is not for long more though. Also read: All-new 2020 Honda City (GN-series) launched in Malaysia, new engines, from RM 74k According to a document sighted by WapCar.my, prices for the RS will be released later this week, but no indications of a ballpark figure we


Mar 8, 2021