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Once popular in Malaysia, what happened to the Honda Stream and Toyota Wish?

Twenty years ago, when the MPV was still an in-thing, Honda launched the Stream. Three years later, in 2003, Toyota launched its own challenger into the ring, the Wish. Both these MPVs were a delight among families who wanted an MPV that gave off a sporty presence. They were once commonly seen on Malaysian roads, and perhaps some of you reading this might even grow up with one. Eventually, the idea of a car-like MPV evolved into crossover SUVs as both the Toyota Wish and Honda Stream saw sales d

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Dec 5, 2020

Apa jadi dengan Honda Stream dan Toyota Wish yang dulu pernah popular di Malaysia?

20 tahun yang lalu, apabila kereta MPV tengah mencanak naik popularitinya, Honda melancarkan Stream. Tiga tahun selepas itu, pada tahun 2003, Toyota pula melancarkan pesaingnya iaitu Wish. Kedua-dua MPV ini menjadi kegemaran di kalangan keluarga yang mahukan sebuah MPV yang menonjolkan gaya ‘sporty’. Ia sering dilihat meluncur megah di jalanraya Malaysia, dan mungkin ada dikalangan pembaca yang membesar dengan kereta ini. Lama kelamaan, kereta seperti MPV berkembang menjadi SUV crossover. Angka


Dec 11, 2020

曾经在大马风靡一时,Honda Stream和Toyota Wish为何会走向没落?

20年前,当MPV还十分流行时,Honda不失时机地推出了Stream。在3年后的2003年,Toyota也推出了一款同级市场的竞争者——Wish。 对于那些想要一辆姿态更运动的MPV的家庭来说,这两款MPV都是很不错的选择。曾几何时,它们是马来西亚路上常见的一道风景,或许正在阅读这篇文章的你,就是从小跟着这辆车长大的。 最终,这个轿车型MPV的概念被跨界SUV所替代,而Toyota Wish和Honda Stream两者的销量都开始下降,并最终结束了其14年的历史。那么,这两款曾经大卖的MPV到底发生了什么呢? Honda Stream:一款7人座的Civic Honda Stream于2000年在日本首发,定位为运动型7人座车型。它在很大程度上是基于第七代的Honda Civic开发的,只不过为了放下第三排座椅,车身被拉长了。 第一代的Stream定位在Odyssey之下,它有着十分独特的造型,就像是发福了的Civic(或是超重了的Civic“面包车”)。 这款车于2001年引进大马市场,从印尼进行整车进口。大马规格的Stream有两具引擎可选,分别为一具1.7升的D17 VTEC


Dec 13, 2020

Over 10k summons issued for modified exhaust in 7 days

The Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) has issued a total of 10,166 summons on vehicles with modified exhausts in just 7 days. The Modified Exhaust (Noise) Special Operation is currently being carried out nationwide starting from 1-March to crack down on illegal exhaust modification. Harian Metro reports that during the operation, 26,239 vehicles were investigated across the country. The number involves 12,709 motorcycles, 8,678 cars, and 4,852 other types of vehicles. Out o


Mar 9, 2021

Someone in Japan modified a Toyota Alphard to look like a Rolls Royce!

When we say “modified”, thoughts like changing the front bumper or adding a rear spoiler would come to mind. And then, occasionally, you will come across modifications that transform a car to look like something else like this Toyota Alphard with a Rolls Royce face. This Toyota Cullinan/ Rolls Royce Alphard (depending on how you look at it), appeared at the famous Daikoku parking lot – Fast and Furious fans would know this place – to deceive the eye of all visitors. Though no changes were made t


Dec 16, 2020

Honda modifies Step WGN and Odyssey to transport Covid-19 patients in Japan

Honda Motor’s headquarters in Tokyo has announced that it will be stepping in to assist local authorities in Tokyo in transporting mildly ill patients living within Tokyo’s Minato and Shibuya district. Honda will be providing specially modified units of Step WGN and Odyssey minivans for non-emergency medical transport purposes. The vehicles will have a partition installed between the first row seats and the rear, while the climate control has been modified to maintain a constant negative pressur


Apr 15, 2020

All-new 2021 Acura TLX teased, a sportier Honda Accord with a 3.0L turbo V6

Acura has just teased the upcoming all-new, second-generation 2021 TLX ahead of its official debut in the US. The new sports sedan from Acura will be unveiled via live stream on May 28. Apart from introducing the all-new TLX, next week’s debut also marks the return of the Type S branding after a 9-year hiatus, as Acura will be introducing the TLX Type S, powered by a new 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine. Power figures will be made known when the model is officially launched next week. Whi


May 21, 2020

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

The 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. According to a report by CarSensor, the next-generation Honda HR-V will not be built on the same platform as the fourth-generation Honda Jazz (the fourth-generation Jazz uses a modified version of third-gen’s platform),


May 6, 2020

Honda presents new 2020 Honda Civic Type R facelift at the Tokyo Auto Salon

Honda unveiled the facelifted 2020 Honda Civic Type R at the opening of the Tokyo Auto Salon. Headlining the changes are new suspension, new brakes, new short throw gear shifter and the inclusion of Honda Sensing. The new updates are mostly done to make the Civic Type R improve the car’s driving dynamics. A new aero kit and larger front grill for improved engine cooling changes the Civic’s visual impact. Honda is also offering a new Type R-exclusive Boost Blue colour for the new Civic Type R so


Jan 10, 2020

No bull, it's actually a Honda Civic!

Behold the Honda Aventador, no we’re not joking. What you’re looking at is a 2009 Honda Civic modified to resemble a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, complete with a custom interior! This modify job was done in Mumbai, India and, well obviously, the car’s no longer road legal. The changes were carried out by Executive Mod Trendz (EMT) and we have to say that it is rather convincing. From the front, it wouldn’t even make a motoring enthusiast do a double-take unless they look closely at the car’s r


Dec 16, 2020

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, why does Honda


Apr 10, 2020

Rendered: 2021 Honda City Hatchback with Spoon livery- Cute or fierce?

Upon the debut of the 2021 Honda City Hatchback, some have said it looks like the Mercedes A-Class, while some say it looks like the BMW 1 series. The Thailand Honda City Hatchback gets a 1.0-litre turbo engine that makes 122 PS and 173 Nm. While waiting for the Honda City Hatchback to reach Malaysia, we decided to have some fun with images of the car. We coloured City Hatchback in Spoon Livery. The original idea for putting a Spoon livery on the Honda City (sedan) was shared by The Ajerul on hi


Nov 30, 2020

Woman born without arms drives a Perodua Axia, holds a job – what’s your excuse?

Life has always been unfair for Norfarrah Syahirah Shaari, who was born without arms. Completing simple daily tasks that most of us take for granted, she has to complete it using only her legs. Still, not having a pair of arms has not stopped the spunky 32-year old from Perak from living an independent life. Recently, Norfarrah made a name for herself when it was reported that she has been voluntarily sewing protective gowns for medical frontliners battling Covid-19. Yes, she threads a needle wi


Apr 16, 2020

Honda Civic FK8 Type R Limited Edition on 2020 World Touring Car safety patrol duty

This Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition has been appointed the Official Safety Car of the FIA World Touring Car Championship for the 2020 season. The limited-edition Type R was unveiled earlier this year at JAS Motorsport HQ in Milan. JAS Motorsport is Honda’s long-term motorsport collaborator and official partner. Painted in a resplendent livery featuring the “Sunlight Yellow” colour, the Type R Limited Edition Safety Car is 47 kg lighter than the GT-specification Type R. In addition to the car


Jun 30, 2020

Rendered: 2022 Honda Civic Type R - The king of front-wheel drive?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many brands to host their launch events online. While others have opted for live YouTube and Facebook streams, the 11th generation Honda Civic made its debut on Twitch. The previewed Honda Civic is a prototype, and no technical details have been confirmed. If you’re curious about what’s new on the 11th-gen Honda Civic, you can read about that here. Naturally with the Honda Civic, a Type R version will be available. Over ten generations of the Honda Civic, the Hon


Nov 20, 2020

Next-gen 2021 Honda HR-V rendered, mature looks could pair new i-MMD engine

The Honda HR-V has been the talk of town over the past week. Fair, since people are expecting an update. Doubly fair, seeing that the model's seven years old. Further fuelling speculations are pictures of a mysterious Honda SUV prowling Japanese streets decked in camouflage. At first, we heard grouses that it's not a Honda due to how different it looks but pay close attention - notice the LaneWatch camera? First model on a new platform? Months ago, we reported that the next-gen HR-V will be base


Sep 15, 2020

Makcik Bawang amuses social media with their reaction to accident

We’ve seen plenty of accident videos, some can be horrifying while others would tickle our funny bone. One such video features a bunch of makciks (aunties) reacting to an accident between a Perodua Kelisa and Proton Wira has caught the amusement of the internet. Warning: Turn down the volume before playing the video. While gossiping away about their social lives, the aunties encountered a Perodua Kelisa who tried to cut through 3 lanes to make the turn rather than go straight. Ultimately, the Ke


Mar 24, 2021

Proton X70 vs Honda HR-V; why the smaller SUV is still more practical

Now that the locally assembled (CKD) Proton X70 is finally here, you must be thinking: RM 122k for a C-segment SUV complete with panoramic sunroof? Now that’s affordable! But wait, is the affordably priced X70 the most practical option? The similarly priced Honda HR-V begs to differ. We know what you're thinking, the CKD Proton X70 is a C-segment SUV, while the Honda HR-V falls in B-segment category. But the biggest deciding factor here is the price of the cars. So it is inevitable to compare th


Feb 15, 2020

Rebiu Pemilik: Honda City i-DSi Wira Hidupku

**Artikel ini berkisar tentang pengalaman peribadi pemilik Honda City GD8 dan ia tidak semestinya mewakili pandangan WapCar. Facebook: Muhamad Rizal b. Mohd Abd Wahab 12 tahun sudah usia salah satu kereta kesukaanku untuk pemanduan harianku. Honda City GD8 atau SEL i-DSi 2008 dengan kemasan warna Sparkle Grey Pearl telah memukau peminat-peminat Honda City pada era itu. Ini bukanlah kereta pertamaku, tapi ia adalah yang ketiga. Sebelum membeli Honda City IDSI ini, aku menggunakan Proton Wira 1.6

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Jul 17, 2020

Mod My Car: Why did I modify an Honda Accord? My story of my 2008 Honda Accord

** This article is the personal experience of a2008 Honda Accord owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Eric Ku I bought my second hand 2008 Honda Accord back in 2017 when I was 19 years old. The reason why I bought it was because it was big and looked domineering. Soon after purchasing the car, I met a bunch of friends and joined their team, which came to be known as Team Lowered. We then started our journey to make our cars beautiful. In the earlier days, all I d

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Sep 21, 2020

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

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

Check out this epic LUMGA body kit on the all-new 2020 Nissan Almera

If you think that the Drive68 body kit on the all-new Nissan Almera is just a little too tame for you, then take a load of this ultra-aggressive LUMGA body kit created by body kit company Amotriz in Thailand. At first glance, the futuristic and aggressive body kit reminds one of the sporty kits on the Honda Civic Type-R and Nissan GT-R R35. The body kit includes a modified front bumper, sharp side skirting, a choice of massive rear spoiler or a ducktail style spoiler, and a rear bumper that make


Sep 14, 2020

2020 Toyota Vios facelift launched in the Philippines, Malaysia to get it in 2021?

After much teasing, the 2020 Toyota Vios facelift has just been launched in the Philippines. The launch was done virtually over Toyota Motor Philippines' official Facebook page. The facelifted Toyota Vios receives a cleaner, sleeker new front face, that is reminiscent of its bigger siblings, the Corolla Altis and Camry. The new foglamp design also gets tucked neatly down at the front bumper. All else about the Vios' exterior remains the same, even the wheel design. For the first time in a Vios,


Jul 25, 2020

Spied: The fastest ever Kia Optima GT out testing in Korea

The planned release of the fastest ever 2021 Kia Optima GT was originally set for the USA only, but the car has recently been spotted testing on South Korea roads. Does this mean the Optima GT will be available worldwide? Though the 2020 Kia Optima is already on sale, the launch of this slightly modified and fastest ever version has yet to make a debut due to the coronavirus. The planned release was originally scheduled in April but has been pushed back indefinitely. To be clear, the Kia Optima


Jun 15, 2020

All-new 2021 (W206) Mercedes-Benz C-Class to be revealed on 23 February

The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will make its global debut virtually on 23 February. The live stream event starts at 9 PM (MYT), which can be watched here. As reported earlier, all Mercedes-Benz C-Class variants will solely feature a 4-cylinder engine with varying levels of electrification. Mercedes-Benz claims this is the first model lineup to be electrified throughout. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is also said to be equipped with the second generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experien


Feb 16, 2021

Rendered: Perodua Bezza modified with GR Yaris kit, a pocket rocket sedan?

Known more for its fuel efficiency, it is hard to imagine the Perodua Bezza as a performance car. However, photo chopper Theophilus Chin seems to think otherwise with his rendering of a Perodua Bezza fitted with kits from the Toyota GR Yaris. In continuation of renderings of the Perodua GR Axia and the Perodua GR D55L, here is the Perodua GR Bezza. The Perodua Bezza has been around since 2016 and received a very recent facelift in early 2020. Fresh from the factory, the Perodua Bezza produces a


Dec 27, 2020

Here's the 2021 All-new BMW 4 Series (G22) before you're supposed to see it

Come next Tuesday, BMW will be unveiling the all-new G22 BMW 4 Series via live stream. The lone teaser photo released by BMW confirms that the new coupe will be wearing that massive front grille that was first previewed on the BMW Concept 4. Yes, it is inevitable that the massive grille is upon us. That said, putting aside the massive (and controversial) front grille, the upcoming G22 4 Series gains a number of enhancements over the 3 Series Sedan, including additional suspension stiffening, a r


May 28, 2020

PDRM busts clone car syndicates involving used car dealer and insurance companies

A syndicate specialising in cloning cars by tampering the chassis number and forging documents was recently busted by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM). In the process, 19 vehicles, including luxury cars amounting to a total of RM 3.5 million, were confiscated. Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin said in a press conference at the KL police headquarters that PDRM first received a tip of the syndicate back on February 2 when KL CID raided a used car dealership in Cheras. Du


Mar 8, 2021

2020 Hyundai Elantra – coupe styling, 10.25 inch dual screen, new 1.6-litre hybrid, better than a Honda Civic?

Hyundai Elantra Hyundai unveiled the 2021 Hyundai Elantra sedan via YouTube stream at West Hollywood yesterday, showing off its coupe-like proportion and for the first time, a hybrid powertrain option. This is the first proper look at Hyundai’s new design direction dubbed ‘Parametric Dynamics’. The bold look utilized unconventional lines all over the car, with a touch of angularity and sharp edges, creating an almost sci-fi look. Along with the Hyundai Sonata, this is the second car to fall unde

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Mar 18, 2020