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Hyundai to build Ioniq EV plant in Singapore

Following the launch of the EV-only Ioniq brand, we now have news on that Hyundai plans to build a plant dedicated to producing electric vehicles (EV) under the brand in Singapore. According to the Straits Time, Hyundai is expecting to start construction of the Ioniq plant in Singapore by October 2020.The plans for the plant were initially set for May of this year, but construction of the 301,389 square-feet plant was delayed until October due to the coronavirus outbreak.Hyundai t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 17, 2020

Concrete block on MRR2 unrelated to SUKE highway construction

Early this morning, photos of a concrete block on the middle lane of MRR2 after Hillview heading towards Ampang went viral. Contrary to rumours, the concrete block did not fall off the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) construction but from a passing lorry heading towards Ampang.SUKE has since released a statement confirming that neither the concrete block nor the lorry are related to the SUKE highway construction.The statement came after the project team sent an ERT rider to the

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 25, 2021

3 killed in SUKE construction crane collapse along Alam Damai

Yet another accident has been reported involving the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE). According to reports a crane fell on top of a car at the construction site at Puncak Banyan, Persiaran Alam Damai.Three construction workers were killed during the incident, while another two are believed to be seriously injured. The Star reports, at the time of writing, firemen are still in the process of extracting a worker trapped at the site. (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getEleme

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 22, 2021

Singapore to phase out combustion engines by 2040, starts building Hyundai EV plant

Hyundai Motor Co. has started construction works on their new electric vehicle (EV) hub in Singapore on Tuesday 13 October 2020. The S$ 400 million (RM 1.2b) hub will span 44,000 metre square, the research building will take up 28,000 metre square and construction is expected to be completed in 2022. Known as the Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Centre in Singapore (HMGICS), the centre is more than just a high-tech plant that rolls out EVs under the Ioniq brand. It will function mainly a

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 14, 2020

This construction of a highway in Egypt is only 50 cm away from residential buildings

 We understand that city infrastructure planning is a very difficult task, each location will have a specific zone to avoid or things can easily go haywire. While Malaysia has its fair share of poor planning structures *coughs traffic jam coughs*, nothing can compare to this highway in Cairo, Egypt that is built only 50 cm away from the nearest residential buildings.When the MEX Highway project was announced, many residents of housing areas that the highway cuts through were dismayed by the

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 22, 2020

Hyundai MR23T test mule spotted, a mid-engine rear-wheel drive hatch?!

There’s a mysterious Hyundai MR23T spotted being ferried around in South Korea and reports claim that this is the test mule for Hyundai’s next mid-engine rear-wheel drive mega hatchback!These pictures were uploaded to Korean car website, Bobaedream. From the pictures, we can see a Hyundai Veloster that’s been heavily souped-up with flared wheel arches and aggressive bumpers.What’s interesting is the ‘MR23T’ text plastered on the side and rear of the car. &lsqu

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Apr 2, 2020

Not your Hilux, the Hyundai Santa Cruz is a unibody, pick-up version of the Tucson

After nearly a decade of speculations, the Hyundai Santa Cruz is now a reality, exclusive only for the North American market.The production Santa Cruz wears the concept car’s name, and also the unibody construction, meaning it is closer to a Honda Ridgeline, or in our local Malaysian context, the Ssangyong Actyon Sports, and of course the Proton Arena.Regular pick-up trucks like a Toyota Hilux normally use a ladder frame-type chassis for superior towing capability, but at the expense of ri

Hans

Hans

Apr 16, 2021

Why Toyota's GR Yaris is the most exciting car from Toyota since the Lexus LFA

This article is contributed by the former editor of Malaysian Evo magazine, Daniel Wong, who currently resides in Australia. You can find more of his musings and articles on the motoring world at The Motor Muse.If there is one good thing about 2020, is that it is turning out to be a landmark year for the hot hatch. Earlier last week Mercedes-Benz Malaysia launched its 421PS Mercedes-AMG A45 S and 310PS A35. One can assume it will only be a matter of time till BMW Malaysia res

Daniel

Daniel

Jun 7, 2020

Next-gen, all-new Ford Ranger to debut in 2022, plant construction underway

Could it look like this? Source: CarExpertThe next-generation, all-new Ford Ranger is set to make its debut in 2022, said the company in a recent statement. Thai-spec Ranger XL StreetBesides sharing that production of the all-new Ranger is slated to begin in their Silverton, South Africa plant in 2022, the carmaker didnt divulge more details on the upcoming pick-up truck.The most-recent facelift of the Ranger, seen in ThailandAll we know is that it fits a typical model life-cycle - recall that t

Sanjay

Sanjay

Feb 5, 2021

Was the Proton Exora pick-up truck a huge missed opportunity?

The Proton Exora, like the current X70, is one of the company’s “why didn’t we build these earlier” moments. For a country with big families and sophisticated tastes, the business case for an MPV almost seemed like a no brainer from the start. Instead, Proton busied themselves with that rolling-tower block on coasters, the Juara.It comes as no surprise that the Exora became a lucrative cash-cow, staying in the market for 11 years and counting. Yes, the Exora’s longe

Daniel

Daniel

Jun 29, 2020

N for Namyang: The 2020 Hyundai i30N is a louder, faster Golf GTI

Priced from RM 298,888 Limited to only 20 units, only through Lazada 275 PS and 353 Nm (378 Nm with overboost) 6-speed manual, front wheel driveHyundai Sime Darby Motors has launched the highly acclaimed Hyundai i30N in Malaysia. Priced at RM 298,888, imported from Korea.The Hyundai i30N is the first Hyundai product in Malaysia to carry Hyundai’s high performance N badge. N for Namyang, the location of Hyundai Motor’s R&D centre in Korea, Hyundai’s N brand is analogous to

Hans

Hans

Nov 28, 2019

Hyundai Ioniq digugurkan dari laman web Hyundai Malaysia?

Semakan di laman web Hyundai Malaysia mendapati bahawa Hyundai Ioniq telah digugurkan daripada barisan produk Hyundai di Malaysia. Model sedan hibrid tersebut adalah antara model yang menjadi pilihan bagi peminat kenderaan hijau di Malaysia.Pautan terus masih ada tetapi tidak disenaraikan dalam barisan produkWalaubagaimanapun, tiada sebarang maklumat mengenai pengganti model ini atau sekurang-kurangnya ia masih dalam fasa perancangan.Tidak disenaraikan pada laman utamaUntuk pasaran panduan sebel

Haris

Haris

Feb 3, 2021

Watch out Civic, Hyundai Malaysia teases 2021 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Malaysia has teased us with an image of the new Hyundai Elantra. Following the launch of the Hyundai Kona and Hyundai Sonata, it seems that Hyundai Malaysia is bringing in another addition to its current line-up.Known as the Hyundai Avante in South Korea and Singapore, the new Hyundai Elantra might be coming to our shores soon.Worldwide, the Elantra/Avante is available with several drivetrain options (gasoline, hybrid, LPG) but the Malaysian version will most likely be a 1.6-litre SmartS

Arif

Arif

Nov 23, 2020

Jaga-jaga Civic, Hyundai Malaysia dah acah Hyundai Elantra 2021 baru!

Hyundai Malaysia telah memuat naik imej acah gambar Hyundai Elantra yang baru! Dengan pelancaran Hyundai Kona dan Hyundai Sonata, nampaknya Hyundai Malaysia betul-betul nak ‘fight’ kali ini.Dikenali sebagai Hyundai Avante di Korea Selatan dan Singapura, Hyundai Elantra baru ini mungkin akan hadir di Malaysia.Hyundai Elantra/Avante mempunyai opsyen trenkuasa seperti petrol, hibrid, dan LPG di pasaran antarabangsa, tetapi pasaran Malaysia mungkin akan mendapat enjin 1.6 liter SmartStre

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Nov 23, 2020

Hyundai Elantra vs Mazda 3 sedan - Hyundai kini lebih premium berbanding Mazda?

Hyundai ElantraMazda 3 SedanHyundai Elantra 2021 baru sahaja dilancarkan dengan harga bermula RM 1XX,888. Sedan segmen C ini dihasilkan secara CBU, meletakkan model ini lebih dekat dengan persaingan bersama Mazda 3.Mengapa bukan Honda Civic atau Toyota Corolla Altis? Hyundai Elantra diposisikan sebagai sedan yang jauh lebih premium dan bukannya populariti berbanding 2 model Jepun popular tersebut.Bandingkan harganya, Hyundai Elantra disasarkan sekitar RM 1xx, 888, sementara Mazda 3 Sedan 1.5 ber

Haris

Haris

Dec 3, 2020

Once poorer than Malaysia, how Korea’s car industry progressed further than ours?

Last week, we’ve chronicled how Hyundai grew from a small workshop to a world-class automaker. What was left out however, was the hows and the whys behind the rise of Korea’s car industry, which will be discussed in the following text.When Malaysia gained its independence, Korea was a failed state. It relied on donations from the US for 70 percent of its budget, and had nothing worth exporting.Seouls Han River - 1960 vs today. Economists call it the Miracle of the Han RiverIn 1960, M

Hans

Hans

Nov 23, 2020

Why are there so many potholes in Malaysia?

According to an opinion survey by the World Economic Forum in 2019, Malaysia is ranked at number 21 out of 141 countries when it comes to road quality. We even surpass United Kingdom (37) and New Zealand (48), and we’re just 1 rank below Germany, the country famous for its Autobahn. Malaysia ranked 21 out of 141 countries according to the surveyIt’s an interesting survey result, although, the validity is questionable. Yes, we do have good stretches of roads, but praise for our road q

Arif

Arif

Dec 17, 2020

Hyundai Malaysia drops first Hyundai Kona teaser, coming in October

Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Malaysia has just dropped a teaser of the upcoming Hyundai Kona on its Facebook page, hinting that the launch is just around the corner.The caption simply said, “A glance of the "upcoming" interior. You Drive it. You Define it.”, posted together with the interior of the Kona.Now, the Hyundai Kona has been a long time coming – the car was earmarked for Malaysia since 2017 and HSDM preview

Eric

Eric

Aug 26, 2020

2021 Hyundai Elantra vs Mazda 3 Sedan 1.5 - A Hyundai over a Mazda?

The new Hyundai Elantra offers an alternative option if you’re shopping for a C-segment saloon. Being a CBU import from Korea, it is a bit tougher for the Elantra to compete with the CKD Honda Civic. A CBU rival of the Hyundai Elantra would be the Japan-made Mazda 3 Sedan 1.5.The Hyundai Elantra is now open for booking, but prices are yet to be announced. We expect the price to be around the price of the Mazda 3 sedan 1.5, which is around RM 137,660.Picture is of Mazda 3 Sedan 2.0 High Pl

Arif

Arif

Dec 3, 2020

Hyundai-Kia’s 80% market share worries Korea, Malaysia indifferent with Proton/Perodua

In the first two months of 2021, the Hyundai Motor Group (HMG)’s domestic cars market share in Korea, including that of Kia, reached 78.5 percent. After including imported cars, the combined market share of Hyundai and Kia in Korea stands at 65.4 percent.In 2015, when there was more competition from other domestic manufacturers like Renault-Samsung, GM Korea, and Ssangyong, HMG’s domestic car market share stood 12 percent lower, at 66.5 percent.The Korean government, along with sever

Hans

Hans

Mar 16, 2021

小心了Civic,大马Hyundai即将推出2021 Hyundai Elantra

大马Hyundai刚刚发布了新款Hyundai Elantra的图片,继Hyundai Kona和Hyundai Sonata的发布之后,大马Hyundai似乎又要为自己的车系引入新成员了。新款Hyundai Elantra或许很快就会登陆我国,这款车在韩国和新加坡被称为Hyundai Avante。在全球范围内,Elantra/Avante有多套动力系统可供选择(汽油、混动和LPG天然气),不过马来西亚市场很可能只能得到一具1.6升的SmartStream G1.6汽油引擎,搭配一具CVT变速箱。Hyundai Elantra可能会从韩国整车进口(CBU)。这套动力系统的最大马力为123 PS,最大扭力为154 Nm,百公里加速成绩为10.4秒。流畅的外观设计会让我们想起Hyundai Sonata,但追加了更加复杂的曲面。车上搭载了目前最先进的ADAS套件,但大马版车型的具体配备尚未公布。如果标价合理的话,我们认为Hyundai Elantra会进一步让目前的C级轿车市场更加白热化。

Rax

Rax

Nov 29, 2020

Owner Review: My dream car is a Hyundai - My story of my Hyundai Elantra

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Hyundai Elantra owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Vijay SaravanenI always loved the sleekly, sexy, and sporty design of Hyundai Elantras I see on the road. I told myself my next car change would be a Hyundai Elantra. I was already driving the Hyundai Accent 1.5 (Aeroback) 2007 Model. Over the years, I have owned Proton Saga 1.3 (Aeroback), Proton Wira 1.5 (Sedan), Proton Satria1.3, Exora 1.6(MPV), a

Owner Review

Owner Review

Sep 7, 2020

Pelancaran Hyundai Kona dan Hyundai Sonata di Malaysia, 30 Okt 2020. Nak 'bakar' X50?

Peminat Kona dan Sonata boleh siap-siap tunggu hari Jumaat ini kerana Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) baru saja mengesahkan yang Hyundai Kona 2020 dan Hyundai Sonata 2020 serba baharu akan dilancarkan pada 30 Oktober 2020!Pelancaran tersebut akan dijalankan di laman Facebook rasmi Hyundai Malaysia pada pukul 3 petang. HDSM membuat pengumuman ini menerusi satu video acah yang menarik untuk menarik perhatian peminat bagi pelancaran rasmi Kona dan Sonata sekaligus.Anda boleh lihat video acahnya di siniHyu

Mersita

Mersita

Oct 27, 2020

Hyundai Kona and Hyundai Sonata to launch online in Malaysia on 30 October 2020

Mark your calendars as Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has just confirmed that the all-new 2020 Hyundai Kona and all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata will both be launched on 30 October 2020!The launch will be held on Hyundai Malaysia’s official Facebook page at 3 pm. HDSM made the announcement via a sleek video teaser, inviting fans to witness the official launch of the Kona and Sonata at the same time.Watch the video teaser hereThe Hyundai Kona is not the only B-segment SUV that will be launchin

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 24, 2020

Hyundai Indonesia wishes Happy Ramadan with the newly launched 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

In case you missed it, PT Hyundai Motor Indonesia (HMID) launched the new 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe last week. Just in time for the social media team to come up with this creative way of wishing everyone a Happy Ramadan using the Santa Fe’s new light signature. (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src =https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5; fjs.parentNode.insertB

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 14, 2021

How is this possible? Proton X50 is cheaper than tax-free Honda HR-V

As all Malaysians know, taxes weigh very heavily in pushing car prices up in our country. The government relies on the car industry to fill up over RM 10 billion worth of taxes annually. Free-trade agreements aside, the only way to go around this is to assemble the cars locally, but this only allows a manufacturer to skip the 30 percent import duty. The elephant in the room is excise duty, which ranges between 75 percent to 105 percent depending on engine capacity and body type. Excise duty app

Hans

Hans

Nov 3, 2020

2019 Proton Saga 1.3L 4AT Has An Official Fuel Consumption Of 6.7L/100km

6.7L/100 km based on the NEDC cycle Unchanged from previous 1.3L CVT Significant improvement from the Saga BLM 4-AT2019 Proton Saga TransmissionThe recently launched Proton Saga facelift saw the reintroduction of the 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission replacing the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). In 2011, Proton was adamant that the CVT promised better fuel consumption and lower maintenance so the switch back to a conventional torque converter makes it appear that Proton

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Aug 22, 2019

From just a tiny workshop to overtaking Mercedes, this is Hyundai’s story of grit

According to USA’s J.D Power IQS survey, the highest quality car is not made Mercedes-Benz or Lexus, but Hyundai’s Genesis brand, which has unseated Toyota’s Lexus to claim to the top spot for the last four years. In Europe - the spiritual homeground for good handling cars - the Hyundai i30N is now more popular than the BMW M135i, and its rated higher by the automotive press there too.Hyundai cars don’t just match the best of Germany and Japan - they are actually better.

Hans

Hans

Nov 16, 2020

Hyundai Creta coming to Malaysia in 2022?

Second generation Hyundai CretaWhen Hyundai Motor Group first announced plans to build their first factory in Indonesia, many saw it as just the company expanding their business in the ASEAN region. But when Hyundai followed up with an announcement that the plant focuses on sedans, compact SUVs and compact MPVs, this has sparked speculation that the South Korean brand has plans to introduce of new models in the region as well.First generation Hyundai Creta in IndiaThat h

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 10, 2020

Spied: Hyundai Custo MPV sans camouflage

Previously we reported that Hyundai has an MPV named the Hyundai Custo in the works in China, but our previous reports are of an MPV in the compact segment. Now clear spy shots of the MPV in China have surfaced on the internet and we discovered that the Custo is not a small MPV at all.At first glance, the Hyundai Custo looked to be in bad shape, even the front tow hook is deployed! We suspect this could be a result of having its camouflage stickers removed.Right off the bat, you can tell that it

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 21, 2020