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MIDA on why Hyundai moved Asia Pacific HQ out of Malaysia, refutes reports of falling FDI

Malaysia remains an attractive destination for foreign investors and reports alleging that Malaysia is losing out in foreign direct investment (FDI) is wrong, says MIDA (Malaysian Investment Development Authority). The MITI agency also adds that references to data from the United Nations Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) must be read in the correct context. On Thursday, Singapore’s Straits Times published a scathing report alleging that Malaysia is losing its attractiveness to foreign


Feb 9, 2021

Review: 2020 Hyundai Kona - the Korean alternative to the Proton X50

Just recently, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Malaysia, organized a media preview of the 2020 Hyundai Kona ahead of the model's introduction. Let's take a look at how well the Hyundai Kona fares in Malaysia, as we've driven the Kona in New Zealand a couple of years ago. Exterior – Handsome looks, unlike anything else Despite being a three-year-old model (Hyundai also just introduced the facelifted model overseas), the Hyundai Kona still looks fr


Sep 30, 2020

Video: 2021 Hyundai Sonata 2.5 Specs Review in Malaysia, Can Fight Honda Accord & Toyota Camry?

The latest 8th-generation 2021 Hyundai Sonata 2.5 aspires to capture buyers who are looking at the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Being a fully imported (CBU) model, the Sonata loses out on the price factor with a hefty price tag of RM 206,888 (OTR without insurance & SST). No powerful turbocharged engine nor ADAS in this all-new Sonata but there are some interesting features that may appeal to buyers. As mentioned in the video, the Sonata is going to sell for its novelty. Quirky features like t

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Jan 30, 2021

Rentas negeri sambil ‘high’ semata-mata nak jumpa buah hati

Ketika musim COVID-19 masa kini, pelbagai asbab yang boleh mendorong kita untuk merentas negeri walau apa pun yang terjadi. Bagi yang sedar akan risiko dan hukuman yang bakal menimpa, niat itu pasti dibatalkan saja. Bagi yang tak sedar dan sudah jauh melayang fikirannya ke awana, hatinya sudah terpujuk, “redah sajalah!” Kisah si kumbang bertemu si bunga tanpa permit terbongkar apabila sebuah kereta Hyundai i10 berwarna hitam dinaiki seorang lelaki bersama kekasihnya dikesan oleh kereta peronda p


Apr 16, 2021

Review: Hyundai Kona - Should you get this over the HR-V or CX-3?

Whether you like it or not, there's no denying that the de facto B-segment SUV in Malaysia is the Honda HRV. Until the first-ever Toyota Corolla Cross arrives next year, the Honda HR-V will likely be sitting rather comfortably on its throne. But will Hyundai fare better? We reckon that the upcoming Hyundai Kona has all the right ingredients to challenge the Honda HR-V at its own game. A quick disclaimer: for the purpose of this review, we were flown to New Zealand to sample the Hyundai Kona. As


Sep 8, 2020

Hyundai Ioniq discontinued in Malaysia – Goodbye fuel and safety king

For many Malaysians wanting a brand-new pure hybrid car, the Hyundai Ioniq is one of the few choices for those wanting to drive green. However, it appears that the model has been dropped for the Malaysian market. A quick search on Hyundai’s website shows that the Ioniq is absent from its model line-up. Though some markets including Australia and Singapore have received the facelift, there has been no news for its arrival in Malaysia. The locally-assembled (CKD) Ioniq was unveiled here back in 20

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Feb 3, 2021

Spied: Hyundai Kona Electric facelift spotted in Indonesia, is it skipping Malaysia?

It has been a little over 3 months since Hyundai Indonesia launched the pre-facelift Hyundai Kona Electric alongside the Ioniq Electric in the archipelago. However, we have found some spyshots that suggest the facelift might be heading there soon. Indra Fathan shared these photos via his Instagram, and the photos were allegedly taken at a Hyundai facility in Indonesia. Based on the info provided by the Indonesian sleuth, the Kona Electric facelift in Indonesia will be better equipped than the ou

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Jan 26, 2021

Hyundai Kona bookings opened for Malaysia! Same 177 PS as Proton X50?

After suddenly showing up undisguised on Ara Damansara streets last week, the 2020 Hyundai Kona is now officially open for booking per Hyundai Malaysia's website. It's welcome news for Malaysians who have been eagerly waiting for this Korean B-segment SUV, since the last time any of us got a glimpse of it was at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS). What is the Hyundai Kona? Long story short, the Kona is Hyundai's answer to the Honda HR-V and the Proton X50. Hyundai quotes pric


Aug 27, 2020

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. Walaubagaimanapun, tiada sebarang maklumat mengenai pengganti model ini atau sekurang-kurangnya ia masih dalam fasa perancangan. Untuk pasaran panduan sebelah kanan (RHD) model facelift kepada Hyundai Ioniq telah dilancarkan di Singapura dan Australia. 2 neg


Feb 3, 2021

Spied: 2021 Hyundai Kona facelift in Malaysia - better equipped to fight the X50?

A little over four months since its introduction in Malaysia, it seems that the 2021 Hyundai Kona facelift will soon be upon us! There's rows of them, and this sole image was contributed by WapCar.my reader William, shot in an unnamed location. The Kona facelift brings upon a host of changes compared to the pre-facelift that was initially launched here. In addition to a more rotund look, the facelifted Kona also has a retouched interior with added features. Also read: New facelifted Hyundai Kona


Mar 1, 2021

Superlative-wrapped Hyundai Kona showcased in Malaysia - more than meets the eye

So here it is - we've taken a gander at the Malaysian-spec Hyundai Kona, and Hyundai really, really wants you to think Kona = good times. Part of that effort is putting on a beach-themed plinth and plastering fun adjectives everywhere! Interesting... How much of that it successfully pulls off though, you tell us in the comments. On with it then... Exterior As you know, Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) will be bringing in the pre-facelift version, so the styling is a little busier compared to the


Sep 24, 2020

The X50's gatecrasher is here: Hyundai Kona launches tomorrow

It's been a long time coming - since KL International Motor Show (KLIMS) 2018 - but the Korean contender to the Proton X50, the Hyundai Kona, launches tomorrow. What do we know about the Kona? We've been charting it around its trips, from a first drive in New Zealand and closer to home, a preview and quick review in Malaysia. To recap, the B-segment SUV will have three variants at launch, with the range-topper having a different engine from the rest and also a host of advanced driver assistance


Oct 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 Saravanen I 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), and befor

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Sep 7, 2020

Owner Review: The C-Segment Underdog - Hyundai Elantra

** This article is the personal experience of a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6T owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Joshi Immanuel When C-Segment Sedans are mentioned the first thought that comes to people's mind is the Honda Civic FC, Toyota Corolla Altis E210 and Mazda 3 BP. The Hyundai Elantra AD will unlikely be meat and potatoes of the conversation. However, in this story, it will. I still remember vividly the first time I saw the spy shots of the Hyundai E

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Aug 12, 2020

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 Smar


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 SmartStream G1.6 pe

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Nov 23, 2020

Owner Review:  Bang for the buck car - My 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid HEV Plus 1.6 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Subramaniam Venkatachalam 我国市场其实有个不成文的规矩:鄙视链的底端,是属于韩国泡菜车的。加上“混合动力”这四个大字,绝对能够吓跑许多吃瓜群众。不过,我当然不是普通的吃瓜群众。实话实话,买了它后,直到今日,我绝不后悔! 先为大家介绍一点我的拥车历史。我拥有的第一部车,和大多数马来西亚人一样,是一部随处可见的2008年 Myvi 1.3 SXi。这部车,是我上大学时家人让我继承而来。既然是马来西亚神坛级车款,它没有任何毛病,正常保养就可以了!不过,人都是贪婪的- 虽然Myvi完全没有任何问题,不过我还是有颗躁动的心,觉得是时候购买真正意义上的:“人生一部车”! 既然是我的第一部车,我就想要尽可能独特的车款。Volkswagen Scirocco, Mitsubishi AS

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Aug 22, 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 previewed it at the 2018 Kuala Lu


Aug 26, 2020

Hyundai Creta coming to Malaysia in 2022?

When 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. That has caught our attention as Hyundai does not, currently, have any of their compact SUVs on sale


Apr 10, 2020

2020 Hyundai Kona; From RM 115k, CBU Korea, ADAS, 1.6L Turbo

When Hyundai Sime Darby Malaysia (HSDM) opened bookings for the 2020 Hyundai Kona, we also reported that the B-segment SUV is expected to be priced around RM 1,1x,xxx but no other info was released. Now HSDM has confirmed that prices will start from RM 115,000 onwards. Based on our leaked information, HSDM will be offering 3 variants at launch; 2.0 Standard, 2.0 Mid, 1.6 T-GDi High. Looks like the 2.0 Standard will be the variant priced at RM 115,000. We can estimate that the top-spec 1.6 T-GDi


Sep 1, 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. Hyundai Kona bukanlah satu-satunya SUV


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. The Hyundai Kona is not the only B-segment SUV that will be launching the following week, the highl


Oct 24, 2020

Hyundai ingin membangunkan saingan Toyota Avanza, bakal ke Malaysia?

Hyundai sangat komited dengan potensi pasaran Indonesia dimana mereka telah membina tempat pemasangan kereta di Cikarang. Walau apapun, mereka harus bersaing dengan "raja" sekiranya mereka ingin menguasai pasaran di sana. Pasaran MPV di Indonesia sangatlah besar dan Toyota Avanza sering menjadi pilihan sehinggakan ia menjadi kereta yang paling laku di sana. Maka itu, segmen ini dipenuhi dengan barisan pesaing yang sengit untuk mengungguli takhta tersebut. Berdasarkan maklumat daripada Otodriver,


Nov 19, 2020

The Hyundai Kona will gatecrash the Proton X50’s October’s launch

Although Proton has yet to confirm when the Proton X50 will be launched, we are pretty certain it will be within the month of October. Some sources have even provided us with a very specific date – October 15. The October timeline is easy to understand because Proton desperately needs the X50 to close the gap in its annual sales target (MCO not helping). As of June 2020, Proton’s cumulative sales stood at 37,078 units versus Perodua’s 74,170 units. Once past October, Proton will have less than 2


Aug 19, 2020

HSDM confirms arrival of new 2021 Hyundai Kona facelift, no turbo at launch

Following the announcement of the 2021 Hyundai Palisade in Malaysia, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motor (HSDM) has also confirmed that the updated 2021 Hyundai Kona facelift will be introduced here as well. At launch, HSDM will offer the Kona facelift with a new powertrain, namely the Smartstream G2.0 Atkinson cycle naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine. The new SmartStream engine is good for 149 PS and 180 Nm, mated to a CVT-type automatic that sends drive to the front wheels. The turbocharged


Mar 12, 2021

Hyundai Palisade akan tiba di Indonesia. Malaysia bila lagi?

Selain daripada Toyota, Hyundai juga sibuk mengeluarkan model crossover baharu. Malaysia cuma ada 3 crossover Hyundai iaitu Santa Fe, Tucson, dan Kona yang akan datang tak lama lagi. Di luar negara pula, beberapa model crossover seperti Creta dan Venue yang bertubuh kecil sedikit, Nexo yang ‘fuel-cell-powered’, dan juga Palisade yang sasa dan besar. Memandangkan Hyundai di Malaysia semakin menempa nama, jiran kita di selatan juga semakin rapat dengan jenama ini sejak pengumuman dibuat tentang pe


Sep 4, 2020

Spyshot: Hyundai Kona Electric facelift di Indonesia, Malaysia bernasib malang?

Kini, sudah hampir 3 bulan sejak Hyundai Indonesia melancarkan Hyundai Kona Electric sekali dengan Ioniq Electric. Walau apapun, penemuan baru-baru ini menjelaskan beberapa intipan Hyundai Kona Electric facelift di negara tersebut. Menurut Instagram Indra Fathan, intipan ini diambil di markas Hyundai di Indonesia. Berdasarkan maklumat yang sahih, model facelift akan hadir dengan ciri yang lebih lengkap. Selain perubahan eksterior, Kona Electric facelift dijangka hadir dengan pilihan warna hitam


Jan 26, 2021

Hyundai Elantra discontinued in Malaysia – New one coming soon?

The Hyundai Elantra is a pretty left-field choice if you’re looking for a C-segment sedan. However, if you’re interested to get one brand-new, tough luck as it appears the model has been dropped from the Malaysian market. A quick check on the Hyundai website confirms this notion. An unnamed source further confirmed our suspicion. Could this mean that the all-new seventh-generation Elantra is coming into Malaysia very soon? The outgoing sixth-generation Elantra was launched in Korea in 2015 befor

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Oct 26, 2020

Hyundai plans Avanza-rival in 2022, coming to Malaysia

Hyundai is committed to the Indonesian market by setting up a new plant in Cikarang. But if it really wants to capture Indonesian buyers, it’s gonna need to fight against the king of Indonesian roads. The MPV market is huge in Indonesia and the Toyota Avanza is the model rivals want to topple for the top spot. It’s also the best-selling car in Indonesia. According to Otodriver, Hyundai has plans to introduce its own Avanza-rival sometime in February 2022. A source that wishes to be unnamed told

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Nov 19, 2020

Review: 2021 Hyundai Sonata (DN8) – Is this enough to topple the Camry and Accord?

The Hyundai Sonata’s history in Malaysia dates all the way back to the second-generation (Y2) model, but it was the sixth-generation YF model when the model really took off in Malaysia. The YF-generation Hyundai Sonata’s Fluidic Sculpture design language won fans over, as it was considerably more stylish than the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord from that era. If that wasn’t enough, the YF Sonata was also priced cheaper than its rivals at that time. Now in its eighth generation, armed with a comple


Jan 16, 2021