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Updated Version Of 2018 Kia Rio, 1.4 MPI Engine With 6AT Automatic Transmission

Say goodbye to 4AT! Updated Kia Rio with the more advanced transmission is coming! In July 2017, Kia Malaysia officially released a new generation of Kia Rio. The new version is all right as a whole while the power configuration is controversial because in today using 4AT is inevitably a bit stingy. But there was news that the new Kia Rio will be equipped with 6AT transmission and also has an optimization on the safety configuration. Someone revealed that Kia Malaysia is about to upgrade Kia Rio


Jul 21, 2019

2020 Kia Rio upgraded in Europe; Mild hybrid powertrain, new ADAS, UVO Phase II

Hot on the heels of the Kia Picanto facelift launch in Korea, Kia Motors Europe follows up with the introduction of the upgraded Kia Rio. The new B-segment hatch now offers a mild hybrid system and plenty of new infotainment upgrades. Let’s hope Naza Kia Malaysia will see fit to bring it to Malaysia. The new Kia Rio’s upgrade this round is focussed on the car’s powertrain. Kia Motors not only introduced the new EcoDynamics+ petrol mild-hybrid system but also made major revisions to the existing


May 27, 2020

In Brief: Toyota Yaris 2019 - A Welcomed Rival

(Toyota Yaris 2019 Model | Gallery) The Toyota Yaris 2019 is a B-segment hatchback, aimed squarely at the Honda Jazz, Mazda 2, Kia Rio, Peugeot 208, and Volkswagen Polo. What Is the Toyota Yaris 2019 price? Prices start from RM 70,888 for the base 1.5J variant. The mid-spec 1.5E costs RM 76,888, while the range-topping 1.5G costs RM 83,888. All prices are on-the-road, without insurance. All variants of the Toyota Yaris 2019 share a 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine that o


Aug 30, 2019

New revised price list for Kia, Peugeot, Citroen, and DS

Naza Automotive Group, the automotive division of Naza Group, announced a new pricelist for vehicles under its automotive brands in line with the Government’s announcement. The new price list is recalculated in accordance to the sales tax exemption for locally-assembled vehicles and tax reduction for imported cars until year-end as part of the national economic stimulus plan, Penjana. The revised pricelist will be effective from 15th June 2020 until 31st December 2020, and covers the wide range


Jun 15, 2020

A new car with Android Auto from just RM50k? Here's the list of the cheapest cars with it

It is no surprise that I am a strong believer of Android Auto – it encompasses everything you could possibly ask for in an infotainment system, including voice command, navigation, and music streaming. There's no need to fawn over the Proton X70's voice command, which we have to add, doesn't come with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. With Android Auto, you use voice control to read/reply WhatsApp messages and enter a destination to Google Maps or Waze, as well as selecting your playlist on Spotify


Dec 5, 2019

Toyota Yaris: Pencabar terbaru dalam segmen yang kompetitif.

Toyota Yaris Toyota Yaris merupakan sebuah hatchback segmen B yang baru dilancarkan oleh Toyota. Model ini dibawa masuk untuk memberi cabaran langsung kepada model seperti Honda Jazz, Mazda 2, Kia Rio, Peugeot 208, dan Volkswagen Polo. Harga Toyota Yaris Harga bermula dari RM 70,888 untuk varian pengenalan 1.5J. Spesifikasi pertengahan 1.5E berharga RM 76,888, sementara 1.5G varian teratasnya berharga RM 83,888. Harga berdasarkan harga atas jalan, tanpa insurans. Semua varian Toyota Yaris menggu


May 24, 2020

All-new fourth-generation Kia Carnival global debut; Bigger and safer than ever

Kia is gearing up for an exciting year end, not only will they be launching the recently revealed facelifted Kia Stinger, but the fourth generation 2020 Kia Carnival has also officially made its global debut. The all-new Carnival not only offers more space and safety tech, but it is also more tech-laden than ever! Though not as sporty as before, the Kia Carnival does still offer an aggressive presence on the road. The new Kia tiger-nose design now spans the width of the vehicle while stylish LED


Aug 21, 2020

Kia debuts Kia Stinger facelift; New ADAS, 304 PS, 422 Nm

2021 Kia Stinger facelift officially makes its global debut after the unveiling earlier last month! The new Stinger will come with a new 2.5-litre turbocharged engine, new larger infotainment and plenty of new ADAS features. Other than its sleeker new looks, Kia has also further refined the engines that powered the Stinger. The performance sedan will still be powered by an updated Lambda 3.3-litre T-GDi (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) V6 engine and Theta 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. K


Aug 28, 2020

Debut global Kia Carnival generasi keempat yang baru; Lebih besar dan selamat!

Kia sedang sibuk melancarkan beberapa model baru sebelum menutup kalendar tahun 2020. Bukan sahaja mereka akan melancarkan Kia Stinger facelift yang baru saja dipamerkan tempoh hari, kini Kia Carnival 2020 generasi keempat juga secara rasmi membuat debut globalnya. Karnival serba baru bukan sahaja menawarkan lebih banyak ruang dan teknologi keselamatan, tetapi juga lebih banyak gizmo daripada sebelumnya! Walaupun tidak sporty seperti sebelumnya, Kia Karnival yang baru ini tampak futuristik. Bent

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Aug 21, 2020

Why I Buy: A beefy, comfortable & refined cruiser — My 2019 Kia Sorento

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Kia Sorento and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Car Info Car Info: 2019 Kia Sorento 2.2 SX Order Date : 28 April 2019 Deliver Date:15 May 2019 Price : 170k after discounts Reason to Buy When I first caught glimpse of the facelifted Kia Sorento on a brochure on a particular site, I didn’t really think it looked attractive. Its design reminded me somewhat of a Ssangyong Rexton, the oddball old Korean sort of look before Europea

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Nov 6, 2020

Last chance to buy Kia Sportage and Kia Sorento - to be discontinued in Malaysia soon

After the discovery that Naza Kia Malaysia has discontinued sales of the Kia Picanto, our radar also picked up that sales of the Kia Sportage and Kia Sorento will soon been discontinued in Malaysia too. At the moment, you can still purchase a brand-new Kia Sorento but only in the range topping 2.2-litre TCI Diesel engine guise. But once the remaining units of the 2.2-litre diesel are sold out, Naza Kia Malaysia will not be importing anymore new units. Some dealers still have stock of the Sorento


Mar 13, 2020

Naza Kia Malaysia working towards resuming sales of 2020 Kia Sorento and Kia Sportage

Following our earlier report that there are no more 2020 manufacturing year Kia Sorento and Kia Sportage models, Naza Kia Malaysia have reached out to us with a clarification on the matter. The company says the halt in sales is only temporary. The current situation - no 2020 models of Kia Sorento and Sportage - is due to a supply disruption affecting these two models but the company is unable to divulge further regarding the specifics behind the supply disruption. A company spokesperson says Naz


Mar 18, 2020

In Brief: Kia Picanto – What else can you ask for?

(2019 Kia Picanto Price and Specs | Gallery) The Kia Picanto has been a value-for-money preposition since the TA generation was introduced here back in 2013, as it was generously equipped for not a lot of money. Fast forward to 2018, Kia Malaysia introduced the all-new third generation Kia Picanto, which remains as the benchmark for how small and cheap cars should be. How Much Is It? Kia Malaysia offers two variants of the Picanto: the 1.2 EX and 1.2 GT-Line. The 1.2 EX is priced from RM 49,888,


Nov 21, 2019

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

Electric Kia CV to be first to wear new logo, 2021 Kia Seltos to follow

Following the announcement of its new brand logo, Kia today confirmed at an online media Q&A session with the international press that the first model to wear the new Kia logo will be an electric crossover, which is still currently under development with the codename CV. The electric crossover was previewed in 2019 as the Imagine by Kia concept. The production version of the car will make its global debut within the first quarter of this year. As for models sold in developing markets, the new lo


Jan 15, 2021

Intipan: Kia Cerato dipandu uji, bakal dilancarkan tahun 2020?

Kelibat Kia Cerato 2020 serba baharu dilihat sedang dipandu uji di Malaysia.Terdapat kemungkinan bahawa Naza Kia Malaysia akan melancarkan model itu di sini tidak lama lagi. Mula dipertontonkan di Pameran Motor Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur 2018, perancangan awal Naza Kia adalah untuk menjual Cerato pada tahun 2019, namun pelan itu tidak kesampaian. Baru-baru ini, Naza Kia Malaysia dilihat sedang memandu uji model Cerato ini di Pulau Pinang seperti yang dilaporkan oleh rakan media Careta. Adakah ini


May 21, 2020

Spied: All-new 2020 Kia Cerato caught, Malaysia debut soon?

The all-new 2020 Kia Cerato has been caught in Malaysia, possibly hinting that Naza Kia Malaysia will be introducing the model here soon. Originally previewed at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show, the Cerato was initially scheduled to go on sale in 2019, but that did not happen. That said, it appears that Naza Kia Malaysia could be introducing the new C-segment sedan later this year, as our friends over at Careta posted photos of the all-new model in Penang. Power is expected to be


May 21, 2020

Kia daftar logo dan slogan baru, fokus kepada kereta elektrik?

Kia dikatakan bakal hadir dengan penjenamaan semula, sebelum ini telah dilaporkan oleh Wapcar.my. Kini, hasil daripada pendaftaran cap dagangan daripada Kia Motors, kita sedikit sebanyak dapat melihat visi dan misi Kia untuk masa hadapan. Menurut sumber, Kia telah menurunkan logo lamanya di HQ Kia yang bertempat di Korea Selatan di samping mendaftarkan cap dagangan baru dengan South Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPRIS). Hal ini bermakna slogan 'The Power To Surprise' mungkin akan diganti


Dec 31, 2020

Kia patents 'Movement that Inspires' slogan with new logo, to come in 2021?

Kia's refreshed brand identity has been brewing for sometime, and now we get a better look at it courtesy of these leaks of the Korean carmaker's new logo and slogan. According to sources, Kia has already taken the old 'Kia Motors' logo off its headquarters and recently filed for a new slogan with the South Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPRIS). This means the current slogan - 'The Power To Surprise' - is very likely to make way for 'Movement That Inspires'. Along with the new slogan, Kia


Dec 31, 2020

Kia diselamatkan Bermaz, Kia Seltos dan Kia Carnival versi CKD bakal menyusul!

Akhirnya, setelah hampir setahun tidak yakin dengan pengedar tempatannya, Kia Motor Malaysia telah mengesahkan hari ini bahawa Dinamikjaya Motors Sdn Bhd sebagai pengedar baharunya untuk Malaysia, berkuat kuasa hari ini. Syarikat berkenaan dibentuk hasil daripada perancangan strategik bersama Bermaz Auto Berhad. Selain itu, syarikat baharu yang akan dikenali sebagai Kia Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“KMSB”) juga akan dibentuk untuk tugas-tugas pemasangan model Kia yang secara tempatan (CKD). Dengan ini, Kia


Apr 1, 2021

Kia poaches ex-BMW and ex-Infiniti designer Karim Habib

After a short and tumultuous two years at Infiniti (the fallout between Carlos Ghosn and Nissan), Karim Habib has now been confirmed to have taken up a new position at Kia. Habib will start his new position as Senior Vice President and Head of Kia Design Center in October, and will be based at Kia’s global design headquarters in Namyang, Korea. Habib will oversee the work of Kia’s exterior, interior, color, and material teams, and help determine the future design strategy and direction of the Ki


Sep 10, 2019

11-seater 2020 Kia Grand Carnival to be launched in Malaysia

There’s more to look forward to from Kia this year, not only is Naza Kia getting ready to launch the Kia Seltos, they are also set to introduce an 11-seater Kia Grand Carnival LX Flexi. Basically, it’s a Grand Carnival with an extra row of seats and by the looks of it, the MPV will be launching in Malaysia very soon! A video of the 11-seater MPV was uploaded by Kia showroom in Sri Kembangan. The Grand Carnival LX Flexi fits 11 with a 2+3+3+3 seating arrangement. The video clearly shows how the f


Apr 8, 2020

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Oct. 2, 2019)

Today is Wednesday, October. 2 Local News The updated Mazda CX-5 2019 is now available The updated 2019 Mazda CX-5 is now available in Malaysia along with the new range topping 2.5-litre Turbo variant, which was previewed earlier in September. The new ranging topping 228 PS/420 Nm 2.5-litre turbocharged AWD replaces the 2.2-litre turbo diesel AWD variant. The lower range 2WD turbo diesel variant however, remains on sale. Alleged RHD Proton X50 caught on camera It appears that right-hand drive pr


Oct 2, 2019

Ex-BMW designer Karim Habib explains how the new Kia logo was created

This is it, after a year of “eye-spies” and its discovery in the Korean trademark filings, Kia has finally unveiled its all-new logo. Current design boss at Kia, Karim Habib, explains that the new logo will represent the potential of the future and hopes that the logo will be the signature of the future. Karim Habib was the Head of BMW design from 2011 to 2017. His notable work includes the BMW 7 Series F01, BMW X6, and BMW X3. He joined Kia as Senior Vice President and Head of the Kia Design ce


Jan 8, 2021

Kia EV6 revealed, first dedicated EV from Kia

Images of the upcoming Kia EV6 have been revealed ahead of its world premiere. The EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated battery-electric car, sharing the same E-GMP platform with the recently-introduced Hyundai Ioniq 5. Details on its powertrain and battery will be announced during its premiere, but Kia has taken this “reveal” opportunity to shift the focus on its new design philosophy – ‘Opposites United’. Also read: Hyundai Ioniq 5 makes world debut ‘Opposites United’ takes inspiration from the contra


Mar 15, 2021

Kia Carnival baru bakal dilancarkan? Imej acah dipertontonkan oleh Kia

Kia Grand Carnival Kia telah mula memberi gambaran awal tentang rekaan terbaru Kia Grand Carnival generasi ke 4. Minivan yang terkenal dengan tempat duduk penumpang yang ramai ini mungkin akan dilancarkan sekitar suku ketiga tahun 2020. Kia Grand Carnival turut dikenali dengan nama Kia Sedona bergantung kepada tempat. Imej acah yang dipratontonkan menunjukkan rekaan gril ‘tiger nose’ Kia yang sinonim dengan model ini. Dengan 2 juta unit terjual di seluruh dunia sejak generasi pertama, Kia Grand


Jun 18, 2020

Is that an Audi? Kia K8 records highest pre-order numbers ever

Due to launch in Korea in early April, the Kia K8 has already received the highest number of pre-orders ever among all Kia saloons. With 18,105 pre-orders received within the first day (22 March), the Kia K8 has managed to gain more than double the 7,003-unit figure obtained by the Kia K5 back in 2019. The Kia K8 is the first Kia to bear the brand’s new logo. Dimension-wise, Kia has only mentioned that the K8 measures 5,015 mm in length, which is about the length of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Powe


Mar 25, 2021

2020 Kia K5 launched in China at the Beijing Auto Show

The all-new 2020 Kia K5 has made its debut at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show to wow the crowds of China. For this generation, Kia has dropped the name “Optima” so the D-segment sedan will only be known as the “K5”. Sold by Dongfeng Yueda Kia Motors Co. (DYK), the K5 will be locally-assembled for the Chinese market. The K5 will be aimed at a young, trendsetting audience with its stylish looks and advanced technology like the sedan’s new i-GMP (innovative-Global Modular Platform) and CVVD engine. Debu


Sep 29, 2020

2020 Kia Seltos – One name, three faces, which one for Malaysia?

The Kia Seltos made its global debut back in June 2019 as Kia’s entry into the ever-growing B-segment SUV market. Being a global model, the Seltos is manufactured across several Kia production facilities, including Korea, India, and China. Barring the production facility in China that caters to the domestic market, the plants in India and Korea are responsible for various export markets. At a glance, both Indian- and Korean-built Seltos models look identical, but upon closer inspection, you will


Feb 7, 2020

Sales of Hyundai Sonata in Korea reach new low, Kia K5 sells 2x more, why so?

Sales of the Hyundai Sonata, once Korea’s most popular model, has been falling to dangerously low levels. The Hyundai Motor Group’s Asan plant, which makes the Sonata, is sitting idle for one week as inventories of the slow-selling Sonata are piling up at dealers. Production will only resume on Monday, 15th of March. Hyundai ended 2020 with 48,067 units of the Sonata sold, down 26.3 percent from the year before. Covid-19 was not an issue as Korea was one of the few major automotive market in the


Mar 12, 2021