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Counterfeit vs original spare parts: How to tell?

On the surface, the air filter and spark plug you bought from your neighbourhood spare parts shop look just like the original item, except that you’ve paid just a fraction of the price you would have otherwise paid at an authorised service centre. But little do you know, the spare parts you just bought are in fact counterfeit items, not original as what the shop owner told you. Counterfeit spare parts have been floating around in the market for the longest time, but how do you identify which is


May 4, 2020

Proton acknowledges spare parts shortage problem, reaches out to customers in need

Like any organization experiencing rapid growth and change, there will be growing pains. Proton is experiencing this first hand, not just with supply issues of the very high in demand Proton X50, but also shortage in spare parts supply for its service centres. To Proton’s credit, the company has taken a very brave move to publically acknowledge the shortcomings in its after-sales services. At today’s announcement of Proton’s February 2021 sales performance, Proton said it recorded its highest ev


Mar 2, 2021

Rejoice because your Small Little Kancil will still have parts!

Good news to old Perodua model owners because Perodua has just made body parts much easier to access! Perodua has recently invested a cool RM 7 million into centralising parts production of past models. The investment goes into a new 1,600 metric tonne press stamping machine placed in their supplier IQM Sdn Bhd’s facility. The new hydraulic press will produce parts such as bonnets, side outer panels, rear outer panels, fenders, doors and roofs for past Perodua models like the first-generation My


Oct 29, 2019

Bermaz: CKD Kia Seltos and Carnival not until 2022, priority is to rebuild after-sales

Looking forward to the new, lower priced locally-assembled (CKD) Kia Seltos and Kia Carnival? Sorry but you will need to temper your expectations slightly. Bermaz Auto, the parent company of Dinamikjaya, the new distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia, revealed today that it takes between 12 to 18 months to setup a CKD project, implying that no new CKD Kia models will be launched in Malaysia in the near-term. Dinamikjaya’s immediate priority is to rebuild trust in the Kia brand, solve outstandin


Apr 2, 2021

Toyota keeps classic Supras on the road with GR Heritage Parts project

Toyota will be remaking spare parts for their classic Toyota Supra (A70 and A80) and reselling them in Japan and overseas markets through their Gazoo Racing (GR) Heritage Parts Project. The GR Heritage Parts project reproduces and remanufactures long-discontinued spare parts for the classic Supra models. Toyota aims to make this as easy as possible - buyers can get their heritage parts from their local Toyota dealer or a GR Garage. So what’s available for purchase right now? Check out the table


Jul 2, 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 several academi


Mar 16, 2021

Does the Perodua Ativa (D55L) come with a spare wheel?

Although spare wheels are no longer offered in many premium cars (replaced with either run-flat tyres or tyre repair kits), spare wheels are still important for consumers shopping at the lower-end of the price spectrum. Prior to the Perodua Ativa’s (D55L) local launch, many Facebook users were saying that the Perodua Ativa doesn’t come with a spare wheel. This is not true. All variants of the Perodua Ativa come with a spare wheel. Full sized ones too, not those skinny 60 – 80 km/h speed limit sp


Mar 3, 2021

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

VW Group opens regional parts distribution hub in Malaysia

Volkswagen Group has opened a new regional parts distribution centre in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor which will serve as the genuine parts supply chain to 21 markets across the Asia Pacific region. At 50,000 square metres, the new regional parts distribution centre is larger than its predecessor. The centre contains around 65,000 genuine parts of the German group’s brands including Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, Skoda, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. International Trade and Industry

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Jan 15, 2021

Kia Sorento dan Kia Carnival bakal dilancarkan di Indonesia tahun 2021, tiada perancangan Malaysia?

Model-model kereta keluaran Korea kini semakin rancak di Indonesia. Antara model yang sudah tiba di Indonesia bagi model Kia adalah Kia Seltos dan Kia Sonet. Terbaru, Kia Sorento dan Kia Carnival pula dilihat bakal menyusul. Khabar angin berkenaan bermula apabila Kia Sorento dan Kia Grand Carnival (kedua-duanya model terbaru) didaftarkan di SAMSAT, sistem pendaftaran automobil di Indonesia. Kia Grand Carnival sebelum ini didaftarkan di bawah nama Kia Grand Sedona di Indonesia. Kia Sorento sebelu


Feb 8, 2021

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

Here's why having a spare wheel won't do you much good

An increasingly prevalent practice for carmakers nowadays is to sell buyers a car that comes without a spare wheel (wheel, in this context is tyre + rim). In its place could be run flat tyres, a tyre pressure monitor system, or a more agricultural solution like a tyre repair kit. Many buyers are up in arms because of this, grumbling that carmakers are shortchanging them, or putting more expensive solutions in place. But let's dig deeper and ask ourselves, is this a valid argument? Do you really


Mar 3, 2021

The Kia Picanto is no more in Malaysia

Kia’s popular A-segment hatchback, the Kia Picanto is no longer on sale in Malaysia. This has been confirmed by multiple dealerships around the Klang Valley. Naza Kia introduced the Picanto in 2013, but it wasn’t until 2015 when Naza Kia Malaysia introduced a new generation before the car’s nimble drive and spunky 1.2-litre engine gained widespread attention. The Kia Picanto has always been a sleeper hit as, to many small car buyers, the Picanto was the only non-national option when shopping in


Mar 13, 2020

Run flat tyres, tyre repair kits, or spare tyres. Which is best?

Your car ownership experience isn’t complete without having at least one flat tyre incident. For this, manufacturers have given us full-sized spares, space-savers, run-flat tyres, and even tyre repair kits. What you have in your car has been pre-determined by the manufacturer. The question is, which is the best? The answer depends on the type of driver you are, the type of commute you do, and where you live. Each option offers its own pros and cons. 1. Full-sized spares A full-sized spare is ide


Jun 9, 2020

Kia extends warranties for cars in 142 countries including Malaysia

Kia is the latest car brand that has announced a global warranty extension programme for its vehicles. The Kia Promise programme is designed to support Kia customers whose movements are limited and are not able to service their cars during the Covid-19 lockdown in their respective countries, Malaysia included. All Kia vehicles whose original Kia warranties that will expire between February 1 to April 30, 2020 are included in the Kia Promise programme. Their warranties will be collectively extend


Apr 14, 2020

Owner Review: The unexpected choice - Story of my Kia Forte

** This article is the personal experience of a 2013 Kia Forte 1.6 6-Speed owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Ryan Poon I currently drive a 2013 Kia Forte 1.6 6-Speed. Bought it in 2013 by my wife. Kia Forte firstly belong to my wife and that time I own a Proton Saga FLX SE. She then changed to another car end of last year. And I sold my Proton Saga and drive Kia Forte after that. Normally I drive the Forte on the weekend or when going outstation. Back then, be

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Aug 10, 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

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

After Mazda, Bermaz to also export Kia Seltos and Carnival from Malaysia

The newly formed Kia manufacturing joint venture made between Bermaz Auto Berhad and Kia Motors Corporation - Kia Malaysia Sdn Bhd (KMSB) - will become Kia’s regional manufacturing hub. It will be Kia's first manufacturing joint venture plant in Asia outside of China. Apart from China and Korea, Kia has only two other manufacturing facilities in Asia. The one in India is wholly owned by Kia Motor while the one in Vietnam is owned by Truong Hai Auto Corp (Thaco). Kia does not hold any stake in th


Apr 2, 2021

2020 Kia Seltos spied on trailer in Malaysia, launching soon?

Ahead of the 2020 Kia Seltos’ official debut in Malaysia, the B-segment SUV has been caught undisguised on a trailer. The model was first previewed at a dealer-only event back in February, indicating that Kia wants to take on the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and the upcoming Proton X50. During the preview, two variants of the Seltos were showcased: the regular and the GT Line. Separating the two variants are a dose of red highlights on the exterior, red stitching inside, unique leather seats, automat


Apr 16, 2020

Selepas Mazda, Bermaz juga akan ekspot Kia Seltos dan Carnival dari Malaysia

Syarikat pengilangan Kia yang baru saja ditubuhkan secara usaha sama antara Bermaz Auto Berhad dan Kia Motors Corporation – Kia Malaysia Sdn Bhd (KMSB) – akan menjadi hab pengilangan serantau Kia. Kia buat masa ini mempunyai hanya satu lagi fasiliti pengilangan di rantau ASEAN yang terletak di Vietnam, beroperasi sebagai pengilangan usaha sama bersama Truong Hai Auto Corp (Thaco). Walau bagaimanapun, kilang ini kebanyakannya menghasilkan kenderaan pemanduan sebelah kiri (LHD). Kilang Thaco dahul


Apr 2, 2021

Spyshot: Kia Sorento 2021 baharu ditemui di Malaysia tapi bukan untuk pelancaran!

Ketika ini Kia Malaysia dikatakan sedang mengalami peralihan pihak pengurusan. Justeru itu, tiada sebarang khabar mengenai sebarang model baharu malah penjualan Kia Seltos turut terkesan akibat daripada proses peralihan yang panjang ini. Namun apa yang menarik, Kia Sorento generasi baharu sudah ditemui di Shah Alam. Kia Sorento generasi keempat MQ4 ini adalah model terbaharu kerana model yang ada di pasaran Malaysia sekarang adalah generasi UM. Ia juga tampil sebagai model pemanduan belah kiri (


Mar 29, 2021

Naza Kia Malaysia in limbo while Peugeot moves ahead with Berjaya Auto Alliance

Earlier last week, Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB), a new company formed between Bermaz Auto and Berjaya Corp announced that it will be the sole distributor of Peugeot vehicles in Malaysia, taking over from Naza’s Nasim. Nothing was said about Kia, another brand under the ailing Naza automotive group. Berjaya Auto Alliance has until today, distanced themselves for making any statements about Kia. At the same time, Naza themselves have said that it wants to let go of the Kia business alread


Dec 7, 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

This left-hand drive Kia K9 is probably the only one in Malaysia

This Kia K9 is one of a kind in Malaysia. Imported from Korea, this left-hand drive flagship Kia sedan is part of Kia Motors Asia Pacific’s headquarters in Malaysia’s company car fleet. The Kia K9 was also sold as the Kia K900 in the US before the model was discontinued there earlier this year. In Korea, the Kia K9 is positioned just below the Hyundai Motor Group’s luxury Genesis marque. Think of it as Korea’s equivalent to Japan’s Toyota Crown – sedans aimed at conservative company management t


Apr 9, 2021

Tiada jalan mudah betulkan servis selepas-jualan Kia di Malaysia, walau dengan Bermaz

Membetulkan sokongan selepas-jualan Kia yang sudahpun rosak teruk di Malaysia adalah cabaran paling penting dan paling sukar untuk ditangani Dinamikjaya, sebuah subsidiari Bermaz Auto, yang telah mengambil alih hak pengedaran kenderaan Kia di Malaysia bermula 1 April 2021. Walaupun ramai pemilik Kia menunggu dan berharap untuk pengalaman pemilikan yang lebih baik, mereka haruslah sentiasa beringat bahawa langkah pembetulan isu legasi ditinggalkan oleh Naza Kia Malaysia (pengedar terdahulu) yang


Apr 5, 2021

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

All-new Kia Optima K5 debuts, GT Variant with 2.5L turbo and 8-speed DCT

A decade after the 2011 Kia Optima, Kia Motors has revealed its all-new Kia K5 mid-size sedan. The K5 features revolutionary design, all-new safety and performance enhanced “N3” platform, turbocharged engines, optional all-wheel drive, and high-impact technology. Going on sale this summer, the K5 will be available in four trim levels (LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX), with the adrenaline-fueled GT trim to follow later in the fall. The two turbocharged engines options offered in the K5 include: 2.5 L turbo


Jul 1, 2020

Siapa akan ambil-alih Kia di Malaysia? Peugeot maju kedepan dengan Berjaya Auto Alliance

Awal minggu lepas, Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB), sebuah syarikat baharu yang ditubuhkan antara Bermaz Auto dan Berjaya Corp mengumumkan yang ia akan menjadi pengedar tunggal bagi kenderaan Peugeot di Malaysia – mengambil alih daripada Nasim Naza. Tiada kenyataan tentang Kia, iaitu satu lagi jenama di bawah naungan kumpulan automotif Naza yang semakin tenat. Berjaya Auto Alliance, sehingga ke hari ini, menjauhkan diri mereka daripada membuat sebarang kenyataan berkenaan Kia. Pada masa ya


Dec 8, 2020

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