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Interested in a McLaren? The showroom awaits you at Glenmarie

The McLaren GT was launched in conjunction with the opening of the McLaren Kuala Lumpur showroom in Glenmarie. It is a 3S facility operated by McFarren Supercars and is at the moment, the brand’s sole retail presence in Malaysia.On the ground floor of the 420 square meter sales facility, prospective customers are able to customise their McLaren with the interactive car configurator.There’s a unique feature called the McLaren Window, which feeds live view into the

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 9, 2019

Sime Darby buka bengkel bebas pelbagai jenama untuk semua jenis kereta di Glenmarie!

Sime Darby Auto Selection sudah membuka pusat servis mereka pertama mereka untuk kenderaan pelbagai jenama di Glenmarie, Selangor. Ini adalah sebahagian daripada strategi syarikat tersebut dalam penawaran alternatif servis selepas-jualan yang baru pada tangga harga yang kompetitif dengan bengkel-bengkel lain bagi kenderaan tamat waranti.Kenderaan yang telah tamat tempoh warantinya boleh menarik nafas lega kerana pusat servis ini menawarkan kualiti servis yang sama dengan pusat servis mana-mana j

Mersita

Mersita

Dec 17, 2020

15 years ago, this Korean car invented the SUV-coupe, not BMW!

Love it or hate it, the crossover coupe segment is here to stay. Car manufacturers from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and even Volkswagen have dipped their toes into this emerging segment. Sales in 2019 have gone up according to industry analysts, especially in China where the market is saturated with them.Even Proton’s owner, Geely jumped into this opportunity with the Xing Yue in 2019. In Malaysia, you could see BMW’s X6, X4 and Mercedes’ GLE Coupe prowling on the road, scarin

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jun 29, 2020

German cars are better? Korean cars are bad? Here are top-5 myths on German vs Japanese/Korean cars.

Despite what classical economomic theories say, consumers are not the logical, rational, always calculating beings that the likes of Adam Smith say we are. We all have our own biases and prejudices and there is often very little logic behind our purchase decisions. Its exactly why the advertising industry is so big.Korean cars are bad. German cars are better than Japanese ones. CKD cars have lower quality. How many of these stereotypes/myths are true?1. German cars are safer than Japanese/Korean

Hans

Hans

May 8, 2020

This Korean professor created a self-driving car way back in the '90s! Tesla who?

Autonomous driving, or aka self-driving cars and driverless cars, is now all the range. Everybody from Tesla and Google to Mercedes-Benz and more are looking into developing autonomous cars! But before driverless cars became an ‘it’ thing, here is an autonomous car that was created back in the 1990s by a South Korean professor and his students.Also read: Watch this self-driving Perodua Axia handle the busy roads of KL!Han Min Hong, now 79, led the team that created South Korea’

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 8, 2021

Korean gov requires Hyundai and Kia to up EV sales, penalty if target not achieved

The Korean government has required Kia and Hyundai to increase the proportion of EVs and hydrogen-electric cars to over 10% from the total sales for 2021. For 2022, proportion will be raised to over 12%.This effort is in-line with the Korean governments goal to increase the number of pollution-free cars sold this year to 300,000 units.Business Korea reports that other car makers like GM Korea, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Toyota, and Audi Volkswagen are required to increase the proportion of pollution-fr

Arif

Arif

Mar 15, 2021

Kia previews latest Korean humvee concept at defence exhibition

Did you know that Kia has been building tactical defence vehicles for the Korean Army since 2016? Tactical vehicles have been a huge part of Kia, so it’s not a surprise that the company is currently showcasing 2 light tactical defence vehicles at the 2021 International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in the UAE.IDEX is the largest international defence exhibition in the Middle East and Africa. If you’ve watched the episode of Richard Hammond and the Marauder, you know that t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 23, 2021

Italian style, Korean chassis, built in Malaysia, meet the Fauxrrari F430

The Ferrari F430 is not the greatest Ferrari of all time, nor is it even the greatest Ferrari of the 2000s but spotting one on the road is pretty awesome. This, however, is not an actual Ferrari F430. In fact, let’s just call it a Fauxrrari instead because underneath this fake Italian stallion is a Korean sports car, and its built in Malaysia.Actually, scratch that, the first-gen Hyundai Coupe isn’t what you might even call a sports car in the first place. But according to the KL Pow

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 7, 2021

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

Korea’s best-selling car is not the Hyundai Sonata, but something rarely exported

The Hyundai Sonata might be the representative icon of Korean cars but you might be surprised to know that Korea’s best-selling car for 2020 is not a Hyundai Sonata, or any SUV. Instead, Korea’s No.1 selling car for 2020 is the Hyundai Grandeur.Hyundai sold 145,463 units of the Grandeur in 2020, making it the No.1 selling car in Korea, ahead of second-placed Hyundai Porter truck (95,194 units) and third-placed Hyundai Elantra (87,731 units). The Kia K5 (84,550 units) and Kia Sorento

Hans

Hans

Jan 25, 2021

Whine like a turbo - 2020 Mazda 3 Turbo left-hand drive only

So, the long-awaited 2020 Mazda 3 Turbo hot-hatch is finally launched in America and is apparently only available in left-hand drive (LHD) for now. Excuse me while I wipe away raging tears from my keyboard.Mazda announced its arrival to American shores with a sleek launch film which features the first-generation Cosmo, 787B Le Mans car, and a Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo with some added aero kits.The Mazda 3 Turbo is powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged Skyactiv-G that produces up to 253 PS and 434 Nm

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 5, 2020

Sime Darby has a new service centre for cars that are out of warranty!

Sime Darby Auto Selection has opened its first-ever service centre for multi-brand vehicles in Glenmarie, Selangor. This is part of the company’s strategy to offer a new after-sales service alternative, at a price point competitive with independent workshops, for post-warranty vehicles.Meant to complement existing after-sales service of all car brands, owners with vehicles past their warranty period will be able to enjoy the same quality of service provided by brand-specific authorised ser

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 20, 2020

You can now buy an approved pre-owned Volvo from the myTukar platform

Looks like the Volvo's used car programme also already taking its next leap. Sisma Auto Glenmarie Selekt Centre teams up with myTukar to create a new Selekt pre-owned programme to make buying an approved pre-owned Volvo much easier.Introduced in June, Sisma Auto is the first-ever Volvo Selekt pre-owned cars centre in Malaysia while myTukar is Malaysia’s fastest growing pre-owned car trading platform.With the new Selekt pre-owned programme, customers who purchase a pre-owned Volvo will

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 29, 2020

Tiada lagi tipu mileage kereta Mazda terpakai, hanya dari Mazda Anshin!

Bermaz Motor secara rasmi telah melancarkan laman web Mazda Anshin hari ini, menawarkan platform untuk pelanggan menjual atau membeli kenderaan Mazda dengan cara yang mudah, selamat dan selesa. Laman web Mazda Anshin kini menyenaraikan kenderaan milik Mazda sendiri (kereta demo) dan kenderaan terpakai daripada pelanggan yang telah menjalani pemeriksaan ketat dan disahkan oleh Mazda.Setiap kenderaan terpakai dan terpakai Mazda mesti menjalani pemeriksaan 111 titik yang komprehensif di Pusat Servi

Haris

Haris

Dec 3, 2020

SunAgata Supercars is the new Lamborghini distributor for Malaysia

Effective 1-Jan 2021, SunAgata Supercars Sdn Bhd has become the new sole distributor for Lamborghini cars in Malaysia, taking over from previous distributor JH Italia.The new team at SunAgata, a play on words of Lamborghini’s hometown SantAgata Bolognese, will be led by CEO Roland Chan.The press release from SunAgata said, “Alongside an experienced team of automotive professionals ensuring the highest quality of service at Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur, owners of Lamborghini vehicles proc

Hans

Hans

Jan 1, 2021

South Korea ups electric car subsidies in 2021, but does not help Tesla

South Korea will increase subsidies for electric vehicles in 2021, as part of the Green New Deal initiative from July 2020. The South Korean government will also install 31,500 EV charging stations and 54 hydrogen stations nationwide in 2021.Hyundai Kona ElectricAccording to a report by Pulse, up to 19 million KRW in subsidies will be offered for those who buy an electric car this year. The budget allocated for 121,000 EVs is 1.02 trillion KRW.The subsidy favours cars below 60 million KRW. Sourc

Arif

Arif

Jan 25, 2021

Ssangyong files for bankruptcy, how will this affect Berjaya’s plan for Malaysia?

Ssangyong Motor, which no longer has a presence in Malaysia but is sold in the Philippines under Ssangyong Berjaya Motor Philippines Inc, has filed for bankruptcy. This is the second time the Korean automaker went under with the first being in 2009.According to Forbes, the Korean car manufacturer missed 150 billion won (RM 550 million) in repayments to the main creditor, the Korea Development Bank (KDB) along with other foreign financial institutions.In a statement, Ssangyong Motor decided to &l

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 23, 2020

Now you can shop for a used Mazda from home with Mazda Anshin!

Bermaz Motor has just officially launched the Mazda Anshin website which gives customers a one-stop solution to sell or buy their Mazda vehicles.The Mazda Anshin website caters to Mazda’s pre-owned vehicles (company demo vehicles) and Mazda’s used vehicles that have undergone strict inspection and are certified by Mazda.Before being sold on the website, these vehicles must undergo a comprehensive 11-point inspection at selected authorized Mazda service centres in Glenmarie and Petali

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 3, 2020

Berjaya Auto Alliance announces new management team for Peugeot

Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB), the new distributor of Peugeot vehicles in Malaysia has announced a new management team to lead the joint venture between Berjaya Corporation and Bermaz Auto.BAASB, which is also the authorized after-sales service provider for Citroen and DS vehicles, will be headed current Bermaz Motor’s Director Dato Wong Kin Foo, who will take up the position of Managing Director at BAASB.Bermaz Motor is a subsidiary of Bermaz Auto, and is the distributor of Mazda

Hans

Hans

Dec 14, 2020

KPDNHEP cadang bengkel didaftarkan - tiada standard punca kualiti servis bengkel teruk!

Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna (KPDNHEP) hari ini memberikan cadangan supaya pusat selenggara dan baik pulih kenderaan didaftarkan dengan kerajaan bagi meningkatkan kualiti servis bengkel di Malaysia.Timbalan Menteri Datuk Rosol Wahid berkata, mesyuarat di kementerian tersebut telah memutuskan perkara tersebut hari ini.Datuk Rosol WahidBeliau turut menambah bahawa sudah tiba masanya untuk melaksanakan standard dalam operasi bengkel untuk menjaga kualiti servis dan ke

Haris

Haris

Apr 8, 2021

Think Hyundai cars have poor resale value? HSDM wants to fix that!

Hyundai currently makes some of the prettiest-looking cars, but it is hampered by the perception of poor resale value. Globally, you would see Hyundais plying the roads and they also score very high in reliability ratings.But here, Malaysians prefer the appeal of the mighty lambang H and its Japanese derivatives to a Korean brand. So, how true is the notion of Hyundais having poor resale value? Lets find out.For this article, we compare the fifth-gen Hyundai Elantra, the Honda Civic FB, and the

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 2, 2021

What are the factors that harm the resale value of your car?

As Malaysians, we like to squeeze as much money out of everything we own as possible. Cars generally depreciate 20 percent of its value in the first year of ownership. After that, the value of the car would drop 15 percent every subsequent year until the 10th year.By the 10th year, the car would be worth 10 percent of what it originally cost when you bought it.But depreciation value also varies according to car brands and models, as well as the geographical location, i.e, if you’re living

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 2, 2021

Owner Review: Cheaper to Own Than a Myvi? - How I Ended Up Getting the Volkswagen Polo

** This article is the personal experience of a 2015 Volkswagen Polo 1.6MPI Hatchback owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Kamal Afiq bin Kamal BahrinThis is a 2015 Volkswagen Polo 1.6MPI Hatchback that my wife bought new in 2015. It is the first car that she bought to replace her ageing family owned 2009 Perodua Viva 1.0 EZi. Upon returning from overseas and securing a job that required her to travel from Johor to Kerteh almost on a weekly basis, we wanted a car

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 10, 2020

Anyone remembers the TD 2000, the Malaysian-made retro car?

When it comes to the Malaysian automotive industry, I’m sure the most obvious one that comes across your mind would be Proton or Perodua, the former national cars. But did you know that Malaysia has a couple of niche carmakers, namely TD Cars and Bufori?Both quirky and made in MalaysiaFor now, as mentioned in the title, I’ll be focusing on the TD 2000, a product of TD Cars. It’s a replica of the classic MG TD from the 1950s, retaining the same body shape but with a more modern

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 13, 2020

Volvo SELEKT, cara jimat untuk miliki Volvo dengan bajet rendah

Nak beli kereta Volvo dengan harga yang lebih rendah lagi berbaloi?Volvo Car Malaysia telah melancarkan program kereta terpakai 360 total-care yang dipanggil Volvo SELEKT. Program ini diasaskan untuk menawarkan kecemerlangan dan kualiti yang sama seperti kereta Volvo baharu tetapi pada harga yang lebih menarik.Volvo SELEKT menjanjikan pengalaman premium bagi pelanggan melalui servis dan jaminan kualiti yang istimewa. Setiap kereta Volvo terpakai dibawah program Volvo SELEKT dijamin berumur

Mersita

Mersita

Jun 24, 2020

Slow Hyundai Sonata sales causes halt in production at Korean plant

It’s not exactly the winter sonata that Hyundai wanted but production at one of Hyundai Motor’s plant in Korea will be temporary suspended for 2 weeks. According to Koreas Yonhap News Agency, production in the Asan plant will be put on pause due to poor sales of the Hyundai Sonata.Hyundai Motor Company has released a statement on 22-Dec that work in the Asan plant will be on hold from 23-Dec 2020 to 6-Jan 2021. Besides the Sonata, the Grandeur is also produced at the same plant.COVID

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 29, 2020

Undisguised! 2021 Kia Carnival looks good inside and outside!

Last month, Kia revealed the official pictures of the 2021 Kia Carnival. We definitely agree that it is a very good-looking Grand Utility Vehicle (Kia doesn’t want you to call it an MPV), and we really can’t help but wonder if it looks as good in real life.Well, wonder no more! We got the inside scoop from our friends at Korean Car Blog who shared images of the fourth-generation Carnival doing some tests around the Namyang R&D Center completely undisguised!From these few ima

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 8, 2020

Kia Carnival 2021 nampak cantik di dalam dan juga luar!

Bulan lepas, Kia menayangkan gambar rasmi Kia Carnival 2021. Kami sangat setuju jika anda katakan yang ia Grand Utility Vehicle yang sangat ‘hensem’ (Kia enggan menggelarnya MPV). Ini membuatkan ramai tertanya-tanya bagaimana rupa sebenarnya bila dipandu di atas jalan.Tapi, sekarang dah tak perlu nak teka-teki! Kami memperoleh info eksklusif daripada rakan kami di Korean Car Blog yang berkongsi gambar Carnival generasi keempat ini yang melakukan pandu-uji di sekitar Namyang R&D C

Mersita

Mersita

Jul 9, 2020

New 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe gets Korean 'Thor Hammer' headlights?

We’ve seen spy shots of the new facelifted 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe and noticed that the facelift will feature very stylish head and tail lights, turns out we’re not wrong. Hyundai's new 7-seater SUV will feature a set of very stylish T-shaped headlamps, a vertical version of Volvo's 'Thor Hammer' motif.The teaser image from Hyundai reveals a very aggressive new look for the Santa Fe. The grille has been completely redesigned and gives the SUV a very bold look. The DRLs

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 26, 2020

In Brief: 2019 Honda Civic Type R FK8, rascal all grown up

(Model | Gallery)The Honda Civic Type R (codename FK8) is the hottest and most exciting Civic money can buy. Other than the Civic hatchback shell and cabin features, the Type R is nothing you’re your regular Civic. It is a proper hot hatch for the enthusiast to rip apart racetracks and a comfortable hatchback for the family – we’ll get to that later.How Much Is It?Manufactured at Honda’s Swindon plant in the UK, the all-new Type R is not cheap. Excise duties and taxes app

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 3, 2019