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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

Spend Less Than $24,000, 2020 Kia Forte GT Is Yours

As a pillar model of the brand, Kia K3 is a high cost-effective option in its market segments. Last year at ASNA, Kia officially launched a new generation of Forte, which borrows heavily from its K3 cousin. The price of the 2020 Kia Forte GT has also been exposed recently. It starts at $23,215 with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and $23,815 with a six-speed manual transmission. You know, the prices are cheaper than its cousins Hyundai Elantra Sport sedan and it will hit the mar


Aug 8, 2019

Facelifted 2021 Kia K3 (Cerato/Forte) unveiled, refreshed Elantra fighter!

Ahead of its full reveal tomorrow, Kia has taken the covers off the updated 2021 Kia K3 (Cerato/Forte). Aiming to sway prospective customers away from the Hyundai Elantra, the facelifted car sports a more streamlined design all-around. Slim LED headlights flank Kia's now-thinner signature 'Tiger Nose' grille, now appended with chrome detailing. The front end tweaks - bookended by a redesigned, sharper lower half - makes the car reminiscent of its bigger Kia K5 (Optima) sibling. It also gets a re


Apr 19, 2021

Owning a Lexus UX is easy with Lexus Next Step Plan!

Want a taste of the famed Lexus ownership experience? Perhaps you thought it would be unattainable financially? If you, like me, always adored the Lexus UX and wanted to own one, well, it just got harder to say no. Introducing the Lexus Next Step Plan. What is Lexus Next Step Plan? Lexus Next Step Plan is a financing facility tailored by Lexus Capital Services to give you peace of mind when purchasing a Lexus UX. It affords you more financial flexibility compared to traditional hire purchase loa


Feb 23, 2021

UMW memperkenalkan pembiayaan Lexus Next Step – Lexus UX serendah RM 1,938/bulan!

UMW Toyota Motor hari ini memperkenalkan "Lexus Next Step" untuk anda yang berminat dengan Lexus UX. Dihasilkan oleh Lexus Capital Services, Lexus Next Step memberikan kemudahan pembiayaan yang lebih fleksibel terhadap pelanggan yang ingin memiliki Lexus UX. Anda kini boleh membawa pulang Lexus UX varian Urban dengan hanya serendah RM 1,938/bulan. Untuk anda yang berminat, pembiayaan Lexus Next Step juga merangkumi varian Luxury dan F Sport. Harga yang termaktub adalah tanpa insurans dan termasu


Jan 13, 2021

Review: 2020 Lexus UX 200 2.0L CVT, compact SUV with BMW handling, Lexus refinement

(2020 Lexus UX Price & Specs | Gallery) When the all-new Lexus UX 200 broke covers at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, I was extremely confused with the idea of a small Lexus SUV when the Japanese premium carmaker already has the highly accomplished Lexus NX. The insatiable appetite for Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) around the world has prompt carmakers to create countless variations of SUVs – convertible SUVs are, by far, the wildest creation ever. Last year in Malaysia, the SUV market grew by 64.8%

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Mar 10, 2020

Lexus Malaysia’s service centres resume operations

Starting 22nd April onwards, selected Lexus Malaysia centres will resume after-sales operations. Lexus Malaysia is one of many car brands that will be resuming operations, including UMW Toyota centres, Cycle Carriage & Bintang, Hap Seng Star and Sime Darby Auto Hyundai. Like all other service centres that have received approval to resume after-sales operations from MITI, Lexus Malaysia will continue to observe MCO protocol so services are strictly appointment base only. Operations are still at m


Apr 23, 2020

30 years of Lexus: How it began and what is the meaning of the Lexus name?

First introduced in 1989 with the first generation Lexus LS 400, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the luxury car brand that set new standards for quality and customer service. Lexus’ story began in August 1983 at Toyota’s headquarters in Aichi, when the then Chairman of Toyota Motor Eiji Toyoda convened for top-secret meeting and posted the question, “Can we create a luxury car to challenge the very best?” The abbreviated version of Lexus’ history often credits Eiji, who is the granduncle


Sep 10, 2019

RM 249k 2021 Toyota Harrier vs RM 236k Lexus UX: Why Toyota when you can Lexus?

Perhaps the biggest news surrounding the launch of the 2021 Toyota Harrier is the demise of the 8AR-FTS turbocharged power unit. One way or another, some will moan about this, but there are solid reasons why Toyota did this. At RM 249k, the Toyota Harrier asks quite a sizeable chunk of your hard-earned money. Interestingly, the Lexus UX occupies a similar price range to the Harrier (RM 236k - 290k). Will this cause some sort of cannibalisation within the brands? Let's delve further and have a lo


Apr 13, 2021

2021 Lexus LM teased, Malaysia launch this week

Over the weekend, Lexus Malaysia teased the imminent arrival of the Lexus LM – its first-ever luxury MPV. Set to be launched on 15-April, the CBU Japan Lexus LM is priced from RM 1.15 million – that’s RM 135k more than the already-top-of-the-line Lexus LS. The Lexus LM is powered by a naturally-aspirated 3.5-litre 2GR-FKS V6 petrol engine that does 300 PS and 361 Nm, delivered to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Lexus terms the interior as 'mobile first-class lounge' a


Apr 12, 2021

Lexus Malaysia: Operasi cawangan kini berpindah ke pengedar

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) hari ini mengumumkan bahawa cawangan jenama mewahnya di Lexus Mutiara Damansara telah berpindah kepada salah satu pengedarnya bagi mempertingkatkan lagi kecekapan operasi yang bermula pada 1 Ogos 2020. Pengedar dari Hiewa Auto Gallery (Lexus) Sdn. Bhd. akan mengambil alih Lexus Mutiara Damansara. Sekaligus, ini memberi ruang kepada UMWT untuk menumpukan perhatian dan usaha penuh terhadap aktiviti-aktiviti utama yang lebih penting seperti pembangunan produk, pemasaran dan


Aug 3, 2020

Lexus trademarks new name, next car to be RZ450e?

We heard through the grapevine that Lexus has registered the name RZ450e in the USA, Europe, and Australia. This suggested that Lexus has both a new model coming soon and a possible new powertrain. Now that we have a name, we can start speculating on what it can tell us. The Z is a hint that this will be a whole new model of its own. We glanced through Lexus’ history book and noted that the brand has never used the letter Z on any models that have come before. We can’t help but wonder if this co


Aug 14, 2020

This Christmas, Lexus wants you to experience Unwrap Amazing

Lexus showrooms nationwide will be hosting an Unwrap Amazing customer experience event this weekend 7-8 December (next weekend 14-15 Dec. for Lexus Ipoh). Customers are invited to experience Lexus vehicles up close. As a token of appreciation, customers who complete a test drive will also receive a gift. All Lexus models are now equipped with Lexus Safety System advanced driving aids, which automatically brakes the car in an emergency, alert the driver when the car deviates out of its lane, main


Dec 6, 2019

RM 249k 2021 Toyota Harrier vs RM 236k Lexus UX:能买Lexus,为什么要买Toyota?

随着2021 Toyota Harrier的推出,最大的新闻或许就是8AR-FTS涡轮增压引擎的缺席了。无论如何,总会有一些人抱怨,但Toyota这样做十分合理的理由的。 Toyota Harrier要价RM 249k,不可谓昂贵。但有趣的是,Harrier与Lexus UX的价格十分相近(RM 236k - 290k)。这是否会造成品牌内部的重叠竞争?让我们深入了解,一探究竟。 价格对比(减免SST的落地价格,不包含保险费用) 车型 & 版本 价格(RM) Toyota Harrier 2.0 Luxury 249,706 Lexus UX200 Urban 236,443 Lexus UX200 Luxury 274,998 Lexus UX200 F Sport 290,335 尺寸对比 数据对比之下,Harrier的尺寸其实更大,因为它采用了TNGA-K平台上。反之,UX使用的则是更小的TNGA-C平台(Lexus只称其为GA-C)。 在进入车内后,这一差别十分明显。Harrier的空间更宽裕、更通透,而UX的车内空间仍然是一个明显的弱点。 尺寸对比 Toyota Harrie


Apr 18, 2021

One last hurrah for Lexus GS with Eternal Touring Edition

The imminent discontinuation of the Lexus GS is fast approaching in August 2020. But instead of a quiet goodbye, Lexus is sending off the mid-size luxury sedan with one last special edition known as the Lexus GS Eternal Touring Edition only for Japan. To recap, the Lexus GS has been in production for 27 years. The GS is the rear-wheel drive luxury competitor that Lexus pitted against the BMW 5-Series. After the GS is phased out, the Lexus ES will temporarily take its place though the ES is longe


Apr 28, 2020

'Teaser' Lexus IS 2021 baharu, tayangan perdana 10 Jun.

Bersaing dengan sedan-sedan kompak European FR yang lain, Lexus IS berciri mewah telah mengikuti jejak terdahulu seperti Toyota Altezza yang digemari ramai. Kini berada pada generasi ketiga, kali terakhir Lexus IS diberi facelift adalah pada tahun 2016. Tanda ‘IS’ pada kereta ini akan digunapakai pada generasi keempat iaitu Lexus IS 2021 baharu yang akan dikeluarkan nanti. Setakat ini, kita hanya dapat melihat sisi belakangnya dengan lampu brek LED yang melintang penuh gaya. Lexus IS generasi ke


Jun 5, 2020

Lexus Mutiara Damansara branch operation handed over to dealer

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has transferred operations of the Lexus Mutiara Damansara outlet to the dealer Hiewa Auto Gallery (Lexus) Sdn Bhd. This latest transfer is part of the company’s move to transfer all retail operation branches to its dealers back in October 2017. Just last month, the company transferred operations of the Section 19 Toyota 3S centre to Laser Motors while Fokus Sentral took over operations of the Toyota outlet in Cheras. With Hiewa Auto taking over operations of the Mutiara D


Aug 4, 2020

Nikmati penjimatan sehingga RM47,000 apabila anda membeli Lexus baru!

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), pengedar kenderaan Toyota dan Lexus di Malaysia telah mengumumkan harga terkini untuk model kereta Lexus mulai 15 Jun 2020. “Produk Toyota kini lebih berpatutan berbanding sebelum ini. Pelanggan mesti mengambil kesempatan ini untuk menaik taraf atau membeli Toyota yang baru. Semua pelepasan dari struktur cukai baharu telah dimasukkan ke dalam harga baru demi kepentingan terbaik pelanggan kami. Perubahan harga berbeza antara barisan model CKD dan CBU. " ujar Ravin


Jun 15, 2020

This Lexus-inspired Innova sure looks INNOVA-tive!

Ever saw your Toyota Innova on the driveway and thought of transforming it into a Lexus? Well, now you can turn those dreams into reality with this neat body kit! Someone in Vietnam thought that it was unfair that only the Alphard got the Lexus makeover, so why not the humble Innova too? And that’s exactly what they did. This Toyota Innova Crysta as it is called in some markets like India and Thailand was found online by the Vietnamese site, Zing News. It is only visual modifications for this Le

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Jul 7, 2020

Malaysian converted his Toyota Alphard into a Lexus LM!

The owner of this Toyota Alphard couldn’t wait for Lexus Malaysia to bring the car to Malaysia, or he could just be on a budget, so he converted his Alphard to look like the Lexus LM! The video uploaded on the modification shop’s Facebook showed us that everything on the outside of the Alphard has been converted to look like the Lexus LM. From the stylish headlights to the massive front grille, all the way to the side skirting and rear-end, the converted Lexus LM sure do look convincing. The sho


Jun 24, 2020

Leaked: Could this be the all-new 2022 Lexus NX?

Photos of what appear to be the all-new, second-generation Lexus NX have surfaced onto social media sites. According to a report by Creative311, a Facebook user has posted photos of Lexus’ upcoming luxury SUV. Looking at the photos, it is evident that that the all-new Lexus NX is inspired by the Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept, including the radical new front-end and sleek rear-end (all-new Toyota Harrier, anyone?). The Japanese publication also mentioned that the all-new Lexus NX will be built on


May 12, 2020

New Lexus RX launched in Malaysia – priced from RM 399,888

Lexus Malaysia has just introduced the new RX, a mid-life update for its popular mid-sized luxury crossover. Prices for the new Lexus RX are as follow: RX 300 Premium – RM 399,888 RX 300 Luxury – RM 424,888 RX 300 F Sport – RM 439,888 Compared to the model it replaces, the new RX 300 Premium is RM 5,112 cheaper, but both the RX 300 Luxury and RX 300 F Sport are RM 888 pricier than before. Lexus Malaysia has also dropped the RX 350 and RX 450h variants of its crossover in an effort to streamline


Sep 10, 2019

Consumer survey: Lexus NX and CT200h are UK’s most reliable cars

According to a survey by the UK’s largest consumer body Which?, Lexus is UK’s most reliable car brand, ahead of second-place Toyota. Which?’s latest survey of 47,000 UK motorists, covering almost 59,000 individual vehicles revealed zero faults with the Lexus CT200h and a near-perfect performance for the Lexus NX. The results covered vehicles from new to three years old and three to eight years old. In announcing the survey results, Which? added “Got the money for a Lexus? Do it. You might just f


Sep 8, 2020

Audi A6 falls behind Lexus ES in global sales rankings

Despite being an all-new model, the latest C8 generation Audi A6 hasn’t been as well received by customers as Audi had hoped. The all-new Audi A6 made its global debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. In that same year, the Lexus ES, also a new generation model and now riding on Toyota’s TNGA-K platform, also made its debut at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. 2019 was the first full-year sales for both models. According to the latest data compiled by Felipe Munoz (Twitter handle @lovecarindustry) of Ja


May 27, 2020

Next-gen 2022 Lexus NX spied doing development testing in Japan!

The current Lexus NX was groundbreaking in many ways. It was the first Lexus that had a turbocharged heart, and Lexus' first foray into the luxury compact SUV (before things got even more compact with the UX). However, it's been around since 2015, and is getting long in the tooth. The good news is, an all-new Lexus NX has been spied doing development testing. According to a source, the development mule was spotted in a car park in Shizuoka City, Japan. Does this mean an imminent announcement is


Apr 14, 2021

Lexus has sold over 5 million luxury SUVs and crossovers to date

After 31 years in the luxury vehicle business, Lexus is proud to have achieved a new milestone. As of the summer of 2020, the company has since sold 5 million SUVs and crossovers globally. The first SUV that Lexus first introduced was the Lexus LX back in 1996, but it wasn’t before the RX launched in 1998 that the company’s luxury SUV took off and quickly became a household name. In many ways, Lexus is the first luxury brand to start offering consumers with luxury SUVs. Now, SUV sales make up ab


Aug 25, 2020

New Lexus RX – we show you what's new for 2019

Lexus Malaysia recently introduced the new RX here in Malaysia, giving its mid-sized luxury crossover a much-needed update. Now let’s take a side-by-side look of the new RX with the model it replaces. Up front, new ‘triple beam’ LED headlights flank Lexus’ iconic spindle grille. These headlights are also slimmer in profile than the outgoing units, but you’d be hard pressed to differentiate them. Apart from that, the front fog lights have been repositioned to the edges of the bumper. The F Sport


Sep 13, 2019

New 2020 Lexus LS debuts, now with AI-powered ADAS features

Lexus just took the covers off the new 2020 Lexus LS facelift in Japan, giving its flagship model several new features. It will go on sale in Japan in late-2020. The biggest highlight of the updated Lexus LS is the inclusion of Lexus Teammate – its AI-powered ADAS suite that allows the car to drive on its own – including performing peripheral recognition, estimating vehicle position, adjust speed, and overtaking other vehicles. The driver is freed from operating the accelerator, brakes, and stee


Jul 7, 2020

Lexus LX570: Dari RM 1.2 juta, dibuka untuk tempahan. Pesaing Lamborghini Urus?

Jika anda sedang mencari sebuah kenderaan SUV yang mewah, selalunya anda akan menemui model-model yang didatangkan daripada barisan jenama-jenama continental. Namun, kini anda mempunyai sebuah lagi model untuk dipertimbangkan. Lexus adalah sebuah jenama mewah di bawah naungan Toyota Group. Sebut sahaja Toyota, pasti anda akan bayangkan sebuah jenama kereta terbesar dunia. Oleh itu, tidak keterlaluan jika kami cadangkan Lexus LX570 sebagai kenderaan SUV mewah anda. Lexus LX750 merupakan sebuah SU


Aug 23, 2020

Ringkasan: Lexus RX 300 2019 - Suspensi udara tidak diperlukan

Lexus RX 300 telah diberi penambahbaikan pada tahun lalu dan moniker 200t telah diganti kepada 300, tetapi tren kuasa tetap tidak berubah. Ketiga-tiga varian RX 300 iaitu (Premium, Luxury, dan F-Sport) didorong oleh enjin 4-silinder 2.0-liter berkuasa turbo yang menghasilkan 238 PS dan 350 Nm tork. Kuasa disalurkan oleh keempat-empat roda melalui automatik 6-kelajuan. Yang kami terima adalah varian F-Sport, yang berharga RM 424,187 (tanpa SST). Apa kebaikan dan kelemahannya? Seperti semua model


Aug 7, 2020