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Flux it with a monthly car subscription plan

Instead of renting a car or financial agility packages, Flux offers either a monthly subscription or a 3-year plan for the car you pick.All you have to do is head to their website www.driveflux.com, pick a car from their wide range of selection and then pick your subscription plan.Month to month subscription plan Flux offers allows total flexibility while the 3-year for best value.Users will then be require to pick a mileage package between Lite, Standard and Unlimited. These packages offer

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 11, 2019

Covid-19: Used and recon car dealers may layoff workforce as crisis extends

Malaysian used and recon car dealers and their 50,000 plus workforce are at risk of being laid off should the Covid-19 crisis prolong for more than 2 months, according to a report by New Straits Times (NST).While dealers have braced for the impact of the Movement Control Order (MCO), the practically zero sales which leads to higher inventories, poor consumer sentiments on the economy, and high fixed operational cost are taking their toll.President of the Malaysian A

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 14, 2020

Car owners can't afford to sell their cars due to outstanding car loan balance

It turns out that it wasn’t just used car sales that saw an increase throughout the past few months, used car dealers in Johor Bahru are reporting an increase in car owners trying to sell their vehicles after the Movement Control Order (MCO) ended in June.One second-hand car shop manager Chang Keng Keong told The Star that there has been a 30 percent increase in the number of people who came to his shop enquiring for information about the disposal of their cars.This was especially apparent

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 25, 2020

Is your monthly income enough to own the 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross?

The Toyota Corolla Cross is the all-new SUV rivalling the likes of the Honda HR-V, Subaru XV, Mazda CX-30, and even the Proton X70.Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8 VThe Corolla Cross comes in two variants, the Corolla Cross 1.8 G and the Corolla Cross 1.8 V. The former starts at a price of RM 124,000 and the latter at RM 134,000.How much money to put aside for a Toyota Corolla Cross?Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8 VThis depends on what variant you opt for and how the parameters of the financing service (amount

Arif

Arif

Apr 3, 2021

2020 Honda City – What’s the minimum monthly salary to get a loan?

A couple of weeks ago, Honda Malaysia finally launched the all-new 2020 Honda City, replacing the GM6-generation model that was introduced back in 2014.Unlike the aspirational Honda Civic, the Honda City is aimed a more price-conscious crowd.In this article, we will take a look and see how much you need to earn before you can buy and maintain a Honda City.How much do I need to make?Take for example the entry-spec Honda City 1.5 S (RM 74,191, on the road, excluding insurance), the monthly repayme

Eric

Eric

Oct 18, 2020

2020 Honda Civic – What's the minimum monthly salary to get a loan?

Ever since Honda Malaysia introduced the tenth-generation Honda Civic a few years ago, it proved to be a very popular model. The facelifted Civic was introduced earlier this year, keeping it fresh for a couple more years.It's an aspirational car for a lot of young buyers, attracting many who can barely afford the car.So in this article, we will take a look and see how much you need to earn before you can afford to buy and maintain a Honda Civic.Taking the entry-level Civic 1.8 S (RM 109

Eric

Eric

Oct 6, 2020

Perodua Bezza – How much is the monthly payment?

If you’re shopping for an entry-level sedan, chances are you’re deciding between the Proton Saga and the Perodua Bezza.Here’s a low-down on the Perodua Bezza to help you decide if it’s the right car for you.For starters, the Perodua Bezza is Perodua’s first-ever sedan. It goes head-to-head against the Proton Saga in the A-segment sedan market.Pros and ConsThe biggest party piece of the Perodua Bezza is its best-in-class fuel economy. When we sampled the updated Bezz

Eric

Eric

Sep 7, 2020

Perodua Myvi – How much to maintain, what's the monthly payment?

For those shopping for a B-segment hatchback, the default option for many Malaysians is the Perodua Myvi.The other alternative is the Proton Iriz, but we’ll get into that later.In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the Perodua Myvi’s pros and cons, as well as the estimated monthly payment to see if it’s the right car for you.Pros and ConsHeadlining the Perodua Myvi is its value-for-money preposition. For a car that costs less than RM 53k, the potential buyer does g

Eric

Eric

Sep 11, 2020

Court says car park operators liable for car thefts!

The Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that the management of a car park is liable of negligence rendering disclaimers of exemption clauses posted by the car park non-viable.Sunway Parking Services Sdn Bhd was ordered to pay about RM 117,000 of damages to Euro Rent A Car Sdn Bhd in the case where the rental car company’s vehicle was stolen from the premises.This means that car park disclaimer notices posted at various locations of a parking lot informing visitors that the mana

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 8, 2020

What’s the resale value of a Proton X70? Flux has an alternative

The Proton X70 was first launched in December 2018, as a fully imported (CBU) model from China. Slightly more than one year later, the locally-assembled (CKD) model was launched in February 2020, with a new transmission but hardly any change in price. The range topping Premium X model is priced at RM 122,800.Barely two years on the market, it’s still too early to gauge the resale value of a Proton X70. Yes there are quite a number of units listed on used car classifieds, but it’s sti

Hans

Hans

Aug 7, 2020

Do you know how much are you losing on your car every month? GoCar Subs has a message for you

The actual cost of owning a car is a lot higher than just your monthly instalments, and we’re not talking about insurance or maintenance, itself already a big chunk of a car’s total ownership cost.Beyond maintenance, depreciation is the biggest ‘cost’ for a car owner. However, very few see it that way because it’s not something that you feel until you have to sell your car. It’s like losing money on stocks; it’s paper loss until you actually sell it, whi

Hans

Hans

Sep 12, 2020

Honda Malaysia and SoCar provides 50 Honda Citys for frontliners

Honda Malaysia has collaborated with SoCar to provide 50 units of Honda City for Honda customers working at the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.Frontliners (who are also Honda owners) who are unable to access their vehicles during this period will be able to use these Honda Citys for 1 month as a temporary mobility solution for them to carry out their duties.The fleet of Honda City will be provided by SoCar, the car-sharing platform, and all rental charges will be borne by

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Apr 23, 2020

Proton X50 sets record for highest monthly sales for any SUV in history – 3,345 units

Even as we enter into 2021, it seems that the hype of the Proton X50 has not yet died down with Proton announcing 3,345 units of the B-segment SUV sold in February. With that figure, the Proton X50 achieved the highest monthly sales for any SUV in Malaysian history.Overall, Proton’s February sales were very much positive with 11,873 units sold in that month, nearly doubling that of January’s sales (5,964 units).Also read: Proton’s market share at 7-year high - 27.1 %, 8,141 uni

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 8, 2021

Renault Subscription plan turns one - named Malaysia's Car Subscription Company of the Year 2020!

Renault has been named Malaysia Car Subscription Company of the Year at the 2020 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards for its Renault Subscription programme, a year after the programme celebrates its first anniversary.Launched in August last year, the programme was designed to offer an alternative to vehicle ownership beyond the traditional hire-purchase model as well as car sharing and rental options available.“We are delighted to have received this prestigious accolade

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 24, 2020

How to get your car loan approved? Here are 5 things that affect your chances

In 1949, the loan tenure for a VW Beetle was 12 months with an interest rate of 9 % per annum. Things have changed. In Malaysia today, car loan tenures are usually of 5,7, or even 9 years with interest rates hovering around 3% per annum (calculated on principal). Cars are getting more expensive and are almost impossible to purchase without using a loan.But is taking a car loan a bad financial decision? Well, it depends on your financial circumstances (mainly your income), how much you benefit fr

Arif

Arif

Jan 28, 2021

Critics can keep quiet. Perodua has just set its highest ever monthly sales in 26 years

You can say that you want about Perodua. Good if you like the company, but the company couldn’t be bothered if you think lowly of its budget cars anyway.Since launching the first Kancil in 1994, the company has developed a laser-like focus on its customers, giving them what they want, which turns out to be just very regular cars that are cheap to buy, cheap to run, cars that go about their duties with zero drama.Perodua ended September by recording its highest ever monthly sales of 25,035

Hans

Hans

Oct 14, 2020

BMW and MINI owners can now renew their insurance with BMW Malaysia online

BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia introduces the i-Renewal digital service for the BMW MINI Comprehensive Motor Insurance Programme. The new service is a simplified programme that allows customers to renew their motor insurance with just a few clicks at any time of the day.The new i-Renewal service is provided in collaboration with Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad. It is part of BMW Malaysia Group’s efforts to further improve the convenience of the ownership experien

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 1, 2020

Renault’s subscription plan is a commitment-free alternative to car ownership

No depreciation cost, maintenance or insurance cost – all covered Return the car after 1 or 2 years Switch between a 5-seater Captur or a 7-seater Koleos at no extra charge Mileage cap applies - 20,000 km per annum, but extended mileage can be purchasedTC Euro Cars, the official distributor of Renault vehicles in vehicles in Malaysia have announced a novel alternative to the traditional car financing model.Dubbed ‘Renault Subscription,’ the plan allows customers to drive away

Robert

Robert

Jul 30, 2019

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 pl

Eric

Eric

Dec 5, 2019

Maintenance, insurance, tyres included, Toyota Kinto One's subscription in Malaysia from RM 1,678/month

The Toyota Kinto One car subscription service, which has already been rolled out in parts of Europe, Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan, is now in Malaysia. Kinto One is an all-inclusive, fixed monthly payment, car subscription plan. The fixed monthly subscription covers registration of the vehicle, annual comprehensive insurance and road tax, periodic maintenance as well as preventive maintenance.Subscription period comes in either two years or three years and once the subscription period is comple

Eric

Eric

Jan 18, 2021

Sell your car to GoCar Subs, then continue to drive it or upgrade it

Though launched in 2019, GoCar’s subscription programme is relatively low-key next to the brand’s on-demand car-sharing service. But one year later, GoCar has not only revamped their entire subscription programme but expanded it and rebranded it as GoCar Subs.GoCar Subs now offers an extended fleet of vehicle options from sedans, SUVs, MPVs and even a pick-up truck. The fleet consists of cars made up of various brands including Perodua, Proton, Nissan, Toyota, Honda and even continen

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 30, 2020

New or used car, which should you buy after MCO?

The Movement Control Order (MCO) in place to control the Covid-19 pandemic has put a huge speed bump on the various economic sector.The automotive industry has come to a complete halt as JPJ (Road and Transport Department Malaysia) has yet to resume new private vehicle registration (services related to commercial vehicles are available).It’s only a matter of time before consumers can go out and purchase their next perfect car. But with the soft economy that will prolong for the forese

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

May 24, 2020

Renault Clio overtakes Volkswagen Golf as Europe’s best-selling car

According to Jato Dynamic’s monthly report, the Renault Clio, with 24,915 units registered, has dethroned the Volkswagen Golf, which recorded 24,735 registrations, as the best-selling car in Europe in February 2020.Based on the collected statistics, the effect of Covid-19 has yet affected car sales in Europe the previous month. February registered a 7 percent drop in car sales compared to 7.6 percent in January though analysers are anticipating a larger drop in coming months.But the more s

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 2, 2020

Buying your first car? Here’s what you need to know

First car is like your first love; you’ll get excited about it, make mistakes along the way, discover your likes and dislikes, but you’ll always remember it and depending on the situation, you’ll realise that money seems to be flowing out rather quickly.Which is why it is important to know what you’re getting into when you buy your first car, because it's not as simple as merely paying the monthly installments and refueling the car.Let’s start with mai

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 14, 2019

Ridiculous lack of data is another reason why Malaysia’s car industry cannot progress

Market intelligence forms the basis of any company’s ability to make reliable forecasts and volume planning. Without it, the company is merely shooting in the dark.What is the projected sales mix between the S, E, and V variants of the Honda City? What’s the monthly sales volume? What’s the colour demand trend?All these questions need to be answered at least 6 months in advance because that’s how the manufacturing industry works.Most of the world’s manufacturing pla

Hans

Hans

Feb 16, 2021

6-month moratorium on bank loans – what does it mean for your car loan?

Bank Negara Malaysia have announced a 6-month moratorium for all bank loans except credit card balances, starting 1 April 2020. The moratorium is basically a temporary freeze on loan repayments.However, do remember that the moratorium applies only to loan repayments. Interests will continue to accrue every month as usual.Also, the moratorium applies only to loans that have not been in arrears (all previous payments owed paid in full) for more than 90 days as of 1 April 2020.How does the 6-month

Hans

Hans

Mar 25, 2020

Perodua Myvi awarded best city car by Indonesia’s Gen-Z

The Perodua Myvi is Malaysia’s most popular car but in Indonesia, the Myvi does not enjoy the same popularity. However, the car might have scored a new generation of fans.The King, which is badged as the Daihatsu Sirion in the archipelago, was awarded the best city car award in the Marketeers Youth Choice Brands of the Year 2020.This was a result of a survey conducted by Marketeers with 1,300 Generation Z respondents all over Indonesia within the age of 18 to 25 years old. The majority of

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 14, 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

Buying a 2021 Toyota Innova? Here's the minimum salary required for a loan

UMW Toyota Motor has just announced the official prices of the 2021 Toyota Innova facelift in Malaysia. Prices start from RM 111,622 for the entry-level Innova 2.0 E variant and tops out at RM 129,667 for the Innova 2.0 X variant.Although there is a slight increase in prices across the board for the updated Innova, it is justifiable as UMWT has improved the safety and features of its people mover.Now, you might be thinking what’s the minimum salary needed in order to apply for a loan. Well

Eric

Eric

Jan 10, 2021

Q1 2020 global car sales down 26%, but not entirely due to Covid-19

New car sales worldwide tumbled 39 percent in March 2020, according to data compiled by market research firm Jato Dynamics. It is the biggest month-on-month drop since 1980, when Jato Dynamics began compiling vehicle sales data.Global new car sales for March 2020 totalled just 5.55 million units. The 39 percent monthly drop was bigger than the 25 percent drop registered in November 2008 during the start of the 2008/2009 global financial crisis.Across the first three months of 2020, new car sales

Hans

Hans

May 4, 2020