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Top 5 brand new fuel-efficient cars in Malaysia that aren’t Perodua

To most average Malaysians, one of the key factors in buying a car is good fuel economy and for a lot of them, the choice is obvious: Perodua. It’s a no-brainer really, they’re cheap but reliable and fuel-efficient.There’s no denying that Peroduas like the Bezza and Axia are the go-to choice for fuel-efficient automobiles but at WapCar, we want to stand out. Besides, what’s wrong with spreading out your options? With that out of the way, here are 5 brand new fuel-efficien

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Aug 5, 2020

VW Passat as efficient as Axia? Top 5 cars tested with lowest fuel consumption - WapCar Ratings

At WapCar.my, we put every car through the scrutiny of Ratings tests. Every aspect such as driving performance, fuel consumption, or even price and maintenance are evaluated accordingly. To date, we have sampled well over 40 cars and you can check out the full Ratings list here.In this article, well go through the top 5 cars with the lowest fuel consumption during our tests.Before we start, do note that our method of testing relies on the fuel station’s pump, which in turn relies on pressu

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Apr 15, 2021

How fuel efficient is the Toyota Yaris?

The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated heart of the 2019 Toyota Yaris is a familiar unit. The 2NR-FE engine is one that powers the Toyota Vios and has been in use since UMW Toyota gave the sedan an update in 2016. Back then, UMW claims that the new engine was an effort for better fuel efficiency, and the Yaris definitely proves itself to be a fuel sipping car. Mated to a CVT with seven sequential gears, the Yaris’ engine produces 107 PS and 140 Nm, 13 PS less than Honda Jazz. It&

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Feb 10, 2020

Ratings: 2020 Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P - Most spacious but not the most fuel efficient

Cars competing in the C-segment saloon category include the Toyota Corolla Altis, the Mazda 3, and the Honda Civic. The 1.5-litre turbocharged Civic is assembled in Malaysia and is competitively priced. To commence the WapCar ratings of our C-segment saloons, we begin with the Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P.Looking at the scoring matrix, the Honda Civic is a rather balanced all-rounder, with good scores in all departments.Driving Performance (36.5/50 pts) - Powerful engine & good brakes

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Sep 19, 2020

How fuel efficient is the 2020 Perodua Bezza?

The 2020 Perodua Bezza made its debut with two carry-forward engines, 1.3-litre engine and 1.0-litre engine. We already know the Bezza is well know for its fuel efficiency but there weren't any official real world numbers. So, we decided to take the Bezza AV 1.3-litre variant for a spin to test out just how much the updated A-segment sedan's fuel consumption. The Bezza’s 1.3-litre DVVT-i petrol engine produces 95 PS and 121 Nm. The engine has since pro

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Mar 19, 2020

Watch: Toyota Vios driver’s hilarious rant about built-in fuel-efficient podium display

Since its launch, the radically different 2019 Toyota Vios facelift has been spoiling us with the latest technologies and safety systems. One of the new updates includes a 4-inch TFT display in the instrument cluster that shows all the important information about the car, including the fuel consumption of each drive.The Toyota Vios and the 2019 Toyota Yaris’s TFT display doesn’t just show you a comparison of the fuel consumption of each trip, it also has a podium display comparison o

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Jun 16, 2020

Eco Idle makes the already fuel efficient Perodua Bezza even more efficient

The Perodua Bezza has an inherently efficient engine - a unit from the NR family of engines - which is shared with various Toyota models and boasts the use of dual VVT-i, Teflon coating for the pistons, and iridium spark plugs.Pardon the technical stuff but what those mean is that the engine is able to sip fuel sparingly. On top on those, the Perodua Bezza comes with Eco Idle which is Perodua’s term for start-stop system. It is the cheapest car on sale to

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Oct 26, 2019

The 7-speed wet DCT makes the 2020 Proton X70 CKD faster and more fuel efficient

The locally-assembled (CKD) 2020 Proton X70 is now officially launched and the biggest change to the popular SUV is the change to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), replacing the conventional 6-speed torque converter automatic.The new transmission bears the codename 7DCT330 and is developed in-house by Geely. It’s a wet-clutch type unit with 7 forward ratios. The DCT is quoted to be able to withstand up to 330 Nm of torque, hence 330.This DCT is used in over 10 different models acro

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Feb 12, 2020

The 7 most reliable engines in Malaysia, which cars have them?

A modern day’s car engine is typically developed to have a service life of around 15 years/250,000 km, provided that you diligently follow the recommended maintenance habits listed in the owner’s manual. Of course, there are many cars that can do a lot more.The problem with looking for a reliable engine is that they are often the ones with the least features. There are no two ways about it – with greater complexity and finer the tolerances, there is a higher probability of thin

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Jul 3, 2020

Pros and Cons: 2020 Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P – Great value, not the most efficient though

You may have seen renders or the teaser for the upcoming 11th generation Honda Civic, but its still a while away before it reaches our shores and the current 10th generation Honda Civic is still very much relevant.If youre shopping for a C-segment sedan, the 2020 Honda Civic will likely be on your shortlist. Heres a list of its pros and cons to assist in your buying decision.Pros - Most powerful in its classThe 2020 Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P is the most powerful in its segment, with 173 PS/220 Nm fro

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Nov 17, 2020

What's the Toyota Vios' fuel consumption in real-world driving?

The 2019 Toyota Vios is powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder Dual-VVTi engine with a codename 2NR-FE that produces 107 PS and 140 Nm of torque. It is linked to a CVT with 7 virtual ratios. Toyota claims improved fuel consumption compared to the previous powertrain, but by how much? Read on to find out the 2019 Toyota Vios fuel consumption.The current powertrain combo was first introduced in the updated Vios in 2016, which replaced the ancient 1NZ-FE VVT-i engine with a 4-speed auto that was already

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Jan 27, 2020

Hyundai Ioniq discontinued in Malaysia – Goodbye fuel and safety king

For many Malaysians wanting a brand-new pure hybrid car, the Hyundai Ioniq is one of the few choices for those wanting to drive green. However, it appears that the model has been dropped for the Malaysian market.Aussie-spec Ioniq facelift shownA quick search on Hyundai’s website shows that the Ioniq is absent from its model line-up. Though some markets including Australia and Singapore have received the facelift, there has been no news for its arrival in Malaysia.The locally-assembled (CKD

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Feb 3, 2021

Ratings: 2020 Honda City 1.5 L V - No AEB, but fuel efficient and practical

The aptly named Honda City is one of the most popular city cars in Malaysia. Its latest iteration was revealed in 2020, powered by a new 1.5-litre DOHC engine.Although the Honda City RS i-MMD is yet to have an official price, the new Honda City 1.5L V, E, and S are already increasing in numbers on Malaysian roads.As always, well put it through our very own WapCar Rating system to break things down for you.Lets see where it stands in the B-segment saloon category, against the Nissan Almera, Toyot

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Jan 16, 2021

Pros and Cons: Honda City 1.5V – Still the most spacious but why no AEB?

We’ve previously discussed why we think the V variant of the Honda City is the pick of the range at the moment. That is, until the RS gets its official pricing. Anyway, here’s a recap of the Honda City and its variants.For now, this is the top of the line and if you’re in the market for one, we’ve rounded up the list the pros and cons for you.Pros Supple ride Most spacious in class Honda LaneWatch system Fuel-efficientCons Handling doesn’t inspire confidence Higher

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Feb 14, 2021

Ratings: 2020 Nissan Almera 1.0L Turbo VLT - More fuel efficient than an Axia?

The 2020 Nissan Almera has evolved significantly from its predecessor - it is better looking, more refined, and burns less fuel.While it had impressed us in this years COTY mega test drive, we have to run it through our standardised WapCar rating system to see where it stands in its segment.Lets begin.2020 Nissan Almera: Driving Performance - 31/50 pts, the 1.0-litre turbo packs ample power 2020 Nissan Almera 1.0 Turbo VLT - Facts and Figures Engine 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo Trans

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Dec 26, 2020

Ratings: Which is the most spacious? Vios, City, Almera, or Persona?

B-segment sedans are still the choice of many when it comes to family cars. And in Malaysia, the choices for B-segment sedans are Honda City, Proton Persona, Toyota Vios, or Nissan Almera.Among these choices, which is the best option, you might wonder? A criterion for some of us is downright fuel efficiency or cost of purchase. But what about practicality? What about interior space?Well, in this article we will talking about that and only that – Which of the B-segment saloons is the most s

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Apr 16, 2021

Can you save fuel by doing aero modifications?

The Honda Civic EG hatchback, or “Bullet”, is a good-looking and rather sought-after car in Malaysia. This entry has no intention of offending Civic fans.The contraption you see in the picture above and below is a “Hyper-miler” Honda Civic EG called the “Aero-Civic”. It was built by Mike Turner, an EcoModder from USA. Pictures of his car are obtained from his webite (aerocivic.com)Before we go on, let’s first understand what Hyper-Miling is.Hyper-Miling

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Jun 27, 2020

Used pasar malam vehicles are the most popular second-hand cars! Which should you get?

The Covid-19 pandemic has left many struggling financially in its wake, it doesnt help that our country has once again reinstated the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) thanks to the third wave of the pandemic. With no light at the tunnel just yet. many are turning towards a different method of earning. The most common business that many has turned to is the car boot sale concept. So, here’s a guide of the best 4-wheeled companion to set up that stall of your dreams.We understand th

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Nov 21, 2020

Proton X50 fuel consumption – 6.1L/100 km, over 730 km range

The Proton X50 will very likely be the national carmakers next model launch but dont expect it to appear in showrooms anytime soon.Proton X50 Engine SpecWe all know that the new compact crossover SUV will be based on the Geely Binyue and the Malaysian market will most certainly feature the 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.In China, the Binyue is offered with a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol but thats mated exclusively to a 6-speed manual tra

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Nov 18, 2019

Malaysia begins sale of B20 biodiesel. What cars can use B20? Should you fuel up with B20?

B20 biodiesel, a biofuel blend consisting of 20 percent palm methyl ester (PME) and 80 percent diesel will be introduced in stages nationwide between now until June 2021. The B20 blend will be used only on the subsidized Euro 2M diesel. The higher priced Euro 5 diesel will remain as B7.According the Malaysian Ministry of Primary Industries, B20 biodiesel has already gone on sale in Langkawi and Labuan since January 2020. Sale of the biofuel will be expanded to Sarawak by April 2020, Sabah by Aug

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Feb 20, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD fuel consumption test, 7.6L/100km possible?

The 2020 Proton X70 CKD is powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 184 PS and 300 Nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Proton claims the X70 CKD returns 7.6-litre/100 km, so we put it to the test.All tyres were inflated according to the manufacturers recommended tyre pressure of 230 kPa (cold tyres) for all four tyres. Then the Proton X70’s 60-litre fuel tank was brimmed.Driving behaviour was as per a normal driver, accelerating and b

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Feb 20, 2021

Top-10 value for money CKD cars to take advantage of sales tax exemption

Effective 15-June until 31-December 2020, the government will completely waive the 10 percent sales tax for locally-assembled (CKD) cars. Imported cars will still need to pay sales tax, but only at half of the original rate, at 5 percent.Some companies like Perodua have since announced that they will be absorbing the sales tax from today 15-June. Many banks have also reduced their interest rates.Whether should you buy a car now or not is a different topic altogether. There’s a Malay saying

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Jun 10, 2020

Top-3 most powerful cars with a 3-cylinder engine

Previously, we’ve explained why manufacturers continue the use of 3-cylinder engines. Fuel-efficiency and emission are among the top reasons, but what if they decide to extract every bit of performance from a 3-cylinder engine?So without further ado, here are the current top-3 most powerful cars, which are either on sale or will be on the market, with a 3-cylinder engine.BMW i8, from RM 1,408,800The BMW i8 is actually more than 6 years old now and it still looks like it belongs in a s

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Apr 15, 2020

2019 Proton Persona 1.6L fuel consumption, 5.03L/100 km achievable?

During the Proton 1 Tank Adventure back in 2019, the lowest fuel consumption recorded in the 2019 Proton Persona 1.6L was 5.03-litre/100 km. However, the drivers were most definitely hypermiling the Persona with the air conditioning off and whatnot. We’ve tested it in normal conditions and here’s our result.As per our SOP (it has always been constant), all tyres were inflated according to the manufacturers recommended tyre pressure. Then the Proton Persona’s 40-litre fuel tank

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Feb 27, 2021

Which country makes the most cars? Where does Malaysia stand?

Have you ever wondered which country produced the most cars? Where does Malaysia rank amongst these countries? Well, in 2019, Malaysia ranked amongst the top 25 countries that produced the most vehicles with a total of 571,632 units.The number comes courtesy of the International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers’ (OICA) production statistics. Top 25 car producing countries of 2019 Country Total China 25,720,665 USA 10,880,019 Japan 9,684298

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Dec 17, 2020

320 PS/litre! Top-5 cars with the most horsepower per litre

Engine specific output is typically measured by power-per-litre. It shows how efficient an engine is at producing power relative to its size. In the past, 100 PS-per-litre was considered the holy grail, only found in supercars or high-performance sports cars. Now, especially with turbocharging, it has become a lot more common and some even go far beyond it.So, here are 5 cars that pretty much says, “size doesn’t matter.”Ford GT – 191 PS-per-litreRecently updated

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Jun 3, 2020

What are the most expensive cars launched in 2020?

2020 is quite a challenging year but as the saying goes, the show must go on. And went on it did as Malaysia saw around 80 models launched this year.Despite movement restrictions for almost the whole year, that is still an impressive number all things considered. But while we have a list featuring 15 of the most important cars of the year, this time, we’re going to focus on most expensive cars that were launched in 2020.We’ll focus on 10 and some might have been sold out by the time

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Dec 19, 2020

Perodua Ativa (D55L) fuel consumption, lower than Proton X50 & Aruz, up to 680 km per tank

The 2021 Perodua Ativa (D55L) SUV is now open for booking and Perodua has very graciously announced the preliminary specification of their latest Proton X50 competitor.One of the details that they’ve announced is the powertrain. The Ativa will be powered by the 1KR-VET 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol paired to a CVT automatic just like the Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky.While Perodua did not disclose the output figures of their Ativa just yet, in Japan this engine makes 98 PS and 140 Nm

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Feb 20, 2021

Toyota tops list of cars kept beyond 15 years, Prius owners most satisfied

Seven out of the top 10 car models kept by US car owners for 15 years or longer are made by Toyota, according to data compiled by car-focused search engine iseecars.com, which has tracked over 660,000 cars sold in the US between 1981 and 2005 for this study. Top 10 Brands Owners Keep for 15 Years or More Toyota 9.8% Honda 8.1% Subaru 8.0% Acura 7.9% Mazda 6.3% Mitsubishi 5.5% Hyundai 5.5% Chrysler 5.5% Nissan 5.3%

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Jan 21, 2021

Who makes 2020's most reliable cars? What’s the 10 best car brands to buy from?

What’s the most reliable car brand? What brand should your next car be? Depending on who you ask, you will get different answers, depending on how they choose to make their assessment.If you were to ask the Americans at Consumer Reports, the best brands to buy are Porsche, Genesis, Subaru, Mazda, and Lexus, in that order.Something is clearly not right when a brand like Porsche tops the list of a consumer-friendly buying guide so take this with a pinch of salt. But Consumer Reports is

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Feb 28, 2020