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First Polestar 2 in Malaysia, 470 km range and below RM500k price?

We’ve seen a few interesting updates on electric cars in Malaysia this year. A new addition to the electrified news this year would be this Polestar 2 electric car in Malaysia (the one and only?). We have officially welcomed the MINI Cooper SE electric car and Porsche Taycan to our shores. We’ve also seen glimpses of an MG electric car. Now for something Sino-Swedish - the Polestar 2 in Malaysia. If we’re not mistaken, this is the only Polestar 2 in Malaysia right now and it is for sale at Visio


Nov 13, 2020

Save up to RM 50k on a recond car or go for Certified Pre-Owned car?

When it comes to shopping for a car, terms like reconditioned cars and certified pre-owned (CPO) cars get tossed around a fair bit. On paper, both CPO and reconditioned (recond) cars are very similar – both are cheaper than a new car, allowing the buyer to save some money. But that’s where the similarities end, as they are world’s apart once you look closer. Recond cars – good on paper, but buyers beware While it may seem tempting to save RM 40k to RM 50k on a recond car versus a brand-new car,


Apr 23, 2020

New car prices are going up not just in Malaysia, but also in the US, why so?

You are not the only one who think that cars are getting a little bit too expensive. Malaysians have long complained about high car prices due to our lopsided tax structure but actually, this is a question asked by consumers from all over the world. Data from USA’s Edmunds.com show that the average transaction price for a new car has gone up from USD 23,900 in year 2008 to almost USD 39,000 in 2019, the last available pre-pandemic level data. This flies against conventional logic. You would thin


Jan 20, 2021

Proton Perdana 'Accordana' for RM 50k; Proton price for Honda reliability?

Although it feels like the Proton Perdana has been around for a long time, Proton’s flagship sedan has only gone through 2 generation changes. The latest iteration was affectionately nicknamed the ‘Accordana’ and was discontinued back in 2019. The Perdana is now on sale in the used car market for around RM 50,000, should you get this Proton but with Honda reliability? Background The Proton Perdana was the flagship model for Proton for many years, so it sports all the best amenities that were fit


Apr 11, 2021

Indo tax office hints to Perodua D55L’s price in Malaysia – RM 62k to RM 75k

While we wait for Perodua to announce details on prices and specifications of its upcoming Perodua D55L compact SUV, Indonesia’s tax office’s website has uploaded its latest Motor Vehicle Sales Value (NJKB, Nilai Jual Kenderaan Bermotor), which includes the Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky, both are donor cars to the Perodua D55L. NJKB is basically a car’s gazetted before tax value used by their Customs. It is not a car’s selling price but it does provide a rough indication of what’s the Perodua


Feb 16, 2021

2020 Nissan Magnite – New sub-4-meter SUV positioned below the Kicks coming soon

If the Nissan Kicks isn’t compact enough for you, perhaps the upcoming Magnite might get you excited. Positioned below the Kicks, the Nissan Magnite is an upcoming sub-4-meter long SUV that could very well be the cheapest new SUV in India, with prices rumoured to start below the INR 6 lakh (~RM 34,472) mark, likely undercutting the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue. In an effort to draw customers away from the competition, a report from Autocar India mentioned that the Magnite could


May 19, 2020

Top 5 best-sounding in-car audio system we’ve tested

According to Waze data, Malaysians spend an average of 1 hour and 12 minutes per day on the road. More likely than not, most of us will be listening to our favourite tunes on the go. Some of us are a little more particular about audio quality than others, which is why we’ve rounded up the top 5 best-sounding in-car audio system we’ve tested at each price range. 1. Under RM 50k - Proton Saga There’s no contest in this category, the 2019 Proton Saga has the best sounding audio system by a comforta


Dec 19, 2020

Quick Review: VW Tiguan Allspace R-Line in Malaysia - Same price, now with USB-C & Wireless Apple CarPlay

Malaysia welcomed the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, the 7-seater counterpart to the regular Volkswagen Tiguan last year. There's two variants here, the 1.4-litre Highline and this tartier 2.0-litre R-Line. Seven months since then, VW has updated the R-Line with new infotainment features. Also read: RM 2k for extra space? 5-seater VW Tiguan vs 7-seater Tiguan Allspace What's new outside? This round of updates is a subtle one, with only one small exterior enhancement and a few interior improvements.


Mar 29, 2021

All-new 2021 Honda HR-V gets more expensive in Japan; Malaysia to follow

The all-new 2021 Honda HR-V - or Vezel as it is known in Japan - made its global debut last month. Although prices aren't officially announced by the carmaker, Japanese media have managed to find out its price range. As expected, it's more expensive than its predecessor. Also read: The all-new 2021 Honda HR-V is pretty, but might skip Malaysia How much more expensive is it? Through a dealership, BestCarWeb learnt that there's been a price increase across the board. Here's how they stack up now,


Mar 12, 2021

Running in your new car, still relevant?

Running in (or breaking in) your new car is a standard practice that has been recommended by car manufacturers for the longest time. The task is simple – drive the car until the designated mileage set for the first service (anything from 1,000-2,000 km), but do not exceed 3,000-4,000 rpm to let all the mechanical bits ‘set in’. However, automotive technology have advanced tremendously in the automotive world, with manufacturers utilizing better quality materials for the mechanical bits, all in t

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May 31, 2020

2021 Toyota Innova facelift now in Malaysia: price up RM 2-4k, adds 360-cam, BSM

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) kicks off 2021 by introducing the 2021 Toyota Innova facelift in Malaysia. Prices for the locally-assembled (CKD) 7-seater MPV now starts from RM 111,622, a slight increase from the previous price range of RM 110,034 (E), RM 117,364 (G) and RM 127,126 (X). The E variant is also available for taxi fleet, and that one starts at RM 97,978.00. The Innova breaks cover alongside the 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift. Mildly refreshed exterior As expected, the exterior largely mirro


Jan 4, 2021

All-new 2021 Isuzu D-Max in Malaysia - priced from RM 89k, new 3.0L engine, ADAS!

At long last, the all-new 2021 Isuzu D-Max has finally been unveiled in Malaysia. Across the 7 variants offered, prices range from RM 89k (base single cab) and tops out at RM 142k for the range-topping X-Terrain variant. All-new 2021 Isuzu D-Max price in Malaysia Variant Price 1.9 4x4 Single Cab (MT) RM 88,599.20 3.0 4x4 Single Cab (MT) RM 95,538.40 1.9 4x4 Standard (MT) RM 99,599.20 1.9 4x4 Standard (AT) RM 106,999.20 1.9 4x4 Premium (AT) RM 121,549.20 3.0 4x4 Premium (AT) RM 128,038.40 3.0 4x4


Apr 16, 2021

Volvo Car Malaysia opens new 3S centre in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

There’s a new Volvo 3S centre in Malaysia and this time it is located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The latest 3S centre will add to their list of 14 dealerships nationwide and will be run by their new dealer partner Sebangga Mitsinbo Sdn Bhd. The new 2-storey 3S centre spans 5,432 square-foot and is built to adhere to Volvo Car’s retail standard known as the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE). The facility is prepared to put the Volvo Car Lifestyle Collection and Accessories on show and ready to facilita


Jul 30, 2020

Is the road tax actually cheaper for electric cars in Malaysia?

We’ve seen the launch of the Porsche Taycan and the MINI Cooper SE in Malaysia this year. They were surprisingly priced lower than our expectations. The MINI Cooper SE has a price tag of RM 218,380 and the Taycan 4S starts at RM 725,000. We did expect the MINI to be priced lower than the BMW i3s, but the Taycan is cheaper in Malaysia than it is in Thailand. The “low” price of these cars could be a result of the 10% excise tax on all electric cars as opposed to 60% to 105% for ICE cars. When we t


Sep 20, 2020

Shell drops the price of their new lubricant!

Shell is proud to drop the new Shell Helix HX8 0W 20 lubricant into the market for all modern passenger car engines and that’s not the only thing they drop! All motorists can now enjoy the benefits of the new Shell Helix HX8 0W 20 lubricant at a retail price of RM199 for the 4-litre pack while the smaller 1-litre pack will go at RM53.90. Shell promises that the new engine oil will deliver maximum performance while improving fuel economy. The low viscosity oil is also said to help better protect


Nov 5, 2019

Malaysia to develop RM 50k EV? Local EV company signs MoA with MARii and Ingress Corp

EV Innovations, a Malaysian EV company that built the “MyKar”, has signed an MoA with MARii to develop local technologies for electric vehicles. Another MoA was signed between EV Innovations and Ingress Corporation regarding the manufacturing process. EV Innovations is a subsidiary of System Consultancy Services (SCS) Sdn Bhd. This is not the first appearance of the MyKar. It has been showcased at several conventions, and last year, a “performance demonstration” took place at the Putrajaya Recre


Mar 31, 2021

Toyota Raize to be sold only as Perodua D55L SUV in Malaysia, no Toyota

Earlier in the year, Perodua hinted that their brand-new Perodua D55L SUV is slated for a 2020 market launch. It’ll be based on the Toyota Raize/Daihatsu Rocky that are currently on sale in Japan. What about UMW Toyota Motor then? Will they offer the Raize similar to how they offer the Toyota Rush and Perodua Aruz side by side? Sources in UMW Toyota familiar to the matter gave a resounding no, the Raize will not be sold as a Toyota in Malaysia. This is largely due to the fact that UMW Toyota is

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Mar 24, 2020

2020 DS7 SUV launched in Malaysia, CBU from France, price up by RM 60,000

Naza Euro Motors has quietly launched its 2020 DS7 SUV which is now fully imported (CBU) from France. The CBU unit replaces the previously locally-assembled (CKD) units that were introduced to the local market in June 2019. The DS7 SUV CKD was priced at RM 199,888 however, now that it is CBU, it gets slapped on with hefty duties which skyrocketed the selling price to RM 259,888 (OTR without insurance). That is a RM 60,000 increase. Specification on the CBU remains identical to the CKD you get th

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Apr 28, 2020

From RM 167k, new 2.8L engine, 2021 Toyota Fortuner launched in Malaysia

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has launched the 2021 Toyota Fortuner in Malaysia via an online event just a moment ago. Three variants of the locally-assembled (CKD), 7-seater sports utility vehicle (SUV) are offered, and prices start from RM 167,357.40. But that's not all, the 2021 Toyota Innova facelift was also launched alongside this SUV. Toyota Fortuner variants and prices Although technically there's still three variants, the 2.4 variant is only available in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan. Here's the


Feb 2, 2021

In Brief: All-new Mazda 3 2019, the price you pay for beauty

(Model | Gallery) Officially launched to the Malaysian market in July 2019, the fourth-generation Mazda 3 2019 garnered tremendous interest from netizens. Thanks to its emotive design and… Well frankly, purely for its sexy looks. What Is the price of 2019 Mazda 3? The Mazda 3 2019 is offered in two body styles sedan and liftback (Mazda’s term for hatchback), making it a total of five variants in total. Customers can choose from either a 1.5- or 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder SkyActi

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Sep 6, 2019

Selling your car soon? Here's how to ensure you get the highest price

After a couple years of using your car, the time will eventually come when you will need to sell it off. And when that time comes, how do you ensure that you can sell it off at a higher price? Selling your car? Get the best offer here: Trade in User's Car Form An oil change and servicing would be good First things first, when it comes to selling your old car, it’s crucial to fix it up. Start with giving the car a service, replacing all the necessary oils and fluids. Whether or not you want to se


Mar 30, 2021

All-new 2020 Nissan Almera detailed in Malaysia: 1.0L turbo and ADAS on all variants!

The wait is over - Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) has released the specifications for the all-new 2020 Nissan Almera, and all you need to know about it is right here! Powertrain and handling Three variants will be available off the bat - VL, VLP, VLT - and all will be powered by a three-cylinder, 1.0-litre turbocharged engine paired to a CVT, good for 100 PS and 152 Nm. Nissan claims that their new B-segment sedan fighter can return a fuel efficiency figure of 5.4-litres/100 km and in turn, trave


Sep 4, 2020

Best SUVs in Malaysia under RM 150k - here's our picks!

Once the forays of the wealthy, sports utility vehicles (SUVs) are now commonplace. It's hard not to take notice, and recently a reader got in touch with us through our WapCar Forum asking what's the best sub-RM 150k SUV they can buy in Malaysia. And since we're all about the details, the cars we list here take into account the extension of SST exemption until 30-June 2021. Oh and do take note that the government's plan to revise the existing Open Market Value (OMV) calculations has been shelved


Jan 3, 2021

RM 50k for a used Subaru XV, but what are the common problems?

The most popular Subaru in Malaysia is none other than the Subaru XV. It is the smallest car Subaru Malaysia has on sale and considered the entry-level car to enjoy the balance of a boxer engine and the famed Symmetrical AWD. The first generation XV is now on sale in the used car market for around RM 50,000 but what are the issues you should look out for before buying one used? Common problems To find out more about the common issues owners usually face on the first-generation Subaru XV, we refe


Feb 14, 2021

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia

Alongside a slew of launches which include the locally-assembled (CKD) BMW X7 and the all-new BMW 430i Coupe M Sport, MINI Malaysia has launched the new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman facelift. Just like its pre-facelift model, the MINI Countryman facelift is assembled locally (CKD) at the Inokom plant in Kulim, Kedah. There are two variants available, the petrol-powered Countryman S and the Countryman SE plug-in hybrid (PHEV) with prices shown below (excluding SST which is valid until 30-June 2021).

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Feb 26, 2021

Poor customer crashes Toyota Raize, only 5 km on the odometer

With just 5 km on the odometer on this Toyota Raize, it is possible that one very unlucky owner got rear-ended just after taking delivery. These crashed photos of the Toyota Raize were shared by Twitter use @taku531531, which shows the B-segment SUV with a crushed front and rear end. Judging from the photos, the frontal impact was severe enough to deploy both front airbags. Furthermore, the rear end also sustained some damage, though the severity of the damage is unknown. While the damage may ap


Apr 27, 2020

2021 Ford Ranger is now more expensive in Malaysia, price up across the range

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), Malaysia's sole distributor of Ford vehicles, has revised the pricelist of the 2021 Ford Ranger. There is an RM 1.5k - RM 2k increase across the board. This update comes after the company introduced a new 5-year/160,000 km warranty for Ranger line-up earlier this week. Here's the new pricelist in Peninsular and East Malaysia: 2021 Ford Ranger prices in Malaysia Variant Price 2.2 XL Single Cab (MT) RM 92,388 (Pen. M.) RM 97,888 (E. M.) 2.2 XL Double Cab (MT) RM 9


Feb 4, 2021

Pros and Cons: Perodua Alza: Worth paying RM 60k for a 12 year old model?

Now in its twelfth year of production, the Perodua Alza is one of the oldest new cars you can buy in Malaysia right now. The Perodua Alza is a B-segment MPV that has no direct rivals. For a short period of time, the Alza competed against the Proton Ertiga, but the Ertiga was discontinued shortly after Geely came on-board with Proton. It is priced from RM 49,944 for the base Alza 1.5 S manual, before topping out at RM 60,525 for the Alza 1.5 AV automatic variant. These prices are inclusive of the


Feb 12, 2021

New 2020 Mazda 2 facelift – Price up, from RM104k, adds GVC Plus, Android Auto

Bermaz Auto has opened bookings for the new 2020 Mazda 2 facelift in Malaysia, days after discontinuing the Mid Spec variants of its popular B-segment model. As such, only the high spec variants of the Mazda 2 (with LED headlights) remain. The new 2020 Mazda 2 Sedan and Hatchback facelift will be priced as below: Mazda 2 Sedan: RM 103,670 Mazda 2 Hatchback: RM 103,670 Mazda 2 Sedan (Soul Red Crystal): RM 104,170 Mazda 2 Hatchback (Soul Red Crystal): RM 104,170 Optional accessories for the new 20


Mar 2, 2020

5 cars with the highest road tax price in Malaysia

Some say that our road tax structure is archaic and demand an emissions-based system. One way to pay less road tax in Malaysia is to opt for a smaller engine, which usually means opting for turbocharged cars or hybrid cars. The road tax of a car can be a deal-breaker to some, and it is one of the reasons we don’t see that many V8 engines around. Used cars with big engines are a big turn off, since the annual road tax is almost half their value. So, just how expensive can the road tax be? Well, h


Jan 5, 2021