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Once popular in Malaysia, what happened to the Honda Stream and Toyota Wish?

Twenty years ago, when the MPV was still an in-thing, Honda launched the Stream. Three years later, in 2003, Toyota launched its own challenger into the ring, the Wish. Both these MPVs were a delight among families who wanted an MPV that gave off a sporty presence. They were once commonly seen on Malaysian roads, and perhaps some of you reading this might even grow up with one. Eventually, the idea of a car-like MPV evolved into crossover SUVs as both the Toyota Wish and Honda Stream saw sales d

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Dec 5, 2020

Panduan membeli Toyota Wish generasi kedua (AE20) serendah RM 40k, pencabar Alza - Exora sebenar?

Tidak dinafikan, zaman kegemilangan MPV mula merudum tetapi ia masih belum berakhir. Akibat daripada kemuncak zaman emas MPV tersebut, beberapa MPV masih mempunyai penangan yang hebat sehinggalah ke hari ini. Antaranya, Toyota Wish! Dibangunkan sejak 20 tahun yang lalu, Toyota Wish mencapai kesempurnaan pada generasi kedua yang dilancarkan pada tahun 2009 di Jepun. Walaupun generasi ini tidak dibawa masuk secara rasmi, Toyota Wish tetap ligat berkeliaran di jalan raya Malaysia. Kini 12 tahun sel


Feb 6, 2021

Apa jadi dengan Honda Stream dan Toyota Wish yang dulu pernah popular di Malaysia?

20 tahun yang lalu, apabila kereta MPV tengah mencanak naik popularitinya, Honda melancarkan Stream. Tiga tahun selepas itu, pada tahun 2003, Toyota pula melancarkan pesaingnya iaitu Wish. Kedua-dua MPV ini menjadi kegemaran di kalangan keluarga yang mahukan sebuah MPV yang menonjolkan gaya ‘sporty’. Ia sering dilihat meluncur megah di jalanraya Malaysia, dan mungkin ada dikalangan pembaca yang membesar dengan kereta ini. Lama kelamaan, kereta seperti MPV berkembang menjadi SUV crossover. Angka


Dec 11, 2020

曾经在大马风靡一时,Honda Stream 和 Toyota Wish 为何会走向没落?

20年前,当MPV还十分流行时,Honda不失时机地推出了Stream。在3年后的2003年,Toyota也推出了一款同级市场的竞争者——Wish。 对于那些想要一辆姿态更运动的MPV的家庭来说,这两款MPV都是很不错的选择。曾几何时,它们是马来西亚路上常见的一道风景,或许正在阅读这篇文章的你,就是从小跟着这辆车长大的。 最终,这个轿车型MPV的概念被跨界SUV所替代,而Toyota Wish和Honda Stream两者的销量都开始下降,并最终结束了其14年的历史。那么,这两款曾经大卖的MPV到底发生了什么呢? Honda Stream:一款7人座的Civic Honda Stream于2000年在日本首发,定位为运动型7人座车型。它在很大程度上是基于第七代的Honda Civic开发的,只不过为了放下第三排座椅,车身被拉长了。 第一代的Stream定位在Odyssey之下,它有着十分独特的造型,就像是发福了的Civic(或是超重了的Civic“面包车”)。 这款车于2001年引进大马市场,从印尼进行整车进口。大马规格的Stream有两具引擎可选,分别为一具1.7升的D17 VTEC


Dec 13, 2020

All-new Toyota Corolla now open for booking

UMW Toyota Motor announced today that the All-New Toyota Corolla will be launched in Malaysia soon. Customers who wish to be the first to own the new sedan may place their orders at any authorised Toyota showroom nationwide starting today, 12th September 2019. There will be two variants of the All-New Toyota Corolla Altis available – 1.8G and 1.8E and the estimated on the road price is RM136,888 and RM128,888, respectively. The vehicle has been completely redesigned and re-engineered using the T


Sep 12, 2019

New Toyota Vios – This Or The Honda City?

UMW Toyota Motor introduced the new Vios earlier this year, refreshing its popular B-segment sedan with a completely new look and a generous dose of equipment. But does the updated Toyota Vios range have what it takes to lure buyers away from the popular Honda City? Specifications for Toyota Vios Engine: 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated, port injection, Dual VVT-i Power: 107 PS @ 6,000 rpm Torque: 140 Nm @ 4,200 rpm Transmission: CVT-type automatic, front-wheel drive Safety: 7 airbags, ESC, TRC, B


Aug 13, 2019

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift vs 2016 E-Class – What’s new?

Mercedes-Benz E-Class With the unveiling of the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it’s time to take a closer look at the changes compared to its predecessor. For a start, the W213 generation model features Mercedes’s new “Sensual Purity” design language, with the biggest change to the front and rear end. Up front, there are new LED headlights, a new bumper, and a new wider grille, which gives it a slightly sporty outlook compared to the sedate front end of the old one. Typical of Mercedes-Benz, th

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Mar 9, 2020

Spyshot: New 2020 Toyota Hilux facelift seen, Malaysia debut in 2021?

Photos depicting the new 2020 Toyota Hilux have emerged on social media, just moments after its SUV sibling, the Fortuner, was unmasked. Thanks to MZ Crazy Car’s Facebook page, we now have a pretty good look at how the Hilux facelift is shaping up. For starters, there is a good chance that the Hilux’s front-end will be completely redesigned with a much larger front grille, likely inspired by the US-market Toyota Tundra. As for the sides, we can expect the updated Hilux to feature new alloy wheel


Apr 8, 2020

New 2021 Toyota Innova facelift debuts in Indonesia, Malaysia launch soon?

Due to the global pandemic that is going on, PT Toyota Astra Indonesia has given the world debut of the new 2021 Toyota Innova facelift via a live stream on Toyota Indonesia’s YouTube channel. As hinted from the leaks, the new facelifted Innova has a new front grille design that is very much inspired by the Toyota Hilux and perhaps the American-spec Toyota Tacoma and Tundra. The new Innova is sold as both the Kijang Innova and the sporty-looking Venturer in Indonesia. The Kijang Innova sports a

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Oct 15, 2020

The 2021 Toyota Sienna is a Camry-based MPV we wish we have in Malaysia

Toyota is on a roll with introducing new models lately (the Yaris Cross and Harrier are just two examples). Alongside the 2021 Toyota Venza, Toyota has also unveiled the all-new, fourth-generation Sienna. Like earlier-generation Sienna models, the all-new, fourth-generation Sienna is developed and built in the US. The US-made 2021 Toyota Sienna is built on the TNGA-K platform, similar to the eighth-generation Camry. That said, unlike the Camry’s range of petrol and hybrid powertrains, the 2021 S


May 19, 2020

This Toyota dealership in Taman Mayang just upgraded to 3S status

Unitedstar Corporation Sdn Bhd, an authorised Toyota dealership located in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, has upgraded its outlet to ‘3S’ status, offering both sales and aftersales services. Previously only providing sales of new vehicles, the upgrading process sees the facility extending its range of services available to customers. “Unitedstar Corporation has been an authorised Toyota dealership since 2005, with just a showroom for sales at Aman Suria, Damansara followed by the new 3S centre at Tama


Sep 19, 2020

Someone grafted a Lexus ‘Spindle Grille’ onto a Camry-based Toyota Sienna

It’s bound to happen. There are already after-market Lexus ‘spindle grille’ conversions for various Toyota models, from a Hilux to a Fortuner, and even Camry! At the moment, Lexus only has one minivan model, the Toyota Alphard/Vellfire-based Lexus LM. Lexus has no plans to introduce another minivan but that hasn’t stop Instagram user sugardesign_1 from rendering a smaller, mid-range Lexus minivan based on the recently launched Toyota Sienna. The Toyota Camry-based Sienna is only for the US marke


May 27, 2020

Owner Review: Is this car really the poor man's BMW? - My story of my 2016 Mazda 3 BM

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia https://www.wapcar.my/forum Basic information 2016 Mazda3 BM Reason why I bought this car For daily driven use. Car selection process I had a budget of: RM130,000 Models that I have considered include: Honda Civic, 2nd Gen Mazda6 GH, Ford Mondeo Mk4. (Both the Mazda6 GH & Ford Mondeo were 2nd hand options) I very much enjoy the driving process and desire a daily drive car

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Jan 6, 2021

120 units of Volkswagen Tiguan to be supplied to Le Tour de Langkawi

Held annually since 1996, Le Tour de Langkawi (LTDL) is a multiple stage bicycle race that has gained multiple accolades and is now recognised as a highlight in the global competitive cycling calendar, attracting the world’s top road cyclists. Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) returns to LTDL as the official automotive partner, marking the third time since 2016. VPCM will be providing 120 units of Volkswagen Tiguan Highline, which will be used throughout the race by riders, safety marsha


Feb 5, 2020

This is ZTH’s Tom Goh's new car for Toyota Gazoo Racing Malaysia’s Vios Challenge Cup

Our fellow media friend Tom Goh from zerotohundred.com will once again be participating in Season 4 of the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Malaysia Vios Challenge. Once again, Tom will be racing in car #33, in the mid-tier Sporting Class, under Team S&D Tama Motorsports. S&D Tama, better known as Toyota Penang, is a Japanese Toyota dealer that has expanded to Malaysia. It’s the local arm of Netz Toyota Tama, which has been operating in Japan for nearly 60 years. The first round of Season 4 will take p


Mar 26, 2021

Another 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating for Toyota with the 2021 Toyota Innova

Hot off its world debut last week, the 2021 Toyota Innova facelift has set some markets on fire with its tantalizingly luxurious looks with some hint of utilitarian robustness. Just like the Corolla Cross and the Hilux, the 2021 Innova has recently posted an impressive 5-star safety rating from ASEAN NCAP. This was the second assessment that ASEAN NCAP has conducted on the Innova with the first done in 2016. The pre-facelift Innova received 2 ratings, a 4-star rating for variants that are not fi

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Oct 23, 2020

Stay at home, buy a new Proton online

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, Proton has restarted its online bookings for all of its models. Yes, you can now book a brand-new Proton from the comforts of your home. Booking fees start from as low as RM 9.99 for the Iriz, Saga, Exora, and Persona. As for the Proton X70, potential buyers just need to pay a RM 99 booking fee. To book one, potential buyers need to visit Proton’s website and fill in their personal details, including the city and state where they wish to collect their n


Mar 27, 2020

New vs Old – 2021 Toyota Innova facelift vs pre-facelift

As we entered the second month of 2021, UMW Toyota Malaysia (UMWT) unveiled the new 2021 Toyota Innova facelift as one of its newest models of the year next to the refreshed Toyota Fortuner. But what are the differences between the Innova facelift and the pre-facelift? Worry not, because in this article, we’ll show you the differences between the two and whether the up to RM 4k price bump is worth it. But first, the variants The Innova facelift is available in three variants in Malaysia. All thr

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Feb 12, 2021

Someone double parked and blocked you? No problem

All it took was 7 minutes and a group of Malaysians to lift a Toyota Wish that double parked and blocked a Perodua Myvi from coming out of its parking space. From the video, it appears that the Myvi driver got the attention of one passerby, who later got more help from other passersby. Amazingly, the group of men found lifts to lift the Toyota Wish and repositioned the MPV, allowing the Myvi to exit. Watch the full video here.


Nov 14, 2019

New 2021 Lexus IS teased, world premiere on June 10

Rivalling European FR compact sedans, the Lexus IS traces back all the way to the infamous Toyota Altezza. Currently in its third generation, the IS received its last facelift in 2016. The IS badge will now be succeeded by a fourth generation that we only get a glimpse of its full-width LED taillights. The fourth generation IS will debut in a digital world premiere at 8:00am JST June 10. The program will include a virtual press conference in the US, where it will debut at 7:00 pm Eastern Dayligh


Jun 2, 2020

Mercedes-Benz tweeted a tease for the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz is counting down the minutes to the world premier of the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA with a teaser video on the brand’s official Twitter account. A teaser sketch of the facelift GLA, released a few days ago shows that the compact SUV will feature even more rounded edges than the pre-facelift. The rounded edges prove that the all-new GLA is staying true to Mercedes’s wish to create a greater point of difference from the larger cars and the compact car range. The teaser video on Twitte


Dec 11, 2019

Toyota Synergised Mobility to support UMW Toyota's All About The Drive push

Alongside the launch of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner and 2021 Toyota Innova, UMW Toyota (UMWT) also launched a new branding tagline known as Toyota Synergised Mobility (TSM). The new tagline falls under the brand’s All About The Drive theme that was introduced back in 2016 and will focus on Toyota’s new technologies. UMWT claims that through the new brand pillar and branding initiative, these advanced tech will be simplified to make it easier for the average car user to understand. Examples of Toyot


Feb 7, 2021

Is this the new 2021 Suzuki Swift facelift?

The fourth-generation Suzuki Swift was introduced in late-2016 and went on sale in most markets by 2017. Unfortunately, the fourth-generation Swift was never offered in Malaysia, as Suzuki exited the Malaysian market in 2016. Seen here is the new 2021 Suzuki Swift facelift, which is expected to go on sale in Japan later this year. Changes are minor – from what we can tell, the restyled Swift gets a new front grille with a horizontal chrome strip and new dual-tone alloy wheels. Apart from that, t


May 11, 2020

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’s hardly the fastest


Feb 10, 2020

No more 231 PS turbocharged engine for all-new 2021 Toyota Harrier, this is why

The previous generation XU60 Toyota Harrier was quite a car. The 2.0-litre VVT-iW 8AR-FTS turbocharged 231 PS / 350 Nm was the best turbocharged 4-cylinder engine on the market, until it was pulled off the showroom floor. Among all force-induction four bangers, the 8AR-FTS revved and pulled most like a naturally-aspirated engine. Dynamically, it was superior to the entry Mercedes-Benz GLC 200. It’s not that the GLC is bad, but if you are shopping for one, stick only to the GLC 250 (re-designated


Apr 8, 2021

The Daihatsu D-Compact X-over is the Perodua Myvi Style that we wish we had

Perodua is expected to introduce a crossover version of the Myvi soon, ala Perodua Axia Style. Expect the forthcoming taller riding Perodua Myvi to feature faux SUV-style side claddings, sharing the same ‘Style’ moniker. The idea of a Perodua Myvi crossover is not new. Back in 2006, two years after the first generation Daihatsu Boon/Toyota Passo twins were introduced in Japan and one year after a lightly re-designed Boon/Passo became the Perodua Myvi, Daihatsu had introduced the D-Compact X-over


Jun 2, 2020

Wanna buy Toyota's new supercar? First, you have to prove your worth

If you didn't already know, Toyota has gotten pretty good at Le Mans (officially the FIA World Endurance Championship). After the heartbreak in 2016 - where it lost the lead with minutes remaining -, the Toyota Gazoo Racing outfit came back stronger and are now back-to-back-to-back winners of the race. As if in celebration, Toyota has recently announced that they will build a supercar (praise be), based on the 2021 Le Mans racecar. Codenamed the Super Sport Concept (SSC), Toyota's new halo car w


Mar 11, 2021

Here are some Modulo kits to make the all-new 2020 Honda City look faster!

Honda has officially launched the all-new 2020 Honda City in Malaysia but for those who want the torquey RS, you’d have to wait until January 2021. Starting at RM 74,191 (without SST and valid until 31-Dec 2020) for the S variant, the all-new City is priced pretty attractively and looks pretty good even for the petrol-powered variants. However, for those who wish for their GN City to look fast, there is a Modulo aero styling pack that is available for the S, E, and V variants. Honda calls the ki

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Oct 13, 2020

One less seat, but that just makes the Toyota Innova even more luxurious. Alphard who?

Since it was launched back in 2004, the Toyota Innova has come a long way in terms of refinement and comfort. With the introduction of the second generation Innova in 2016, the MPV is no longer the rough workhorse that is usually seen moving around as a company car. Admittedly, the Innova’s exterior still resembles that of a robust MPV even with the overall modern look and touches of premium finishing. On the inside though, the Innova is radically different from the previous generation. The ligh


Jan 1, 2020

New generation Toyota Mirai to debut

At the upcoming 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota will showcase the all-new Mirai Concept, which has been revamped from the ground-up. Painted in a shade of blue called Force Blue Multiple Layers, the new fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) boasts a low and sloping roofline and large 20-inch wheels. Similar to the predecessor model, the all-new Mirai gets large air intakes up front, but with a sleeker design. Underneath the new sheet metal is Toyota’s TNGA platform, which has underpinned a number of n


Oct 11, 2019