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Paddle shift in automatic cars, pretty useful or practically useless?

An increasingly common feature in automatic transmission cars nowadays is paddle shifters. 9 times out of 10, a new car will come equipped with it, be it an econobox like a Honda City or a hot-blooded supercar (a McLaren 720S comes to mind). How did this feature become so prevalent? Is it just a gimmick, or something genuinely useful? How did it even come about?Origins of the paddle shiftThe first car to use a steering-mounted gearshift mechanism.Photo credit: wikimedia.orgThe most primitive for

Jason

Jason

Feb 3, 2021

‘Paddle shifter’ dalam kereta auto - menyenangkan atau menyemakkan?

Satu perincian yang semakin kerap didatangkan dengan kereta bertransmisi automatik masa kini ialah ‘paddle shifters’ – pedal/butang kecil yang ditolak dengan jari di belakang stereng untuk memudahkan pemandu menukar gear di dalam kereta auto. Kebanyakan kereta moden didatangkan dengan perincian ini – dari kereta biasa seperti Honda City sehinggalah ‘supercar’ hebat-hebat seperti McLaren 720S.Bagaimana perincian ini boleh jadi begitu popular sejak kebelakangan

Mersita

Mersita

Feb 14, 2021

New 2020 Honda BR-V facelift comes with paddle shifters, priced up RM 9k

The 7-seater Honda BR-V receives its first facelift since the model was launched in 2016. Already debuted in Indonesia, the facelift is now available for those looking for a more aggressive looking BR-V that even comes with paddle shifters.As part of Honda Malaysia’s effort to help with the COVID-19 situation, portion of proceeds from BR-V sales will be donated for COVID-19 relief programmes. This campaign is called the “Be Kind With BR-V” campaign and will start from

Arif

Arif

Jun 2, 2020

Honda BR-V facelift 2020 baru dengan paddle shifter! Apa upgrade lain?

Honda BR-VHonda BR-V telah menerima facelift pertamanya sejak model ini dilancarkan pada tahun 2016. Facelift baru itu telah dilancarkan di Indonesia dan kini telah ditawarkan di Malaysia. Bagi mereka yang mencari MPV 7 tempat duduk terbaru, Honda BR-V kini tampil dengan rekaan yang ‘garang’ dan juga dilengkapi dengan ciri paddle shifter.Sebagai sebahagian daripada usaha Honda Malaysia untuk membantu tragedi pandemik COVID-19, sebahagian daripada hasil penjualan BR-V akan disumbangka

Haris

Haris

Jun 3, 2020

Cara guna butang Shift Lock sebelah tombol gear

Kebanyakan kereta bertransmisi automatik moden masa kini didatangkan dengan satu fungsi keselamatan gear, iaitu Shift Lock. Pernah nampak tak, butang kecil di sebelah tombol gear di dalam kereta anda?Fungsi Shift Lock ini adalah untuk membolehkan anda menggerakkan atau mengalihkan gear ke posisi selain daripada P (Parking) semasa enjin dimatikan. Apabila anda hendak parkir dan matikan enjin, kunci kereta takkan dapat dipusing untuk mematikan enjin selagi gear belum diletakkan pada P.Kereta auto

Mersita

Mersita

Sep 1, 2020

No Toyota Direct Shift CVT for the Perodua D55L, why?

The 2021 Perodua D55L is Perodua’s first-ever model to be fitted with a CVT-type automatic. Now, before you throw a tantrum at the mere mention of CVT, the one fitted to the D55L is very different from CVTs of yore.You see, the Perodua D55Ls Dual-mode CVT (D-CVT) features a combination of steel chains and gear set, vastly different from regular CVTs that utilizes only belts or chains. Mechanically, the D-CVT is similar but not identical to Toyotas vaunted Direct Shift CVT, despite both uni

Eric

Eric

Feb 28, 2021

Perodua为何不使用Toyota Direct Shift CVT?

2021 Perodua D55L是Perodua旗下首款搭载CVT自排变速箱的车型。不过,虽然D55L采用了CVT变速箱,但这具变速箱跟你想象中的CVT可不一样。Perodua D55L搭载的是双模式CVT(D-CVT),这具变速箱结合了钢带和齿轮组两种传动结构,这与仅使用钢带或链条的普通CVT变速箱有着很大的差别。从机械结构上看,D-CVT和Toyota旗下的Direct Shift CVT都采用了钢带和齿轮组的混合结构,这也是两者唯一的共同点。从实际工作原理上看,这两者也有着很大的差别。推荐阅读:Perodua Ativa(D55L)的CVT要比Proton的好,但D-CVT中的D指的是什么?Toyota的Direct Shift CVT是什么?Toyota的Direct Shift是Toyota在CVT技术上最新的成果,它能够达到接近于双离合(DCT)变速箱的性能,同时又能保持CVT的平顺性和经济性。它在多个TNGA-B平台的Toyota车型上都有搭载,如Toyota Yaris和Toyota Yaris Cross等;同时,它也被TNGA-K平台的车型所采用,如Toyota

Rax

Rax

Mar 3, 2021

Subaru XV facelift launched in Japan; New grille, e-Active Shift Control

The new 2020 Subaru XV facelift has officially launched in Japan featuring a new Plasma Yellow Pearl colour, a new front end, and new feature called e-Active Shift Control for mild hybrid variant. Sales in the country are expected to start in October 2020.From the front, the XV now sports a new front grille and a redesigned front bumper while the rear remains largely the same. It also gets new aluminium 17-inch or 18-inch wheels. The highlight of the exterior changes is the introduction of a bra

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 10, 2020

Kenapa Perodua Ativa (D55L) tak guna Direct Shift CVT dari Toyota? – Ini sebabnya

Seperti yang pernah dimaklumkan, Ativa (D55L) bakal menjadi model Perodua pertama yang datang dengan transmisi CVT. Sebelum itu, perlu dimaklumkan bahawa CVT ini agak lain daripada CVT yang biasa anda dengar.Berbeza dengan CVT konvensional yang guna belt atau chain, jenis Dual-mode (D-CVT) yang terdapat pada Perodua Ativa (D55L) ini menggunakan steel chain dan set gear.Secara mekanikal, konsep D-CVT adalah sama seperti Toyota Direct Shift CVT. Apa yang berbeza ialah operasinya.Apa maksud Toyota

Faisal

Faisal

Mar 2, 2021

Subaru XV facelift dilancarkan di Jepun; Gril baru, e-Active Shift Control

Subaru XV 2020 facelift baharu telah dilancarkan secara rasmi di Jepun – didatangkan dengan warna Plasma Yellow Pearl baharu, bahagian hadapan kereta baharu, dan juga kelengkapan baharu yang dipanggil e-Active Shift Control untuk varian hibrid sederhana. SUV ini dijangka akan mula dijual pada bulan Oktober 2020 di sana.Dari sisi hadapan, XV ini menonjolkan gril hadapan baharu dan bampar hadapan yang direka semula, manakala bahagian belakang SUV ini kekal sama. Ia juga didatangkan dengan ta

Mersita

Mersita

Sep 14, 2020

The facelift 2021 Hyundai i30N has 8-speed DCT, 280 PS and a Grin Shift?

Hyundai’s first-ever proper hot hatch has been given a facelift since it was introduced in 2017. Over 25,000 units of the Hyundai i30N have been sold in Europe and since then the N-badge have been proof of Hyundai’s commitment to performance.The i30N is available in 2 body styles, a hatchback and a fastback. Both updated models feature a wide, mesh centre grille which has been optimised to allow efficient engine cooling.The outer bumper corners are dominated by aerodynamic side fins

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 25, 2020

Lexus UX’s Direct-Shift CVT is a CVT enthusiasts can accept

During the recent Lexus UX drive, we were impressed with how the CVT operates and feel. Combined with the new 2.0-litre Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine, the Lexus UX felt peppy and engaging to drive around town.However, not many are aware of Toyota’s CVT being one of the most technologically advanced CVT out there, so we decided to share this with you readers for further understanding.  First, we need to understand the concept of CVT. CVTs, or continuously variable transmissio

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 6, 2020

Proton X70 CKD: Will the dual-clutch transmission be reliable?

Prior to the introduction of the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70, the company has confirmed that the upcoming model will be fitted with a new 7-speed wet-type dual-clutch automatic transmission, superseding the 6-speed torque converter unit.Recently, Geely flew selected members of the media to its headquarters in Zhejiang, China as a preview for the new transmission.DCT, reliable meh? The Geely Binyue (soon-to-be Proton X50)'s DCT gear leverSpeaking to members of the media, Geely&rsq

Eric

Eric

Feb 3, 2020

Honda City 2020 laris dengan 9,000 tempahan, warna putih jadi buruan!

Honda CityHonda Malaysia hari ini mengumumkan bahawa Honda City 2020 generasi ke-5 yang dilancarkan sebulan yang lalu telah mencatatkan hampir 9,000 tempahan setakat ini.Di antara tiga varian yang dilancarkan, varian V muncul sebagai varian paling popular. Lebih separuh daripada tempahan unit Honda City 2020 adalah varian ini dengan angka sebanyak 54% daripada keseluruhan tempahan.Sejak dilancarkan, Honda City 2020 menerima permintaan tinggi dari pelanggan di wilayah Tengah yang menyumbang juml

Haris

Haris

Nov 19, 2020

Pros and Cons: Toyota Camry - Brilliant to drive, but is that enough?

For over 30 years, the Toyota Camry has been a default choice for buyers that seek reliability, comfort and durability. Of course, the automotive landscape is vastly different now (where SUVs are king) so its rather refreshing to see the 6th-generation Toyota Camry still fight the good fight for sedans. So, time to find out if the Toyota Camry is worthy of a place in your garage. You know what this means, its Pros and Cons time.Pros - Beautiful MonsterIn the right colour (well have one in Burnin

Jason

Jason

Jan 18, 2021

Toyota Vios 2021 - 4 varian termasuk GR-S, nak pilih yang mana?

Toyota Vios memang sinonim sebagai sebuah sedan segmen B kegemaran Malaysia. Kebolehtahanan yang baik pada Toyota Vios sememangnya lagenda dan menjadi ciri penting buat marhaen pertengahan di Malaysia.1.5 GR SportMalaysia sukakan Vios dan Vios membalasnya kembali. Oleh itu, UMW Toyota menampilkan sehingga 4 varian Toyota Vios dalam pasaran dengan 1 varian yang diberikan talaan mantap dan lambang GR.Jadi, ini panduan yang lebih mendalam tentang varian Toyota Vios 2021! Toyota tak kedekut!Pada awa

Haris

Haris

Mar 7, 2021

6 features that will disappear from cars by 2030

2020 was supposed to be the year we see flying cars. That obviously didnt happen. Still, the automotive world still saw many new cars, with new innovations introduced, which means older technologies will be replaced. Is that always a good thing? Today, we look at 6 automotive features that will probably disappear soon.Naturally-aspirated, large capacity enginesThe stuff of my teenage dreamsBeing a kid who grew up in the 1990s, my automotive world was filled with memories of naturally-aspirated l

Jason

Jason

Jan 2, 2021

2021 (992) Porsche 911 GT3 available for pre-order in Malaysia; 510 PS, 6:59 Nurburgring lap time

This is the 2021 (992) Porsche 911 GT3 and its available for pre-order in Malaysia. It’s made with the same recipe as before, with a stratospheric 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six engine and various aerodynamic trickery to make you go faster.How fast are we talking about?If you get into the PDK (dual-clutch transmission) version, it can do 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and charge forwards all the way to 318 km/h. As for the manual version, it would depend on how fast you can shift, but P

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 17, 2021

Owner Review: When luxury meets practicality - My Mercedes-Benz R-Class

** This article is the personal experience of a 2008 Mercedes-Benz R320 CDI 4Matic owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: David Chan ChongBackground StoryBefore I go on about my car, a little background about myself. I am a car buff albeit self –proclaimed. Been part of various forums and even helped relatives and friends make car choices whilst in my teens. I have always liked the left field choice in my cars even when it comes from a mainstay car make.

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 6, 2020

2020 Toyota Corolla Altis GR Sport launched in Taiwan, improved handling but no power gains

Toyota Corolla AltisHotai Motor, the official distributor of Toyota vehicles in Taiwan has just introduced the Corolla Altis GR Sport, available as a regular petrol or hybrid variant.At a glance, the Taiwan market Corolla Altis GR Sport may look similar to the one we saw at the 36th Thailand International Motor Expo, but there are some differences.Up front, the Taiwan model gets a unique front bumper, as its lower air intake is more pronounced than the Thailand market car. The front grille gets

Eric

Eric

Apr 30, 2020

Why I Buy: I love my VIOS J

** This article is the personal experience of a Toyota Vios and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.1. Basic information about my car: Car Model: Toyota Vios 1.5 j A/T.Bought 28/7/2020.Price: 82,599.94Order date 27/7/2020Deliver date: 29/7/20202. Reasons why I bought this carI saw an ad on Instagram and was impressed with the design, comfort and price offered very well. I fill out the form online. within an hour Toyota contacted me for a reservation. I agreed and continued to place

Why I Buy

Why I Buy

Oct 15, 2020

2017 Proton Preve Configurations, a Elegant Sedan with Practical Functions

There is only one model of Proton Preve on sale - Proton Preve Premium CFE CVT (2017) , a Sedan priced at RM71,317, offering a 5 years / 150,000 km warranty.From its aerodynamic styling to its proud Proton Wings, the Preve brings style and substance to the road. Inside the Preve you’ll find its 508L boot space and spacious cabin give you plenty of options to choose how you want to fill your journey.Here are the Proton Preve Premium CFE CVT (2017) configurations:Mechanicals 16-valve DOHC, t

Cady

Cady

Aug 2, 2019

Owner Review: A Car That I Can't Resist- My Story With My Toyota Yaris

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Toyota Yaris owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarFacebook: Mike MaximilianoI fell in love with the Toyota Yaris the moment Toyota has teased it to the world. Being a college student, my options were limited by my parents. During the 2019 Malaysian Autoshow, I was taken aback by its design and features it has. Air conditioning, headlamps with follow-me-home function, an infotainment display, and electrochromic rearvie

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 2, 2020

Here's why you shouldn't use D or N while driving downhill in an auto transmission

Image credit: Temple of VTEC AsiaRecently, one of our readers posed a very interesting question: How to drive downhill correctly in an automatic transmission? Actually, the basics of how engine braking works has been covered here previously, and it applies to all transmission types.Therefore, we will not go into technical details of downhill driving. Instead, lets discuss the dos and donts of downhill driving, seeing that this activity is indeed quite a favourite pasttime of Malaysian drivers. A

Jason

Jason

Jan 16, 2021

Jangan guna D atau N untuk turun bukit dengan kereta auto! Ini sebabnya.

Kredit gambar: Temple of VTEC AsiaDalam entri kali ini, kami ingin menjawab satu soalan yang diajukan oleh pembaca WapCar.my: "Apakah cara terbaik untuk pandu turun bukit menggunakan kereta automatik?"Kami sudahpun kupas tentang bagaimana brek enjin berfungsi dalam entri terdahulu dan ia boleh diaplikasikan pada semua jenis kotak gear.Oleh itu, kami tidak akan bincangkan butiran teknikal secara terperinci bagi pemanduan turun bukit di sini.Sebaliknya, kami akan jelaskan perkara yang ha

Mersita

Mersita

Apr 18, 2021

2020 Toyota GR Yaris launched in Japan – Smaller, more special rival to the Civic Type R

Toyota has officially launched the totally bonkers GR Yaris hot hatch in Japan. The Toyota GR Yaris is conceived as a vehicle that “anyone can drive the way they want with peace of mind on any road in the world”. Now, that’s a mission statement that I can abide by.The GR Yaris is developed together with the Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team and is the first Toyota developed with the reversed concept of turning a motorsports car into a production car.The shiny GR FactoryThe J

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 7, 2020

Deal breakers: Toyota Corolla Altis – love the handling, not the tight cabin

The Toyota Corolla Altis is a very respectable nameplate in Malaysia but impressions of will vary depending on which generation you grew up in.Those old enough to remember the legendary AE 101 or the KE70 will give you 10 reasons why a Toyota Corolla is always better than a Honda Civic.Those who entered the working world in the early 2000s will remember the ‘Break Into Style’ ZZE120 model to be the most coveted car among young executives then. The Civic FD would only come much later.

Hans

Hans

May 20, 2020

All-New Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup Launched In Malaysia – Priced From RM 279,888

A European 6-speed manual alternative to the Civic Type R Four-wheel steering to improve handling 6-speed EDC dual-clutch automatic available TC Euro Cars, the official distributor of Renault vehicles in Malaysia has officially launched the all-new Megane RS, available with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission.Prices start from RM 279,888 for the 6-speed manual-equipped variant, while the 6-speed EDC variant costs RM 299,888. Both prices are on-t

Jack

Jack

Aug 15, 2019

Shifting to 'P' before pulling the handbrake is how you damage your automatic transmission

An article from fortune.com back in 2016 suggested that a car spends about 90% of its time parked. Is there any truth to that? Well, even if you did drive 2 hours a day, it would only amount to 8.3% of the 24 hours we have in a day. There’s still a good 91.7% left.Parking Pro-tip: Keep all 4 wheels on the groundIf you drive an automatic, you need to shift to “P” and engage the parking brake to park the car. There are however, two different types of people in terms of the sequen

Arif

Arif

Jun 29, 2020

In Brief: Mazda 2 Hatchback, the entry level 'sports car'

There are plenty of choices in the B-segment hatchback market, for Mazda, the model that represents the brand in this segment is the Mazda 2 hatchback.How much is Mazda 2 Hatchback? Bermaz Motors currently has 2 variants in their line-up. Both variants share the same 1.5-litre engine and are equipped with G-Vectoring Control.The only difference between the 2 variants are on the appearance - LED projector headlamps, keyless operation and the infotainment system in the top spec variant versus halo

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 2, 2019