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Suzuki opens new plant in India, raises annual production capacity to 2.25 million units

As Suzuki is preparing to make its return to Malaysia with Naza Eastern Motors, Suzuki’s operations in India – its largest and most important market – has opened a new 250,000 units per year extension to its Gujarat plant. Known as Plant C, it’s the third and newest section of the Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited (SMG) plant. It is wholly owned by Suzuki Motor Corporation and is run separately from its other associate company Maruti Suzuki India Limited. Plant C will produce mostly the Dzire


Apr 5, 2021

Woman makes harassment report over Nilofa milk 'joke'; Policeman denies

The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will be investigating a woman’s Twitter allegations that she was sexually harassed by a police officer at a Putrajaya roadblock. Putrajaya district chief, ACP Mohd Fadzil Ali said in a statement that authorities have received 2 police reports from the victim and the officer involved in the case respectively. Also read: Police officers suspended for sexually harassing women at roadblocks According to the statement, the police officer involved first made a police


Mar 29, 2021

Suzuki Myanmar's new plant, 40k/year output, more than country's annual sales

Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Myanmar subsidiary, Suzuki Thilawa Motor will be constructing a new plant. Located in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, the new plant is scheduled to go online from September 2021. Despite selling just 4 models – Carry, Ciaz, Ertiga, and Swift, Suzuki Myanmar has managed to capture a whopping 60.3% of the market, with 13,206 units sold. The new plant is capable of outputting 40,000 units annually. Considering Myanmar’s annual total industry volume of roughly 20,000 un


Mar 30, 2020

MAA: 2020 annual new car sales to be down by 34 percent

The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has revised its forecast for 2020’s total industry volume (TIV), the industry term for total new car sales, from 607,000 units to 400,000 units due to the on-going MCO. The reduction represents a 34 percent reduction in annual sales. The last time Malaysia’s TIV dropped below the 500,000 psychological barrier was in 2007, with 487,176 units sold. Last year, the TIV was 604,287 units, up 1 percent from 2018. MAA president Datuk Aishah Ahmad said the move


May 1, 2020

The world's most popular car colour for 2020 is white!

A report by Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, revealed that the most popular automotive colour in the world is none other than white. Looks like white is not only popular in Malaysia but all over the world as well. According to the report, white colour vehicles has a 38 percent of the market share followed by the colour black, which has a 19 percent market share. The popularity of the colour grey has grown by 2 percent this year compared to 2019, the colour follows


Dec 20, 2020

Malaysians waste RM 10–20 billion annually on traffic congestion

According to a report from The World Bank, Malaysia Economic Monitor, June 2015 - Transforming Urban Transport, working class Malaysians are estimated to waste about 1 million wasted hours annually stuck in traffic congestions per day. The time spent stuck in traffic could have been used more productively, like putting another hour in at work or catching up on social activities. The hours wasted also comes at a cost, this is what economists know as “opportunity cost”. Wasting 1 million hours col


Feb 10, 2020

Next Perodua Myvi needs BSM to retain 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating

According to the current 2017-20 methodology, there are 25 out of 37 vehicles crash-tested by ASEAN NCAP which received the maximum 5-star rating. The Perodua Myvi scored impressively well, which makes it one of the safest cars tested by the safety organisation. However, a new methodology will be introduced for 2021-25 and if Perodua wants to retain that rating, it needs to add a blind-spot monitor (BSM). Ever since ASEAN NCAP published its first report in 2013, the methodology has been updated

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Nov 6, 2020

Perodua Ativa or Axeda – Other possible names for the 2021 Perodua D55L?

Now this is interesting, as a recent report from Automachi claims that the upcoming Perodua D55L will get a model name that starts with an “A”. Seeing that Perodua has yet to register any new names recently, we believe that the company may potentially pick a name that was registered a few years ago, including names such as Atriva, Axeda, and Ativa. Out of those three names, only the Ativa and Axeda names remain registered, as Perodua has since abandoned the Atriva name. In fact, a recent post fr


Feb 10, 2021

Perodua to use 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo in future models, as low as 5.3L/100 km!

Perodua will be introducing turbocharged engines to the Malaysian market in their future models, as highlighted by Perodua President & CEO, Dato' Zainal Abidin Ahmad at the company’s annual business review today. This decision is in line with global market trends of introducing small capacity engines with turbochargers that not only offers better fuel efficiency, lower emissions but also better engine performance compared to a naturally aspirated engine. Perodua referenced Audi (1.2 TFSI), Ford

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Jan 21, 2020

Kia KY set to be introduced this year - soon-to-be competitor to the Perodua Alza?

Fans of Kia can expect a new compact 7-seater MPV from the Korean carmaker this year - the Kia KY - according to a leaked document. Sighted by Indian media, the leaked presentation file shows Kia's plans for 2021. While specification details are still shrouded, the KY is said to be a compact 7-seater MPV - think therabouts the size of the Perodua Alza. Meanwhile, it's been rumoured that the KY will be based on the upcoming Hyundai Staria MPV that's reportedly going to be produced in Hyundai's In


Jan 7, 2021

Dr Li Chunrong: Proton to overtake Perodua by 2027, or earlier

Proton’s CEO Dr. Li Chunrong is confident that Proton will overtake Perodua to become the No.1 selling car brand in Malaysia by 2027, basically within the next model lifecycle of its products. Currently, only the Proton X70 is a new product. All other Proton models have yet to be replaced by a new generation model. In an interview with The Edge, Dr. Li said that ever since Geely became Proton’s partner in 2017, the company has been focusing on executing a 10-year product development plan, which


Aug 4, 2020

Perodua D55L SUV confirmed for 2020 launch, not a Proton X50 rival!

During Perodua’s annual business review, Perodua President & CEO, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad hinted that they will be launching a brand-new Perodua SUV in 2020. Although the company did not confirm (nor deny) the exact model, all signs point towards the Perodua D55L SUV. Perodua anticipates that SUV market share will continue to grow from the current estimation 20% of TIV (total industry volume) to 26% by 2025 and the second national carmaker is placing great importance on SUV models. Currently,

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Jan 21, 2020

Perodua Myvi is still the best-selling car in Malaysia in 2019

There is a lot of hate online surrounding the Perodua Myvi for its subpar driving experience and subpar perceived quality. But Perodua’s sales number for 2019 paints a different story. Perodua sold 240,341 cars in 2019 and the Myvi emerged as the company’s best-seller followed by the Axia, Bezza, Aruz and Alza. This is a year-on-year jump of 13,098 units (+5.8%) compared to 2018. Sales breakdown are as follows: Model Units Perodua Myvi 81,966 Perodua Axia 67,267 Perodua Bezza 45,656 Perodua Aruz

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Jan 21, 2020

Is it true that the Proton Saga is cheaper to maintain than a Perodua Bezza? The answer is not that simple.

Both the Perodua Bezza and Proton Saga are Malaysia’s cheapest sedans, but which one is cheaper to maintain? If you were to make a simple comparison based Proton's quoted prices for its maintenance plan, the Saga's total maintenance cost over a 5-year/100,000 km period is cheaper than the Bezza by about RM 140. The Perodua Bezza will cost RM 3,149 to maintain while the Proton Saga costs a slightly cheaper RM 3,008. That's a neglibible difference over a five-year/100,000 km period. However, keep


May 1, 2020

Perodua Myvi in sinkhole: Insurance claim might be difficult

Yesterday, news of a Perodua Myvi plunging into a 3 metre deep sinkhole in Jalan Maharajalela in Kuala Lumpur broke the Internet. It didn’t take long before Dr. Strange-inspired memes flooded social media. The memes were funny, but the driver of the Perodua Myvi could have been seriously injured by the sinkhole. Fortunately she was unscathed but surely it must have been a traumatic experience. We now learned that although there was absolutely nothing that the driver could have done to avoid the


Nov 26, 2019

Perodua’s 2020 sales dropped 8 percent due to Covid-19, ended year with 220,154 cars

Perodua ended year 2020 with 220,154 cars sold. That’s 20,187 cars less (or 8 percent) than the company’s total sales for 2019, but ahead of the company’s revised annual sales target of 210,000 cars. “We thank all Malaysians for choosing Perodua and the government for extending the sales tax exemption under PENJANA to sustain the sales momentum which the automotive industry is now enjoying,” said Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad. He added that Perodua manuf


Jan 2, 2021

Top-5 cars to buy for income earners of around RM 2,500 per month

Some say to find out your affordability of cars, simply take your gross annual income figure. If you’re earning RM 2,500 per month, your annual income would be RM 30,000, and that would be the car price you’re able to afford. However, we’d argue that it’s dependent on each individuals’ priorities and requirements. A bachelor with minimal commitments will be able to afford a little more, while individuals responsible for several family members will be rather tight on budget. So, we've set a price


Jul 9, 2020

How did this Perodua Myvi land on a fish stall?

Images of a white Perodua Myvi sitting on a fish stall has gone viral on social media recently. The fish seller claims to have suffered RM 1,000 worth of damages though nobody was hurt in the incident that happened in Ketereh, Kota Bharu. According to the owner of the fish stall, Zulkifli Ramli, 44, the white Myvi was driven by a 60-year-old woman who had mistakenly stepped on the throttle pedal instead of the brake, causing the car to shoot forward and land on top of the stall’s counter. The ow


Apr 24, 2020

2021 Perodua Ativa gets 5-Star ASEAN NCAP rating, excellent safety features

As soon as the Perodua Ativa was launched, ASEAN NCAP released its crash test report. Those who have booked the Perodua Ativa can rejoice with the maximum 5-star rating. The Ativa was tested with the latest ASEAN NCAP Protocol (2021-2025) which includes motorcyclist safety as the fourth pillar. To recap, the current scoring pillars for ASEAN NCAP are: Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) Child Occupant Protection (COP) Safety Assist Motorcyclist Safety The Perodua Ativa performed well in the dynamic


Mar 4, 2021

Deal Breakers: Perodua Myvi – Love the value proposition, not its seats

There is a good reason why the Perodua Myvi is Malaysia’s best-selling car, as no other segment rivals can beat its value-for-money proposition. Couple that with its stellar fuel economy and reputation for rock-solid reliability, it’s hard to topple the Myvi as the nation's best-selling car. When it was introduced back in late-2017, it was the first sub-RM60k car to feature Perodua’s ASA ADAS suite, which includes Pre-Collision Warning and Braking, Front Departure Alert, and Pedal Misoperation C


Jul 24, 2020

Say goodbye to the RWD Toyota Avanza, hello new gen Perodua Alvanza?

The end could be near for the rear-wheel drive Toyota Avanza, as the model could be merged with the front-wheel drive Perodua Alza in the near future. Perodua Alvanza, anyone? Back in April, we reported that the Daihatsu DN Multisix concept shown at the 2017 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (2017 GIIAS) could preview the next-gen Toyota Avanza and Perodua Alza, seeing that both models are a tad bit long in the tooth. According to Creative Trend, Daihatsu is currently developing a new M


May 25, 2020

MITI expected to allow car manufacturers to resume operations next week

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is expected to backtrack on its earlier decision to remove automotive manufacturing from its list of essential services sectors, and will allow automotive manufacturing to resume operations next week. The government has yet to make an official announcement on the matter and those involved have been told to not speak to the media. However WapCar.my understands that discussions is almost complete and automotive manufacturing might be re-insta


Jan 15, 2021

Hyundai’s Toyota Avanza/Perodua Alza rival to be launched by end of 2021?

As Hyundai’s newest plant in Cikarang, Indonesia is reaching completion, the Korean giant is ready to kickstart its newest chapter in attempting to capture the ASEAN market. With Indonesia as its hub, it won’t be long now till Hyundai’s very own rival to the Toyota Avanza is launched in the region. According to the Indonesian automotive site, Carmudi, in an interview with the Managing Director of PT Hyundai Motors Indonesia (HMID), Makmur, the plant has reached 80% completion and is ready to beg

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Feb 9, 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 Honda City, Perodua Aruz, Proton X50 - which is safer? The answer might surprise you

If you have been following our page, you would know that the Proton X50 has been awarded a maximum 5-star rating by ASEAN NCAP. As the Proton X50 is structurally similar to the Geely Binyue donor car, one can say that this is the first right-hand drive crash test for the Geely Binyue. However if you study the ASEAN NCAP’s test report in detail, you will realize that the Proton X50’s scores is actually lower than the Perodua Aruz and 2020 Honda City – 86.54 points for the Honda City, 86.49 points


Oct 12, 2020

UMW's Toyota and Perodua sold 20,739 units in Jan 2021, hints at new models

January 2021 has been a strong month for the UMW Group as car brands under their umbrella - Toyota and Perodua - sold a cumulative 20,739 units. The company attributes this to the SST-exemption incentive that goes on until 30-June 2021. Good start for Toyota The company said its subsidiary, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT), sold 3,845 units in January 2021, a 4.1 percent increase from the 3,692 units sold in January 2020. Of these figures, the facelifted 2021 Toyota Yaris and 2021 Toyota Vios, as well as


Feb 16, 2021

MYPerodua Nation 2019 will open its doors to the public from 20-22 September

MYPerodua Nation 2019 will open its doors to the public from 20-22 September at Setia City Oval Lawn in Setia Alam, with a crowd of some 25,000 expected over three days – the biggest ever for the event. MYPerodua Nation is the nation’s premier Perodua event – the annual carnival featuring allthings Perodua is into its third year. “Following successful events in Shah Alam in 2017 and Sungai Petani in 2018, MYPerodua Nation 2019 promises an exciting and fun-filled weekend for all like never before


Sep 10, 2019

2020 Mitsubishi Xpander outsells Honda BR-V by more than four times in Thailand

The 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander continues to be a hit among Thais as it’s the best-selling B-segment MPV in Thailand - making up 54.8% of all MPVs sold there in January to June this year. According to Headlightmag’s report, the Xpander has sold 5,591 units till June - far outselling its nearest rival, the Suzuki Ertiga by 3,775 units. In third place is the Honda BR-V with only 1,163 units sold - 4,428 cars short of the Xpander. That said, the Xpander seems to be well on track to retain its 2019 titl


Aug 3, 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 Cons Headlining the Perodua Myvi is its value-for-money preposition. For a car that costs less than RM 53k, the potential buyer does get a fair bit of equ


Sep 11, 2020

Next-gen 2021 Toyota Avanza to get both FWD and RWD configs

Just recently, we reported that the next-generation DNGA-based Toyota Avanza will ditch its current rear-wheel drive config in favour of a cheaper and less complicated front-wheel drive format. While it may appear that the Toyota Avanza's donor car, the Daihatsu Xenia, could also ditch the rear-wheel drive layout, a recent report from Indonesia has stated otherwise. According to OtoDriver, the next-generation Daihatsu Xenia will likely retain its rear-wheel drive configuration – a feature that h


Dec 9, 2020