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Counterfeit vs original spare parts: How to tell?

On the surface, the air filter and spark plug you bought from your neighbourhood spare parts shop look just like the original item, except that you’ve paid just a fraction of the price you would have otherwise paid at an authorised service centre. But little do you know, the spare parts you just bought are in fact counterfeit items, not original as what the shop owner told you. Counterfeit spare parts have been floating around in the market for the longest time, but how do you identify which is


May 4, 2020

Proton acknowledges spare parts shortage problem, reaches out to customers in need

Like any organization experiencing rapid growth and change, there will be growing pains. Proton is experiencing this first hand, not just with supply issues of the very high in demand Proton X50, but also shortage in spare parts supply for its service centres. To Proton’s credit, the company has taken a very brave move to publically acknowledge the shortcomings in its after-sales services. At today’s announcement of Proton’s February 2021 sales performance, Proton said it recorded its highest ev


Mar 2, 2021

Rejoice because your Small Little Kancil will still have parts!

Good news to old Perodua model owners because Perodua has just made body parts much easier to access! Perodua has recently invested a cool RM 7 million into centralising parts production of past models. The investment goes into a new 1,600 metric tonne press stamping machine placed in their supplier IQM Sdn Bhd’s facility. The new hydraulic press will produce parts such as bonnets, side outer panels, rear outer panels, fenders, doors and roofs for past Perodua models like the first-generation My


Oct 29, 2019

Does the Perodua Ativa (D55L) come with a spare wheel?

Although spare wheels are no longer offered in many premium cars (replaced with either run-flat tyres or tyre repair kits), spare wheels are still important for consumers shopping at the lower-end of the price spectrum. Prior to the Perodua Ativa’s (D55L) local launch, many Facebook users were saying that the Perodua Ativa doesn’t come with a spare wheel. This is not true. All variants of the Perodua Ativa come with a spare wheel. Full sized ones too, not those skinny 60 – 80 km/h speed limit sp


Mar 3, 2021

Toyota keeps classic Supras on the road with GR Heritage Parts project

Toyota will be remaking spare parts for their classic Toyota Supra (A70 and A80) and reselling them in Japan and overseas markets through their Gazoo Racing (GR) Heritage Parts Project. The GR Heritage Parts project reproduces and remanufactures long-discontinued spare parts for the classic Supra models. Toyota aims to make this as easy as possible - buyers can get their heritage parts from their local Toyota dealer or a GR Garage. So what’s available for purchase right now? Check out the table


Jul 2, 2020

Malaysia-spec Mitsubishi Xpander previewed, CKD but not in Segambut

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia has announced that the upcoming Mitsubishi Xpander will be locally-assembled (CKD). The model will be launched in the near future. While the Mitsubishi ASX and Outlander are contract assembled by Tan Chong Motors Assembly in Segambut, the upcoming Xpander will be assembled in a new production facility in Pekan, Pahang. Tomoyuki Shinnishi, Chief Executive Officer of MMM said, “The Xpander is localized to


Sep 8, 2020

2020 Toyota Hilux gains Gazoo Racing parts, cost as much as a new Myvi!

The Japanese usually jump at the chance to spice up fairly normal cars, and it's especially true for the men and women at Gazoo Racing. Yes, the team behind the Toyota GR Yaris raided their parts bin and dumped some good stuff on a 2020 Toyota Hilux. Lots of tough love GR’s styling package beefs up the Hilux’s already-tough exterior by a notch. For an additional JPY 305,800 (~RM 11,950), buyers will get a silver bumper guard, striking red skid plate, steel side steps and matte-black sports bars


Sep 2, 2020

Here's why having a spare wheel won't do you much good

An increasingly prevalent practice for carmakers nowadays is to sell buyers a car that comes without a spare wheel (wheel, in this context is tyre + rim). In its place could be run flat tyres, a tyre pressure monitor system, or a more agricultural solution like a tyre repair kit. Many buyers are up in arms because of this, grumbling that carmakers are shortchanging them, or putting more expensive solutions in place. But let's dig deeper and ask ourselves, is this a valid argument? Do you really


Mar 3, 2021

Run flat tyres, tyre repair kits, or spare tyres. Which is best?

Your car ownership experience isn’t complete without having at least one flat tyre incident. For this, manufacturers have given us full-sized spares, space-savers, run-flat tyres, and even tyre repair kits. What you have in your car has been pre-determined by the manufacturer. The question is, which is the best? The answer depends on the type of driver you are, the type of commute you do, and where you live. Each option offers its own pros and cons. 1. Full-sized spares A full-sized spare is ide


Jun 9, 2020

Longer waiting period for Perodua Myvi, Aruz, and Alza as chip shortage slows production

Booked a Perodua, or thinking about getting one? Well, be prepared to wait a bit longer for deliveries. In a document circular that we spotted, it appears that Perodua is bracing for a shortage in semiconductor chips. Also Read: After MCO, chip supply shortage is slowing car production in Malaysia According to the circular, Perodua expresses that, "This impact has slowly resulted in auto companiesn halting or slowing down vehicle production and supply of some spare parts and unfortunately, this


Feb 25, 2021

Proton’s market share at 7-year high - 27.1 %, 8,141 units X50 delivered

February has proven to be a productive month for Proton, as the company managed to deliver 11,873 units, capturing an estimated market share of 27.1%. It marks the highest market share for Proton since September 2013. Overall, Proton’s sales in February nearly doubled January 2021’s total of 5,964 units. Compared to the same month last year, volume has grown by 19.9%, though the cumulative for the first two months of 2021 is still 643 units (-3.5%) than 2020. Also Read: Less choices for consumer


Mar 2, 2021

Hyundai-Kia’s 80% market share worries Korea, Malaysia indifferent with Proton/Perodua

In the first two months of 2021, the Hyundai Motor Group (HMG)’s domestic cars market share in Korea, including that of Kia, reached 78.5 percent. After including imported cars, the combined market share of Hyundai and Kia in Korea stands at 65.4 percent. In 2015, when there was more competition from other domestic manufacturers like Renault-Samsung, GM Korea, and Ssangyong, HMG’s domestic car market share stood 12 percent lower, at 66.5 percent. The Korean government, along with several academi


Mar 16, 2021

Discontinued parts? Nissan says no problem

It is no surprise that when it comes to preserving heritage models, Nissan comes up on top, as the Yokohama-based company has already introduced its Heritage Parts Program parked under the Nismo umbrella. Now, Nissan is raising the bar even higher, as they recently developed a new method to utilize robots to produce car parts out of sheet metal without the need for a die. The process is called dual-sided dieless forming, which involves two synchronized robots working from opposite sides of a she


Oct 3, 2019

Perodua cars are outdated, and they’re perfect that way

What is the only B-segment hatchback that still uses a 4-speed automatic? The Perodua Myvi. What is the only brand-new car that still has no ABS? The Perodua Axia (E) What manufacturer is yet to fit electronic parking brakes in any of its cars? Perodua. Perodua cars are extremely popular for one very good reason – they’re affordable. Fortunately for Perodua customers, the cars also turned out rather reliable and good enough for daily driving. Despite Perodua’s success, their cars are actually qu


Jul 1, 2020

NISMO Heritage Parts adds new R32, R33, R34 Skyline GT-R parts to lineup

In case you are not aware, in 2017 Nissan Motorsports International (NISMO) announced that they will be remanufacturing genuine replacement parts for the legendary R32, R33, and R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R. The NISMO Heritage Parts program is designed to allow owners to maintain and enjoy driving their Skyline GT-R for a long time and connect the passion to the next generation of family members. Recently, NISMO added 21 new items for the R32, 24 for R33 and 11 items for the R34 chassis, with a major

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Mar 30, 2020

Usahasama Jepun – Malaysia untuk tingkat kualiti Mitsubishi Xpander 2020 CKD

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) telah menayangkan sepenuhnya Mitsubishi Xpander 2020, kereta 7 tempat duduk yang cukup luas dan digemari ramai. Harganya belum lagi diumumkan – sama seperti syarikat lain yang masih menunggu kelulusan – tapi MMM menjangkakan yang senarai harga boleh dikeluarkan kepada pengedar dalam bulan November. Mitsubishi Xpander, yang bersaing sengit dengan Perodua Aruz dan Honda BR-V, dipasang tempatan (CKD) di fasiliti rakan kongsi tempatannya iaitu DRB-Hicom di Pekan, Pah


Oct 27, 2020

First week with the Perodua Ativa - Something is rattling

It has been one week since we collected our Perodua Ativa and we have managed to cover more than 1,000 km on the odometer. We’ve been really good boys & girls during the first 1,000 km, following the instructions in the owner’s manual on the run-in (or break-in) period. The schedule has been busy for all of us at WapCar, and not everyone has managed to have a go with “Cik Tiva”. Those who have, however, seem very delighted and impressed. Cik Tiva has yet to travel beyond the borders of Selangor,


Mar 27, 2021

New Japan-Malaysia Mitsubishi JV for a higher quality CKD 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) have taken the covers off the 7-seater 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander. Prices have yet to be announced (like many other companies, MMM has to deal with a very fluid situation in this Covid-19 period) but the company expects to release the price lists to dealers within November. Competing against the Perodua Aruz and Honda BR-V, the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated Xpander is locally-assembled (CKD) at its local partner’s DRB-Hicom’s facility in Pekan. This is a different a


Oct 22, 2020

2021 Perodua Ativa gets a different tailgate from Japan's Rocky/Raize, why?

The 2021 Perodua Ativa is here and it gets a number of features unique for the Malaysian market. One such feature is its steel tailgate, different from the Japanese-market Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky donor cars, which get a tailgate made out of PPGF (glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene). Also Read: Launched in Malaysia, the 2021 Perodua Ativa: Priced from RM 62k, 1.0L Turbo, 98 PS/140 Nm The main reason why Perodua went with a conventional steel tailgate instead of the lightweight PPGF one


Mar 3, 2021

VW Group opens regional parts distribution hub in Malaysia

Volkswagen Group has opened a new regional parts distribution centre in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor which will serve as the genuine parts supply chain to 21 markets across the Asia Pacific region. At 50,000 square metres, the new regional parts distribution centre is larger than its predecessor. The centre contains around 65,000 genuine parts of the German group’s brands including Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, Skoda, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. International Trade and Industry

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Jan 15, 2021

Pros and Cons: Perodua Axia – The best car for young Malaysians?

If you wanted something small and affordable, it is very hard to look away from the Perodua Axia. Launched in 2014, the Axia has received two facelifts in 2017 and 2019. The first facelift gave the Axia a new VVT-equipped engine, and the second facelift removed the manual transmission from all variants except the “E”. Virtually unrivalled in its segment (A-segment hatchback), those shopping for the Axia might even consider the Proton Saga or the Perodua Bezza as alternatives. Should you get the


Oct 14, 2020

Which car brands' CKD plants are affected by the MCO stop work order?

Now that the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has made a U-turn on their decision to allow car factories to continue operating during the reinstated Movement Control Order (MCO), what are the car factories that are affected by the new standard operating procedures? As you know there are numerous car factories in Malaysia, car factory hotspots mainly focus in Kedah, Selangor, and Pahang. The Honda plant is the only car producing factory located in Pegoh, Melaka. Fun fact: Did y


Jan 14, 2021

Older vehicles most popular among thieves - Proton, Perodua and Toyota commonly stolen

According to the Vehicle Theft Reduction Council of Malaysia’s (VTREC) Industry Vehicle Theft Statistics for Q3 2019, the Proton Wira topped the list, followed by the Proton Iswara and Toyota Hilux. Cheras district police chief ACP Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon told Bernama that old Malaysian cars are ‘hot items’ among thieves due to their spare parts and ubiquity. Luxury vehicles are also targeted due to their overseas appeal. A total of 132 car theft and 264 motorcycle theft cases were reported


Jul 27, 2020

Up to 90 percent discount on selected parts for selected Renault models

TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the sole franchise holder of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, has announced a clearance campaign offering up to 90 percent savings on selected parts for selected vehicles starting 1 November till 31 December 2020 or while stock lasts. On top of the special offer on parts, customers who choose to replace or install the purchased parts at Renault authorised service centres will receive the following benefits: Fifty percent (50%) discount on labour charges, free inspection and fre


Nov 4, 2020

Fix for Proton’s after-sales parts supply shortage underway, IT problem the cause

Proton has been at the receiving end of many angry complaints from customers with regards to its after-sales. Proton dealers are experiencing shortage of not just regular wear and tear replacement parts, but also bigger body and paint parts for collision repairs. You may have read of complaints of customers who have been waiting for months to get parts for their accident-damaged Proton cars. Those complaints are legit but like many things you read on Facebook, the alleged reasons behind the part


Feb 9, 2021

WapCar Morning Insiders: Still excited to meet the CKD X70 next month?

Today is Wednesday, October. 30 Local News Perodua invested RM 7 million into centralising parts production of past models Perodua has recently invested a cool RM 7 million into centralising parts production of past models. The investment goes into a new 1,600 metric tonne press stamping machine placed in their supplier IQM Sdn Bhd’s facility. The new hydraulic press will produce parts such as bonnets, side outer panels, rear outer panels, fenders, doors and roofs for past Perodua models like th


Oct 30, 2019

Parts shortage, export losses, impact of MCO 2.0’s stop-work order to be felt until 2022

On Monday 11-January 2021, the government announced that MCO will be re-instated (let’s call it MCO 2.0) in KL, Selangor, Putrajaya, Melaka, Penang, Johor, Sabah, and Labuan starting 13-Jan. The following day on Tuesday, MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) confirmed that automotive manufacturing and car workshops (including collision repair body and paint centres) are allowed to continue operating. By 9 pm however, the government quietly issued a revision, retracting an earlier a


Jan 15, 2021

Malaysians pay over RM 10 billion in car taxes every year. How did we end up like this?

Malaysia is known for having one of the world’s highest taxes on cars. Sales of new cars and spare parts for motor vehicles are the single largest contributor in import and excise duties collection, eclipsing tobacco and alcohol products. How much taxes do car sales contribute to the Malaysian government? The government doesn’t provide a breakdown of its tax collection by industry, but it is safe to estimate that the automotive sector contributes well over RM 10 billion in taxes every year. So i


Jan 30, 2020

Kenapa kadangkala ada tayar ‘spare’ pun tak guna? Ini sebabnya.

Satu langkah yang semakin lazim diambil oleh pembuat kereta masa kini ialah menjual kereta lengkap dengan tayar ganti atau ‘spare tyre’ dengan rim sekali. Kadangkala kalau tak ada tayar ganti, pembeli akan dapat tayar ‘run flat’, sistem pemantauan tekanan angin tayar, ataupun solusi lebih DIY seperti kit pembaikan tayar. Juga baca: Jenama & model tayar kereta terbaik mengikut jenis untuk saiz 13 hingga 17 inci! Ramai pembeli yang tak puas hati jika kereta tidak didatangkan dengan tayar ganti dan


Mar 28, 2021

2021 Perodua Ativa 1.0 AV vs Proton X50 1.5T Standard – Do you need a bigger car?

We can already hear a pack of keyboards firing away so yes, the 2021 Perodua Ativa (D55L) and Proton X50 are not direct rivals. But as we mentioned before, they are close enough to fall in the same shopping basket and will inevitably attract similar demographics. If you are among the said demographics, then here is a guide to assist in your buying decision. Let’s start with the price. The Perodua Ativa has 3 variants on offer – X, H, and AV, priced at RM 61,500, RM 66,600, and RM 72,000 respecti


Mar 3, 2021