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Mythbusters: Rear-wheel drive cars don't understeer

Rear-wheel drive (RWD) motoring brings with it an untold amount of joy. They’re inherently well balanced, steering feel doesn’t get corrupted, and best of all, you can oversteer to your heart’s content. You hear driving ‘purists’ rave on and on about the benefits and satisfaction a rear-wheel drive car can give you. However, I have had such ‘purists’ tell me before, the reason why they like RWD cars is because “they don’t understeer.” Now, this is patently untrue. Cars of any drivetrain layout c


Jun 25, 2020

Hyundai MR23T test mule spotted, a mid-engine rear-wheel drive hatch?!

There’s a mysterious Hyundai MR23T spotted being ferried around in South Korea and reports claim that this is the test mule for Hyundai’s next mid-engine rear-wheel drive mega hatchback! These pictures were uploaded to Korean car website, Bobaedream. From the pictures, we can see a Hyundai Veloster that’s been heavily souped-up with flared wheel arches and aggressive bumpers. What’s interesting is the ‘MR23T’ text plastered on the side and rear of the car. ‘MR’ is often understood as the short f

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Apr 2, 2020

Frankfurt 2019: Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS is an all-wheel drive BEV luxury sports sedan

Future of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship electric-powered sedan Not necessarily the next generation S-Class All-wheel drive, 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, 475 PS, 760 Nm The latest in Mercedes-Benz’s series of Vision concept cars, the EQS points towards the future of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship sedans. As with all Mercedes-Benz models with EQ designation, the EQS is a battery electric vehicle (BEV). Despite the EQS name, the concept car may or may not preview the next S-Class. Remember that the EQC has no r


Sep 11, 2019

The Singapore-assembled Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be rear-wheel drive, and this is a sneak peek

The Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) revealed today its first dedicated E-GMP architecture for battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Short for Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the BEV-only platform will provide the basis for the next generation Hyundai and Kia BEV models. The first E-GMP-based model to be launched will be the Ioniq 5, due in Korea in 2021. The Ioniq has since been pulled out of the company’s namesake Hyundai brand, and will exist as a standalone brand, just like its upscale Genesi


Dec 2, 2020

Is it true that another right-hand drive Proton X50 has leaked?

Recently, a suspicious photo began circulating on social media, depicting what appears to be a right-hand drive Proton X50. But is it real? Like the photo we debunked last week, there’s a good chance this photo is a fake. The biggest giveaway is the left stalk behind the steering wheel, as the wiper stalk is mirrored wrongly. Check out the Proton X70’s wiper stalk for comparison. Note that the Proton X70's wiper stalk is on the right side of the steering, not the left. Then there’s the somewhat


Jul 1, 2020

2020 Proton X50 – 4 features we get that the Geely Binyue doesn’t!

Okay, settle down everyone. The all-new 2020 Proton X50 is finally here and though there are still some naysayers who wished for Proton to stop rebadging existing products, we have to admit that the car looks set to be another runaway success for Proton. It is based on the Geely Binyue (or Coolray as it is known in the Philippines) and while some might think that, “Oh, it’s just a rebadged Chinese crossover with a few bits of Proton badging” or even more optimistically, “It’s a Volvo with a Prot

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Sep 15, 2020

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

Deal Breaker: We love the Proton Exora but we wish it's easier to drive

Since its most recent update in 2019, the Proton Exora has stepped up its game against all its closest competitor by a mile. The new advanced infotainment system very similar to the Proton X70 only adds to the many plus points that makes the Exora a winning MPV. But there is one problem with the Exora, and that is the lack of ease of driving. Take a flip through the spec sheet, the Proton Exora really does sound like a winning car. Not only is it affordable with a starting price of RM 59,800 for


Apr 8, 2020

Right-hand drive Proton X50 leaked? Not really..

Images purporting to be a right-hand drive unit of the upcoming Proton X50 have surfaced on social media sites, but are they real? Well, a closer look reveals that these images are actually flipped, as not only are the buttons positioned wrongly, some of the text are also unreadable. Just see the Trip button. If that does not convince you, take a look at the gear lever – the P, R, N, D are all inverted. Heck, the Parking button became a q. A more comical flipped image depicts a manual version of


Jun 23, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD - 4 variants, which is the best to buy?

After much anticipation, the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 is now officially here in Malaysia. No longer imported from China, the locally produced Proton X70 CKD is now cheaper and comes with better features. You can read a summary of what's new here. There are now four variants, all front-wheel drive and powered by the same updated 1.8-lire turbocharged TGDi engine paired to a new 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Handling has been improved thanks to an improved suspension. It al


Feb 12, 2020

Leaked: The 2020 all-new BMW 4 Series before you're supposed to see it

The 2020 all-new BMW 4 Series that was leaked 2 days ago is revealed to the world with its first looks. The leaks actually date back months ago through spy photos of the 4 Series lapping the Nurburgring in camouflage. Currently the only photograph of the provided through the leaks is by the Instagram page, BMWorldM. The key features observed was its massive kidney-bean-like grille also seen on the M340i/M340d models. In addition to that, the pressence of air vents on the lower side of the front


Jun 1, 2020

Owner Review: Experience JDM rear-wheel-drive classic - My 1991 1991 Nissan 300ZX Z32 

** 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 1991 Nissan 300ZX Z32 Reasons why I bought this car I had a Subaru Impreza version 8 and Subaru forester SG9 STi and you can’t deny the fact that the symmetrical AWD is such a fun thing to have in both the cars. But when I received a good offer on the Forester STi, I decided to let it go. While searching for another car I stum

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Dec 6, 2020

Buying used cars: How to test drive a used car?

Buying brand-new cars without test driving them is common, especially when shopping for an econobox. These days, you can learn more about a brand-new car just by browsing the internet. The COVID-19 pandemic has also pushed brands to enhance their respective virtual showrooms. While shopping for a brand-new car can be safely done without a test drive, the same couldn’t be said about used cars. Test driving a brand-new car is meant to impress you with all the bells & whistles and the “joy of drivi


Sep 4, 2020

The 4 choices you have when buying a Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W177) in Malaysia

As we welcome the Mercedes AMG A45 S and AMG A35 to our shores, it is a good time to have an overall look of the range of Mercedes-Benz’s C-segment hatchback available in Malaysia. We currently have 4 variants available for the A-Class; two with the AMG badge and two without. The AMG models come with the Mercedes-Benz 4Matic all-wheel-drive system while non-AMG models come standard as front-wheel-drive. All A-Class models are turbocharged, albeit with varying engine displacements and varying pow


Jun 3, 2020

Why is my ABS warning light on? And what is a wheel speed sensor?

One of the warning lights in your car is the ABS warning light. ABS stands for anti-lock braking system, and it ensures you have complete control of your car in emergency braking situations. What does a glowing ABS warning light mean? Unless you see leaking brake fluid, the most common reason for the ABS warning light is a faulty wheel speed sensor. In fact, some car brands have this as a recurring problem. There are other reasons for failed ABS systems too, albeit less prevalent. Some refer to


Feb 21, 2021

Five slow cars that are actually fun to drive

Horsepower don’t make or break a car, even on a sports car. In fact, horsepower contributes no more than 20 percent to a car’s character. Don’t believe it? Google up Koenigsegg test driver’s Robert Serwanski’s and his ‘slow’ Mazda MX-5 harassing cars with 3 times more power on the Nurburgring. The dynamics of a cars is influenced by many factors, and power is just one of the many factors. Others include steering, weight and weight transfer, and even tyres. Before you decide on which sports car/h


Dec 2, 2019

Proton files for “iN-Touch”, “iN-Power”, and “iN-Drive”, hints at rebranding key features

It appears that Proton could be rebranding some of its features, as a quick check with the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) revealed that Proton has filed for several new trademarks. The trademarks that Proton has filed for include “iN-Touch”, “iN-Power”, and “iN-Drive”, possibly hinting that the company may be planning to rebrand some of their current features. That said, the names seem pretty self-explanatory – iN-Touch could refer to the infotainment system, iN-Power coul


May 5, 2020

Why does it take so long for Proton to “merely” convert to right-hand drive?

Many are waiting for the Proton X50’s launch with bated breath. So, what’s taking so long to simply convert the car from left to right-hand drive? Well, the Proton X70 underwent the process and to better understand it, Zhejiang Geely Holdings gave an insight into its development. They pointed out that the process is rather more involved than just changing where the driver sits. In total, 761 parts from the Geely Boyue had to be changed to create the Proton X70 and that’s before you count parts t


Aug 26, 2020

You should sit down for this, because the next-gen C63 might be a 4-cylinder

Yes, you read that correctly. The next generation C63 will reportedly drop the traditional AMG V8 for an in-line 4. And that’s not all, it will also be all-wheel drive. Before you get your pitchforks out to storm Affalterbach, this is reported by Autocar so it isn’t official yet. But we wouldn’t want to get your hopes up because what was mentioned does make sense, unfortunately. The biggest factor contributing to the change would be the ever-increasing efforts to reduce emissions. That's just ho


Oct 18, 2019

Geely-Volvo’s CEVT engine boss explains why the Proton X50’s 3-cylinder is better than a 4-cylinder

Dr. Håkan Sandquist holds a Ph.D. in internal combustion engines from Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology, which is located in Gothenburg, basically Volvo town. He has spent 20 years working on automotive engines, 10 of which are related to electrified drivetrains – hybrids and plug-in hybrids. He currently works as Director of Powertrain Strategy at CEVT, a joint venture company between Volvo Cars and Geely, focusing on powertrain. However, even someone like Dr. Sandquist is no match aga


Nov 14, 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

New Proton Saga – Could This Be A Better Car Than The Perodua Bezza?

The Proton Saga is Proton’s bread and butter model, a model that has been (and still is) the default first car option for many car buyers. That quickly changed when Perodua introduced its first-ever sedan, the Bezza, back in 2016. Car buyers now have a new alternative to the evergreen Saga. The third generation Saga was introduced just two months after Perodua unveiled the Bezza, giving its core model a much-needed upgrade. Earlier this week, Proton launched the new Saga, which is basically a mi


Aug 8, 2019

4 kereta yang nampak seperti Proton Saga Edisi Ulangtahun

Dengan pelancaran Proton Saga Edisi Ulangtahun yang akan menjelang esok, spekulasi telah dibuat tentang rupa rekaan kereta tersebut secara terperinci. Seperti biasa, peminat-peminat kereta di luar sana cuba untuk memvisualisasikan rupa sebenar kereta tersebut sebelum pelancarannya untuk membina ‘hype’ dan ‘meracun’ peminat-peminat Proton di luar sana. Berdasarkan imej yang disediakan oleh rakan kami di Funtasticko, yang pastinya Saga edisi istimewa ini akan didatangkan dalam palet warna hitam da


Jul 8, 2020

Mazda files patent for a capacitor-based, in-wheel motor hybrid AWD, possibly rotary

More news that Mazda’s signature rotary engine is making a return. Previously, it was speculated that Mazda’s upcoming SkyActiv-R rotary engine will return only as a small capacity range extender engine, used to charge a series hybrid’s or an electric vehicle’s battery. The idea of a rotary engine being the primary source of motion in a car today is pretty much out of the question because the inherent nature of rotary engine means that it will not pass today’s exhaust emissions regulation. Or so


Apr 17, 2020

2020 Lexus LM 300h launched in Thailand, pricier than S-Class, available with either 4 or 7 seats

If your regular Toyota Alphard and Vellfire aren’t posh enough for your liking, you might want to pay attention to the 2020 Lexus LM 300h. The luxury people-carrier comes in two variants, a 4-seater and a 7-seater variant. The 4-seater costs a cool 6.5 million baht (RM 874,556 in the current exchange rate) while 7 seater is 1 million baht lesser (RM 740,107). Mind you, a Mercedes-Benz S350d Exclusive is priced at 6.39 million baht (RM 859,790), thus making LM 300h as one of the priciest car in T

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Mar 10, 2020

FAQ: Considering a Proton Persona? These are the things you need to know!

The Proton Persona is one of Malaysia's favourite cars - it's a pretty complete package as a daily driver. If you've been interested in one, here's six burning questions answered for you! Q: How much does the Persona cost? 2020 Proton Persona 1.6 Standard MT RM 42,600 1.6 Standard CVT RM 44,600 1.6 Executive CVT RM 49,600 1.6 Premium CVT RM 54,600 All are on-the-road prices without insurance. Barring a few creature comforts and safety additions, all Persona variants share the same 109 PS, 150 Nm


Aug 15, 2020

Why the 2020 Proton X70 CKD no longer have an AWD variant?

Proton dropped the all-wheel-drive (AWD) variant for the 2020 Proton X70 CKD line up and some consumers are bothered by it. During the media test drive, Proton engineers explained why they didn’t offer an AWD option for the 2020 X70. The reason is simple, the Malaysian market simply does not demand for an X70 AWD variant. Of the 29,000 units fully-imported (CBU) Proton X70 sold last year, less than 4% of the customers picked the AWD variant – that’s only about 1,160 units of the total sales. Mor

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Feb 17, 2020

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift showcases newer ADAS, steering wheel, and MBUX

Back in March, we reported news of the new 2020 facelift Mercedes-Benz E-Class. While it was more than just a facelift with a newer M254 engine, that wasn’t the only new technology on Mercedes-Benz’s popular executive car. Underneath all that fresh and sleek design is an improved ADAS system. Standard across all E-Class is the Active Brake Assist, which is Mercedes-Benz’s name for its autonomous braking system (AEB). Another feature is the Active Speed Limit Assist which allows the car to drive

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Aug 11, 2020

This Tesla Model 3's steering wheel fell off completely when the owner was still driving!

Complains about sketchy panel gaps, paint issues, misaligned trim pieces, and poor lighting fitments have become common place when it comes to a Tesla vehicle. But the latest complain about a Tesla steering wheel falling off (while driving, no less) takes the cake! A Tesla Model 3 owner in Blackpool, UK, tweeted about how his steering wheel have completely fallen off the drive column of his car. The owner was reportedly reversing into his driveway after returning from a 32 km journey when it hap


May 13, 2020

Top 4 Proton Limousine dan Executive yang 'rare' dan unik!

Limousine dan executive merupakan kereta sedan mewah yang mempunyai jarak roda yang lebih panjang daripada kenderaan sedan biasa. Selalunya kenderaan jenis begini digunakan oleh Perdana Menteri, golongon kenamaan (VIP), Menteri kabinet, atau orang yang mempunyai status tinggi kerana ia merupakan satu symbol kemewahan dan kekuasaan. Permulaan kereta jenis limousine dan executive bagi Proton bermula pada awal tahun 1990, dimana Perdana Menteri Malaysia ketika itu Tun Dr Mahathir menyeru EON untuk

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Feb 5, 2021