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Revealed! Proton X50 will get a similar key fob as Geely Binyue

The launch of the Proton X50 won’t be long now and more details of the B-segment SUV have been slowly surfacing on the internet. The latest detail to be reviewed is the X50’s key fob, as is seen on the Ajerul’s Facebook page. No this is not one of Ajerul’s cool renders, it is a real Proton X50 key fob. And yes, it is the exact same one that the Geely Binyue has right down to the colour of the fob and faux wood trim running down the middle. Stay tuned for more details of the Proton X50’s imminent


Sep 10, 2020

Now Apple devices can unlock your BMW via Digital Key!

BMW has just announced Digital Key for iPhone, allowing Apple iPhone users to unlock a compatible BMW model. This comes after slightly after two years BMW introduced Digital Key for NFC-equipped Samsung devices. Typical of Apple, getting started is easy – you just need to pair your iPhone or Apple Watch to a BMW that supports Digital Key for iPhone, then hold your Apple device to the door handle. Once that’s completed, the authentication process with start and you can use either FaceID or TouchI


Jun 23, 2020

How to start the Engine if the smart key battery is dead?

Just like a smartphone, smart Key Fob is something we can't do without. It's almost a magic until it ran out of power someday. Fun Fact: Every automaker makes provision for owners whose key fob battery is running out of juice. You can either check out the owner's manual or google the backup method according to the model. Here's one simple hack that can free you from flipping through the tedious owner manual and start the engine at the same time. 1st Step: Open the door A tried-and-true way to un


Aug 30, 2019

This new key fob will come with all future Mercedes-Benz models

Alongside the introduction of the all-new W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Stuttgart-based also gave its flagship sedan a new key fob. Despite all the technology buzz surrounding the brand-new S-Class, one may find it weird that Mercedes-Benz chose to use a traditional-looking key, instead of a fancier display key found on the BMW 7 Series. The main reason why Mercedes-Benz chose to use such a key is because the company already offers the Mercedes Me Connect app – its all-in-one app that features


Sep 3, 2020

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

Owner Review: So Proud of Getting a National Car! My Journey with the Proton Persona

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Proton Persona 1.6 Premium CVT owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar Facebook: Louis Lim My white 2019 Proton Persona 1.6 Premium CVT was bought about 4 months ago at a price of around RM55k. As I was still a student going for internship soon at that time, I needed my first car to travel to work every day. Due to budget constraint, I had to choose a local car that fits my budget. Therefore, I was left with a few choices an

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Jun 19, 2020

Volvo Car Malaysia appoints Pekin Auto as its dealer in Skudai

Volvo Car Malaysia, the premium car maker, has appointed Pekin Auto Sdn Bhd (“Pekin Auto”) as its latest dealer representative in Johor Bahru, in line with its expansive transformation plan which aims to improve overall customer experience. The new 3S Centre (Sales, Service, and Spare Parts) located near Skudai, will adhere to Volvo Cars’ latest VRE (Volvo Retail Experience) requirement – a standard that delivers a holistic brand experience for customers at any of Volvo Cars’ authorised location


Aug 1, 2019

Proton X50 to be previewed on 15 September 2020!

It is official! Proton's B-segment SUV is about to arrive. The long-awaited Proton X50 will be previewed to a select set of audience on the 15th of September 2020. But wait, this doesn’t mean that the SUV will finally go on sale after the preview. Let us explain. A preview is different from a launch, and with this being a closed preview, the full details of the B-segment SUV will not be announced to the world on the day of the preview. Previously with the Proton X70, Proton had slowly released i


Sep 11, 2020

Review: Geely Binyue (Proton X50), possibly Proton's next big hit

(Proton X50 | Gallery) We've driven the upcoming Proton X50. Well, sort of. This here is the Geely Binyue, the basis for Proton's upcoming B-segment SUV, most likely will be called the Proton X50. But before we get started, it is worth mentioning that the China market Geely Binyue is not an accurate representaiton of the upcoming Proton X50, as Proton will have its own input on the SUV when it arrives in Malaysia. The Geely Binyue made its debut back in August 2018, positioned below the Boyue (P


Dec 20, 2019

Proton launches Certified Pre-Owned programme, used Proton car with warranty!

Interestingly, one growth seen through this whole coronavirus pandemic is the rise in used car sales. According to data by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA), used car sales grew by 100% in the first six months of 2020. Seeing this, Proton decides to expand and improve its used car management (UCM) department to help streamline sales and distribution of used cars in support of new car sales. Proton’s UCM division began in 2019 with 8 outlets located in various dealerships. In 2020, Proto

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Jul 29, 2020

Perodua Ativa (D55L) – Is it an A-segment or a B-segment car? Same as Proton X50?

Depending on who you ask, the soon-to-be-launched Perodua Ativa (D55L) is either an A-segment car or B-segment car. So which is the correct answer? More importantly, what is this A / B / C segment thing? The answer from us is simple, but others might / can disagree: The Perodua Ativa (D55L) is a (lower) B-segment SUV. And yes, you can loosely group the Ativa together with the (upper) B-segment Proton X50, keyword 'loosely.' Both the X50 and Ativa are not direct rivals but remember that the loose


Feb 26, 2021

Proton to use Geely 1.4L turbo in Proton X50, Iriz & Persona?

The Geely Vision S1 crossover was spotted in Protons private compound earlier. We have detailed why the Vision S1 crossover will not be launched to the Malaysian market, instead, it is more likely that Proton is having the car to conduct feasibility studies. Feasibility study for what exactly remains a question mark, but the recent launch of the Geely Binyue Pro seems to have shed some light to the situation. What is the 1.4L turbo? The Binyue pro in China now gains a new 1.4-litre turbocharged

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Apr 17, 2020

DreamEdge and Daihatsu To Spearhead Third National Car Project

DreamEdge will be in charge Daihatsu to provide technical knowledge Goes on sales in March 2021 Last week, Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Darell Leiking revealed the company responsible for the third national car company is DreamEdge. According to the slides provided during the press conference, the first mock-up will be shown towards the end of August 2019. By March 2020, the first prototype model will be completed, and the car is expected to be launched by March 2021. Apart


Aug 15, 2019

This 2020 Proton X50 is the absolute buzz-ness

Malaysians love to modify their cars. If you think you’re a person with petrol pumped in your veins, chances are you would want to tweak your ride to your liking as well. The Proton X50 might have been launched barely a week ago but Malaysia’s hyped up B-segment crossover isn’t immune to the modified ‘kakis’. This particular X50 is one of the first units delivered and the owner literally decided to spruce it up immediately after it rolled off the showroom floor. These images are provided from th

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Nov 3, 2020

At RM 99k, Proton X70 Standard 2WD is the most value for money X70

Since the introduction of the Proton X70, all the love and attention were given to the range-topping X70 Premium 2WD and for good reason. By now you should be well aware of the “Hi Proton” Intelligent Voice Command function that allows you to operate some key functions of the car. Although, it is worth noting that controlling the windows using voice command is only available on the X70 Premium as the other Proton models do not come with the hardware to support it. Not only that, but the X70 Prem

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Oct 21, 2019

Sell your car to GoCar Subs, then continue to drive it or upgrade it

Though launched in 2019, GoCar’s subscription programme is relatively low-key next to the brand’s on-demand car-sharing service. But one year later, GoCar has not only revamped their entire subscription programme but expanded it and rebranded it as GoCar Subs. GoCar Subs now offers an extended fleet of vehicle options from sedans, SUVs, MPVs and even a pick-up truck. The fleet consists of cars made up of various brands including Perodua, Proton, Nissan, Toyota, Honda and even continental cars li


Jul 30, 2020

2020 Proton X50 – how will it affect other B-segment SUVs?

The debut of Proton X70 in December 2018 took Malaysia by storm, so well that the C-segment SUV set a record for the most registration by an SUV during launch. Proton X70 This is reinforced even further when the X70 took home Midsize Crossover and SUVs 5-seater category, and the Overall Car of The Year 2019 at the 18th Malaysia Cars of the Year Awards (previously known as COTY). It catapulted Proton back to the top of the pyramid, once again becoming a major threat to other manufacturer in the l

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Mar 20, 2020

TCEC is working on a new Renault App for your car

At a virtual press briefing hosted by TC Euro Cars (TCEC) yesterday, CEO Wong Hoe Mun revealed that the distributor is in the process of building a new mobile application for all Renault cars. The revelation came after the announcement of the expansion and updated Renault Subscription plans. The phone application is just another way for TCEC to add to the benefits of subscribing to a Renault. At the press conference, Wong stated that the application is part of their digitalising efforts like the


Apr 28, 2020

Confirm no tampered mileages here, Proton launches certified used car website

Proton has launched the Proton Certified Pre-Owned (PCPO) website. It allows customers to browse through current stocks available at selected dealers nationwide as well as quickly trade-in their existing car for great deals on a new Proton model. Proton established a Used Car Management (UCM) division, which was tasked to grow a network of dealers to sell used cars alongside new ones. There are now 36 Proton outlets that feature the PCPO programme. There are several requirements before qualifyin


Nov 12, 2020

Calling all Proton Perdana owners! Have you replaced your airbag inflators yet?

Proton has issued a reminder to Proton Perdana owners who have yet to bring their cars in for the airbag inflator replacement exercise. The company started issuing recalls to replace the Takata passenger airbag inflators in January 2019. Affected cars include those built between 2012 to the end of August 2018. As of August 2020, Proton has already replaced the airbag inflator of 5,625 units out of the 6,342 affected units. The replacement exercise has now reached 87.5 percent completion but unfo


Aug 25, 2020

Review: 2019 Proton Exora, old car with new tricks, still good enough?

(2019 Proton Exora Premium Price & Specs | Gallery) The Exora is Proton's family car option launched in 2009 and currently the brand's only MPV. In its 10-year production, the MPV went through 3 updates that saw the addition of the turbocharged (but still port injection) engine (Exora Bold) in 2011 and a cosmetic update in 2017. The latest rendition you see here was introduced in 2019. Upgrades in this cycle saw mostly tech additions on the Proton Exora's interior. The MPV now comes with the hea


Dec 6, 2019

The electric Proton Tiara was Citroën’s first production electric car

We’ve seen various attempts at innovation by Proton such as the Arena, Juara, and Savvy. As an automaker, Proton is actually quite young considering Hyundai was founded in 1967 and Volkswagen was founded pre-World War 2. Proton was founded in 1983. Now, one car you might remember from Proton is the Proton Tiara. It was an oddball since it was Proton’s only collaboration with a French automaker. The Tiara had a 1.1 L 4-cylinder engine that only made 57 PS of maximum power. The transmission was a


Jun 19, 2020

Proton X50 2020 – bagaimana ia bakal mengungguli SUV segmen B?

Kemunculan Proton X70 pada December 2018 yang lalu telah menghangatkan pasaran automotif di Malaysia sehingga ia telah memecah rekod bagi jumlah tempahan yang paling banyak untuk kategori SUV. Ini dibuktikan lagi apabila X70 merangkul anungerah Overall Car of The Year 2019 dan anugerah dalam kategori Midsize Crossover dan 5-seater SUV dalam acara majlis Malaysia Cars of the Year Awards yang ke-18. Ini memacu Proton untuk berada di atas, sekali lagi memberi saingan yang kuat terhadap syarikat pen


Aug 20, 2020

Worth RM 3,500? A closer look at the 2020 Proton X50's accessories package

There's been much ado recently and it's not about nothing - the 2020 Proton X50 has very clearly won Malaysia's popularity contest since its October launch. But popularity isn't the only thing Proton's latest B-segment SUV's got in common with A-list celebrities. As waiting lists extend up to 6 months, the X50 was caught in controversy following allegations that dealers were forcing customers to buy optional accessories. A lot of the hubbub is due to pricing: at RM 3,300 for the Utility Package


Dec 7, 2020

Sawasdee, Proton! Proton’s voice command will understand Thai!

The "Hi Proton" function is more than just a gimmick, it actually understands our unique Malaysian accents. That's something other voice commands struggle to pick up. Ever since it was introduced in the Proton X70, the Geely Key User Interface (GKUI) has been integrated into all of Proton’s current line-up, from the Saga to the upcoming X50. But now, it seems that it will understand a third language besides Mandarin and English. Sadly, it’s not Bahasa Malaysia but rather, Thai. According to an a

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Oct 20, 2020

Quick Review: 2019 Proton Saga Facelift 1.3L Premium, The True People's Car

(2019 Proton Saga Price & Specs | Gallery) New 4-speed automatic elevates the driving experience Significantly improved build quality and perceived quality Turn the cabin to a nightclub with the other-worldly 4-speaker set up When the first Proton Saga came into reality in 1985, its affordable price tag, Japanese technology and made in Malaysia pride quickly propelled the car to unprecedented success. Almost every household in Malaysia has had a story to tell with the Proton Saga. Throughout the

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Dec 2, 2019

Spied: Proton X70 in Thailand, to get newer 1.5T engine than Malaysia's

Proton's plans of re-entering Thailand may come into fruition sooner than we think - a little over a month since the Proton X50 was first spotted there, now the Proton X70 has also made its way to the Land of Smiles. Said to be found driving around in Bangkok, the X70 seen here is either the Premium or the Premium X variant as judged by the 19-inch dual-tone wheels this car wears. Also read: Spied: Proton X50 seen in Thailand - exports before fulfilling Malaysian backlogs? Proton's plans to re-e


Mar 16, 2021

Optional wireless charger to be offered for Proton X50, dealers confirm

Following tip-offs by our dear readers, checks with a couple of Proton dealers confirm that an optional wireless charging pad will be offered to Proton X50 customers in the near future. We understand that the wireless charging pad will retail at around RM 450 and offered at Proton 2S, 3S, and 4S centres. Pending official announcement by the carmaker, we also learn that the wireless charger must be pre-ordered first - so it's best to wait a while rather than sprinting down to your local Proton sa


Apr 6, 2021

You'd love to see it as a Proton, but will the 2021 Geely Xingyue be one?

Continuing our coverage of the 2020 Guangzhou Autoshow, we're bringing you live photos of the 2021 Geely Xingyue! This is a car many Malaysians are excited about - it's unique, looks the part, and being manufactured by Geely, many are hypothesising that it could be the next Proton model. That's still rather far-fetched as Geely has licenced only three models to Proton so far - the Boyue (Proton X70), Binyue (Proton X50) and one more touted to be based on the Jiaji MPV. Geely says that the fastba


Nov 20, 2020

Perodua Kancil vs Proton Saga – Which is the original Malaysian people’s car?

Okay, readers, this has been rattling around my head for the past week. As Malaysians, it is our sworn duty to protect and support all things Malaysian. Our national flower is the hibiscus, the national animal – the Malayan Tiger, and our breakfast of champions – nasi lemak with a side of fried eggs and sambal ikan bilis. But when it comes to cars, it is a bit of a difficult choice with which to award as the Malaysian people’s car? Is it the Perodua Kancil, the city roundabout that gave many Mal

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Sep 27, 2020