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proton spare parts

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 recorde

Hans

Hans

Mar 2, 2021

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

Eric

Eric

May 4, 2020

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-gener

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 29, 2019

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. A70 SupraThe 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.A80 SupraSo what’s available for purchas

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 2, 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.This widely circulated photo is not of the Perodua AtivaPrior 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

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Hans

Mar 3, 2021

Bookings suspended for Proton X50 Standard variant, demand too low

Due to low demand, Proton has decided to suspend bookings for the Standard variant of the Proton X50. Proton has seen over 40,000 bookings for the X50 since its launch in October 2020, but bookings for the standard variant only account for 5%.The Edge reports that while Proton had expected the X50 to garner a lot of interest, the demand has been overwhelming, especially for the Flagship variant.Proton will focus on the larger population of bookings, which is for the non-Standard variants. Bookin

Arif

Arif

Apr 16, 2021

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.Image creditMany buyers are up in arms because of this, grumbling that carmakers are shortchanging them, or putting more expensive solutions in place. But lets dig deeper and ask ourselves, is this a valid argument? Do y

Jason

Jason

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 sparesA full-sized spare

Arif

Arif

Jun 9, 2020

Proton X50’s CKD program to buy over RM 1.8b worth of local parts annually

At Tuesday’s line-off ceremony of the soon to be launched Proton X50, the Chairman of Proton Holdings Dato Sri Syed Faisal Albar revealed that the X50 project will purchase about RM 1.8 billion worth of automotive parts from local vendors annually.“As a company that manufactures locally, Proton’s growth means more money is injected into Malaysia’s automotive vendor ecosystem leading to more jobs and wealth creation. This is vital at a time when COVID-19 has significantly

Hans

Hans

Sep 16, 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 parts

Hans

Hans

Feb 9, 2021

Proton now accepts e-wallet transactions for buying cars, maintenance

Many merchants nationwide are encouraging the usage of e-wallets as consumers are more comfortable using their mobile phones for transactions. In light of this, Proton has just announced that e-wallet payments are accepted at all Proton 3S/4S outlets.The e-wallet services that are accepted by Proton include Touch n Go eWallet, Grab Pay, Boost, and Fave Pay.The program first began as a pilot project with 15 outlets in June 2020 and was completed in December 2020, with all 3S/4S outlets providing

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 29, 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 fo

Eric

Eric

Mar 2, 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.Source: VTRECLuxury vehicles are also targeted due to their overseas appeal.Source: VTRECA total of 132 car the

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 27, 2020

Proton Iriz Facelift Has 367 New Parts, But Is It Any Good?

367 new components include styling & mechanical enhancements Better braking performance, lower NVH and improved fuel consumption Most importantly, better build qualityThe facelifted 2019 Proton Iriz was the first Proton model in their current line up to be updated since Geely came on board as the national carmaker’s foreign strategic partner. Introduced to the market just 2 months after the Proton X70 made its local debut, the facelifted Iriz is more than just a cosmetic upgrade.For s

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Aug 29, 2019

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

Eric

Eric

Oct 3, 2019

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 h

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 30, 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 loveGR’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 s

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 2, 2020

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 sever

Hans

Hans

Mar 16, 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 Indus

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 15, 2021

Is RM 124k a fair price for the Toyota Corolla Cross? The Subaru XV and Proton X70 are cheaper

Youve been waiting for it, and now its here. The compact SUV segment in Malaysia just got a whole lot more interesting with the arrival of the Toyota Corolla Cross. Youve probably read and digested all the specifications and features, gone back and forth through the brochure.Established players such as the Honda HR-V, Subaru XV, Mazda CX-3 (and the Proton X70 to some extent) have had this segment of the market pretty much licked for years, especially after Toyotas own C-HR was pulled from the sh

Jason

Jason

Mar 25, 2021

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 free

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 4, 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.Kredit gambarRamai pembeli yang tak puas hati jika kereta tidak didatangkan dengan tayar ganti dan menganggap pengeluar kereta lokek atau memberikan solusi

Mersita

Mersita

Mar 28, 2021

Owner Review: My family own this car since I was born and now it's mine - My 1997 (The JET) Proton Saga Iswara 1.3S

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysiahttps://www.wapcar.my/forumBasic information about my car1997 (The JET) Proton Saga Iswara 1.3SReasons why I bought this carMy family needed a car for transporting a baby (which was me by the way). The reason we picked this car because at the time it had massive boot space and ample room in the cabin and we heard stories of how reliable the Mitsubishi version Saga’s

Wapcar UGC

Wapcar UGC

Dec 12, 2020

Toyota hasilkan alatganti Supra klasik dengan projek GR Heritage Parts

Toyota akan membuat semula alatganti untuk Toyota Supra klasik mereka (A70 dan A80) dan menjualnya semula di pasaran Jepun dan antarabangsa melalui Gazoo Racing (GR) Heritage Parts Project.A70 SupraProjek GR Heritage Parts menghasilkan dan mengilangkan semula alatganti yang telah lama dihentikan pengeluarannya untuk model-model Supra klasik. Toyota berhasrat untuk membuat perkara ini semudah yang boleh dimana pembeli boleh dapatkan alatganti warisan mereka daripada pengedar Toyota lokal atau GR

Mersita

Mersita

Jul 1, 2020

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

Hans

Hans

Jan 30, 2020

GR Parts and Modellista versions of the all-new 2021 Toyota Harrier leaked!

Ahead of the all-new 2021 Toyota Harrier’s Japan debut next month, it looks like photos of kitted-up versions of the new SUV have leaked out, as reported by Japanese media outlets.This is how the all-new Toyota Harrier looks like without any bodykitToyota Harrier galleryGR Parts – As aggressive as the Harrier getsNew GR styling cue? The front grille isn't upright like other GR modelsThe first of the trio is the sporty, kitted-up GR version of the all-new Harrier.This styling pack

Eric

Eric

May 13, 2020

GWM to produce EVs and more for the ASEAN market in Thailand by 2021

China's Great Wall Motors (GWM) is in talks with Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) authorities ahead of their plans to start producing cars there by early-2021.The Haval H6 is a GWM product.GWM will take over General Motors' Rayong plant, after the latter announced their exit from the Thai market and subsequent sale of their plant to the Chinese carmakers.Ora is a GWM brand that makes electric cars.Our Thai colleagues over at AutoFun also report that GWM plans to

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 3, 2020

NZ Wheels adds an outlet in Setapak

NZ Wheels Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Naza Group and an authorised dealer for Mercedes-Benz in Malaysia, expands their coverage in Klang Valley after acquiring the Setapak dealership.The NZ Wheels Setapak Autohaus sits on 13,866 sq ft of land and boasts a built-up area of 9,200 sq ft, housing five mechanical work bays and one wheel alignment bay. The service centre is capable of handling up to 250 vehicles a month for both general and specialized repair. It is manned by 10

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 8, 2019

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Oct. 4, 2019)

Today is Friday, October. 4 Local News Proton's Saga returns to the top of A-segment sedan sales chartProton is proud to announce that the brand has reached a new milestone in terms of sales breaking the record held in 2018. Proton achieved the highest market at percentage 20.2% (estimated) with 8,934 units (both domestic and export sales) registered in September 2019, that is a growth rate of 97% compared to 2018 of the same month. MyCC to fine Grab RM86 million over abu

Tasia

Tasia

Oct 4, 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 ear

Hans

Hans

Jan 15, 2021