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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 SafetyThe Perodua Ativa performed well in the dynamic cr

Arif

Arif

Mar 4, 2021

General buying guide: 5 must-have features in a new car

It’s 2020 and while we still haven’t seen any flying cars whizzing around, it’s fair to say that the tech we’re getting in today’s cars has improved tremendously. Want proof? Heres a clip from an episode of Top Gear from 2005 featuring an orangutan and an S-Class.Fast forward fifteen years later and a lot of the tech seen in a large German luxury car that cost nearly a million ringgit at the time are seen in regular cars today like the Toyota Vios and even the humbl

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 13, 2020

Ratings: Nissan X-Trail build quality and features, high score for safety

The Proton X70 and Mazda CX-5 set the benchmark for build quality in the segment. Now, we’ll dissect the locally assembled Nissan X-Trail in terms of build quality and its features through the WapCar Ratings system. 2019 Nissan X-Trail Paint Thickness (unit: μm) Location Driver Side Passenger Side Front Bonnet 109 - Front Fender 119 121 Front Doors 107 94 Rear Doors 109 100 C-Pillar 115 102 Tailgate - - Roo

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 13, 2020

Toyota shares safety technology in hopes of a safer future

Toyota will make its Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) software freely available from January 2021 as part of its efforts toward a safe mobility society. It is a virtual human body model software program for computer analysis of human body injuries caused in vehicle collisions. THUMS was the world's first virtual human body model software when it launched in 2000. It enabled simulation and analysis of injuries caused in vehicle collisions. Since then, it has continually evolved to ad

Arif

Arif

Jun 16, 2020

4 “uncool” car features that make life more convenient

As the automotive industry heads to an autonomous and electric future, a fair share of inventions of the past are losing presence in modern cars. The carburetor, the handbrake, and the ignition key switch are some to name. The friction of technology shift is something that can only be felt by those who have been accustomed to older technology. To younger generations, new technology is just how things have always been.While I claim to be a proponent of new technology, I find myself having more af

Arif

Arif

Sep 10, 2020

Aston Martin Vantage takes on Formula 1 Safety Car duties!

For the first time since 1996, another car manufacturer will be seen leading the Formula 1 pack in the upcoming 2021 season. The Aston Martin Vantage safety car will make its debut at the season opener, Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.This doesn’t mean that the Mercedes-AMG GT R safety car that has been a fixture on the track since 2018 will be retiring though, the GT R will be alternating safety duties with the Vantage throughout the year. The GT R will make its return in the second

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 8, 2021

Mercedes-AMG GT R F1 safety car gets colourful new look

After months of delay due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Formula 1 season is set to return this weekend in Austria. While fans can’t wait to see the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, and Max Verstappen returning to the track, there is one important car that helps to keep things under control when there’s an accident on the track or when the weather is bad, and that's the safety car.Mercedes-AMG has been the official safety car manufacturer for nearly 25 y

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 3, 2020

Owner Review: Why Did I Get An Uncle's Car? - My Story of Buying A Toyota Camry

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Toyota Camry 2.5V owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarFacebook: Chen Kah KhinAbout My 2019 Toyota Camry 2.5VI bought this 2019 Toyota Camry 2.5V in September 2019. Back then, it retails at RM197k with discounts ~RM 5k. I was 31 years old then, never in a million years I thought that I would be getting an "uncle's" car at such an age.Prior to this car, I previously owned a 2010 Proton Inspira 2.0P.

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jun 17, 2020

The 2021 Perodua Ativa's standard safety kit is better than the Proton X50

With every passing day, we find out more information about the hotly-anticipated Perodua Ativa/D55L. If you didnt already know, the Ativa boasts a lot of car for not a lot of money. Today, we take a look at the safety features that are on offer in all the variants that will be sold in Malaysia. Impressive standard safety featuresIts quite commendable of Perodua to include the safety systems I consider non-negotiables, which are ABS, VSC and the usual gamut of airbags (front, side, curtain). More

Jason

Jason

Mar 3, 2021

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class features E-Active Body Control - Raises car in side impact!

With the upcoming 2021 W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class about to be launched in September 2020, Mercedes-Benz has been teasing some of the newest technology and features of the flagship sedan through their Meet the S-Class Digital web series.In the latest update, Mercedes-Benz has revealed that the W223 will feature the E-Active Body Control active suspension system as an option. This feature is also seen in the GLE SUV. It adds semi-supporting pneumatics to the air suspension and is connect

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 30, 2020

Honda Civic FK8 Type R Limited Edition on 2020 World Touring Car safety patrol duty

This Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition has been appointed the Official Safety Car of the FIA World Touring Car Championship for the 2020 season.The limited-edition Type R was unveiled earlier this year at JAS Motorsport HQ in Milan. JAS Motorsport is Honda’s long-term motorsport collaborator and official partner.Painted in a resplendent livery featuring the “Sunlight Yellow” colour, the Type R Limited Edition Safety Car is 47 kg lighter than the GT-specification Type R.In addi

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 30, 2020

Pros and Cons: 2021 Perodua Ativa – Impressive features, but can't escape vibration

One of the most anticipated models to arrive this year, the 2021 Perodua Ativa, was launched last week. It comes in 3 variants – X, H, and AV, priced from RM 61,500 to RM 72,000.Also read: With 3 choices, what is the best variant of the Perodua Ativa for you?We just got our hands on the range-topping Perodua Ativa AV for our usual instrumented testing and review, so do stay tuned for those. If youre also looking to upgrade your car for an Ativa, you can try out our handy tool on your cars

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 11, 2021

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 WapCarFacebook: Louis LimMy 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

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jun 19, 2020

Volvo performs 30 metre vertical crash test all in the name of safety

You’ve probably seen a few crash test videos before. In fact, we reported quite a few and even listed some of the safest cars as rated by ASEAN NCAP.But you’ve probably never seen a crash test done vertically before. That’s exactly what Volvo has done in their recent crash test – by dropping off ten Volvo cars 30 metres off the ground with the help of a crane.There is a very logical safety reason behind this and it’s to train the emergency and rescue services team t

CY Foong

CY Foong

Nov 15, 2020

25 years of the Honda CR-V - All you need for a family car

Currently in its fifth generation, the Honda CR-V is a spacious family car that is popular among Malaysians. Offered in both 2WD and 4WD, the former is preferred by many, since it mainly sees urban use.The urban SUV body style is so popular to the extent that even brands like Porsche and Lamborghini have at least one in their line-up.Being one of the early adopters and perhaps even pioneering the urban SUV body-style, the Honda CR-V deserves some recognition. But how did it all start? Well, we&r

Arif

Arif

Dec 19, 2020

My New Car: I would take this car over the Proton X50 anytime - My story of buying the 2020 Perodua Aruz 1.5 AV

** 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 Perodua Aruz 1.5 AV 2020Time of purchase: 9th November 2020Price of vehicle: RM73,226.00Reasons why I bought this carI needed a larger car with bigger boot space to carry around loads to deliver to my customer, which I find it hard to do that with my previous car, the infamous Perodua Axia Standard G 2016 as the boot space is ex

Owner Review

Owner Review

Dec 5, 2020

In Brief: Volvo S60 T8 CKD, highlights and new features

Volvo Car Malaysia has just launched the Volvo S60 CKD earlier today. The locally-assembled (CKD) model will replace the previous USA-made, imported (CBU) model. Here's a quick summary of the new highlights and features of the CKD model.New to the Volvo S60 T8 CKD is the hands-free powered tailgate and Park Assist Pilot. A hands-free powered tailgate is pretty much self-explanatory. With the keys in your pocket, do a kicking motion under the rear bumper, step ba

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 18, 2020

COTY 2020: Our shortlist for Car of the Year 2020

Vote hereHello and welcome to WapCar’s 2020 Car of the Year. We’ve cherry picked some of the most popular cars that were either launched or updated in 2020. Without any delay, let’s get on with the list of nominees and why we’ve it picked it.2020 Toyota Hilux RogueThis is the new 2020 Toyota Hilux Rogue, sitting at the top of the Toyota Hilux range, priced at RM 146,880. It comes with a meatier 2.8-litre turbodiesel and more importantly, it now has the Toyota Safety Suite

Shaun

Shaun

Dec 18, 2020

Daihatsu Rocky to be the first Daihatsu model in Indonesia to get ASA safety suite

It’s no secret that Daihatsu Indonesia is working to introduce the Daihatsu Rocky in Indonesia. The model has been spied on Indonesia streets since late last year.Also Read: Spied: Perodua D55L base car spotted in Indonesia - Malaysia introduction soon?Various details regarding the model have surfaced since then, including potential powertrains and prices.More recently, another piece of information has surfaced, as Indonesian media has reported that the Indonesian-spec Rocky will receive t

Eric

Eric

Mar 1, 2021

This man loved phones so much that he built a car to look like a desktop phone

Most of the time, when we are passionate about something, the most we would do is paste stickers onto their cars to show off to everyone their interest. But this man from Massachusetts took his passion 100 steps further by building a car that looks like a retro desktop phone.Behold the desktop Phone Car, a car built on a 1975 Volkswagen Beetle. The owner, Howard Davis, stripped the car down to its wheels and started building it up like a telephone.The inspiration for the Phone Car came from Davi

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 24, 2020

Scored a used child car seat? Have you checked the expiry date?

With the Road and Transport Department (JPJ) waiting for the official green light to start issuing fines for not using a child car seat, many parents are rushing to purchase a seat to avoid needing to pay the expensive fine. But unfortunately, many are looking to second-hand child seats or hand-me-downs from friends and families. Did you know that these child car seats have an expiry date?Yes, all child car seats have an expiry date or shelf life as we call it. There are many factors contributin

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 8, 2020

New 2020 Lexus LS debuts, now with AI-powered ADAS features

Lexus just took the covers off the new 2020 Lexus LS facelift in Japan, giving its flagship model several new features. It will go on sale in Japan in late-2020.The biggest highlight of the updated Lexus LS is the inclusion of Lexus Teammate – its AI-powered ADAS suite that allows the car to drive on its own – including performing peripheral recognition, estimating vehicle position, adjust speed, and overtaking other vehicles. The driver is freed from operating the acc

Eric

Eric

Jul 7, 2020

We need to talk about Volvo, but not about its safety

Is Volvo a true rival to Mercedes-Benz and BMW? Can Volvo take the spot currently occupied by Audi? From a purely product-focused perspective, the answer is a definite yes. However, activities on the showroom floor paint a different reality.The problem isn’t because Volvo cars aren’t as good as their German peers, but because it was too good at the same thing for too long. We are talking about safety.The image of Volvo is one that is still very much centred on safety. Volvo makes the

Hans

Hans

Mar 23, 2021

COTY 2020: It's WapCar's first Car of the Year awards and you're invited!

The year 2020 is coming to a close and that means it’s time for WapCar’s Car of the Year 2020. We have our very own shortlist but we’re also letting you, our beloved readers, to decide on the cars that deserve to win our inaugural Car of the Year award!VOTE HERE!As we’ve said before, we have selected 18 cars across three categories for you to vote for. The categories are Luxury Car of the Year, 7-seater Family Car of the Year, and of course, the Overall Car of the Year. W

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 18, 2020

COTY 2020: Volvo S60 T8, vote for your favourite Luxury Car of the Year!

Back in May 2020, Volvo Malaysia launched the 2020 Volvo S60 T8 CKD, priced the same as the imported version at RM 295,888 (SST included). Features remained largely the same as well, save for a few items like the removal of 12V socket in the boot and split folding seats.Vote HERE!Some were expecting a drop in price but as Volvo mentioned during the launch of the CBU version, it was already priced as a locally-assembled one. And that under RM 300k, no direct rivals come close to what it has to of

Shaun

Shaun

Dec 30, 2020

Ratings – Honda CR-V’s build quality and features, high marks for features

The Honda CR-V is the most popular non-national SUV in Malaysia, with good reasons too. So let’s dive into the build quality and features through the WapCar Ratings system. 2018 Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P Paint Thickness (unit: μm) Location Driver Side Passenger Side Front Bonnet 260 - Front Fender 180 180 Front Doors 180 200 Rear Doors 180 210 C-Pillar 160 180 Tailgate 170 - Roof 220 - Average Paint Thi

Shaun

Shaun

May 7, 2020

Honda Malaysia dealers commence full operations, reopen showrooms with adherence to safety guidelines

Honda Malaysia (or ‘the Company’) today announced that all its dealerships have commenced full operations and reopened showrooms starting 13 May 2020. Preventive protocols have already been put in place and are strictly implemented across all Honda dealerships nationwide. Honda Malaysia continues to emphasise the importance of safety and hygiene measures, and all “Our Dealers Are Ready For You” with the facilities at the premises also sanitised according to the prescribed

Eric

Eric

May 15, 2020

Is the new 2021 Toyota Vios facelift a better car than the City and Almera?

The B-segment sedan race is heating up for sure with UMW Toyota just only announcing (estimated) prices for the latest 2021 Toyota Vios facelift.Malaysians are pretty much spoilt for choice in getting a brand-new B-segment sedan with rivals like the Honda City and the Nissan Almera also vying to get buyers.However, which of the three would be the right choice? We’ll take a quick look and compare the highest specs (highest petrol-powered variant in the case of the City) of the 3 popular non

CY Foong

CY Foong

Nov 17, 2020

What to do if your AEB-equipped car has a broken windscreen?

The short answer is that the AEB hardware needs to be recalibrated, which can only be done at an authorized service centre (at the moment, unless there is an independent repairer here that has invested in the necessary tools).You can still have the windscreen replaced at the windscreen repairer of your choice, but after replacing the glass, you need to bring the car back to the authorized service centre to have the AEB camera recalibrated.Well, this is the unfortunate downside of insisting on ha

Hans

Hans

Sep 20, 2020

Facelifted 2021 Toyota Yaris teased - Toyota Safety Sense, December launch, from RM 71k

A couple of weeks back, we broke the news that the facelifted 2020 Toyota Vios is coming in December and with it, a go-faster Gazoo Racing (GR) variant. Now, Toyota has set off another ticking timebomb by teasing the facelifted 2021 Toyota Yaris. Left to right: Toyota Malaysias teaser and the Thai-spec Toyota Yaris.Its still a small teaser, with only an image of the upcoming Yaris LED headlight plastered on Toyota Malaysias website and social media. The design is very similar to the Thailand-spe

Sanjay

Sanjay

Oct 31, 2020