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Powered tailgate option officially available in the 2020 Proton X50

During our first look at the 2020 Proton X50, Adrian noted that the manual tailgate is a little heavy to use, just like on the Geely Binyue donor car. The good news, however, is the Proton X50 can be specified with a powered tailgate.Manual tailgate on all variants of the X50.The powered tailgate is available as part of two accessory packages – Urban and Utility. The Urban package bundles the powered tailgate, built-in toll reader, coil mats, and magnetic sunshades. All these for RM 3,500.

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 28, 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.The Rocky/Raizes unpainted tailgateOne 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 NmNote the painted steel tailgateThe main reason why Perodua went with a c

Eric

Eric

Mar 3, 2021

More spyshots of the all-new 2021 Honda HR-V - powered tailgate, better wheels?

Image credit: Twitter userWith the all-new Honda HR-V set to make its world debut on 18-February, more spyshots and details have emerged of the SUV. Although the design may not be final, the size is a good indicatorUniquely, the spyshots this time shows a pair of the HR-Vs, but look closer - you’ll notice that both are rolling on different-sized wheels, such as the one above that purportedly wears 16-inch wheels.Meanwhile, another unit seems to be getting differently-designed 18-inch units

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 26, 2021

2021 Honda CR-V facelift open for booking – Honda LaneWatch as standard, hands-free power tailgate

Thai-spec model shownHonda Malaysia has just announced that the new facelifted 2021 Honda CR-V is now open for bookings nationwide. We covered the facelifted SUV back in July when it was launched in Thailand.Since its launch in 2017, 36,000 units of the 5th-generation CR-V have been sold in Malaysia, making it one of the most popular SUVs, capturing 19% of the non-national SUV market share.Thai-spec model shownThe CR-V has a more captivating front look with a new black grille combined with the s

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 6, 2020

2020 Mazda CX-30: Base 2.0G model now adds power tailgate, price up RM 3.1k

Bermaz Auto has announced today that it will now be making power-operated tailgate a standard feature on all 2020 Mazda CX-30 models. Previously offered on the 2.0G High and above variants, the feature is now available on the entry 2.0G 2WD model.Of course, the additional feature will result in a bump in prices, which is now up by RM 3,110, bringing its selling price excluding insurance to RM 144,759.Prices for all other CX-30 variants remain unchanged.This is the third specs update since the CX

Hans

Hans

Sep 30, 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

New 2021 Kia Stinger facelift unveiled, Gran Turismo car came to life

Kia Motors Corporation has finally released the first images of the new 2021 Kia Stinger facelift! Gran Turismo fans would find the new Stinger very familiar-looking, that’s because designers have worked to amplify and enhance the Stinger players have been piloting in the game since 2018!While the overall look of the new Stinger remains the same, it does get a new multifaceted reflector LED headlamps and LED daytime running lights (DRL). The headlamps also get darker smoked out c

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 18, 2020

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 72,00

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 3, 2021

Deal breakers: 2020 Peugeot 3008 – Love the car, wished it came with AEB

To give credit where it’s due, the 2020 Peugeot 3008 1.6T CKD is a great car to be in. It rides fantastically well, has a beautiful interior, and comes with premium feel-good features price at RM 163,888 (OTR without insurance).Although Malaysians may not have the best impressions for the Peugeot brand, we can’t deny that this French SUV is not only on par than other popular SUVs in the class, in some areas it even betters them.The Peugeot 3008 is as dynamic as a Mazda CX-5, as pract

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jun 2, 2020

How to run in your brand-new car? Here is what we’re doing with our new Ativa

When you buy a brand-new car, you have to go through a run-in (or break-in) period for the first 1,000 km. Unfortunately, you can’t just gun it right after taking delivery from the showroom. As such with our new Perodua Ativa, the first thing in order is to run it in.Only 17km on the odometer upon collectionHow to run in the car?Drive the car carefully without exceeding a certain rpm and speed limit. In every car’s owner manual, the instructions for the run-in period are explicitly s

Arif

Arif

Mar 19, 2021

Honda Malaysia to produce its 1 millionth CKD car in 2021

Established on 15-November 2000, Honda Malaysia will soon be celebrating its 20th year anniversary in Malaysia.Sales peaked in 2017. After that, the car market contracted has been contracting each year. As of 2019, Honda Malaysia had sold a cumulative total of 928,271 cars since 2001. The majority of the sales were contributed by locally-assembled (CKD) models.600,000th milestone was achieved in 2017We can expect the Pegoh plant to hit its cumulative 1 millionth CKD car milestone within the

Hans

Hans

Oct 7, 2020

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

Theres been much ado recently and its not about nothing - the 2020 Proton X50 has very clearly won Malaysias popularity contest since its October launch. But popularity isnt the only thing Protons latest B-segment SUVs 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 and RM

Sanjay

Sanjay

Dec 7, 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

Rebiu ringkas - Pakej Urban untuk Proton X50, berbaloi untuk RM 3,500?

Proton X50Proton X50 dijual pada harga sekitar RM 79,200 - RM 103,300 dalam 4 varian. Dalam kesemua varian, satu pun tidak dilengkapi dengan but kuasa (power tailgate) mahu pun pembaca Smart Tag. Apa yang penting, varian Flagship boleh parking sendiri.Walau bagaimanapun, ini semua masalah kecil sahaja. Dengan harga RM 3,500, pembeli mempunyai tawaran 2 pakej berasingan untuk memasang but kuasa power tailgate dan pambaca Smart Tag. Kedua-dua pakej adalah seperti berikut: Pakej tambahan Proto

Haris

Haris

Dec 7, 2020

Like this chequered Renault Captur Trophy? It’s a limited edition

The Renault Captur is now sportier than ever with the introduction of a new Limited Edition Captur Trophy. It's still sold at the same price as the standard Captur, at RM 107,980.It’s easily recognisable thanks to the Vibrant Orange Trophy colour, similar to the tones you often catch the Renault Megane R.S in.Cosmetic differences from the standard Captur include a sporty front and rear bumper spoiler painted in gun metal colour, paired with 3D chequered flag decals.Renault ha

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 12, 2019

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

2020 Proton X70 CKD: What's new compared to before?

The 2020 Proton X70 CKD is here, slightly less than two years after the China-made imported (CBU) model was introduced in Malaysia.Sorry to burst the bubble for those hoping to get the Chinese market top specs Geely Boyue Pro as the basis of the X70 CKD, as changes done to the exterior is minimal – the Proton emblems are new, and the X70 CKD gains a new shade of grey called Space Grey, and that's about it. Everything else about the car's exterior remains th

Eric

Eric

Feb 12, 2020

Owner Review: Perfect daily car for the family - Our story with the Proton Persona

** This article is the personal experience of a 2009 Proton Persona 1.6 Highline owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Afiq BazliWhat is it?The Proton Persona is a compact sedan that was launch back in August of 2007. My car that you see here was bought in April of 2009. Originally the Proton Persona was powered by the carried-over 1.6L DOHC 16-valves CamPro petrol engine from the Proton Gen2 hatchback. Eventually, it was replaced by the newer 1.6 DOHC 16-valv

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 13, 2020

Tired of reading about Proton X70? Here are 5 cars that might be more suitable for you

The new locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 has many great things going for it. Prices have been lowered, there are more features, and the engine has been updated to deliver better driving performance, paired to a new, more fuel efficient transmission.All Proton X70 variants are now front-wheel drive. No more all-wheel drive variantsYou can read a summary of what’s new with the Proton X70 CKD here. Being a popular new car, there’s also a lot of hype surrounding the new Proton X70 CKD&

Hans

Hans

Feb 12, 2020

In Brief: Nissan Serena S-Hybrid, finally a worthy family MPV

(2019 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid Price and Specs | Gallery)When shopping for a family MPV, the biggest deciding factor should be the availability power sliding doors, as this feature is a blessing for parents with young kids.The Nissan Serena S-Hybrid is the only sub-RM150k MPV to offer this feature. How Much Is It?Two variants of the Nissan Serena S-Hybrid are available in Malaysia- 2.0 Highway Star and 2.0 Premium Highway Star, priced from RM 131,888 and RM 141,888, respectively. Opting for the tw

Eric

Eric

Nov 15, 2019

Spied: 2021 Honda CR-V facelift spotted - coming to showrooms near you real soon

Order books for the 2021 Honda CR-V facelift were opened earlier last month. If you havent made your choice yet, the time for you to see one in the metal may be coming real soon!Spotted earlier today in Kuala Lumpur, here we can see a few of the SUV being prepped for delivery. Overall, it looks about the same as its predecessor but with additional touches on the exterior - including a slightly redone front fascia and 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.Round the back, theres smoked LED combination ta

Sanjay

Sanjay

Nov 2, 2020

3-cylinder 1.5L engine for China's 2021 Nissan X-Trail - 204 PS, 300 Nm

When Nissan pulled off the covers for the all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue in June 2020, we were amazed at the bold design the Japanese brand is going for its popular SUV. Outside of North America (NA) though, this SUV goes by a name more familiar to Malaysians, the Nissan X-Trail.However, since then there has been very little news on the arrival of the next-gen X-Trail outside of the States until now. Based on these images found in Chinese publications, it appears that China could be one of the first

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 10, 2021

Proton X70 CKD: New Premium X 2WD variant to come?

With the launch of the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 nearing, more information regarding the new model are surfacing.Thanks to the latest Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) production data, it appears that Proton will be introducing a new X70 Premium X 2WD variant as the range-topping variant.As it is, the current imported X70 Premium 2WD is loaded to the brim, so it will be interesting to see what Proton can cramp into the new X70 Premium X 2WD variant.For comparison, these are th

Eric

Eric

Jan 29, 2020

Ratings: 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander - A better family car than the Honda BR-V?

Joining the field of budget people-carriers this year is the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander, challenging the Honda BR-V and Perodua Aruz.To look at the Mitsubishi Xpander objectively, we shall put it through our standardised WapCar Rating system. Will the Xpander pass with flying colours? Lets see.The Mitsubishi Xpander scores a total of 162.5 points2020 Mitsubishi Xpander: Driving Performance - 28/50 pts, Not the most powerful in its segment 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander - Facts and Figures Engin

Arif

Arif

Jan 1, 2021

Quick Review: 2020 Proton X70 CKD, the devil is in the details

The long-awaited 2020 Proton X70 CKD (locally assembled) is now finally in Malaysia and we were fortunate to spend a short drive in it from KL to Kuantan prior to the official launch. Although brief, the Malaysia-assembled Proton X70 left a lasting positive impression with less Proton X70 complaints.The Proton X70 was first introduced in Malaysia in the tail-end of 2018 as a fully imported (CBU) unit from China with customer deliveries started in 2019. Between 2019 to January 2020, over 29,000 u

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Feb 12, 2020

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Sep. 5, 2019)

Today is Thursday, Sep. 5 Local News New Proton Saga: 10,000 bookings in the first month of salesBookings for the new Proton Saga, which was launched on 6-August, has surpassed the 10,000 bookings milestone.Of these, over 1,000 bookings came from Protons online booking platform, which allowed customers to book a unit for just RM 9.99. Proton further added that it is extending the closing date for online bookings to 17 September, on the back of strong demand.More on: 10,000 booking

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 5, 2019

Court says car park operators liable for car thefts!

The Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that the management of a car park is liable of negligence rendering disclaimers of exemption clauses posted by the car park non-viable.Sunway Parking Services Sdn Bhd was ordered to pay about RM 117,000 of damages to Euro Rent A Car Sdn Bhd in the case where the rental car company’s vehicle was stolen from the premises.This means that car park disclaimer notices posted at various locations of a parking lot informing visitors that the mana

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 8, 2020

Review: Thai media tests Toyota Corolla Cross; bigger car outside, smaller than HR-V inside?

Its a good time to be fans of cheeky taglines, as UMW Toyota Motors campaign to promote the imminent-in-Malaysia Toyota Corolla Cross has been taking potshots at Honda Malaysias Your Time is Up effort.Why settle for less?, UMW Toyota asksBut, as they always say, talk is cheap. Does the Corolla Cross have enough in its arsenal to back up its shoutiness? For that, well jump into this review by our AutoFun Thailand colleagues to give you a better idea of what to expect.Exterior - Much bigger in per

Sanjay

Sanjay

Mar 20, 2021

New MINI Clubman: Answers to frequently asked questions

As you probably already know, MINI Malaysia recently introduced the facelifte 2019 MINI Clubman to our shores. We already know of the changes that MINI has made to the car but here’s an even in depth look!How much is it? The new 2019 MINI Clubman has an asking price of RM 298,888. This is a massive price hike compared to the outgoing version that had a price tag of RM 262,888.We suspect that the price hike could be due to the current fluctuation of the forex exchange. I

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 13, 2019

Review: The Nissan Serena will not inspire you, but few other MPVs can do a better job

Unpopular opinion: Seven-seater SUVs are a really bad choice when it comes to moving seven adults. Have you tried climbing into an SUVs third row seats? In a Nissan Serena, you literally step in and out of the car like its a room. Nissan Serena PriceThe Nissan Serena you see here is fitted with the optional J Impul styling package, which bumps up the price to RM 149,888. Otherwise, prices are: Highway Star: RM 132,888 Premium Highway Star (Single tone black): RM 142,888 Premium Highway Star (Two

Hans

Hans

Apr 28, 2020