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How fuel efficient is the 2020 Perodua Bezza?

The 2020 Perodua Bezza made its debut with two carry-forward engines, 1.3-litre engine and 1.0-litre engine. We already know the Bezza is well know for its fuel efficiency but there weren't any official real world numbers. So, we decided to take the Bezza AV 1.3-litre variant for a spin to test out just how much the updated A-segment sedan's fuel consumption. The Bezza’s 1.3-litre DVVT-i petrol engine produces 95 PS and 121 Nm. The engine has since pro

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 19, 2020

The 7-speed wet DCT makes the 2020 Proton X70 CKD faster and more fuel efficient

The locally-assembled (CKD) 2020 Proton X70 is now officially launched and the biggest change to the popular SUV is the change to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), replacing the conventional 6-speed torque converter automatic.The new transmission bears the codename 7DCT330 and is developed in-house by Geely. It’s a wet-clutch type unit with 7 forward ratios. The DCT is quoted to be able to withstand up to 330 Nm of torque, hence 330.This DCT is used in over 10 different models acro

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Feb 12, 2020

How fuel efficient is the Toyota Yaris?

The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated heart of the 2019 Toyota Yaris is a familiar unit. The 2NR-FE engine is one that powers the Toyota Vios and has been in use since UMW Toyota gave the sedan an update in 2016. Back then, UMW claims that the new engine was an effort for better fuel efficiency, and the Yaris definitely proves itself to be a fuel sipping car. Mated to a CVT with seven sequential gears, the Yaris’ engine produces 107 PS and 140 Nm, 13 PS less than Honda Jazz. It&

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 10, 2020

Eco Idle makes the already fuel efficient Perodua Bezza even more efficient

The Perodua Bezza has an inherently efficient engine - a unit from the NR family of engines - which is shared with various Toyota models and boasts the use of dual VVT-i, Teflon coating for the pistons, and iridium spark plugs.Pardon the technical stuff but what those mean is that the engine is able to sip fuel sparingly. On top on those, the Perodua Bezza comes with Eco Idle which is Perodua’s term for start-stop system. It is the cheapest car on sale to

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 26, 2019

VW Passat as efficient as Axia? Top 5 cars tested with lowest fuel consumption - WapCar Ratings

At WapCar.my, we put every car through the scrutiny of Ratings tests. Every aspect such as driving performance, fuel consumption, or even price and maintenance are evaluated accordingly. To date, we have sampled well over 40 cars and you can check out the full Ratings list here.In this article, well go through the top 5 cars with the lowest fuel consumption during our tests.Before we start, do note that our method of testing relies on the fuel station’s pump, which in turn relies on pressu

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 15, 2021

Will we run out of petroleum? If so, what’s next?

In 2018, it was estimated by BP that global oil reserves were at 1.73 trillion barrels – enough to last the world about 50 years at current production and consumption rate.Does that mean earth runs dry by 2070 then?Well, not quite.Photo by Zukiman Mohamad from PexelsYou see, it makes more economic sense that when oil supply starts to diminish, prices go up and when that happens, people are expected to buy less of it. Eventually prices will be sky-high it becomes a niche product purcha

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 19, 2020

Top 5 brand new fuel-efficient cars in Malaysia that aren’t Perodua

To most average Malaysians, one of the key factors in buying a car is good fuel economy and for a lot of them, the choice is obvious: Perodua. It’s a no-brainer really, they’re cheap but reliable and fuel-efficient.There’s no denying that Peroduas like the Bezza and Axia are the go-to choice for fuel-efficient automobiles but at WapCar, we want to stand out. Besides, what’s wrong with spreading out your options? With that out of the way, here are 5 brand new fuel-efficien

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 5, 2020

Geely in talks with Korea's SK Group to develop fuel cell vehicles

Just recently we reported that Geely has struck up a new partnership with Baidu to expand into the driverless electric car game, now there is word that Geely is in talks with SK Group for a partnership to expand into the fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) business.SK Group is a South Korean conglomerate primarily involved in the chemical, petroleum, and energy industries.Geely fuel cell busesSeeing as the group recently acquired a 9.9 percent stake in Plug Power, a company focussed on the develop

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 27, 2021

Volkswagen Adds New Aftersales Service - Walnut Blasting Decarbonizer

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has introduced a new aftersales service called Walnut Blasting Decarbonizer, available at all of its authorized dealers. The new Walnut Blasting Decarbonizer is part of the Volkswagen Cares initiative and is available from as low as RM 515. The service is recommended as a preventive service every 45,000 km. Recognized and approved by Volkswagen AG, the Walnut Blasting Decarbonizer uses walnut shells to gently remove carbon build-up in the engin

Jack

Jack

Aug 6, 2019

How fuel efficient is the Toyota Vios?

The 2019 Toyota Vios is powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder Dual-VVTi engine with a codename 2NR-FE that produces 107 PS and 140 Nm of torque. It is linked to a CVT with 7 virtual ratios. Toyota claimed improved fuel consumption compared to the previous powertrain, but by how much? Read on to find out.The current powertrain combo was first introduced in the updated Vios in 2016, which replaced the ancient 1NZ-FE VVT-i engine with a 4-speed auto that was already present in the first gener

Shaun

Shaun

Jan 27, 2020

Mazda to use next-gen biodiesel, collaborates with Family Mart

Mazda will build a value chain to utilise nex-gen biodiesel fuel in Hiroshima. The effort aims to spread the use of next-generation biodiesel for automobiles. The biodiesel is based on microalgae and waste edible oil.The construction of the biodiesel value chain and the start of the fuel utilization is part of the Hiroshima “Your Green Fuel Project”. The project is a demonstration for next-gen biofuels jointly run by the Hiroshima Council.Mazda confirms that the microalgae

Arif

Arif

Aug 6, 2020

Ratings: 2020 Honda City 1.5 L V - No AEB, but fuel efficient and practical

The aptly named Honda City is one of the most popular city cars in Malaysia. Its latest iteration was revealed in 2020, powered by a new 1.5-litre DOHC engine.Although the Honda City RS i-MMD is yet to have an official price, the new Honda City 1.5L V, E, and S are already increasing in numbers on Malaysian roads.As always, well put it through our very own WapCar Rating system to break things down for you.Lets see where it stands in the B-segment saloon category, against the Nissan Almera, Toyot

Arif

Arif

Jan 16, 2021

Watch: Toyota Vios driver’s hilarious rant about built-in fuel-efficient podium display

Since its launch, the radically different 2019 Toyota Vios facelift has been spoiling us with the latest technologies and safety systems. One of the new updates includes a 4-inch TFT display in the instrument cluster that shows all the important information about the car, including the fuel consumption of each drive.The Toyota Vios and the 2019 Toyota Yaris’s TFT display doesn’t just show you a comparison of the fuel consumption of each trip, it also has a podium display comparison o

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 16, 2020

Ratings: 2020 Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P - Most spacious but not the most fuel efficient

Cars competing in the C-segment saloon category include the Toyota Corolla Altis, the Mazda 3, and the Honda Civic. The 1.5-litre turbocharged Civic is assembled in Malaysia and is competitively priced. To commence the WapCar ratings of our C-segment saloons, we begin with the Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P.Looking at the scoring matrix, the Honda Civic is a rather balanced all-rounder, with good scores in all departments.Driving Performance (36.5/50 pts) - Powerful engine & good brakes

Arif

Arif

Sep 19, 2020

Thailand is using the new and cheaper Nissan Almera to lock out imports of Proton Saga

Last year, Proton exported just slightly over 1,100 cars, a far cry from its heydays in year 2005 when the company exported over 20,000 cars to various countries including Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, and Egypt.The whole point of Zhejiang Geely buying a stake in Proton is to use Malaysia as its gateway to South East Asia, a region with a combined total new car sales of nearly 3.5 million cars annually, led by Indonesia (1,030,126 cars in 2019), Thailand (1,041,739 cars in 2019), and M

Hans

Hans

May 22, 2020

Sarawak to open first multi-fuel station! Refuel petrol, diesel, hydrogen and recharge in one place

Sarawak is set to introduce a whole new refuelling concept to Malaysia with a three-in-one petrol station. The state-of-the-art multi-fuel station will cater to cars powered by conventional fuels (petrol and diesel), electricity and hydrogen.The new fuelling station concept will be run by state-owned Petroleum Sarawak (Petros) and the first station is expected to be completed by 2021.The first of the stations will be located at Darul Hana in Kuching while the second is reportedly located in Batu

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 23, 2020

Pros and Cons: 2020 Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P – Great value, not the most efficient though

You may have seen renders or the teaser for the upcoming 11th generation Honda Civic, but it’s still a while away before it reaches our shores and the current 10th generation Honda Civic is still very much relevant.If you’re shopping for a C-segment sedan, the 2020 Honda Civic will likely be on your shortlist. Here’s a list of its pros and cons to assist in your buying decision.ProsMost powerful in its classThe Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P is the most powerful in its segment, with 173

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 17, 2020

2019 Proton Saga 1.3L 4AT Has An Official Fuel Consumption Of 6.7L/100km

6.7L/100 km based on the NEDC cycle Unchanged from previous 1.3L CVT Significant improvement from the Saga BLM 4-AT2019 Proton Saga TransmissionThe recently launched Proton Saga facelift saw the reintroduction of the 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission replacing the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). In 2011, Proton was adamant that the CVT promised better fuel consumption and lower maintenance so the switch back to a conventional torque converter makes it appear that Proton

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Aug 22, 2019

Elon Musk calls hydrogen cars “mind-boggingly stupid”, but BMW still believes in them

I’ve been to the BMW Museum twice. Once in 2013 and once again this year. During the first visit, BMW had its older hydrogen cars display. They were not there the second time around. The hydrogen cars were the BMW H2R and the BMW Hydrogen 7.BMW H2R (Hydrogen Record Car)Now, back in the early 2000s, what BMW did with hydrogen was different from what we typically hear about hydrogen cars. Hydrogen cars are typically hydrogen fuel cell cars which generate electricity from Hydrogen gas (H2). I

Arif

Arif

Jun 16, 2020

Can fuel additives improve fuel economy and increase horsepower?

Preying on the naivety and impulsiveness of the average car buyer are fraudulent products that claim to save fuel, increase power, or improve the handling of a vehicle.There are so many products out there with substantial claims that make it really hard to differentiate the legitimate from the fraudulent. One of the products you may have thought of purchasing are fuel additives.This DOES NOT WORKWhat are fuel additives? Are fuel additives legit? Can fuel additives save you money? Well, we’

Arif

Arif

Mar 28, 2021

Pros and Cons: Honda City 1.5V – Still the most spacious but why no AEB?

We’ve previously discussed why we think the V variant of the Honda City is the pick of the range at the moment. That is, until the RS gets its official pricing. Anyway, here’s a recap of the Honda City and its variants.For now, this is the top of the line and if you’re in the market for one, we’ve rounded up the list the pros and cons for you.Pros Supple ride Most spacious in class Honda LaneWatch system Fuel-efficientCons Handling doesn’t inspire confidence Higher

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 14, 2021

Ratings – Honda CR-V’s fuel consumption, commendable score

The common knowledge about smaller capacity turbocharged engines is that they are fuel efficient. We’ve put the Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P through the WapCar fuel consumption test to find out if it adheres to the norm.Powering the Honda CR-V is a turbocharged 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine that makes 193 PS and 243 Nm of torque. In the 1.5 TC-P variant, drive goes to the front wheels via a CVT.Like in the Nissan X-Trail, the CVT allows the engine to spin at its optimum rev range to maximise fuel eff

Shaun

Shaun

May 22, 2020

BRZ vs GTI: Different ways to driving pleasure

The beauty of the automotive world is that cars, they come in all shapes and sizes. This is no different for the enthusiasts looking for something that makes their hearts skip a beat. There are many ways for us to get our kicks from.For example, on one end of the spectrum, you have the hot hatch of hot hatches, the VW Golf GTI. On the other, you have the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ. These two cars are as divergent as they come. Yet they bring driving pleasure in their own unique ways. How do I know? I&

Jason

Jason

Jul 3, 2020

The Pros and Cons of CVTs - Why we love them and why we hate them?

Continuously Variable Transmission, or better known as CVT, is becoming an increasingly common choice of automatic transmission for city cars. In 2014, more than 10 percent of new cars that were introduced were fitted with CVTs. In 2015, the world produced 11.3 million CVTs and the number is expected to grow to 18.2 million units by 2022.In Malaysia, almost half the cars on sale comes fitted with a CVT. Examples include the Toyota Vios, Honda City, and even luxury cars like the&nb

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 10, 2020

All-new 2020 Nissan Almera fuel consumption, over 800 km range per full tank?

The all-new 2020 Nissan Almera (N18) just made its ASEAN debut with Thailand market had the honour to host the regional premiere.All-new 2020 Nissan Almera EngineSharp styling and abundant features aside, the fourth generation Nissan Almera is now equipped with an advanced HRA0 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and an Xtronic CVT automatic. The turbo mill makes 100 PS and 152 Nm of torque to drive the front wheels.All-new 2020 Nissan Almera Fuel TankWhile the powertrain and equipme

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Nov 15, 2019

Ratings: 2020 Nissan Almera 1.0L Turbo VLT - More fuel efficient than an Axia?

The 2020 Nissan Almera has evolved significantly from its predecessor - it is better looking, more refined, and burns less fuel.While it had impressed us in this years COTY mega test drive, we have to run it through our standardised WapCar rating system to see where it stands in its segment.Lets begin.2020 Nissan Almera: Driving Performance - 31/50 pts, the 1.0-litre turbo packs ample power 2020 Nissan Almera 1.0 Turbo VLT - Facts and Figures Engine 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo Trans

Arif

Arif

Dec 26, 2020

4AT vs CVT: Two steps forward, one step back?

Another update is upon the Proton Persona and Proton Iriz. The two were spotted testing with camouflage, which suggests cosmetic updates, and we had a peek into the 2021 Proton Persona’s interior.Floating infotainment screen aside, one of the speculations is the change from CVT to a 4-speed automatic (4AT). This has sparked conversations amongst readers. Some are all for it, some against it.2019 Proton Persona's gear leverWhy a 4-speed automatic and not 6-speed?Simply put, it’s c

Shaun

Shaun

Sep 24, 2020

Ratings Comparison: Proton X70 vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 - Fuel consumption

The Proton X70, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5 feature turbocharged engines with different capacities at 1.8-litre, 1.5-litre and 2.5-litre respectively. And they weigh differently from each other as well. How do they fare in real-world driving? Let’s dig in. Facts and Figures   Proton X70 Premium (CBU) Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P Mazda CX-5 Turbo Engine 1.8L 4-cyl turbo 1.5L 4-cyl turbo 2.5L 4-cyl turbo Transmission 6-speed AT CVT 6-speed AT Power

Shaun

Shaun

Jul 3, 2020

Pros and Cons: 2020 Perodua Bezza – Excellent fuel economy but why the fixed steering?

The Perodua Bezza is Perodua’s first-ever sedan, developed from the ground-up utilizing the Perodua Axia’s platform. It competes directly against the Proton Saga in the A-segment sedan market.It received its mid-life update back in January 2020, whereby the little sedan from Perodua received a restyled exterior, additional safety equipment, and new interior trim. Powertrain options remain unchanged.Four variants are available, with prices ranging from RM 34,580 to RM 49,980. These pr

Eric

Eric

Jan 1, 2021

Hyundai Ioniq discontinued in Malaysia – Goodbye fuel and safety king

For many Malaysians wanting a brand-new pure hybrid car, the Hyundai Ioniq is one of the few choices for those wanting to drive green. However, it appears that the model has been dropped for the Malaysian market.Aussie-spec Ioniq facelift shownA quick search on Hyundai’s website shows that the Ioniq is absent from its model line-up. Though some markets including Australia and Singapore have received the facelift, there has been no news for its arrival in Malaysia.The locally-assembled (CKD

CY Foong

CY Foong

Feb 3, 2021