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Toyota Raize’s new body scores big at JNCAP

The JNCAP has rated the Toyota Raize’s rigid DNGA platform with 5 stars in the collision safety performance evaluation. The Raize managed to achieve the top rank even though JNCAP has revised their collision safety performance evaluation criteria. The new Raize is the first compact car built on Daihatsu’s DNGA platform. Daihatsu and Toyota created the platform with a goal of providing car passengers with the best driving performance, luxury, safety, and peace of mind. Daihatsu has certainly achi


May 28, 2020

Toyota Harrier 2020 dengan body kit GR. Lebih mengancam?

Toyota Harrier Toyota Racing Development telahpun mengeluarkan set body kit rasmi dengan jenama Gazoo Racing (GR) untuk model Toyota Harrier 2020 terbaru. Aksesori kosmetik Set body kit tersebut datang dalam 16 bahagian yang merangkumi spoiler bumper depan dan belakang, skirt sisi, hiasan bumper depan, spoiler pintu belakang dan beberapa pelekat decal bahagian luar. Anda boleh menambah lagi pilihan yang ada. Terdapat 4 ekzos palsu keluli tahan karat, jalur merah, rim aloi 20 inci multispoke hita


Jun 25, 2020

The 2020 Toyota Harrier gets a sporty GR body kit in Japan

If the 2020 Toyota Harrier isn’t enough for your taste, Gazoo Racing (GR) just released a sporty-looking body kit only available in Japan. Form over Function The body kit adds a sporty-looking front and rear diffuser, side visor fins, side skirts and a rear spoiler. You can further add on air intakes on the bumpers, 4 stainless steel-tipped faux exhausts, red racing stripes, 20-inch black multispoke alloy rims and tinted windows. So is there anything functional? An anti-sway bar made by Yamaha i


Jun 23, 2020

Future owners of Perodua D55L, the Toyota Raize Modellista body kit is waiting for you

This Modellista body kit is designed specifically for the Toyota Raize - aka Daihatsu Rocky - in Japan, but does this mean it will fit on the upcoming Perodua D55L which is based on the Rocky? Wing Hin Motorsports' Facebook page has hinted the availability of the styling package in Malaysia. In theory, the package should allow D55L owners a chance to upgrade the looks of their B-segment SUV. The Modellista Advance Blast Style is an official body kit offered by Toyota for the Raize. It features a


Dec 17, 2020

Rendered: 2021 Perodua D55L with GR body kit, this or the Proton X50?

While the Proton X50 is still enjoying the limelight since its launch in October 2020, the Perodua D55L is on its way to capture the hearts of Malaysians. Our friends at funtasticko have information that the Perodua D55L will begin production in Rawang in February 2021. Although the final name of the Perodua D55L is yet to be confirmed, photo chopper Theophilus Chin has blessed us again with a rendering of a GR version of the Perodua D55L. (Daihatsu Rocky/Toyota Raize). Like the Perodua GR Axia,


Dec 21, 2020

How to use the new off-road driving features in 2020 Toyota Hilux - Superflex suspension, Auto LSD, new A-TRC

Earlier this year, UMW Toyota Motor launched the new 2020 Toyota Hilux, which now comes with a more powerful 204 PS/500 Nm 2.8-litre common rail turbodiesel engine, plus an expanded set of safety features which now include Toyota Safety Sense, packing autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure alert, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA) as well as adaptive cruise control. There’s also a 150 PS/400 Nm 2.4-litre engine for the lower variants – same power output as before but


Nov 20, 2020

Drive68 body kit fitted to the 2020 Honda City

Ter Studios, a Thai body kit supplier, recently gave the 2020 Honda City a visual makeover with the Drive68 body kit. Up front, the front bumper extension gives off an aggressive visual intake on the fog lamp section. The lip features integrated reflective extensions on the corners of the bumpers. The rear bumper extension have been fitted with chrome-tipped exhausts that only serve as eye-candy. Paired with the faux exhausts is an inconspicuous diffuser-like element, complemented with a mesh-fi


Jun 10, 2020

Toyota Corolla Altis baharu 2020 di Malaysia. Kini dengan Android Auto dan Apple Car Play.

Toyota Corolla Altis UMW Toyota Motor baru sahaja mengemas kini Toyota Corolla Altis dengan head unit yang baru dengan fungsi Android Auto dan Apple CarPlay pada sedan segmen C tersebut. Toyota Corolla Altis merupakan model Toyota terbaru yang diberikan fungsi itu. Dengan langkah tersebut, Corolla Altis dilihat semakin kompetitif dengan Honda Civic and Mazda 3. Head unit baharu itu menawarkan skrin sesentuh kapasitif 9.0 inci yang lebih besar, sebuah peningkatan yang ketara berbanding paparan 6.


Jun 2, 2020

2020 Toyota Corolla Altis finally gets Apple Car Play & Android Auto in Malaysia, priced from RM 128,888

UMW Toyota Motor has just updated the Toyota Corolla Altis with a brand-new head unit, giving the C-segment sedan Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Yes, the Corolla Altis is the latest Toyota model to adopt this feature, putting it closer in line to its rivals - the Honda Civic and Mazda 3. In the Corolla Altis, the new head unit boasts a larger 9.0-inch capacitive touchscreen, an improvement over the older unit's 6.8-inch display. Toyota has mentioned that the brand new head unit is only


Jun 1, 2020

Perodua holds its first-ever Body & Paint skill contest

Perodua has successfully held its first-ever Body & Paint (B&P) Skill Contest in a move to step up its human capital development efforts and provide higher standards of B&P service to its customers. Established in 2009, Perodua’s B&P business deals with the repair and restoration of vehicles that have been involved in collisions. “Our B&P business aims to take much of the hassle away from the repair of collision-involved vehicles, with work carried out to the highest possible standards of qualit


Jul 23, 2019

Japanese Auto Giant Toyota Announce Quarterly Results

"Every day has been nerve-wracking," said Chief Executive Akio Toyoda. Time has come to review automakers' 2019 Q1 financial results. Toyota, being one of Japenese auto magnates, is the first to put out its quarterly results. Announced on Wednesday, Toyota reported a quarterly profit of 459.5 billion yen RM 18 billion), down from 480.8 billion yen in the same period the previous year. The make said its Q1 fiscal performance was affected by the absence of a U.S. tax break, which has major disince


Aug 10, 2019

Check out this epic LUMGA body kit on the all-new 2020 Nissan Almera

If you think that the Drive68 body kit on the all-new Nissan Almera is just a little too tame for you, then take a load of this ultra-aggressive LUMGA body kit created by body kit company Amotriz in Thailand. At first glance, the futuristic and aggressive body kit reminds one of the sporty kits on the Honda Civic Type-R and Nissan GT-R R35. The body kit includes a modified front bumper, sharp side skirting, a choice of massive rear spoiler or a ducktail style spoiler, and a rear bumper that make


Sep 14, 2020

All-new 2020 Honda Accord is made using laser brazing tools: stronger body, smoother joints

The 10th generation, all-new 2020 Honda Accord has just been launched in Malaysia. It is priced from RM 185,900 to RM 195,900, locally-assembled at Honda Malaysia’s plant in Pegoh, Melaka. We have covered the topic quite extensively but there is minor detail that we’ve yet to discuss. If you take look a closer look at the 2020 Honda Accord’s roof, you will notice that the roof is missing a rubber strip that’s usually found on most cars. The rubber strip does not serve any real purpose but it’s n


Feb 28, 2020

Naza Kia Malaysia in limbo while Peugeot moves ahead with Berjaya Auto Alliance

Earlier last week, Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB), a new company formed between Bermaz Auto and Berjaya Corp announced that it will be the sole distributor of Peugeot vehicles in Malaysia, taking over from Naza’s Nasim. Nothing was said about Kia, another brand under the ailing Naza automotive group. Berjaya Auto Alliance has until today, distanced themselves for making any statements about Kia. At the same time, Naza themselves have said that it wants to let go of the Kia business alread


Dec 7, 2020

Perodua Axia (Toyota Agya) di Afrika Selatan ada Android Auto, Apple Carplay! Menarik?

Perodua Axia Toyota Agya kini sudahpun menjengah ke pasaran Afrika Selatan. Hatchback kompak ini juga dikenali sebagai Perodua Axia di Malaysia. Adakah pasaran Afrika Selatan menerima varian yang lebih baik berbanding Malaysia? Bergantung kepada pandangan anda. Toyota Agya hadir dengan satu varian sahaja dengan 2 pilihan transmisi. Setiap pilihan transmisi pula hadir dengan 2 pilihan sistem audio. Ini merupakan salah satu strategi pemasaran yang berlainan dengan Malaysia. Model standard hadir ta


Nov 27, 2020

Subaru Forester GT - new aggressive body kit, 18-inch alloy - coming to Malaysia?

Subaru Forester Think the current Subaru Forester looks a tad too bland and almost similar to the previous generation? What if we tell you, that you can make them look more aggressive and stand out from the crowd? Enter the Subaru Forester GT Edition. Recently launched in Thailand, you’ll get a new front aero bumper dominated by rugged black lower apron, a more pronounced side skirts along with a rear lower bumper apron, new 18-inch alloy, and an aggressive-looking rear spoiler. Inside, the 8-in

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Apr 3, 2020

Siapa akan ambil-alih Kia di Malaysia? Peugeot maju kedepan dengan Berjaya Auto Alliance

Awal minggu lepas, Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB), sebuah syarikat baharu yang ditubuhkan antara Bermaz Auto dan Berjaya Corp mengumumkan yang ia akan menjadi pengedar tunggal bagi kenderaan Peugeot di Malaysia – mengambil alih daripada Nasim Naza. Tiada kenyataan tentang Kia, iaitu satu lagi jenama di bawah naungan kumpulan automotif Naza yang semakin tenat. Berjaya Auto Alliance, sehingga ke hari ini, menjauhkan diri mereka daripada membuat sebarang kenyataan berkenaan Kia. Pada masa ya


Dec 8, 2020

In Brief: Toyota Alphard – Luxury on wheels

(2020 Toyota Alphard Price and Specs | Gallery) (2020 Toyota Vellfire Price and Specs | Gallery) The Toyota Alphard and Vellfire twins are hugely popular in Malaysia. Say what you want about its looks, but few other cars can match the Alphard/Vellfire's road presence and it's a favourite among well-heeled customers. Both the Alphard and Vellfire first received their mid-life update back in 2018, in which the Alphard received a new 3.5-litre V6 engine and equally-new 8-speed automatic. Subsequent


Mar 19, 2020

New Toyota Wigo launched, LHD Perodua Axia with Android Auto!

Toyota has launched the new Wigo in the Philippines. The Wigo is a version of our beloved Perodua Axia, like Indonesia's Toyota Agya and Daihatsu Ayla. All variants of the Toyota Wigo retain the 1.0 L 3-cylinder engine and the 4-speed automatic gearbox. The 2020 Wigo lineup is headlined by the new TRD S variant, a sporty and exciting variant perfectly designed for an adventurous driving experience. The rest of the lineup introduces changes and more advanced features. The New Wigo G gets machine


Jun 23, 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

More Body and Paint Centres for your Honda to look good as new

Honda Malaysia has maintained consistent sales growth for the past 5 years, an average of 30% increase from 2014 to 2018. More Honda cars on the road translates to higher Body and Paint (BP) service intakes. As of October 2019, Honda Malaysia recorded over 36,000 BP service intakes, a 40% increase from the BP service intakes in the same period last year. With great sales come great responsibility for after sales. And Honda Malaysia has opened six new BP Centres this year, bringing the total of 2


Nov 13, 2019

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 connected to a 4

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Jul 30, 2020

Bermaz Auto rancang tambah jenama baru. Jenama kereta apa yang bakal masuk Malaysia?

Bermaz Auto, pengedar jenama kenderaan Mazda di Malaysia dikatakan dalam perancangan untuk membawa beberapa jenama kereta lain selain Mazda. Perkara ini adalah berdasarkan wawancara BFM dengan Dato’ Francis Lee, CEO Bermaz Auto. Butiran mengenai rancangan tersebut masih dalam fasa perbincangan dan tiada kenyataan rasmi yang diberikan oleh mana-mana pihak mengenai tawaran ini. Pada waktu ini, Bermaz Auto merupakan pengedar kepada 3 jenama kereta iaitu Mazda, Ssangyong dan Changan. Mazda diedar se


Aug 28, 2020

2020 Lexus ES updated in Malaysia - now with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Based on Lexus Malaysia’s official website, the Lexus ES’s infotainment system has just been upgraded with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The 2019 Lexus ES is still quite a new car in Malaysia as the car was launched just last September. But for a RM 300k car, the ES was noticeably missing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Now the ES joins the Lexus RX and Lexus NX that comes with both connections. The ES's infotainment system will also allow owners to seamlessly connect Apple CarPlay and Android


Jun 29, 2020

Subaru warranty nearly expired? Here's an auto protection for you!

In order to provide customers with complete peace of mind and to ensure a higher resale value of their vehicles, TC Subaru Sdn Bhd has announced the Subaru Auto Protection Programme (SAPP). This programme is designed to provide Subaru customers whose warranty periods are near expiry with top-quality after-sales service, reduced maintenance costs, and complete ownership peace-of-mind with the use of genuine Subaru parts. There are 2 value-for-money packages available which are the Silver Package

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Oct 12, 2020

2021 Nissan Magnite quietly launched in Indonesia; 360-degree camera, Android Auto

As we have mentioned a few days ago, Nissan is set to launch its smallest SUV in Indonesia. Sure enough, the 2021 Nissan Magnite arrived in the country without much fanfare and bearing specs similar to the Magnite in India. The Magnite slots below the Nissan Kicks which was also launched in Indonesia earlier this year. The new Nissan Magnite in Indonesia is powered by a HRA0 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 100 PS and 160 Nm. The car also comes with a choice of 2 transmissi


Dec 22, 2020

UMW Toyota Motor welcomes the announcement of the incentives provided to the Malaysian auto industry

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) welcomes the announcement of the incentives provided to the Malaysian auto industry announced by the Prime Minister today. The incentives are part of the Government’s Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan to offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between 15 June and 31 December 2020, the Government will allow exemption on 10% Sales Tax for the purchase of new vehicles. For locally-assembled (CKD) models, the exemption will be 100% while for imported (CBU) models,


Jun 5, 2020

Android Auto for BMW models in Malaysia will arrive in 2021, details TBA

It’s been a long time coming, but BMW owners in Malaysia can soon look forward to Android Auto support in 2021, complementing Apple CarPlay. During the introduction of the 2020 BMW M135i and 2020 BMW X1 sDrive18i, BMW Malaysia also stated that they will offer support for Android Auto on selected models running on BMW OS 7.0 starting 2021. While the company’s announcement is good news for Android users, further details were lacking, such as wireless support and cost. Yes, cost. Back in 2019, BMW


Jul 24, 2020

With Android Auto, these SUVs will obey to your commands

The headlining must-have tech as we enter the new decade is Android Auto. Since its introduction in 2014, the system has received mixed receptions with one country’s antitrust unit actually filing a complaint case against it. Fast-forward to 2019, many car manufacturers are fitting Android Auto in cars as standard. Did you know that the cheapest car you can get with Android Auto is the Kia Picanto? Here are 5 SUVs that you didn’t know come complete with Android Auto: Hyundai Tucson Available on:


Dec 7, 2019

Now Can Drive Toyota Yaris Hatchback Home For $18,705(RM 78,168)?

Toyota's pricing strategy for 2020 Yaris hatchbacks is very unusual. Why? The new Yaris hatchback is no more expensive than a usual four-door sedan! The 2020 Yaris Hatchback LE will start from $18,705 (RM 78,168) with destination fee and RM 4k more for upgrading to the XLE trim. Both variants gain a six-speed automatic transmission, but no additional packages are offered except limited accessories for owners to choose. "Since the LE and XLE trims have shared spec across the two body styles, ther


Aug 8, 2019