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Toyota takes 5 percent stake in Suzuki, forms new capital alliance

Toyota takes 4.94 percent of Suzuki Suzuki acquires 0.2 percent of Toyota Suzuki to gain Toyota’s hybrid tech while Toyota gains Suzuki’s engine for compact cars, plus expertise in India Following a joint announcement by Toyota and Suzuki earlier in March, both companies have confirmed today that they will form a capital alliance. The deal, still subject to approval by the respective countries’ competition authorities, will see Toyota acquiring 4.94 percent of Suzuki via the purchase of 24 milli


Aug 28, 2019

3 UMW Toyota outlets in Kuching, KK and Klang Valley transferred to dealers

After announcing in October 2017 that it would be transferring all its retail operation branches to its dealers and other relevant parties, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has announced that 3 of its own outlets in Klang Valley, Sabah, and Sarawak will be transferred starting 1-September 2020. The Kota Kinabalu and Kuching outlets will be taken over by Borneo Mobility (Sabah) Sdn Bhd and Borneo Mobility (Sarawak) respectively. In the Klang Valley, PCM Subang Motor Sdn Bhd will take over the Subang Jaya

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Sep 1, 2020

Kaji semula stesen minyak dengan hidrogen dan pengecas elektrik. Risiko tinggi! - MP Kuching

Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak baru sahaja melancarkan stesen minyak dengan pengecasan elektrik dan hidrogen. 3 sumber kuasa untuk menggerakkan sebuah kenderaan iaitu petroleum, elektrik dan hidrogen dihimpunkan di bawah satu bumbung adalah inisiatif Sarawak Economic Development Corp dalam usaha memajukan negeri Sarawak. Walaubagaimanapun, MP Bandar Kuching, Dr Kelvin Yii menggesa agar cadangan tersebut untuk dikaji semula dan telus dengan rancangan ekonomi dan keberkesanan kos bagi stesen minyak berse


Oct 23, 2020

Proton X50 diacah oleh pengedar di Kuching? Mungkin benar, mungkin tidak

Setelah pelbagai intipan dan spekulasi, kami akhirnya mempunyai iklan acah Proton X50 2020 yang akan datang. Tapi tunggu! "Iklan" itu dimuat naik di laman Facebook yang dikendalikan oleh pengedar Proton di Kuching dan sejak itu, ia telah dipadamkan. Berdasarkan gambar SUV yang digelapkan dengan gril 'Infinite Weave' milik Proton yang bertuliskan "Ingin tahu sesuatu yang baru?" dimuat naik, memang tidak disangkal lagi bahawa ianya adalah Proton X50. Iklan itu disertakan dengan jemputan kepada pem


Aug 12, 2020

Proton X50 teased by dealer in Kuching? No, not really

After months of spy shots and speculations, we finally have an official teaser of the upcoming 2020 Proton X50. But wait! The "teaser" was uploaded on a Facebook page operated by a Proton dealer in Kuching and has since been deleted. Based on the headlights along with Proton's Infinite Weave grille on the SUVs in the darkened image, we are looking at both the Proton X70 and Proton X50. Our friends over at Funtastiko confirms that the car in front is indeed the Proton X70 and might be a teaser fo


Aug 12, 2020

3 cawangan UMW Toyota Motor dipindah kepada pengedar untuk kecemerlangan operasi

Syarikat UMW Toyota Motor mengumumkan bahawa mereka akan menukar operasi cawangan di Lembah Klang, Sabah, dan Sarawak kepada pengedar berkuatkuasa 1 September ini. Pengedar Borneo Mobility (Sabah) akan mengambil alih cawangan di Kota Kinabalu dan Borneo Mobility (Sarawak) akan mengambil alih cawangan di Kuching. Cawangan Subang Jaya di Lembah Klang pula akan diambil alih oleh PCM Subang Motor Sdn Bhd. Pengumuman ini adalah selaras dengan matlamat mereka untuk memberikan mutu perkhidmatan yang le


Sep 1, 2020

Believe it or not, this is a Toyota Innova

Here in Malaysia, or even anywhere else in South East Asia, we don’t think very highly of the Toyota Innova. Malaysians in particular can’t get over the fact that it rides on the same underpinnings as a rudimentary Toyota Hilux pick-up truck. Tough and good for carrying loads yes, but not for refinement. Over in Indonesia, theToyota Innova is very popular. It’s seen as a step up from the Toyota Avanza, the default car for Indonesia, similar to our Perodua Myvi. Still, Indonesians don’t see it as


Apr 1, 2020

Authorities fished this classic KE70 Toyota Corolla out of the river near Sogo

This wrecked KE70 Toyota Corolla was fished out of the waters near the Sogo shopping mall on Sunday morning. Initial investigations by authorities note that the driver was not at the scene when the car was discovered. The Fire and Rescue Department, along with officers from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) managed to recover the Corolla at 10.47 am. Authorities had to lift the car out with a winch after a thorough inspection of the situation as the river’s current was very strong after the heav


Jul 13, 2020

Nak langgan Toyota serendah RM 1,678 sebulan? Anda boleh dengan pelan Kinto One!

Kinto One ialah pelan langganan kenderaan lengkap menyeluruh dengan ansuran bulanan tetap yang terkenal di seluruh dunia termasuk Amerika Utara dan Selatan, Asia, serta di Eropah. Kini ia ditawarkan untuk pasaran Malaysia. Diperkenalkan di bawah label Kinto One oleh Toyota Capital Malaysia, ia menawarkan medium baru kepada pelanggan untuk memiliki dan memandu kenderaan tanpa perlu terbeban dengan kaedah pembelian sewa-beli kenderaan secara tradisional sebelum ini. Ansuran bulanan tetap berkenaan

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Jan 18, 2021

Owner Review: The King of S-Class by Mercedes-Benz - My W140 Mercedes-Benz S600

** This article is the personal experience of a 1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Jeff Ooi The W140 S-Class is often known as the last Mercedes to be "over-engineered", a Mercedes trait that was costing the company in product delays and over budgeting. According to Motor Trend, this action reportedly caused project cost overruns and resulted in the departure of Wolfgang Peter, Daimler-Benz's chief engineer. The vehicle is believed to ha

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Sep 3, 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 Ba


Oct 23, 2020

UMW memperkenalkan pembiayaan Lexus Next Step – Lexus UX serendah RM 1,938/bulan!

UMW Toyota Motor hari ini memperkenalkan "Lexus Next Step" untuk anda yang berminat dengan Lexus UX. Dihasilkan oleh Lexus Capital Services, Lexus Next Step memberikan kemudahan pembiayaan yang lebih fleksibel terhadap pelanggan yang ingin memiliki Lexus UX. Anda kini boleh membawa pulang Lexus UX varian Urban dengan hanya serendah RM 1,938/bulan. Untuk anda yang berminat, pembiayaan Lexus Next Step juga merangkumi varian Luxury dan F Sport. Harga yang termaktub adalah tanpa insurans dan termasu


Jan 13, 2021

Lexus Malaysia’s service centres resume operations

Starting 22nd April onwards, selected Lexus Malaysia centres will resume after-sales operations. Lexus Malaysia is one of many car brands that will be resuming operations, including UMW Toyota centres, Cycle Carriage & Bintang, Hap Seng Star and Sime Darby Auto Hyundai. Like all other service centres that have received approval to resume after-sales operations from MITI, Lexus Malaysia will continue to observe MCO protocol so services are strictly appointment base only. Operations are still at m


Apr 23, 2020

Wapcar Weekly News Round-up

31 August - 6 September 2019 Fuel Price Update: RON97 1 Sen Down Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commemorates 15 Years Of Production At Pekan Plant Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has commemorated 15 years of production at its local production facility in Pekan, Pahang. Further adding to the historic milestone is the roll-out of the 100,000th vehicle from the Pekan facility. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has also started production of left-hand drive vehicles for the Philippines market. More on: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia C


Sep 1, 2019

WapCar Morning Insiders (Oct. 8, 2019)

Today is Tuesday, October. 8 local News There will be no Immediate toll abolition According to the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the immediate abolition of toll cannot be carried out as it requires purchases to be made by the government. “But we may be able to afford reduced toll rates. If anyone from the private sector has suggestions to reduce toll, these can be considered,” he said in a statement today. The price of RON95 will be floated gradually from January 2020 Domestic Trade an


Oct 8, 2019

Proton to gradually reopen sales and service outlets from 5 May 2020

In light of the announcement made by the Prime Minister on Labour Day, Proton expects to reopen its sales and service outlets on 5 May 2020. However, it should be noted that this applies to outlets situated in green and yellow zones only, which will be based on requirements of all relevant authorities. All premises and personnel will be subjected to strict safety protocols guided by the National Security Council (NSC) of Malaysia to curb the spread of Covid-19. At the time of writing, there are


May 4, 2020

Pemandu Proton Satria Neo hilang kawalan dan terbang melanggar Mazda BT-50, 3 maut

Dua beradik dan seorang lelaki maut selepas kereta dinaiki mereka terbabit dalam kemalangan di Jalan Kuching dari arah Bulatan Segambut menghala ke Kepong malam tadi. Ketua Jabatan Siasatan dan Penguatkuasaan Trafik (JSPT) Kuala Lumpur Asisten Komisioner Zulkefly Yahya berkata, pihaknya menerima maklumat berhubung kejadian itu pada 12.30 tengah malam membabitkan kereta Proton Satria Neo dan Mazda BT-50. Menurutnya, siasatan mendapati kemalangan berlaku apabila kereta Proton Satria Neo dipandu Mu

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Mar 1, 2021

Five launched in Malaysia: AI-powered petrol stations with Petronas-sourced fuels

Five Petroleum Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Five) is a new Malaysian petrol station brand that was just launched earlier today through their Facebook page, Five Petroleum Malaysia. Five's launch was officiated by the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Dato' Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi. Among other things, Five aims to extend enterprise opportunities to new entrepreneurs by offering smaller and easier station setups. This could mean a lower barrier of entry due to potentially reduced capital, a


Oct 16, 2020

Delhi gov instructs 5% parking allocation for EVs, buildings to comply by end of year

To encourage the adoption of electric vehicles, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain has directed buildings in the Indian Capital to reserve 5% of parking space for electric cars. The reserved EV parking spots are also required to have suitable slow EV chargers, and the instruction is only for buildings with parking capacities of more than 100 vehicles. To speed up the process, a Rs. 6,000 (RM340) subsidy is given for every charging point installed. The deadline for buildings to comply with the n


Mar 17, 2021

Ford Malaysia launches real-time e-Service appointment booking system

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford vehicles in Malaysia, announced their new online booking tool that allows Ford owners to make service appointments in real-time. The new real-time e-Service booking tool will allow Ford owners who are looking to service their vehicles to immediately check the service slot availability at their chosen dealership. All Ford owners have to do is log on to the Ford website and select the “Book a Service” tab. They are then required to se


Jul 23, 2020

Ford Malaysia lancar sistem tempahan temujanji servis kereta atas talian!

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), pengedar tunggal kenderaan Ford di Malaysia, mengumumkan aplikasi tempahan temu janji servis dalam talian yang baru. Pelanggan kini boleh menempah temu janji servis secara langsung. Aplikasi e-Service yang baru ini akan membolehkan pemilik Ford yang ingin melakukan servis penyelenggaraan kenderaan mereka untuk segera memeriksa kesediaan slot servis di wakil penjual pilihan mereka. Pemilik Ford hanya perlu melayari laman web Ford dan memilih tab "Pesan Perkhidmat


Jul 26, 2020

Hideyuki Miyakawa – Japan’s secret agent of car design you never heard of

The early days of the car industry was dictated by Europe and America. Germany invented the combustion engine and the automobile, Italy made the best bodies, while USA pioneered mass production and market segmentation. Although Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Isuzu – the earliest of Japanese manufacturers - traced their history back to the 1930s, Japan didn’t enter the automotive industry in a big way until the ‘60s. Intervention by the Japanese military government prior to World War 2 had force


May 31, 2020

Pemilik Ford boleh jimat untuk servis kenderaan sepanjang April & Mei ini!

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), pengedar tunggal jenama Ford di Malaysia, hari ini mengumumkan promosi servis bermula 1 April sehingga 31 Mei 2021 bersempena musim perayaan yang bakal menjelang. Pelanggan yang membuat temujanji servis kenderaan sepanjang tempoh ini boleh menikmati penjimatan sehingga 20% bagi alat-ganti dan minyak enjin terpilih. Untuk lebih penjimatan, para pelanggan boleh menikmati potongan 20% untuk pakej brek dan tali sawat pemasaan, potongan sehingga 20% untuk pakej minya


Apr 2, 2021

Goodbye Proton Ertiga, the budget MPV many forgot existed

The Proton Ertiga is no more as Proton has dropped the model from its line-up. The last Proton Ertiga rolled off Proton’s Tanjung Malim plant in May, with saw only 31 units assembled, including 4 units with manual transmission. These 31 units languished for a few more months at dealers, but the last unit should have been sold by the time you read this. It was a quiet and somewhat dismal end to Proton’s much-hyped but short-lived partnership with Suzuki. In total, Proton assembled just 148 units


Sep 6, 2019

Nissan-Honda merger proposal fizzled before discussions even started

According to a report from the Financial Times, the Japanese government have tried to propose a merger between Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. The merger was proposed due to the government’s growing concern over the future of Nissan following the growing rift in the weakening Renault Nissan Alliance, as well as disruptions posed by electric and driverless cars. Unfortunately, the idea has since fizzled as both companies had immediately rejected the idea. Concern for Japan’s once mighty car


Aug 18, 2020

Looking for a Lexus UX? Get one from RM 1,938 with this financial plan!

Lexus is a brand that's about pursuing perfection but with Lexus Malaysia’s Next Step financial plan, you can afford to own a brand-new Lexus UX from as low as RM 1,938 a month. The Lexus Next Step is an innovative and affordable customisable financial solution by Lexus Capital Services. Under this initiative, customers can enjoy slightly lower monthly installments compared to standard hire purchase loans. As such, purchases made through the Lexus Next Step plan also includes the standard five-y

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Jan 13, 2021

Rakyat Sarawak bakal nikmati bekalan minyak, hidrogen  dan pengecas elektrik dalam satu stesen!

Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak baru sahaja mengumumkan bahawa Sarawak bakal menjadi negeri pertama yang mempunyai rangkaian stesen bahan api bersepadu. 3 sumber kuasa untuk menggerakkan sebuah kenderaan iaitu petroleum, elektrik dan hidrogen bakal dihimpunkan di bawah satu bumbung. Ketua Menteri Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg telah merasmikan majlis pecah tanah stesen yang diadakan di Darul Hana semalam, 20 Oktober 2020. Menurut beliau, pencapaian ini menunjukkan bahawa Sarawak kini sel


Oct 21, 2020

EON appoints MyTukar as new trade-in partner to improve customer experience

Used car online selling platform, MyTukar has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad (EON) as an automobile trade-in partner. Through the partnership, MyTukar will facilitate the end-to-end trade-in process for EON’s customers via certified MyTukar inspectors performing vehicle inspections on-demand for its customers. EON, a subsidiary of DRB-HICOM Berhad, operates dealerships for several brands namely Proton, Mitsubishi, Audi, and Volkswagen, via EON, EON


Mar 5, 2021

Carsome appoints new CEO to spearhead Carsome Certified

Carsome recently appointed Mei Han as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Carsome Certified, the business-to-consumer (B2C) arm of Carsome’s offerings. This appointment comes as Carsome looks to expand Carsome Certified in Southeast Asia, as part of the Carsome’s natural growth progression. Prior to this, Mei was Director of Platform Strategy in Carsome, responsible for product development and business intelligence. Moreover, he has been in the automotive industry for more than a decade. Mei al


Mar 19, 2021

Turbo producer Garrett powers down as it files for bankruptcy

Fans of turbocharged engines, please pour out a little motor oil for our fallen hero as legendary turbocharger manufacturer, Garrett Motion Incorporated has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It has nothing to do with the popcorn brand of the same name. The reasons for this sad turn of events were due to a combination of plunging sales and the additional financial burden that was brought on after Garrett became independent from longtime parent company, Honeywell International. According to an arti

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Sep 23, 2020