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Toyota Celica to make a comeback? Celica name trademarked in US

It has been 15 years since Toyota stopped production of the last-gen Toyota Celica. Since then, Toyota has been launching some sports cars in their line-up including the 86, GR Supra, and GR Yaris. So, with Toyota re-filing the trademark for the Celica name, are we seeing a potential fourth sports car in the line-up? According to some info gathered by various media, Toyota filed an application to patent the Celica name in the US. The application was filed on 15-January 2021 but what could this r

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Jan 25, 2021

Owner Review: A not so reliable Toyota - Story of my Toyota Celica

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia https://www.wapcar.my/forum Basic Information TOYOTA CELICA ZZT231 1.8 (M) YEAR MAKE 2000 Reasons why I bought this car Previously driving a Proton Satria 1.8 Gti, car stolen & was looking for a 2 door coupe. Caught my attention on how the engine's potential of 190BHP as advertised by various motor trading website 10 years ago. Car selection process I had a budget of: 75,

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Jan 30, 2021

What cars do rally legends buy? A WRC rally car of course

Do you ever wonder, what kind of cars do racing legends contend themselves with? More often than not, you'd think that they will buy cars they used to race in. And you'd be correct. Take for example, one Nicky Grist who purchased a racer he had fond memories of, the Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185. No, not a replica, an actual car that participated in the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 1992. By now you'd be asking, Nicky who? Nicky Grist's CV includes co-driving for rallying gods such as Juha Kan


Jul 12, 2020

Meet the 1994 Toyota Corolla that's rarer than some hypercars

Last week, my colleague Jason talked about rally nobility. This week, let me one-up him and show you a 1994 Toyota Corolla that’s rarer than most supercars, including the $38 million Ferrari 250 GTO. Yes, it's as pictured. No, I'm not making it up. Most of you know that the Corolla has been a household name for decades with a legacy that started way back in 1966. With the 2020 Toyota Corolla Cross, they’re trying new things but along its 54 year history, it's only right the Japanese engineers bl


Jul 18, 2020

Toyota Malaysia Teases All-New A90 Supra, September Debut

A90 Supra lineage shown Likely 3.0L straight-six with 340 PS Could be priced below RM 600,000 Toyota Malaysia has dropped a teaser on its Facebook page, hinting that the all-new A90 Supra is coming soon. From what we gathered, we understand that Toyota Malaysia will introduce the all-new A90 Supra in September. Expected to be priced below the RM 600,000 mark, our Malaysian market A90 Supra will likely feature a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six petrol engine that outputs 340 PS between 5,000 r


Aug 16, 2019

Toyota Corolla TRD 2000: 10 unit sahaja di dunia! Rare atau gagal?

Umum mengetahui tanda nama Corolla adalah sebuah tanda nama yang terkenal di seluruh dunia. Sebagai sebuah tanda nama yang paling banyak dijual di seluruh dunia, tentunya Corolla mempunyai formula rahsia yang tersendiri. Bagi tahun 2020, Toyota telah menambah barisan produk Corolla dengan tawaran Toyota Corolla Cross. Model ini adalah model SUV kompak daripada Toyota dengan tanda nama Corolla yang ditambah bagi memberikan persepsi ‘nilai hebat’ yang selalu dikaitkan dengan tanda nama tersebut. N


Jul 20, 2020

Kejuaraan Super GT Malaysia bakal kembali di Sepang pada 2021!

Masihkah anda ingat dengan siri perlumbaan Super GT yang penuh dengan kereta lagenda dari negara matahari terbit seperti Toyota Supra, Nissan GT-R, dan Honda NSX? Selepas enam tahun menghilang, ia sepatutnya kembali pada tahun ini di Sirkit Antarabangsa Sepang (SIC) pada 16-19 Julai, namun pandemik Covid-19 terjadi dan ianya terpaksa dibatalkan. Tetapi jangan risau kerana Super GT bakal kembali di Malaysia pada tahun 2021 diantara bulan Jun dan Ogos seperti dilaporkan motorsports.com. Tarikh seb

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Aug 18, 2020

Sejarah Toyota Camry – evolusi kereta eksekutif yang sejati

Toyota Camry cukup popular di serata dunia. Pada permulaan, ia dihasilkan untuk golongan eksekutif di Jepun. Dengan sambutan yang cukup menggalakkan, model ini telah mencetuskan idea buat Toyota untuk memasarkannya di peringkat global. Sejak itu, ia dianggap sebagai kereta global Toyota yang kedua selepas model Corolla. Untuk maklumat anda, asal usul Camry sendiri bermula daripada nama “Celica”. Toyota Celica Camry (A40/A50, 1979 - 1982) Model ini diperkenalkan pada Januari 1979 sebagai Celica "


Feb 6, 2021

R35 Nissan GT-R could remain until 2027, likewise for 370Z

First launched in October 2007, GT-R is now 12 years old Nissan has no plans to replace the R35 GT-R Company undecided on a suitable concept – hybrid, electric or regular combustion engine Future of 370Z also uncertain First revealed at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, the Nissan GT-R is more than a decade old and Nissan is still undecided on the model’s future. The fact that the GT-R is one of the oldest car on sale doesn’t bother Nissan, as the company is in no hurry to replace the model and Nissan


Aug 29, 2019

New Mercedes-AMG GT C and GT R roars into Malaysia, 4.0L V8 from RM 1.5m!

Engine outputs remain unchanged from the pre-facelift Cosmetic changes for improved aerodynamics and handling Updated interior now features fully digital gauge clusters Just over a year after the launch of the Mercedes-AMG GT C, the facelifted GT C and GT R have arrived. Prices start from RM 1,558,888 for the GT C and goes up to RM 1,712,888 for the GT R. In comparison, the 911 (992 generation) Carrera S is priced at RM 1.1m though not exactly the direct competition as the more potent Turbo mode


Oct 17, 2019

Lessons learned from C-HR, why Toyota is using the Corolla name for Corolla Cross

Tonight at 8.30 pm, UMW Toyota Motor will be live streaming (in 8D audio, a first for a local car launch) the launch of its Toyota Corolla Cross, the company’s most important new model for 2021. To be priced not too far away from a Corolla Altis, the Corolla Cross will fill the void left behind by the now-discontinued (in Malaysia) Toyota C-HR. UPDATE: Toyota Corolla Cross has been launched, priced from RM 124k, details here. Curiously, the Corolla Cross’s mechanicals are almost identical to the


Mar 25, 2021

Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro: Ginormous HOOD?

(Image Credit: Motor1 Website) Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro, the successor of the high-performance sports vehicle - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT, is branded as an agile gymnast with a lighter and smaller body. Parading its phenomenal velocity, the black version of AMG GT R was caught testing on the road. Times up for little talks. Now let's talk about the hood! What do you think of this car from your first glance? THE HOOD, I bet you say? Actually, we rather call it an EXHAUST HOOD. Just like the vent that


Aug 12, 2019

Its name is not Supra, but Toyota GR Supra – What GR means for TRD?

The Toyota GR Supra is now here, priced from RM 568,000. Any discussion about the Toyota GR Supra will inevitably be overshadowed by debates about whether this BMW-Toyota jointly developed model can be a true successor to carry the legendary Supra nameplate, which is a shame because it takes the attention away from something that’s very important to anyone who cares about the brand that makes the Toyota GR Supra. The latest A90 generation Supra isn’t called the Toyota Supra but Toyota GR Supra.


Sep 20, 2019

Stand out with the Aggressive Subaru Forester GT Edition

Following its launch in Singapore and Thailand , the Forester GT Edition was finally launched in Malaysia, adding to the Subaru Forester line-up. Sporting front bumper lip extensions, side skirts, a roof spoiler, and rear bumper lip extension, the GT Edition is made for those who desire to stand out from the crowd. 7 colour options are available for the GT edition including Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Jasper Green Metallic, Horizon Blue Pearl, Sepia Bronze Metallic, Dark Grey Metal


Jun 1, 2020

Scoop – Next-gen Nissan GT-R R36 could be launched only in 2025!

The Nissan GT-R R35 is ancient in terms of modern car life cycles. It has been through 4 American Presidents, 4 Malaysian Prime Ministers, and numerous iterations of the iPhone. While its competitors have all gotten new generations, the Godzilla has been marching on since 2007 with a recent update launched in 2017. However, according to a scoop by Japanese media, Nissan is planning for the next-gen GT-R to be launched in 2025. According to information obtained by Best Car Web, Nissan has plans f

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Nov 9, 2020

Subaru Forester GT Lite Edition 2021 dilancarkan, bermula RM 163,788

TC Subaru Sdn Bhd hari ini baru sahaja melancarkan Subaru Forester GT Lite Edition 2021 di Malaysia secara rasmi. Ia berharga dari RM 163,788 (atas jalan, tanpa insurans). Seperti sebelum ini, SUV segmen C ini diimport sepenuhnya (CBU) dari Thailand. Untuk maklumat anda, Subaru Forester bersaing dengan Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail, Volkswagen Tiguan, dan Proton X70. Diasaskan oleh varian 2.0i-L, GT Lite Edition hadir dengan kit badan GT yang merangkumi skirt depan, sisi, dan belakang.


Feb 8, 2021

Spied: The fastest ever Kia Optima GT out testing in Korea

The planned release of the fastest ever 2021 Kia Optima GT was originally set for the USA only, but the car has recently been spotted testing on South Korea roads. Does this mean the Optima GT will be available worldwide? Though the 2020 Kia Optima is already on sale, the launch of this slightly modified and fastest ever version has yet to make a debut due to the coronavirus. The planned release was originally scheduled in April but has been pushed back indefinitely. To be clear, the Kia Optima


Jun 15, 2020

Toyota's museum restores an R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R

If you love cars and is planning a trip to Japan, you should pay a visit to Toyota’s MegaWeb store in the Odaiba district of Tokyo. It’s a sprawling multi-storey brand experience centre. There’s also a heritage collection section where expert Toyota ‘Takumis’ (expert craftsmen) restores various classic cars, including non-Toyota models. Part of the MegaWeb store is to promote the love for cars and appreciation for car culture, and the gregarious Toyota is generous enough to spend some resources


Apr 17, 2020

Nissan GT-R tries to impress Proton Wira, fails miserably

Here we have a Nissan GT-R, at a traffic light that has just turned green. You know where this is going, don't you? Driver of said GT-R then proceeds to launch the car at full throttle. Said GT-R then proceeds to suddenly snap sideways and on to the side of the road, almost taking out innocent motorcyclists in the process. So many factors could've caused this spin, like road surface or worn/cold tyres. Having said that, one can't help but feel that it's a bad idea to fully deploy close to 600 PS


Jan 18, 2021

Nissan GT-R R36 bakal tampil dengan enjin hybrid tahun 2025?

Nissan GT-R mungkin sebuah model yang sangat lama di pasaran. Walaupun lama, ia tetap mempunyai peminatnya yang tersendiri. Walaupun kebanyakan pesaingnya telah menerima generasi baru, Godzilla telah berada di pasaran sejak 2007 dengan kemas kini terbaru yang dilancarkan pada tahun 2017. Namun, menurut satu media Jepun, Nissan dikatakan sedang merancang untuk GT-R generasi berikutnya dilancarkan pada tahun 2025. Menurut maklumat yang diperoleh oleh Best Car Web, Nissan mempunyai rancangan untuk


Nov 9, 2020

2019 McLaren GT stuns Malaysia, the most practical supercar and lightest grand tourer

One of a kind, being the only mid-engine grand tourer Total luggage capacity of 570 litres Reworked 4.0L twin turbo V8 delivers 620 PS and 630 Nm of torque Speed, agility and practicality aren’t mutually exclusive as proven by McLaren with the GT. It is aimed at the likes of Aston Martin DB11, Ferrari 812, and Bentley Continental GT. But first, let’s get the stats out of the way. 0-100 km/h is dealt with in 3.2 seconds, keep the go fast pedal pinned to the floor and it’ll hit a top speed of 326


Nov 6, 2019

2021 Subaru Forester GT Lite Edition launched in Malaysia, priced from RM 163,788

TC Subaru Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia has just launched the 2021 Subaru Forester GT Lite Edition in Malaysia. It is priced from RM 163,788 (on-the-road, without insurance). As before, this C-segment SUV is imported (CBU) from Thailand. The Subaru Forester competes against other C-segment SUVs like the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail, and Volkswagen Tiguan. If you want to stretch the range further, the Proton X70 is also part of this competitive set. Ba


Feb 8, 2021

Car cannibals dismantle Mercedes-AMG GT while owner is on holiday

As a car person, the worst situation we can find our cars in when we return from a holiday is to find the car vandalised or stolen. This Mercedes-AMG GT owner did not have his car stolen but he did return from his 5-day holiday to find his beloved supercar almost completely dismantled. Jay Tranter left his Mercedes-AMG GT in a guarded car park located not far from the Birmingham airport before he left for his 5-day holiday with his girlfriend. The 36-year-old came back from his short holiday to


Jul 24, 2020

The Thais are at it again - this time with a Nissan Almera 'GT-R!'

Besides the all-new 2020 Honda City and 2020 Proton X50, we also saw the all-new 2020 Nissan Almera hitting our markets. While the Proton X50 is winning the popularity contest, the Almera is fast shaping up to be the modification king. It's a pretty nice package - it looks sharp and has quite a lot of practical features. But the Thais think it could use a little more pizzazz, so that's what happened here. Nissan Almera 'GT-R' As covered before, the all-new Almera's 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turb


Nov 6, 2020

Spied: New 2022 Toyota SUV spied, positioned between C-HR and RAV4

Toyota is on a roll with SUVs, as spyshots of a new C-segment SUV have surfaced. According to Japanese sources, the new C-segment SUV is developing a new SUV codenamed “地方男子”, which loosely translates to “local boy”. Like the C-HR (and forthcoming Corolla Cross), the “local boy” is based on the TNGA-C platform. Even the wheelbase is said to be identical to the C-HR, coming in at 2,640 mm. In Japan, there is a growing demand for Toyota to return to the original product concept of the first RAV4 –


Jun 29, 2020

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73e hybrid 4-door coupe revealed – 800 PS, 4.0L V8

Alongside the unveiling of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team’s eventual winner latest competitor for the 2021 Formula 1 season, Mercedes-Benz has also unveiled the latest images of its upcoming 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73e 4-door coupe and the Mercedes-AMG One hypercar. Though the hypercar is well, looking ludicrously hyper, and the Formula 1 car will surely rack up some wins this season, the real star of the show is the 4-door hybrid monster. Also read: Coming to Malaysia - Mercedes-AMG Project One

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Mar 4, 2021

Spend Less Than $24,000, 2020 Kia Forte GT Is Yours

As a pillar model of the brand, Kia K3 is a high cost-effective option in its market segments. Last year at ASNA, Kia officially launched a new generation of Forte, which borrows heavily from its K3 cousin. The price of the 2020 Kia Forte GT has also been exposed recently. It starts at $23,215 with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and $23,815 with a six-speed manual transmission. You know, the prices are cheaper than its cousins Hyundai Elantra Sport sedan and it will hit the mar


Aug 8, 2019

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series released - 740 PS & 800 Nm!

With the unveiling of the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, Mercedes-AMG finally gives its flagship supercar the Black Series treatment. It is also the most powerful V8-powered car ever from Mercedes-AMG. Like all Black Series cars AMG had released since 2006, this is no ordinary AMG GT. The masters at Affalterbach have managed to pull out an impressive 740 PS and 800 Nm from its newly-designed 4.0-litre flat V8 engine. Unlike previous Black Series models, the AMG GT Black Series is the first t

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Jul 17, 2020

2022 Nissan GT-R to get 48V mild hybrid powertrain, 600 PS/652 Nm

It’s been over 13 years since the Nissan GT-R first went into production. So, to say that it is aging may be somewhat of an understatement. However, the Nissan GT-R has had continuous updates over the years and the last hurrah will reportedly be a mild-hybrid. BestCarWeb reports that the 2022 Nissan GT-R will be electrified in the form of 48V mild-hybrid, with the assistance of an integrated starter generator (ISG). The aim for Nissan is to meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard


Mar 26, 2021

2020 Perodua Myvi S-Edition vs Myvi GT: Which is your pick?

In a rather surprising move, Perodua unveiled the 2020 Perodua Myvi S-Edition in Brunei, alongside the regular model. Nope, Malaysia isn't the first to receive this model. Called the Myvi S-Edition, it is heavily inspired by the Myvi GT that was shown at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (2018 KLIMS). However, unlike the Myvi GT that is based on the Myvi 1.5 AV, the Brunei market Myvi S-Edition is based on the entry-level Myvi 1.3G. Let’s take a closer look and compare both the Myvi


Jul 5, 2020