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When can we expect the Toyota Corolla Cross to arrive in Malaysia? CKD or CBU?

The Toyota Corolla Cross made its global debut in Thailand last week. Production has already begun in Thailand and the Corolla Cross will be in dealerships across the land of smiles later this month.As for the Malaysian market, the Corolla Cross will make its way here and UMW Toyota Motor hinted that it will be locally assembled.Currently, the manufacturing plant at Bukit Raja has a capacity of 50,000 units per year. According to MAA’s production data, the plant produced around 37,000 unit

Shaun

Shaun

Jul 15, 2020

2020 Toyota Corolla Cross to debut this Thursday

A week ago, we published a teaser on the imminent Toyota Corolla Cross. Positioned just below the Toyota C-HR, we’re set to see its global debut this Thursday, 9 July through a virtual launch event. Based on the TNGA-C platform, it will be equipped with a torsion beam rear suspension - a feature that allows it to be priced cheaper than the CH-R and also save space. It’s rumoured to share powertrains with the C-HR, including a 1.8-litre, 2ZR-FBE four-cylinder petrol engine (

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 7, 2020

Toyota dan Lexus panggil semula 10,350 pemilik untuk masalah fuel pump!

UMW Toyota Motor hari ini memanggil semula beberapa pemilik kenderaan dalam program Special Service Campaign (SSC). Program ini adalah untuk menggantikan pam bahan api untuk 10,350 unit kenderaan yang terkesan dari bulan Julai 2017 hingga Julai 2019.Untuk makluman, sebanyak 9,500 unit yang terlibat terdiri daripada Toyota Alphard, Vellfire, Camry, Corolla Altis, Fortuner, Innova, CH-R dan Harrier. Pada masa yang sama, panggilan ini melibatkan 850 unit Lexus yang terdiri daripada model ES250, GS2

Faisal

Faisal

Oct 30, 2020

The Toyota C-HR GR Sport gets Gazoo-ed, comes with 6MT!

Gazoo Racing expands their portfolio yet again with the unveiling of the Toyota C-HR GR Sport. But bad news enthusiasts, because this car is only available in JDM-spec variant and only sold in Japan. The GR Sport version of the funky crossover is based off the recently updated version of the C-HR.So the C-HR GR Sport gets mechanical revisions of a new centre brace to boost body rigidity, muscled up coil springs, shock absorbers and stabilisers along with a modified steering feel for better

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 21, 2019

Setiap VW Golf R dan hot hatch dari Eropah perlu berterima kasih ke atas VW Beetle dengan enjin V6 220 PS!

Anda tahu Incredible Hulk? Hanya dengan pancaran radiasi gamma, dan Dr. Bruce Banner yang begitu lembut akan secara tiba-tiba menjadi si pembunuh hijau yang penuh dengan kemarahan.Mungkin ianya hanya "silver" tapi anda fahamlah maksud saya kanJadi apakah persamaan Incredible Hulk dengan Volkswagen Beetle ini? Sebut saja Volkswagen, kemungkinan besar anda akan memikirkan sedan (sport atau sebaliknya) dan mungkin juga beberapa SUV tetapi umumnya mereka mempunyai sikap doktor Je

Faisal

Faisal

Aug 17, 2020

Every VW Golf R and European hot hatch can trace their roots to this mad 2001 VW Beetle

Do you know the Incredible Hulk? All it took was a boatload of gamma radiation, and the once soft-spoken, unimposing Dr. Bruce Banner was suddenly a rage-filled green killing machine. Well it's silver but you get the pointIn a way, that’s what Volkswagen is too. Hear me out; I’ve not gone off my rockers just yet. See, talk about VW and you’ll most probably think of sedans (swoopy or otherwise) and maybe some SUVs, but they generally have that serious German d

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 16, 2020

Toyota Yaris Cross: How big is it compared to the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3?

Toyota unveiled the new Yaris Cross last week, the company’s first-ever SUV to be built on the TNGA-B platform.In terms of positioning, the new Yaris Cross is positioned below the C-HR and Corolla Cross, whereby the new model will be pitted against the popular Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3.Dimension wise, the Yaris Cross is 4,180 mm long, putting it 95 mm shorter than the Mazda CX-3 and 166 mm shorter than the Honda HR-V. So it's a really tiny SUV. If you think the CX-3 is small,

Eric

Eric

Apr 27, 2020

The smaller Toyota GR Yaris costs more than a Civic Type R

The Toyota GR Yaris is not a cheap car by any means, as it is priced from JPY 3.96 million (~RM 148k) to JPY 4.56 million (~RM 170k) in Japan.For comparison, in Japan, the C-segment FK8 Honda Civic Type R (GR Yaris is a B-segment hatchback) costs JPY 4.5 million (~RM 167k), while the made-in-France Renault Megane RS is priced at JPY 4.48 million (~RM 174k).  But there’s a good reason to as why the little GR Yaris costs so much, as shown in the video below.One of the biggest reasons wh

Eric

Eric

Jun 8, 2020

Toyota GR Yaris bakal ke Malaysia. Lebih mahal daripada Honda Civic Type R?

Toyota GR YarisDi Jepun, Toyota GR Yaris dijual pada harga yang agak mahal. Harganya sekitar JPY 3.96 juta (~ RM 148k) hingga JPY 4.56 juta (~ RM 170k).Sebagai perbandingan berdasarkan pasaran Jepun, Honda Civic FK8 Type R segmen C berharga JPY 4.5 juta (~ RM 167k). Sementara itu Renault Megane RS keluaran Perancis pula berharga JPY 4.48 juta (~ RM 174k). Kalau nak diikutkan, Toyota GR Yaris hanyalah sebuah hatchback segmen B.Namun, ada sebabnya Toyota GR Yaris dijual dengan harga ters

Haris

Haris

Jun 9, 2020

The Type R few remember – Honda Accord Type R

The Type R is a legendary badge. Originally focusing on minimizing weight and maximising performance potential, the Honda Type Rs often represent the ultimate form of the regular cars they are based on (with the exception of the NSX which was beyond a regular car).Ever since the first Type R badge was placed on the NSX in 1992, it has been on a grand total of 4 cars which are the NSX, Integra, Accord, and Civic. Only the Civic Type R is still in production.But an Accord Type R, you might wonder,

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 18, 2020

Hans Mezger: Iconic Porsche engineer dies, aged 90

Hans Mezger, the man synonymous with Porsche flat-6 engines, has passed away at the age of 90. He was singularly responsible for so many iconic Porsche engines, so much so that subsequent road-going 911 models (most recently the 996 and 997 generations) were distinguished by whether or not they had a 'Mezger' heart. You know you've done something right when engines are named after you, albeit unofficially.Mezger's first Le Mans-winning car, the 917Herr Mezger was handpi

Jason

Jason

Jun 12, 2020

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 uncertainFirst 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

Robert

Robert

Aug 29, 2019

Honda Jazz Type R is possible, if there are 10,000 orders, at least

Honda Fit (Jazz) dressed up with Mugen partsTalks of a Honda Jazz Type R surface every now and then and Honda’s stance on the matter have always been the same – that’s it is possible, but there are no immediate plans for it.Recently, the topic surfaced again after AutoCar UK published a quote from the Jazz’s Large Project Leader Takeki Tanaka saying “There are no plans to launch a sporty version of the Jazz.“ He also added, “However, when you consider th

Hans

Hans

Apr 2, 2020

Kebaikan & Keburukan: VW Passat R-Line – pakej yang mantap, ini atau Accord?

Volkswagen Malaysia telah melancarkan Volkswagen Passat R-Line sebagai varian teratas yang baru. Seperti Passat Elegance, ia juga bersaing dengan Honda Accord dan Toyota Camry.Volkswagen Passat R-Line 2020 berharga RM 204,433 (tanpa insurans dan termasuk pengecualian cukai SST). Sekiranya anda berminat, kami akan huraikan kebaikan dan keburukannya supaya mudah untuk anda buat keputusan.Kebaikan: Keselesaan perjalanan yang mantap Mudah untuk dipandu Interior yang terasa premium dan luas Menjimatk

Faisal

Faisal

Jan 17, 2021

Rebiu Pemilik: Kembar Proton X50 - Pengalaman saya dengan Geely Binyue

** Artikel ini ditulis berdasarkan pengalaman pemilik Geely Binyue 2020 dan tidak bermakna ia mencerminkan pandangan WapCarLiu JunhuaBagaimana Kisah BermulaSaya sangat berhati-hati dan sedikit kedekut ketika membuat keputusan untuk membeli kereta pertama saya. Ini kerana saya tidak mahu membeli sesuatu yang akan membuatkan saya rasa menyesal di masa depan.Saya mula melayari internet dengan fikiran kosong untuk membuat kajian dan tiba-tiba terdetik idea untuk membeli SUV. Ini kerana saya dapat me

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Jun 25, 2020

Owner Review: Proton X50's Twin Brother - My Experience With My Geely Binyue

** This article is the personal experience of a 2020 Geely Binyue Chinese owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarLiu JunhuaHow the Story BeginsI was a penny pincher when I decided to buy my first car due to my limited budget. Moreover, I was afraid I might get a car that I will regret owning in the future. I started browsing the internet doing research and got the idea of getting an SUV because I can make long-distance road trips with a spacious cabin and a large boo

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jun 25, 2020

2020 Toyota GR Yaris launched in Japan – Smaller, more special rival to the Civic Type R

Toyota has officially launched the totally bonkers GR Yaris hot hatch in Japan. The Toyota GR Yaris is conceived as a vehicle that “anyone can drive the way they want with peace of mind on any road in the world”. Now, that’s a mission statement that I can abide by.The GR Yaris is developed together with the Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team and is the first Toyota developed with the reversed concept of turning a motorsports car into a production car.The shiny GR FactoryThe J

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 7, 2020

Balik kampung travellers take note that no highway R&R facilities are open, only toilets

Though the government will soon open state borders to allow interstate travel starting 7 May 2020, highway Rest and Relax, or R&R, facilities and services will still remain close for business.In a new infographic uploaded on the Malaysian National Security Council’s Facebook page, the council made it clear that the only facility open at R&Rs are the public toilets. Other facilities and services such as restaurants, kiosks and surau will remain close.The council also issued rem

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 6, 2020

Is it true that cars with torsion beam suspensions are inferior?

If you drive an econobox, it is most likely using a torsion beam (or twist beam) setup. If you have a “premium “or “performance” car, it is most likely using a multi-link suspension setup. So, torsion beams are clearly the inferior suspension, right?As the name suggests, the torsion beam twists to accomodate vertical forces.Well, cars like the Renault Megane RS and the FK2 Honda Civic Type R use torsion beam suspension setups. Even the Mazda 3 switched to torsion beam fr

Arif

Arif

Feb 1, 2021

New 2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line open for booking in Malaysia, est RM210k

Today, Volkswagen Malaysia launched the 2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line alongside the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace and the Volkswagen Arteon R-Line. At an estimated price of RM 210,000, the Passat R-line is now available for booking. The locally-assembled Volkswagen Passat R-Line is rivalled by other D-segment saloons like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.Price The R-line variant is a step above the Elegance Variant.Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI R-line – est RM210,000 (Price excluding SST to be c

Arif

Arif

Aug 12, 2020

All-new 2023 Honda Civic Type R rendered to rage your need for speed dreams

Last Friday, we revealed a rendering of what the next-generation 2022 11th-gen Honda Civic could look like in sedan form. Honestly, it does resemble a little bit of the Honda Accord especially in retaining the consistent family-look across the Honda line-up.This time though, the team at the Civic XI forum has fired up their Photoshop skills to come up with a render of what the all-new 2023 Civic Type R could potentially look like.Spyshot credit: Civic XI forumUsing spy shots that were taken

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 6, 2020

Volkswagen R presents a brand new logo

From now on, Volkswagen’s most powerful cars will bear a very different looking R. This is because Volkswagen R has launched a brand new R logo. The letter R is now stripped down to its essential components giving it a more distinct and sleek look. Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design Centre, and his team developed the new R logo together with Technical Development and the Volkswagen R Marketing Team.As the sportiest part of Volkswagen, designers carefully drew the R to

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 8, 2019

Remember that Honda Civic Type R that was given to the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong?

Last year, Honda Malaysia presented the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong with a Honda Civic Type R FK8 as his escort car. The car is now officially registered and social media users can’t stop swooning over it when photos of it on duty surfaced on the internet.The Civic Type R escort car was a gift to His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda The Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah in celebration of his

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 19, 2020

Rumours: Next Honda Civic Type R to be launched in 2022, 400 PS with NSX tech!

With Honda launching the Civic Type R (FK8) Limited Edition in Europe and America, rumours are surfacing that the FK8 is due for a replacement very soon.This scoop comes from Japan’s Best Car which speculated that the development of the next-gen Civic is in progress and set to be launched in 2021.This means that the FK8 will be replaced soon, perhaps sometime in 2022 and it could even share some tech with Honda’s halo supercar.According to Best Car, the next-gen Type R could reuse th

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 15, 2020

Cheaper than Civic Type R! 2020 Toyota GR Yaris launched in Malaysia, priced from RM 299k

Its here, its angry and its not going to be cheap: UMW Toyota Malaysia (UMWT) has launched the insane, fully-imported from Japan (CBU) 2020 Toyota GR Yaris in Malaysia through an online event barely half an hour ago, alongside the 2020 Toyota Vios GR Sport.2020 Toyota GR Yaris price and variantsThese wheels are part of the Performance Pack.Built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, UMWT has brought in just one variant of the GR Yaris - but it comes with the Performance Pack. Go

Sanjay

Sanjay

Dec 17, 2020

VW Passat R-Line 2020 dilancarkan di Malaysia! Enjin TSI turbo 2.0 liter, harga anggaran RM 210,000

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) baru sahaja melancarkan Volkswagen Passat R-Line 2020 baru di Volkswagen Tour hari ini. Dengan harga anggaran RM 210,000, VW Passat R-Line yang dipasang tempatan ini menjadi saingan baru kepada sedan segmen D lain seperti Toyota Camry dan Honda Accord.PrestasiVW Passat R-Line ini mempunyai tren kuasa yang sama dengan VW Arteon serba baru dengan pacuan roda hadapan dan enjin TSI turbo 2.0 liter yang mampu menjana 190 PS dan 320 Nm tork. Tren kua

Mersita

Mersita

Aug 12, 2020

Someone just paid RM 300K for a Honda Civic EK9 Type R!

The Honda Civic EK9 Type R will be turning 25. That means this JDM legend from the nineties is turning into a classic soon – yeah, we are feeling old.We’ve seen news of Toyota A80 Supras and Honda Integra DC2 Type Rs going for six figures at auctions in America. However, since the EK9 is still below the 25-year import rule, that means we won’t be seeing wild prices for them. Until now.According to OZM Auto Auction, a fresh-looking Honda Civic EK9 Type R in b

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 19, 2020

Kereta dengan torsion beam suspension tak bagus? Betul ke?

Jika anda ada kereta bajet, besar kemungkinan kereta tersebut mempunyai tetapan ‘torsion beam’ (atau ‘twist beam’). Jika kereta anda kereta “premium” atau “performance”, ia barangkali menggunakan tetapan ‘multi-link suspension’. Maka, ‘torsion beam’ adalah jenis suspension yang kurang baik lah, kan?Padan dengan namanya, ‘torsion beam’ memintal untuk menampung daya menegak.Tapi, kereta-kereta seperti Renault Megan

Mersita

Mersita

Feb 12, 2021

Honda City Hatchback borrows colour from FK8 Civic Type R, and we want it for 2021

The 2021 Honda City Hatchback made its global debut on 24-November 2020 in Thailand. Much like the 2021 Honda City e:HEV (which we know as the City RS), the hatchback attracted lots of comments about its colour. If this colour feels familiar but cant really pinpoint where you saw it, let us help you: this Sonic Grey Pearl shade is also offered on the Honda Civic Type R.The FK8 Type R.This colour was shown by Honda Malaysia on a Type R demo car, but was never officially offered.Looks like the stu

Sanjay

Sanjay

Nov 26, 2020

Pros and Cons: VW Passat R-Line, brilliant ride but would you pick this over Accord?

Volkswagen Malaysia introduced the Volkswagen Passat R-Line as a new variant on top of the Passat Elegance. It competes against the likes of Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.The 2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line is priced at RM 204,433 (OTR without insurance and SST). If you’re eyeing on the Passat R-Line, we’ve lined up the pros and cons to help with your buying decision.Pros: Excellent ride quality Effortless driving experience Spacious and upmarket interior Fuel efficientCons: No ADAS Pr

Shaun

Shaun

Jan 9, 2021