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25 years ago, Toyota shoved an MR2 engine into an Ipsum for the fun of it

Ever wondered what would a Toyota Innova look like if its regular 2.0-litre engine was swapped out for a 3.0-litre inline-6 from the GR Supra? Well, that sounds mad but Toyota Great Britain (GB) once did something similar to one of their MPVs nearly 25 years ago.The Picnics JDM twin, the IpsumBack in 1997, Toyota GB’s PR and Social department transformed a sensible Toyota Picnic MPV into the crazy-sounding Picnic Sport Turbo. The Picnic was more recognised in Malaysia as the Ipsum where it

CY Foong

CY Foong

Apr 17, 2021

Once popular in Malaysia, what happened to the Honda Stream and Toyota Wish?

Twenty years ago, when the MPV was still an in-thing, Honda launched the Stream. Three years later, in 2003, Toyota launched its own challenger into the ring, the Wish.Both these MPVs were a delight among families who wanted an MPV that gave off a sporty presence. They were once commonly seen on Malaysian roads, and perhaps some of you reading this might even grow up with one.Eventually, the idea of a car-like MPV evolved into crossover SUVs as both the Toyota Wish and Honda Stream saw sales dec

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 5, 2020

Apa jadi dengan Honda Stream dan Toyota Wish yang dulu pernah popular di Malaysia?

20 tahun yang lalu, apabila kereta MPV tengah mencanak naik popularitinya, Honda melancarkan Stream. Tiga tahun selepas itu, pada tahun 2003, Toyota pula melancarkan pesaingnya iaitu Wish.Kedua-dua MPV ini menjadi kegemaran di kalangan keluarga yang mahukan sebuah MPV yang menonjolkan gaya ‘sporty’. Ia sering dilihat meluncur megah di jalanraya Malaysia, dan mungkin ada dikalangan pembaca yang membesar dengan kereta ini.Lama kelamaan, kereta seperti MPV berkembang menjadi SUV crossov

Mersita

Mersita

Dec 11, 2020

曾经在大马风靡一时,Honda Stream和Toyota Wish为何会走向没落?

20年前,当MPV还十分流行时,Honda不失时机地推出了Stream。在3年后的2003年,Toyota也推出了一款同级市场的竞争者——Wish。对于那些想要一辆姿态更运动的MPV的家庭来说,这两款MPV都是很不错的选择。曾几何时,它们是马来西亚路上常见的一道风景,或许正在阅读这篇文章的你,就是从小跟着这辆车长大的。最终,这个轿车型MPV的概念被跨界SUV所替代,而Toyota Wish和Honda Stream两者的销量都开始下降,并最终结束了其14年的历史。那么,这两款曾经大卖的MPV到底发生了什么呢?Honda Stream:一款7人座的CivicHonda Stream于2000年在日本首发,定位为运动型7人座车型。它在很大程度上是基于第七代的Honda Civic开发的,只不过为了放下第三排座椅,车身被拉长了。第一代的Stream定位在Odyssey之下,它有着十分独特的造型,就像是发福了的Civic(或是超重了的Civic“面包车”)。K20A i-VTEC引擎这款车于2001年引进大马市场,从印尼进行整车进口。大马规格的S

Rax

Rax

Dec 13, 2020

Toyota C-HR digugurkan dari laman web Toyota, Toyota Corolla Cross menyusul?

Toyota C-HRToyota Malaysia dalam diam sudah pun menggugurkan model Toyota C-HR dari laman web rasmi mereka.SUV dengan pesaing terdekat seperti Honda HR-V dan Subaru XV itu dijangka akan digantikan dengan model baharu, Toyota Corolla Cross.Gaya yang nyata berbezaNasib yang lebih baik mungkin menyebelahi Toyota Corolla Cross kerana ia telah dirancang sebagai model pemasangan CKD. Pemasangan akan dilakukan oleh kilang kedua anak syarikat UMW Toyota iaitu Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd. (ASSB) di Bukit

Haris

Haris

Dec 23, 2020

Toyota Yaris dan Toyota Vios dominasi pasaran segmen B bantu penjualan Toyota bulan Oktober!

Toyota YarisToyota ViosUMW mengumumkan bahawa anak syarikat mereka UMW Toyota Malaysia telah berjaya menjual sebanyak 6,468 unit kenderaan pada bulan Oktober, meningkat 15.4% daripada 5,605 unit yang dijual pada bulan September.Dalam sebuah pengumuman dari pihak mereka, penjualan kenderaan yang tinggi ini dipacu oleh bantuan pengecualian cukai jualan untuk kenderaan yang diumumkan.Kenyataan tersebut turut menjelaskan bahawa penyumbang utama penjualan pada bulan Oktober adalah Toyota Vios, Toyota

Haris

Haris

Nov 4, 2020

Toyota Malaysia introduces unique Toyota Service Savers package

Regular service is part and parcel of car ownership, UMW Toyota (UMWT) aims to make servicing Toyota cars easier with the introduction of the Toyota Service Savers package.Toyota Service Savers (TSS) is a maintenance package that new Toyota owners can opt to purchase when they collect their new cars. UMWT has also made the package part of the Toyota EZ Beli Plan as an option.The TSS package covers all costs of the service in advance for the first 5 years from the time of purchase. This means an

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 4, 2020

Toyota Harrier, premium Toyota without the Lexus badge

(2019 Toyota Harrier Price & Specs | Gallery)The Toyota Harrier is a well-known name amongst Malaysians, as the model has long established itself as a premium crossover with solid Japanese reliability.But despite its long history in Malaysia, the model was never offered as an official Toyota product in Malaysia – instead it was sold by recon dealers.That soon changed with the third-generation model, as Toyota Malaysia finally realized the popularity of the Harrier in Malaysia, and brou

Eric

Eric

Dec 17, 2019

Toyota Malaysia memanggil semula pemilik Toyota Fortuner dan Hilux?

UMW Toyota Motor hari ini melancarkan Special Service Campaign (SSC) yang melibatkan pemilik Toyota Fortuner dan Toyota Hilux. Pemanggilan semula ini adalah untuk memeriksa dan mengganti penguat brek (brake booster). Komponen injap brek di dalam booster ini boleh mengurangkan prestasi pemberhentian kenderaan.Menurut UMW, sebanyak 1,426 unit Toyota Fortuner dan 11,571 unit Toyota Hilux terlibat di dalam pemanggilan ini. Walau bagaimanapun, unit yang terkesan adalah keluaran dari Julai 2018 hingga

Faisal

Faisal

Dec 2, 2020

Is the Toyota Avanza a Toyota or a Daihatsu?

We all know the Toyota Avanza. The strangely proportioned 7-seater MPV that has the ground clearance of an SUV. While opinions are split between the car’s look, there was no denying that it was a helpful workhorse whether you’re ferrying workers or family around. Those on the elderly side also love the height clearance as it means easier ingress and egress! If you’re a very observant person, you would notice that according to the Avanza’s VIN plate, th

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 18, 2019

Toyota files patent for BZ name – next Toyota 86?

Toyota has been quite busy these few months coming off the launch of the Corolla Cross, the refreshed Hilux, and the Yaris Cross. There seems to be nothing stopping the Japanese giant and the world’s largest automotive company.According to Indonesia’s Autonetmagz, Toyota has filed a trademark for a brand-new model name called the BZ. The trademark has been filed through the US Patent Office on 22 May 2020.What does this mean? The BZ name isn’t new to Toyota though. It was used

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 28, 2020

Malaysia akan lancar model Toyota baru nanti – Toyota GR Yaris 2021 atau Toyota Vios GR Sport, mungkin?

UMW Toyota akan melancarkan satu model baru pada 17 Disember. Sudah menjadi kebiasaan promo acah pada fasa awalnya, maklumat terperinci belum didedahkan. Tapi, cara dan intonasi iklannya berbunyi agak ‘hip’, ditujukan kepada orang muda dengan gaya.Oleh itu, kita dah boleh jangkakan yang ia barangkali bukannya Toyota Fortuner mahupun Toyota Innova, walaupun kedua-dua model ini sudah patut menerima kemaskini, meniru penambahbaikan yang baru seperti Toyota Hilux yang berkongsi platform

Mersita

Mersita

Dec 3, 2020

Malaysia to launch new Toyota model soon – 2021 Toyota GR Yaris or Toyota Vios GR Sport maybe?

UMW Toyota will be launching a new model on 17-December. Typical of such pre-launch teasers, details are intentionally held back but the tone and manner of the communication suggests something youthful, emotional and sporty.So we can safely rule out cars like the Toyota Fortuner and Toyota Innova, both of which are also due for an update, following a similar refresh for the shared IMV-platform Toyota Hilux.Could it be the new updated Toyota Vios and Toyota Yaris then? Bookings are opened for bot

Hans

Hans

Dec 2, 2020

Mampukah Toyota Corolla Cross 2021 CKD tebus kekurangan Toyota C-HR?

Toyota Corolla CrossToyota C-HR sudah digugurkan secara senyap dari laman web rasmi Toyota. Tindakan ini seolah-olah menandakan bahawa SUV kompak tersebut akan segera keluar dari pasaran Malaysia.SUV terbaru yang dilancarkan Toyota iaitu Toyota Corolla Cross dikatakan bakal mengisi kekosongan tersebut.Kami difahamkan bahawa kilang pemasangan kedua Toyota di Bukit Raja, Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd.’s (ASSB) sedang melakukan persedian untuk mengubah susun atur untuk pemasangan SUV. Ini mengua

Haris

Haris

Dec 29, 2020

Toyota Yaris 2021 Facelift diacah - pelancaran Disember, ada Toyota Safety Suite

Beberapa minggu lepas, kami ada laporkan yang Toyota Vios 2020 facelift akan tiba pada bulan Disember dan akan mengiringinya ialah varian Gazoo Racing (GR). Kini, Toyota sedang mengacah satu lagi model yang ditunggu ramai iaitu Toyota Yaris 2021 facelift.Kiri ke kanan: Acah oleh Toyota Malaysia dan Toyota Yaris spesifikasi ThailandIa hanyalah acah yang biasa-biasa saja dengan satu gambar yang menunjukkan lampu hadapan LED Yaris yang dimuatnaik pada laman sesawang Toyota Malaysia dan media sosial

Mersita

Mersita

Oct 31, 2020

Toyota Raize to be launched in Indonesia? Toyota says, please wait

Toyota Indonesia has just launched the refreshed Toyota Agya, which is known to Malaysians as the Perodua Axia.During the press conference, which was streamed online amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Indonesian media queried about the potential arrival of the Toyota Raize. To which Toyota Indonesia did not deny that the budget compact SUV is bound for its local market.Kazunori Minamide, Marketing Director of PT. Toyota-Astra Motor said that while they have not decided on the Raize, they are c

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Mar 20, 2020

The Toyota Sera - The flyest-looking Toyota ever

The Japanese Bubble Era of the late eighties and early nineties was a wonderful time to be around as a car fan. That period saw Japan’s automotive industry exploded into an era filled with technological and design masterpieces. The soaring asset prices and strong Japanese yen caused Japanese automakers like Nissan, Toyota and Honda to be more daring by launching legendary icons like the R32 Skyline GT-R and the Honda NSX as well as luxury brands like Lexus and Infiniti.Rawrr

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 4, 2020

Toyota Raize (Perodua D55L) laris di Jepun. Bantu lonjak penjualan global Toyota!

Perodua D55LToyota Motor Corporation dilihat kembali ke landasan keuntungan ketika dunia sedang bergelut dengan wabak Covid-19. Jumlah penjualan dari Januari hingga Ogos 2020 yang mengalami peningkatan turut mengira jumlah penjualan daripada anak syarikat Toyota Motor Corporation iaitu Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. dan Hino Motors, Ltd.Antara faktor kejayaan Toyota pada saat-saat sukar ini adalah peningkatan penjualan model-model terbaru secara domestik antaranya adalah Toyota Harrier, Toyo

Haris

Haris

Oct 8, 2020

Tom's tunes 2020 Toyota GR Supra and Toyota Century

Following their debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January this year, famed Toyota tuner Tom’s will open orders for their tuned 2020 Toyota GR Supra and 2020 Toyota Century this weekend. The Supra gets a new turbo, intercooler and an ECU tweak among other mods to bump the power up from 335 PS to 460 PS. Meanwhile, stiffened chassis and new Brembo six-piston brake calipers mated to 380mm discs means the newfound power stays in check.Unlike us (hopefully), when cars go on a diet they

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 8, 2020

Toyota RAV4 vs Toyota Harrier, should you pay more for the Harrier?

 Toyota HarrierToyota RAV4The all-new 2020 Toyota Harrier will officially go on sale in June. From the preliminary specifications released by Toyota, the Harrier appears to share many similarities with the Toyota RAV4. Why does Toyota have two SUVs in the same segment? Here’s a brief comparison.It is true that both SUVs are very similar to each other. The Harrier and RAV4 are categorised in the same segment, built on the TNGA-K platform shared with the Toyota Camry. Bot

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 10, 2020

A new Toyota 86 is under development: Better than Toyota Supra? 

"We have a new 86 team," revealed by the 2020 Toyota Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada when speaking with Motor.        Despite Toyota's local PR representatives insisted that having a development team does not guarantee a new model, Tada has deliberately encouraged a trace of the Toyota 86.It is promising to see the new sports car developed; it is not however, to witness the debut of it considering the automotive industry has plummeted.

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 25, 2019

UMW Toyota announces recall for 2017-19 Toyota Avanza, 3,923 units affected

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has just announced a recall campaign on Toyota Avanza models manufactured from October 2017 to June 2019. This recall campaign, which UMWT calls a Special Service Campaign (SSC) affects 3,923 units of the Avanza.The recall is an extension of a previous announcement affecting the vehicle’s fuel pump. Models not listed here are not affected in this latest campaign.According to Toyota, the affected vehicles are equipped with a fuel pump that may stop operating. If this

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 4, 2021

Toyota Vios GR (Gazoo Racing), pengganti Toyota Vios TRD bakal hadir tahun 2020?

Toyota ViosSebelum ini, terdapat khabar angin yang mengatakan bahawa Toyota Vios bakal menerima facelift ringkas pada hujung tahun 2020. Tidak mahu diketepikan dari saingan Honda City 2020 serba baru dan Nissan Almera Turbo 2020 serba baru, Toyota Vios dikatakan bakal mengenakan facelift berdasarkan Toyota Yaris Ativ di Thailand.Kereta sama, pelumba berbeza. Baru betul skil!Sehubungan dengan itu, Toyota Vios 2020 facelift tersebut turut dilaporkan bakal menerima varian GR (Gazoo Racing). Ga

Haris

Haris

Oct 21, 2020

Start your Toyota Supra engines, Toyota GR Velocity Esports Championships is back

Malaysia’s fastest growing E-Sports motor-racing competition is gearing up for the new season starting in September. The third season of the Toyota GR Velocity Esports Championship will be held throughout the month with an estimated 720 virtual racers ready to take on the grid.Four qualifying sessions will kick off the season. Participants will have the honour of racing the Toyota GR Supra RZ around the Fuji International Speedway in Japan before advancing to the semi-final where the

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 13, 2020

Intipan: Toyota Corolla Cross, versi Toyota Corolla dengan gaya crossover bakal dilancarkan?

Toyota Corolla CrossKami telah melaporkan intipan Toyota Corolla Cross yang akan datang di mana SUV tersebut akan hadir dengan spoiler besar di belakangnya. Kini kita mempunyai penampilan pertama di bahagian hadapan pula.Toyota sedaya upaya menutup rupa model ini dengan pelbagai penyamaran. Bahagian hadapannya disamarkan lengkap dengan bentuk potongan yang dibuat-buat untuk sengaja mengelirukan kita.Tetapi dari sedikit yang dapat kita lihat, kelihatan seperti Corolla Cross akan mempunyai jalur L

Haris

Haris

Jun 22, 2020

All-new 2021 Toyota Venza revealed, rebadged Toyota Harrier for the US

Toyota has just unveiled the 2021 Venza for the North American market, which is essentially a rebadged fourth-generation Toyota Harrier.Like the Toyota Harrier, the 2021 Venza will be assembled at the Takaoka plant.For the North American market, the 2021 Venza is only available with a 2.5-litre Toyota Hybrid II system that does a combined system output of 218 PS, identical to the Japanese market Harrier. The 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated Dynamic Force petrol engine (171 PS, 207 Nm) isn’t a

Eric

Eric

May 19, 2020

Why the Toyota Corolla Cross will be turning point for UMW Toyota

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Cross made its global debut in early July and it could prove to be the much-needed catalyst for UMW Toyota Motor to compete in the hotly-contested B-segment SUV market when it arrives here later this year.Here’s a little bit of background to as why the UMWT needs the Corolla Cross in its line-up.Recall back in 2015 when Honda Malaysia introduced the Honda HR-V. UMWT had to watch on the sidelines as they did not have a model to compete against the HR-V.Further rubbin

Eric

Eric

Jul 31, 2020

Toyota Fortuner 2021 dan Toyota Innova 2021 akan dilancarkan 2 Februari, 8.30 malam

Toyota Fortuner 2021 dan Toyota Innova 2021 telah dibuka untuk tempahan pada awal Januari 2021. Duo SUV - MPV gagah dari Toyota tersebut akan dilancarkan secara rasmi pada 2 Februari 2021 jam 8.30 malam.Berikutan pandemik Covid-19, Toyota Malaysia akan melancarkan Toyota Fortuner 2021 dan Toyota Innova 2021 melalui atas talian. Pelancaran tersebut akan dipaparkan melalui Facebook Toyota Malaysia secara langsung.Kedua-dua model Toyota tersebut selalu dilancarkan bersama-sama disebabkan oleh perko

Haris

Haris

Jan 30, 2021

Toyota Harrier 2021 bakal dilancarkan, boleh daftar minat di laman web Toyota Malaysia

Tempoh hari, kami telah memuat naik imej intipan SUV ini di Malaysia, kini UMW Toyota (UMWT) telah mengesahkan pelancaran Toyota Harrier 2021 yang baru di laman web rasmi serta Facebook Toyota Malaysia.Juga baca: Spyshot: Toyota Harrier 2021 serba baru telah tiba di Malaysia, pelancaran sahJika anda ada niat untuk membeli SUV ini, pendaftaran minat untuk Harrier serba baru kini dibuka di laman web Toyota.Toyota Harrier membuat debut dunia tahun lalu, dan sejak itu, SUV mewah ini menjadi kereta k

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Apr 6, 2021

UMW Toyota to launch new 2021 Toyota Innova Zenix variant, trademark filed

Back in October, the updated Toyota Innova was given its world debut in Indonesia. Over in the archipelago, the Innova is given two names, the standard Kijang Innova and the sporty Venturer.Indonesian-spec Venturer shownMeanwhile, closer to home, the new Innova is expected to arrive in Malaysia in 2021. However, according to a trademark filed at the Malaysian Intellectual Property Office (MyIPO), it seems there could be a luxury variant of the Innova looming called the Innova Zenix.The name was

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 15, 2020