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Used hybrids are really cheap, so should you buy a used Toyota Prius, Camry Hybrid or Honda Insight?

There was a short period of time between 2011 until 2013 when Malaysian car buyers enjoyed a too good to be true deal - import and excise duties were completely waived for fully imported hybrid models with engine capacities below 2,000 cc. The Japan-made Toyota Prius, Honda Insight and CR-Z were introduced here.Between 2009 to 2010, duty exemption was also available, but at a lower rate - 100 percent exemption on import duties and 50 percent discount on excise duties.At a time when even the most

Hans

Hans

Oct 20, 2020

Toyota tops list of cars kept beyond 15 years, Prius owners most satisfied

Seven out of the top 10 car models kept by US car owners for 15 years or longer are made by Toyota, according to data compiled by car-focused search engine iseecars.com, which has tracked over 660,000 cars sold in the US between 1981 and 2005 for this study. Top 10 Brands Owners Keep for 15 Years or More Toyota 9.8% Honda 8.1% Subaru 8.0% Acura 7.9% Mazda 6.3% Mitsubishi 5.5% Hyundai 5.5% Chrysler 5.5% Nissan 5.3%

Hans

Hans

Jan 21, 2021

Panduan kereta terpakai: Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, Camry Hybrid kini berharga serendah RM 40,000 sahaja?

Toyota CamryTerdapat sedikit jangka masa pendek antara 2011 hingga 2013 ketika pembeli kereta Malaysia menikmati promosi terhebat - duti import dan eksais digugurkan sepenuhnya untuk model hibrid yang diimport sepenuhnya dengan kapasiti enjin di bawah 2,000 cc. Promosi tersebut telah membawa kepada lambakan model hibrid Jepun seperti Toyota Prius, Honda Insight dan Honda CR-Z di sini.Sekitar tahun 2009 hingga 2010, ada pengecualian duti juga tetapi pada tahap yang lebih rendah iaitu pengecualian

Haris

Haris

Oct 29, 2020

Honda City RS costs RM 19k more than City 1.5V, but only RM 56 more to maintain over 5 years

The 2021 Honda City RS is here and it costs a whopping RM 19k premium over the City 1.5 V. But if youre still considering getting the City RS, you can check out our handy trade-in tool below to see how much it would cost to own the self-proclaimed torque king.Trade in Users Car FormThe biggest question is, is maintaining the City RS equally as expensive?How much does it cost to maintain the Honda City RS? 2021 Honda City RS service costs Month Mileage (km) Cost (RM) 1 1,00

Eric

Eric

Mar 24, 2021

China’s battery giant CATL claims 2 million km electric car battery ready

CATL has announced that it is ready to produce an electric car battery with a battery lifespan of a million miles or approximately 2,000,000 km and 16 years. To put it into context, current electric cars have warranties that last up to 240,000 km. Although current electric car batteries are predicted to last from 10 to 20 years, the warranty period is usually about 8 years.BAIC EU260 utilises CATL's Li-ion batteryIn February 2020, CATL and Tesla confirmed a partnership from July 2020 to June

Arif

Arif

Jun 10, 2020

Battery giant CATL plans USD 5 bil  investment in Indonesia, lithium-ion battery production to start in 2024

CATL, the Chinese battery giant, plans to invest 5 billion USD in Indonesia for a lithium-ion battery plant.The Edge Market reports that the target is for the lithium-ion battery plant to start production in 2024. This information was conveyed by Deputy Minister Septian Hario Seto in a virtual briefing.CATL has signed an agreement with Indonesia to ensure that 60% of the nickel will be processed in Indonesia, and not abroad.Indonesia’s large reserve of nickel has attracted many investors i

Arif

Arif

Dec 16, 2020

We have Petronas, Indonesia now has a gov-owned EV battery company

Indonesia has officially launched the Indonesia Battery Corporation (IBC), a government-owned EV battery company, last Friday. The IBC consists of the following organizations: PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium ANTM (Aneka Tambang Tbk) Pertamina PLN (Perusahaan Listrik Negara)The organizations fall under Indonesias BUMN, which is a collection of state-owned enterprises in Indonesia.Nickel ore processing. Photo: The Jakarta PostCNBC Indonesia reports that IBC will oversee the entire supply chain inclu

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Arif

Mar 29, 2021

Second Toyobaru twin after BRZ/GR86 is the Toyota bZ4X

Toyota is gearing up for an electrified future with the unveiling of the Toyota bZ4x Concept at 2021 Auto Shanghai. The concept is the first of seven bZ battery electric vehicles (BEVs) the Japanese carmaker plans to introduce by 2025.The first Prius, a pioneer in electric hybrid vehiclesToyota once revolutionised the automotive landscape with the Prius back in 1997. It was the world’s first mass-produced hybrid electric vehicle (HEVs) and since its introduction, Toyota has sold over 17 mi

CY Foong

CY Foong

Apr 19, 2021

2020 Volvo XC60 T8 in Malaysia gets bigger 11.6 kWh battery and new crystal gear knob, price remains

Volvo Malaysia has quietly updated the Volvo XC60 T8 with a larger capacity battery at 11.6 kWh, compared to 10.4 kWh previously, and a newly designed Orrefors crystal gear knob. Apart from those, both the T5 and T8 variants gain a net pocket on the transmission tunnel for the passenger side.The exterior colour lineup has also been revised. Gone are the Maple Brown and Luminous Sand colours, replacing them are Osmium Grey and Bright Silver. Specifications wise, it remains unchanged fro

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 22, 2020

Toyota Corolla Cross to debut in Thailand next month, coming to Malaysia soon

The first ever Toyota Corolla Cross, a C-segment Corolla-based SUV that’s supposed to a more mainstream, cheaper and more practical version of a Toyota C-HR, is set to make its global debut in Thailand next month.Leaked photos suggests that the Corolla Cross will look like a scaled down Toyota RAV4 – not a bad start.Toyota Corolla AltisBased on what we know so far, the Toyota Corolla Cross will be based on the Toyota Corolla Altis’ TNGA-C platform, but with a more space efficie

Hans

Hans

Jun 15, 2020

2021 Toyota C-HR to be dropped from Malaysia as Thailand shifts to hybrid-only C-HR facelift

The Toyota C-HR is due for a mid-lifecycle update soon but the C-HR model range will most likely be dropped for Malaysia. Its vacated slot will be filled by the upcoming Toyota Corolla Cross.The C-segment Toyota C-HR was launched in Thailand in early-2018 (previewed in November 2017 at the Bangkok motor show) and after nearly 3 years on the market, a facelift is due to be launched in early-2021, reports Thailand’s Headlightmag.com.European market facelift model shownThe facelifted Toyota C

Hans

Hans

Jul 28, 2020

BMW Malaysia upgrades hybrid battery warranty to 8-year/160k km, also available for existing owners

BMW Malaysia extends its current PHEV battery warranty programme for BMW and MINI vehicles by an additional 2 years and 60,000 km, bringing the programme to 8 years or 160,000 km, whichever comes first.The new warranty programme applies to the hybrid battery only, the rest of the vehicle is covered by the 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.From now until 31 December 2020, existing BMW PHEV customers are able to purchase the new hybrid battery warranty as an extension for the BMW 330e, X5 xDr

Shaun

Shaun

Jun 2, 2020

Honda Malaysia Recalled Odyssey and Accord: Problem in Battery Sensor and Door Mirror Component

 Since Accord and Odyssey involving a battery sensor failure and defective door mirror component, the Honda Malaysia has announced a product recall.The battery sensor failure is caused by inaccurate forming on the PCB, which could cause a short circuit, resulting in smoke emitting from the bonnet or in the worst case, a fire. 20,233 units of the Honda Accord models are affected, built between 2013 till 2016.The inconsistent surface treatment of the movable contact area, which located i

Gemma

Gemma

Jul 20, 2019

2021 Toyota Yaris facelift - new vs old, small price bump but what's new?

UMW Toyota Motor has opened bookings for the 2021 Toyota Yaris facelift earlier this morning. Theres been an approximately RM 1k+ bump across the range, so lets see what buyers will get for for the extra dosh. Exterior - cleaner designMost will agree that the new facelift is far easier on the eyes than the outgoing Yaris. Changes now include LED head lamps and daytime running lights (DRLs) across all three variants, and an aggressive front bumper that looks much simpler than before. It still wea

Sanjay

Sanjay

Nov 2, 2020

New electric Mini Cooper SE coming to Malaysia soon, 217 km battery range only?

Having launched in Thailand back in February this year, the Mini Cooper SE (all-electric) will be coming to Malaysia soon. The Mini Cooper SE is priced at 2,290,000 baht in or approximately RM 310,000. With BMW Malaysia selling the BMW i3s, it would be no surprise then that the Mini Cooper SE becomes available in the Malaysian market.The MINI Cooper SE has a rather small battery capacity in comparison to bigger electric cars like the Audi e-tron 55 Quattro (95 kWh) and the Tesla Model X (10

Arif

Arif

Jul 14, 2020

New generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ confirmed

Toyota Motor Corporation and Subaru Corporation have agreed to deepen their business relationship. Toyota announced on Friday that it will increase its stake in Subaru from 16.8% to 20%. In return, Subaru will purchase 80 billion Yen worth of Toyota shares. Both companies also confirmed that they will continue to develop the next generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.Apart from the upcoming Toyota 86/BRZ duo, Toyota and Subaru will also co-develop a platform dedicated to battery electric vehi

Eric

Eric

Oct 1, 2019

Honda opens Malaysia’s first hybrid vehicle battery assembly plant, for 2020 Honda City RS

Honda Malaysia has opened Malaysia’s first high voltage battery assembly plant in Melaka, to support the world debut of the first ever Honda City RS with i-MMD. You can read our review of the City RS here.Production of the full-hybrid Honda City RS with a two-motor intelligent multi-mode drive (i-MMD) has already begun at Honda Malaysia’s Pegoh plant. It is the fifth Honda hybrid model to be produced there.Assembly of the GP1 Jazz Hybrid (IMA) started in 2012, followed by the GP5 Jaz

Hans

Hans

Sep 25, 2020

Maintenance, insurance, tyres included, Toyota Kinto One's subscription in Malaysia from RM 1,678/month

The Toyota Kinto One car subscription service, which has already been rolled out in parts of Europe, Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan, is now in Malaysia. Kinto One is an all-inclusive, fixed monthly payment, car subscription plan. The fixed monthly subscription covers registration of the vehicle, annual comprehensive insurance and road tax, periodic maintenance as well as preventive maintenance.Subscription period comes in either two years or three years and once the subscription period is comple

Eric

Eric

Jan 18, 2021

2021 Toyota Innova facelift now in Malaysia: price up RM 2-4k, adds 360-cam, BSM

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) kicks off 2021 by introducing the 2021 Toyota Innova facelift in Malaysia. Prices for the locally-assembled (CKD) 7-seater MPV now starts from RM 111,622, a slight increase from the previous price range of RM 110,034 (E), RM 117,364 (G) and RM 127,126 (X). The E variant is also available for taxi fleet, and that one starts at RM 97,978.00.The Innova breaks cover alongside the 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift.Mildly refreshed exteriorAs expected, the exterior largely mirrors

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 4, 2021

Why is the Toyota 86 so much more expensive than the VW Golf GTI?

When the 200 PS Toyota 86 was first launched in Malaysia in 2012, its asking price was RM 243,000 for the manual, and RM 249,000 for the automatic variant. For a supposedly affordable sports car, its pricing in Malaysia is hardly affordable at all. The more powerful (220 PS), more practical Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 can be had for about RM17k less, at RM 227,888.Toyota 86UMW Toyota then introduced the facelifted 86 in 2017. There were some minor upgrades but prices went up further, to RM 257,502 f

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 16, 2020

First Polestar 2 in Malaysia, 470 km range and below RM500k price?

We’ve seen a few interesting updates on electric cars in Malaysia this year. A new addition to the electrified news this year would be this Polestar 2 electric car in Malaysia (the one and only?).We have officially welcomed the MINI Cooper SE electric car and Porsche Taycan to our shores. We’ve also seen glimpses of an MG electric car. Now for something Sino-Swedish - the Polestar 2 in Malaysia.If we’re not mistaken, this is the only Polestar 2 in Malaysia right now and it is f

Arif

Arif

Nov 13, 2020

How to choose the right 12V battery for your car?

If you drive an automatic car, it is impossible to push start the car. Your only option in case of a flat battery is to jump start the car and get a battery replacement ASAP. A weak car battery has obvious tell-tale signs like a slow crank and dim lights.Changing a car battery is a simple task, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, there’s still a high chance of screwing things up.Not the kind of push-start you want. PhotoIf you have absolutely no experience in replacin

Arif

Arif

Oct 9, 2020

Volvo cars now get 8-Year hybrid battery warranty at no extra charge

From 1 January 2020 onwards, all Volvo plug-in hybrids sold in Malaysia will be covered with an 8-Year warranty for the hybrid batteries with no extra charge.Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) is now the leader in hybrid battery warranty coverage for PHEVs in the premium segment. BMW Malaysia and Mercedes-Benz Malaysia offer 6-Years/100,000 km warranty for their hybrid battery.According to Marketing and PR Director of VCM, Akhtar Sulaiman, this is their assurance to customers on Volvo’s electri

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 23, 2020

2020 Toyota Corolla Cross debuts, coming to Malaysia – 1.8L Hybrid, full ADAS

The first-ever Toyota Corolla Cross has made its global debut in Thailand. All preliminary speculations of Toyota’s latest C-segment SUV have all turned out to be correct, except for its price. More on that later.Toyota has confirmed that the Corolla Cross is built on the Toyota Corolla Altis’ (and C-HR’s) TNGA-C platform, but with a different rear suspension. While the Corolla Altis/C-HR uses a more complex double wishbone setup for superior ride and handling, the Corolla Cros

Hans

Hans

Jul 9, 2020

There’s still no price list for the 2020 Honda City RS, why so?

If you’re reading this, you would know by now that the fifth generation GN series 2020 Honda City has just been launched in Malaysia. The 2-motor i-MMD e:HEV RS variant also made its world debut in Malaysia, and yes it’s locally-assembled too, with locally-assembled high voltage battery pack that Honda refers to as IPU (Intelligent Power Unit).City RS with Modulo kitPrices start from RM 74,191 for the entry S variant, which is cheaper than the previous generation model by about

Hans

Hans

Oct 13, 2020

Toyota RAV4's price confirmed! From RM 203,880, Dynamic Force engines, Toyota Safety Sense

After the official specifications of the all-new 2020 Toyota RAV4 were leaked earlier, UMW Toyota has now announced the full price list of the SUV. The RAV4 is set to launch on 18th June 2020.The range-topping Toyota RAV4 powered by a 2.5-litre A25A-FKS Dynamic Force naturally aspirated petrol engine (shared with the Lexus ES 250) will have an asking price of RM 223,880 (inclusive of 10 percent sales tax). The 2.5-litre engine produces 207 PS and 243 Nm and is mated to a Direct Shift 8-speed con

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 10, 2020

BMW 530e plug-in hybrid battery modules can be individually replaced, RM 5k per cell

BMW 5 SeriesOne of the concerns of owning a hybrid vehicle or a fully electric vehicle is the cost of battery replacement. BMW’s solution is to have the high-voltage battery pack with individual modules that can be replaced.In the BMW 530e, there are 6 cell modules. If only one of the modules is needed to be replaced, owners can simply change that one cell module at a cost of RM 5,000 per cell, rather than replacing the entire battery pack.BMW Group Malaysia offers a 6-year/100,000 km warr

Shaun

Shaun

May 8, 2020

Geely to invest almost USD 5 bil for EV battery factory, will Proton benefit from it?

Geely has announced that it will invest 30 billion yuan (4.6 billion USD) to build an EV battery plant in China. The planned production capacity of the factory is 42 GWh/year, similar to Volkswagen’s planned factory in Europe.Geely is now in talks with Farasis Energy for its planned battery production plant. With a 42Gwh/year production capacity, Geely should be able to provide enough batteries for 600,000 electric vehicles per year.The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric will be reaching Th

Arif

Arif

Mar 17, 2021

Price Exposure Of The 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD

Toyota Racing Development (also known by its abbreviation TRD) is a part of Toyota's development of racing interests, and also responsible for improving street cars’ performance.Recently, the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD revealed its price. According to the report of Cars Direct, the Avalon will have a starting price of $43,255 (RM 182,000) in Toyota order guides, with an MSRP of $42,300 (RM 178,000) and destination charge of $955. And the new model will enter the global market in autumn thi

Gemma

Gemma

Aug 14, 2019

MG Thailand doubles xEV battery production, boost in demand for PHEVs

MG Thailand will double its battery production for PHEVs to serve growing demand in the market.Bangkok Post reports that MG’s manufacturing plant in Chon Buri will ramp the battery production to 700-800 units per month from the current 300-400 units per month.One of the PHEVs sold by MG Thailand is the MG HS PHEV.Also read: New 2021 MG HS PHEV launched in Thailand – Proton X70 rival goes electric!The full-electric MG ZS EV. The doubled battery production is for increasing demand for

Arif

Arif

Mar 23, 2021