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Evolution of the Toyota Vios in 3 generations - The best family saloon for the masses?

Bullet-proof reliability and good value for money is how most people would describe a Toyota. The Toyota Hilux, Toyota Corolla, and Toyota Camry are globally popular models that have further solidified the brand’s association with reliability. A less globally-popular car from Toyota would be the Toyota Vios. Not because it’s a bad car, but because it was made primarily for the Asia-Pacific region. The Toyota Vios debuted in 2002. Its close competitor was, and still is, the Honda City. Another op


Oct 17, 2020

Codenamed D92A, the next-gen Toyota Vios could be developed by Perodua, to debut in 2022?

Earlier this year, we reported that Perodua will become Daihatsu's regional R&D hub, and that it will be developing a new sedan for the South East Asia region. Where it got interesting was the part of the presentation slides that showed four silhouettes of unknown cars of various body types. While Perodua’s CEO Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad cautioned us against reading too much into it, he did confirm that one of it is a sedan and it would be a big project. Fast forward to today we now know that the


Oct 6, 2020

What's the Toyota Vios' fuel consumption in real-world driving?

The 2019 Toyota Vios is powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder Dual-VVTi engine with a codename 2NR-FE that produces 107 PS and 140 Nm of torque. It is linked to a CVT with 7 virtual ratios. Toyota claims improved fuel consumption compared to the previous powertrain, but by how much? Read on to find out the 2019 Toyota Vios' fuel consumption. The current powertrain combo was first introduced in the updated Vios in 2016, which replaced the ancient 1NZ-FE VVT-i engine with a 4-speed auto that was alrea


Jan 27, 2020

Flashback! Toyota Hilux brochures through the generations

While the world over is looking back at the 2010 decade, we decided to do the same. But instead of just looking back in the decade, we’re flipping through some classic car brochures and comparing the differences through the generations. As you know, the Toyota Hilux succeeded the Toyota Light Stout and the Toyota Briska. The brand hoped that the Hilux will present a luxe pick-up truck option to the segment’s growing demand. The first Toyota Hilux was launched in 1968, and this was how the brochu


Dec 27, 2019

All-new 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander spied, global debut soon?

The all-new 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander has been spied doing its development rounds. The new Outlander will be based on a new plaform shared with Renault and Nissan, and will feature hybrid powertrains. The next-generation model, which is heavily camouflaged, gives us a clearer look at its exterior design. At the front, the new Outlander adopts a unique front-lighting arrangement. At the top sits the LED daytime running lights and turn indicators, and lower down are the main headlamp units. This f


Jul 14, 2020

RM 15k for a first-gen Toyota Vios - how to buy a good one, maintain and have fun with it

There’s plenty of advice out there that says “Hey, you’ve just started working, it’s best you get a brand new car because they're reliable and cheaper to maintain!" Don’t get us wrong, it's a very valid opinion. But what if you’re 'the 10th dentist'? Perhaps you want to eschew the monthly commitments and just plonk the cash for an older car that'll still take you around reliably. For that, the 2003-2007 Toyota Vios (NCP42) remains a very viable option. While I own one, here's an unbiased account


Oct 24, 2020

Evolution of the Perodua Myvi in 3 generations – Malaysia’s most loved hatchback?

“Myvi” is the derivation of “My Vehicle," "My Vision" and "Malaysian Vision”. That’s what it says on the official Daihatsu website. The Perodua Myvi was the first Perodua to not receive a name obtained from the Malay language. Launched in 2005, the B-segment hatchback has become a household name, superseding older Malaysian-produced cars like the Proton Wira. Sharing parts with the Daihatsu Boon, Subaru Justy, and Toyota Passo, it is common to see badge conversions of this beloved hatchback. The


Oct 19, 2020

More details emerge of the 2021 Toyota Vios GR Sport - 10-speed CVT, sports suspension!

You know by now that a new, facelifted 2021 Toyota Vios is on its way - but seemingly out of nowhere, it's the new 2021 Toyota Yaris facelift that takes bookings first. You've been asking about what happened to the upcoming Vios and for that, we have some info of the upcoming Vios GR Sport! Vios GR Sport details Here's the information gathered on what the spicy Vios will have: CVT with 10 virtual ratios Stabiliser bars as standard GR Sports suspension Sportier wheels So far, prices have not been


Nov 2, 2020

Evolusi Proton Persona – Bolehkah ia mengungguli City dan Vios?

Pada era 90-an, pengguna lebih menggemari kereta jenis sedan. Maka itu, Proton Wira dibangunkan. Di United Kingdom, Wira dikenali sebagai Persona. Proton Satria pula dikenali sebagai Persona Compact. Model seperti Proton Putra pula dikenali sebagai Persona Coupe. Selama 2 generasi, Persona berada di dalam segmen C. Namun demikian, ia telah diubah pada tahun 2016 dimana ia dibangunkan berdasarkan Proton Iriz yang merupakan sebuah kereta segmen B. Setelah 27 tahun berada di dalam pasaran, Proton P


Nov 6, 2020

Next-gen Perodua Axia concept in 2021? It's very possible

Six years old - that's the age of the Perodua Axia. It doesn't feel like it, but the little A-segment hatchback has been trawling Malaysian streets since 2014. Which is why we think we could see its evolution sometime next year. Retrace the Axia's steps and you'll find that it has its roots in 2011's Daihatsu A-Concept, which premiered at the 2011 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS). The production version of the concept - Daihatsu Ayla - premiered at the 2012's IIMS and the car went on sa


Nov 23, 2020

Next-gen Toyota Fortuner to debut in 2022 - hybrid engines, better ADAS, new tech!

The Toyota Fortuner is in its second generation, and last week we welcomed the facelifted version in Malaysia. Now, there's news that seemingly confirms the third-generation, all-new Fortuner's debut in 2022. Yoshiki Konishi, chief engineer of Toyota Motor Corporation, told Indian media that “We’ll launch it next year.” So what can we expect? What's new: new EPS, better VSC, improved ADAS Chief among the updates is electric power steering (EPS) that will replace the current model's hydraulic pow


Jan 12, 2021

Evolution of the Proton Persona in 27 years – Will it ever match the City and Vios?

Back in 1993, the most preferred body-type for a car was a saloon. The Proton Persona debuted, and back then, we knew it as the Proton Wira. The Wira was known as the Persona in UK. Alongside the Wira, the Satria was called the Persona Compact, and the Putra was the Persona Coupe. For 2 generations, the Persona was a C-segment saloon. Things were revamped in 2016, and the Persona name was redesignated to an Iriz-based B-segment sedan. A lot has changed over 27 years, but the Persona remains an a


Oct 31, 2020

Owner Review: Even better than the Honda Jazz? - Proton Iriz Owner Review

** This article is the personal experience of a 2016 Proton IRIZ 1.6 CVT Executive owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Mohamad Fazrul Rizman Car Hunting My Proton Iriz story started in 2015, as my wife had been complaining about her current car at that time for far too many times. It was a Myvi 1.0 manual. Being a man that supposedly have more knowledge of cars, I thought she just complained because she just wants a new car. So we swap cars. I took her car and she took mi

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Sep 11, 2020

Leaked: Next-gen 2022 Honda Civic leaked via patent images

Feast your eyes on the next-gen 2022 Honda Civic, as patent images depicting Honda's long-serving C-segment model have just surfaced. As seen in this patent images, the next-gen Honda Civic will adopt a more matured design, toning down from the tenth-generation model. At a glance, it looks like the next-gen Civic looks softer than the current model. The front-end, while looking like a a mini Honda Accord, does not seem as aggressive as the FC-generation Civic. The theme continues to the rear-end


Sep 29, 2020

All-new 2nd gen Lexus NX to debut in mid-2021 with TNGA-K platform

The current Lexus NX made its global debut at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, before going on sale later that year. The BMW X3- and Mercedes-Benz GLC-rivaling Lexus NX is now in the sixth year of its model life and a replacement is imminent in 2021. Sales in Japan is still ongoing but Japanese dealers say an announcement on an second generation all-new Lexus NX can be expected in mid-2021. The model probably make its global debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the same place the facelifted NX


Dec 31, 2020

Owner Review: 2018 Proton Iriz 1.3 CVT - Going a different route when everybody was getting a Myvi?

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Proton Iriz 1.3 CVT owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Instagram: @andrengphotography It was two years ago when my mom decided to get herself a new car for daily commutes. She was looking for a hatchback and sedans were out of her list. Probably because she thought a sedan was too lengthy for her? In my opinion, a sedan gives you more boot space just in case you had lots of things to carry. She also wanted a new car to

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Aug 25, 2020

The missing link – The forgotten second-gen Honda City

The Honda City is often remembered as either the tall-boy Bulldog from the 1980s or the ones many Malaysians fondly remembered that grew from a humble car to a torque-kicking revolution. But following the infamous first-gen turbocharged City that also produced this ear-catching jingle, its follow-up was seen as a step back from the first-gen. The first-gen City (known as the AA by fans) was a funky little car. It had a unique tallboy design that eventually caught on with other manufacturers and

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Oct 10, 2020

Spied: Next-gen FWD Toyota Avanza spotted, basis for new Alza?

Like the Perodua Alza, the Toyota Avanza is popular (in Indonesia) but ageing. However, development on the next-gen Avanza is ongoing, based on this photo and it is getting a front-wheel drive (FWD) layout! It was uploaded by a Facebook user named Rizal ZeroTwo and showed what appeared to be the next-gen Avanza undergoing testing in Indonesia. This photo pretty much confirms our suspicion that the next-gen Avanza will be FWD as opposed to the outgoing generation's rear-wheel drive set-up. As you

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Dec 1, 2020

Coming next year, 2021 Toyota Vios - this over the City or Almera?

Toyota unveiled the facelifted 2021 Toyota Vios a couple of months ago in the Philippines, followed by Thailand a month later. Set to be introduced in Malaysia by December, let's take a closer look at Toyota’s upcoming B-segment contender that will be going head-to-head against the all-new Honda City and Nissan Almera. 1. When will the 2021 Toyota Vios go on sale? Considering that the current, pre-facelifted Toyota Vios has completely sold out, it does mean that UMW Toyota Motor will introduce t


Nov 12, 2020

Mazda to use next-gen biodiesel, collaborates with Family Mart

Mazda will build a value chain to utilise nex-gen biodiesel fuel in Hiroshima. The effort aims to spread the use of next-generation biodiesel for automobiles. The biodiesel is based on microalgae and waste edible oil. The construction of the biodiesel value chain and the start of the fuel utilization is part of the Hiroshima “Your Green Fuel Project”. The project is a demonstration for next-gen biofuels jointly run by the Hiroshima Council. Mazda confirms that the microalgae and waste-oil-based


Aug 6, 2020

2nd-gen 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 unleashed, 421 PS/500 Nm, 8-speed DCT, AWD

The latest offering from Affalterbach comes the all-new second generation GLA 45, which shares many similarities with the A 45 and CLA 45. For starters, the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine makes 421 PS and 500 Nm of torque in its most powerful S variant. Drive is sent to all four wheels through an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). 0-100 km/h is dusted in 4.3 seconds, onwards to an electronically limited top speed of 270 km/h. The 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system is able to transfer power to n


Feb 27, 2020

2022 Honda Civic 11th gen rendered, looks like the Accord?

A few days ago, we have seen leaked patent images of both the 2022 11th gen Honda Civic Hatchback and Honda Civic sedan (courtesy of Civic XI forum). The latter is more relevant to our Malaysian market. With the patent images at hand, we decided to colour between the lines to see how the Civic might look like in real life. There is no massive leap in the Civic Sedan’s design, but the crab-claw like tail lights have been replaced with a sleeker design. We are yet to see how it will look in realit


Oct 2, 2020

The evolution of the Malaysian Honda City in 5 generations

Had it been that we had no local automobile manufacturer, the Honda City / Honda Jazz would probably the most abundant vehicle on our Malaysian roads. The Honda City, as its name suggests, is a city car. While we may have only seen the petrol and hybrid versions of the city here, it is actually available in a diesel variant and even a manual transmission elsewhere. With the arrival of the new 2020 Honda City in Malaysia, it seems like a good time to look back at a brief history of the Honda City


Oct 13, 2020

Next-gen Honda BR-V, WR-V to be imported from Indonesia to Malaysia?

Honda is planning to move its Indian production facility to Indonesia and the Japanese carmaker is committed to invest around Rp. 5.2 trillion (RM 1.48 billion) in the archipelago as well as developing a brand-new model that will be solely built in the country. Also read: Honda to move India plant to Indonesia; New model coming soon Though it is still uncertain what that model could be, it will be exported to 31 countries, including Malaysia. Although Honda has yet to confirm the model, we think

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Mar 16, 2021

Spied: Sci-fi looks and cleaner style for next-gen, 2022 Kia Sportage

Korean carmakers are penning cars that wouldn't look too out of place in any sci-fi movies (have you seen the Hyundai Staria?) and it's a trend that this next-gen 2022 Kia Sportage (codenamed NQ5) aims to follow. The camouflage obfuscates the details, but at least we can see the bigger picture - the upcoming Sportage trades off the current-gen's bulbous looks for a silhoutte complemented by sharper features. It looks like there's pointy headlights that sharply converge at the front grille (a bit


Apr 5, 2021

Slotting below the Perodua D55L, is this the next-gen Axia-based SUV?

A few days ago, Perodua uploaded its newest corporate video which features a curious-looking crossover hatchback that many netizens think it’s the upcoming 2021 Perodua D55L. Well, sorry to break your excitement but it's not the crossover you're looking for. Instead, it could be something else, the next-gen Axia Style. The crossover seen in the video isn't entirely new though. Based on the rear design, it resembles a concept car that was shown by Perodua at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Mo

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Nov 18, 2020

Next-gen Mazda CX-5 to debut in 2023 – Straight-6, up to 300 PS, 343 Nm

The current-gen Mazda CX-5 is a gem to drive but it has been on sale since 2017. A facelift could be due soon but the Japanese media have already been speculating at what the next-gen CX-5 could look like. According to an inside scoop by Best Car Web, Mazda could launch the next-gen CX-5 in January 2023. That’s 6 years from when the current-gen was introduced and follows Mazda’s model refresh period. According to them, the third-gen CX-5 could share a platform with the next-gen Mazda 6 which is

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Sep 8, 2020

Scoop: Next-gen 2021 Nissan Serena to debut in Oct with mini-Elgrand looks?

The fifth-gen Nissan Serena (C27) has been on sale since 2016 in Japan and was once the best-selling MPV there. Even though it was given a facelift in 2019 and featured some interesting tech underneath, its position was usurped by the Toyota Voxy in 2020. Nissan knows the Serena is due for a full model change and after 5 years, it looks like the next-generation model will arrive in October 2021. This is according to a scoop by Best Car Web. Based on the rendering as seen in the cover photo provi

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Feb 3, 2021

Apart from RWD layout, is Toyota ditching the Avanza name for next-gen?

The Toyota Avanza is a very well-known nameplate having been Indonesia’s best-selling vehicle for quite some time. However, with the next-generation due to be launched in 2022, not only will the next-gen Avanza be getting a front-wheel drive layout and possibly hybrid tech, but it might not even be called an Avanza either. In a shocking scoop covered by Otodriver, the Avanza name might not be carried over into the next generation along with the rear-wheel drive layout. At least for Toyota. The u

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Jan 12, 2021

Used car guide: For RM 60k, should you get the 9th Gen Honda Accord?

Now that there’s a new generation Honda Accord on sale, the previous ninth-generation Honda Accord is going on the used car market for just RM 60,000. This puts the D-segment sedan around the same price as the lowest spec B-segment cars! So, should you get a used Accord or should you get a B-segment car new? Think D-segment sedans and the first car that comes to mind is most likely the Honda Accord. No surprises here considering how the Accord has been a house-hold name since the 70s and has alw


Dec 27, 2020