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SUV or MPV? What kind of car is the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander?

Bookings for the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander is now open. The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated MIVEC engine Xpander is locally-assembled in Pekan but a common question that consumers have is, is it an MPV or an SUV?The short answer is that it’s neither, but if we have to pick one, it will be an SUV, and that’s how we refer to it in all our articles on the Xpander.Yes, we recognize that there’s an even more SUV-like derivative model known as the Xpander Cross, currently on sale in Thai

Hans

Hans

Oct 23, 2020

What is a car platform? It’s not necessarily what you think it is

BMA, CMA, MQB, MLB, TNGA, DNGA, these are just some of the more commonly spoken alphabet soup of acronyms (actually they more like marketing words) that refer to car platforms.BMA platform, developed by Geely-Volvos CEVT, used by the Proton X50But what exactly is a platform and why it’s such a big deal to some companies, but not others? Companies like Geely/Proton, Toyota, and Volkswagen bang heavily on modular platform technology in their marketing communications, while others like Merced

Hans

Hans

Dec 18, 2020

The world's best selling MPV in 2020 is the Wuling Hongguang! Say what?

Yes, believe it or not, the best-selling MPV in the world is an MPV from China named the Wuling Hongguang. According to Focus2Move, this is the fourth year running the Hongguang took the crown as the best-selling MPV in the world, selling over 100,000 units more than the second place MPV, the Honda Odyssey in 2020 alone.The Wuling Hongguang is produced by SAIC-GM-Wuling, it is currently in its second generation launched back in 2018 and sold only in China. We’re not pulling your leg.Also k

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 4, 2021

My MPV sliding doors are not working, what is the problem?

So, the sliding doors on your MPV decided to fail on you. It could be a Toyota Alphard, Toyota Estima, Toyota Sienta, Nissan Serena, Hyundai Starex, or a Kia Grand Carnival.Manual sliding doors are a lot easier to fix, but power sliding doors are a little bit trickier.Before you rush to any nearby workshop, you might want to check a few things. The solution is usually a lot cheaper than you think it is.1. Sliding doors hard to open or close? Could be dirty tracksTracks for the sliding door of a

Arif

Arif

Jan 29, 2021

Is the Honda BR-V an SUV or an MPV?

The Honda BR-V is an entry-level, three-row seat, seven-seater vehicle. With a ground clearance of 201 mm, it rides 3 mm higher than even a Honda CR-V (even when fitted with all-wheel drive). At the same time, it’s only has front-wheel drive, with an elongated rear half that looks more like an MPV than an SUV.So what is the Honda BR-V? Is it an MPV or an SUV? The simple answer is that it’s an SUV.Honda Malaysia’s own marketing materials describe it as a crossover, whi

Hans

Hans

Apr 1, 2020

Video: Next Proton MPV? Geely Jiaji MPV 1.5L Mild-Hybrid Turbo, See What's Good!

Proton’s foreign strategic partner, Geely unveiled its first MPV in 2019 called the Geely Jiaji. It’s a 6/7-seater MPV that appeals to families through its modern features and design.The Proton Exora has been around for more than a decade now without any replacement in sight. No matter how they spin it, the Exora is starting to show its age and is having a tough time staying competitive in today’s market space.If Proton ever decides to replace the Exora, there is a strong case

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 5, 2020

Owner Review: My Honda CR-V - Is replacing an MPV with an SUV a good idea?

** This article is the personal experience of a 2017 Honda CR-V 2.0 2WD owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: JJ ChangToying with the idea of SUVAt the end of 2016, I was in search for a new family car, and having previously owned a 2010 Toyota Estima 2.4 Aeras, I didn’t want to get another MPV as options were limited. My MPV options at the time were the Toyota Alphard, Toyota Vellfire, Honda Odyssey, and Nissan Elgrand. I could have gone for a newer Est

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 28, 2020

Geely Jiaji MPV, Binrui Sedan and Haoyue SUV launching in Philippines, what about Malaysia?

Geely will be launching the Geely Jiaji, Geely Binrui, and Geely Haoyue in the Philippines according to a teaser their official website.The silhouettes shown on Geely Philippines website are easy guesses as told from the distinct body style – an MPV (Jiaji), sedan (Binrui), and large SUV (Haoyue).These cars would allow Geely to cover different body segments in the Philippines and appeal to a wider customer group.Geely entered the Philippines market in late 2019 with the market debut of the

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

May 13, 2020

In Brief: Nissan Serena S-Hybrid, finally a worthy family MPV

(2019 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid Price and Specs | Gallery)When shopping for a family MPV, the biggest deciding factor should be the availability power sliding doors, as this feature is a blessing for parents with young kids.The Nissan Serena S-Hybrid is the only sub-RM150k MPV to offer this feature. How Much Is It?Two variants of the Nissan Serena S-Hybrid are available in Malaysia- 2.0 Highway Star and 2.0 Premium Highway Star, priced from RM 131,888 and RM 141,888, respectively. Opting for the tw

Eric

Eric

Nov 15, 2019

The soon to be introduced Hyundai Custo compact MPV might be coming to Malaysia

Rendering of the upcoming Hyundai compact MPVWhen Hyundai Motor Group announced that their brand-new plant located on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia will focus on sedans, compact SUVs and compact MPVs, it got us thinking, is there a possibility we will see Hyundai offering up a compact MPV in Malaysia?At the moment, Hyundai still does not have a compact MPV to offer, the only MPV they have is the Grand Starex, which is a full-size higher end MPV. But earlier this year, spy shots of a h

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 13, 2020

Review: Geely Jiaji (Proton V70), the MPV that Proton desperately needs

This is the Geely Jiaji, which made its debut back in March 2019. It is safe to say that the Geely Jiaji is set to be Protons next multi-purpose vehicle (MPV). Depends on who you ask, the Geely Jiaji may or may not replace the Proton Exora. We are more inclined to believe in the latter, as the Geely Jiaji is a more premium product thats unlikely to fit within the current Proton Exoras price range. But before we get started on this review, we must stress the fact that the China market Geely Jiaji

Eric

Eric

Dec 31, 2019

Toyota Estima – Long live the Malaysian king of MPV

MPVs were once a hot commodity and none were as legendary as the Toyota Estima. The unique egg-shaped van was a favourite among Malaysian families, providing versatility and loads of space.However, the legacy of Toyota’s eponymous MPV is sadly gone. Toyota quietly killed off the Estima in 2019 and few actually noticed its untimely death.We’ve already waxed lyrical about how the first-gen Estima was a gamechanger (and deserves to be a modern classic). So, we’ll put the spotlight

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 17, 2020

Toyota Corolla Altis'TNGA platform, what is it and does it make any difference?

TNGA is short for Toyota New Global Architecture. It’s a much bandied about term by Toyota’s marketers and sales staff alike. The most recent model to use TNGA is the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis 2019.So what does TNGA really mean? Depending on which Toyota personnel that you ask, you will get a slightly different answer.To a Toyota marketer, TNGA is a about creating vehicles with superior ride and handling, better looking designs and better safety. It’s a set of basic building

Hans

Hans

Oct 17, 2019

Nissan Serena vs Toyota Voxy: Which family MPV should you get?

Let’s face it, for a lot of Malaysians, the ideal family mover is not that fancy SUV. Instead, the ideal family mover, especially for those with young kids or elderly parents, is an MPV.In Malaysia, the options for MPVs are aplenty, but we reckon that the ideal MPV is one that has powered sliding doors, thus narrowing down the selection by quite a fair bit.For those shopping for a family MPV, the most affordable option that features power sliding doors is a brand-new C27 Nissan Serena.Reco

Eric

Eric

Sep 20, 2020

At RM 66k, the Proton Exora is the cheapest MPV to feature ESC

Unexpected slide or skidding is not something the average driver would want to experience. Especially when there are 6 passengers in the car. The good news is the invention of Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which helps mitigate skidding and the cheapest MPV to have this feature is the Proton Exora Premium at RM 66,800.If there’s anything worse than an unanticipated skid, it’s skidding with 7 person on board. While the professionals make it look easy to control a s

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 21, 2019

What Is ADAS?

The Proton X70 has it. The Honda CR-V has it. Even a Perodua Myvi has a basic version of it. Different manufacturers refer to it in different names. Honda calls it Sensing, Mazda calls it i-ActivSense, Subaru calls it EyeSight, while Proton uses the generic ADAS term. So what is ADAS? Is it worth paying for? Is it reliable? What cars come with ADAS?ADAS is short for Advanced Driver Assistance System. According to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) code of practice for

Robert

Robert

Sep 2, 2019

Spied: Hyundai Custo MPV sans camouflage

Previously we reported that Hyundai has an MPV named the Hyundai Custo in the works in China, but our previous reports are of an MPV in the compact segment. Now clear spy shots of the MPV in China have surfaced on the internet and we discovered that the Custo is not a small MPV at all.At first glance, the Hyundai Custo looked to be in bad shape, even the front tow hook is deployed! We suspect this could be a result of having its camouflage stickers removed.Right off the bat, you can tell that it

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 21, 2020

The 2021 Toyota Sienna is a Camry-based MPV we wish we have in Malaysia

Toyota is on a roll with introducing new models lately (the Yaris Cross and Harrier are just two examples). Alongside the 2021 Toyota Venza, Toyota has also unveiled the all-new, fourth-generation Sienna.Like earlier-generation Sienna models, the all-new, fourth-generation Sienna is developed and built in the US.  The US-made 2021 Toyota Sienna is built on the TNGA-K platform, similar to the eighth-generation Camry.That said, unlike the Camry’s range of petrol and hybrid powertra

Eric

Eric

May 19, 2020

Ringkasan: Nissan Serena S-Hybrid, akhirnya, MPV keluarga yang berbaloi

(Spesifikasi dan Harga Nissan Serena S-Hybrid 2019 | Galeri)Rasanya semua mak ayah boleh setuju dengan hal ini – suruh anak masuk dalam kereta kadang-kadang macam berperang. Dengan barang yang banyak dan tentera-tentera kecil mengheret mainan, ramai yang mahukan pintu gelangsar (sliding door) kerana ia sangat memudahkan dan berguna.Nissan Serena S-Hybrid adalah satu-satunya MPV bawah RM 150 ribu yang menawarkan ciri ini.Betul ke? Berapa harga sebenarnya?Dua varian Nissan Serena S-Hybrid bo

Mersita

Mersita

Jun 11, 2020

This is what happens when you parked your car improperly!

Not finding a parking spot is frustrating, but it’s not the reason why you can park whatever you want!(Picture credit: Foxnews)Fox News reported driver in Argentina parked his Peugeot 208 at a COTO supermarket in Temperley, Argentina. Supermarket employees then found the car parked in the wrong spot that night.To celebrate the reunion, employees ‘generously treated’ the car by shrouding the vehicle with dozens of shopping carts.“You can't be so outrageous (‘HDP&

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 16, 2019

Toyota Estima – Raja MPV Malaysia suatu ketika dulu. MPV dah hilang takhta?

MPV suatu ketika dahulu adalah komoditi yang popular dan tiada yang lebih ‘lejen’ daripada Toyota Estima. Van berbentuk bujur telur yang unik ini pernah menjadi kegemaran para keluarga di Malaysia kerana ia serba-boleh dan mempunyai ruang dalaman yang luas.Namun, legasi MPV Toyota ini malangnya sudah berlalu pergi. Secara senyap, Toyota telah menggugurkan Estima pada tahun 2019 dan tidak ramai yang perasan kematian MPV ini di pasaran kereta baru negara kita.Kami sudahpun ceritakan ba

Mersita

Mersita

Dec 27, 2020

Top Rank: What are the worst-selling cars in Malaysia?

Finding the perfect car is the motto here at WapCar but "perfect" can be pretty subjective. After all, sometimes you want a car that fits your personality. Instead of going for the safe option, you would choose an alternative for wanting to stand out.Consider what we think first before you decideFor example, choosing a Kia Picanto over a Perodua Axia, a Citroen C3 Aircross over a Perodua Myvi, a Renault Koleos over a Honda CR-V, or even a Toyota RAV4 over a BMW X1. Wait, that last one

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 9, 2020

Diintip: MPV Hyundai Custo tanpa samaran

Sebelum ini, kami pernah melaporkan yang Hyundai ada sebuah MPV yang diberi nama Hyundai Custo yang sedang dibina di China. Tapi, laporan tersebut berkaitan dengan MPV dalam segmen kompak. Kini, gambar intipan yang jelas menunjukkan MPV tersebut di China telah muncul dan kami dapati Custo bukanlah MPV bersaiz kecil sama sekali.Sekilas pandang, Hyundai Custo tersebut tampak buruk, malah penyangkut tunda hadapannya juga terkeluar! Kami rasa ini kerana pelekat samarannya baru sahaja dicabut.Dari aw

Mersita

Mersita

Aug 25, 2020

Kia to use Seltos-based MPV to fight Suzuki Ertiga

Kia Motors is planning to re-enter the compact MPV market come 2021. The Indian media reported that Kia has recently given the green light for their compact MPV project to proceed. The compact MPV will likely be built on the Kia Seltos platform and will go up against the Suzuki Ertiga in India.News of a compact MPV project from Kia broke in February. The compact MPV will fit between the Kia Seltos SUV and the Kia Carnival MPV that are already on sale in India.As mentioned, the MPV will likely be

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 3, 2020

2021 Proton V70: We pit the Geely Jiaji-based MPV against the Exora!

If youre looking for a 7-seater family MPV, you could do much better than the aging Proton Exora. Really, in the 11 years that its been on sale, things never really changed much - its always had passé looks, dated features and a thirsty, tired powertrain. Review for the Exora Premium can be read here.Possibly the only good thing about the Exora is how about much space you get for the price - 7-seats starting at RM 59,800? Where else can you find that? But thats about it, and Proton desper

Sanjay

Sanjay

Dec 17, 2020

Proton V70 name trademarked – new Proton MPV for 2021?

Both the Proton X70 and Proton X50 have steered the domestic car maker to a fresh and new direction. Proton has actually registered a few interesting model names back in 2018, and one of them is the Proton V70 name.X50. Read our review here.If the “X” letter has been used to name crossover models, the “V” letter might just be used to name MPV or van-like models. Proton has told its investment partners that a new Geely-based model is due for 2021. The model of the car is y

Arif

Arif

Dec 8, 2020

Warning lights on your car, what do they mean?

How many of you are aware of the warning lights on your car's meter cluster? You're not alone if you don't have a slightest clue at all. Unsurprisingly, some of us choose to ignore the warning lights entirely until the car eventually breaks down, and by the time that happens, it is a little too late to cry.While some warning lights may seem unimportant, it’s good to know what they mean and how to react next. Usually, warning lights illuminate whenever t

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 22, 2020

Buying your first car? Here’s what you need to know

First car is like your first love; you’ll get excited about it, make mistakes along the way, discover your likes and dislikes, but you’ll always remember it and depending on the situation, you’ll realise that money seems to be flowing out rather quickly.Which is why it is important to know what you’re getting into when you buy your first car, because it's not as simple as merely paying the monthly installments and refueling the car.Let’s start with mai

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 14, 2019

Wheel alignment - what is camber, caster and toe?

Wheel alignment, also known as tyre alignment can help your tyres function properly, achieve even wear on all four tyres, plusing making them last longer. It’s an elaborate process and each car manufacturer has their own designated alignment angles.Maintaining the correct wheel alignment is crucial to avoid your vehicle from pulling in one direction or vibrating strangely on the road.The basics of wheel alignment is made up of three basic adjust

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 29, 2020

Why is my ABS warning light on? And what is a wheel speed sensor?

One of the warning lights in your car is the ABS warning light. ABS stands for anti-lock braking system, and it ensures you have complete control of your car in emergency braking situations.What does a glowing ABS warning light mean?Unless you see leaking brake fluid, the most common reason for the ABS warning light is a faulty wheel speed sensor. In fact, some car brands have this as a recurring problem.Check for leaking brake fluid first. If there is no leak, the ABS light is usually triggered

Arif

Arif

Feb 21, 2021