The best car workshop in Singapore could be in your smartphone

MELISSA Tan recently faced one of the true time sinks of car ownership: Taking it for servicing and repairs. But instead of taking a day off work to get it done, the 48-year-old civil servant picked up her smartphone and launched AutoApp.


Why you should be glad Audi's E-Tron isn't a Tesla killer

YOU probably don't remember your first Internet-capable phone (WAP anyone?), but you surely remember your first proper smartphone? For many, that would have been the 2007 Apple iPhone, which simply did what it promised: it put the Internet in your hand.


Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG review: Jurassic lark

THE Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is a car that benefits from its heritage, but not in the way you might think.

Mercedes-Benz C 160 review: A tough choice

WHEN it comes to first world problems, deciding which Mercedes to buy certainly ranks right up there. But given how many different models bear the three-pointed star emblem these days, choosing one can be a dilly of a pickle.

New Stamford Tyres outlet woos both young and old

STAMFORD Tyres, the Mainboard-listed tyre and automotive accessories retailer, has opened its 11th retail outlet here.


Audi A7 Sportback 2.0 Quattro: Sportback to the future

THE Audi A7 Sportback may not be a battery-powered electric vehicle (BEV) like the brand's recently-launched E-Tron, but it's arguably the car that will better sate kids who once yearned for self-lacing shoes and flying cars of the imagined future.

Mazda's CX-30 stands tall

"Instagram/reality" is the new term for what you get after the glow of the filters fade and real-life sets in. In car terms, the equivalent is a luxury car that has the correct badge, but doesn't behave like one in real life.

Altis still raises the bar on all fronts

HOW do you know what to expect as standard issue on any automobile today?

At S$800k apiece, Aston's make-or-break SUV is sold out in Singapore

MAREK Reichman is Aston Martin's vice-president and also its head of design, and what he tells The Business Times could not have been said about any Aston of the past.

Tesla Model 3 review: A taste of Tesla for S$276k

THE Model 3 is Tesla's least expensive car to date, and it competes in the executive sedan segment, which includes best-sellers such as the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 review: A speedy seven-seater

CALLING the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 the best luxury, small, performance-oriented sport utility vehicle that can fit seven people isn't faint praise - even if it's the only car around with all those specific traits.

Jaguar F-Pace SVR review: A cat with claws and character

BRAND name aside, Jaguar's F-Pace SVR is not your usual cat. That's no biggie, since cats don't actually do anything useful now that their vermin-hunting services are rarely needed. It also says a lot that service dogs exist and service cats don't.


Mercedes-Benz GLB 200: New cool for school

WANT to know what makes a cool car? Car design legend Giorgetto Giugiaro once let me in on the Big Secret of making a hot-looking ride. "Make it very low and wide," he whispered. "And give it really big wheels."

Jaguar's most powerful car takes to the catwalk

JAGUAR has opened the cage on its new F-Pace SVR, a high-performance sport utility vehicle (SUV) showing it off to customers and the media last night. The event, at the brand's showroom on Leng Kee Road, featured a mini-fashion show in collaboration with fashion label Jo Kilda.

Mercedes-Benz leads the luxury pack

MERCEDES-BENZ is on track to once again be the best-selling luxury automotive brand in the world, a position it has kept since 2016.

Nissan Serena E-Power review: Electric serenade

HERE'S a conundrum for soccer moms (or dads, as the case might be): say you need a large, spacious multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) to haul the brood around, but since larger cars tend to pollute more, you're acutely aware that by giving the kids comfort, you're also impacting their futures.

Mazda MX-30: First electric vehicle is a rebel with a cause

AT THE Tokyo motor show, Mazda is showing the public its first full-production, battery-powered electric vehicle (BEV), the MX-30.

Japan firm Rays sees itself as the Louis Vuitton of car wheels

WHEELS are round, metal things that, when combined with tyres, enable a car to move.


Ferrari F8 Tributo: The F8 of the furious

THE late Enzo Ferrari once described his company's cars as "engines with wheels attached to them", and said that aerodynamics was the pursuit of those who were terrible at engine building. 

Mercedes-Benz A 200 Saloon review: Beauty saloon

MAKING the right choices in life sometimes requires willpower. Salad over those fries, for instance, or the gym over the bar. To make things worse, science now considers willpower a limited resource, so if uncovering every last detail about your next car feels like a strain to the brain, the...

Volvo's revival: How Ford's folly turned into Geely's gold

CHINESE medicine may be bitter, but in the car world it can produce sweet results. It's now 10 years after Ford Motor Company put Volvo Cars on the auction block, and the Swedish company is now more successful than it has ever been, a fact that some might find surprising because it has spent...

Jump on this grand wagon

WHETHER it's due to fashion, habit, or even plain old superstition, Singaporeans simply don't buy stationwagons, but the new Volvo V60 could go some way to changing that.

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe review: A song of fire and nice

SO FEARSOME and violent is this car that its name, "GT", is short for "Game of Thrones". Actually, it isn't, but it might as well be.