Mercedes-AMG A 35 Saloon review: Mass rapid transit

SUPPOSE you always promised yourself a Mercedes someday, and a fancy sportscar some other day. The good news is, you can have a bit of both in the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic Saloon. You won't have to make senior partner or join the board to afford it either, since it costs S$219,888 with...

The Nissan Kicks is an electric car that makes sense for Singapore

NISSAN'S new car is for drivers who want to dip a toe into electric vehicle (EV) waters. The Kicks E-Power is a crossover that marries the running gear of an electric car with an on-board generator that happens to run on petrol.

The most affordable Ferrari coupe is here. What's that? A Roma.

ROMA is its name and conquest is its game. Ferrari's newest car is in town so customers can get a sneak preview of its curves, while they ponder its S$888,000 price tag. The sum excludes optional extras or a certificate of entitlement, which is very much not optional.

To buy the perfect Bentley, call a Bentley designer

ALL Bentleys are assembled in Crewe in northwest England, but the Continental GT is the car that built Bentley.


Porsche Taycan 4S: Volt wisely

IT'S now just six months from launch in Singapore, but the all-electric Porsche Taycan offers a tantalising look at what driving enthusiasts can expect much further in the future, when powerful cars are more likely to be high-voltage than high-octane.

Bentley bets on a better Bentayga

AFTER a pandemic-induced shutdown, Bentley is back in action with a new Bentayga. The luxury car maker revealed a heavily redesigned version of its best-selling car yesterday.

MG HS review: Journey to the best

THERE'S an ice hockey cliche that the business world borrows with glee: skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been. That explains some of the thinking behind Eurokars Group's decision to import this, the MG HS. On casual inspection, it's a five-seat, family-size sport utility...

Pioneer's 9-inch touchscreens soup up cars for the digital age

IT MIGHT not be possible to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can give an old car new features. That's one idea behind the touchscreen infotainment systems that Pioneer Corporation launched here yesterday, which can add big LED screens and digital connectivity to any car still stuck in the...


The drive to replace drivers

FOR years now my wife has really enjoyed her autonomous car. Although she can drive, she prefers to nap while it takes her wherever she wants. It knows how to beetle off in search of a parking spot. And it can magically replace its own flat tyre.


Ashes to ashes, rust to rust

LIKE any Mr Right who's been cooped up at home for weeks and hasn't murdered anyone, I've figured out the simple secret to a harmonious marriage: never let your wife see your Internet browser history.


On the prowl in Portugal

I LOCK the BMW and a short walk later, there he is, the largest, horniest devil I have ever seen.

2020 Lotus Exige review — Mad about you

I HAVE no idea whether youth is wasted on the young or wealth is wasted on the old, but some people have both, and the Lotus Exige Sport 350 is for them. It's so hardcore, it's as much a challenge for the body as it is a treat for the senses.

MG ZS EV review: A bright spark

TIME is apparently running out for us to do something about the climate, so let's not mince words: The MG ZS EV is the best electric car in the market at its price point, and even just above it.

How to buy a bargain BMW

THE Singapore Airshow may have been a treat for aircraft enthusiasts, but it had something to offer BMW fans, too. The German luxury brand provided 350 cars to the event, which ended on Thursday. Used to shuttle VIPs around, the fleet of 320i, 520i and 730Li sedans are now on the market for...

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe review: Baby Gran

WHAT we have here is a numerologist's delight. BMW is about to launch two cars, both with a "2" in their model designation. They go on sale tomorrow, the date for which you could write as 22/02/20.

Volvo XC60 Recharge: A car for the Greta good

THIS is the car that has it all. The Volvo XC60 Recharge comes with two engines, one of which runs on electricity and the other on petrol, burning it with the help of both a supercharger and a turbocharger.

Customers here are ready for electric cars, says Volvo

VOLVO has finally pushed the "On" button for its electric cars in Singapore. The Swedish brand launched the S60 Recharge and XC60 Recharge, plug-in hybrid versions of a sedan and a sport utility vehicle respectively, at January's Singapore Motorshow.

BMW F 900 R: Solid middle class

APPARENTLY, European bikers all want to get naked around the summertime. That's not as enticing (or, depending on where you are in Europe, horrifying) as it sounds. It simply means the naked class of motorcycle is red hot at the moment.

Check out this lean machine

"I MAY not have a six-pack, but you should check out my quad." That's something you can say with a straight face if you ride a Quadro Qooder, a Swiss contraption that looks like a scooter and go-kart had a baby.

For Rolls-Royce, Bespoke is big bucks

THE latest Rolls-Royce is also arguably the greatest.

Mitsuoka Motor gets ready to rock

A "ROCK STAR" is set to hit the motoring stage in Singapore. The retro roadster from boutique car maker Mitsuoka Motor will go on sale here by April, managed by a new dealership.


Vespa GTS 300 Connected: Twist and shout

JUST the other day I asked the wife (I only have one) if she thought I could look manly riding a Vespa. "What do you want to look manly for?" she replied, somewhat unhelpfully. "You're a married man."


Singapore Motorshow crosses over

THE Singapore Motorshow opened its doors to the public at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre yesterday, with more than 20 new models meeting the car buying public for the first time.

Electric cars take centre stage at Singapore Motorshow

MOTOR shows are meant to offer a glimpse of the future, and this weekend's Singapore Motorshow suggests that electricity is set to play an increasingly prominent role on local roads.

Rolls-Royce sales hit an all-time global high

YOUR chances of seeing a new Rolls-Royce on the streets got much better in 2019. The venerable luxury brand followed up a record 2018 with another blockbuster year, by selling 5,152 cars, a 25 per cent increase.