Audi's new boss sees chance to supercharge the brand

MARKUS Schuster may be German, but he's probably seen more of South-east Asia than you. "I think it was 15 years ago that I came over here for the first time," the new managing director of Audi Singapore tells The Business Times.

RX is now a prescription for fun

IF the new RX 300 is anything to go by, the Lexus factory must be a wondrous place. For a start, it's full of lasers.

The Accidental CEO

LINDA Jackson should be zonked. After stepping off a red-eye flight, the chief executive officer of Citroën makes a quick stop at her hotel before heading straight to Cycle & Carriage France on Leng Kee Road for a morning-long huddle with the importer's senior management.

Tokyo tech suggests life beyond cars for Toyota

IMAGINE driving late at night and having your companion notice that you're feeling tired by the sound of your sleepy voice. To keep you awake, your companion chats with you about your favourite sports team, and points out a nearby rest stop for a coffee.

Lexus flexes its electric muscles

IF ELECTRIC cars are the future, then Lexus has looked stuck in the past. Toyota's luxury division has no battery electric vehicles (BEVs) on the market, even as rivals such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Porsche, and even newcomer Tesla are scrambling to woo buyers eager to bid fossil...

New Honda Accord review: The agreeable Accord

SUPPOSE your immediate boss has a German car, and that obliges you to drive something Japanese (which in turn relegates your subordinates to Korean brands). Such is the realpolitik of some office car parks. If yours is one of them, the new Honda Accord is for you.

This man is changing BMW's fastest cars forever

TALK about nominative determinism. If there's a car executive who embodies the theory that people are suited to jobs that match their names, surely it's Markus Flasch. For a year now, he has been the chairman of BMW M, and who better to lead BMW's high performance subsidiary than someone whose...

New BMW X1 review: X-ternal changes only

BMW has given the X1 an easy-to-spot makeover, so if that neighbour you detest bought one last year, driving this new one would irritate him no end.

Audi A6 Avant review: Wunder wagon

REASONS to own a station wagon: It looks more interesting than a sedan and can carry more stuff. Reasons not to own one: some of your elderly relatives will think it looks like a hearse, and will somehow see a need to tell you every single time they see you.

Ferrari's S$1.5m eco sports car is here

FERRARI'S latest and possibly its greatest car is in Singapore. The Italian brand unveiled the SF90 Stradale last night at a private event, ostensibly to celebrate its 10th anniversary with Ital Auto here but also to give potential buyers a sneak preview of the new model.


Audi RS5 Sportback: Vroom for four, or more

FAST cars should have two doors, and very fast cars should wobble the parts of you that tend to wobble. Those are two rules of motoring that seem reasonable, but the Audi RS 5 Sportback merrily stomps them in the face.

Audi Q3 Sportback review: Your Q to shine

SUPPOSE you always promised yourself a sports car, but then some diaper-soiling lifestyle torpedoes came along to blow that dream clear out of the water.


Lexus raises the RX's core competencies

PERSONAL trainers (at least the ones I've seen on YouTube) are always shouting about "building your core", but why? And why do they have to shout?

Find this 1 on Lazada

SOMEONE had to be the first, and it was this 1. BMW is launching its new 1 Series on Lazada, thereby becoming the first car brand in Singapore to introduce its latest model on an e-commerce platform.

Seven-seater SUVs herald the age of family planning for carmakers

YOU tend to think of property values on a price-per-square-foot basis here, but here's something to keep in mind when shopping for your next car: price-per-seat.

Lexus: The luxury car that was nearly named after the villain from Dynasty

SINGAPORE celebrates turning 54 today, but Lexus has a milestone of its own to mark. Come next month it will be 30 years since the brand's first car went on sale after a tumultuous gestation involving, among other challenges, a lawsuit that nearly killed it before it was born, and a soap opera...


BMW 750Ld, M850i Convertible and Z4 M40i: Fangs for the memories, Romania

I WENT to Romania with only one mission: to visit Transylvania and come home without unexplained puncture wounds in my neck, or anywhere else on my succulent body. I have a wife who notices things.

2019 Porsche 911 review: Iconoclast

A NEW Porsche 911 rolled into town on Tuesday, and the good news is, nearly everything about it has been revamped. It's longer, wider, has a redesigned interior and is powered by a new engine.

BMW launches first of its kind subscription service here

IF there's one thing Singaporeans love, it's a buffet. But how will people here take to an all-you-can-eat approach to driving BMWs?

Warren Buffett's electric cars are here

THE car market continues to see a surge in electric power, as a new dealer flips the switch here on BYD, the Shenzhen-based manufacturer backed by legendary investor Warren Buffett.

2019 Honda Accord: Will it strike Accord with Singaporeans?

AN old favourite returns. The Honda Accord is back on sale in Singapore tomorrow at Kah Motor's Ubi showroom, after tightening pollution standards forced it from our shores two years ago.

Citroën C5 Aircross review: Unmitigated Gaul

TOMORROW the Tour De France gets underway, which means men with ostrich legs and no fat in their buttocks are about to infest the Alps on bicycles. If they had any sense at all, they would be tackling the route in one of these, the Citroën C5 Aircross.

2019 Mazda 3 review: The Astina returns

WITHIN the Eurokars Group, there seems to be a palpable sense of excitement about the new Mazda 3. That's saying something, because this is a company that also deals with McLarens, Minis, Porsches and Rolls-Royces here.

BMW hits fast forward on electrification

NEVER mind how fast electrified cars can go, they can't get here fast enough. At least, not for BMW.


Price of electric cars still shocking

WHAT'S not to love about the Niro EV, a battery-powered car that Cycle & Carriage Kia launched in Singapore last week? It has a 204 horsepower motor for plucky acceleration, and it can travel 455km on a single charge - as far as some petrol cars can last on a full tank.