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Sounds like sex: Maserati Levante S 430

Over the course of 14 years writing about cars, I have driven a handful of Italian machines. All have been truly memorable: Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati.

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SkyActiv-X: the future of internal combustion engines

At the recently concluded Mazda Pan Pacific Tech Forum, journalists from all over the Asean region were given a briefing of Mazda’s latest development, the SkyActiv-X engine, featuring the company’s SPCCI or spark controlled compression ignition.

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BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer: premium corporate downsizing

Maybe it’s because of age, but I have an honest confession to make as a car guy: I love MPVs. They are easy to get in and out of, thanks to the taller-than-a-sedan ride height, which offers a better view of the road ahead, thanks, yet are easier on the knees compared to an SUV. […]

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Porsche Macan 2018

The Porsche Macan and I have very fond memories. I was first able to sample the car in early 2015 during an exclusive drive around Baden-Wurttemburg in Germany a few months prior to its Asian release.

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan: the peak of luxury SUVs

Rolls-Royce had been coy during the last few years about the development of their first proper off-road vehicle.

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VW Jetta Business Edition Plus (+): better than the best

The C-segment sedan category is very much a dying breed. In fact, this segment struggles to sell in the thousands per month. In contrast, a Toyota Vios sells thrice as many units a month than this entire segment combined over the same period. How’s that for perspective? Some cars have dared to inject life back […]

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Preparing for long drives this summer

With summer right in the thick of things, it’s a great time to enjoy a vacation that begins with a long drive.

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Honda Pilot 3.5 V6 EX-L: most comfortable long-distance family tourer

Truth be told, the Honda Pilot isn’t for everyone. It isn’t going to potentially steal sales from the likes of the Montero Sport, Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X, and Nissan’s upcoming Terra, their SUV based on the Navara.

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End of an era

Back in late 2003, I saw a message posted on one of the popular automotive forums asking if someone would be interested to write about cars for a magazine.

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Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2.3

Ah, the eponymous (pardon the pun) Mustang, which helped kick-start an entire segment in the automotive industry.

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Aug 15, 2018

If we think it’s a bit hard to explain the new Lexus ES 350, imagine how hard it is

Aug 15, 2018

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Subaru, together with Motor Images Enterprises Inc., part of the Tan Chong International Limited Group and led by

Aug 08, 2018

When my son Arthur was younger, we would joke around saying that he would probably end up driving an


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