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Mazda6 2.2D: The Richard Gere of Japanese D-sedans

No matter how sensible or practical a car may be, car-buying deliberations are rarely predicated on prudency alone. Emotions ultimately play a key part...

Sibling rivalry: Will the real GTI please stand up?

Ever since Volkswagen introduced the R in the sixth-generation Golf line up, the debate has centered on which is the more deserving hot hatch....

Mercedes-Benz A250: Baby Benz comes full circle

No matter its imperfections, the last generation A-Class will be remembered as the hatch that banished the three-pointed star’s stodgy image and stoked the...

MINI Countryman PHEV: Eccentricity meets electricity

A MINI on its own is already an unconventional choice, but one that can be propelled forward by its rear wheels on electricity alone...

New Toyota Vios: Bread and butter just got better

There are many attributes to characterise a mainstream Toyota model – dependable, efficient, indestructible, predictable, maybe even bland. Nothing too wrong with that, millions...

How the Proton X70 aces the 10-minute test drive

You know what they say about the first 10 minutes of a test drive – they leave lasting impressions. Admittedly, I was behind the...

Volkswagen Golf: Is it still the gold standard?

If you ever needed to show a newly-arrived Martian what is a car, you wouldn’t go wrong with a flashcard carrying the silhouette of...

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43: The SUV that does it all

Modern SUVs are expected to be consummate all-rounders, the Mercedes-Benz GLC in its regular form, represented by the GLC 200 and GLC 250, is...

Why brighter days lie ahead for Proton

There is a tendency by commentators (from afar) to oversimplify the Chinese auto market as a self-contained beast with an insatiable appetite for new...

Mazda CX-9 turbo: Jinba Ittai for seven?

A new engine with proprietary technology doesn’t come often for a comparatively modest volume manufacturer such as Mazda, which is why the subject in...

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