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Review: BMW 220i Sport – two sides to the compact coin

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Having adopted a new naming strategy for its cars, BMW convention dictates that barring the hatchback 1 Series, sedans are odd numbered and coupes are even numbered. Among the latest of the lot is the 2 Series, which we test here in 220i guise. Compact like the 1 Series hatchback it is based upon but in a more spacious and ... Read More »

Sleeker than your average

Bigger, better and stronger than most SUV of its kind THERE are two things in Jordan that have been quickly made obvious to us – one being that the Dead Sea is a one of kind tourist attraction and the other is Jordanians’ love for Korean vehicles, in particular Kia. Historically, the Dead Sea was one of the first health ... Read More »

Review: Great Wall Haval M4 – Bang for your buck

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The Great Wall M4 is a rather more sedate device than others bearing its alphanumeric name; unlike the Italian semi-automatic shotgun or more recently, the high performance two-door from Munich, it’s shape doesn’t exactly strike one’s consciousness as a device of raw power or excitement. No, this M4 has a different design brief – it’s been built to a price. ... Read More »

Test Ride: Vespa Primavera – As fun as it gets


Launched at 2013 EICMA show in Milan, Italy, the Vespa Primavera is a modern interpretation of the 1968 model, developed to offer something similarly attractive as the LX, yet more practical and fun to ride. As similar as it looks with the Vespa LX 150, the Primavera is very different than the former, in terms of performance, practicality, and overall ... Read More »

The beat of the box­y MPVs


Space for eight and place for freight make high­roof MPVs the go-­to for young families   Nothing quite comes close to the practicality, spaciousness and flexibility of an MPV, especially high­roof versions that allow you to literally walk in and around to get to your seat. Young families will attest to the need for generous room and adaptable arrangements in ... Read More »

Test Drive: Class-leading Hyundai i30

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It has captured the imagination of the motoring community at large and now comes with more features and driveability By OON EE SENG THE first generation i30 in 2007 catapulted Hyundai to the world stage as it captured the imagination of the motoring community at large. The i30 was well accepted in developed markets, with more than 1 million units ... Read More »

Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz CLA 200

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By Oon Ee Seng RAIN, rain go away, come again another day. Our silent prayer for the rain to stop went unanswered and we were at a loss as to how we were going to do a photoshoot of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 along the trunk road to Hulu Yam. Glistening in the rain, the sleek silhoutte of the CLA 200 ... Read More »

Volkswagen Passat 1.8 TSI par excellence

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 By OON EE SENG THE Volkswagen Passat is already par excellence but with further updates makes it an even stronger contender in the D-segment of the automotive landscape in Malaysia. It is a crowded segment where the Passat has to contend with the likes of the facelifted Toyota Camry, all-new Nissan Teana, Honda Accord, Kia Optima K5, Hyundai i40, Ford ... Read More »

Living with an electric vehicle in Malaysia

In light of the recent electric vehicle sharing programme named COMOS, our editor and chief Yamin Vong, presents a short video on what it is like to live with a full scale electric vehicle(EV). The chosen EV was Renault’s electrified Fleunce, the Z.E., which is short for “Zero Emission”. The Z.E. was one of the first EV vehicles to ever ... Read More »