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Author: Takeshi Kawaguchi

[Car Review] Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line 380TSI

The hotly contested mid sized SUV market sees another contender from Volkswagen’s all new Tiguan. The previous Tiguan was relatively popular due to its premium qualities and relatively affordable price tag vs it’s other German competitors. Now it returns as an even stronger contender with premium amenities and a larger body overall. Exterior Sitting on the new MQB platform, The R line variant looks properly sporty being longer ,wider and lower with a fiercer front bumper and black inserts to portray a more aggressive face. LED headlights and taillights  adorn the front as well as the rear to complete...

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Test Driving the Kia Niro hybrid utility vehicle for Singapore roads

The Kia Niro marketed as a hybrid utility vehicle enters the crowded and hotly contested crossover market segment which has replaced mid sized family sedans in recent years. It’s late to the market which has seen the Honda Vezel/HR-V take the largest market share along with competitors such as the Nissan QashQai , Renault Kadjar , Toyota C-HR and Subaru XV. However it has a trick up its sleeve against its competitors, hybrid technology backed by a full agent warranty (10 year lithium battery and engine warranty plus 5 years unlimited mileage warranty) and a high standard equipment list....

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Do the new Opel Astra live up to it’s name as Car of the Year 2016?

When I first saw the new Opel Astra in the flesh, I was pleasantly surprised with its good looks especially the Power Red test car I was assigned: Compared with its most direct Wolfsburg competitor, the Astra cuts a smarter and sleeker silhouette without looking too over-the-top. Despite being an entry level variant, it is equipped with the now ubiquitous DRLs, though the main headlights are halogen lamps. The light sabre styled rear tail lights resembles that of the LCI BMW 1 series which is not a bad thing if you ask me. It is no wonder it won...

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