Lots Of Intelligence And Enthusiasm In The BMW iX

THERE is a lot going for the BMW iX. Maybe too much. In its enthusiasm to showcase the current cutting-edge features of the brand, BMW stuffed the iX full of...

New Mercedes For The Bends

FOR those who don't want to splash out for a AMG C 63, there's a lesser beast on the prowl. Mercedes-Benz has just launched the wannabe AMG C 43...
Skoda Kodiaq

Does The Kodiaq Czech All The Boxes?

WITH the Skoda Kodiaq, you get the feeling that it's a well-intentioned vehicle, but this Czech beast is struggling to punch above its weight. The seven-seater SUV takes the notion...
audi a5 cabriolet

Topless In The Tropics — Audi A5 Cabriolet

FOR sheer enjoyment, the Audi A5 Cabriolet is hard to beat, hands, and top, down. The ragtop on this *$272K beauty is not just about aesthetics, but about acoustics,...

A Quietly Enganging Porsche

FOR THOSE who revel in the ritual of a Porsche engine firing up, will find the silence of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo unsettling. Despite the "Sport" in its name,...
Rolls-Royce Phantom

The Phantom — Riding The Milky Way

THE EIGHTH edition of the Rolls-Royce Phantom was unveiled in the metal at the Esplanade Theatre. Through sliding doors into a dark interior with a wall lined with black-and-white images...

Limited-Edition Boxy Alpina XD3 Biturbo

For all its ease of use and vantage visibility, there's a workmanlike feel to the Alpina XD3. The popular X3 that BMW rolled out in large volumes, was given a...

Yaris Cross — Small But Loaded

SQUEEZING something out of a congested pipeline into a crowded environment requires careful planning. Toyota still has a stranglehold on the mass market car as the second largest manufacturer, but needs...
BMW X1

X Factor In Various Sizes

THE success of BMW's X models can be tracked back to the launch of the X5 in 1999. The new and revised BMW X models saw a significant bump, with...

Porsches On Parade

A racy bunch of Porsche cars are revved up and ready to zoom along the Formula One track at Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, as part of the German brand's impressive...