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Volvo Cars posted a 4.6% increase in retail sales for the month of July, selling 38,128 cars globally. Europe as well as the US market were key drivers of growth. Both regions reported significant increases based on sales of the new Volvo XC90 and continued strong demand for Volvo’s ’60-series carlines.

Retail sales in Europe including Sweden grew 10.5% where Germany and Sweden represented the key growth drivers. The new Volvo XC90 is behind a large part of the incremental sales while also the other XC-carlines are strong in Sweden. Looking at Europe as a whole, the popularity for Volvo’s bestseller XC60 continues to grow.

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Toyota has added two new models to the Yaris Hybrid line-up. The addition of Active and Sport versions means there’s now a hybrid in all four grades in Toyota’s top-selling super-mini range.

Active becomes the new entry point to Toyota’s clean, efficient and super-smooth hybrid technology. The five-door hatch comes equipped with dual-zone climate control, trip computer, power front windows and a split-folding rear seats.

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 You've just bought a car. It cost a lot of money. Then there is the COE (don't start me), and if you leave it outside bats and birds will poo on it, haze and rain will smudge it and oily trucks will cover it in grime. Time to clean up.

But taking a bit of care of your new vehicle will do more than just impress the neighbours. If you want to sell or return on lease, the buyer or lease agent will run their fingers over the door frames, up in the wheel wells and under the seats for sure. If they get extremely dirty fingers, it will end up being more costly for you.

So why not do the sensible thing, and invest some time in cleaning properly Here's a few tips.

1) Don't use cheap cleaning fluids or (even worse) washing up liquid. The more ...

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Story and Photos by Jeremy Torr posted 20 hours ago
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A new rule will see Singapore vehicles denied access into Malaysia unless they have been registered with Malaysia's Road Transport Department (RTD). Malaysia will put the new law in place on the 1st of September, and all Singapore vehicle owners will have to pay $3.60 for the road charge, which will be valid for 5 years. Online registration will begin on the 15th of August, but should you not be a fan of using the Internet, don’t worry , for you will still be able to pay for the registration the old fashioned way at all the 72 counters in both the Causeway and Second Link, along with rest stops near the checkpoint.

Once payment is made, the RTD will then issue an RFID card, which is not transferable from car to car. With the new registration, Singapore vehicles will be allowed through Johor checkpoints free-of-charge for a month long free trail, which starts on the 1st of September. Post free-trial, owners will have to fork out $8 per entry for the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP).

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 The all-new BMW 7 Series, the brand’s flagship in its sixth generation, is featured in the highly-anticipated film “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” from Paramount Pictures. BMW is the exclusive worldwide automotive partner of this installment of the legendary action film franchise starring Tom Cruise.

 This is the second time BMW has lent its superior technological support to the franchise, enabling it to deliver breathtaking automotive stunt scenes shot around the globe. BMW previously partnered with Paramount on 2011’s “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.”

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The French are good at cars. Despite what Daimler would have you believe, a French chap called Edouard Delamare-Deboutteville drove a car of his own design 6km in Normandy, in 1884. That's one year before Carl Benz came up with his first oil-burner on wheels. That of course was back when the roads were narrow, bumpy and congested, going any distance was an uncomfortable experience, fuel was rare and expensive, and finding a reliable powerplant was a major challenge.



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Volvo has just launched its top of the range XC90 seven seater in Singapore, and it comes crammed with new technology. Volvo says the latest model brings the  generous interior space and flexible capacity of an SUV together with the agility and comfort of a much smaller and lower car, and world-leading technology. The company claims the XC90 has been Singapore's best selling 7-seater SUV to date, with over 1,500 sold - and more than 20 pre-orders for the latest update despite it not even having arrived yet. Volvo says the new model represents their vision of what it means to drive a luxury car in the 21st century.

The XC90 boasts a completely new Sensus integrated control system that cuts down the number of buttons on the dash to just...

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Story and Photos by Jeremy Torr posted Yesterday
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How often do you get an invite to drink free beer, eat free food - and check out one of Mercedes-Benz's latest cool creations on the roof of the iconic People's Park Centre as the RSAF Black Knights roar overhead in a "50" formation of F-16s to celebrate the nation's Gold Anniversary? Not often. So when Oneshift got the invite, we jumped at the chance.

The new CLA Shooting brake is billed by Daimler as "designed for urban hunting". If that sounds a bit weird, some history might help.

The original shooting brakes were built around the turn of last century to "take gentlemen on the hunt with their firearms and dogs". They weren't cars, but they weren't trundling trucks either. A sort of custom-built compromise between a sports car and ...

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Story and Photos by Jeremy Torr posted Yesterday
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