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Since its inception in 2014, the Honda Vezel and its Hybrid variant has been a hit with consumers the world over. Combining proven mechanicals with bold and striking design cues has always been the recipe for success – in this case, you really can have your cake and eat it too. With such a good base to build on, it seems that for the car’s first facelift, Honda can do no bad.

Unlike many other manufacturers, which facelift cars for the sake of doing so, Honda has really focused on the less desirable traits when updating the look of the Vezel. The huge front plastic grille has been ditched in favour of a more premium looking one. In keeping with the going upmarket theme, Honda has also swapped out the traditional halo...

Posted 13 Jun 2016
Posted in PI Car Features

The first Spanish super car has finally made its way to Singapore after the first model was debuted to the world back in 2008.

Partnering with Eurosports Global, the group that sells Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo here, Spania GTA proudly presented Spain's most powerful road legal automotive creation – the GTA Spano.

Featuring advanced technology such as the extensive use of graphene (a world’s first) in areas such as the carbon fibre used for the monocoque chassis to provide even more strength and the leather seats to extend longevity, the GTA Spano provides a cutting edge alternative to the world of exotic cars.

Amongst its competitors come the likes of Pagani, Koenigsegg and Gumpert, all of which make highly exclusive, ultra-expensive ...

Story and Photos by Alvan Sio posted 14 Apr 2016
Posted in Features

Porsche’s latest 911 range has just been refreshed at the end of last year and has now officially made its way here.

Dubbed 991.2, the latest 911 series made its way here at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre to the welcome of media, enthusiasts and Porsche owners. Six cars made their entrances in a dazzling display of lights, smoke and loud video effects; at least one model in the long line up of 911 sports cars made an appearance.

Present were the 911 Carrera, Carrera S, Carrera S Cabriolet, Carrera 4S, Targa 4S and Turbo models. All cars in each subcategory have been refreshed in one way or another; the main highlight being turbocharged engines forming the backbone of the entire range now.

Simply put, the base model Carrer...

Story and Photos by Alvan Sio posted 12 Apr 2016
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Hyundai officially announced the arrival of the all-new Elantra earlier today.

With sleek new looks including the now trending air curtains in the front bumper as well as a matured, more Eurocentric overall feel the Elantra is back to win the hearts of buyers in Singapore.

Sporting an Audi-esque hexagonal front grille, the car cuts a classier stance than before and brings Hyundai’s bread and butter sedan closer yet to the looks of European cars. Handsomely sculpted with more angles and creases than the outgoing car, this new Elantra takes on Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language and borrows heavily from its big brother the Sonata.

On top of the poised look that will distinguish the car from traditional Japanese rivals, Hyund...

Story and Photos by Alvan Sio posted 4 Mar 2016
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The hugely anticipated rear-driven replacement to the highly sought after Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni and later the regular LP 550-2 has officially arrived on our shores.

Dubbed “Enjoyable Technology” by Lamborghini, they have seen the need to create a fun car and answered with this. Developed from the ground up alongside the all-wheel drive LP 610-4, this version of the Huracan offers drivers what can be described as driving euphoria – a sense of joy and fun that the four-wheel drive version seems to lack by some accounts.

At a media event held at their newly opened satellite showroom in Suntec City, Lamborghini Singapore showcased the 580 PS 5.2l V10 supercar that is designed to set the hearts of driving enthusiasts on fire. ...

Story and Photos by Alvan Sio posted 25 Feb 2016
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If you didn’t already know, the three pointed star has gone on to rename its entire range of cars by the staple sedan offerings – that is it’s going to be C, E and S something.

Replacing the GLK, the new GLC fills the gap between the monstrously huge GLE recently unveiled as well as the smaller GLA that’s based off the A Class hatch.

The second generation of Mercedes’ mid-sized off-roader will go up against the likes of the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 which are popular offerings on our roads.

Creating a distinctive image to set itself apart from competitors, Mercedes has gone with sensual purity and modern aesthetics to soften the appeal and lean over to the “soft-roader” crowd rather than the traditional tough-as-nails theme for the exterior ...

Story and Photos by Alvan Sio posted 29 Jan 2016
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The Singapore Motorshow 2016 will see the launch of some brand new and exciting cars that many have been eagerly awaiting.

We bring you the highlights of what you can expect to see at the motor show so be sure to check out the cars that you’ve been anticipating!

Be sure to check our Singapore Motorshow 2016 page for the latest in prices, deals and various models available for the cars you’re interested in.


Audi A4

The all-new Audi A4 is making its public debut at the motor show.

Having seen it at a media event, we can say it’s going to up the compact executive sedan category a fair bit with its quality interior and latest technology.

Equipped with a 1.4 TFSI engine that makes 150 hp, the A4 is class leading in terms of effi...

Alvan Sio posted 13 Jan 2016
Posted in Features

“How are we going to get there?” my girlfriend likes to ask when we are in the car, belting up for a long drive to yet another super ulu supper destination. For the last 7 years, I have been replying, “Don’t ask me, I just do whatever the GPS tells me!”

Indeed, GPS navigation apps are true blessings for drivers like me. I once spent 20 minutes wandering around the bowels of Raffles Place MRT station because I couldn’t tell which level and which platform to be at. (Confession: I am both colourblind and slightly dyslexic.)

In fact, GPS navigation is the only way I can get around on our island’s beautiful highways these days, without driving around in circles because I keep taking the wrong exits. The endless roadworks that result in U-tu...

Posted 17 Dec 2015
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