First Look: Toyota Yaris 3rd Generation UK Edition

Developed from an original concept of “compact outside, spacious inside,” new Yaris shows Toyota further improving the clever packaging that was...

18 Jun 2011
wilswong This is the third of the 3 mini cars of the major japanese brands that has came out with new designs. Now what is Nissan doing?
18 Jun 2011
wind79 Yaris, Fit, Mazda2... Hmm, I remember Nissan Latio is having a FL or something?
19 Jun 2011
Kangadrool Nissan already came out with the "new" March, stripping off it's cuteness and many features of the previous March. Kinda back to basic March, but priced at premium! It's more expensive than the lat...
21 Jun 2011
carpost Wow, that's one great creation from Toyota. I've heard their Touch & Go is as good as the driving experience
22 Jun 2011
First Peek: Nissan Townpod

Just as a white tee-shirt is usually worn casually, but can be combined with a suit to look sharp, this genre-busting vehicle mixes the comfort and style of a passenger...

3 Oct 2010
wind79 Need more photos...
4 Oct 2010
WD45 Can news have a photo gallery like in the road tests section?
4 Oct 2010
Volkswagen Passat CC Sport 2.0 TSI (DSG)

One of the most stylish four door saloons has just been instilled with more substance. We find out how much the Volkswagen Passat CC 2.0 TSI has improved.

28 Sep 2010
wind79 12.7L per 100km... Doesn't that mean its around 8km/l? If compared to the 12km/l previously, the FC has gone worse by around 4km/l...
29 Sep 2010
edlaz Hi guys, thanks for being eagle eyed. The figures have been corrected.
29 Sep 2010
WD45 I hope those are not the rims that comes with the car! the last thing is to have an OEM Taiwanese look alike...
4 Oct 2010
Suzuki Kizashi 2.4 (A)

Suzuki enters the big league with its first large saloon offering, the Kizashi.

17 Sep 2010
denniszone83 In terms of the looks, it still way behind Accord, Camry and Teana.
17 Sep 2010
WindTurbine Actually I agree with dennis, particularly in this dense market segment, the last thing you need is another discreet looking machine, especially from a maker who is new to the segment - where is th...
17 Sep 2010
edlaz I agree that the Mazda 6 is sporty looking. And though I like the "grinning" front end and all the Nagare styling bits, not very many people do. Furthermore, with Mazda's new "Shinari" styling dire...
17 Sep 2010
wind79 Don't really like its exterior, looks just like a larger SX4. But in terms of value proposition, the Kizashi is cheaper and more powerful than its direct equivalent. Any idea how much is its OMV?
...
17 Sep 2010
raymondlai Sporty looking and a good handling car the mazda6 might be but it hasn't exactly gone down well with large saloon buyers, mostly due to its size, so obviously looks don't matter that much in this s...
17 Sep 2010
WindTurbine Yes, I admit may be overly concerned with the looks department... (but thats what strike me first... it reminds me of the Suzuki Baleno, a good car as far as i can recall, but just so forgetable) s...
17 Sep 2010
afzal I remember the concept cars and I'm pretty disappointed it didn't turn out looking as dynamic and aggressive as the concepts were. It looks a little like the VW Eos in the front and a tweaked Teana...
24 Sep 2010
Global sales orders for new Nissan March reach 54,000 units in six months

Nissan today announced that its new global compact car, the Nissan March, also known as the Nissan Micra in other markets...

16 Sep 2010
wind79 Despite the March isn't even popular here...
17 Sep 2010
edlaz

All in pastel colours too. *shivers*
17 Sep 2010
Twin test: Honda City 1.5 LX (A) vs. Mazda2 Sedan 1.5 (A)

Can't stretch your budget for that spanking new Civic or Mazda3? Well, the City and the newly introduced Mazda2 Sedan could well be compe...

22 Apr 2010
WindTurbine When I first saw the Mazda 2 Sedan in China about a year back, it flipped my stomach. How can a company famed for churning out good design even concieve something like this?

Make no mistake, I a...
22 Apr 2010
WD45 Hi Windturbine, I agree... It's not very much cheaper than the Mazda 3 either! Those wheels and suspension clearance needs to be done something about. The Honda actually looks more planted in this ...
22 Apr 2010
wind79 How come I see a 5-speed manual for the Mazda 2 under transmission on the right?
27 Apr 2010
WD45 Data entry error?
27 Apr 2010
wind79 LOL, its updated to 4-Speed Auto now.
28 Apr 2010
COE news: No let up in rising prices

As expected, COE prices hit skywards once again after the first bidding exercise for April ended today.

The biggest increase was in Cat B for big cars, where...

7 Apr 2010
wilswong 34K for small cars? Goodness....has turned to madness.
8 Apr 2010
wind79 COE please rise even higher... I will sell my car and take public transport already...
8 Apr 2010
Evan http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC100408-0000099/COEs-the-next-lightning-rod
COEs the next lightning rod?

Higher prices may be seen as cost of living issue, says GPC chairman
by Alicia Wong

05:5...
8 Apr 2010
zeenie Suddenly my car is worth more? LOL

On the downside, no need to change car at this rate liao. Hahahahaha
8 Apr 2010
TCX607 <Goodness....has turned to madness>
I bet... cos of the back log. Previously, I hv seen so many freebies & zero installment plan for booking new car.

I feel good... my car is worth a better price. ...
8 Apr 2010
Wombat_VC The only way to break the vicious cycle (high COE -> less scrap -> even higher COE) in this case would be when more people sell their cars for a profit (maybe) and settle for public transport.
8 Apr 2010
wilswong IN the first place, when they tweak the formula, the reason is that it was based on projected cars leaving the roads, so now they say it is not base on projection? So is the government lying?

A...
8 Apr 2010
Stefano
Up up and away.... but I dun see how the higher COEs can benefit us who bought at the time of the lower COEs. When we sell our cars, the COE value is still based on how much we bought at our time i...
9 Apr 2010
wilswong


Quote:
"Formerly posted by Stefano:
Up up and away.... but I dun see how the higher COEs can benefit us who bought at the time of the lower COEs. When we sell our cars, the COE value is still ...
9 Apr 2010
Local News: Volkswagen Keep Price Steady; Golf R Announced

Despite COE increases, Volkswagen Singapore brings joy to the motoring public by not increasing its cars' price for 18 models in its sta...

19 Mar 2010
tien Not increasing price cos previous profit margin already thick enough to cover the "loss" now? Ha!
19 Mar 2010
tien Not increasing price cos previous profit margin already thick enough to cover the "loss" now? Ha!
19 Mar 2010
wind79 Yeah, the sales margin is so high can easily cover the COE costs.
19 Mar 2010
wilswong Well, that's one thing good about direct sales and not through AD. Last time VW is represented, the car price is upward flexible too.

At least appreciate the fact that VW has at least maintain ...
20 Mar 2010
Toyota Edges Out GM to Win US Consumers' Hearts

Toyota and Honda took top honors in R. L. Polk & Co.’s 14th Annual Automotive Loyalty Awards.

Toyota wins over General Motor to be the number one ...

13 Jan 2010
wind79 Based on the recent events, I am surprised that Toyota is number 1...
14 Jan 2010
The Scirocco gets a new engine

The Volkswagen Scirocco will get a new entry-level model from 2010.

The new entry-level1.4 TSI model will be powered by the Golf's 122bhp turbocharged engine.

T...

29 Dec 2009
wind79 Too bad I just bought a new car, else I will get this if it ever comes to SG...
31 Dec 2009
See what the oneshift.com team wants this festive season! Holiday Special: All I want for Christmas...
It's Christmas once again and the spirit of giving and sharing is in the air. Hence oneshift ...

21 Dec 2009
Price drops after close of COE bidding on 9 Dec

COE prices might have risen marginally after December’s first bidding exercise closed on Wednesday but Honda has bucked the rise in prices with som...

12 Dec 2009
wind79 You got a typo.
Honda Jazz -$85,00 to $8,700
18 Dec 2009
Manualonly Strange that you only pointing out "the Stream drives significantly better than its fierce rival (Wish)" when in this category, most folks are looking for practical, utilitarian efficiency and safe...
27 Dec 2009
Local News: LTA and Google Collaborates to Launch new service

LTA and Google collaborate to help travelers
get to their destinations around Singapore faster and easier

With a daily public trans...

19 Nov 2009
wind79 Anyone knows if the downloaded version of google maps support this feature as well?
20 Nov 2009
wilswong


Quote:
"Formerly posted by wind79: Anyone knows if the downloaded version of google maps support this feature as well?"




As far as I am concerned, the HTC Hero with the latest Google Map...
20 Nov 2009
Road test - Mitsubishi Lancer EX Ralliart (A)


Want a more affordable Evo X with little compromises in performance and handling? Enter the Evo Light, I mean the Lancer EX Ralliart

18 Oct 2009
joseph22
Err.. I think the last page of the review is not working. cannot read anything. Kindly rectify.
19 Oct 2009
wind79 Yeah, page 4 is screwed up... So whats
19 Oct 2009
wind79 Yeah, page 4 is screwed up... So whats
19 Oct 2009
joseph22 I dont like to read incomplete article thats all..
20 Oct 2009
TheWhiteCruizer nothing wrong with the last page. It just "make no mistake..." excluded the picture of the Raillart Lancer. so what's up?
20 Oct 2009
24 Oct 2009
mobileFX Mr Raymond, The 2004 Lancer Ralliart 1.8GDI Turbo is 4sp Auto not CVT.
You mixed up some of yr experience with the NA Lancer GLX?
25 Oct 2009
Forte Koup's Singapore debut this Saturday

Local launch of the all-new Forte Koup, Kia’s first-ever two-door coupe, to take place this coming weekend

Cycle & Carriage Kia will be launching Kia’s...

13 Oct 2009
wind79 Looks really good, this is a showcase of korean engineering and design.
13 Oct 2009
ifconfig impressive!
13 Oct 2009
vchoy Frameless windows!
14 Oct 2009
PongBia nice nice but wonder abt the power???
14 Oct 2009
mizzy the next big korean icon aft the civic bubble ;p
15 Oct 2009
Sagaman See how daring Korean nowadays?
16 Oct 2009
fishman Anyone bought 1 over the weekend? C&C raised the price of the 1.6 by 2K, and must wait for 4 months. Salespersons behaved like quota for next 3 years have been met.
20 Oct 2009
Dummyhalf design by ex-audi staff - Peter Schreyer
21 Oct 2009
jasontang
The green one look fantastic
22 Oct 2009
KOD
Hi Guys no choice, when the car just launch, everyone in Singapore rush into in and from there at list 200 to 300 booking. I am hear insure is around 2600k for age 27 from one of my friend. This we...
28 Oct 2009
Road Test - Renault Clio 1.6 (A)

Renault quietly brought in the facelifted version of its small car, the Clio and we decided to give it a try. After all, it's competing in a rather lucrative mark...

6 Oct 2009
accyt1978 MMmm.. at 69k.. 4 speed.. i would still get a JAzz 1.5... the fuel saving ability and design of Jazz would have won the race hands down.. Jazz is a hard ride to beat...
7 Oct 2009
wind79 If its the Jazz, I think we should use the 1.3 (L) as a closer comparison as its only $4k more and also comes with leather seats. 1.3 (LA) will be priced even closer but does not comes with leather...
7 Oct 2009
eugn86 I've tested the Clio before, it's a really a nicer drive than the Jazz 1.5 which i also tested. You really feel cocooned inside and the performance is not that bad either, unlike in the Jazz where ...
7 Oct 2009
edlaz I agree with eugn86, continental cars are an acquired taste. Most of us are highly biased towards japanese cars to the point that we do not even entertain the though of considering a test drive, mu...
7 Oct 2009
mobileFX I find Jazz over-rated over priced. But true it is more suitable for Asian start stop traffic . But if u enjoy better highway cruising performance and winding country or trunk road, u'd wish clio a...
27 Oct 2009
mobileFX Nah, how can u compare 1.6 to 1.3? Anyway to be fair, Jazz wins in design, fuel consumption and space packaging. Clio wins in performance, handling, comfort and safety.
27 Oct 2009
Even the Prius isn't spared

... from the hands of tuners, that is

Every manufacturer is either producing or planning hybrid cars and there's no denying that Toyota is an acknowledged leader in t...

30 Sep 2009
wind79 The rear view looks nice!
30 Sep 2009
JRC
Germany: Toyota iQ puts on the style at Frankfurt

Diminutive but distinctive, the Toyota iQ with two bold new design studies prove that responsible, sub-100g/km motoring doesn't have to be dull.
...

22 Sep 2009
wind79 It looks like the rear seats are meant for children only?
22 Sep 2009
Comparo - Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8 (A), Kia Cerato Forte SX 2.0 (A)

The new Cruze is the second of a completely new product range after the small Aveo. General Motors is keen to straighten up Chevr...

19 Sep 2009
JRC
New Kia Sorento awarded 5-star Euro NCAP rating

The all-new Kia Sorento has been awarded the maximum 5-star safety rating in the latest Euro NCAP crash test results.

The new Peter Schreyer style...

31 Aug 2009
wind79 So many cars all get Euro NCAP 5 stars, I think they have to come out with 6 stars soon.
31 Aug 2009
kuoky The question is whether Singapore consumers will get the European speced vehicle or some watered down version with most of the safety features removed.
31 Aug 2009
afzal Totally agree with Kuoky...
1 Sep 2009
JRC
U.S.: New Suzuki Kizashi

Kizashi concept series culminates with world introduction of all-new Suzuki sport sedan.

American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) takes a bold step forward today. Known primar...

1 Aug 2009
Jarvis very impressively designed...the rear is so expressive and fluid...
1 Aug 2009
eugn86 erm, i feel the rear design is a bit messy and in-cohesive. lol... to each his own.
1 Aug 2009
wind79 The rear exhaust looks sleek!
1 Aug 2009
Yadi nice design wonder we will have it in singapore....the interior look too simple
2 Aug 2009
torrid94 Wonder how much it will cost..hmm??
2 Aug 2009
sumo
Wow! Nice car from Suzuki. Guess it's a whole new generation of designers!
4 Aug 2009
JRC
Kia Motors releases first images of all-new model

The new premium saloon is due to go on sale in Korea at the end of the year.

The new model, currently known by its code name VG, was shown in co...

30 Jul 2009
WindTurbine Getting a tad too Audi... I think KIA needs to move away from the Audi-esque feel soon and not dwell too long in it. If not soon it will become the Audi-Kia (the kid of Audi in Hokkien.. if you dun...
30 Jul 2009
Evan WindTurbine, Audi-Kia is a damn good one! whahaha! The tail-lights design is fast gaining popularity. First the Aston Martin, then the Jags, the Audis, now KIA. (if I got the order right)
30 Jul 2009
neutral Front like Lexus, rear like Merc SLK?

Anyway, nice looking car. I like.
30 Jul 2009
wind79 Looks really nice, will it come to SG?
31 Jul 2009
ifconfig it looks similar to the Lexus IS series. but nevertheless, if it's priced position is right, it might be a worthy options against the pricier brands.
31 Jul 2009
otgekoo wow..looks cool!!! if come to SG it will sure have a price of 70K ...depending on the COE price market...
31 Jul 2009
JRC
Singapore: The Prius TR3E Project

Borneo Motors Singapore launches the Prius TR3E Project alongside the 3rd Generation Prius.

Borneo Motors is the first automotive company to launch an environme...

23 Jun 2009
wind79 Kudos to BM for the effort to save the environment. But the Prius is still too expensive for me.
23 Jun 2009
Goodcar Make the car cheaper to really help reduce the carbon
23 Jun 2009
WD45 We'll see how it compares when the Honda Insight comes to town...
23 Jun 2009
LMLP640 The headlight just remind of Nissan 370Z and think Honda Insight would be a better choice then the Prius
23 Jun 2009
JRC
Japan: Mitsubishi Motors to bring new-generation EV i-MiEV to market

Delivery to corporate, governmental and local authority users starts in late July, while sales to individuals will begin in Ap...

6 Jun 2009
leontan just wonder how long the person need to stand & wait while charging the car
6 Jun 2009
wind79 The question is how many charging stations are there going to be in SG?
7 Jun 2009
shah69
Wah must bring alot of spare battery if to drive up north-south highway.wa ka ka ka.
9 Jun 2009
JRC
Chevrolet reaffirms commitment to Singapore

Chevrolet re-affirms commitment to Singapore amidst looming bankruptcy for parent company General Motors.

General Motors Overseas Distribution Corpora...

1 Jun 2009
wind79 What about starauto? I dont know why chevy have 2 ADs here in small singapore...
1 Jun 2009
kuoky Starauto which is part of the Wearnes group recently ended its dealership relationship with Chevy.
1 Jun 2009
wind79 Good for starauto then. Wonder who will buy a chevrolet given the situation now.
1 Jun 2009
JRC
Honda Jazz achieves top Euro NCAP overall safety rating

The New Honda Jazz has been rated one of Europe‘s safest cars.

Euro NCAP’s new rating scheme focuses on the vehicle’s overall safety perfo...

29 May 2009
wind79 So many cars get 5 stars, is the euroncap considering 6 stars next year?
29 May 2009
Kangadrool Fit more airbags and some electronic stability control, easily get 5 stars....
29 May 2009
JRC
Hyundai i20 receives 5-Star EuroNCAP rating

Supermini awarded maximum five stars under new testing regime.

It's hats off to Hyundai at Euro NCAP after the i20 was awarded the maximum five-star s...

28 May 2009
wind79 Is the I20 the Hyundai Getz?
28 May 2009
LMLP640 Well done Hyundai! Keep up the safety standard!
28 May 2009
kuoky The Koreans are really catching up in quality. Time for the Japanese manufacturers to wake up to the need for safety as standard feature.
29 May 2009
JRC
Euro NCAP 5-star award for Kia Soul

The new Kia Soul urban crossover has been awarded the maximum 5-star safety rating in the latest Euro NCAP crash test results.

The Soul's safety ratings - wit...

28 May 2009
wind79 Wonder if the soul will be trimmed down when it reaches singapore.
28 May 2009
LMLP640 So will it be better then the nissan cube?
28 May 2009
Road Test - Kia Magentis 2.0 (A)

Kia reintroduces its large sedan to hopefully interest buyers who wants something bigger than the Cerato Forte. Under that handsome skin, what else can the Magent...

26 May 2009
genes Wow, a critical review. I'm glad the reviewer is honest about the car. It just shows that a more upmarket car in the family line-up is not necessary as talented as the younger brother.
Other than ...
27 May 2009
BabyN I went to testdrive the Magentis 2 weeks ago and i was very impressed with the ride and handling that I booked it immediately. It is comparable to most of the more expensive rivals that I tsetdrove...
27 May 2009
magzk Yes!! feels good to see a review that is critical about a car, first time on Oneshift I guess. I used to go bonkers reading all nicely written reviews here on China made cars!
27 May 2009
domino88 I must agree it is a reasonably good critical review. Though I feel is a little too local with a rather large portion of it focus on the interior and exterior design, etc.

I would like to know more...
27 May 2009
wind79 I disagree with this review as I testdrive the Magentis recently and I was surprised with the quality of korean cars these days. No wonder the Avante is hitting the market hard...

Anyway, the r...
28 May 2009
jj_princess I have started paying more attention to Kia ever since the Forte launch. And with this new Magentis, I thought Kia has really improved!
Went down to the showroom last weekend w my husband and he t...
28 May 2009
azfar Hi everyone,

Thank you for all the comments, and am glad to see that everyone can accept this review by Raymond Lai in a neutral manner. Well some of the comments are contrary to what Raymond me...
28 May 2009
wilswong Honestly, 'test drive' for a reviewer and a normal customer will not be the same as well. As a reviewer may have extended period of time to really test out the car in different settings, road cond...
1 Jul 2009
JRC
Singapore: Citroen to launch new brand identity in July 2009

At 90 years old, Citroën is opening a new page in its history, with a new visual identity, new
customer relations and a new line of p...

12 May 2009
wind79 Chio...
12 May 2009
LMLP640 Finally the showroom got an up size
12 May 2009

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