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HUMANS are a complicated lot. We talk about empathy, kindness and being civilised, but we all secretly love savages: Tarzan, the werewolf, that fop from Twilight. (Okay, maybe not that last...
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  • But, but ... it's a van! Some motorists here treat small vans like the Kangoo as car substitutes and it's not difficult to see why. To date, 7,000...
  • The Outback's new frontier

  • Today was one of the first in Singapore to have a spin in Subaru's new Outback crossover, more than a month before its scheduled launch in October. We...
  • Hometown hero

  • ASK any racing driver what his proudest moment is and the odds are it will be making it to the winners' podium at a race event in his own country....
  • Pocket rocket

  • THE Scirocco 1.4 TSI and Golf Sport 1.4 TSI share the same drivetrain, as their names suggest. A friend once asked me: ''Why would anybody buy the...
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Our National Day themed story this weekend in Speed chronicles the life and times of Singaporean racing driver Ringo Chong, you can read it here....
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Skoda's new Octavia medium-hatchback will debut here at the end of the month. It features two new turbocharged engines and dual-clutch DSG gearboxes. The Octavia 1.4 TSI has a 122bhp 1.4-litre engine and seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, while the Octavia VRS (below) features a 199bhp 2.0-litre unit with six-speed DSG. Both are also available in hatchback or station wagon form. Initial specs indicate a generous equipment list, which includes adaptive xenon lights, Bluetooth telephony and electronic front seats. Only pricing for the VRS has been released: It is available at an introductory price of $105,800 (with COE) until Aug 26.

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