“My mobile phone has a camera” I innocently remarked, “Oh yes, we’ll take that too” was the official-ish reply. Shrouded in the kind of secrecy that would put Area 51 to shame and guarded by those who could possibly serve Obama better than the Secret Service, the all-new 918 Spyder was revealed to selected members of the world motoring media in Korea recently.
Articles by: Chris Wee
“It’s an all-new vehicle, not a car that started life as a hatchback, and we just stuck a boot on the back of it”. I heard that statement at least three times during the recent VW media drive in Langkawi. I think it’s a good point actually, one worth repeating, hence my using it as the opening of this article. It was created to meet the growing need of first-time car buyers looking for something continental, upmarket, dependable, well-equipped and priced below RM100,000. Enter the VW Polo Sedan. While it bears the familiar / typical new VW front ‘face’ of the regular Polo hatch, this Sedan variant was developed as a stand-alone model.
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Have you ever heard of a “Noother”’ car? Don’t bother with the Google search; I just coined that term. I can pretty much guarantee it doesn’t exist, except in the car world – or maybe just my world, yes, it’s a happy place…. The more astute among you may have already deciphered that noother is made up of two words, ‘no’ and ‘other’.
Is it an MPV or an SUV? That was the conundrum faced by motoring scribes when the 3008 was launched some time back. It looks like an SUV but doesn’t have 4WD, it could pass off as an MPV but only seats five. But in the great scheme of things, it doesn’t matter anymore….
Breathtaking. Is that one word or two? It doesn’t matter because that’s how I felt – when I first saw the new Mercedes-Benz SL.
There are cars made to transport people from A to B, and there are cars made to race or travel long distances with ease. The SL was made with perhaps just one objective in mind: pure, unadulterated fun. It only seats two, doesn’t have much of a boot once the roof is stowed and that elongated front end is going to make parking it in the city an absolute nightmare. But who cares?!…
Monopolistic Competition. It’s a contradiction in terms, but it really does exist in the world of economics. A monopoly is when you have no competition – something that got Microsoft into trouble sometime back – so how can monopolistic competition exist? While many may argue the facts or fictions about MC, I sensed it happening right here recently, thanks to our first national carmaker, and its latest incarnation, the P3-21A or Prevé.