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2018 Audi A5 & S5 Cabriolet

By A. Fallah THE GOOD: Premium cabin quality; Great dynamic ability when compared with rivals; Well-refined engine; Great infotainment system; and Comfortable ride. THE BAD: Lacking a few option packages to make it ideal; S5 lacking the desired steering feedback; and Big weight disadvantage over the coupe version. The ultimate first-world problem just got a little harder with the introduction ...

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2017 Nissan Navara ST-X

By T. Nikolic THE GOOD: The coil spring rear-end provides better ride when scarcely loaded; The engine and gearbox are a powerful and efficient pair; and The cabin is more liveable (more like a car than a truck). THE BAD: Not the best with heavy loads; Steering a little slow and dull at low speeds in urban areas; and Infotainment ...

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

By R. Margeit THE GOOD: Stunning to look at; Great sounding engine; Sharp and purposeful acceleration; Cornering dynamics are excellent; Sport Response an excellent addition; and Sublime Bose sound system. THE BAD: Tyre noise at high speeds is a bit irritating; and Push button stop/start is an expensive option. The 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman had some criticisms cast upon it ...

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Ford Collaborates with Kenya’s National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) in a Driver Training Project

By Ken Kamau Ford Motor Company’s Driving Skills for Life programme returns to Kenya National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) takes part in DSFL Ford and CMC Motors are committed to road safety in Kenya Ford Motor Company and its Kenyan distributor, Cooper Motor Corporation (CMC), collaborated with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) in staging its second Ford ...

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2018 Subaru WRX – Manual

By J. Spinks THE GOOD: Great engine power; All-wheel-drive traction; Excellent handling – and genuine track performer; Comfortable around town despite firm suspension; and Performance-to-price ratio still strong. THE BAD: Lag at lower speeds; Manual gearshift lever doesn’t feel reassuring; No navigation; Manual misses out on active-safety technology; and Fuel efficiency is wanting. In an age of increasingly homogenised hot ...

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BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

By M. Costello The ultra-niche BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo (GT) is due to hit global markets last month, to complement the shorter 5 Series sedan and estate (station-wagon) range. BMW’s undoubtedly slicker successor to the polarising and moderately taller 5 Series GT retains the signature higher hip point, hatchback tailgate and stretched wheelbase (3070mm) to grow rear legroom – ...

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2018 Range Rover Sport revealed, with hybrid option

By J. Wong The facelifted 2018 Range Rover Sport has been detailed for global markets ahead of a Q2 2018 arrival, including the announcement of a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant. Now priced from US $66,500 before options and taxes, the 2018 Range Rover Sport gets an array of fine cosmetic touches and technology upgrades, bringing it in line with ...

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Toyota, Mazda & Denso to jointly develop electric vehicle technology

Compiled by J. Wong & D. Fung Japanese companies Toyota, Mazda and Denso have signed a contract this week to co-develop “basic structural technologies” for electric vehicles (EV), and establish a new company to oversee the related joint development projects. The Japanese trio have established a new company to oversee the development process. Following the two automotive manufacturers announcing plans ...

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BMW says that fully-autonomous driving technology not yet available

By Martin O’Neil BMW says that in order to meet its own stringent safety requirements and built in redundancies, fully autonomous ‘Level 5’ driving technologies are not yet available for mass-market production. Speaking to motoring media fraternity at the Frankfurt motor show, Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of management at BMW, said that his company now uses more sensors ...

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