Singapore Floods, MINI Countryman Review And How SUVs Have Evolved | This Week In Cars #21

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We've covered stories this week on how floods can ruin your pride and joy, the relevance of SUVs in the eyes of the modern car buyer, and take MINI's Cooper S Countryman our for a spin!

In short, if you're looking for a condensed list of our weekly round-up, we have:

  1. How A Flood Kills Your Car
  2. mReview: MINI Cooper S Countryman - That Not-So-Mini MINI
  3. How SUVs Have Evolved to Stay Relevant
  4. Reasons Why Car Enthusiasts Don't Like CVTs (And Why Car Makers Do!)
  5. Video: ENZO Car Mat: We Push These Mats To The Test!
  6. Motorist mBassador Talent Search 2022 : Be the New Face of Motorist

Continue scrolling to read a condensed version of the articles! Otherwise, you can click on the links above to bring you to the respective article or video!

How A Flood Kills Your Car

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The first rainy season of the year is upon us. With higher-than-average millimeterage, low-lying areas may be susceptible 'ponding' episodes, causing hold-ups, accidents and potentially necessitating thousands of dollars of repairs.

If you've been unlucky enough to have fallen victim to rising water levels, you may have pondered about the potential consequence of being caught out. But just what havoc, and to what extent, can rainwater wreak on your pride and joy?

Click here to find out more!

mReview: MINI Cooper S Countryman - That Not-So-Mini MINI

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The MINI marque typically conjures up images of British patriotism, wrapped up in a smartly-packaged and well-engineered compact hatchback. On those metrics then, it’s actually fairly difficult to call the Countryman a bonafide ‘MINI’.

See, underneath that retro-meets-modern body, lies the bones of a BMW X1, a car that is German through and through. And its name is perhaps a misnomer too, because this ‘MINI’ dwarfs just about the vast majority of mainstream compact crossovers.

Interested in the MINI Cooper S Countryman? Proceed here!

How SUVs Have Evolved to Stay Relevant

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In the world of business, you either adapt to changing circumstances to stay afloat, or risk fading into obscurity. Clearly, many automakers have followed this adage when developing their SUVs in recent times.

The Sports Utility Vehicle - or SUV - was first introduced to the world through the ashes of World War Two, and represented a novel new form of transportation. No longer were drivers bound by pesky things called “roads”. With an SUV, one was free to drive through uncharted territories with relative ease, moving across mud, rock, sand, and whatever else that nature had to offer.

To find out how they've evolved to what it is today, click here!

Reasons Why Car Enthusiasts Don't Like CVTs (And Why Car Makers Do!)

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The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) has a unique reputation of being both celebrated and condemned by the automotive industry and enthusiasts alike. Today, we find out why it is so controversial and yet, so successful.

First appearing in the early 20th century before gaining mainstream popularity in the Noughties, the CVT was supposed to be the silver bullet to solve present-day automatic transmission woes - being cheaper to manufacture and smoother to run than conventional autos, all while returning superior fuel economy.

Proceed here to find out more about the perception of CVTs!

Video: ENZO Car Mat: We Push These Mats To The Test!

Looking to personalise your vehicle? ENZO is the place for you. CustomiSe the interior of your car with innovative and premium quality car products that deliver safety and satisfaction during your rides.

Click here to watch the video!

Motorist mBassador Talent Search 2022 : Be the New Face of Motorist

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If you are an aspiring influencer, model, or up-and-coming automotive host, the mBassador Talent Search by Motorist might be just for you!

From 15 January 2022 to 28 February 2022, Motorist will be accepting participants for our first-ever Motorist mBassador Talent Search to be the new face of Motorist!

Not only will you become the host and face of our upcoming YouTube video series, but you will also walk away with a one-year talent contract with Motorist, $10,000 in cash and other attractive prizes (to be announced).

Proceed here for more information!

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