This week, COE premiums continue to rise, we review the SEAT Ibiza and we plan a day trip itinerary to the West!
If you're looking for a condensed list of our weekly round-up, we have:
- mReview: 2022 SEAT Ibiza - The CUPRA-lite Experience
- September 2022 COE Results 1st Bidding: All Categories Increase In Premiums Except For Category A
- Unorthodox Activites For The Family In The West - mGuide
- Video: Yokohama Geolandar: Capable yet silent, on-road and off-road
- Motorist Car Buyer's Guide: Lexus IS200t
- When Your COE Expires: What To Do? | Talk Cars Sing Song Podcast
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!
mReview: 2022 SEAT Ibiza - The CUPRA-lite Experience
The SEAT Ibiza may be one of the most affordable cars across the entire Volkswagen-Audi Group portfolio, but do not be fooled into thinking that it is anything but a fantastic car.
And you may be surprised at that revelation, especially considering that us auto journos have access to some of the coolest, fastest and most expensive cars on a regular basis. But none of those cars pack the charm and character that the Ibiza has in spades.
So just what makes this supermini so charming? Find out here!
September 2022 COE Results 1st Bidding: All Categories Increase In Premiums Except For Category A
In the 1st COE bidding exercise for September 2022, Cat A closed at $86,000, Cat B at $113,000, Cat C at $64,989, Cat D at $11,301, and Cat E at $113,299.
Cat A (Cars up to 1600CC & 97KW) received 723 bids and saw a $1,889 decrease from the previous exercise. It closed at $86,000.
Cat B (Cars above 1600CC or 97KW) saw 627 bids and increased by $999. It closed at $113,000.
Cat C (Goods Vehicle & Bus) received 179 bids and increased by $5,899. It closed at $64,989.
Cat D (Motorcycles) had 588 bids in total and saw a $200 increase. It closed at $11,301.
Lastly, Cat E (Open Category) received 260 bids and saw an increase of $1,298. It closed at $113,299.
Unorthodox Activites For The Family In The West - mGuide
The little red dot which we call home is actually a treasure trove of attractions and activities - if you know where to look.
Don't worry, this is still the motoring platform you've come to know (and hopefully love) - we just wanted to create some additional value for our readers by compiling weekly entertainment guides. As a reputable automotive publication obviously, we've thoughtfully also included automotive-related amenities at the various points of interest.
Access our little guide to the West here!
Video: Yokohama Geolandar: Capable yet silent, on-road and off-road
Find out the capabilities of the latest Yokohama GEOLANDAR tyre lineup with our host Jackie, and see how it fairs on both on-road and off-road.
Motorist Car Buyer's Guide: Lexus IS200t
If there is a dark horse in the Compact Executive Sedan segment, the Lexus IS just could be it.
Introduced in 2013, the third generation of the Lexus IS was derived from Lexus’ LF-CC concept, which itself drew inspiration from the LF-LC concept and the Lexus LFA. As the only Japanese model in an extremely competitive segment, the Lexus IS was always up against stiff competition primarily from the Germans, but also from the Swedes and the British.
But what should you look out for before buying one?
When Your COE Expires: What To Do? | Talk Cars Sing Song Podcast
To renew or not to renew? That is the question we want to discuss in the 4th episode of the Talk Car Sing Song Podcast! Jackie will be discussing this with Motorist's very own Chief Marketing Officer, Jake Ler and our fellow car enthusiast, Kelvin (@kelvin.xi) to the potential options to take when your COE is expiring.
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