Week of 24th October: Toyota Sienta and Audi SQ7 Review, What to Look out for Before Buying a Porsche Macan!

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Editors%2 Fimages%2 F1666933581399 Recap FeaturedThis week, we review the all-new Toyota Sienta and the Audi SQ7, and find out what (if anything!) can go wrong with Porsche's entry-level SUV!

We'd also appreciate it if you voted for your Car of The Year.

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

  1. mReview: 2022 Toyota Sienta - A Sienta, But Not a Siesta
  2. mReview: 2022 Audi SQ7 - Brutalist Looks, Butch Performance
  3. Motorist Car Buyer's Guide: Porsche Macan
  4. Back to the Past in the 1978 Toyota Celica | In The Headlights
  5. Vote For Your Car of The Year!
  6. A Quick Guide To Buying Tickets For mCARnival

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 Toyota Sienta - A Sienta, But Not a Siesta
Editors%2 Fimages%2 F1666933462840 1666933462840Akio Toyoda had an ambitious plan when he took over the reins to the company. He wanted to build cars that were 'fun-to-drive' in a bid to revitalise the Toyota brand.

You can trace these initiatives back to the original GT86, and the subsequent Gazoo Racing cars that have since spawned. Toyota has since continued to wow the world with cars that not only drove well, but had the visual mettle to compete with the Europeans too.

Have these traits been preserved in a seven-seater, MPV form factor?

mReview: 2022 Audi SQ7 - Brutalist Looks, Butch Performance

Editors%2 Fimages%2 F1666933339611 1666933339611I was flabbergasted by the sheer size of the SQ7 when I was first handed the keys to it. It gives you a sense that it’d be difficult to place and challenging to manoeuvre.

Though on the dimension-front, it really is a case of all bark and no bite. Sure, there’s no getting away from just how large the vehicle actually is. But good all-round visibility does mean there’s little trouble in steering the car even in confined spaces.

So then, why should you buy one?

Motorist Car Buyer's Guide: Porsche Macan

Editors%2 Fimages%2 F1666933278162 1666933278162Porsche purists were up in arms when the Cayenne was first launched, so you can just about imagine how they felt when the Macan was introduced.

Yes, unlike its sister brand in the Volkswagen-Audi Group, Lamborghini, Porsche does not have a history with SUVs. But with the launch of the Cayenne in 2002, its popularity and sales numbers helped to lift Porsche out of their financial troubles. 

In the market for one? Here are some pointers you should keep in mind before putting a deposit on one!

Back to the Past in the 1978 Toyota Celica | In The Headlights

A car that is packed with its nostalgic looks and feels of the 80s, the Toyota Celica. With its distinctive appearance, anyone who lays eyes on this car in the current day and age would be hit with a wave of nostalgia from the past. 

Watch the video above, or read about the car here!

Vote For Your Car of The Year!

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2022 has been a trying time for the automotive industry. Car companies had to grapple with supply chain issues, a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic that has rocked global economies for the past two years.

As the world returns to a new ‘normal’, demand for new cars skyrocketed, and car manufacturers have been designing, developing and gradually launching many all-new offerings through the calendar year.

But we need your help to work out just which cars should win our coveted Car of The Year (COTY) campaign! From now till 20th of December, cast your votes for cars you think are deserving of the accolade, and stand a chance to walk away with $50 worth of petrol vouchers.

Vote here!

A Quick Guide To Buying Tickets For mCARnival

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Motorist is about to have our first ever mCARnival, and we're glad that you're excited too! Purchase your early bird admission tickets here!

We will be playing host to one of Singapore's largest car meets, with an entertaining line-up of automotive chats, media personalities and Jeff Ng! Soak in the atmosphere of motorsports and try your hand at a professional simulator, or watch professional drivers perfecting their craft at our gymkhana arena!

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