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Torque

April 2019

Powered by the most experienced motoring journalists in the business, Torque fuels the nation's obsession with cars. The title's turbocharged contents provide a complete read for the car shopper, car owner and driving enthusiast alike. Torque's authoritative reviews, useful comparison tests, relevant features and real-world motoring tips are stylishly presented and expertly written. Every issue of Torque is engineered to deliver a terrific reading experience "behind the wheel".

Land:
Singapore
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
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torque

GROUP EDITOR-IN-CHIEF CAROLINE NGUI nguislc@sph.com.sg GROUP EDITOR RAYMOND GOH raygoh@sph.com.sg EDITORIALCONSULTING EDITOR CHRISTOPHER TAN christan@sph.com.sg EDITOR JEREMY REGAN CHUA jerechua@sph.com.sg WRITER WONG KAI YI kaiyiw@sph.com.sg SENIOR MANAGER, ADMINISTRATION AND EDITORIAL SUPPORT UNIT JULIANA CHONG julianac@sph.com.sg ADMIN ASSISTANT HO MEI SAN meisanho@sph.com.sg CREATIVEART DIRECTORS ASHRUDDIN SANI ashdin@sph.com.sg JASON TAN jasontan@sph.com.sg MICHAEL CHIAN cmichael@sph.com.sg RAY CHRISTIAN TICSAY rayt@sph.com.sg CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER VERONICA TAY verontay@sph.com.sg EXECUTIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS FRENCHESCAR LIM frenchl@sph.com.sg TAN WEI TE tanweite@sph.com.sg SUPERVISING VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHER LEON KIONG leonkw@sph.com.sg PHOTOGRAPHERS DARREN CHANG darrenc@sph.com.sg VEE CHIN veechin@sph.com.sg ANGELA GUO angelag@sph.com.sg PHYLLICIA WANG wanglix@sph.com.sg VIDEOGRAPHER GONG YIMIN gongym@sph.com.sg ALICIA CHONG aliciac@sph.com.sg Executive, Editorial Support WENDY WONG wwong@sph.com.sg VIDEO LABGRAPHIC DESIGNERS FELICIA LIEW SHERRY LEUNG MUHAMMAD FIRDAUS MAHADI BRAND LABDIRECTOR ONG TING NEE tingnee@sph.com.sg EDITOR GRACE CHUA…

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metamorphosis

We’ve heard many people saying “Change is good!” and “Change is for the better!”I’ve heard just as many folks insist on doing things the “good old-fashioned way”.When it comes to technology as a whole, I’m in the former camp. But when it comes to things such as pens and shaving, I’m in the latter.Nothing beats writing with a fountain pen. And nothing cuts better than a double-edge blade or straight razor.Change can be good. And I also know that the bigger the change, the more exciting and excruciating it can be.Just look at how the publishing world has changed over the past decade. Torque, too, is evolving to meet the needs and expectations of readers.Come along with us on this digital journey. Like all great road trips, we should…

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boosting torque

CHRISTOPHER TAN It is ride-sharing, not ride-hailing, that can lead to lower COE premiums (pg 10). WONG KAI YI He pretended to be a high-level executive (pg 22) and rediscovered the joy of burnt rubber (pg 36). LYNNTAN She wants cars to be more driver-friendly to both guys and gals (pg 14). DR KONG YONGYAO Our good doctor convinced a nonpetrolhead to buy the “right” car (pg 18). EDRIC PAN He flew to Spain and dialled “911” by driving two variants of Porsche’s latest iconic sports car (pg 46). SHREEJIT CHANGAROTH We nearly thought he was into makeup when he talked about the “Max Factor” (pg 62). SARJEET SINGH He had a good chat with BMW…

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christopher wehner

CHRISTOPHER Wehner hails from Fulda, a small town in central Germany of about 70,000 inhabitants.Founded in 744 AD, the town lies along the Fulda River which cuts through the Rhon and Vogelsberg Mountains.It is little wonder then that the 51-year-old German loves the outdoors, motorcycles and convertibles. The latter two let him soak in the sights and sounds of nature on the go.A graduate in Economics and Business Management from Friedrich-Alexander University in Nuremberg, it was natural for him to end up in BMW after stints in consumer goods marketing and in Audi marketing, a department he helped start in 1996.After five years with Audi in Hamburg, he applied to BMW and was given a position in Land Rover marketing.As soon as he landed the job in January 2000,…

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when sharing is caring

SINCE the 1990s, the automotive industry has been bracing itself for a major correction.Saddled with costly overproduction – where actual deliveries to customers lag behind the number of cars rolling off production lines by several months or more – the industry started looking for ways out of their jam.Consolidation, in the form of mergers and acquisitions, went on overdrive. Notable examples include marriages between Daimler and Chrysler, and BMW and Rover – both of which ended on the rocks.Others fared better, such as Volkswagen Group’s acquisition of brands like Bentley, Lamborghini, Scania and Porsche.The Renault-Nissan merger has also fared reasonably well, although recent developments suggest cracks are forming.Meanwhile, the American manufacturers resorted to cheap financing (sometimes, free financing) to keep the home market – once the world’s largest, but…

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czech birthday wish

A lot can happen in a year. Scoring that promotion, growing your family, creating new memories – it can all happen in a brief 12 months.And ŠKODA, on its first birthday in Singapore, has every reason to celebrate a year of becoming one of the most successful car brands here.Returning after a four-year absence, ŠKODA has captured the hearts and minds of local consumers looking for cars with value for money, yet retain bold styling and clever functionality. It’s a comeback that hasn’t gone unnoticed: both consumers and the motoring press alike have given kudos to ŠKODA’s offerings for their SMART mix of functionality, style and innovation.In 2018, the phenomenal 7-seater Kodiaq beat a strong field to be crowned Torque’s Best Seven-Seater SUV.The car impressed judges with superlative space,…

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