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All-new Mazda3 is fluidity in motion

In the looks department, at a glance one is hard pressed to tell the difference between the two, so it looks like Mazda is sticking with its tried and tested formula of one look, two segments just like how the previous generation was, without close scrutiny. From the front, you’d be really hard pressed to tell them apart, such is the strong genetic bearing on both versions. All the way up until the A-pillar, you’d have to have a real keen eye for detail to discern one from the other, with the biggest tell-tale sign being the more pronounced and aggressive 5-point front grille of the Mazda3 extending down towards the lower air dam while the Mazda6 had a smaller, more elegant design.

Citroën DS5: Turning Heads Since 2011

The Citroen DS5 isn’t new for 2014, as it was unveiled back in November 2011 for Europe, but considering the marque’s variant change history, you can expect the current variant to remain unchanged for at least the next three years.

Volkswagen Polo 1.6: Big on Fun

Being the third variant under VW’s localization program, the new Polo 1.6 had to carry on the VW tradition of superior German engineering but with a local price tag, so it had a lot of ground to cover to prove itself worthy to wear the VW nameplate after the Passat and Polo Sedan.

First Impressions of the Toyota Corolla Altis 2014

At one time the quintessential favorite bar none among the middle class when it came to a comfortable, mid-sized family sedan that was dependable, frugal and accommodating, the all-new Toyota Corolla (Altis) is about to be unveiled in the country again for the 11th time by UMW Toyota Motor.

Lexus ES 250 Luxury: Accessible craftsmanship

Open up the front door of the Lexus ES 250 Luxury and the first thing that came to my mind was, “Damn, this car is huge!”… Luxurious beige leather adorns the door panels and sizeable seats while the dash and steering wheel are wrapped in dark grey leather.

For that fun factor and undeniable value, the new Peugeot 2008 is the right choice

Being overall slightly larger than the car it was based on, the exciting Peugeot 208, but smaller than the highly lauded 3008, the new affordable Peugeot 2008 is targeted towards the young urban professional man and woman or young families who do not want or need a large SUV to get about their daily lives.

The Silky Smooth 2013 Nissan Teana

Over the course of a few short years after its launch, the 2010 J32 Teana managed to gain traction and quickly became a strong contender in the D-segment executive segment, edging out the second most sought after D-segment challenger with a total market share of around 16%.

Toyota Vios 2013: Stunning Successor

The new Vios sports Toyota’s new “Keen Look” design for the front which gives it an expressive and dynamic appearance that is more sculptured and 3-Dimensional than the outgoing model. Indeed, the front of the Vios was designed to move forward and take charge of the road ahead. The trapezoidal front grille looks sharp, truncated by equally sharp looking front headlights that overlap the fenders like a boss. Projector-style headlights on the 1.5 TRD Sportivo and 1.5G further complement the front styling, while the front air dam flares out towards the sides, completing the aggressive look of the car.

Volkswagen Touareg TDI: Brawn and Brains

The Volkswagen Touareg is one of three variants produced from the DNAs of three distinct German marques; Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche (component brands under VAG) at the Porsche design facility in Weissach, Germany.

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