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Fiat's Marchionne: saviour of Fiat and Chrysler
Thursday, January 16, 2014 5:42 PM

Fiat's Marchionne: saviour of Fiat and Chrysler

Brash Fiat chief Sergio Marchionne was welcomed as a hero at the Detroit Auto Show this week after completing the takeover of US automaker Chrysler.

Here's Doreen!
Thursday, January 16, 2014 5:36 PM

Here's Doreen!

Freelance model Doreen Ang Ai Lin is cute, petite and isn’t just your typical run-off the mill aspiring model.

Schumacher and I
Thursday, January 16, 2014 5:15 PM

Schumacher and I

Michael schumacher holds a special place in the writer’s heart.

US carmakers use aluminum, carbon fibre to cut weight
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:28 PM

US carmakers use aluminum, carbon fibre to cut weight

More vehicles than ever on display at the Detroit auto show are using non-traditional materials - aluminum, carbon fibre, magnesium - as US automakers fight to get vehicle weight down and gas mileage up.

As luxury reaches masses, will auto brands lose prestige?
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:16 PM

As luxury reaches masses, will auto brands lose prestige?

The line between the mass market and premium brands is blurring as automakers vie for attention in a bustling and highly competitive industry, say some analysts.

Sexy performance meets 'green' ethic at Detroit auto show
Monday, January 13, 2014 5:19 PM

Sexy performance meets 'green' ethic at Detroit auto show

To look over the roster of racy new and future vehicles at the 2014 North American International Auto Show here, the initial impression is that US, European and Asian automakers want to turn back the clock to a time when performance and speed trumped concerns about energy and the environment.

Can aluminium suppliers expand fast enough for the auto industry?
Sunday, January 12, 2014 5:12 PM

Can aluminium suppliers expand fast enough for the auto industry?

With automakers' demand for aluminum growing explosively as they seek to improve fuel efficiency, aluminum providers are selling out their automotive capacity almost as fast as they can build new plants, raising the question of whether some car makers could be caught short in the future.

Jamming with Isabel
Thursday, January 09, 2014 7:00 AM

Jamming with Isabel

She may be the new kid on the block as a deejay for Capital FM but she’s definitely got her groove on. That’s just how Isabel Taye rolls.

Effa in exploratory phase
Thursday, January 02, 2014 5:07 PM

Effa in exploratory phase

The road maybe bumpy, but Effa Izzaty is determined to ride the road to modelling success.

Automotive boost for shipping company
Monday, December 30, 2013 5:10 PM

Automotive boost for shipping company

One shipping company is banking on transporting cars to ride out the choppy business environment.

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About TOC

The modern car is one of the most sophisticated machines ever created. Dozens of control systems and computer processors work together to ensure it works seamlessly and effectively day in and day out.

But machines do break down occasionally. The technical team of The Otomotif College (TOC) is here to offer advice and help troubleshoot car problems

The team of seven trainers, led by Allan Cabiles (pic), has collectively 30 years of experience in a wide range of car makes. The TOC Team prides itself on keeping pace with the ever-evolving automotive industry. Its trainers undergo training sessions with a network of 800 industry partners across the country.

With such an extensive body of knowledge, think of the TOC Team as your go-to automotive experts.

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