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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.

Revised NAP — last chance to get back in auto race
Sunday, December 29, 2013 5:32 PM

Revised NAP — last chance to get back in auto race

After losing its pole position to Thailand as the leading vehicle producer in the Asean region in the early 2000s, Malaysia has not been able to retake the crown despite several attempts in revitalising its automotive sector.

Auto sector may slow down in 2014
Sunday, December 29, 2013 5:25 PM

Auto sector may slow down in 2014

While automotive players revel in the joy of another record-breaking year in sales for this year, the party could be shortlived.

After 'Rush', F1 safety hits the screens
Friday, December 27, 2013 11:20 PM

After 'Rush', F1 safety hits the screens

Francois Cevert had the most piercing blue eyes, the presence of a movie star and a Gallic charm that melted hearts wherever he went.

Fun in Toyota-land
Friday, December 27, 2013 5:11 PM

Fun in Toyota-land

A recent visit to Toyota City in Japan gave this writer a chance to test, not one or two, but four of the latest Toyota cars on a test track.

Memorable moments in F1
Friday, December 27, 2013 5:03 PM

Memorable moments in F1

This year has given F1 fans plenty to think about. Let’s look at the highlights.

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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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