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Confessions of a petrolhead
Monday, March 11, 2013 5:48 PM

Confessions of a petrolhead

The love of cars and all things automotive is an addictive and ongoing passion for the writer.

Hyundai Europe doubles ad budget to fight image problem
Friday, March 08, 2013 5:08 PM

Hyundai Europe doubles ad budget to fight image problem

Ailing European brands like Opel and Peugeot may find it hard to believe, but Hyundai thinks it has an image problem.

Lambo-Ferrari rivalry as intense as ever
Thursday, March 07, 2013 10:01 PM

Lambo-Ferrari rivalry as intense as ever

Millionaire tractor maker Ferruccio Lamborghini wanted to build a better, faster sports car in Italy than rival Enzo Ferrari when he established Automobili Lamborghini in 1963.

Alfa Romeo reboot marks tough road for Fiat recovery
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 7:01 AM

Alfa Romeo reboot marks tough road for Fiat recovery

Sergio Marchionne may need a miracle to pull off his latest gambit: Take his sporty Alfa Romeo brand global with more expensive models and triple its sales volume by 2016 - after years of losses.

Social unrest fuels new buyers for bulletproof cars
Monday, March 04, 2013 11:04 PM

Social unrest fuels new buyers for bulletproof cars

In a workshop in a dusty industrial area on the outskirts of Dubai, engineers are stripping down a Toyota Land Cruiser to install armoured plating, bullet resistant glass and run-flat tyres.

Toyota pitches i-ROAD as personal urban transport
Monday, March 04, 2013 10:16 PM

Toyota pitches i-ROAD as personal urban transport

GENEVA: Toyota’s new i-ROAD personal mobility vehicle (PMV) is a new, flexible form of transport designed for city streets.

Daimler CEO Zetsche unveils his last-chance saloon
Monday, March 04, 2013 10:05 PM

Daimler CEO Zetsche unveils his last-chance saloon

Embattled Daimler AG boss Dieter Zetsche will this week defend his strategy - and his job - by unveiling a new Mercedes seen as key to the premium carmaker's turnaround.

Geneva motor show revs up under cloud of crisis
Monday, March 04, 2013 5:12 PM

Geneva motor show revs up under cloud of crisis

Plunging prices and over-capacity will again this year cast a shadow over the Geneva International Motor Show, which kicks off this week, but plenty of luxury racing dreams should still be prominently on display.

Driving through Thailand
Saturday, March 02, 2013 5:26 PM

Driving through Thailand

Starved of exciting holiday ideas for the family? How about a road trip through a foreign land on a four-wheel-drive?

Petronas’ aim is to see locals earn their dues on world stage
Friday, March 01, 2013 6:06 PM

Petronas’ aim is to see locals earn their dues on world stage

Petronas' ultimate aim in supporting the local motor-racing fraternity is to eventually see Malaysians “becoming paid drivers” in the world of Formula One and MotorGP.

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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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