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MINI One Clubman.

MINI One Clubman.

With five seats, six doors and up to 1,250L of storage space, the new MINI Clubman allows you to pack plenty into your journey while driving in style.

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Current owner of Kia Cerato GT line. It comes with the body kit for a sportier look. It also has alot of features which other cars on it's price range does not have. The GT version also comes with a cool looking sunroof. The ride is quiet and very smooth. Handling and turning is good. FC im getting is about 10km/litre. Not exactly the best but not the worst either. The seats are very comfortable and also has ventilation option which is great for Singapore weather. Very large 508L boot space. Only negative point is that engine available for Singapore, is still the old NA 1.6L MPI engine. Other country Kia's GT comes with the newer Turbocharged engine. It would have been perfect if it comes fitted with the new engine. Some owners are complaining of foggy headlights area, but this can be solved easily.

Drove my Friend's Previa and love it for the space... Great for Road Trip up North but will have to wait a while longer for Covid-19 situation to be stable before borders are open...

Read a fair bit online about the HS but what caught my eye was the promotional price of $99,888. Decided to head down to their showroom to check it out and go for a test drive. My current ride is also coming to 5 years and thought that this might be a feasible option. The MG dealership is one of the brands under the Trans Eurokars group but currently seems like a poor sibling gauging by the investment into the showroom premises. However, initial impressions of the HS was good based on its design and presence especially in the body colour of white or red. It is a fairly large SUV akin to a GLC or CX-5 where the designers have taken inspiration from. The good impression continues on inside the spacious cabin with its large 10.1" Infotainment screen which was fairly responsive, modern dashboard layout with Merc like turbine air vents and comfy leatherette seats. The faux leather feels more durable rather than luxurious.There are lots of soft touch surfaces in the cabin but the quality of materials are definitely a notch below the latest offerings from the Japanese like the CX-5 or even the Subaru Forester.The 2L entry level spec Forester is only 5k more expensive mind you. The switch gear also do not have a precise clicky feel to them which makes them feel abit filmsy and cheap. The doors don't really have a reassuring thunk when you close them but neither do they feel insubstantial. It's no VW but definitely better than some Jap makes. The electric tailgate, large 7" Driver's multi function screen and hydraulic struts for the bonnet are features you don't usually see at this price point. The test drive route was fairly short but you'll notice the 1.5t engine is quite torquey which has no issues hauling its over 1.5 ton body. Steering feel is numb but this is no sports car as well. You do feel the heft of the vehicle when on the move though. The 7 speed dct gearbox isn't lightning fast like a dsg but mostly works well with the 1.5t engine. Overall I do think this is a worthy entrant into the competitive SUV market but I think the price still needs to be lowered further as it is still too close to established makes and the warranty could also be longer than the standard 3 years to give buyers a better peace of mind venturing into a relatively unknown brand and the stigma of being made in China.
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