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ST-Torque Awards 2013

Nine class-leading new cars honoured in Singapore’s most prestigious automotive awards

Singapore, 21 January 2014 – Torque magazine, Singapore’s leading motoring monthly, today presented trophies to the nine Best in Class winners in the ST-Torque Awards 2013, including the coveted ST Car of the Year award. 

This is the third year that Torque – a monthly motoring title published by SPH Magazines – has partnered with The Straits Times to award the best cars of each year. The ST Car of the Year and the collaborative ST-Torque Awards are the country’s most authoritative editorial recognition of automotive product excellence. Announced in the January 2014 issue of Torque, the winners are:


ST Car of the Year 2013 – Volkswagen Golf
Best Executive Saloon – Lexus IS
Best Family Saloon – Kia Forte K3
Best Sports Car (Convertible) – Jaguar F-Type
Best Sports Car (Coupe) – Porsche Cayman
Best Notchback Coupe – BMW 4 Series
Best Hot Hatch – BMW M135i
Best Sports Utility Vehicle – Range Rover
Best Station Wagon – Audi RS4 Avant

Mr Christopher Tan, consulting editor of Torque and senior correspondent of The Straits Times, said: “The ST-Torque Awards are recognised by the motor trade and the motoring public for the rigorous process by which the winners are selected.” 

Mr David Ting, editor of Torque, said: “Our ST-Torque Awards are the strongest and most objective validation in Singapore of newly introduced cars. These prizewinners made the most positive impressions on the 10 judges, who are highly respected automotive experts with almost 200 years of collective experience in Singapore-style motoring journalism. We congratulate all the winners and their manufacturers.”

Ms Pang Lee Cheng, general manager, SPH Magazines, said: “I’m pleased that the motoring industry acknowledges these professional accolades as the de facto car awards in Singapore. My congratulations to the respective automakers.” 

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For images of the award ceremony and of the cars, or more information, please contact:

Ms Ann Thio
Senior Executive, Marketing
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
DID: 6319 3083

Ms Agnes Tan
Senior Executive, Marketing 
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
DID: 6319 6170

Mr Adrian Cheong

Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 2261
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About SPH Magazines

A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited.

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men’s lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. Flagship title Her World and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women’s Weekly, Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, Home & Decor, Men's Health, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-read titles in their respective lifestyle categories.

Currently, more than 60 of SPH Magazines’ titles have digital editions that subscribers can read conveniently on their tablets, while websites such as and have extended the company’s reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print.

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