Author Archives: Vincent Nguyen

Co-founder of R3 Media, Vincent Nguyen is currently Editor-in-Chief of SlashGear and dlmag. You can follow him on Instagram, twitter @Nguyen and Facebook

All-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB: 7-seat compact crossover

All-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB: 7-seat compact crossover

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the concept GLB at the Shanghai International Auto Show, and at the time, it appeared to ticked all the right boxes for a small and capable SUV. It’s built on a compact platform while offering to seat seven passengers with all-wheel-drive, and a modern cabin.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV First Drive: Luxury EV in motion

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV First Drive: Luxury EV in motion

Whenever a carmaker unveils a new electric car, I tend to get excited. With the seismic changes in today’s automotive industry, the introduction of a new EV is more than just the usual fanfare of presenting a new model to the public. It signifies the current direction of a particular carmaker. In the case of Mercedes-Benz, it took some time in coming up with their first all-electric vehicle. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC is the first of many to come from Stuttgart, and so naturally it has to be special. I got to drive it in rainy Norway.

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2020 Range Rover Evoque first drive review: Crisper crossover

2020 Range Rover Evoque first drive review: Crisper crossover

The 2020 Rover Range Rover Evoque remains the smallest SUV in Land Rover’s lineup, and it’s all for the better. Why mess with a good thing when you have a winner on your hands? Land Rover sold around 800,000 units of the first-gen Evoque worldwide, so there are high expectations for a solid successor. The new Evoque retained a familiar overall look to the outgoing model, and that’s a good thing. Additionally, as expected, there are loads of improvements inside and out, packing a new array of technology to once again redefine the luxury crossover segment.

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2020 Mercedes AMG GT R Pro first drive review: Porsche 911 beater

2020 Mercedes AMG GT R Pro first drive review: Porsche 911 beater

The Porsche 911 remains the epitome of the everyday sort of sports car - and, depending on the trim, the everyday supercar as well - but the title of best German sports car is getting a serious challenge by the updated 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT. Now offered in four trim levels, from the GT, and GT C, through the GT R, and finally the track-focused GT R Pro, it's the latter, most intense version of AMG's fearsome coupe that should be giving Porsche some sleepless nights.

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2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible First Drive Review: Droptop Drama

2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible First Drive Review: Droptop Drama

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I'll happily argue with you all day long that the new 2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible is more of a looker than its coupe sibling. The grandest drop-top version of the Continental GT is still one of the most luxurious places to spend your time in. It also happens to be one of the best ways to spend $236,000 and change.

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2019 BMW X7 First Drive: Unexpected agility in a 7-seat luxury SUV

2019 BMW X7 First Drive: Unexpected agility in a 7-seat luxury SUV

The first ever 2019 BMW X7 is, without a doubt, built to satisfy the cravings of modern car buyers. We all know that SUVs - or sport utility vehicles - are the current darlings of the car buying crowd; you have to be a brave automaker to not have an SUV of some sort in your lineup. With BMW, there have been many SUVs to pick from - unless, that is, you needed a bigger people hauler. It's about time that the X7 made its debut, then, casting a huge net in the sea of potential SUV buyers.

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Audi Q4 e-tron concept teases more affordable e-SUV for 2021

Audi Q4 e-tron concept teases more affordable e-SUV for 2021

The Audi e-tron SUV may not be for everyone so, freshly unveiled today at the Geneva International Motorshow, is the all-new Audi Q4 e-tron concept. It's a compact four-door SUV, smaller than the existing e-tron, but borrowing its styling and its drivetrain tech. According to Audi's Marc Lichte, this very concept is coming to production form with very few, minor changes, in 2021.

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Huawei Mate X revealed: 5G foldable phone looks stunning

Huawei Mate X revealed: 5G foldable phone looks stunning

It's hard to find words to do the Huawei Mate X justice, the company's first folding smartphone coming so close to resembling a sci-fi movie prop that it's hard to believe it will soon go on sale. Like the Samsung Galaxy Fold revealed last week, the Mate X transforms from the form-factor of a regular, everyday smartphone to a significantly larger device, similar in scale to a tablet yet arguably more manageable in the hand.

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Nuraphone G2 Review

Nuraphone G2 Review

Rarely do you need to review a product twice, even electronic devices that receive occasional or regular software updates. There are rare times, however, when an update changes the game so significantly that it almost feels like you’re using a completely different and newer product. That’s the miracle that Australian startup Nura tried to pull off with the G2 update to its already groundbreaking wireless headset. But does the nuraphone G2 leave up to the company’s own high standards? We prick up our ears to find out.

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Drive A Tank “Tanks to You” delivers a working tank to your backyard

Drive A Tank “Tanks to You” delivers a working tank to your backyard

Ever had one of those days when you can’t help but want to crush something under the weight of your treads? Or maybe you and your friends are itching to drive over cars or blast things. In a controlled and safe environment, of course. Because everyone has unique definitions of entertainment, we won’t judge you if yours involved driving and shooting with military tanks. And thanks to Drive A Tank’s new “Tanks To You” program, you can simply pick up your phone and having an honest-to-goodness working military vehicle delivered to your doorstep.

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric pricing confirmed for full EV range

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric pricing confirmed for full EV range

Hyundai has priced up the 2019 Kona Electric, its all-new compact crossover EV, and it looks set to throw the rest of the electric car space into disarray. Announced alongside the regular Kona, which is already on sale in the US with a gas engine, the Kona Electric is capable of up to 258 miles of zero-emission driving.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X hands-on: A Pro-ready portable powerhouse

Olympus OM-D E-M1X hands-on: A Pro-ready portable powerhouse

There are just some things that seem to be mutually exclusive. Night and day, power and portability, complexity and reliability. So when someone comes up with a way to bring opposites together, it’s almost always regarded as nothing short of genius. It may not be aiming for something quite as lofty as that, but Olympus may have just checked off just the right boxes to make it so. With the new OM-D E-M1X, Olympus is offering a highly portable yet powerful camera that professionals can rely on all the time, no matter the conditions.

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