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SPH to axe print issue of motoring magazine Torque

Singapore Press Holdings will cease the bi-monthly print run of motoring magazine Torque, with the November/December issue the final one to roll off the printing press.

The publication will go digital “in line with evolving audience needs” after nearly three decades of a print issue.

SGCM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings and a specialist in the digital automotive field, will take over the operations of Torque from 30 November.

SGCM also operates sgCarMart.com, myCarForum.com and STCars.sg which SPH claimed accounts for more than 80% of the online automotive space in Singapore.

“Leveraging on SGCM’s strength in the digital space, we are committed to grow Torque’s online presence to stay relevant and abreast with the growing digital audience while maintaining Torque’s established brand identity and quality content.” SGCM founder and general manager Vincent Tan said.

SPH Magazines CEO Maureen Wee described Torque as an “institution in the local motoring content space”.

“The next thrust of its growth will surely be powered by the digital audience,” she said. “We’re confident that the merging of Torque with SGCM will ensure that Singapore’s most trusted motoring magazine continues to be a highly relevant automotive content brand.”

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