Mercedes-Benz revealed the new C-Class on Tuesday evening marking a new chapter in the brand's history. The C-Class offers safety and comfort through new assistance systems, and provides an exemplary ride with its nimble and agile handling. The striking, dynamic design of the new C-Class is matched with a host of technical innovations and a high-class interior, which includes a new center console with finely crafted details.
“The new C-Class is a bold departure from its predecessor and continues to deliver unparalleled excellence and superior performance for generations to come," said Mr. Wolfgang Huppenbauer, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Singapore. "Embodying the perfect balance of agility, efficiency, luxury and comfort, the C-Class is an upgrade to a higher class.”
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore presented the Phantom Pinnacle Travel Collection to a select audience, the first time the car is shown after its debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show.
A new Bespoke Collection motor car, the Phantom Pinnacle Travel Collection has been conceived both to celebrate the love of travel and the success of the Bespoke programme. The car serves as a showcase for the imaginative heights of craftsmanship, design and excellence that emanate from the Bespoke design studios at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, seen through the prism of modern luxury travel. To underline its rarity, it is 1 of only 15 such motor cars produced worldwide.
Not so many years ago, there was little in a car to draw the driver’s attention away from the road beyond the windows, mirrors and speedometer. Today, even a regular mid-market car can feature an overabundance of displays, controls and meters, all vying for attention and increasing the risk of driver distraction.
Toyota is researching how best to keep the driver focused on the road without sacrificing any of the benefits offered by sophisticated on-board information systems, working with Microsoft and Infosys as its partners in DARV 1.5, the latest generation of Toyota’s Driver Awareness Research Vehicle.
Volvo Cars’ all-new XC90 – which will be revealed in August – will offer the most comprehensive and technologically sophisticated standard safety package available in the automotive industry. The new technologies will take the company a significant step closer to its vision that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020.
The standard safety package on the all-wheel drive, seven seat premium SUV will include two world first safety technologies: a run-off road protection package and auto brake at intersection capability. These innovations will form part of a suite of safety features that will make the all-new XC90 one of the safest cars ever made.
Singapore Power has undertaken a $2 billion project to upgrade the power supply network, and have built two 200 metre temporary roads, which lead the heavy vehicles directly to the construction sites from the expressway, at the cost of $4 million. The roads have been built so the heavy vehicles could bypass schools and residential areas. This comes after the rise in fatalities from accidents involving heavy vehicles – in 2013, 44 died from collisions with them, a 40% increase from the 32 in 2012.
One of the temporary roads, which opened in May and spans an extra lane of a stretch of the CTE, will allow the trucks to enter and exit the May Road construction site without utilising the cramp and narrow roads close to Hong Wen School and the residential neighbourhood around McNair Road, Towner Road and May Road. The first of the 2 roads were opened in January. Once again, an extra lane was built along a stretch of the expressway, this time the PIE, in the direction of Bendemeer in Geylang Bahru.
Cars entering Malaysia via Johor will have to pay a levy of not less that RM50. This announcement comes after Singapore decided to raise fees for foreign-registered vehicles entering the Republic from July. Malaysian Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi believed the levy is fair, for the Singaporean currency is stronger than the Malaysian Ringgit. So far, there has been no news of when the new levy will be implemented, although it is expected that they should start charging the levies at the end of the year.
Singapore's Ministry of Transport has responded to the matter, and has expressed concern that Malaysia is intentionally picking on Singaporean motorists, for only vehicles entering Malaysia by Johor will be charged. That said, should the levy be introduced, it is expected that less cars make the journey across the causeway.
The new C-class elevates the model range to an even greater level than its rivals with a new standard of comfort and poise within the executive sedan market. Featuring technologies that were previously only available in the flagship S-class, the new baby Merc has truly grown far beyond its executive beginnings.
The new C-Class offers sensuous and clear design and a host of technical innnovations as well as a comprehensive scope of standard equipment and exemplary emissions and fuel consumption figures. this all adds up to substantial added value and long-term savings on motor vehicle tax and at filling station.