From the 1st of December 2014, prices of the lower grade RON95 petrol will no longer be subsidised. New prices will be determined by a managed float. This is good news for motorists, as according to domestic trade and consumer affairs minister Hasan Malek, the new pricing system should mean that RON95 petrol should be slightly lower than the current fixed price of RM2.30 (SGD$0.90) per litre.
The ruling will also allow the petrol prices to better follow the global trend. This scheme has proven successful with the higher grade petrol RON97 so far, a scheme that was put in place in July 2010.
Let me say that when I drove the current X3, I was blown away. Not only did it haul a decent amount, its dynamic abilities are far beyond what its body type and dimensions suggest. For the most part, it felt like a hopped up 3-series with the same dynamic prowess as one would expect of BMW’s best selling sedan but in a mid-size SUV.
The marketing boys in Munich must’ve seen its potential enough to apply the X6 formula to it. Applying a flamboyant roofline and calling it a Sport Activity Vehicle. In hopes that it would generate the same success as the X6 did.
The current X3 looks the part of a proper brutish mid-sized SUV that mixes equal parts elegance and broad shouldered toughness. But what the design chaps hoped for t...
Experience the T5 Drive-E engine also in the S80 and XC60.
Exhilaration shifts up a notch with the New Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E. Our best-selling sports sedan, now geared with the revolutionary new Drive-E engine. Completely engineered and built in Sweden, it delivers 245bhp and 350Nm of torque for performance that’s nothing less than perfect. Get your heart racing at the Volvo showroom now.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled, a concept car for an all-new fuel-cell vehicle, the Honda FCV Concept (FCV) and the Honda Power Exporter Concept, a concept model for an external power feeding device that enables AC power output from the FCV with maximum output of 9 kW.
The all-new FCV production model that will be based on this concept is scheduled to go on sale in Japan by the end of March 2016 and subsequently in other markets.
The revolutionary Direct Adaptive Steering System, first introduced on the new Infiniti Q50 Sports Saloon, has been acknowledged in Japan as one of the year’s foremost innovations.
The independent not-for-profit Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC) has just honoured Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS), the world-first steer-by-wire system in a production vehicle, with the Technology of the Year Award 2014-2015. RJC is an accredited group of important Japanese automotive professionals which singles out significant industry milestones, while it also collaborates regularly with the Japanese internal ministries in a non-partisan advisory capacity.
A group of journalist took part in a special F12Berlinetta track day at Fiorano. Assisted by Ferrari's engineers and team test-drivers, they were given the opportunity to really clock up the mile as they endeavored to push both themselves and the car to the limit. The group learned to really use the 740 hp unleashed by the mid-front V12 engine and the sporty car's brilliant natural balance to the fullest as well.
The wet track also allowed the journalists t experiment with the different Manettino settings to push the car's performance in a variety of grip levels. But all the dynamic controls were off when Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen got behind the wheel and provided some very special instructions. The guests enjoyed the thrill of lapping Fiorano at the World Champion's side as he gave vent to the Ferrari F12Berlinetta's awesome power, delivering not only a record performance in the fastest car in the Ferrari range, but also great fun.
The ultimate expression of automotive luxury is imagined with the Bentley Grand Convertible, the most sophisticated open-top car ever created by Bentley. Iconic yet understated in style and fashioned entirely by hand from the very finest materials, this unrivalled flagship of luxury represents the ultimate in powerful, sensuous roofless motoring.
Bentley Chairman and CEO, Wolfgang Dürheimer, who unveiled the car in Los Angeles, commented: “This concept demonstrates Bentley’s ability to create a pinnacle convertible Grand Tourer, while embodying elegance beyond compare. With this car we combine the opulent Mulsanne experience with the full sensory indulgence of open-air touring, continuing to unite luxury and performance in new ways. We are eagerly awaiting the response of our customers to this car. We will ensure that this car - if it reaches the roads – will be a highly exclusive, extremely limited collector’s piece.”
Prestige Automobiles, the authorized BMW importer in Myanmar, opened its first BMW sales & service facility in Yangon – the largest and most advanced premium car brand building in the country.
Located at No. 485, Corner of Pyay Road and Narnattaw Street, Kamayut Township, the three-storey BMW facility occupies a total building area of more than 6,000 sqm. The new facility comprises a display area that can hold up to eight BMW vehicles, along with a customer lounge area on the first floor. The second floor houses the sales office and meeting rooms, while the service centre is located on the third floor with four working bays that can service up to more than 200 cars per month. The aftersales facility also comes with body and paint repair services that can handle not only cosmetic repairs but also structural repairs of damaged vehicles. The facility has more than 80 visitor parking lots located both indoors and outdoors.