Few cars can boast of having nearly sold 40 million examples over 10 generations which puts the Corolla in a rather esteemed crowd. So what is it about the Corolla that makes it such a darling in every market it goes to?
When it comes to bang for buck, few are in equal standing with the Corolla. It offers decent mileage from its humble four cylinder 1.6-litre powerplant. Couple that with decent build quality and equipment level and it all starts to make sense. But most of all, the bombproof reliability is the main selling point of the Toyota.
David Beckham has joined Jaguar as a brand ambassador and will support significant forthcoming Jaguar product launches in China. British sporting icon Beckham will feature in above-the-line marketing campaigns for the brand in one of its most significant international markets.
As part of a long-term partnership, former international footballer Beckham will star in a series of print adverts and TV commercials exclusively in China. David’s role will initially see him feature alongside the new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé, a sports car that is already regarded as a modern classic and one that is the perfect expression of Jaguar’s vision of modern British style and elegance. His role will develop and will see him feature in many Jaguar brand and product communication campaigns in the coming years, including those for the Jaguar XJ, the company’s award winning large luxury saloon.
Lewis Hamilton believes the W05 is a race winner. He, along with teammate Nico Rosberg, have emerged to be favourites for the Australian Grand Prix, for they not only are former grand prix winners, they also have the machinery to back them up too; the W05 set fastest lap after fastest lap in testing, and accumulated the most mileage.
That said, Rosberg was a little more cautious about what to expect at Melbourne. He said that although winter testing went a lot better than the team expected, they will not know how competitive they really are until the first grand prix. He did not deny though that Mercedes is in a good position.
One would probably have seen the viral video of a Merc charging through the security barrier at Woodlands Checkpoint by now. We have done a news report on it yesterday, and there is an update to the whole fiaso. The 64 year old has been charged in court yesterday for not only committing a rash act, but also for injuring a police officer and vandalism.
Tan was supposed to spend a week at the Jurong Police Division headquarters being questioned and remanded. He hoped that due to medical issues, the remand period could be shortened to 4 days. However, his request was rejected, and instead, police were told to report and inform his condition to their superiors.
This is the first such incident where the barriers have failed. Further measures may be put in place to ensure Singapore’s checkpoints will be more secure.
Following Nissan's established practice of constant development comes the next chapter in the Juke story. Establishing itself as the original stand-out model in the growing small crossover market with premium style and refinement, the new Juke is ready to once again stamp its authority on the segment it created. Already recognized as the design trend-setter, the new Juke benefits from a series of design enhancements, new engines, new equipment and a wide-ranging personalization programme.
Among the changes are a new design at the front and rear with greater emphasis on both premium refinement and sporty design cues; a new downsized 1.2-litre turbocharged engine offering greater performance, economy and lower emissions; a revised 1.6-litre DIG-T engine; improved four-wheel drive with Torque Vectoring System; new alloy wheels; advanced equipment including a new audio system, the latest generation NissanConnect driver-vehicle interface, Nissan Safety Shield, Nissan's Dynamic Control system, plus the option of a new opening glass roof.
At the Geneva Salon, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled Ghost Series II to the world. The Ghost Series II delivers state-of-the-art technology from Rolls Royce covered in a subtle re-design. It expresses the timeless yet cool, modern luxury that the car's customers demand.
On unveiling Ghost Series II to a packed hall in Geneva’s Palexpo, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Torsten Müller-Ötvös said, “The Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II is the ultimate entrepreneur’s business tool. Following the worldwide success of its predecessor, I am confident that this re-designed and updated Rolls-Royce will continue to attract increasing numbers of new customers to the marque, in particular business entrepreneurs seeking an oasis of calm in a frenetic business world.”
The new Subaru WRX STI sports saloon made its European debut at the 84th Geneva Motor Show. A significant range of modifications and enhancements has been made to the body, chassis, interior and packaging of the new STI. Sporting an all new exterior, the body and chassis have been significantly stiffened to improve torsional rigidity, while the latest iteration of Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring allows for maximum control and driver engagement.
The suspension is performance-tuned for a flat but comfortable ride and a great deal of attention has been given to the new hydraulic steering system, which uses a quicker ratio and stiffer steering rack. The interior has changed compared to its predecessor. Soft touch materials are used in key areas, new STI dials and carbon-effect and metal trim are employed for a sporty feel and higher quality ambience and there is a new, smaller-diameter D-shaped steering wheel.
McLaren Singapore officially unveils the latest addition to its range of groundbreaking supercars – the McLaren 650S, a day immediately after the global reveal at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show. With its dramatic yet beautiful styling, the McLaren 650S has also been designed and developed to offer the enthusiast driver a higher dimension in luxury, engagement and excitement.
The 650S badge designation refers to the power output – 650PS (641 bhp), - of the unique British-built McLaren M838T twin turbo V8 engine. ‘S’ stands for ‘Sport’, underlining the focus and developments made to handling, transmission, drivability and engagement. The maximum power figure ensures the best power-to-weight ratio in its class, at 500PS (493 bhp) per tonne.