The LTA has officially began construction of 2 MRT stations, the Stevens and Mount Pleasant MRT stations, on Sunday. Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew was at the groundbreaking ceremony, and also unveiled an underpass that will improve connectivity with the Singapore Chinese Girls' School with the Stevens MRT station, whilst serving as the linkway for the interchange with the Downtown Line.
The underpass will spawn roughly 60 metres, and will be 11 metres deep at its deepest point. It will run under Bukit Timah and Dunearn roads, and the two entrances start just outside the school. All works are scheduled for completion in 2019. As for the 2 MRT Stations, expect them to be operational by 2021.
The Peugeot 308 looks set to reach even greater heights with the arrival of a new dynamic flagship – the dazzling 308 GT. Available in Hatchback and SW body styles, both models offer assertive new styling, outstanding performance-oriented engines and bespoke chassis modifications to create a lower ride height. The enhancements clearly show Peugeot’s continued move up-market, highlighted by the 308’s recognition as the 2014 European Car of the Year.
The new Peugeot 308 GT retains all the elements which have made the 308 range such a huge commercial hit around the world. This includes the striking exterior design, innovative Peugeot i-Cockpit cabin, versatile interior and high perceived quality. Remarkable engine efficiency, with high fuel economy and ultra-low emissions, is also part of the 308 GT package.
Toyota announced it is to increase production of its Mirai fuel cell car. The hydrogen-powered saloon was launched in Japan on 15 December last year and will be introduced in selected markets during 2015.
The new plan calls for production to increase from 700 units this year to approximately 2,000 in 2016 and around 3,000 in 2017.
Flagship sedans are all about big numbers. From their length to the number of aircon vents, numbers seem to follow them. But in the case of the A8L, the smaller numbers has hyped its appeal. Audi is a forerunner in using aluminum in their construction and have used it to great effect on the Audi R8 supercar.
Applying this same technology to their luxury flagship, the car benefits immensely from its Audi Space Frame design that weighs 40% less compared to an all-steel construction. A smaller kerb weight has wide ranging effects on a car’s performance from its handling to fuel economy.
Tipping the scales at just 1,880kgs versus the Mercedes-Benz S400’s 1,945kgs, the 65kg difference equates to carrying one less person around.
Last week, the LTA announced that COE quota for the period of February to April would see an overall increase over the period of November to January. This is definitely good news to car buyers, as this would lead to lower COE prices and therefore lower car prices too. Or, will this not be the case?
More than 52,000 visitors excluding children came to experience more than 150 cars on display at the recently held Singapore Motorshow 2015.
The Singapore Motorshow, making a return after six years, was held at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre from January 15-18, 2015. Organised by Motor Traders Association of Singapore (MTA), some of the key highlights for this year’s show included more than 20 new cars being showcased in Singapore, three concept cars and a Russ Swift precision driving performance brought in by Subaru.
Toyota has launched the x-wave as an option on the five-door Aygo x-pression model. Finished in black, the roof is factory fitted and is full length, ensuring that anyone travelling in the rear seats also gets to enjoy some of the wind-in-the-hair experience.
The roof is electrically operated, using a simple switch next to the map light control in the headlining.
The new SKODA Fabia provides much more scope for customisation than ever before. With 125 colour combinations, there are almost no limits to customers’ wishes. The Czech manufacturer now presents a very special, creative interpretation of its new small car: the Skoda Fabia Street Art. For this purpose, Portuguese graffiti artist Armando Gomes has turned a Fabia into a unique, multi-coloured work of art on four wheels.
The Skoda Fabia Street Art was created in several stages. To begin with, Armando Gomes laid the groundwork by applying the lines and geometrical shapes to the body of the car. The surfaces were then sprayed in different colours.