A depression opened up on the centre lane of Upper Changi Road East (in direction towards Expo), causing a tipper lorry that happened to drive pass to tilt into the hole. The incident occurred on the 24th of April at 8.30am, and thankfully, no one was hurt. To make sure motorists using the road are safe, 2 lanes were immediately closed to traffic and the truck was recovered. The sinkhole will be repaired by the LTA. This incident is not expected to impact the construction progress of the Downtown Line 3.
Volkswagen brought a four-door coupe the like of which has never been seen before in this vehicle class: the New Midsize Coup concept car. The New Midsize Coup is low in height (1,422 mm) and very wide (1,838 mm), it has a low visual centre of gravity, short overhangs, muscular shoulders and side sections, a dynamic roof line with markedly swept-back C-pillars, a short boot lid and long bonnet. However, the concept car is just 4,597 mm long and thus shorter than a Passat and shorter even than the Jetta.
When viewed from the front and rear, it immediately becomes apparent that the designers have placed what is known as the greenhouse, the roof section with ll windows, on a very muscular body frame. This strongly emphasizes the powerfully modulated shoulder sections and large 20-inch wheels which is a trait of high-class sports cars. The concept car is painted in Dragon Red colour; this brilliant red special effects paint is part of the total concept, because it highlights the powerful tone of the body particularly well. High-gloss black elements such as the roof surface with its integrated panoramic tilt/slide roof create a colour contrast.
Hyundai Motor Company unveiled a concept model 'ix25' at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The sophisticated small-sized SUV, another strategic pillar for Hyundai in the world's largest market, is scheduled to be launched exclusively in China later this year.
The ix25 concept hints at a premium look, based on Hyundai Motor’s evolved Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy. Harmony between a bold front, voluminous side, sporty rear and other details complete the premium small-sized SUV’s design. Equipped with a Nu 2.0 engine, the ix25 concept features an overall length of 4,270mm, overall width of 1,780mm and overall height of 1,630mm, while its wheelbase reaches 2,590mm.
The LTA has recently awarded 2 contracts to Kim Peow Contractors (Private) Limited and Samwoh Corporation Pte. Ltd. repectively. Kim Peow Contractors will be widening the existing Tanan Merah Coast Road, whilst Samwoh will be construction a new road between Tanah Merah Coast Road and Aviation Park Road.
It is hoped that the widening of Tanah Merah Coast Road can alleviate its current congestion and cope with the added traffic from the new dual 3-lanes road between Tanah Merah Coast Road and Aviation Park Road, which is located near the eastern coastline of Changi East. The new road will replace Changi Coast Road, and help facilitate Changi Airport Runway 3 and Terminal 5 development works. Both works are scheduled for completion by 2nd quarter 2017.
Lexus revealed its all-new NX at the Beijing Motor Show, a model that marks the marque's entry into the fast growing premium compact crossover market. According to market, the NX will be available with three powertrains: a highly efficient hybrid in the NX 300h; a new, Lexus-developed 2.0-litre petrol turbo unit in the NX 200t; and naturally aspirated 2.0-litre petrol engine in the NX 200. Front and all-wheel drive versions will be available, together with Lexus’s quick-response stop and start system.
The NX has been designed to look as though it is has been cast from a single piece of metal. Strong, flared wheel arches house 17 or 18-inch wheels, giving the car a crouching, muscular stance. Lexus’s signature spindle grille is the central focus of the NX’s angular shape, reinforced by LED headlamps and daytime running lights. The grille blends seamlessly into a sculpted bonnet, creating strongly contrasting surfacing that projects a sense of depth.
At the 2014 New York International Auto Show, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars debuts Ghost Series II to North America. Ghost Series II delivers the latest industry-leading technology from Rolls-Royce clad in a subtle re-design. It exudes the timeless yet cool, modern luxury that the car’s customers, the Captains of Industry, entrepreneurs and successful business men and women who are the wealth and job creators in our economies, demand. The launch of Ghost Series II consolidates Ghost’s position as the most popular car in the $250,000+ class, and as a cornerstone of Rolls-Royce’s continuing success.
On unveiling Ghost Series II to a packed hall in New York’s Jacob Javits Center, President of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars North America, Eric C. Shepherd, 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 leaders seeking an oasis of calm in a chaotic business world.”
A 33-year old Malaysian man attempted to drive out of the Woodlands Checkpoint yesterday at roughly 10:45am yesterday after he failed to produce his travel document after he was directed for further checks. This is the 4th case of checkpoint security breach in 2014. So far, all the offenders have been arrested, and he was no exception. The ICA officers arrested the offender by locking down the arrival car zone.