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In response to our news 'Volkswagen with the most number of customer complaints', James Page, General Manager for Volkswagen Marketing and Communications, said, "We regret that 12 of our customers were dissatisfied with our products and subsequently lodged complaints with the Consumers Association of Singapore over the last 14 months." 

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By Benjamin G. Kline posted 7 hours ago
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Second-generation Toyota Vellfire

When the second-generation Toyota Vellfire was launched alongside the third-generation Toyota Alphard recently back in January, Toyota's Japanese press materials described the more striking Vellfire's sheet metal to be focused on “boldness”, whereas the Alphard's styling was claimed to emphasise “luxury”. Despite the marketing gibberish, there is no doubt that the pair look extremely arresting, oozing presence in abundance.

The second-generation Toyota Vellfire, in our opinion at least, appears to be more elegant all-round than the Alphard. It misses out on Alphard's massive and bling-y chrome grille, instead adopting a simpler and more conventional grille with horizontal slats.

While the Vellfire sports a completely different front fa...

Posted 15 hours ago
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 Every year, the most impressive representatives of the mobile past and future on both two and four wheels assemble at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este for a very special get-together on the shores of Lake Como. Amid this extraordinary blend of the traditional and the contemporary, BMW Motorrad once again presented a breathtaking concept study, the BMW Motorrad "Concept 101".

 The name "Concept 101" indicates the capacity of the concept bike, which has its roots in the USA. The capacity of the six cylinders is 1,649 cc - approximately equivalent to 101 cubic inches, which is the American unit of measurement for cylinder capacity. So the "Concept 101" moves into a sphere that goes beyond mere horsepower and acceleration figures - all that counts is the remarkable riding experience full of power and tranquility. The enormous torque of the in-line 6-cylinder engine generates extraordinary pulling power in every situation on the road.

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A community of Ferrari owners will hold a cross-country tour from Singapore to Malaysia from May 28 to June 1, 2015.  Titled the Ferrari Southeast Asia Grand Tour 2015 (FSEA Grand Tour 2015), it will consist of around 100 Prancing Horse cars of different models joining the tour to strengthen the relationships between Ferrari owners in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Throughout the tour, the participating members will have the opportunity to experience Ferrari’s performance on roads with interesting sites and challenges. Similar to other Ferrari Owners’ Club events, there will be an element of charity to help others within the tour agenda.  On this occasion, tour members will support the Special Olympics to help children with special needs.

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The Free Pre-Peak Travel scheme was introduced in 2013 in a bid to reduce congestion on the rail network during the morning rush hours. It has proven to be so effective at doing just that, that the LTA has announced the scheme will be extended for another year to the 30th of June in 2016.

Commuters who end their journey before 7.45am on weekdays at 18 designated MRT stations in the city area will continue to enjoy free travel on the rail network. Commuters who exit at these stations between 7.45am and 8am will also continue to enjoy a discount of up to 50 cents off their train fare.


Pictures used for illustration purposes only.

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While BMW has just gotten in on the mini MPV game with the 218i ActiveTourer, Mercedes-Benz started the trend way back in 2005 with over 350,000 units sold worldwide.  Here we have the latest facelifted second generation that Mercedes-Benz assures us addresses the previous issues of performance and handling.

Externally, the entire front fascia has been given a more aggressive ‘arrow-head’ design that brings the model up to date with the new corporate design of the brand that first debuted on the E-Class. The sleeker profile has elevated the family MPV to a pseudo sporty status. Both front headlights have been replaced with completely new LED units that are a lot brighter than before. Same goes for the tail lights that have been given ...

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Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline posted Yesterday
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Aston Martin showcased the stunning new DBX Concept in the esteemed 2015 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.Entered in the event’s prestigious Concept Cars and Prototypes class, the DBX Concept defies conventional thinking about the high luxury segment and points to a bold new future for GT travel in the 21st Century.

Unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show, the DBX Concept widens the appeal of the iconic British luxury brand and reaches out to a more diverse global audience than ever before.

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The all-new FIAT compact sedan debuted at the Istanbul Motor Show. Designed in Italy at the FIAT Chrysler Automobiles Centro Stile, and developed in Turkey together with Tofaş R&D, one of FCA's largest research and development centres, the new model will be manufactured in the Bursa plant in Turkey, which has been designated Gold Medal status by World Class Manufacturing in recognition of its efficiency, quality and eco-friendliness.

The new saloon is currently known as “FIAT Aegea Project” in recognition of the strategic importance of FIAT Chrysler Automobiles’ Turkish operations since the first joint venture between what was then known as FIAT Group and Koç Holding commenced in 1968.

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