Like me, you probably bought your car when COEs and car loans were a cheap.
If that is the case, you’d be like me; a middle aged man/woman who owns a car that’s past the midway mark of its allotted lifespan. Some of you may even have less than 4 years to go before you make your final drive to the scrapya
If you are like me, you are probably wondering how you can afford to make a 40% cash down payment when the time comes to buy a new car. It may seem like your driving days are numbered and you may begin preparing yourself for the inevitable return to public transport.
But hey, wait a minute. Say you have 3 years left to go before your COE expires – that’s 36 months – or $36,000, if you manage to save a thousand dollars per month.
After consultations with the public and transport operators, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Public Transport Council (PTC) today stated that some parts of the taxi fare structure will be standardised while complex flag-down rates will be retained.
Land Rover will unveil the Range Rover SVAutobiography at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, adding even more luxury, design sophistication and performance to an enhanced line-up.
Exclusively crafted at Special Vehicle Operations’ (SVO) Technical Centre in the UK, SVAutobiography features unique exterior design enhancements, an exclusive premium leather interior with unique trim finishes and the option of a 550PS 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine for the first time. As a result, the SVAutobiography is the most luxurious and powerful series-production Range Rover in the model’s successful 45-year history.
Aston Martin confirmed it will widen its product offering for markets outside of Europe. Based on a conditional offer of an exceptional regional growth fund from the UK Government, Aston Martin will commence work this year on new models intended to broaden its customer reach in export markets such as China and the Middle East.
The UK Government has committed support of up to the value of £6.9 million, conditional on investments in new products from Aston Martin.
When you think of economy hatches, performance and handling is hardly a primary concern for the family grocery getter. Renault however has decided to combine these polar attributes into one car that is the GT-line. Besides a more aggressive styling on the outside, the car actually combines bits that are inspired or derived from the range topping Megane RS.
Considering the Megane RS defines the hot hatch segment, Renault is making big promises on their diesel hatch. The French manufacturer’s R&D department has done some fiddling on the otherwise normal Megane chassis to improve its handling. The car is fitted with new springs and firmer damper rates plus a lower ride height to improve its cornering performance.
Nissan broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting by using the Glow-in-the-Dark Nissan LEAF to paint a 207.68m2 self-portrait of the 100% electric car.
The painting, depicting the front of a Nissan LEAF, was created by maverick motoring artist, Ian Cook of Popbangcolour. Usually seen working with radio-controlled cars, Ian was quick to accept Nissan’s challenge to work on this super-sized project, using the full-size Nissan LEAF to spread strategically placed pools of glow-in-the-dark paint across the canvas with its tyres to create the image.
Mercedes-Benz will expand its product range into a promising segment by launching the first pickup from a premium manufacturer. Thanks to their versatility, all-round utility, and payload of around one metric ton, pickups are popular across the world and thus have good sales potential.
The midsize pickup segment is currently undergoing a transformation worldwide. More and more pickups are being used for private purposes, and commercial as well as private users are increasingly asking for vehicles that have car-like specifications.
Ford’s all-new high-performance hatchback, the Focus RS, will make its first appearance in America this week, revealing exclusive new signature colour Nitrous Blue at the New York International Auto Show. This is the first ever Ford RS vehicle to be sold in the U.S. and will be offered in markets all over the world. Ford confirmed deliveries to customers will start early 2016.
One of 12 new performance vehicles Ford will bring to customers globally by 2020 in a new era of Ford performance, the all-new Focus RS features the innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive system and a specially engineered 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine.