ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which ZF will acquire TRW. The combined company will be a global leader in the automotive supplier business with pro forma combined sales of about € 30 billion (approx. US$ 41 billion) and 138,000 employees. Together, ZF and TRW will be uniquely positioned to benefit from the megatrends of the automotive industry on a global basis.
Both companies have acknowledged technology positions in high growth segments that profit from the megatrends towards fuel efficiency, increased safety requirements and autonomous driving. ZF is an important player in driveline and chassis technologies, whereas TRW is a significant supplier of active and passive safety technologies, including advanced driver assistance systems. Both companies have demonstrated a strong track record based on high product quality and continued innovation for their customers.
More than 500,000 vehicles sold worldwide since the launch of DS 3 in 2010, DS is building on its success and is now a brand in its own right. Designed and created in Paris, the DIVINE DS concept is an expression of the brand’s DNA and captures the very essence of DS.
Divine DS is spectacular, elegant and enchanting, with a subtle shimmer in its metallic grey bodywork. The strong, sensual curves showcase some striking graphic features, such as the ‘DS Wings’ at the front, the dramatic lines on the sides, and the unique roof design. This is a concept with a stand-out exterior and an exceptional interior. The striking cabin design features a bold, high-tech layout with spectacular contrasts, expressing the ultra-modern design, refinement and sophistication of DS.
The people-carrier category is one of the most fiercely competed segments in the car industry. Almost every mainstream manufacturer out there has at least two cars that competes here with their small-MPV and large-MPV offerings.
The Peugeot 5008 belongs to the former, competing with the likes of the Toyota Wish, Volkswagen Touran, and the Renault Grand Scenic. The 5008 had always been a strong contender in the market, with healthy sales numbers and positive owner reviews.
The versatile and spacious interior served families well, the punchy 1.6 Turbo motor pulled effortlessly, and drive itself was rather good too. Now, the newly face-lifted Peugeot 5008 was launched on local shores, and we took one out to see if the newer car has made a...
A driver lost control of his Kia and crashed into a traffic light at the junction of Tampines Street 11 and Tampines Avenue 2. The incident, which happened on Monday afternoon, resulted in the death of a 57-year old pedestrian, damages to the traffic light, a car and a taxi.
The pedestrian was a Singaporean Chinese man, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by paramedics. The out of control car hit 2 other vehicles before it finally came to a standstill.
The driver was brought to hospital, where he was arrested. The crash caused part of Tampines Street 11 to be closed off to traffic for more than 60 minutes.
More than 350,000 of the sports tourer have been sold since the market launch in late 2011. Now the best-seller from Mercedes-Benz has undergone a major facelift including exterior and interior enhancements along with attractive, redefined design and equipment lines.
The easiest way to recognise a face lifted B-Class with a petrol or diesel engine is from the front: a new bumper, wide radiator trim with two louvres and daytime running lamps in the headlamps give the vehicle a more pure and vibrant appearance. The rear bumper has also been modified and now features a contoured covering and an additional chrome trim strip. LED High Performance headlamps create a more striking look, both day and night. These increase safety at night due to their wide beam pattern and light of a colour similar to daylight. Bicolour tail lamps featuring LED technology provide emphasis and make the vehicle more visible.
Mr. Axel Pannes will take up the post of managing Director of BMW Group Asia, with effect from 1 November 2014.
Mr. Axel Pannes (42) has been working with the BMW Group since 2002. Prior to his new appointment as the Managing Director of BMW Group Asia, Mr. Pannes has served in various functions in the BMW Group headquarters in Munich, Germany, as well as in the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars head office in Goodwood, United Kingdom. His work experience includes Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Sales Channel Strategy, as well as Retail Development – with his last held position as the Vice President of Retail Development for the BMW Group.
Toyota is bringing zero-emissions motoring to Europe’s crowded city centres with a fleet of its i-ROAD and COMS ultra-compact electric vehicles. The chic and colourful three and four-wheelers are set to prove how clean and easy urban motoring can be by taking part in a major pilot programme in the French city of Grenoble.
Toyota is a key partner in the three-year low-carbon car sharing scheme, which is expected to transform the way people plan and make local journeys.