Volkswagen is continuing its product offensive, this time in the segment of compact MPVs. The new Sportsvan is equipped with an interior that is as sophisticated as it is versatile (rear bench seat has 180 mm longitudinal adjustment), it offers a maximum cargo capacity of 1,520 litres and it impresses with its sporty charisma.
Technically, the Sportsvan follows the layout of the modular transverse matrix (MQB) from Volkswagen. And so it inherits significant advantages from this technologically advanced toolkit – the Sportsvan is very dynamic, with a short front overhang and a long wheelbase. Innovative lightweight design has kept vehicle weight extremely low, while the interior packaging also benefits from the MQB, with optimized utility.
When I was growing up, there was a blue hedgehog that had an orange best friend. He was really fast and could jump really high. Fast forward a decade and a half, I’ve got an orange car that doesn’t really jump at all, but still promises to be just as spritely and fun to drive.
Available either as a sedan or a hatch, the Sonic is set to make waves (and possible booms) in the subcompact car segment. Its petite profile puts it squarely against the likes of the Toyota Vios and Honda City, both traditional powerhouses in this segment. What the Sonic brings to the table though, should start worrying the Japanese giants.
I just received a flyer under the windshield wipers of my car today. It said, “Buying used car? Up to 90% loan available.” It was an incredible offer. Almost… too good to be true?
The truth is, this flyer breaks just about all the rules in the MAS automotive financing bible which came into play in February 2013:
Commandment #1. “Thou Shalt Receive A Maximum Loan-To-Value (LTV) Of 60% Of The Purchase Price, For A Motor Vehicle With OMV That Does Not Exceed $20,000, Including Relevant Taxes And The Price Of The Certificate Of Entitlement, Where Applicable; And
Commandment #2: Thou Shalt Receive A Maximum LTV Of 50%, for a motor vehicle with OMV of more than $20,000.
Commandment #3: Thou Shalt Not Take A Car Loan Of Longer Than 5 Yea...
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Hyundai Motor’s new compact SUV, the All-New Tucson, received the maximum five-star safety rating from independent vehicle assessment organisation, Euro NCAP. The result underlines the benefits of Hyundai’s approach to democratise technology and safety features across its vehicle range.
The Euro NCAP test findings demonstrate that the All-New Tucson is one of the safest and most comprehensively equipped vehicles in its segment. Hyundai’s use of the latest active safety technologies enhances the car’s impressive safety results.
Introduction and exterior The Freed used to be one of Honda’s best selling car alongside the Fit after its launch on local markets in late 2008. However, sales quickly lost traction after COE skyrocketed in early 2010, and was discontinued by the Kah Motor later that year.
In late 2011, the Freed received a major facelift, bringing the car up to date with a host of upgrades inside and out, and for the first time, the facelifted Freed is available on local markets once again.
New are the bumpers and grille, which now incorporates Honda’s corporate nose. The front vents are heavily stylised and bestows the car with a more aggressive stance from the front – a very popular styling touch on most Japanese cars of late.
The iconic PEUGEOT GTi badge is returning to the medium car segment for the first time since the 1990s, and all is set for a thrilling performance. One of the most eagerly-anticipated new model launches of 2015, the 308 GTi by PEUGEOT SPORT is a high-end performance ‘hot hatch’ designed with the sophisticated and enthusiastic driver in mind.
Launched as a high-performance model for the 308 range – itself winner of the prestigious 2014 European Car of the Year – the 308 GTi has been extensively developed by PEUGEOT SPORT - the Brand’s in-house team of motor sport engineers that boasts a wealth of expertise and success in the performance road car and international competition fields. The 308 GTi is the fourth road car project in three years following the critically acclaimed RCZ R, 208 GTi 30th and 208 GTi by PEUGEOT SPORT.