These four words exemplify the public’s perception of the new Renault Captur, having “polled” our friends and family on the design and outlook of the car.
It wasn’t too long ago that crossovers became the new hype in the world of wheels. German marque Mercedes-Benz launched the all-new GLA Class in June earlier this year, and Lexus subsequently followed suit with their sharp NX.
Marrying sharp looks and futuristic design isn’t a piece of cake. And to this extent, we certainly must say that Renault has done a great job with its new urban crossover – the Captur.
Subaru Tecnica International Inc. (STI) announced the release of the Subaru “Forester tS”, which went on sale on November 25 through Subaru dealerships in Japan.
With a development concept focused on creating an on-road vehicle which has a rugged styling, responsive handling performance and quality feel, the Forester tS offers an enhanced version of the driving performance the Forester provides as an SUV, delivering the ultimate in driving enjoyment and pleasure of ownership.
Infiniti has won the first-ever People’s Choice Award as part of the 11th annual Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge with SYNAPTIQ, a unique answer to this year’s theme of “Sensing the Future: How Will Cars Interact With Us In 2029?”
Infiniti designers looked toward the future in which augmented reality, 3D hologram, and wearable technologies may be a part of the everyday driving experience, creating a seamless interaction between man and machine.
The LTA has announced plans to expand bus interchanges at Sengkang and Tampines. Each interchange will receive up to 12 bus bays in the revamp in a bid to accommodate the increase in buses and commuters.
The extension to Sengkang’s and Tampines’ bus interchange wil be built along Compassvale Road and Tampines Concourse respectively, and work is scheduled for completion late 2015. The extension plays a vital supporting role to the Government's Bus Service Enhancement Programme; the BSEP aims to add 1,000 new buses on the road by 2017, and the infrastructure has to be upgraded to facilitate the increase in the number of buses.
Infiniti unveiled the new QX50 crossover at the 12th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition. Not only has the exterior of the popular QX50 undergone aesthetic changes that reflect the current Infiniti design direction, but the crossover’s overall length is also increased by 80 mm to now measure 4630 mm.
Exterior upgrades include a new-look grille and front bumper assembly that incorporate a sportier design headlight as well as standard LED daylight running lights.
Volkswagen revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the world premiere of the Golf SportWagen HyMotion – a progressive research vehicle with a fuel cell drive.
As the power source of the future, hydrogen and oxygen are combined in the fuel cell to form pure water. Energy is released in this "cold combustion" process – drive energy for an electric motor that turns with zero emissions. The front wheel drive Golf SportWagen HyMotion accelerates to 62 mph in 10.0 seconds. The hydrogen is stored safely in four high-tech carbon-fibre tanks, which are located in a space-saving way in the under body. Their fuel capacity enables a driving range of 310 miles. Refilling of the fuel tank of the concept car takes just three minutes.
LTA will unveil their new crowd-sourced taxi booking application in December. Dubbed Taxi-Taxi@SG, the app aims to better match taxis to commuters by showing them the availability and location of taxis all across the island.
The onboard map enables commuters to locate the number of taxis near them. Taxi drivers can use the app to seek out potential customers as well, which should help reduce the time spent on roads looking for customers.
Toyota is ready to help with clever improvements to its parking support technology that it will be featuring on new models from next year.
Toyota’s Intelligent Clearance Sonar(ICS) not only detects obstacles, it also helps prevent or lessen collisions where the driver hits the accelerator by mistake – a familiar hazard when backing out of a parking space. Toyota has improved the system by adding extra sensors that can detect objects further away, increasing the breadth and depth of scanning.