Land Rover yesterday confirmed that the first member of the all-new Discovery family will be the Discovery Sport premium compact SUV.
The announcement was made by Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, during his speech at the 2014 New York International Auto Show: "I am proud to confirm the nameplate that will make Discovery a family of vehicles for the first time. It will be called Discovery Sport and will go on sale in 2015."
The Peugeot 208 DKR's muscular, thoroughbred yet beastlike forms provide a clear indication of its serious desire for success. It is behind the wheel of this purpose-designed machine that Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres will defend the colours of Team Peugeot Total on next year's Dakar rally.
Three weeks after the exciting news that Peugeot, Red Bull and Total have decided to join forces to contest the 2015 Dakar, the car that will spearhead the team’s challenge has finally broken cover. The 2008 DKR shares an unmistakable family resemblance with Peugeot’s road-going crossover, although with more muscular forms and more imposing overall proportions that have been honed to meet the challenge that lays ahead. Its spectacular lines are the fruit of close cooperation between the experts at Peugeot’s Style Centre and their colleagues at Peugeot Sport’s Design Department, and the newcomer’s likeness with the production version is quite astonishing.
The Volvo Trucks launch campaign for the new truck series continues to win awards. In the global advertising competition Art Directors Club Awards, Volvo Trucks’ campaign claimed the most awards of all nominees – including the prestigious Black Cube award.
Volvo Trucks’ six live test films for its new series of trucks, including the viral hit The Epic Split, have been viewed more than 100 million times on YouTube. On April 9 it was time for the jury in the advertising competition the Art Directors Club Awards to pick the most creative advertising campaigns. The Volvo Trucks campaign was nominated in an impressive fifteen categories and won seven gold awards.
The LTA will temporarily close down Upper Bukit Timah Road (between Hume Avenue and Hillview Road) on Tuesday, 22 April 2014, from 1.00am to 5.00am. The closure will facilitate the erection of beams for the construction of a pedestrian overhead bridge as part of the DTL2 project. Access to and from Jalan Asas will be maintained.
Motorists who are travelling to the affect areas are advised to drive carefully and observe signs for directions. Traffic Marshals and Auxiliary Police will be on scene to guide motorists.
The LTA is calling a tender to invite contractors to submit the cost proposals and bid to build a new bus terminal near Changi Business Park, off Changi South Avenue 1. The terminal will be built to support the Bus Service Enhancement Programme, and is expected to be operational by second quarter 2015, with SBS Transit handling the outfitting and preparation for revenue service. The new terminal will incorporate parking bays for 12 buses, an office for the bus operator, a canteen, and a rest area for bus drivers.
An MRT brawl that occurred earlier this year has already cost 50-year old Ng Cheng Kiat $2,500. The second man has been fined $1,500 on Wednesday for disrupting public peace. 40 year old Teeng Kok Yong admitted to kicking Ng twice on his leg, before both were locked in a fight. The squabble was broken up by a passenger onboard. Ng admitted in court that he punched Teeng once in his face.
Teeng escaped relatively lightly, for he could have earned one year in jail time and fined up to $5,000.
Good Friday is just round the corner! The long weekend will mean an increase in the amount of traffic coming in and going out of Singapore. Thus, heavy traffic is expected at both the Tuas and the Woodlands checkpoints over the long weekend. Commuters are discouraged from walking across the link bridge and into the checkpoints, but rather should opt to use public transport.
DS is unveiling a sophisticated new SUV at this year’s Beijing Motor Show – DS 6WR – the first SUV for the brand.
Designed in Paris and directly inspired by the Wild Rubis concept car, DS 6WR is a premium SUV and a new approach for DS: rebellious, untamed, yet pure and sophisticated. Following on from DS 5LS, this is the first SUV for the brand and represents the next stage in the development of DS in China and around the world.