Volkswagen is celebrating the world premiere of the new Golf Alltrack at the Paris motor show this week. Technical and visual properties of the Golf Alltrack include a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, higher ground clearance, wheel arch mouldings and flared side sills that offer body protection, newly designed bumpers and many other independent exterior and interior features.
Power units are a TSI petrol engine and three diesel engines, all powerful turbocharged direct injection units. The 1.8-litre TSI with 180 PS is an entirely new addition to the Golf range. Diesel units will comprise a 1.6-litre TDI with 110 PS, plus two 2.0-litre TDI engines with 150 and 184 PS. The versions with 180 PS and 184 PS transfer their power to the all-wheel drive system via a standard six-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG).
The successful Drive-E powertrain with a 245 hp petrol turbo T5 engine that was made available earlier this year for the V40 is now being introduced for the V40 Cross Country – with the added capability of AWD.
With 245 hp and 350 Nm of torque, the V40 Cross Country delivers all the power that drivers have come to expect from a Volvo. Adding to the refinement and fuel-efficient driveability is the 8-speed automatic gearbox with optional paddles on the steering wheel for manual gear shifting. Customers can place orders from January depending on their respective markets.
BMW Group Asia and CapitaCommercial Trust announced that they are entering into a partnership focused on sustainability and innovation, starting with plans to jointly install electric vehicle public charging stations at several CapitaCommercial Trust properties within Singapore’s Central Business District.
The target is to install public charging stations at the following five locations and to commence operations as early as end 2014:
Ferrari will debut the 458 Speciale A(Aperta), the new limited edition special series as a celebration of the success of the various versions of the 458.
Dedicated to just 499 Ferrari collectors, the 458 Speciale A is the most powerful spider in Ferrari's history, effortlessly combining extreme performance with the pleasure of drop-top driving. Its aluminium retractable hard top, which takes a mere 14 seconds to deploy or retract, helps reduce the weight difference with the Speciale coupé to just 50 kg.
Formula DRIFT Asia, the Asian franchise of the professional North American drifting series Formula DRIFT, is celebrating eight years of its success with a commemorative 8th anniversary photo book. Printed in limited copies, this coffee table book showcases memorable moments of the various Formula DRIFT Asia events since the first one held in Singapore in 2008. Headquartered in the Lion City, Formula DRIFT Asia has expanded to Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and Japan.
Featuring 80 pages of exclusive photos shot by renowned motorsport photographer Larry Chen with the support of our local photography crew, the limited edition Formula DRIFT Asia commemorative photo book was launched on 26 September in Singapore at Shaw House Urban Plaza with a photo exhibition and a charity drive for youth-at-risk. Chen will also made a special appearance at the launch, to share insight about his experience in capturing the high speed sideway action of Formula DRIFT.
For this year's IAA, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presents a concept vehicle with the legendary name of TRISTAR. The beefy pick-up with extended cab, styling bar and short wheelbase has permanent four-wheel drive with mechanical rear axle differential lock and 30mm additional ground clearance.
Befitting its name, the designers have developed a high-precision, new and yet familiar design language: the sharp wrap-around lines, LED headlights and a changed architecture of the whole front give the concept vehicle a wide and purposeful appearance. Cargo can be distributed on two separate levels: there is a spacious, dust-proof and watertight drawer under the flatbed section, where a deep-tread spare tire is also housed.
Nissan has created a new zero emission concept for VIP transportation - the Nissan e-NV200 VIP Concept. Designers have upgraded the all-electric e-NV200 Evalia people carrier into a zero emission van perfect as shuttle transport for VIPs. The benefit of being zero emission means that the van can access all current and future clean air zones, as well as drive inside buildings, for the ultimate in discreet convenience.
Behind the exterior, is a sophisticated and luxurious interior. The seats are covered in premium quality white leather with blue accents, which contrast with the predominantly black lower portion of the cabin - the trim and carpets are black with a piano black finish on the control surfaces. The top half of the cabin, including the headlining, window surrounds and pillar covers are also white to create a spacious feel.