Lexus has released a new RX 450h Advance, a model that is even more generously equipped than before with the added luxury of a Mark Levinson premium 7.1 surround sound system as standard and a fine set of new-design machined and shaded 19-inch alloy, wheels, the price tag for the new Advance is unchanged, matching its predecessor.
The new RX 450h Advance adopts the successful package pioneered by its predecessor, building on the established Luxury grade with a range of exterior styling features that add further impact to the vehicle’s contemporary looks. These include a deep front bumper with integrated fog lights and LED headlights that incorporate Lexus’s I-AFS auto-adaptive system, moving the lighting beam in line with the steering to give better illumination through bends and at junctions.
BMW Financial Services yesterday signed a strategic partnership with DBS Bank. This collaboration will enable BMW Group customers who wish to purchase any BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles to enjoy the wide range of financing facilities offered by DBS.
The partnership, which rides on an existing cooperation between the BMW Group and DBS within the Asia region, is set to be strengthened further.
On Sunday, 31st August, the annual Motoring Heritage Day was held at Bosch’s headquarters in Bishan, showcasing an assortment of thirty-odd classic and vintage cars, a collection of vintage racing bicycles and seven rather special motorcycles.
The latest driver to be signed under the Red Bull development driver scheme is 16 year old Max Verstappen. He will be the youngest driver, at 17, to start an F1 Grand Prix. Prior to his F1 contract, Max has spent most of his career in karts and in Formula 3. Keen to show off his skills, Red Bull painted up a spare RB8 in Toro Rosso colours, and let the car and Max lose on his home country of Holland.
The run went relatively smoothly, with Max bravely doing burnouts, donuts and generally being very aggressive with the car. All was well until he got the car stuck, before crashing while trying to spin the car around. Thankfully, the damage was minor, and after a front wing change, he was back out.
At the 2014 Chengdu Motor Show, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled the eagerly anticipated Ghost Series II to the Chinese market. Ghost Series II delivers the latest industry-leading technology from Rolls-Royce clad in a subtle re-design. The launch of Ghost Series II consolidates Ghost’s position as the most popular car in the €200,000+ class, and as a cornerstone of Rolls-Royce’s continuing success.
Protecting the popularity of Ghost’s iconic design whilst delivering the latest Rolls-Royce technology to its exacting customers, the subtle re-design of Ghost Series II begins from the front.
The annual Shell Traffic Games, which aims to reinforce the importance of fostering road safety awareness amongst children through a fun and interactive learning environment, extended the platform to include a distracted road usage experience that simulated the dangers of mobile phone usage while on the road.
Organized by Shell, in conjunction with the Singapore Traffic Police and the Singapore Road Safety Council, the experience aimed to demonstrate the potential hazards of distracted road usage based on actions that would distract the road user from concentrating fully on the road, which includes the use of mobile phones and navigational equipment.
Singapore will host the Grand Prix from the 19 to 21 September 2014, and several roads will be closed for the event. The affected roads will be closed over a six day period, which will begin at 12.01am, 17 September (Wednesday), and be reopened at 5.30am, 23 September (Tuesday).
Several roads will be opened during periods where there isn’t a race session, and there will be single lane roads for better accessibility into the shopping malls at the vicinity. Temporary signs and traffic wardens would be deployed to better help direct traffic. Train and bus services will be extended to cope with the increased demand as well.
On a daily basis, we are used to seeing the conventional multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) cruising our roads, with most of their designs looking rather plain like any other sedan.
There is, however, one particular make that stands out in terms of design, especially for the MPV line. From technology, innovativeness, and design, it doesn’t exactly win other competitors, but yet still manages to stand out.
Yes, that’s the all-new Citroën C4 Picasso.
One look at the new Picasso sets it apart from other MPVs you would get in the market. The front facade of the Picasso puts across the facial expression of a squinty-eyed smile (or some might unfortunately describe it as a face that is about to sneeze), defined by its h...