The All-New Range Rover Evoque Convertible will be the most capable convertible in the world when it debuts in November after completing Land Rover’s punishing development and testing programme with flying colours.
Hot on the heels of last week’s London takeover, where six full-scale wireframe sculptures showcased Evoque Convertible’s elegant design at a series of iconic locations, Land Rover has released a film showcasing its all-terrain credentials.
The new Porsche CaymanBlack Edition emphasises the timeless and sporting elegance of the mid-engined, two-seat sports coupé. As the name suggests, the model is distinguished by a combination of a black paint finish and black partial leather interior, with further special equipment fitted as standard.
At the heart of the Cayman Black Edition beats an evocative 2.7-litre flat-six engine developing 275 hp (202 kW). The 20-inch Carrera Classic wheels with wider tyres increase style and also further boost the dynamic chassis responses for which the Cayman is renowned. Further eye-catching highlights are Bi-Xenon headlights with PDLS (Porsche Dynamic Light System) and optional side window trims in aluminium.
As the number of fatal accidents involving heavy vehicles has steadily gone up over the years, The Automobile Association of Singapore (AAS) will be launching a training institute to better educate these drivers in a bid to reduce the number of fatalities as a result of the errant operation of such vehicles. The courses, which will touch on the how to properly control their vehicles, will also help educate the drivers about how to analyse a risky situation and hopefully avoid contact.
The AAS’ courses will be based off those current curriculm used in the International Road Transport Union (IRU), which currently offers certifications to commercial drivers in the EU. Three courses will be offered initially - crash prevention, safe loading and cargo securing, with elements of eco-driving thrown in.
Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced its exhibits for the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 (organised by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association), which will open to the public on 30 October until 8 November.
The theme for Suzuki’s booth is “SUZUKI NEXT 100”. Suzuki will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020, so the exhibits represent proposals for products and technologies that give a sense of the company’s preparations for ongoing success in the next 100 years.
Rio. The first thing that came to my mind was Brazil, or more specifically, Rio de Janeiro. It brings to mind carnivals and festivals, upbeat music, good food and an all-around party atmosphere. Throw in scenic views of mother earth as well as a long historical and cultural heritage and you have a place that’s bursting with life and diversity.
How’s that relevant to a 5-door hatchback from the other side of the world? Well Kia’s latest compact hatch is a lot like that in terms of the feeling it gives you when you’re out driving it. The Korean company has come a long way since the last time we reviewed a Rio and with the improvements made to this car, Kia has certainly proved once again that its current fleet is more than capable of taki...
Thinking of buying a new or used car? Most of us have been down that road. The entire process, from the time when the thought of getting a new ride was just a gleam in your eye, to the moment you take possession of the keys, can take anywhere between weeks, months or even years. If you are buying a car for the first time, a word from the wise and the kanna-burned-before: take your time.
Truth is, for a big-ticket item like a car, it pays to be prudent and do plenty of due diligence. For most of us, being stuck with a lemon of a car has consequences that extend into other parts of our lives financially. Correspondingly, a good deal can affect your ability to pay off a bigger mortgage, for instance, or mean a little more tuition for you...
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, and Autoliv, the automotive safety technology company, two of the world’s leaders in automotive safety, have agreed to work together on the groundbreaking Drive Me project, the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving (AD) initiative.
Drive Me involves 100 self-driving Volvos being used by families and commuters on public roads in everyday driving conditions in the Swedish city of Gothenburg – the first time anywhere in the world AD cars have been made available to members of the public for their daily use.
As part of the preparation works for the upcoming Joo Koon Bus Interchange, the traffic junction of Joo Koon Bus Interchange/Joo Koon Circle will be temporarily switched on on the 6th of October, from 6.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Do observe traffic signals when approaching the junction.