Toyota is bringing zero-emissions motoring to Europe’s crowded city centres with a fleet of its i-ROAD and COMS ultra-compact electric vehicles. The chic and colourful three and four-wheelers are set to prove how clean and easy urban motoring can be by taking part in a major pilot programme in the French city of Grenoble.
Toyota is a key partner in the three-year low-carbon car sharing scheme, which is expected to transform the way people plan and make local journeys.
Peugeot is showcasing its 208 HYbrid Air 2L Demonstrator at next month’s Paris Motor Show as a proactive approach to lowering fuel consumption and emissions. . The 2L stands for two litres per 100km, equivalent to 141mpg, and is based on a production version of the Peugeot 208 1.2-litre PureTech 82hp 5-seater Hatchback.
To achieve such high fuel economy, Peugeot and its project partners used technologies previously reserved for competition and luxury models. Weighing just 860kg(100kg less than the production car), the concept is a mix of steel, aluminium and composites. Engineers embarked on a careful selection process to choose only those materials compatible with existing production facilities and a high manufacturing output. In addition, the process involves reducing consumption without changing the car's characteristics, retaining a style synonymous with high-end products and services.
One can’t really blame you if you have difficulties distinguishing between the line-up of signature hatches MINI displays, but attentive drivers would insist on the lack of performance the old One possesses. After all, I dare admit that the public’s perception of a MINI lies strongly with the Cooper range.
But going forward, MINI has engineered a whole new One, which we felt was bound to capture your attention, especially for the first-time MINI driver. 3 cylinders, check. 3 doors, check too. So what else’s interesting?
It takes one with a keen eye to notice that the One doesn’t come with daytime running lights and xenon headlamps as compared to those on board the Cooper range. Not forgetting the subtle One badge at the rea...
LTA has decided to match Malaysia’s increase in toll charges, and will implement the said increases on the 1st of October. Expect to pay $3.80 in toll fees if you are in a car, which is an increase from $1.20 previously. Also, for cars entering Singapore, a toll fee of $2.70 will be charged. Motorists will have to pay $6.50 for a round trip, which is roughly 5 times the amount as compared to before.
For vans and light commercial vehicles, you’ll have to pay $5.80 to leave Singapore, and to pay $4 to re-enter the country. For those crossing the causeway in heavy vehicles, expect to fork out $7.70 to leave Singapore, and $5.30 to enter again. If you happen to drive a bus, a fee of $3.10 will be charged for leaving the country, and you’ll have to part with $2.20 to re-enter the country. If you happen to drive a cab and have to shuttle your guests across the causeway, you will have to pay $1.90 to leave Singapore, and $1.50 to enter it again.
MINI has reached an impressive milestone as the three-millionth MINI rolled off the assembly line at the Oxford plant in the UK. Two million MINIs have been exported from the UK to more than 110 countries over the same period.
Plant Oxford currently produces the MINI, MINI 5-door, MINI Convertible, MINI Roadster and MINI Coupé models. The success of the MINI brand can be seen in the positive developments at Plant Oxford since 2001. Back then, a single shift of around 2,400 employees produced about 300 cars a day. Today, the Oxford site employs around 4,000 people. Working three shifts, the plant produces around 1,000 MINI cars per day.
16 motorists were arrested for drink driving in the wee hours of Wednesday (10th September) morning. Out of the 16, 14 were men, and the remaining 2 were women, and they were all aged 29 and 48. In total, 45 drivers were pulled over and tested for alcohol at various road blocks.
The highest tested on the day was 80 micrograms (mcg) of alcohol per 100ml of breath, over twice the legal 35mcg limit. Those guilty of drink driving will be disqualified from driving for at least a year, and their licenses will be revoked. They would have to retake the various driving tests to get their licenses again.
The new Ford Focus will enhance its reputation as the world's best-selling car with a bolder exterior design, a well crafted, intuitive new interior and about 18 new or improved driver assistance technologies and fuel economy improvements.
Available in five -door and estate body styles, the new Focus has a lower, wider stance, with a new bonnet, front fascia and grille. The bonnet is sculpted with a dynamic shape from the front pillar to the corners of the upper part of the inverted trapezoidal grille to deliver a strong, proud look. Slimmer, chiselled front headlamps and elongated fog-lamps add to the bolder front end. Subtle chrome details add to the feeling of elegance while the rear of the car also is sleeker with a new fascia and tailgate arrangement, as well as thinner tail lamps.