Skoda launches its new Octavia and we get our first impressions with a quick drive, Mercedes-Benz’s first EV is here, why you should consider a Kia Stonic, and BMW helps you find your dream BMW virtually
Skoda launches the fourth-generation Octavia, and we give our first impressions
Skoda this week launched the new fourth-generation Octavia in Singapore, and wagon fans will be delighted to know that the Octavia Combi will be a part of the official line-up sold by Skoda Centre Singapore. Read our extensive news coverage here, and check out Ju-Len and Derryn’s first drive impressions of the Combi and five-door liftback respectively.
Mercedes-Benz’s first EV is here
Also arriving this week is the Mercedes EQC, the first full production battery electric vehicle from the Stuttgart carmaker. It took a while for the car to arrive, but find out why Mercedes-Benz thinks that the timing is perfect for the EQC’s debut in Singapore. We have the full details in our news story here.
Why it’s time to switch up to a Kia Stonic
Kia launched its facelifted Stonic crossover last week, and it introduces a 48-volt mild hybrid drivetrain for even greater efficiency than before. If you’re thinking of switching up, then there’s no better time than the present, as Kia is offering a special launch promotion for the car until 11 July 2021. Click here to find out more about the Stonic M-Hybrid.
Why we think COE prices are stabilising
We put on our data-fuelled thinking cap and take a look at COE prices in our analysis story: Yes, they seemed to have gone crazy in recent weeks, but we take a deeper look and see what are the likely stable prices for Category A and Category B in the near-run
Finding your perfect BMW is now easier than ever
If you’re shopping for a BMW, there’s now a simpler and much more convenient way to do so, with the online BMW Shop. You can browse through BMW’s entire line-up, filter your search down to model, price, engine type and even colour, and there’s also a handy Finance Calculator to break down the cost for you in an easy to understand manner. Click here to explore further.
Seven things about the all-new Lexus NX
Lexus unveiled the all-new NX on 12 June, and there are a significant number of breakthroughs for the second-generation version of Lexus’ compact crossover SUV. For starters, it will offer Lexus’ first plug-in hybrid model, and the car is scheduled to arrive in Singapore by the end of 2021. What else should you know about the NX? Click through to find out.
New Peugeot 508 arrives in Singapore
Fans of French sedans will be delighted to know that the new Peugeot 508 is now available on sale in Singapore. This stylish Gallic offering brings a dollop of French flair to the mid-sized sedan market, and marks Peugeot’s continued revival in Singapore following a stream of new model launches in recent months. Interested? Click here to find out more.
Audi RS 7 Sportback blows Derryn away
Audi adds another insanely fast RS model to its line-up, and Derryn has taken the new RS 7 Sportback for a test drive. He describes it as a ‘forceful powerhouse’, and this stylish and rapid five-door fastback certainly packs enough punch to blow anyone away. Read all about his hair-raising experience with the RS 7 Sportback here.
Lionel has a problem with the Land Rover Defender 90
If you fancy the new Land Rover Defender, but find the five-door 110 variant too long, then there’s good news, for the three-door 90 version is now here. Lionel took it out for a test drive, and while he finds the Defender an utterly capable off-roader, there’s a small issue that might hinder its usability in urban Singapore. Find out what it is here.