Autobahn Motors in Singapore just christened its new home, a 15-floor, 60-space showroom that doubles as a vehicular vending machine. The group sells high-end vehicles covering the luxury, sports and exotic segments.
Using a touchscreen on the ground floor, a buyer can select a car and have it appear in front of them in as little as two minutes. It might be a novel solution to storing a bunch of cars in a tight area, but when it comes down to it, it's just a giant vending machine. And that's pretty awesome. At the very least, there's nothing else like it in the world.
Tesla Recalling 53,000 Vehicles Due To Faulty Parking Brake
April 25, 2017
Tesla is voluntarily recalling 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over a potential issue that could prevent the parking brake from releasing.
The company issued an update saying electric parking brakes installed on Model S and Model X vehicles built between February and October 2016 "may contain a small gear that could have been manufactured improperly by our third-party supplier."
One of the most recognizable British cars of all time, any Jaguar E-Type still draws plenty of looks wherever it goes. The time to get in on the E-Type affordably passed some time ago, but Jaguar now plans to "resurrect" the model with the E-Type
Reborn program: Jaguar will find a handful of E-Types and bring them back to the factory for a complete restoration according to original factory specs.
This Jaguar Classic program kicks off this spring with a pilot batch of 10 cars. The factory will keep as many of the vehicles' parts as possible and manufacture reverse-engineered body panels as needed for the vehicles that it plans to restore, using original parts throughout.
E-Type Reborn will follow a similar restoration program launched earlier by sister marque Land Rover for its Land Rover Series I and Range Rover Classic models. The E-Types that Jaguar Classic restores will be offered to regular customers after the launch of the program at Techno Classic Essen this April, giving Jaguar enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase an original E-Type as it would have left the factory more than 50 years ago.
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Audi To Buy Luxury Car-Rental Startup Silvercar
April 03, 2017
Audi plans to buy a U.S. startup that rents out silver A4 cars in a bid to boost digital revenue as the industry shifts away from outright car ownership.
Silvercar's app allows users to book the compact sedans at 15 locations across the U.S., including upscale hotels in Brooklyn and South Beach.
The acquisition will help Audi to expand its technology offerings in the country, the automaker said in a statement Thursday, 30 March.
Audi will seek to grow the partnership beyond Silvercar' core business.
Driver Live Streams On Facebook His 116mph Crash
December 14, 2016
Video shows the car weaving in and out of traffic - narrowly avoiding other vehicles - and driving on a hard shoulder just seconds before it was demolished in the high speed crash. Olio-Rojas was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after he lost control of the Honda Civic and collided with a lorry as it entered the motorway from an entrance ramp.
Capt Allen said Olio-Rojas has multiple speeding and traffic violations on his record, and his license was suspended at the time of the crash. He now faces several misdemeanour charges, ABC News reports. place.
Fiat Sets Up Auto Store On Amazon’s Italian Site
December 07, 2016
Fiat has opened a store on Amazon.it, where it lets shoppers pick among three models — the tiny 500, its larger sibling 500L, and the Panda, a small utility vehicle. The prospective buyer purchases a $190 “Welcome Kit” on Amazon’s site, which is expedited to the buyer’s house and contains an offer code. Then Amazon’s call center will contact the buyer to select the dealer where the final transaction will take place.
Tips On Keeping Your Car Running Like New
What makes the difference between a car that no longer works after 100,000 miles, versus one that makes it beyond 300,000? Well, there’s a number of things that go into car maintenance.
When you’re changing the oil, opt for higher quality synthetic oil.
3. Develop Good Practices
When you first start your engine in the morning, it’s a good idea to leave it running for around 30 seconds, before driving off.
4. Take Care Of The Exterior
It may seem to you that cleaning and waxing your car is a purely aesthetic exercise, but the truth is that you’ll also be helping keep the body in shape.
5. Drive Smart
Starting slow and braking gently may seem like a no-brainer, but they do more than save you money on gas. If you constantly slam on the pedals, you’re just adding to that and increasing the wear and tear, taking years off your vehicle’s life. It’s never a bad idea to just slow down a little and treat your car with kindness.
The Cars for 2017
Best New Car Features For 2017
Here’s a quick look at the most novel new-car features we’ll be seeing on 2017 cars and trucks.
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans UConnect Theater rear entertainment system not only features dual 10-inch seatback-mounted touchscreen monitors, with wireless connectivity for streaming content from smartphones, but it further includes an assortment of built-in apps and games.
The new QX30 luxury crossover SUV includes so-called “spinal support” front seats that are designed to match the curvature of the spine to reduce pressure on back muscles and minimize a motorist’s fatigue on longer commutes and road trips.
Push-button keyless entry is a welcome convenience, but it requires carrying a bulky proximity key in a pocket or backpack. Available with the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace luxury SUV is a new Activity Key that incorporates the electronic key chip into a wearable wristband that’s waterproof, ultra-durable and less likely to be lost or misplaced.
Volvo’s latest twist on lane departure warning technology helps to prevent the vehicle from running off the road because of driver error or inclement weather.
The Cheapest Car In The U.S. For 2017
According to Cars.com, the numbers have concluded that the Nissan Versa Sedan is the cheapest new car you can buy for 2017. Again. The Nissan Versa sedan’s $12,825 starting price carries over unchanged.
The 2017 Versa is on sale now. The base price gets you a base S sedan with a five-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, power mirrors and a four-speaker stereo with steering-wheel audio controls and Bluetooth phone connectivity.
The New Car Models That Will Be Huge In 2017
With nearly every company offering autonomous emergency braking in more models, as well as new electric and hybrid entries. Automakers definitely are emphasizing luxury and performance, though, with new models.
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
Pricing hasn’t been announced but should start close to the $19,475 starting price of the Civic Sedan. The car is based on Honda’s 10th-generation Civic platform and will be sold in the United States. The engine is the turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-4 already found in the Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe. It will deliver 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque in LX, EX and EX-L trim, and 180 hp and 162 lb-ft in Sport and Sport Touring trim.
2017 Jaguar F-Pace
Starting at $55,300 for the higher end R-Sport trim and checking out at just under $70,000 with all the options, the F-Pace price is as impressive as the excellent package. Inspired by the F-Type sports coupe, the F-Pace has a sculpted hood on a long nose that flows from the grille down the doors and into the tail. It is an inch or so taller than those crossover coupe things, but shorter than most normal crossovers, suggesting it might be cramped on the inside.
2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo
The Sentra, which is the brand’s third-best-seller in the U.S. market, welcomes the new SR Turbo trim equipped with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder gasoline turbo engine that delivers 188 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque. An optional 6-speed manual is available beyond the standard fuel-efficient Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe
Starting at $75,000, the Coupe is distinct from its four-door brother—and is superior by almost every measure. It comes with larger front brake rotors, dynamic engine mounts, and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential. It also has a fifth setting, Race, on the rotary dial that selects drive modes.