The 218i Gran Coupe and M235i Gran Coupe will be available for public viewing at the BMW showrooms in Singapore on 22 Feb 2020, which is as apt a date you could get for the launch of a car that is all about twos.
The 218i Gran Coupe and M235i Gran Coupe will be available for public viewing at the BMW showrooms in Singapore on 22 Feb 2020, which is as apt a date you could get for the launch of a car that is all about twos.
SINGAPORE – Revenue from certificates of entitlement (COEs) and vehicle registration taxes for the financial year ended March 31, 2019, will shrink by $1.1 billion to among their lowest levels in…
SINGAPORE — From January next year onwards, drivers who purchase fully electric cars and taxis will receive a rebate on their additional registration fee, as the Government pushes for the…
Your must-haves in your car goes beyond the technical items such as jumper cables, tyre irons, lifting jacks and such. This article is going to elaborate on lifestyle items that every car owner should keep in their vehicle for times of social emergencies. Trust me, I’ve learnt my lesson.
The wait is over. This February, UCARS presents its very own online bidding system for individuals who intend to sell their cars on our marketplace.
Getting married is a life-changing decision. Often, couples taking this leap forward will want their wedding to be an unforgettable experience. Believe it or not, every detail matters, and out of all the people that are involved in the process, brides will know it best.
Performance Premium Selection (PPSL) will be holding their first ever Certified Pre-owned BMW warehouse event this weekend, exclusively at their showroom in Kampong Arang.
CarBuyer collated its annual list of every new car launching here in Singapore this year. There are more than 70 models, however, we have shortlisted a handful that we think you guys will like! This list is curated in alphabetical order to make it easier for our readers to browse through.
Come one, come all my fellow foodies. The UCARS team came together to curate a list of our favourite late-night restaurants to drive out to for those late-night cravings. The supper-culture is rampant here in Singapore and honestly, can anyone blame us? Go through this mouth-watering list of amazing restaurants and you’ll know why! Whether it's something ‘atas’ or wallet-friendly your stomach is pining for, don’t fret, we got you covered.
With the Chinese New Year (CNY) fast approaching, people are preparing to welcome the Year of the Rat by practicing a specific set of rituals, superstitions and traditions designed to have an auspicious effect on their luck for the year ahead. Hence, we have listed down a few dos and don’ts associated with cars that the majority of Singaporeans believe in, including the reasons behind those beliefs too.
Undoubtedly, car commercials are some of the best around. They’ve got the budget, the team and a product that is powerful, sexy and desirable. Though some take this and still manage to create something average, there are many commercials that, for whatever reason, will stick in our minds for years to come. Of course this list is entirely subjective and there are plenty of amazing ads around. However, we believe these shortlisted 5, are a cut above the rest.
The police on Thursday (Jan 16) warned the public of car rental scams during the Chinese New Year period, even as victims of such scams lost at least $25,000 between January and November last year.
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has advised Singaporeans travelling to Malaysia by land during the Chinese New Year holidays next week to be prepared for delays, after it observed the highest cross-border traffic flow in recent years around Christmas last year.
Come February, only around 6350 Certificates Of Entitlement (COE) will be made available for bidding, down from the amount in the current quota period of 6830, the Land Transport Authority said on Tuesday (January 14th).
Singapore Petroleum Co (SPC) had resisted the latest pump price increases, which saw all the other players raising petrol and diesel prices by three cents a litre from Jan 6.
There is nothing like a shared love of cars to bring like-minded individuals together – It is no surprise that thousands of petrolheads attend auto shows every year.
Embarking on a solo road trip might seem intimidating – After all, travelling to a foreign land alone can be daunting at first, but don’t let that fear deter you from setting off on a swashbuckling adventure. Take it as a significant step towards furthering your independence, developing a better relationship with yourself and creating memories that will last for a lifetime.
Looking to score the best deals? Start the year off right with these promotions that our car dealerships are having in the month of January!
Nissan and Tan Chong Motor Sales, the exclusive distributor of Nissan passenger and light commercial vehicles in Singapore, have announced the introduction of two more e-POWER models to Singapore within 2020. The announcement made today at the Singapore Motorshow 2020 is the next step towards a 100% lineup of electrified passenger vehicles in the country by 2022.
Buying a used car makes total sense when you’re on a tighter budget, however, getting the right one could be a bit of a challenge. If you choose to go down the second-hand route then there are a number of things to look out for to help you spot whether the car you are considering buying has been in an accident.
In search of a certified pre-owned BMW car? Well, look no further than Performance Premium Selection Limited (PPSL), who are offering an amazing deal this festive season on their extensive range of cars available, making it much easier to attain your dream ride this new year!
Hyundai announced on Monday (Jan 6) it would mass produce flying cars for Uber's aerial rideshare network set to deploy in 2023.
Home-grown transport giant ComfortDelGro Corp has set up a fund with an initial amount of A$250,000 (S$234,600) to contribute towards Australia's fight against its raging bush fires.
The retro-tastic 935 will be the highlight of Porsche’s biggest ever display at Singapore’s premier car event.
You ring, they will answer! Bell Auto is the commercial vehicle specialist you can definitely rely on. They are also the first-ever commercial vehicle wholesaler in Tuas with expertise in various new and used big vehicles such as prime movers, crane trucks, 16-28 ton cargo trucks and other commercial vehicles like commercial vans, 10-24 feet trucks and even passenger buses.
The scent of a new car might be appealing – However, is it worth a splurge for satisfaction and bragging rights of being the first owner of your next car? Even though the idea of owning a new car seems alluring, more often than so, getting a certified pre-owned car at Inchcape Pre-owned is still a much better choice. After all, their fleet of quality and well-maintained CPO cars guarantees to meet your transportation needs without causing a dent in your savings.
The Toyota Camry is probably one of the most reliable midsize sedans available in the market. While it lacks in its flashiness, they definitely make up for with a comfortable cabin, miserly fuel consumption and the ability to go the distance with very minimal issues. There’s a reason it was also the best-selling car in the United States for the past 10 years. Be it new or used, you can be assured that the Camry will get you more bang for your buck.
It’s been decades since the BMW 320i was everyone’s “starter” BMW, now that there are various rungs beneath it on the brand’s model ladder. But this was once BMW’s smallest car with six cylinders, and thus, the main introduction to what the boys from Bavaria have to offer.
Interesting fact: Did you know that the BMW X1 is the brand’s third biggest seller globally? The Munich carmaker shifted over 286,000 units of the compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) in 2018, accounting for some 13.5 percent of the brand’s sales overall.
The Audi Q3 has gone from small SUV to something far more capable and upmarket than its segment positioning in Singapore suggests.
Porsche just debuted the range-topping Macan Turbo, and now it’s unveiled something almost as tasty to drivers, the Macan GTS.
Modern problems require modern solutions. In the case of Car Search, they go above and beyond in providing an all-encompassing range of auto service, which is something you don’t really see much of with consignment dealers in Singapore.
Vehicle safety is one of the significant aspects in which automotive companies are investing heavily, and Honda is no stranger to innovative technologies.
Green motoring in Singapore just got more affordable, thanks to Hyundai. Its facelifted Ioniq Hybrid is now Singapore’s cheapest full hybrid car, at S$107,999 with Certificate of Entitlement.
Let’s face it, Singapore has all the right ingredients to excel in the adoption of more electric cars on the road. Furthermore, electric cars are becoming more mainstream, and you’re likely not alone in wondering whether an electric car is right for you. As the technology supporting electric cars (EVs) and batteries continue to improve, drawbacks such as high cost, limited range, performance issues, long charge time, and a dearth of charging stations are fading away.
The first step to take when shopping for a vehicle is to set a realistic budget. Determining a general price range that you can comfortably afford will help narrow down your options and ensure that you live within your means. Car buyers should spend no more than 10% of their earned income on a car loan payment and 20% for their total car expenses, which include insurance coverage, petrol, repairs and maintenance.
SINGAPORE: Government adds on new restrictions to the current electric scooter ban after accepting all recommendations put forward by a panel studying the use of the device on Wednesday (Dec 4).
There is no better love affair than Americans and their cars. They love it so much they even invented drive-in theatres so that they don’t have to get out of them. Little wonder, then, that Hollywood has both reflected and encouraged this automotive obsession. These vehicles become a visual icon for the entire film and eventually, an extension of the characters in the movies themselves. Included in the list are some of the greatest automotive icons in movie history. In these films, the cars really are the stars...
Lexus has now become the latest car brand to launch a lease-to-own scheme in Singapore. The premium Japanese car marker’s “Lex’plore Programme” gives drivers an opportunity to drive a new Lexus with no down-payment over a five or seven year period. At the end of the lease, the customer either takes ownership of the car or receives a cashback sum.
Taking a road trip is one of the most memorable life experiences to embark upon, but the predominant part of what makes an adventure successful is the vehicle in which you do it. After all, an ideal car should be capable, practical and reliable enough to go the extra mile. To find the right set of wheels that suits your planned route, we compiled a list of the best cars to help satisfy your wanderlust. So, buckle up and enjoy the ride!
Drivers will be pleased to know that Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates at selected roads and expressways during specific time periods will be decreased to either S$0.50 or S$1.00 with effect from November 16 until December 31, 2019.
A $7 million grant has been introduced to help food delivery riders replace their electric scooters, after the Government banned the devices from footpaths earlier this week. Under this scheme, food delivery riders who trade in their existing e-scooters will receive up to $1,000 each to buy a power-assisted bicycle, or $600 for a bicycle.
Earlier in April, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) introduced SimplyGo, which provides commuters with the convenience of tapping in and out of public transport rides with their Mastercard or Visa contactless bank cards.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) issued more than 100 warnings to errant personal mobility device (PMD) users as of 5pm on Tuesday (Nov 5), the same day that a ban on e-scooters from footpaths took effect.
In case you aren’t caught up with the recent news, the Land Transport Authority announced that Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) are permanently banned from footpaths in Singapore.
Residents living in Pasir Ris and Punggol will be able to travel more easily between the two towns when a new road opens to traffic next month.
A scheme to encourage the purchase of cars with lower emissions will be extended by one year to Dec 31, 2020.
Though there is an assortment of brand-new and fully redesigned passenger cars hitting the road for 2020 model year, their numbers are dwindling as buyers are instead choosing sport-utility vehicles as their rides of choice.
Are you an automotive enthusiast on the hunt to fill your feed with an assortment of impossibly cool cars to satiate those hunger pangs for automotive content? Well, look no further because we got you covered. Presenting a carefully curated list of our favourite automotive Instagram accounts, from one enthusiast to another.
Mazda’s first EV is strange for a Japanese car, logical for a European one, but here’s why it could work in The EV Hell of Singapore.
The fourth-generation Honda Jazz reveals how the popular hatchback is set to go beyond basics.
Workers on Jurong Island will be able to hitch a ride on two 12m-long autonomous buses from the island's checkpoint to their workplace from around the middle of next year.
If taxis can fly, then they also need to land. If they need to land, they need to land some place sturdy. And that that sturdy place to land will be at Marina Bay.
Having the optimal driving position is extremely critical because an incorrect seat and steering wheel set up could potentially result in drivers adopting awkward, slouched or unsupported postures, which could cause permanent back discomfort too. Furthermore, driving with your seat adjusted properly will keep you better protected in case of an accident.
Your car is a sound financial investment that demands consistent maintenance as failure to do so will result in the loss of its resale value over time. Continuous effort, recurring expense and valuable time are required to ensure that your car is kept in immaculate condition, both internally and externally. As such, a basic car wash will not suffice to keep your car looking clean and road-ready, you need the help of car detailing experts too.
Workers who cycle to work in the Central Business District (CBD) will soon be able to find parking spaces more easily.
Honda has released its first teaser image of the all-new Jazz which is set for its World premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show on 23rd October.
On Monday (Oct. 14), Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) quota for November 2019 to January 2020 will see a slight dip.
Electrical appliance giant Dyson announced on Thursday evening (Oct 10) its decision to scrap a £2.5 billion (S$4.3 billion) project to build electric cars. The plans had included its maiden electric car plant running in Singapore by 2021.
Actress Rosalind Pho Li Ann, who is better known as Roz Pho, downed about two glasses of white wine before going behind the wheel earlier this month.
Remember when SBS Transit and SMRT Trains requested for fare increments which could potentially see bus and train rides costing up to 7 percent more per ride? Yes, it’s been approved.
Last Saturday evening (Oct. 5), a 3-year old toddler was run down by an oncoming car after dashing out into the street between Sri Ruthra Kaliamman Temple and Qi Tian Tian Temple.
Earlier this April, Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) announced that all foreign vehicles entering their country are required to present a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) with effect from October 1. However, on the first day that the VEP was supposed to kick-off, an MOT spokesperson revealed that it will not be enforced during both peak and non-peak hours until further notice.
Ever wondered what’s the difference between auto detailing and car washing? At their core, both services aim to accomplish a similar end goal – To keep your car looking immaculate and road-ready. But, beyond that, the process, pricing and result vary significantly. While a basic wash is meant to clean day-to-day dirt and debris from your car, detailing goes several steps further, helping to maintain the finish, quality and overall resale value of your car.
UCARS is an online marketplace where customers can expect a seamless end-to-end experience when choosing, buying and owning a car. We are looking for a full-time Editorial Intern to be part of our content team.
The Public Transport Council (PTC) released a statement on Monday (September 23) announcing that it received applications from SBS Transit and SMRT Trains requesting for a fare increase which could see bus and train rides costing up to 7 percent more per ride.
Suppose you have been pulled over for an inspection – You are stressed out, nervous and probably even disoriented. Regardless, it is extremely important to remain courteous and cooperative in such situations. After all, conducting these traffic stops are an integral part of an officer’s quotidian responsibilities as it is their duty to ensure all road users adhere to traffic rules.
With the rise in red-light-running accidents occurring in Singapore, citizens must bear in mind that beating the red light is an extremely reckless act which puts the lives of drivers and other road users at high risk. Drivers should slow down as they approach a signalised junction, and prepare to stop their vehicle when they see an amber light or bear the consequences of their negligence.
Road rage is aggressive, threatening or violent behaviour performed deliberately to disregard the safety of others along with the intention of endangering others. To avoid driving under the influence of impaired emotions, these are a few tips to help keep road rage at bay.
The Formula 1 2019 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix will take place between 20 and 22 September 2019 around the Marina Centre and Padang area. Race organisers have made arrangements to ensure minimal traffic disruptions and facilitate accessibility while allowing the wider public to go about with their activities in the Marina Centre and Padang area.
For the modern commuter, it is a real smack in the face when you take a glance at your passenger rating after a completed ride, only to learn that the numbers have plummeted even lower.
Ridesharing companies have been in service for a while now. As these innovative transportation platforms continue to grow, so do the number of considerations.
Taking a road trip can be the best way to enjoy a long vacation – driving makes getting there half the fun! Planning a road trip involves thinking ahead to sleep, snacks, ideally a rotation of multiple drivers, and of course, picking out a road trip playlist of the best songs to sing along to.
Australia is a vast and geographically diverse continent with spectacular scenic drives that will leave you in absolute awe. If you are thinking of going on a road trip to the land down under in the coming months, we narrowed down the best budget-friendly car rental companies in the country, the cost breakdown and a few pointers to ease your travel planning!
Hatchbacks have a long-standing reputation for everyday usability, practicality and boot space. With a rear boot door that opens up and outward to make loading and unloading cargo or groceries easier, smaller dimensions than sedans or MPVs and all-round better visibility, hatchbacks are ideal for new drivers or small families who value the space offered in a small package. Here are a few of the most popular hatchbacks in Singapore in the recent years.
To meet the tightening emissions and fuel economy regulations, more automakers are quickly jumping on the green bandwagon. Shifting from traditional gasoline-powered cars to electric ones will play a key role in curtailing climate change, yet people are still sceptical about this new method of driving. While electric cars do, indeed, have their drawbacks, there are also considerable benefits to owning one.
How far would you go for love? For one Kuala Lumpur native, a 25,000 kilometre drive across 24 countries over a span of 98 days to marry his fiancée in Germany.
Commuting between places is so much easier with a personal mode of transportation. Instead of following fixed routes or timetables, drivers can plan their own trip, take diversions to avoid bad traffic, and relish in the utmost flexibility and privacy of a peaceful journey.
Here is an inside look into the hottest new trend of restoring vintage vehicles and giving it all-electric new life.
Singaporean startup, Catalyst Motors, have begun working on a hand-built prototype of a sports car and aim to have it on the road by 2023. The company is looking to…
The popularity of sedans hasn’t really died down since the very first production cars rolled off the assembly plant. With the exception of performance brands like Ferrari or Lamborghini, most (if not all) car manufacturers would have a few sedans within their range. And more often than not, their flagship or most popular models are sedans as well.
Public Transport Council (PTC) has been granted more authority to regulate price charging on ride-hailing apps. Under changes to the law that were passed in Parliament last Tuesday, PTC will…
One of the many compelling reasons why I am ridiculously drawn towards Bali is because their exhaustive list of cafes well-situated on this tropical island never ceases to amaze me.
It is no surprise that Singapore is known for its exorbitant car prices. At least with season parking, drivers can save a fair amount of money on parking fees. If you are contemplating on whether to purchase a car or move into a flat anytime soon, read on to find out what kind of season parking permits you are eligible for.
Since the automotive industry is swarmed with self-professed experts offering tips on car maintenance, it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between facts and myths. Therefore, we debunked the most common misconceptions about car detailing so you can give your car the TLC it rightfully deserves.
Road accidents often occur because of human error. In these times of trouble, experiencing emotions at an unusual level of complexity, depth and intensity is a natural part of being in conflict, however, it could potentially lead to irrational decisions as well.
Forget supercars. The Lotus Evija is the hypercar that is about to be the most powerful all-electric speedster on the road.
Renting a car when you're under the age of 25 is an expensive ordeal. Find out how to get around excessive surcharges and fees.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) have had a long-standing reputation for being favoured by environmentalists, and hated by driving purists in the early days. But in this day and age the…
70% of the world drives on the right side of the road, which means if you are going on a driving holiday, there’s a very high chance that you will…
Hyundai has launched its first hybrid car in Korea, unveiling the Sonata Hybrid that is outfitted with a solar roof that helps recharge the sedan’s battery pack.
A new bill has been tabled in Parliament aimed at regulating the private-car hiring industry. First introduced to the nation in 2013, the industry has grown rapidly since, with an…
For the most part, the people who opt for 7-seater SUVs wouldn’t really need all 7 seats in their day to day lives, save for the occasional big family with…
The Beetle deserves a deep dive into its history. From contentious origins to beloved family car, here’s a look at the iconic car that has been a familiar presence on…
The latest push in electric vehicles (EVs) has seen virtually every automaker ramp up research, development and production of top-of-the-line all-electric cars. However, issues surrounding range, charging infrastructure, and costs…
“The loss of the Beetle after three generations and almost seven decades should provoke a wide variety of emotions,” said Steffen Reiche, the CEO of Volkswagen Mexico.
Are you a petrolhead looking to pick up a lucrative side hustle or make a change in your career? Get the most of your driving license with these few job…