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Lamborghini Celebrates Asian Premiere Of Urus In Singapore 15
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Asia, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Reports, Singapore, SUV on 12 15th, 2017


Lamborghini has celebrated the Asian premiere of the Urus by unveiling the super SUV in Singapore, one week after the vehicle’s global premiere in Italy.

The event was hosted by the ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands and given the region’s love for Lamborghini, it’s no surprise that enthusiasts and fans turned up to the event in force.

In fact, no less than 122 Lamborghinis took to the streets of Singapore on December 10 to celebrate the launch of the Urus, setting a new Asian record for the largest number of Lamborghinis driven in a convoy.

Lamborghini believes the Urus will double the brand’s annual sales and Asia is being targeted as one of the SUV’s most important markets. In China, prices start at 3,130,000 CNY (roughly $473,000 USD).

Sitting at the heart of the Urus is a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine delivering a satisfying 641 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. This allows for a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time of 3.6 seconds, and a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). Beyond its straight-line performance, the Urus promises to also be exceptionally potent at a racetrack with the Italian marque targeting a new Nurburgring lap record for an SUV.

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2018 Toyota Rush Is Daihatsu Terios Indonesian Cousin 24
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Asia, Daihatsu Terios, India, new cars, TOYOTA on 11 24th, 2017


The new Toyota Rush, sister car to the Daihatsu Terios, which also recently broke cover, has been unveiled in Indonesia, featuring faux underbody protection, LED lights and a modern interior.

Just like the Terios, the 2018 Toyota Rush also takes after the Daihatsu FT Concept from 2015, and thanks to AutoNetMagz, we can analyze both its styling, as well as its features.

For starters, there’s plenty of body cladding, while the previously mentioned front and rear LED lights and blacked-out grille give it a more distinctive look.

If you go for the TRD Sportivo version, it means getting TRD-badged scuff plates with red high highlights, another TRD badge on the rear door, 17″ two-tone alloys, black fog lamp surrounds, and keyless entry, which is available only on this version. The lower-spec G trim model comes with 16″ alloys and doesn’t look as sporty as the TRD.

According to IndianAutosBlog, the 2018 Toyota Rush measures 4,435 mm (174.6 in) in length, 1,695 mm (66.7 in) in width and is 1,705 mm (67.1 in) tall with a wheelbase of 2,685 (105.7 in) mm. Meanwhile, its four-cylinder 1.5-liter Dual VVT-i petrol engine is good for 105 PS and 140 Nm (103 lb-ft) of torque.

As for the interior, the dashboard now features soft touch materials (whereas the outgoing model didn’t), and the center console houses a 7″ touchscreen display with Miracast and Weblink capabilities. There’s also blue and white backlighting for the gauge cluster, and a small display in the middle of it.

Even though prices won’t be announced until January 2018, the new Toyota Rush is expected to cost around IDR 3 million ($222) more than its predecessor. It’s also possible that the flagship TRD Sportivo model could cost as much as IDR 300 million, or roughly $22,000.

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Taiwan’s Xing Mobility Claims ‘Miss R’ Is Quicker Than New Tesla Roadster 23
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Asia, Electric Vehicles, new cars, Reports, Taiwan, Tech on 11 23rd, 2017


Not threatened by Tesla’s promise to shake-up the performance car industry with its second-generation Roadster, a Taiwanese manufacturer is promising to create an electric vehicle quicker than the Roadster.

Dubbed ‘Miss R’ and created by Xing Mobility, the vehicle apparently produces the equivalent of 1,341 hp. Like other electric supercars, it utilizes a high powered electric motor at each wheel and can allegedly sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 1.8 seconds and 124 mph (200 km/h) in 5.1 seconds.

Sitting in the floor of the Miss R is 4,200 lithium-ion 18650 cells, the same cells used by the Tesla Model S. However, where the Tesla Roadster promises roughly 620 miles (1000 km) of range, Xing Mobility says the Miss R will be capable of traveling 155 miles (249 km) with its 52 kWh battery.

Beyond its bold acceleration claims, a particularly interesting thing about the Miss R is that it takes some design inspiration from rally cars and therefore features a set of beefy tires.

Xing Mobility intends on revealing a completed prototype in 2018.

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Taiwan’s Xing Mobility Claims ‘Miss R’ Is Quicker Than New Tesla Roadster 23
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Asia, Electric Vehicles, new cars, Reports, Taiwan, Tech on 11 23rd, 2017


Not threatened by Tesla’s promise to shake-up the performance car industry with its second-generation Roadster, a Taiwanese manufacturer is promising to create an electric vehicle quicker than the Roadster.

Dubbed ‘Miss R’ and created by Xing Mobility, the vehicle apparently produces the equivalent of 1,341 hp. Like other electric supercars, it utilizes a high powered electric motor at each wheel and can allegedly sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 1.8 seconds and 124 mph (200 km/h) in 5.1 seconds.

Sitting in the floor of the Miss R is 4,200 lithium-ion 18650 cells, the same cells used by the Tesla Model S. However, where the Tesla Roadster promises roughly 620 miles (1000 km) of range, Xing Mobility says the Miss R will be capable of traveling 155 miles (249 km) with its 52 kWh battery.

Beyond its bold acceleration claims, a particularly interesting thing about the Miss R is that it takes some design inspiration from rally cars and therefore features a set of beefy tires.

Xing Mobility intends on revealing a completed prototype in 2018.

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Daihatsu’s New Terios Puts The DN Multisix Concept Into Production 23
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Asia, Daihatsu, Daihatsu Terios, new cars on 11 23rd, 2017


It’s been about a dozen years since Daihatsu introduced its second-generation Terios. That makes it prime for replacement, and that replacement was unveiled today in Indonesia.

The compact crossover has grown, as so many have, in its latest iteration – by 6.7 inches, to be precise. At under 175 inches from nose to tail, it’s still smaller than a Toyota RAV4, but it’s grown large enough to accommodate seven passengers.

Styling is clearly drawn from recent crossover concepts Daihatsu has showcased, like the DN Multisix displayed at this year’s Indonesian Motor Show and (perhaps to a lesser extent) the FT revealed in 2015.

Ditching the old Terios’ platform, the third-generation model is based on the underpinnings of the Xenia (also known as the Toyota Avanza) minivan. Power comes from a 1.5-liter inline-four, which you might expect to be driving the front wheels, but actually drives the rear, through either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.

Daihatsu will produce the new Terios (at a projected rate of 1,500 units per month) in Indonesia where it’s been unveiled, and will supply it to Toyota for sale as the new Rush – both of which are targeted at the growing ASEAN market.

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Daihatsu’s New Terios Puts The DN Multisix Concept Into Production 23
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Asia, Daihatsu, Daihatsu Terios, new cars on 11 23rd, 2017


It’s been about a dozen years since Daihatsu introduced its second-generation Terios. That makes it prime for replacement, and that replacement was unveiled today in Indonesia.

The compact crossover has grown, as so many have, in its latest iteration – by 6.7 inches, to be precise. At under 175 inches from nose to tail, it’s still smaller than a Toyota RAV4, but it’s grown large enough to accommodate seven passengers.

Styling is clearly drawn from recent crossover concepts Daihatsu has showcased, like the DN Multisix displayed at this year’s Indonesian Motor Show and (perhaps to a lesser extent) the FT revealed in 2015.

Ditching the old Terios’ platform, the third-generation model is based on the underpinnings of the Xenia (also known as the Toyota Avanza) minivan. Power comes from a 1.5-liter inline-four, which you might expect to be driving the front wheels, but actually drives the rear, through either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.

Daihatsu will produce the new Terios (at a projected rate of 1,500 units per month) in Indonesia where it’s been unveiled, and will supply it to Toyota for sale as the new Rush – both of which are targeted at the growing ASEAN market.

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McLaren P1 Damaged During Truck Crash In Cambodia 17
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Asia, featured, mclaren, McLaren P1, McLaren Videos, Offbeat News, Reports, video on 11 17th, 2017


A McLaren P1 has been badly damaged in Cambodia after the transport truck that was carrying it collided with another truck.

According to a local newspaper, the truck carrying the expensive British hypercar slammed into another large truck carrying goods from Phnom Penh to Andoung Tuek.

Speaking to the media, police chief of the local Botum Sakor district, Sok Thorn, said the cause of the crash was still being investigated and no one has come forward as the owner of the expensive McLaren, restricted to just 375 examples worldwide. Five people were injured in the crash.

Images and video from the scene reveal that the P1, which appears to have a chrome wrap, sustained some damage in the crash. More specifically, much of the front end appears to have been crushed by the truck.

Despite the damage, the owner of the P1 will most likely have it shipped back to Woking for repairs.

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New 2018 Toyota Rush Leaked Ahead Of Next Week’s Unveiling 16
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Asia, Daihatsu, Daihatsu Terios, India, new cars, TOYOTA on 11 16th, 2017


Details about the 2018 Toyota Rush have surfaced, with the car indeed looking like a production version of the Daihatsu FT Concept from 2015.

Of course the Toyota Rush and the upcoming Daihatsu Terios should be very similar, and features found on the Toyota will probably be there on the Daihatsu as well.

According to AutoNetMagz, the 2018 Toyota Rush will have LED lights front and rear, electronic retractable mirrors with LED signal lights, 16″ as well as 17″ alloys (17″ for the TRD version), a shark-fin antenna and a rear spoiler.

Inside, there’s a reversing 360-degree camera, a smart-entry system, a 7″ touch screen display and A/C as standard for the G version. The TRD Sport version on the other hand also gets soft touch plastics for the dashboard.

In terms of safety, the Daihatsu version apparently won’t feature six airbags like the Toyota will, as the latter will also come with ABS, EBD, BA, VSC and HSA.

As for what’s going to power the Rush/Terios, it’s expected that the current model’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol unit will be replaced by a newer Dual VVT-i engine.

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Porsche Macan Special Embraces The Racing Roots Of The Marque 15
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Asia, porsche, Porsche Macan on 08 15th, 2017


There are Porsches you might expect to see with a racing livery, and they mostly have two doors: the 911, 718 Boxster/Cayman, 918 Spyder… but a Macan?
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Small Child Uninjured After Opening Door And Falling Out Of Car 12
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Asia, Offbeat News, Thailand, video on 08 12th, 2017


Even though watching a kid fall out of a car and almost getting run over by that same vehicle is a very disturbing sight, rest assured that the little one is OK.
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All-New Mitsubishi Xpander Debuts In Indonesia 11
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Asia, Mitsubishi, new cars on 08 11th, 2017


Mitsubishi has unveiled the all-new Xpander at the Indonesia International Auto Show in Jakarta.
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New Mitsubishi ”Next-Generation MPV” Has A Bold Front End And A 3-Row Interior 24
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Asia, Mitsubishi, new cars on 07 24th, 2017


Mitsubishi has officially dropped the veils off the new MPV that will debut at the Indonesia International Auto Show that takes place from August 10 to August 20.
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Mitsubishi Teases Production Version Of XM MPV Concept 17
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Asia, Mitsubishi, new cars on 07 17th, 2017


Mitsubishi will reveal a new small MPV, to be reportedly named Expander, at the upcoming Indonesia Auto Show.
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New Buick Regal Teased Ahead Of Shanghai Show Asia Debut 5
Apr
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Asia, Buick, Buick Regal, china, new cars, Shanghai Auto Show on 04 5th, 2017


While Buick already unveiled the 2018 Regal ahead of its New York Auto Show premiere, its Asian twin is now getting ready to make waves at Auto Shanghai, in China.
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Mitsubishi Might Sell Rebadged Renault Vehicles In Southeast Asia 30
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Asia, Mitsubishi, nissan, renault, Reports on 03 30th, 2017


After it moved under the Renault-Nissan Alliance's umbrella last October, Mitsubishi could help increase the French brand's sales in Southeast Asia.
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