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The all-new Peugeot 5008

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in automative, Social News

 


The Peugeot 5008 Allure and the Peugeot 5008 being featured outside T Lounge, located in Little Soho Building at Jalan Batu Bersurat
 

T.C.Y. Motors, the sole distributor of Peugeot in Brunei held a media test drive of the all-new Peugeot 5008 SUV on February 8, 2018. A mini presentation of the all- new 5008’s new feature was also shown at T Lounge, located in Little Soho Building at Jalan Batu Bersurat.

The all-new Peugeot 5008 which was newly launched SUV in Brunei of this year, currently has been awarded the “Best Large SUV” 2018 of UK’s leading car-buying website, What Car?.

The main purpose of this event is to let the local media to have the experience first-hand of what the all-new Peugeot 5008 SUV has to give. And through this, Peugeot Brunei could easily convey to the public through the media’s own opinion about the new SUV.

Its name hasn’t changed, but everything else has. The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 breaks new ground as a large seven-seater SUV in the C segment. As a new contender in this promising consumer market, the newly unveiled PEUGEOT 5008 SUV aims to achieve three objectives:
• to pursue the brand’s move up-market strategy
• to be an international success
• to become the leading (benchmark) C-segment large seven-seater SUV.

 

 


A rare colour to be seen in Brunei.
 


Quite spacious as when you fold all the individual seats
 


Jack Chin being briefed on the special features inside the Peugeot 5008
 

The all-new PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® elevates the passenger compartment!
Inside, the driver’s environment is unique with the newest version of the innovative, almost futuristic – PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, which offers vehicle occupants a novel driving experience that both surprises and delights. With its compact steering wheel, a large 8” touchscreen dashboard and a spectacular 12.3” high-resolution digital head-up display, the new PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® impresses drivers with its superior graphics and elegant animations.

Spacious interior and with more functions
The 2.84m wheelbase of the new 5008 SUV makes it the most liveable of C-segment SUVs! The overall length of the vehicle (4.64m) remains compact as the new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV – though 19cm longer than the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV and 11cm longer than the original version of the 5008 – is still one of the most conservatively proportioned and its extra length makes it roomier for passengers. The vehicle’s optimised architecture is only part of the package on offer. The new
PEUGEOT 5008 is more than just an SUV.

It stands out in the market with an innovative configuration:
• three matching, separate, folding seats in the second row, adjustable in length and inclination
• two removable, separate, folding seats in the third row.
• The biggest boot capacity with 780 dm3 VDA 210 (1060 litres)

The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV can also have foldable front passenger seat (to carry especially long loads up to 3.20 m) and a practical hands-free motorised tailgate.

An SUV with an imposing exterior
One look will recognise that the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 is a real SUV. All the hallmarks are there: long, horizontal bonnet; vertical face; and raised body line. The inspired design conveys power and respect. Its height remains the same.

This gives it a long and dynamic profile. At the front, the wide grille with chrome fins is exclusive, while the rear design features the gloss black strip and the signature LED ‘claw effect’ rear lights that set the latest breed of PEUGEOT SUVs apart.

Driving and traveling pleasure that rivals the best touring vehicles
This new PEUGEOT is an invitation to travel—in luxury, not least because it has excellent sound insulation and a number of features for the comfort of all on board: body-hugging front seats feature, large panoramic opening glass roof etc. It proposes also the best in permanent connectivity with the Mirror Screen function and navigation system.

Cutting-edge Advanced Driver Assistance Systems make driving even safer with an arsenal of safety features Advanced Grip Control – including new exclusive Hill Assist Descent Control (HADC), Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Distance Alert, Active Lane Keeping Assistance (LKA), Driver attention warning, Smart Beam Assistance, Speed sign recognition and speed suggestion, Adaptive cruise control with stop feature (automatic gearbox), Active blind spot monitoring, Park Assist and Visio Park (360° vision).

 

 

 

 

 

New Audi Q5 to launch this weekend with showroom test-drive

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in audi, automative, lifestyle, Social News

 

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Test drive the Audi Q5 this weekend
 

After a successful media preview last week, TCY Motors Sdn Bhd will organize a two-day launch for the 2018 Audi Q5 at its showroom in Kiarong.

Taking place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February at Audi Kiarong, invited guests and the public can experience Audi’s most successful premium mid-sized XUV with a 3 stage product demonstration including a guided test-drive, driver’s assistance systems and B&O 3D sound experience.

The new Audi Q5 boast many improvements- a stronger Q design identity, better driving experience with new quattro technology coupled with a new 7-speed dual clutch gearbox and maximum everyday usability. A quieter car thanks to improved aero-acoustics and best in-class drag co efficiency (0.30). Standard for Brunei will be 19” wheels.

All test-drive participants will also enter a lucky draw to win a Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1 Bluetooth speaker.

 

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Stand a chance to win a BeoPlay A1 when you test drive the latest Audi Q5
 

All-new Peugeot 5008 SUV

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in automative, Social News

 

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T.C.Y. Motors, the sole distributor of Peugeot in Brunei proudly launched the All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV in the local market. It was held at Peugeot Kiarong Showroom on January 26 to 27, 2018 last weekend. For an up-close and personal viewing of the All-New Peugeot 5008, Peugeot Brunei made the test-drive activity as the main focus during the launch. This new model will serve as another arsenal on Peugeot’s international SUV offense.

Though its name hasn’t changed, the design is entirely unprecedented. The All-New PEUGEOT 5008 breaks new ground as a large seven-seater SUV in the C segment. As a new contender in this promising consumer market, it boasts many strengths.

The All-New PEUGEOT 5008 SUV has not only have the new PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® system and the Efficient Modular Platform EMP2, but also a number of other high-tech features. Beneath its elegant and dynamic design you will find remarkable functionality: with its seven individual seats, the new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV is the first SUV with incredible modularity worthy of the best multi-purpose vehicles. The seats in the second row are entirely independent, but identical, adjustable and foldable. The seats in the third row are foldable and easy to remove to optimise a record 780 dm3 VDA 210 of space in the boot.

The All-New PEUGEOT 5008 produced in Rennes was first presented to the public in Paris, France before its international launch in the spring of 2017.

 

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Immerse yourself in the universe of the All-New PEUGEOT 5008 SUVs through on-the-spot test drive

Visitors can do experiments, with a technological and impactful demonstration of connected 3D navigation and the many driving assistance features available using the Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset.

A set of animations will be shown that will illustrate the Advanced Grip Control, Hill Assist Descent Control (HADC), Active Safety Brake, Distance Alert and the Active Lane Departure Warning features.

All of the driving assistance features presented on the brand’s latest models constitute a new step towards achieving vehicle autonomy by 2020.

 

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Amplify your senses with the new-generation of PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®

PEUGEOT has continued its quest to make the driving experience more pleasurable by carefully studying the best way to design the driver’s cockpit.

This quest resulted in an innovative interior layout: the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®.
It includes essential elements that make it easy to identify and highly desirable.
The latest generation of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® launched in the new PEUGEOT 3008 and 5008 has all the latest technology for comfort and safety. It amplifies every sense more than ever:
-The steering wheel is even more compact. Redesigned with a rim with two flat parts for an improved grip, it provides more space for the driver’s legs and increases their field of vision.
-The head-up display combination uses a 12.3” high-resolution digital screen with futuristic graphics. The display is entirely adjustable and customisable and it brings together everything the driver could want within their line of vision so that their eyes never leave the road and they can focus on driving. The aesthetics of each configuration rely on animations and modern, technological transitions.
-The large 8” touch screen that brings together comfort controls in an intuitive way and makes it easy to use all the vehicle’s features. It is located in the centre of the dashboard and has powerful technology to make it more reactive and practical to use.
This screen is complemented by a central console with an elaborate design. It boasts a series of high-quality chrome toggle switches that are metallic and soft to the touch.

With a simple touch of one of these buttons, there is something to appeal to all the senses:
• sight, through adjustments to screen brightness and colour settings
• hearing, via musical ambience settings
• touch, through multipoint seat massage programmes (optional)
• smell, with a fragrance diffuser

The vehicle offers passengers two sensory environments to begin with: Boost, for energetic driving, and Relax, for a calmer experience. Both of these modes are entirely customisable. They create a unique and unforgettable on-board experience for driver and passengers alike.

Press launch: Audi Q5

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in audi, Social News

 

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TCY Motors as the sole Audi dealer/importer today invited members of the press and media to a preview of the much awaited new second generation Audi Q5 premium SUV at Little Soho yesterday. I’ve been mentioning of the new Audi Q5 in my social media and previous postings on my blog and I’m pretty sure everyone’s anxious with the latest addition to the Audi family.

Audi’s success story in the mid-sized SUV segment became its first model to sell over a million units in less than six years since its introduction in late 2008. It was Audi’s best selling model globally for 2013 and 2014.

The global success also caught on in Brunei- it was the best selling Audi model locally from 2010 to 2014.

Defined by a clear Q DNA identity shared by its siblings, the emphasis is on power, strength and width of the new Q5. As with its predecessor the strengths of the new Q5 are in the fields of design, driving experience and everyday usability.

 

 

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The Audi Q5 is built for a better driver experience
 

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One of the features that I like about the Q5
 

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It’s very passenger oriented too
 

What’s new in the 2018 Audi Q5?

DESIGN
– New Q design language
– 3D radiator grille is the signature of the strong Q design DNA
– LED headlights and rear lights as standard
– New spacious interior with better headroom in front & rear
– Better ergonomics i.e. easier entering/exiting of vehicle

DRIVING EXPERIENCE
– New quattro technology standard for 4-cylinder engine models
– Adaptive air suspension for the first time with damper control
– Front and rear five link suspension (previously rear only)
– More power, less emissions
– 6 mode Audi Drive Select: standard with ‘offroad’ setting
– Up to 90kg weight reduction
– Best drag co efficient in its segment (0.30) same as Audi Q2
– Great entry/exit angle for off-roading (200mm ground clearance)
– New S tronic transmission to better handle more torque
– Better in vehicle noise reduction

 

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Now you can plug your smartphone and display your apps and contents at your disposal
 

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I can’t wait to test drive next week 😀
 

EVERYDAY USABILITY
– Longer wheelbase and increased interior space
– Trunk space increased by 10 litres
– Automatic luggage door
– Better in car driver assistance equipment i.e. Audi Virtual Cockpit, MMI Navigation Plus with touch pad etc.
– B&O 3D sound system as standard
– New automatic air conditioning system (more intuitive operation)

The new Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic will be launched early next month at the Audi Kiarong showroom with a product experience and test-drive. Test-drive participants will enter a lucky draw to win an exclusive Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1. The public is most welcomed to test drive and check out the new Q5.

Audi closes 2017 with new record-breaking sales

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in audi, automative, Business, Social News

 

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1,878,100 automobiles sold: Audi closes 2017 with new record-breaking sales
 

• Following a difficult start, successful year-end closing with sales up 0.6 percent

• Sales chief Bram Schot: “Demonstrated strength and brand attraction”

• Q models take off with over 685,000 deliveries

AUDI AG has increased its global sales for the eighth year in a row. Despite a turbulent first half of the year, the company achieved a new record-breaking figure: Around 1,878,100 deliveries represent an increase of 0.6 percent. The Four Rings sold more than in the previous year in all three core markets in 2017: In the United States, Audi achieved new record-breaking sales month by month and closed the year 2017 with growth of 7.8 percent. In China, Audi not only managed to offset the poor delivery figures from the first half of the year, but even achieved a cumulative increase of 1.1 percent in the year-end spurt. In Germany, sales built on the very high level in 2016 with an increase of 0.4 percent.

“Despite a very challenging situation we achieved positive growth in all core markets in 2017 and achieved a new record-breaking sales result worldwide. Every single market contributed to this outcome. This demonstrates the attractiveness of our product portfolio to our customers,” says Bram Schot, Board Member for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG.

Since June, Audi has managed to return to growth in China, steadily reducing the cumulative year-on-year decline month by month and ultimately achieving a positive sales balance. In the period January through December, the brand increased its deliveries by 1.1 percent to 597,866 automobiles. With this new all-time high, the company continues to maintain its lead in the Chinese premium market. Following on from its similar achievement in November, China also posted the highest volume growth of any individual market in the last month of 2017. Here the sales figures once again increased sharply, up 34.3 percent to 69,160 automobiles year-on-year. Never before had so many Chinese customers taken delivery of an Audi in a single month.

 

 

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The new Audi Q5 will be launched in Brunei in February 2018. Stay tune 😀
 

Audi of America also achieved another successful year despite the declining overall market.Audi was the only premium manufacturer in the United States to grow steadily in 2017: up 7.8 percent to 226,511 units. In December 2017, the company also celebrated its 84th record-breaking month in a row (+16.3% to 26,977 units).

With high growth throughout the year, Audi Canada (+17.9% to 36,007 cars) also established itself as a firm fixture among the top ten largest markets.

Despite numerous political and economic uncertainties, sales in Europe rose 0.4 percent to around 860,600 cars. In addition to Germany (+0.4% to 294,544 cars), Italy (+10.5% to 68,954 cars) and France (+3.6% to 63,980) achieved new annual record-breaking figures. The market downturn in the UK had a negative impact on overall results: With 175,217 deliveries and a drop of 1.3 percent, total Audi sales in the United Kingdom, however, comfortably outperformed the declining overall market.

The global increase in demand for the Q models (+10.8% to around 689,150 cars) was a major factor in the growth of the Four Rings in 2017. More than one out of every three Audi models sold was therefore an SUV. The best-selling Q model in Europe is the Q2. Apart from Germany (23,167 units), other major buyers here included the UK (12,636 units) and Italy (11,068 units). Global sales of the Audi Q3 once again increased in December (+11.3% to around 20,950 cars). In 2017, the most successful member of the Q family was the Audi Q5 with around 281,850 automobiles delivered. The most Audi Q5 models were delivered to the individual market China. The successor model will go on sale at Chinese dealers as a long-wheelbase version in spring 2018. The Audi Q7 also saw sales increase by 3.9 percent in 2017. Since the start of the year, sales of the full-size SUV have increased in North America alone by about a fifth to around 43,800 units.

 

Audi Q5 – the success story

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in automative, Social News

 


The all-new 2nd generation Audi Q5(right) next to the previous model
 

The first generation Q5 celebrated its debut in April 2008 at the Auto China show in Beijing, and it was introduced on the market just a few months later. The SUV with the four rings appealed with its sporty-versatile character and state-of-the-art technology. The three turbocharged engines that were offered had power outputs from 125 kW (170 hp) and 176 kW (240 hp), and a newly developed seven-speed S tronic could transfer engine forces to an optional quattro drivetrain.

In subsequent years, Audi progressively extended its engine line-up – with power-enhanced evolutionary stages, new four-cylinder engines and powerful V6 gasoline engines. In the model changeover of 2012, which included many new solutions in infotainment and assistance systems, two entirely new variants were added to the line-up: the Q5 hybrid quattro, which could drive all-electrically for short distances, and the SQ5 TDI, the first S model from Audi to have a diesel engine. Its sonorous biturbo V6 had a power output of 230 kW (313 hp), and in the final evolutionary stage in 2015 it even output 250 kW (340 hp) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque.

The Audi SQ5 TDI became a top-selling vehicle – like the entire model series. From 2009 to 2015, the Q5 established itself as the world’s most successful SUV in its class, winning over an above-average share of new customers for Audi. In its last full sales year, it still dominated in markets of all key sales regions – especially in China where it had a 65 percent share in its segment. Production sites in Changchun, China and Aurangabad, India supplemented production at the main plant in Ingolstadt.

The new Audi Q5, which is produced in Mexico, is launching into an SUV market that continues to grow worldwide with great dynamism.

 

 


The all-new Audi Q5 for Brunei will be packaged with great tech and quattro all-wheel-drive as standard
 

“Golden Steering Wheel” for Audi Q5

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The Audi Q5 has won the 2017 “Golden Steering Wheel” in the “Large SUV” category and it’s an important award for Audi in a competition renowned throughout Europe
 

The Audi Q5 has won the 2017 “Golden Steering Wheel” in the “Large SUV” category. Prior to the selection, readers of the German automotive trade magazine Auto Bild, its 20 European sister publications and the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag had determined nominations from the new cars presented in 2017. An international panel of experts crowned the winner from these nominations. Peter Mertens, AUDI AG Board Member for Technical Development, accepted the prize for the Audi Q5 on Tuesdayevening in Berlin.

A total of 42 models competed in five categories in this year’s “Golden Steering Wheel” contest. After a Europe-wide reader survey, 20 cars made the final round and were judged by the experts: race drivers, engineers, designers, connectivity specialists, frequent drivers, critics and, not least, the editors-in-chief of all European sister publications of Auto Bild. They tested the finalists and determined which would win the coveted trophy. The Audi Q5 won through against seven other competitors in the “Large SUV” category. “The expertise and broad cross-section of opinions represented by the jury panel, as well as its renown throughout Europe, are what make the prize so coveted within our industry. The 2017 “Golden Steering Wheel” for the new Audi Q5 shows we have produced a worthy successor to the successful first generation of this SUV model line. We are proud of this prize,” said Peter Mertens at the award ceremony at the Axel-Springer-Haus in Berlin.

The new Audi Q5 was launched at the start of the year. The second generation of the best-selling Audi has established several new standards in the B segment of premium SUVs. The best drag coefficient in the competition, consistent lightweight design and modern engines ensure high efficiency, as does the new quattro drive system with ultra technology. In addition, the new Audi Q5 offers a broad portfolio of new driver assist systems, modern infotainment and connectivity equipment, and air suspension with damper control.

 

All-New Peugeot 3008: TOP-NOTCH SUV. LEAVING PREMIUM CARMAKERS IN AWE

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in automative, Social News

 

 

Whether by its spectacular latest-generation PEUGEOT i-Cockpit, by its exceptionally inspired design, by its optimised architectural efficiency or by its high-tech equipment, the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV aims to assert itself from the off as a major player. It inaugurates for PEUGEOT a new SUV range for which it will be the worldwide emblem. With the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV the brand is positioning itself in the C-SUV segment with an eminently desirable product consistent with the best know-how and an upmarket feel..

 

 


Check out the latest Peugeot 3008. Launching soon!
 

 

Breath-taking interior design

Getting into the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV is to enter another world, surprising, original and oozing quality. A spectacular, almost futuristic dashboard immediately catches the eye. This coherent and highly technological ensemble is the latest generation PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, a novel concept that has rewritten the book on the car cockpit. Here, everything seems to be at the service of the pleasure and concentration of the driver in a pronouncedly high-tech niche.

The steering wheel is even more compact and has been redesigned with two flats to make it easier to grip and to afford the driver maximum visibility and legroom. The close attention paid to material choices and attention to detail – full hide leather, chrome inserts, gloss black trims – deliver a high level of perceived quality and attractiveness.

The large 8” touch-screen resembles a tablet installed in the centre of the dashboard and is equipped with capacitive technology for greater reactivity and practicality.

It is accompanied by six elegant piano-key “toggle switches” – giving direct and permanent access to the main control functions: radio, climate control, navigation, vehicle parameters, telephone and mobile applications.

The heads-up instrument unit unveils in series production a high-resolution 12.3” screen with futuristic graphics. It can be completely configured and personalised, and brings together all that the driver could want in his field of view. Five different display modes – controlled from a knob on the steering wheel – allow the driver to configure the instrument unit “a la carte”. The « Personal » mode in particular, configured from the touch-screen, allows the driver to display a wide choice of information: driver aids, engine parameters and trip computer. The visual impact of each setting is highlighted by a series of animations and transitions which are a treat for the eyes..

 

 


Interesting interior inside the Peugeot 3008
 


The cockpit display is quite visible from the driver’s perspective and not blocked by the steering wheel
 

 

Inspired exterior design

The interior design of the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 is unique to the market. The design is successful and rich, and the on-board technology promises much.

This feeling is carried over to the outside. At first glance, the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 is striking and surprises by the strength of its character. The effect is strong, clear and self-evident: this is an SUV. The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 has adopted all the characteristics of this type of silhouette:
– A vertical front end,
– A long flat bonnet,
– Wide protective bands (bumper skirts, wheel arches, bottom of doors),
– Large wheels,
– Raised ground clearance,
– Shaped roof bars,

But the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV doesn’t just settle for incorporating these characteristics. It adds meaning and emotion whilst keeping in mind consistency. Because what you notice first about the vehicle is a sense of harmony, of well-balanced proportions, of just the right quantity of everything. A shape inspired by the boundless creativity of its designers.

A jubilant driving experience

The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 is a true SUV, but above all it’s a PEUGEOT! And like any true SUV it has genuine off-road capability, especially thanks to Advanced Grip Control.

The driver and passengers just have to sit back and enjoy the ride! Journeys on board, even the shortest and most day-to-day trips, are enriched with new discoveries. This new PEUGEOT is a true invitation to travel, first-class, aided by excellent sound-insulation and numerous comfort features, most of which are above .

 

 

 

 

Peace of mind driving aids

It is a joy to drive, a feeling amplified by the compact steering wheel, and the driver can make the most of the dynamic abilities of this SUV, especially thanks to the support of the numerous driver aids available to him. These latest generation ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) minimise any source of danger on the road through an arsenal of safety features:
– Active lane departure warning;
– Driver attention warning
– Speed limit sign recognition
– Adaptive Cruise Control
For city driving, the driver is also assisted by a Visio Park (360° all-around vision)

Keeps you connected

The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 is like its driver – it moves with the times. So it meets the need to stay connected at the wheel and to be able to navigate calmly and peacefully, thanks to features like Mirror Screen and Android Auto.

Made in France

The new PEUGEOT 3008 is produced in the Sochaux plant, and the French Trémery and Douvrin factories supply all the power-plants. It will therefore carry from the outset the “Origine France Garantie” label..

 

 

 


A sneak preview for the media at Little Soho recently
 


Alvin Caro, P.R and Advertising Excective, T.C.Y. Motors (Peugeot) briefing to the media
 


Checking out the VR on Peugeot 3008. Apparently there will be giveaways for those who try on the VR on Peugeot during the 2017 Brunei Motor Show at Bridex
 

Rano’s take:

Can you imagine this? An affordable SUV that have high end driving experience. Basically you don’t have to own a luxury car to enjoy this and you can settle for the new Peugeot 3008. I saw the video presentation and why it won many accolades as being Car of the Year 2017. This means that many thought process has been given to this model and it even surpass many branded cars.

Now I’m just waiting for a test drive of the Peugeot to get the overall feel of the car. The Peugeot 3008 will be showcased hopefully at 2017 Brunei Motor Show at Bridex this weekend. So do check it out. The  Peugeot 3008 will be launched sometime in November 2017.

 

The new Audi A3 Sportback 1.2TFSI S tronic 110bhp/175Nm

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in audi, automative

 


Posing with the new Audi A3 Sportback 1.2TFSI at Little Soho
 

The Audi A3 family is a true success story, with a multitude of driver assistance systems and engines available from which to choose. TCY Motors now reintroduces the Audi A3 Sportback which was last offered in 2013.

Design and lightweight construction
The designers have given the Audi A3 family sporty, expressive body lines. A short front overhang underscores the balanced proportions.
The headlights of the Audi A3 are a striking image with their jagged bottom edges. Audi Brunei offers LED headlights/tail lights with dynamic rear turn signals as standard.
Thanks to their body rigidity, the Audi A3 models offer a high degree of crash safety. A sound-absorbing windshield is standard.
Audi pairs the front-wheel drive A3 Sportback with a seven-speed S tronic and 4-mode Drive Select.

Suspension
The suspension of Audi A3 family boasts balanced, yet sporty tuning. The front axle is a McPherson construction with wishbones; the multi-link rear suspension absorbs the longitudinal and transverse forces. With the S line sport suspension, the body sits 15 millimetres (0.6 in) lower, and 25 millimetres (1.0 in) lower. The electromechanical power steering is highly efficient and very responsive.
17-inch wheels are standard with exclusive 18-inch 10-spoke design matt titanium look wheels for the S line model. Powerful brakes provide for a sportily taut, yet precise pedal feel.

Equipment and trim
Audi provides the A3 family with a generous range of equipment. The package of restraint systems comprises seven airbags and the integral headrest system as well as a knee airbag for the driver. Side airbags in the rear are available as an option. Other safety features include ISOFIX anchors with top tether for child safety seats on the rear seats, the adaptive brake light, tire pressure loss indicator and ESC stabilization control with electronic limited slip differential.

Standard features include bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, exterior mirrors with LED turn signals, the Audi MMI radio plus with a high-resolution 7-inch color display and manual air conditioning. The folding rear seats are split 60:40 in the Audi A3 Sportback. The acoustic windshield, power windows, height-adjustable front seats and the electromechanical parking brake complete the standard equipment.

Audi offers numerous options direct from the luxury class for the A3 family. For the interior, these include the automatic air conditioning, the auxiliary heater, heated, folding and automatically dimming exterior mirrors, the storage and luggage compartment package and the frameless, automatically dimming interior mirror with light and rain sensor. Options for the front seats include lumbar supports and partial or full power adjustment. Customers can also choose a folding rear seat split 40:20:40 for the Audi A3 Sportback.

The Audi A3 Sportback offers sporty versatility at the highest level. It measures 4,313 millimetres (14.2 ft) in length, is 1,785 millimetres (5.9 ft) wide and 1,426 millimetres (4.7 ft) high. In the rear, the A3 Sportback offers ample head, elbow, knee and foot room. The luggage compartment capacity is 340 to 1,220 liters (12.0 to 43.1 cu ft).

 

 


The driver’s view
 


The gear of the Audi A3 Sportback 1.2TFSI
 


The interior of the Audi A3 Sportback 1.2TFSI
 


You can fold the back seat
 


Very convenient if you have big items to bring along
 

Rano’s thoughts: I haven’t test driven the car but first impressions were good. When a 2013 Audi A3 owner who walked past the newer model, he was impressed with the face lift design. I had the chance to see the standard model as well as the S Line model (grey) during the press viewing at Little Soho yesterday. It seems Audi has listen to the growing demands and the different trends as of late and in Brunei, it’s no different. The trend now more into comfort with a strong brand and affordability.

Hence you are now able to afford the newest Audi A3 Sportback and enjoy what Audi has to offer from the specs given above. I hope to test drive the model hopefully by early November and give a feel of the Audi A3.

 

 

 


Recently launched at their Audi Showroom a few weeks ago
 

The new Audi A5 – packed full with car tech

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in audi

 


Check out the new Audi A5
 


Check out the new Audi A5
 

The new generation of the A5 is athletic, sporty, elegant and intelligent. Its design goes hand in hand with sophisticated aerodynamics. Under the skin, the A5 impresses with an all-new chassis, powerful engine, as well as innovative infotainment features and driver assistance systems.

Design and body
The new Audi A5 range sports a fresh, modern and honed look. It is nevertheless true to its DNA with the sporty and elegant character being passed down to the new generation. An example is the now three-dimensional shoulder line in the form of a wave, already prominent in the preceding model. The precise, sweeping line with pronounced bulges over the wheel arches emphasizes all four wheels – a hint at the quattro all-wheel drive, which is standard for Brunei models.

The balanced proportions with a long engine hood, the stretched wheelbase and short overhangs underscore the sportiness of the new A5 Coupé. The sculpted Singleframe grill is significantly flatter and wider than in the previous model. The standard LED rear lights and Matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals make high-end technology visible even after dark.

The Audi A5 range is significantly more efficient than its predecessor. This is due in large part to a reduction in weight as well as sophisticated aerodynamics. The engineers were able to trim the curb weight by up to 60 kilograms (132.3 lb). The body is the lightest in the competitive field thanks to an intelligent mix of materials and lightweight design. With a Cd value of 0.25, the A5 Coupé is the front runner in its segment when it comes to aerodynamics.

Interior
The interior benefits from the increased dimensions and longer wheelbase. The luggage compartment offers a volume of 465 liters (16.4 cu ft), 10 liters (0.4 cu ft) more than with the previous model. For the 4-door Sportback model its 480 liters (17.0 cu ft).

Space for driver and passengers is more generous. The ambient lighting with 30 selectable colours creates a fitting mood for the interior. The new A5 Coupé is also at the head of its class in aeroacoustics.

Drive system
The new Audi A5 Coupé and Sportback for Brunei will launch with a new 185 kW (252 hp) TFSI engine. Compared with the previous model, they offer up to 17 percent more performance while consuming as much as 22 percent less fuel.

seven-speed S tronic is used with the four-cylinder engine together with quattro all-wheel drive as a standard feature.

Suspension
The entirely newly developed chassis in the Audi A5 offers the driver optimal comfort and a simultaneously high level of agility. The A5 thus handles narrow, winding mountain roads and long trips on the freeway with equal aplomb. Audi offers a suspension with damper control as standard. It is integrated into the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, so that the driver can set the basic characteristics in several stages.

The electromechanical power steering is also a new development from Audi. It adapts to the vehicle’s current speed and provides highly precise road feedback.

 

 

 

 

Infotainment and Audi connect
The new A5 range for Brunei is now available for the first time with the Audi virtual cockpit, a 12.3-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1,440 x 540 pixels. Together with the MMI navigation plus including an 8.3-inch monitor on the center console, it forms the central information unit. The focal point of the MMI terminal is the round rotary/push-button control. Its surface is home to the touch-sensitive touchpad.
The whole MMI control logic is similar to that of a smartphone, including the intelligent free-text search function. The new voice control system can recognize input made using everyday language, such as: “I want to call Peter”.

With the Audi smartphone interface, Apple Car Play and Android Auto bring the familiar smartphone environment into the car, if desired. For especially discerning hi-fi fans, the Bang & Olufsen Sound System with its innovative 3D sound is available as standard.

Audi A5 Sportback
The 4-door Sportback version has grown significantly inside. Its interior length has gained 17 millimetres (0.7 in), the shoulder room for driver and front passenger up to 11 millimetres (0.4 in) and the rear knee room 24 millimetres (0.9 in).

With 480 liters (17.0 cu ft) of luggage capacity, the A5 Sportback rates among the best in its class.

The body of the new Audi A5 Sportback is the lightest in the segment. An intelligent mix of materials makes it 15 kilograms (33.1 lb) lighter than that of the predecessor. The overall weight of the new generation has fallen by as much as 85 kilograms (187.4 lb) to just 1,470 kilograms (3,240.8 lb), excluding the driver.

 

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