This Week In Cars #7 - ERP2.0 OBUs Delayed, COEs Continue To Rise, Space Star and Q5 Sportback Reviews
ERP2.0 and OBUs are delayed further, COEs continue to rise (generally!), and we test the latest Mitsubishi Space Star, Audi Q5 Sportback, and the Jeep Gladiator!
In short, if you're looking for a condensed list for our weekly round-up, we have:
- Installation of New On-Board Units for Next-Generation ERP System Delayed until Mid-2023
- November 2021 COE Results 2nd Bidding: Cat A and Cat C Continue to Rise
- mReview: 2021 Mitsubishi Space Star – Back To Basics
- mReview: 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback - Bringing Sexy (And Stylish!) Back!
- Video: The Jeep Gladiator, legendary off-roading and pickup utility! | mPreview
- Happenings: Motorist Car Group: Receive Funding To Grow Your Very Own Car Group
Continue scrolling to read a condensed version of the articles! Otherwise, you can click on the links above to bring you to the respective article or video!
The installation of the new On-Board Units (OBUs) for the next generation ERP system will be delayed until mid-2023 due to a global chip shortage.
Originally slated for an end-2021 release date, the chip shortage, which will be expected to end around mid-2023, has delayed the installation of the all-new on-board units (OBUs) into Singapore cars.
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In the 2nd COE bidding exercise for November 2021, Cat A closed at $55,001, Cat B at $79,601, Cat C at $43,502, Cat D at $9,381, and Cat E at $86,001.
Cat A (Cars up to 1600CC & 97KW) received 706 bids and saw a $1,292 increase from the previous exercise. It closed at $55,001.
Cat C (Goods Vehicle & Bus) received 164 bids and went up by $1,501. It closed at $43,502.
To see how the other categories have done in this round of COE bidding, click here!
What Mitsubishi has done with its Space Star though, is proof that a well-built and good-looking car does not have to come at a huge cost. But you still get this sense that they are keen on making an excellent product despite the financial hurdle.
This facelift replaces the cutesy front end of its predecessor with a sporty and sharply contoured front fascia.
If you're wondering how the Space Star was like to live with, here's a link to our review!
It wasn’t too long ago that SUVs were purely utilitarian vehicles - any semblance of luxury or comfort was seemingly slathered on as an afterthought.
The Q5 has no big bull bar, bash plates or big spotlights here. It is as stylish and restraint as any other offerings from the Audi catalogue. The sharp and stylish exterior, as well as its sheer size, means it looks at home in a city as built up as our own.
Find out more here!
Offering both capable off-roading and true pickup truck utility, the Jeep Gladiator reigns supreme in this unique category of vehicles.
While the host of off-roading features and an incredible amount of space are nice to have, just how much do you need them in a place like Singapore?
Want to create your own car club, but lack the funding to do so? With Motorist’s new Car Group Chat feature, you’ll have a platform to promote your new car club AND be incentivised to do so too!
Gather like-minded owners with the same make and model of your vehicle, and grow your own car club! Be the leader of your club (dubbed the Car Group King), and receive up to $5,000 in funding for club-related activities.
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