In this week's instalment, COE prices continue to rise, we get behind the wheel of a MINI and MG5 and have identified our Cars of the Year for 2021.
In short, if you're looking for a condensed list of our weekly round-up, we have:
- Motorist Cars of the Year - The Best Cars of 2021 in Singapore
- mReview: 2021 MINI Cooper S Convertible - Big In Personality
- mReview: 2021 MG5 EV - Electric, Affordable AND Practical
- December 2021 COE Results 1st Bidding: Premiums Rise Across The Board
- The all new, chiseled 2021 Hyundai Tucson is here! | 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!
Motorist Cars of the Year - The Best Cars of 2021 in Singapore
Through strict internal judging rubrics, we've whittled our way down to the cars as featured in this list! Our judgement criteria include all the factors one would look out for when purchasing a vehicle.
Generally, these metrics include things like speed, power, interior & boot space and fuel economy. For each category, the cars are ranked against each other, with the highest scoring car scoring full marks. The data is then normalised to take into account the price differential between each vehicle.
We also have our Editor's Pick. These are cars that may not necessarily score the highest statistically, but may present critical and thoughtful user experience designs that make them hard to ignore!
Read further here to find out about our picks for Cars Of The Year!
mReview: 2021 MINI Cooper S Convertible - Big In Personality
As its name may suggest, MINI has long been a brand synonymous with the small size of its offerings. However, as cars have gotten bigger and bigger over the years, so too has the MINIs.
The MINI has, therefore, become no longer very 'mini'. The good news is though, that its physical size increases, so too has its personality.
This is very apparent, especially in the MINI Cooper S Convertible.
mReview: 2021 MG5 EV - Electric, Affordable AND Practical
There seem to be two schools of thought when it comes to designing and engineering modern electric vehicles. There are EVs that are outwardly electric, whereas there are others, like the MG5 EV, which are sound cars first and EVs second.
Cars in the former make it a point to consistently remind you that they are on the fashionable side of the moral and ethics spectrum. This may come at a detriment to other factors that make a car...well, a car.
Then there are automakers, like MG, which prefer a more subdued approach to electrification. They make cars that work well as vehicles. These cars feel just like what you've come to expect from a modern vehicle - it just so happens that it packs an electric motor.
December 2021 COE Results 1st Bidding: Premiums Rise Across The Board
In the 1st COE bidding exercise for December 2021, Cat A closed at $57,010, Cat B at $80,401, Cat C at $45,000, Cat D at $9,401, and Cat E at $85,000.
Cat A (Cars up to 1600CC & 97KW) received 771 bids and saw a $2,009 increase from the previous exercise. It closed at $57,010
Cat B (Cars above 1600CC or 97KW) saw 822 bids and increased by $800. It closed at $80,401.
Cat C (Goods Vehicle & Bus) received 147 bids and increased by $1,498. It closed at $45,000.
Cat D (Motorcycles) had 584 bids in total and saw a $20 increase. It closed today at $9,401.
Lastly, Cat E (Open Category) received 245 bids and saw a decrease of $1,001. It closed at $85,000.
Read the full summary here
The all new, chiseled 2021 Hyundai Tucson is here! | mPreview
Joining the ranks of the Avante in Hyundai's line of newly refreshed cars, can the new Tucson join its ranks as a futuristic Korean icon? Following the new "sensuous sportiness" design philosophy, the new Tucson is looking more stylish than ever with well-defined lines and edges.
Tune in to this quick walk around the Tucson to see it for yourself!
Happenings: Motorist Car Group: Receive Funding To Grow Your Very Own Car Group
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.
Download the Motorist App to find out more!
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