20 Dec
Regent Motors Recognized For Excellence
Regent Motors Recognized for Excellence in Ford Motor Company’s 2013 World Cup Sales & Service Competition  Christopher Joy Licup and Cindy Tay of Regent Motors, Ford’s exclusive dealer partner in Singapore, recently won second place for...
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Regent Motors Recognized for Excellence in Ford Motor Company’s 2013 World Cup Sales & Service Competition 

Christopher Joy Licup and Cindy Tay of Regent Motors, Ford’s exclusive dealer partner in Singapore, recently won second place for Best Service Advisor and third place for Best Sales Consultant, respectively, in Ford’s 2013 World Cup Sales & Service competition in the Asia Pacific region. Ford’s annual worldwide contest rewards dealers’ most accomplished sales & service advisors, parts counterpersons and technicians for their knowledge and skills.

Competitions were held across Ford’s Emerging Markets Group dealerships in the last couple months. Regent Motors representatives demonstrated their expertise at the dealership before advancing to the regional competition in Pattaya, Thailand on December 14-15, 2013.

“I am delighted that my team had an opportunity to compete in this regional competition,” said PC Koh, Sales Manager, Regent Motors. “I know we have some of the best sales & service personnel in Singapore, and I am thrilled Cindy’s and Christopher’s skills were recognized.”

“This is a great event on multiple levels,” said Patrick O’Neill, Sales & Services Manager, Ford Emerging Markets Group, Asia Pacific. “It serves as an incentive to help sharpen the knowledge and skills of our Sales & Service Advisers, Parts Counterpersons and Technicians while encouraging them to better share their passion for Ford with customers.”

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Cindy Tay (left)

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Christopher Joy Licup (centre)


23 Oct
Focus – Best-Selling Vehicle Nameplate
Ford Focus extends streak as best-selling vehicle nameplate worldwide through first half of 2013.  • Ford Focus maintains its leadership as the best-selling vehicle nameplate globally, based on Ford analysis of the latest Polk global vehicle...
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Ford Focus extends streak as best-selling vehicle nameplate worldwide through first half of 2013. 

• Ford Focus maintains its leadership as the best-selling vehicle nameplate globally, based on Ford analysis of the latest Polk global vehicle registration data for the first half of 2013

• Globally, Focus is up 20 percent in the first half of 2013 compared with the same period last year

• In addition, Ford Fiesta ranks as the fourth best-selling vehicle overall, and is the world’s best-selling subcompact vehicle through June 2013

• Ford is the only brand with two nameplates among the global top five best-sellers

Dearborn, Michigan, 23 October, 2013 – Ford Focus, the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world in 2012, retains the title for the first half of 2013.

In addition, Ford Fiesta ranks as the fourth best-selling vehicle – making Ford the only brand to have two nameplates among the global top five best-sellers, according to Ford analysis of Polk global vehicle registration data.

Ford Focus grew 20 percent in the first half of 2013 from the same period last year, to 589,709 vehicle registrations, driven primarily by increasing demand from customers in China and other Asian countries. Focus in China is up 137 percent from 2012, to a total of 202,380 vehicles, making China the single biggest global market for the car with one-third of Focus sales.

Xiao Bing, a 31-year-old sales manager for an IT company in Beijing, is one such new Focus customer.

“The new Focus looks high-tech and meets my aesthetic expectations,” Bing says. “It has significantly changed from the previous model. The car’s handling is great. When I test-drove it, the new Focus cornered smoothly. Overall, it’s the best combination of looks, performance, value and fuel economy.”

Customers are responding enthusiastically to Focus in other Asian countries, as well. Through September, Ford reports Focus sales are up 193 percent in Indonesia, 72 percent in both the Philippines and Vietnam, and 42 percent in Thailand.

Fiesta also a best-seller

Ford Fiesta joins Focus among the five global best-sellers, and earns the top spot as the best-selling subcompact car globally, with 356,434 units registered in the first half of 2013.

“Fiesta is off to a terrific start, and Focus just keeps getting better – especially in China,” said Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president, global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln. “This is One Ford at its best: great-looking vehicles with great fuel economy, leading quality, technology and fun-to-drive personalities.”

Combined, global registrations of Ford’s small cars – Fiesta and Focus – total 946,143 vehicles for the first six months of the year, representing an 8 percent increase.


5 Jun
International Engine of the Year Award 2013
On 5 June 2013, PSA Peugeot receives "the International Engine of the Year Award" in the 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre category during a ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany. Presented by Engine Technology International magazine, the prestigious 2013 Award...
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On 5 June 2013, PSA Peugeot receives “the International Engine of the Year Award” in the 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre category during a ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany.

Presented by Engine Technology International magazine, the prestigious 2013 Award went once again to the 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, direct-injection turbo petrol engine developed in cooperation by PSA Peugeot.

The Award particularly honours the 200 hp version offered on the Peugeot RCZ, 308 CC and 308 GTI, which delivers turbocharged output of 147kw and peak torque of 275 Nm, with carbon emissions of 139g/km on the Peugeot 208 GTi.

The 1.6-litre version caps an entire family of petrol powerplants, ranging from 1.4 to 1.6 litres and from 95 to 200 hp. Equipped with the latest technologies, including direct injection on the turbo version, variable valve timing, a volume flow-controlled oil pump and an on-demand water pump, the family improves fuel efficiency and reduces emissions by around 10% compared with the previous generation.

The engine family, produced at the Française de Mécanique plant in Douvrin, France, now forms the core of Peugeot’s petrol offer.


4 Feb
Peugeot Diesel Range Has Arrived
Peugeot has long held a special interest towards diesel. In1959, it first launched its diesel-powered 403D, and in 1989, its first turbo diesel in the Peugeot 405. Subsequently, it achieved yet another astounding feat with the...
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Peugeot has long held a special interest towards diesel. In1959, it first launched its diesel-powered 403D, and in 1989, its first turbo diesel in the Peugeot 405. Subsequently, it achieved yet another astounding feat with the 908 HDi FAP,the diesel engined sports car that won the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race in 2009. Peugeot has consistently upstaged itself and reached innovative new heights in its diesel engine development. One of the pioneers that started the diesel boom in Europe, PSA Peugeot-Citroen Group has cooperated with Ford Motor Company to supply more than 16.5 million diesel engines over the past 13 years to Mini, Citroen, Ford, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover. It prides its diesel engines on efficiency, fuel economy and eco-friendliness, allowing the driver to enjoy a smooth drive by combining excellence and emotion, or basically, creating a car that feels good and is great.

Peugeot has always embraced eco-friendliness, never allowing this to be compromised in favour of driving pleasure. Diesel fuel was thus a calculated choice for Peugeot. An excellent lubricant, it increases engine lifespan and can take high mileage because it effectively retards evaporation. Diesel technology is also 30% more efficient than petrol, with lower CO2 emissions and longer engine lifespans.

HDi (High-pressure Direct Injection) Diesel

Peugeot was the first to fit diesel particulate filters as standard equipment on all diesel passenger cars in May 2000. HDi Common Rail diesel engines, coupled with advanced Variable Geometry Turbocharger & Intercooler, have made Peugeot vehicles ever cleaner, greener and pleasurable to drive than before, with 204 hp & 450Nm of torque produced from just 2.2 litre, offering 3.0 litre petrol engine performance.

All HDi engines have EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) which recirculates small portions of exhaust gas into the engine combustion chamber, reducing temperature in the engine, and lowering nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions as burning is more complete.

To ward off diesel-antagonists’ worries of thick, dark emissions, Peugeot’s patented FAP (Filter a Particule) filter cleans soot from the diesel engine. Peugeot’s FAP system, invented in 2000, reduces soot particle emissions from diesel engines by 99.9%. Today, this technology permeates almost all of Peugeot’s diesel engines, complementing the advantages of HDi technology, working in tandem to protect the environment. The FAP works in three phases. In the first phase, soot particles are retained in a porous-structured, silicon carbide filter. During the regeneration phase, these particles are burnt off at high temperatures after the vehicle has run for several hundred kilometers, in an automatic and perfectly imperceptible process.

Thanks to its extraordinarily green performance, the FAP system is now equipped on all of Peugeot’s Euro 5 HDi passenger car models locally. All Peugeot HDi models have self-regeneration systems and a fuel additive injector, coupled with a self-cleaning FAP system. This system promises to be greener, more efficient, and has no issues with diesel pumped in ASEAN countries.

Together, these features enables the large 508 GT 2.2A HDi sedan & SW to achieve up to 17.5km/litre (EC combined cycle) or 1,260km on a single tank of fuel.

e-HDi Diesel

On top of its efficient HDi technology, all 1.6 e-HDi diesel configurations are equipped with the marque’s Micro Hybrid Stop & Start system, which improves efficiency and emissions by up to another 15%. e-HDi micro-hybrid technology includes a stop & start system which cuts off the engine from running when the vehicle is stationary and restart automatically when moving off. Its e-booster enables near-instantaneous engine restart time of 400 milliseconds. An electronic reversible starter-alternator management system allows regenerative braking,recovers lost energy and is more efficient. All e-HDi models come with 6-speed EGC (Electronic Gearbox Control) gearbox with peddle shifts, whereby its automated manual gearbox promises efficient performance and low fuel consumption.

Together, Peugeot’s 1.6 e-HDi produces up to 115hp & 270Nm of torque to deliver effortless performance. With the inception of its new diesel range, Peugeot recreates urban mobility again, allowing eco-friendly innovations to become part of our daily life. Book a test-drive today and feel the difference.

Peugeot’s diesel range is now available in Singapore on 7 Peugeot models:

  • 1.6 e-HDi – available on the 308, 3008, 5008 & 508/508SW, with CO₂ emissions as low as 98g/km (qualifying for up to $20k CEVS rebate) from February 2013.
  • 2.2A HDi – available on the 508 GT & 508SW GT, with CO₂ emissions from 150g/km (qualifying for $5K CEVS rebate) from February 2013.