- Published: Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:29
Here's a complete list of all debuts for 2017's Singapore Motorshow
UPDATE: Download a floorplan of the Motorshow here
SINGAPORE - It's motor show week once again in January, and you're probably wondering whether it's worth the time to head on down to Suntec on 12 to 15 January to see the sights. Well you'll find a listing of events and highlights at the official website but you'll only find a complete list of all the new cars on the stand right here on CarBuyer.com.sg.
And a lot of these cars are also mentioned in our 2017 Launch Guide as well, so many of these descriptions will link back to our four-part Launch Guide, and some brands are still keeping mum on what they have lined up.
Audi has publicly mentioned it'll be bringing a whole slew of new models to the show, at least five, and by our guess it includes almost its entire 2017 line-up although naturally not all of them will be on sale yet. Like other brands, those cars which haven't been homologated will be 'previewed' and not for sale just yet. The models include the A5 Coupe, S3 Sportback and Sedan, S4 sedan and Avant, TT and TT Roadster, Q2 compact SUV and the star of the show is the R8 Spyder, though we're betting on the Q2 to gain lots of fans in this crossover crazy era. Read all about the whole line-up here.
BMW will have both motorcycles and cars on the stand at the show for the first time, including super-cool retro machine the R Nine T Scrambler, which we've tested here. The German brand was initially going to launch the new iPerformance Automobiles range of plug-in hybrids at the show but we understand the rollout has been delayed, which leaves the suspected big BMW debut to be the all-new 5 Series, as we previewed on CarBuyer.com.sg earlier this year. Check out the full skinny on BMW's 2017 plans here.
Honda hasn't actually announced which new model it'll be debuting at the show, and we're very sure it will have something brand new for the event. Ostensibly the star of the show is the Honda NSX, which we've tested already and found to be well worth a million-dollars. It'll be launching the Civic Hatch, Civic Type R and CR-V in 2017, so it'll clearly be one of these three. We're guessing the Civic Hatch since it's expected in right-hand drive in Australia early this year, while the Type R hasn't gone into production just yet.
2017 is a big year for the Korean brand as it looks to shake up the current order - the centrepiece of its stand will be the Ioniq Hybrid, which we've tested and found to be extremely impressive. Read our review and watch an interior tour of the car here!
Like Hyundai, Kia will aim to break new ground with its Niro hybrid crossover - Kia is the sister company to Hyundai and uses the same basis for its Niro hybrid as the Ioniq does, which should spell for solid performance. Kia has already previewed the car in Singapore and revealed it to be one of the cheapest hybrids here on official sale at $109,999 with COE. Check out five reasons why it could be Singapore's next big hit.
LexusIt looks like two out of three 2017 debuts for the Japanese luxury brand will be at the show: It'll be taking the covers of the facelifted IS sedan as well as a new variant of the RC Coupe, the RC Turbo. Sadly the stunning LC coupe won't be making an appearance in Singapore until the third quarter of this year.
Both of Mazda's 2017 newcomers will be at Suntec - the CX-9 luxury, seven-seat SUV and what will probably be a showstopper, the beautiful MX-5 RF hard-top. From what we've heard, both cars will be on sale at the show and if you have to ask, we guess the MX-5 RF will probably cost about $200,000 with COE.
Mercedes says it's bringing nothing new to the show but given the healthy list of cars it has on the roster for 2017, including the E-Class Coupe, GLA facelift, S-Class facelift and AMG GT Roadster, we would be surprised if at least one of them didn't show up for the party.
Mitsubishi bounced back big in 2016 going from 12th to seventh position in sales terms, and it looks to continue that in 2017 with a new compact hatch, the Space Star (a renamed Mirage), a heavily tweaked ASX and a minorly-tweaked Outlander. Both the Space Star and the ASX will make their bow at the motor show.
NissanNissan hopes to gain more market share by offering a new version of the Pulsar. While the name will be familliar to some, the new Pulsar is a hatchback that fills the gap left here by the Latio, which was discontinued in 2011. It's a bit confusing since the current Nissan Almera is also known as a Latio in some countries, but the Pulsar is a step up from the Almera/Note sized compacts and will likely pack more premium features overall.
While the news at the end of 2016 was that Renault would be bringing in the 1.5 turbodiesel version of the Renault Megane solely in sedan body style, the latest update is that the hatchback versions of the car will also be available here, likely with the same 1.5-litre dCTI engine, and bearing the GT and GT Line label. Read our reviews of the old hatch, plus the new sedan we've tested abroad.
SubaruSubaru's latest version of its Impreza sedan will be taking a bow at the show - it's the first model to be built on Subaru's new, global platform. While pricing and other details have yet to be released, you can pop down to the show and stand the chance to win one in a lucky draw.
Suzuki Another beloved nameplate returns to Singapore, but while the old Ignis was a wagon, the new one is....you guessed it, a crossover. But it's everything Suzuki is known for: A cool-looking, compact SUV, and to be fair, Suzuki was in on the craze far before it ever became popular with offerings like the Jimny.
Toyota You can read the full skinny on Toyota's four new models for 2017 here, but as we know, everyone is slavering at the doors to get a piece of the new compact crossover, the CHR, but there have been no confirmation on the spec or drivetrain options for the car. We're guessing the 1.2-litre turbo is a certainty, but the hybrid version not so. Also at the stand will be the facelifted Toyota Previa Aeras MPV.
VolkswagenVW has previewed the new Tiguan ahead of its motorshow debut and we have the full story here on CarBuyer already, but given VW has said it has another new car to show off at Suntec, we're guessing that car is the Beetle Cabriolet, or could it perhaps even be a super early peek at the new Golf?
VolvoSwedish brand Volvo will have a pair of wagons coming here in 2017, but given they're both due for an early 2017 debut, we wouldn't be surprised if both of them, the V90 and V90 Cross Country (shown), appeared on the stand at Suntec.
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