What you missed at the Singapore Motorshow 2019 (with videos)



Didn’t make it to The Singapore Motorshow 2019 last weekend? CarBuyer.com.sg has you covered – here’s everything you missed from Suntec

 

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With 140 cars on display the 2019 Singapore Motorshow was another successful iteration of Singapore’s biggest automotive expo, but with only four days to see them all, you may not have been able to squeeze in the time to get down to Suntec to see them all in the flesh.

Luckily CarBuyer has your back, with our extensive coverage, cataloguing the most significant cars by category, as well as some fun stuff for you to watch.

From Jaguar’s first ever all-electric car, to the return of the Alpine brand after two decades, Carbuyer will take you through Singapore’s premier car show once more – Only this time, we’ve done the work for you and there’ll be no jostling with the crowd.

Before you begin your journey, here are some of the car models’ best attempts at a selling you a car first hand…

 

 

The best mainstream sedans

Sedans are usually unassuming, sometimes to the detriment of themselves. But this year’s line-up of Sedans was a force to be reckoned with.

The new Mazda 3 and Toyota Camry generated much discussion (videos to follow this paragraph), but the presence of the Skoda Octavia and the new Volvo S60 in our list meant there were no clear winners. No worries on that front, we’ve picked these vehicles apart for your convenience.

 

 

The Best Executive Sedans 

Searching for more power and comfort? The executive sedans we picked out from this year’s crop drew most of the attention from the fourth floor of the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The iconic BMW 3 Series makes its first appearance here, the new Lexus ES rises up to the challenge of the Germans, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class shows off its versatility. But also find out why Singapore shouldn’t forget the Audi A6 this time around.

Best SUVs/Crossovers

This is a category that features the fastest-selling Porsche ever. That’s certainly news but this is just a symptom of the market. Yes, we know you guys love crossovers!

The car that tripled Porsche Singapore’s sales volume in one night* is back

The Porsche Macan is a very proud chapter in the history of Porsche. As the least expensive car in Porsche’s line-up and the fastest selling Porsche ever, this sport utility vehicle (SUV) has just received a facelift a little less than five years since its initial launch at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Much has changed in the past half-decade, but does the Macan still retain its charm and influence?

Crossovers continue to be the best bet for manufacturers and we have seven stars in our list – our writer Jon Lim spent some time in the BMW X5 as well (he even drove it in Atlanta, the lucky git), but the true star of the video remains the $1,500 jacket provided by the BMW store.

Notable names in this category include the Audi Q3, the Lexus UX and the Toyota RAV4.

 

Team Green: The Motorshow’s Green Machines 

2018’s Green Cars of the show list was a measly three cars long, but this year shows just how 12 months has turned the electrification race from a trickle to supercharged.

With the exception of the BMW 530e, every car that made it on our ‘Best Green Cars’ list can net you at least $10,000 in savings because of the Vehicular Emissions Scheme (VES) (though ratings for the Nissan Leaf and Nissan Serena E-Power are still unannounced).

Nissan Motor Corporation’s Regional Senior Vice-President Yutaka Sanada has hinted at an all-electric line-up of cars in Singapore for the Japanese company. But Hyundai, Jaguar and Kia will have something to say in this race for electric dominance.

The Weird and Wonderful

The machines in this article need not necessarily be cars, or even physically existing, and that works well indeed for some of the most curious vehicles on display this year.

For the wonderful, there’s Honda with its spinning-teacup-esque “Honda Sensing” pod showing off the Japanese carmaker’s new safety tech coming to its 2019 line-up. For the weird/cool factor, check out the Alpine A110 and Jeep Wrangler, and those who love two-wheeled-red-things can’t miss Ducati’s dual bike premiere.

 

 

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