We’re saying good bye to 2021 and before we head off into 2022, here’s a look back at the top 10 trending YouTube videos on Carbuyer Singapore that all you viewers have clicked into
Our 10th most viewed review of 2021 is the one that had many people tuning in out of curiosity. What is the BMW iX3 all about? Is the BMW electric car that we’ve all been waiting for? Can I conveniently own one even if I don’t have a charger at home? Is it really better than buying a Tesla? Check out our opinions in the video. If listening to Derryn go on and on is nauseating, read the written review here or our local launch roundup which is also one of our most read news stories this year.
Since the success of the original Honda Jazz hatchback, every succeeding generation has had high expectations hanging on it. The 2021 hybrid Jazz had a lot of interest around it, even before the official launch in Singapore. How does Honda’s new hybrid system work? Is the Jazz still practical in the face of compact SUVs? Is it still a value-packed proposition? We tell you the details. Again, we also have a full road test review for you to read.
The Skoda Octavia has always been the car for those ‘in-the-know’. Now with no new Volkswagen Jetta to compete with it, the liftback from Skoda is kind of the sedan version of its family relation, the Volkswagen Golf. There was such a strong interest in this car that our pre-launch, very quick walkthrough along garnered plenty of views. Once you’re done with the walkthrough, read our review of the car.
Underlining how popular the Honda Jazz is in Singapore is the fact that there are two Honda Jazz videos in our 2021 top ten. Shot at the local launch when Covid-19 restrictions were still tight, the widely spaced out event gave us plenty of space to show you around the new Honda Jazz Hybrid.
The 2021 Kia Cerato’s launch in Singapore, along with the debut of a new Kia badge, was not without controversy. The Cerato was marketed and hyped as an all-new car, but observers and critics realised that it was just a heavily updated version of the previous-gen version. So much that we went and made a second video exploring what we liked and disliked about the updated Cerato. We also go into more detail in our road test/review of the GT Line model and separately, the EX model.
The luxury hatchback to be seen around town in, and otherwise known as the luxe version of the VW Golf as they share identical underpinnings, got plenty of interest during its launch. We suss out three unique factoids about the car that Audi is pinning its mass sales hopes on. Full review of the sedan to read is here if you want it, and of the hatchback Sportback model.
A completely new urban SUV from Skoda, the Kamiq generated a lot of discussion and interest. So much that the CarBuyer video review hopped to a surprise fourth place on the top ten list. Check out our very detailed and informative, 20-minute video to see what we think of this car and how it fits into the Singaporean automotive scene.
No surprises that the long-awaited Kia Carnival drew plenty of views when we published our very detailed video review. It drew plenty of discussion and some comparisons with the Hyundai Palisade were inevitable. But is the Carnival really worth the asking price? Make yourself comfortable for 20 minutes and see for yourself.
We expected this new little hybrid SUV from Toyota to be a big sales success when we drove it earlier in 2021. From what we’ve heard, there’s actually a waiting list for one because of the current worldwide semiconductor chip shortage. If you haven’t already seen it then you really should check out the video as we show you around the car. Who knows, you might want one too after a viewing – or after reading our complementary story, the test drive/review, here.
In top spot is the Big T’s Harrier Hybrid. Our most popular video of 2021 features a car whose reputation precedes it. One of the most comfortable mainstream urban SUVs you can get in Singapore in hybrid form, it’s very economical on fuel and a great car to roll into the hybrid and electric age with. The minus point is that it’s not as competitively priced as it once was, but check out our review and decide if it’s still a car worthy of the Toyota Harrier badge, and if you want more detail our multi-page review is here.
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