New Cars Of SG 2021 round-up: We run you through every car brand bringing new wheels to Singapore in 2021, from A-Z
You might have noticed our New Cars Of SG 2021 series running throughout the whole of last week. Because the tally of new machines coming here this year was almost 100 different models, we split it into five parts and are summarising it all her, with the highlights, for your easy viewing.
As usual, before we begin here are all the links so you can skip directly to the brand of your choice, or read each part of the five part story. Links embedded in the highlight story below will bring you to the same page.
We haven’t prepared our annual analysis on trends and sales yet, but it’s clear that 2021 will see a preponderance of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and regular petrol-electric hybrids, thanks to legislation changes.
Like other luxury carmakers Audi is on a battery electric vehicle blitz, but by the end of 2021 it could have the most BEVs on sale here: The updated E-Tron is coming, along with the stonkingly torquey, triple-motor E-Tron S, and you can also have the choice of the new E-Tron Sportback coupe-SUV bodystyle. In fact you can already see the updated E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback at Audi’s showroom exhibition, running now til February 18.
It’s a big year for BMW, with lots of cars in the pipeline and it has already kicked off the proceedings in a huge way: BMW Word SG has premiered the new M3 Competition and M4 Competition, previewed the iX3 BEV, and more. Read here or watch below to find out all the highlights from that brand extravaganza – which is still on by the way, all the way until February 19, 2021.
But the biggest splash could be made by the smallest engine – that’s the 116i which is the least expensive BMW to date. As we state in our story, later this year also comes the new Tesla-challenging iX, the BMW M5, the new 4 Series Gran Coupe, and a new RWD 2 Series Coupe.
It’s going to be a busy year for Honda too, with new versions of its best-sellers in the pipeline: It has already launched the new Jazz compact hatch (in hybrid form for the first time), but there will also be an all-new HR-V, a new Civic sedan (shown above as a prototype), and facelifts of the Odyssey MPV and Accord sedan.
Moving on to the K-L aisle, Kia is prepping its massive Carnival MPV for a debut here, and it should give buyers pause on an alternative to existing big Japanese MPVs that can square away the entire brood.
Lexus in the meantime will be launching its very first BEV, an electric version of its popular UX SUV, while also facelifting its LS luxury limo, ES large sedan, and introducing a new NX midsized SUV.
It’s mild updates for Mazda, with the compact CX-3 SUV finally going Cat A with a 1.5-litre engine, and a facelift for the Mazda 2 compact hatch.
Singapore’s best-selling luxury brand, Mercedes-Benz, like its German rivals is also preparing an onslaught of models. Its first pair of BEVs will arrive in 2021, including the freshly-revealed, small SUV EQA (above) and the mid-sized EQC (which we tested more than a year ago).
But it’s not leaving out tradition either: Mercedes will debut a new C-Class, the new S-Class, as well as updates of the AMG GT 4-door and CLS 4-door coupe. The literal big news is, though, that Maybach is coming bach, in the form of the Maybach S-Class and colossal Maybach GLS SUV.
Moving on down the M line to MG and Mini, we have more electric-power from MG, the UK-Chinese brand that found success with its impressive HS SUV last year. And Mini isn’t so Mini this year with a long, long list of new models.