Highlights from The Singapore Motorshow 2017

clifford chow
13 Jan 2017

Compact SUVs at The Singapore Motorshow 2017

We love them for their versatility, and go anywhere inspired looks. Compact SUVs have flooded our market over the past two decades. Here, we look at a few gems that are available at the motorshow.

Hyundai Tucson 1.6 GLS DCT Turbo

Even the Koreans have jumped on the bandwagon, when it comes to right-sizing their engines.

The Hyundai Tucson 1.6GLS DCT Turbo, delivers in terms of size, to what you might expect in a 2.0 SUV, but with better torque and fuel savings.

The “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” design language for this compact-sized SUV seems to have been translated into a rather beefy looking front end, making the Tucson seem a little bigger than it really is. Black plastic wheel arch surrounds makes the car look rugged, but do not be fooled, as this is only a front drive car; which is more sensible in Singapore.

With 175bhp on tap, and a 7-speed dual clutch transmission swapping cogs, the Tucson is really an entertaining drive. Boot space is a strong point on this car, with 513 litres of space with the seats still up. Fold them down and you get a whopping 1,503 litres.

It is because of these and many other virtues, that we awarded the Tucson 1.6 GLS DCT Turbo, as Oneshift’s Car of the Year!

Read the full review here: http://www.oneshift.com/car-reviews/10728/hyundai-tucson-1.6-gls-dct-turbo

Mazda CX-3 SkyActiv 2.0 Deluxe

What do you get when you have a company obsessed with how a car drives, to build an SUV?

The Mazda CX-3 offers the utility of an SUV, with near hot hatch handling.

One constant with Mazda, is their obsession for extremely good build quality. Based on the 3 compact sedan, the flowy sculpting of the CX-3 has a clear identity of its own. A pair of twin tail pipes also gives the CX-3 a sporty feel.

Power comes from a 2.0 SkyActiv engine, mated to a well sorted 6-speed automatic, driving, the front wheels.

Sitting on a 2,570mm wheel base, the CX-3 is actually very easy to steer. Suspension travel is not too long for the car, leaving it rather well planted as you take it round the bends.

Read more about it here: http://www.oneshift.com/car-reviews/10737/mazda-cx-3-skyactiv-2.0-deluxe

Opel Mokka X 1.6 Turbo Diesel

Just recently launched, Opel’s offering to the compact SUV segment is their Mokka X 1.6 Turbo Diesel.

But why a diesel power plant? Well they do save fuel, and provide a good amount of torque at the same time. Opel has named their 1.6 diesel their “Whisper Engine” for a good reason. Under normal driving, most diesels do let off an audible diesel chatter, Opel has managed to eliminate this, making sure that what you get in the cabin is a quiet ride.

Other creature spoils come in the form of daytime running lights, with high beam assist, and dual zone climate control.

The Mokka X does not sit too high off the ground, hence getting in and disembarking from the car is actually quite easy.

The Opel booth is not within the Motorshow hall, but located at Suntec’s West Atrium.

Read more about it here: http://www.oneshift.com/car-reviews/10775/opel-mokka-x-1.6-turbo-diesel

Toyota C-HR

With many on the ground already anticipating that this is their answer to Honda’s quite radically designed HRV, the C-HR features more radical sculpting of sheet metal. C-HR by the way, like many funny Japanese car names, stands for Coupe High-Rider.

Thanks to Toyota’s Deputy Chief Engineer, Hiro Koba, the new car promises to deliver a sporty drive. From radically designed headlamps, to the near-hidden rear door handles, and that forward sweeping C pillar, C-HR does promise to excite. Toyota will not reveal much at the moment, but what we know that during the show, we will be able to view the higher performance turbocharged version, producing 116bhp and a made available low down the rpm range torque of 185Nm, coupled to CVT transmission driving the front wheels. Meaning that that, it will still be able to qualify for the normally cheaper Cat A COE. We believe that there will also be a 1.8 hybrid model. Given that there are the CEVs rebates, you might expect that the 1.8 will be priced competitively.

While it is a compact crossover which directly rivals the Honda HR-V, and in a sense the Nissan Juke, you can be sure that with a 2,640mm wheelbase, the C-HR is longer than the Juke’s 2,530mm and the 2,610mm offered by the HR-V would equate to more interior space.

With its winning bold design, especially from sensible-safe Toyota, we can expect to see plenty of them plying our streets soon.

Check back with us, as we provide you with more updates for The Singapore Motorshow 2017, and be sure to check this car and other cars out at level 3 and 4 Suntec Singapore.


Download the latest offers & price lists of the show here  


Tickets are priced at:
$6 for entry during weekdays
$8 for entry during weekends
$10 for entry from 1pm on Thursday (special preview) and $6 from 5pm onward

Get The Highest Offer for your Car Now
In just 1 working day, SwiftQuote will give you the best offer price with no obligations. We are committed to get you get absolutely the best deal. Friendly customer service and it's Free!


Best offer with no obligations.
Start Now!

Fast and easy. Thanks

Tan Eng Lee

Hi SwiftQuote Team, You guys brought in the deal that I was looking for. The right buyer came along too for my Toyota Wish. The whole process was swift and smooth. I will highly recommend SwiftQuote to all my friends. Keep up the good service you are providing we motor owners. Mathews M

Mathews Mathen

Selling was a breeze. Im so glad I found this website. I would definitely recommend to others. Keep up the good job.

Md Faizal bin haron

Quick, fuss free.. get better value than trade-in your car to the dealer. All you need is just 3 mins to submit your request and Oneswift will help you to get the highest bidder.

Widodo Suwita

Great service and hassle free. A good quotation is given within 24hrs and the offer is reasonable. Good job!

Jie Sheng Housing Agency Pte Ltd

Fast and efficient. Good and reasonable quotation.

Ong Wei Chuan

The experience I had in selling my scrap car last week was nothing short of Awesome! The service was prompt and efficient. The whole process was seamless and easy. Thank you very much OneShift!

Koo Lek Hun

Thank you very much Oneshift! I managed to get the highest quote for my car. Almost 5k more than offered on other internet based bidding websites. Very happy with the service provided.


Using SwiftQuote to sell my car was fast and easy. Price offered was good.

Peter Lai

The online experience is pretty fuss free. The friendly customer service personnel help to sort the process out.

Arthur Ong

Swiftquote team kept me posted on my interest to sell my vehicle and within 3 days. I have found a buyer that bought my vehicle much more than i expected to sell. I have also introduced this service to my friends too.

VR Sooria

Simple, Fast, Transparent and most importantly you get the best deal from a wider exposure for free.


Thank you for all your efforts so that I am able to sell my cars at good price. Your service is really outstanding. Thank you again.

Mr Lee

Good service by swiftquote. Received quotation after 1 day and via sms. Another similar site will call you and if they cannot reach you, too bad. Obtained the highest quote compared to other car sites.

Yang Yahui

Sold my car within a day of contacting swift quote with one of the highest price when compared with the quotes from many other dealers. All paperwork were done very quickly and successfully handover within 3 days. Very satisfied with my experience with swift quote.

Ng Ser Siong

Using SwiftQuote has been a great experience. Hassle free and fast transactions. Thanks to Joy who has been helpful and considerate of my needs.


This is the first time I used Oneshift. It had been a pleasant experience. It was swift and efficient in finding the offers I needed. I will recommend it to other users.

Kelvin Chia

To sum it up, Swiftquote is a modern platform aimed at efficiency, speed and reach to potential car dealers. I managed to receive an acceptable bid and completed the sales within 2 days. Satisfied!

Chia bing cheng

Very good service. Leone came and inspected the car and finalised price in 30 minutes. Extremely happy with the service and price I got for the car. Thanks.

Karthik Srinivasan

Excellent and prompt services from SwiftQuote. I have never thought that selling my vehicle will be such a breeze.... With the professionalism of SwiftQuote, all potential sellers should have no issue getting the right buyers.... Kudos.....

Allen Tay

Selling was a breeze. I did not expect it to be that fast. I will definitely recommend to others. Keep up the good job guys.

Md Faizal

It was a great experience I had with the company. They were efficient and responsive about their replies. Keep up the good work and I would surely recommend to my friends in future.

Andrew Ee

Indeed leaves up to its name! Swift Quote, fast and efficient service. The entire sale process is effortless and smooth. Thanks to One Shift !

Chen Hui San

Swiftquote Dealer is very helpful and the response is fast in all the matter related to handling of the car. Keep up the good works. Will highly recommend swift quote for the high efficient car dealer network infrastructure.

Eng Chun Teck

Easy and Fast! Thanks


The process was simple and straight forward. Overall , the representatives from the car dealer are good to deal with. they are sincere and direct.

Ng Boon ping

The system was very easy to use and the dealer very reliable. Price transacted was same as bid. The whole transaction was completed in 2 days. I will recommend Oneshift Swiftquote!

Richard Lee

Hi, Overall experience with swift quote team is very satisfying. Great customer service and follow up especially Joanna and some advise from Charlie! Well done team! Keep it up!

Chua Chin chin

Hey there , thank you for the quotation , was a fast and quick deal , car was hand over within a week , smooth process , got the price I wanted. Thank You. Will Definetly look forward in selling more cars in time to come.


The service is good and friendly. Thanks you Swiftquote.

Michael Yeh

It's a good deal indeed and I am very happy with the service rendered by your team n the dealer. Well done and good job guys!!


Fast, efficient and effective. A great way to sell your car!

Ramesh Sambandam

Friendly and really swift. Recommended dealer was also accommodating to my schedule. Overall A+ experience.

Ng Yong Mao

Quick and easy to submit my vehicle details, I received a very good quote from the dealer.

Alexander Lau

SwiftQuote was swift in quoting a price for my car! It was the highest scrap value that I checked around. After bringing the car to the dealer, the whole process took less than 10mins. I was impressed! Thank you, SwiftQuote!


It was an easy process to sell my car through swift quote. The dealer they connected me to was a pleasure to deal with and would certainly recommend given my experience

Clive Blackmore

We sold our car at a very good price.

Tan Cheow Yen kenneth

The quotes is real and allow the seller to decide and accept real time. The car dealers (buyer) is sincere and quick moves with transparency. Overall, I tried few same platform but one shift is great with back by sincere buyers.


Oneshift Swftquote is really efficient, surprised me, outstanding service!

Victor How

This is so amazing. The team were very professional and everything was well handled . I also got a satisfying selling price for my car.Will definitely recommend to all my friends...Keep it up..Cheers


Fast, efficient, honest and great to deal. An extremely satisfying experience, would definitely recommend family and friends to try this out.

Poh Chee Chau

I am happy to deal my car with Oneshift Swiftquote.

Chie Kum Sing

Dear SwiftQuote I received the best quote from you guys within 24 hours. Despite my hesitation the price after 10 days was the same. The follow up was professional and personalised. Congratulations,will not hesitate to recommend to friends Keep it up.

Vic HHTng

It's an easy and well guided process where the meeting, paperwork and transaction is handled well by the friendly dealer and the Swiftquote team.


Tried other car selling website but Oneshift come out top - best price bidded for my car & world class customer svc follow up. Thanks& Keep it up!

Goh Bin Sim

I was surprise that Swiftquote was able to get a buyer within 1 working day. The buyer was quick in his decision and agree to buy it immediately after viewing my car. SwiftQuote is hassle free and i do not have pay a single cents of commission. Fantastic job

Lawrence Houng

I was quite skeptical about this service but as the saying goes - if you don't try, you don't know...so I tried. I've managed to fetch a good price through this platform. I would recommend all sellers to consider using this platform if you want to sell your vehicle.


Application is easy, offer came in fast but only the highest offer was listed by Swiftquote App. Suggest Swiftquote to list all offers. Recommended friends to try Swiftquote

Goh Wee Kiat

Using SwiftQuote to sell my car is Fast and Easy. Thank you Team SwiftQuote.

Wiu Peng Guan

It was such a relaxed transaction from start to finish. Thanks to the team for making it so easy.

Sandesh C Arora

I sold my car before through other website. The good thing is that Oneshift is FREE. I used to pay $100 for this service with that other site. Both are equally good, no hassle and fast. I got to sell my car at a very good price. I would recommend Oneshift to any private seller.

D Transporter+, dingarmando

SwiftQuote help me in getting my car sold off quickly with the best offer given to me without the need if me getting quote from different car dealer. As i need to sell off my car in a short notice due to the need of going overseas for 2 years. Thanks for making the process easier for seller!

Jeremy Tan

Never expected it to be this easy. The dealer Chua was very easy to work with. There was peace of mind throughout the whole process. Got a good price as well. Thumbs up!


Straight forward and cash payment. No worry at all.

Teo Guan Hoe

Smooth and pleasant transactions!


Very efficient. Obtained good offers from your dealers. Will definitely recommend to my friends. Dennis.

Quek cheng huat

I sold my car with relative ease through Oneshift at the best price. Justin was very prompt to come back to me with the best quote and there is no hassle. Great service and follow up. Overall experience was great. Well done and thumbs-up!

Lee Sin Guan

Great platform for selling used car. Response was quick and direct. Thumbs up & thanks!

Perry Cheang

Thanks for your help in assisting in the process throughout, Swiftquote a great help in this whole procedure!

Zoe Yeoh

SwiftQuote service is fast and prompt. Was reverted with the highest quote within few days. Car dealer was fast and reliable by paying cash. Dealer was also good by agreeing to inspect and collect the car at a requested designated place. Good service and everything was settled in 1 week.

Cheryl Yeo Keng Hoon

The offer was received on the following day. The car dealer, Road Link, Mr Tom Ong was polite, efficient and trustworthy.

Ding Kuan Siang

The transaction went on smoothly and they paid in cash.

Soh Chee Seng

Thank you for your service, you have been helpful, reliable n efficient; definitely highly recomended to those who want to sell their car. Best Regards Shirley


Now the best selling car pipeline, praise!

Tan Meng Shee

Quick and no fuss service. Received the best quote within my asking price in less than 3 days. Swiftquote dealer is professional and all transactions were hassle free. Highly recommended!

Jimmy Lee