Highlights from The Singapore Motorshow 2018 - Compact SUVs

clifford chow
9 Jan 2018
 

Hyundai Kona

The Kona is the latest addition to Hyundai’s SUV lineup. The B-segment SUV combines radically-bold design, together with the practically for those who live for action-filled lifestyles in mind.

The aggressive styling features uniquely stacked LED headlamps with daytime running lights, and decorative guards around the wheel arches. High contrast design elements definitely deserve second looks.

The all-new platform offers SUV-type ground clearance, and a higher seating position for better visibility, and to deliver a more comfortable ride on longer journeys. An optimised underfloor layout also reduces central tunnel intrusion, for better seating for five.

Read more about the Hyundai Kona here

Mini Countryman

To date, the new Countryman is MINI’s largest car. Based on the BMW X1, the Countryman boasts immediately recognisable MINI styling, featuring plenty of chrome fittings, protective bits around the wheel arches, emphasising its SUV intentions.

And it’s still a MINI…

Interior quality is right up there with some of the best in the market, with tight tolerances from all its interior fittings. The Countryman also features a cool mood lighting which spans across the dash panel, supportive seating and an attractive infotainment system to add to the play.

Practicality is also part of the Countryman’s winning formula, with an improved 450 litres of cargo room, which is extendable to 1,390 litres with the rear seats folded.

Oneshift tested both the Cooper and the Cooper S models, and we loved them.

Read the full MINI Countryman Cooper review here
Read the full MINI Countryman Cooper S review here

Citroen C3 Aircross

The All-New Citroën C3 Aircross, brings you unique body styling, with fanciful touches of colour on the roof bars and even nifty Venetian blind rear quarterlights. At the front, the All-New Citroën C3 Aircross sports Citroën's classic graphic signature with two-tier lights. At the rear, the powerful shoulders of the C3 Aircross emphasise its width and muscular character.

Large diameter wheels, together with wing extenders and protective skid plates also contribute to the dynamic and protective SUV styling of the C3 Aircross.

On the inside, the Aircross boasts a spacious interior. Designed as a true space for living, the C3 Aircross is warm and convivial. Boot volume is at 410 litres, with additional access from the rear window

Read more about the C3 Aircross here

Subaru XV

The new Subaru XV boasts improved stiffness and passenger safety. The new Subaru Global Platform (SGP) forms the underpinnings for all new Subaru cars to come. The XV features build quality, with tighter tolerances.

The XV delivers well on passenger room, with plenty of glass to let the light in. Their symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, together with their horizontally-opposed engine are hallmarks of Subaru’s commitment to better handling.

New for 2018, will be an available 2.0 litre engine, which adds to added grunt from under the hood, and there is also Subaru’s new innovative EyeSight technology, which aids in adding another layer of active safety to your car.

Read the full Subaru XV 1.6i-S review here