Singapore Motorshow 2015

Singapore Motorshow 2015

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
16 Jan 2015

Infinity booth

The star attraction at the Infinity booth was the Q50, the latest sports sedan from the brand. Paired with a powerful 2.0-litre engine, the new Q50 is as sporty as it is fast. Read our full review on the Infiniti Q50 to find out what we think!

Hyundai Sonata

Now in its seventh generation, the latest Hyundai Sonata has departed from the boring squarish lines of the previous generation. Looking more like the baby brother of the flagship Hyundai Genesis, the Sonata carries the the image of an executive sedan well.

Powered by a 2.0-litre engine, it produces 157bhp and 196Nm of torque that’s mated to a six-speed automatic.

Mazda 2

Combining the good looks of the Mazda 6 and 3, the latest hatchback is much better looking than before but retains the 1.5-litre powerplant.

Toyota booth

Another large exhibitor, Toyota basically recreated their showroom at the Motorshow to much success.

TRD department

There’s a division at Toyota that specalises in sprucing up your ride if you find your Corolla a little too underwhelming. From coil overs to strut bars, this department ensures that no car is turned away from a little excitement at the Japanese brand.

Mercedes-Benz booth

Despite its wide variety, the German company decided to focus on sales of its youth or young adult oriented models at the show. Bring out only their A, B and CLA-Class models to the show.

Mercedes-Benz AMG

Created to make entry into the coveted AMG club that much more reachable, Mercedes-Benz had produced one of the wildest hatchbacks ever in the A 45 AMG and as well as the sedan variant, the CLA 45 AMG.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Proof that the Japanese are not far behind in the unique plug-in hybrid market, they featured the world’s first plug-in hybrid with a twin motor four-wheel drive system.

Peugeot 308

Launched in both hatchback and estate body styles, the new Peugeot 308 is the handsome sucessor to the errr 308 which was essentially a rebadged 307. The latest 308 however is a brand new car that's powered by a modest 1.2-litre turbocharged engine. The focus on efficiency has led the Pug to undergo a 140 kilogram weight loss program. Paired with a six speed automatic, the handsome hatch is showing great potential as the next chic French city car.

Nissan Qashqai 1.2L DIG-T

While the Qashqai isn’t new, the engine is. Compared to the 2.0-litre we tested earlier, the 1.2-litre turbocharged variant will slip nicely under the Cat A COE with its 115bhp rating and 165Nm of torque.

We don’t expect it to be significantly less powerful than the 2.0-litre variant considering it is 100kg lighter as well.

Citroen Cactus

Quirky, safe and economical, the new Citroen Cactus is many things. But most of all, it stands out from the crowd. Built with soft air filled plastic blisters into the doors, the car is made to survive the harshness of urbanite living. Shrug off supermarket trolleys and bumps from car doors it will.

Audi TT Coupe

The long overdue replacement of the TT, it was launched to much fanfare at the Audi booth earlier today. Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder with 230bhp and 370Nm from 1,600rpm, the new TT is far from being a hair dresser’s car.

In combination with its generous use of aluminum, the TT has morphed into a potent machine. Just as interesting is the new instrument panel that’s more like an iPhone than a traditional panel that displays only speed and revs. Combining the MMI to the instrument panel, the driver now takes his eyes off the road much less often.

Audi A7 Sportback

Built with a combination of steel and aluminum, the new A7 is more powerful and lighter than ever. A slew of new engine configurations have been introduced with the new model as well. Most interesting is the 2.0-litre TFSI which is being offered for the first time on the model.

RWB

Singapore’s first RWB Porsche was on display at the show as well.

Credits: Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline

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