The Singapore Motor Show is upon us once again, and we pick out some of the highlights you can expect to see at this year’s edition
1) New cars, of course
Any motor show worth its salt will bring in a bevy of new cars to whet the appetites of car enthusiasts and buyers alike, and the 2016 Singapore Motor Show is no different. Some 22 car brands will be making their presence felt at this year’s show, and a number of them will be debuting new models to kick start 2016.
Audi notably will be showcasing two highlight models in a bid to steal the show, in the form of their new A4 premium executive saloon, one of their best-sellers here, as well as a special preview of their R8 supercar, which is scheduled to go on sale in Singapore at the end of this year. Lexus is another brand that will have a strong presence at Suntec, with plans to unveil no less than three new models, in the form of the IS Turbo, facelifted GS, and the GS F performance saloon.
For the more mainstream crowd, Toyota will be launching the all-new Prius hybrid, catering to the environmentally-conscious driver. Other new models to look out for include Honda’s Legend, a luxury saloon with a powerful 3.5-litre V6 engine, as well as Suzuki’s Vitara and Renault’s Kadjar, two compact crossover SUVs that will appeal to an increasing number of buyers looking for just such cars in this segment.
2) Stunt driving!
Russ Swift is a professional stunt driver, and he will be at the Motor Show demonstrating his impressive driving skills, thanks to the sponsorship of Subaru. Among his tricks include driving on two wheels, handbrake parallel parking in the tightest of spaces, as well as synchronised precision driving. There will be audience participation too, with Swift often inviting you to ride with him as he performs his vehicular stunts. Bring a strong stomach if you fancy being part of the action.
3) Bigger and better, at the same price
This year’s show from now to Jan 17 will be bigger than last year’s and now occupies two floors of Suntec’s Convention Centre. The main car exhibitors are on Level 4, and Level 3 is dedicated to accessories, and automotive products and services. If last year’s attendance figures of 52,000 is anything to go by, you should expect a huge crowd. Our advice is to go early if you want to avoid the squeeze.
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