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Which Cars Caught Our Attention at the Singapore Motorshow 2018?

Be sure to catch these 7 cars at the Singapore Motorshow 2018 this weekend.

1. Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo

Last year, the star of the Singapore Motorshow was the Audi R8. And this year, it’s Porsche‘s Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo that takes the limelight. The German automaker returns to this year’s Motorshow with a line-up of the Panamera Sport Turismo in three variants, with the base model itself boasting 330bhp under the hood. And how much power is the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo packing? 550 horses.

2. BMW X3 M40i

Making its debut at the BMW booth at this year’s Motorshow is the third-generation BMW X3. But what caught our attention even more is the first-ever M Performance model in this line-up. The X3 M40i, fitted with a six-cylinder in-line engine, has even more horsepower and torque to speak of. Maximum output is at 360bhp while peak torque is at 500Nm, allowing the car to go from zero to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds.

3. Lexus NX300

The NX range of compact SUVs from Lexus is back to impress at the 2018 Singapore Motorshow. Launched three years ago, it was the car’s quiet power that got drivers interested. This latest NX300, available in three variants namely Executive, Luxury and F Sport, comes with a turbocharged two-litre engine under the bonnet. The car also makes a bold design statement with a sleeker, more aerodynamic shape to give a sportier look. While you enjoy this ride, don’t forget to check out the all-new LC Structural Blue.

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4. Volvo XC40

Meet Volvo‘s very first model to sport the Scandinavian brand’s Compact Modular Architecture platform. The all-new Volvo XC40 is the automaker’s first entry into the small SUV segment, according to Hakan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo. Large wheels, high ground clearance and a wide body gives this chic car a powerful stance. Available in two variants, its two-litre engine promises 250bhp of power and 350Nm of torque.

5. Infiniti Q50 Sensory with ProActive

Say hello to Infiniti‘s all-new Q50 premium sports sedan at the Motorshow. Redesigned with refreshed exteriors and interiors, the new Q50 comes with two engine options. The 2.0T produces a robust 208bhp with 350Nm of torque, while the 3.0T Red Sport 400 is available on an indent basis. Available also as the Q50 Luxe, the Q50 Sensory with ProActive boasts 16-speaker Bose sound system, Intelligent Cruise Control, and safety features such as Back-up Collision Intervention, Automatic Emergency Braking and Blind Spot Warning.

6. Volkswagen Arteon

Presenting Volkswagen all-new gran turismo, the Arteon. Making its Singapore debut at this year’s Motorshow, the Arteon promises to be a dynamic everyday car. Its long wheelbase allows for abundant legroom and large boot capacity of 563 litres. The car also comes with advanced features including the Active Info Display instrument cluster and Area View system for a 360-view around the vehicle.

7. Audi A8

Audi also launched the fourth-generation A8 in Southeast Asia at the Singapore Motorshow 2018. Not only does it don a sleek appearance, the A8 is developed specially for Level 3 automated driving. Thanks to the Audi AI traffic jam pilot, the car is able to take charge of driving in slow-moving traffic at up to 60km/h on the expressway when activated. Another new technology is the Audi AI active suspension. It enables the car to raise or lower each wheel to match the driving situation, allow the driver to experience the comfort of luxury sedans, or the dynamism of sports cars.

 

The Singapore Motorshow 2018 takes place at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre from January 11-14.