FROM $166,300 ON THE ROAD
As the best-selling electric car in the world, the highly-anticipated Nissan Leaf won’t be the cheapest electric runabout in Singapore when it arrives. But you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re contributing to growth of the island’s greenery as you drive along. With 148hp and 320Nm of torque driving the front wheels, the Leaf will silently waft you along for 270km before needing a recharge.
RIVAL: HYUNDAI IONIQ ELECTRIC
SUZUKI JIMNY PRICE ON APPLICATION
With styling that’s a cross between the Mercedes
G-Class and a US Army Humvee, the oft-misspelled but unmistakable Suzuki Jimny is everything you want in a 4x4, made smaller. Prospective buyers of the jolly green Jimny can look forward to advanced features like Dual Sensor Brake Support, brake LSD traction control and lane departure warning to keep you safe on- and off-road. Even if you don’t go mud-plugging, at least your neighbours think you do.
RIVAL: JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA
BMW 3 SERIES
FROM $220,888 ON THE ROAD
Bavaria’s ultimate export is all-new to take on all comers, and it’s looking like the compact executive king is set to retain its crown in the ring. BMW’s designers haven’t messed with a working formula: The styling has been lightly tweaked to bring it in line with BMW’s current design language, while driving dynamics have been sharpened further still to keep keen pilots happy.
RIVAL: JAGUAR XE
FROM $546,588 ON THE ROAD
Bigger, bolder, sleeker, faster: that’s what Porsche’s engineers have designed into the new 911. Now developing 450hp and 530Nm in Carrera S trim, the new 911 leaps ahead of the pack. Wider front and rear tracks help it carve corners with precision and poise. Improved NVH suppression keeps you sane during daily driving, while optional rear-wheel-steering lets even the most ham-fisted of drivers look like Walter Rohrl.
RIVAL: ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE