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With a wide-ranging number of new car models and products on display at the 2018 Singapore Motor Show, we pick out six must-see highlights.

11 Jan 2018

The 2018 Singapore Motor Show, running from Thursday, 11th January to Sunday, 14th January, sees a total of 26 car brands presenting a flurry of new car models. We know from experience that it can be quite difficult to take everything in at one go, what with having to jostle with the crowds and all, so here we pick out six must-see highlights of the motor show that you should definitely check out.

The centrepiece of the high-tech A8 cabin is two large high-definition touchscreens
1. Audi A8 L - At the forefront of technology

The new flagship Audi model takes luxury, technology and interior refinement and turns it up to 11. You are immediately drawn to the new MMI touch response operating and display concept in the A8 L, featuring two high-definition touchscreens that offer haptic and acoustic feedback. Additionally, it is also the first production car in the world recognised for Level 3 conditional automation - dubbed Audi AI, the various driver assistance systems will operate without requiring the driver's hands on the wheel. 

The C3 Aircross is unabashedly bold, unique and irreverently fun
2. Citroen C3 Aircross - Cool, young and fun

As far as cool, funky cars go, the C3 Aircross is the boldest of them all. Yes, it spits in the face of conventionality, but that's entirely the point. From the funky exterior design to the double air-con vents, the C3 Aircross is about being different and standing out. This compact Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) also comes equipped with a phone wireless phone charging dock, as well as a Mirror Screen function that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, allowing you to enjoy your multimedia content and apps via the 7.0-inch touchscreen. 

The cabin of the Ioniq Electric is surprisingly normal
3. Hyundai Ioniq Electric - Positioning for an electric future

The Ioniq Electric is yet another step into the electric future. Beyond its inherent capabilities (maximum range of 280km on a single charge), the Ioniq Electric's potential for success could hinge on one thing - it looks and feels like a traditional car. Unlike the BMW i3, which feels purposely futuristic and cutting edge, the Ioniq feels surprisingly normal. Is this the future then? Perhaps, at least until Tesla finds its way here.

Bold in design and performance, the Kia Stinger is surely one of the head-turners for this motor show
4. Kia Stinger - Performance motoring with modest pricing

Yes, the Stinger was launched two nights ago at a small media cum customer event, but the motor show is where the public can feast their eyes on this stunning brand new model from Kia. It boasts head-turning looks, a spacious and practical interior, as well as ample performance and dynamism, all for a relatively modest pricetag. If you're counting dollars per bhp (and yes, we know there isn't technically such a measurement), this may be the most value buy of them all.

The futuristic cabin features a customisable digital dashboard
5. Peugeot 5008 - A different kind of SUV

We often heavy-handedly pan SUVs for being boring and uninteresting. The new Peogeot 5008 looks to upend this particular expectation. Besides looking attractive on the outside, you are greeted by a thoroughly futuristic cabin. You also get a wealth of equipment, including a configurable digital dashboard, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, reverse camera with birds-eye mode and lane departure warning. And if the new 3008 is any indication, the 5008 should also be comfortable, responsive and enjoyable to drive. 

The Panamera Sport Turismo cuts an imposing, sleek and beautiful figure 
6. Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo - Beautifully capable

Is this the prettiest car to be launched at the 2018 Motor Show? In our opinion, yes it is, and it's not even close. The Sport Turismo accentuates the boldness of the Porsche Panamera, whilst adding greater space and utility. We think the wagon bodyshape perfectly suits the car's bold and curvaceous sheet metal, and makes for a car with incredible presence. And of course, it still delivers performance in spades. The V8 powerplant under the bonnet of the top-of-the-range model churns out 542bhp and 770Nm of torque, allowing you to rampage from 0-100km/h in just 3.8 seconds.

Click through the gallery for a closer look at some of these highlights you can see at the Singapore Motor Show, and be sure to head down to Suntec City Convention Centre to check them out in person!
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