Every New Car Coming To Singapore In 2020

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Summary

CarBuyer collated its annual list of every new car launching here in Singapore this year. There are more than 70 models, however, we have shortlisted a handful that we think you guys will like! This list is curated in alphabetical order to make it easier for our readers to browse through.

Audi RS7

What:  A7 Sportback
Variants: 2.0-litre turbo quattro, 4.0-litre V8 biturbo RS 7
When : January 2020
How Much: TBA

The beautiful A7 Sportback gets a less expensive variant in the form of the 2.0-litre turbo model with 245hp, though quattro all-wheel drive gives it a quick 0-100km/h time of 6.2 seconds, and could cost less than S$300k with COE. On the other end of the scale, the RS 7 Sportback model will arrive at the tail-end of 2020, but it might be worth waiting for since it brings the firepower with a 600hp 4.0-litre V8 engine – incidentally it’s the first time an RS 7 has been sold here, since the previous model was left-hand drive only.

Audi E-Tron

Audi E-Tron at the Singapore Motorshow 2020

What:  E-Tron
Variants: TBA
When : First quarter 2020 Now
How Much: AS$367,500 with COE

Audi’s luxury SUV EV hits the market and made its debut at the Singapore Motorshow 2020. It has an impressive spec sheet – twin motors with a combined 402hp (on boost mode) and 664Nm of torque, a quoted range of around 400km, though this could climb further with the improvements Audi has made to the battery that now weighs in at 95kWh, and is capable of 150kW DC fast charging that gives it an 80 percent top-up in less than an hour. CarBuyer has had quality time with the E-Tron and found it a blast to drive, as David did when he wasn’t getting it stuck in the sand, and Ben did when he drove it in New Zealand.

Bentley Flying Spur

What: Flying Spur
Variants: 4.0 V8, 6.0 W12
When: Early 2020
How much: S$986,000 without options or COE

Bentley’s Flying Spur returns in its third iteration, and most importantly, retains the mighty twin-turbo’d W12 engine. Crewe’s 333km/h cruise missile continues to blend engaging dynamics with an intriguing study of digital and analogue contrasts, as well as the sort of plush passenger comfort that will please any plutocrat. The lux-limo’s powerful road presence is matched by its surprising agility, as its bag of tricks now includes an active rear-steer system.

BMW M235i Gran Coupe

Variants: 1.5-litre turbo 218i, 2.0-litre turbo M235i xDrive
When: Singapore Motorshow 2020
How much: From S$160,000 with COE (estimated)

The 2 Series GC made a preview at the Singapore Motorshow but only as a expect its actual launch to come in the middle of 2020 or so.

Two ways to think about the first-ever 2 Series Gran Coupe: it’s the smallest member of the stylish Gran Coupe family (joining the 4 and 8 Series), and it’s a rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLA.

It’s built on 1 Series underpinnings and shares that car’s dashboard, but its lead planner and its project head have told us that it drives differently, thanks to numerous chassis tweaks. They also say it’s aimed at young families, so don’t expect that much cabin space in the back, though the boot looks decently sized.

218i and M235i versions are headed here, and local dealer Performance Motors is speccing them identically to the 118i and M135i, so you’ll know what to expect in terms of equipment.

BMW M8 Coupe

What: M8 Gran Coupe
When: Singapore Motorshow 2020
Variants: 4.4-litre turbo V8 Competition
How much: S$690,000 with COE (estimated)

Could this be the most desirable BMW out there today? Visitors to the 2020 Singapore Motorshow were able to decide in person, but here’s why we think so anyway: it’s got the slinky fastback shape of the 8 Series Gran Coupe and the storming V8 twin-turbo engine of the M5 Competition, so you’ll get 626hp, 750Nm, a four-wheel drive system with a rear-drive mode if you want to get drifty, and all that good stuff.

In case you were wondering, 100km/h takes just 3.2 seconds. About as much time as it’ll take for the limited run of First Edition models, with their Aurora Diamond Green paint and yellow headlamps, to sell out….

Ferrari F8 Spyder

What: F8 Spider
Variant: 3.9-litre V8 biturbo
When: 2020
How much: At least S$1-million without COE, options

The Spider version of the F8 Tributo leaves out one of our favourite bits of the F8 Tributo coupe, the Lexan engine-exhibition cover. The mid-engined V8 convertible is 20kg lighter than the 488 Spider it replaces, and also 50hp more powerful. All in, it will demolish the 0-100km/h in under 3.0 seconds on its way to a 340km/h top speed. The retractable hardtop can be raised/dropped in just 24 seconds, as long as the car’s speed doesn’t exceed 45km/h.

Honda Civic Type R Facelift

Current model Honda Civic Type R

What:  Honda Civic Type R facelift
Variants : 2.0-litre turbocharged
When : TBA
How Much: TBA

Honda’s fiercest Type R in history and the fastest front-wheel drive car around the Nurburgring will make you smile, if not you’re probably dead says Ju-Len in his review. Two-plus years on, the Type R is getting a refresh, and no official photos have been revealed as yet, but early reports/spy pics indicate updated aero/styling for the front and rear as well as possibly new carbon fibre body sections that indicate a higher performance version or trim level.

Kia Seltos

Variants: 1.6 EX and SX
When: Singapore Motorshow 2020
How much: From S$105,000 with COE

As mentioned in our SUVs of the Motorshow story, the Seltos was previewed at the Motorshow, with the model still undergoing local homologation and sales set to begin around March. As such, full specifications are still being firmed up, but pricing is expected to be around the $115,000 mark, inclusive of COE. For full details, hit up the story in the abovementioned link.

Maserati Levante

Variants: 3.8-litre V8 GTS and Trofeo
When: H1 2020
How much: From S$350,000 with COE

2020 should see Maserati’s Levante crossover blow into Singapore in storming GTS and gale-force Trofeo guises. Like the wind the Levante is named after, the 530hp GTS and 580hp Trofeo can transform from benign to beastly in an instant. Both variants are animated by a Ferrari-sourced 3.8-litre V8 that delivers 730Nm in both models, and will see-off the 100km/h sprint from standstill in 4.3-seconds and 4.1-seconds for the GTS and Trofeo respectively.

Mazda CX-30

What:  CX-30
Variants : 2.0-litre
When : First quarter 2020
How Much: From S$115,000 with COE

Mazda announced its small SUV rival to the very popular Nissan Qashqai and Honda HR-V in March 2019,  and it made its debut at the 2020 Singapore Motorshow.

We have the full details in our story here, which lists the CX-30 as one of the most important cars at the show in January. If you were there, you could have nabbed the CX-30 for a promotional price of less than S$117k with COE.

Mercedes-Benz GLA, Edition 1, AMG Line

Variants : AMG Line, Progessive / 1.33-litre turbo GLA 200, 2.0-litre turbo and GLA 35 AMG
When : First half 2020
How Much: TBA

This is the new second-generation GLA, and it aims to improve on the shortcomings of the first GLA by being a proper SUV. Two variants have been announced, the 1.33-litre turbocharged GLA 200, the 2.0-litre GLA 35, with 163hp and 306hp respectively.

Expect the same MBUX dual 10.25-inch screen on the interior that features a touch screen, voice control, and touchpad interface as well. It’s too early to talk pricing, but the old GLA did well thanks to its Category A eligibility – the new GLA 200 isn’t since it has more than 130hp, and it has a very strong sibling rival in the form of the larger, more flexible seven-seater, the GLB.

Mercedes-Benz EQC

What:  Mercedes-Benz EQC
Variants: TBA
When : 2020
How Much: From S$400,000 with COE

You’ve never seen this name on a Mercedes before, and that’s because the EQC is its first production BEV (battery electric vehicle). Based on the GLC SUV (as the name suggests), the GLC will be the rival to Audi’s E-Tron, Tesla’s Model X, and Jaguar I-Pace as the luxury EV SUV market hots up. It has many similarities to its European rivals, dual motors with around 400hp, 80kWh lithium battery which allows for nearly 500km of range. We tested the EQC on the road in Norway and found its S-Class-esque refinement and smooth, electric thrust to be very impressive. No word on the trim and model variants here, though there’s only one power variant – the EQC 400 – thus far, and it could possibly arrive in late 2020 or early 2021.

Mini Clubman Facelift

What: Clubman facelift
Variants: 1.5-litre turbo Cooper, 2.0-litre turbo Cooper S and John Cooper Works
When: Singapore Motorshow 2020 (except JCW)
How much: From S$146,000 with COE

It’s facelift time for the maxi Mini, the Clubman. That means new lamps front and rear, and a new grille — the horizontal bar in the middle of the main air intake is gone, so the grille looks way bigger than before.

Also, you can have six horizontal slats in chrome, which looks fairly posh. Or you can go playful instead. There’s an optional sport suspension system with stiffer springs that lower the car by 10mm, and a piano black option for all the exterior trim.

The Mini hatch got its facelift first and gained a 1.5-litre three cylinder turbo engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto in the process, and it’s now the Cooper Clubman’s turn to get the 136hp drivetrain. 100km/h takes 9.2 seconds in that one, two seconds slower than in the Cooper S.

If you want real pace, there’s the John Cooper Works Clubman that will arrive later in the year.  It gets the four-cylinder turbo from the BMW M135i, which gives it 306hp, along with the All4 all-wheel drive system as standard. 100km/h takes just 4.9 seconds, believe it or not.

Mini John Cooper Works GP

What: John Cooper Works GP
Variants: 2.0-litre turbo
When: Third quarter, 2020
How much: S$245,000 with COE

Trackday fiends, pay attention: this is the fastest Mini ever, a claim that’s based on the fact that it can lap the Nürburgring in under eight minutes. BMW hasn’t published a certified, observed time, but the new John Cooper Works GP can apparently do it.

The 306hp engine propels it to 100km/h in 5.2 seconds (it’d be faster with all-wheel drive, except the hardware for that wouldn’t fit), and it apparently corners like a fiend, thanks to widened tracks, light weight (it ditches the rear seats) and some work in the wind tunnel — that big wing on the roof isn’t there for show.

Only 25 units have been allocated to our region, and we’re told Singapore’s share of that pie is sold out. Told you it was fast.

Nissan Note E-Power

What: Note E-Power
Variants: 1.2-litre hybrid
When: Q1 2020
Pricing: TBA

After debuting the E-Power hybrid technology with the Serena E-Power in 2019, the next car to receive the E-Power treatment is the Note compact hatch. Overseas, it was actually the first E-Power model made, and has a 110hp electric motor that feeds off a 1.5kWh battery pack, which is in turn charged by a 1.2-litre inline three-cylinder engine (from the original gasoline-powered Note). That should deliver a zippy drive, especially with 250Nm of torque, but the value of the E-Power system is that it really does deliver impressive efficiency, and we expect the Note to deliver stunning fuel-sipping behaviour – it’s quoted 2.9L/100km, officially.

Porsche Panamera ’10 Year Edition’

What: Panamera 10 Years Edition
Variants: 3.0-litre turbocharged
When: Q2 2020
How much: TBA

Porsche celebrates a decade of the Panamera with the special Panamera 10 Years Edition. The limited-run model will be in Singapore in Q2, and features unique “Panamera10” badging liberally sprinkled throughout the car. Other highlights include the White Gold Metallic Panamera Sport Design 21-inch wheels, and the 10 Years Edition treatment will be available as both a standard Panamera as well as a Sports Turismo version, both with the standard 3.0-litre 330hp powertrain.

Porsche Taycan

What: Taycan
Variants: 4S, Turbo, Turbo S
When: August 2020
How much: At least S$450,000 without COE

Porsche’s landmark electric sports car is set to arrive here in August 2020, following its global launch back in September. The car has already been previewed in Singapore, but the Taycan will only grace our roads in the second half of next year. We’ve tested it on the road in Germany – see what our verdict is here!

Pricing and variants have not been confirmed, but there have been three versions announced so far: the Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, and Taycan Turbo S.

The 4S model starts with 482hp (capable of 562hp on overboost), while the Turbo has 616hp (boosted 670hp) and Turbo S the same but capable of 760hp on boost and up to 1,050Nm of torque, which translates to a neck-snapping 0-100km/h time of 2.6-seconds.

Battery pack (and hence range estimates) options aren’t clear at this point, although in the USA there’s a choice of 75kWh and 95kWh lithium ion battery packs.

Skoda Scala

Variants: 1.0-litre turbo 115hp
When: TBA
How much: Around S$95k with COE, possibly less

The Scala was previewed at the Singapore Motorshow and is going to be a major launch for Skoda in 2020.

The Scala is a compact hatchback that sits alongside its Volkswagen Group stablemate, the Polo, however it’s significantly larger – the wheelbase is 4,362mm long, compared to the Polo’s 4,258mm, so it’ll be relatively spacious, and the boot is a massive 467-litres in size, bigger than a VW Golf’s.

As pricing goes, an equivalent Skoda will always be a little less costly, hence it’s likely the Scala will be priced lower than the least expensive Polo, which rings in at S$96k with COE, bringing it into competition with anything from a Honda Jazz to a Hyundai i30.

Internationally, the Scala is offered with a 1.0-litre turbocharged inline three-cylinder with 95hp and 115hp, the latter is the one most likely to be sold in Singapore. There’s a 1.5-litre 148hp inline four variant, but given it’s not Cat A COE friendly, we probably won’t see it here.

The interior will feature touchscreen infotainment, which could be 8.0-inches or 10.2-inches, along with other possible goodies like wireless device charging and an active instrument cluster.

Subaru Forester E-Boxer

What: Forester E-Boxer
Variants: 2.0-litre hybrid
When: Singapore Motorshow 2020
How much: TBA

The Forester e-Boxer will be the first hybrid Subaru on sale in Singapore, and it’s all about efficiency. It packs a 14hp electric motor together with the drivetrain, along with a small battery below the boot. Total system output is 156hp and 188Nm of torque, slightly less compared to the regular Forester with which it shares its 2.0-litre boxer engine.

Because the motor and battery pack are so small, the hybrid system assists primarily with away-from-traffic-lights acceleration, as well as overtaking at city speeds – Subaru’s own testing has shown that the e-Boxer picks up noticeably quicker than a regular Forester between 40-60km/h.

Toyota Corolla Altis

Variants: 1.6-litre gasoline , 1.8-litre hybrid
When: Singapore Motorshow 2020
How much: from S$93k with COE

Everyone’s favourite evergreen family sedan enters its 12th generation, and the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis made its long-awaited Singapore debut at the 2020 Singapore Motorshow.

CarBuyer has already tested both major models – the 1.6-litre Elegance, and the 1.8-litre hybrid and we have a video review below for your viewing pleasure.

Volkswagen T-Cross

What: T-Cross
Variants: 1.0-litre turbocharged 115hp
When: Singapore Motorshow 2020
How Much: S$120,000 with COE, possibly less

No this isn’t the Volkswagen T-Roc, which is a small SUV a size down from the Tiguan. It’s the T-Cross, which is even smaller – it’s a compact SUV, at 4.1-metres long and around the same size as a Kia Stonic, but slightly larger than a VW Polo.

Given that positioning, the car will be significantly cheaper than VW’s current smallest SUV, the Tiguan, which has itself grown much larger in its second-iteration, that made it a candidate for our Most Important Cars Of the 2020 Motorshow.

Visually the T-Cross looks every bit the modern SUV, simply wrought small. The VW grille joining the high-mount headlights, the prominent fog lamps, the rear has a section that ‘joins’ the taillamps too.

Naturally, it’s based on the MQB platform and as you’ve seen, will likely have a three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbo engine with 115hp for Cat A eligibility.

It’s claimed to have excellent visibility, not just with the greenhouse design, but also a seating position that’s a whole 100mm higher than a Polo’s.

VW claims room enough for five people on board, and the boot space at 385-litres is already larger than a VW Golf’s, it’s also expandable to 455-litres thanks to a sliding bench seat.

As usual it’s too early to talk about specific equipment features, but the T-Cross does boast a variety of tasty options – these include the Active Info Display screen, an 8.0-inch and upwards touchscreen infotainment system, 300w Beats sound system with discrete subwoofer, keyless, advanced safety systems and more.

Volvo S60

Volvo XC60 Recharge (left) and S60 Recharge (right)

What: S60
Variants: 2.0-litre twincharged T8 R-Design
When: Q1 2020
How much: TBA

What: XC60
Variants: 2.0-litre twincharged T8 R-Design
When: Q1 2020
How much: TBA

Volvo’s on a bit of a roll at the moment, with a range of good-looking and well-priced cars on its hands. Most recently, we’ve driven the S60/V60 compact exec twins, and came away impressed. 2020 will see a new variant added to the lineup for both the S60 saloon and XC60 SUV, the T8 R-Design plug-in hybrid. It’s the most powerful drivetrain Volvo makes, pairing the T6’s twin-charged (i.e. both turbo and supercharged) 2.0-litre engine that drives the front wheels with an electric motor that drives the rears. Electric-only driving is possible, with around 35km of range available, depending on conditions. Ju-Len has tested the XC60 T8 on local roads – see what he has to say about it here.

Source: Carbuyer

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