MG Motor introduced an electric supercar concept with the E-motion. The sleek low-slung supercharger is the carmaker’s tribute to car buyers in the future as the next-generation vehicle pushes the boundaries of innovation and technology with its wittingly executed elegance and style. At the onset, its butterfly doors would simply swing open to awe potential occupants, while making them salivate in its almost Aston Martin-like profile and Mazda-like design language at its front.
Powered by an all-electric engine, it claims to sprint from 0-100kph in just less than 4.0 secs, while reaching a range of 500 kilometers.
It is set for production this year and is eyed to rival the Tesla Model S.
Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Hybrid
The Korean carmaker, Hyundai, meantime, showed that it has something to offer for the future on their part of the world. The 2020 Ioniq Electric continues to offer customers the option for an eco-friendly vehicle that fits their everyday needs. Its electric’s battery has been upgraded from 28kWh to 38.3kWh. With a 36 percent increase in energy storage capacity, the 2020 Ioniq now produces a 311km Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure range. While its electric motor delivers a maximum power of 136hp and 295N-m of torque.
On the other hand, the new Ioniq Hybrid features the Kappa 1.6-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine. Paired with a 44hp, 170N-m permanent magnet electric motor, the combined system output of the Ioniq Hybrid is 131hp and 265N-m of torque. The Ioniq Hybrid can operate in electric only mode at speeds of up to 120km/h.
Kia Niro Hybrid
The world record-breaking car for fuel-efficiency continues to… again break records with a host of recently updated features. The Kia Niro Hybrid is touted to be one of the greenest cars in the compact crossover class when it goes on sale.
Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid
Though our own local car market has already welcomed the debut of the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid last year, for the people of Singapore, it was only their first time to witness the Japanese carmaker’s iconic 12th generation model in a greener form. The 1.8 liter petrol-electric hybrid version should appeal to those looking for a refreshingly modern stylish sedan with environmental upkeep as top of mind.
Aside from the motorshow’s own take on showcasing the finest of what the future has to offer in keeping a greener environment, organizers also took time to treat spectators to a variety of feasts for show visitors to ogle on.
Lexus LC Special Edition
Only available in Singapore, the Special Edition LC has been draped in specially developed Nori Green Peal paint paired with the cabin’s combination of Bespoke Saddle Tan and Black Amber for its leather upholstery.
This limited LC remains stock standard with its familiar 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission that produces 472hp at 7,100rpm and 540N-m of torque at 4,800rpm. It can gallop from 0 to 100kph in 4.7 seconds and can top at 270kph.
Created as part of the brand’s 70th anniversary revelries, the car pays homage to the Porsche 935/78 Le Mans race car, which fans dubbed “Moby Dick” due to its elongated shape, massive fairings and white base color. Spectators were in for a rare affair of coming face-to-face with the legendary icon by seeing it in metal.
There were still many other exciting entries that the motorshow brought to the table, like those of the Volkswagens, BMW’s, Minis, Mazdas, Isuzus and many others that continued to make this yearly affair such a delight.