Notable launches at Singapore Motor Show 2024

BY Vivek Max R

ICE, hybrids, EVs and concept vehicles for all to view at the Singapore Motor Show 2024.

The Singapore Motor Show 2024 opened for public viewing on 11 January 2024. Some new cars and concept vehicles were launched and/or shown, and here are the notable ones.


Another e-tron-badged EV joins the Singapore market line-up as the Q4 Sportback e-tron was unveiled. Expect a couple of different trim levels featuring up to 286hp courtesy of one or two electric motors, 0-100km/h in up to 5.4 seconds, and a claimed WLTP range of up to 544km.

Also check out the SQ8 Sportback e-tron (not pictured) at the Audi stand. You can't miss it in bright red.


Two new models were unveiled at the Singapore Motor Show 2024.

Representing electrification is the BMW iX1. Readers would know that its X1 ICE sibling won the AutoApp Car of the Year 2024 award, and here's an electrified version that brings about more quietness to the commute.

If an SUV SAV coupe body style is more your thing, the X2 is now available for purchase. Looks stylish, especially in the show car's bright red hue.

If you like the X1 but need more oomph, the X1 M35i is also available for sale and can be seen at BMW's stand. With 300hp from its two-litre turbocharged engine and sent to all four wheels, the 0-100km/h sprint is dispatched in a scant 5.4 seconds.

Also on display for the first time in Singapore is the i5 M60. 601 fully electric horsepower put to the road through all four wheels means you'll be shoved deep into your seat as 100km/h comes and goes in a heady 3.8 seconds while you silently rush past everyone else on the way to that all-important board meeting.


BYD's luxury brand Denza is in Singapore with the D9 MPV EV. The D9 is expected to make its way later this year and is said to be available in both two- and all-wheel drive variants. A sumptuously appointed interior speaks to the upmarket credentials of Denza, and we'll have more to come when we get behind the wheel on our roads.

You'll find the D9 and other BYD models including the facelifted Atto 3 at BYD's stand at Suntec City Convention Centre Atrium beside Uniqlo.


Tucked away neatly but menacingly in the corner of the Hyundai stand is the IONIQ 5 N. 650hp, 770Nm of torque, a blistering 0-100km/h time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 260km/h is all you need to know. It's not actually available for sale in Singapore but who knows... some day.... some... day....


The angular and spacious EV9 was unveiled at KIA's stand, but don't let its boxy stature fool you. Featuring a drag coefficient of just 0.28 and built on the E-GMP platform, this 7-seater is likely to outrun many other similarly spacious SUVs on our roads.


In a Tron-meets-Geländewagen synastry, the EQG EV concept was unveiled to much ooohs and aaahs all around. This foreshadows an electric G wagon that's said to arrive later this year as the EQG. Can't wait to see that!

Also at the Mercedes-Benz stand is the Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance (not pictured). If our recent Mercedes-AMG C63 F1 Edition article caught your attention, you definitely want to check the C63 S E Performance out.


Headlining things over at the MG stand is the Cyberster, a fist-bitingly gorgeous cabriolet EV. With 536hp from two electric motors, 100km/h from a dig comes in a wig-ripping 3.2 seconds. That the roof also goes up and comes down in just 10 seconds is a plus, but when you open the doors, be enthralled as they scissor skywards.

Just be careful of low-ceiling multistorey carparks though, for it swings taller than the 1.84-metre tall MG9 SUV beside it.


After a positive response and strong showing in 2023 with the Good Cat, ORA is starting 2024 with a bang with the 07. Baby Panamera anyone? Sure looks the part. The ORA 07 is said to be available in Singapore from the latter half of this year.


In addition to the Polestar 3 that debuted in Singapore last year, what grabbed everyone's attention was the drop-dead gorgeous Electric Roadster concept that was built to showcase Polestar's vision for the future of electric sports cars. This is just a clay model, so don't lean on it.


If you've always wanted your WRX tarted up to look more aggressive and purposeful, check it out in GT Edition.

The Subaru BRZ STI (not pictured) is also on display with similar aesthetic and handling improvements from the in-house performance wing Subaru Technica International (STI).


The Jimny may not be a new car, but this latest-generation five-door variant is new to the Singapore market. Manufactured in India by Maruti Suzuki, this five-door Jimny adds more practicality to its already adorable and plucky nature.


The quickest accelerating production Volvo to date, the all-electric EX30, was launched at the 2024 Singapore Motor Show. In dual motor all-wheel drive configuration, the EX30 uses 422hp to power its way to 100km/h in just 3.6 seconds. Rear-wheel drive single motor variants will feature 268hp for both standard and long-range guise.

The EX30 is also Volvo's most compact EV SUV in its model line-up.

Singapore Motor Show 2024 runs from 11 to 14 January at Suntec City Convention Centre Levels 3 & 4, and tickets are available for purchase online and on-site at Level 3 Concourse.