The Singapore Motor Show is one of the most proclaimed events that the country takes pride in hosting and publicizing. The President of MTA (Motor Traders Association) has discussed how successful the show has been in the past and how this year’s show is going to top them all.
And, upon reflection, he wasn’t wrong.
They knew they needed to create something special and grand since the show had not been around for quite some time before 2015. However, that turnout was so successful that the hosts felt overwhelmingly confident about all of the future events. (It also created import and export company incorporations in Singapore, which was an enticing prospect).
The turnout was more than 58,000; some of which were coming from overseas locations.
The Main Attractions
The dominant aspects that captured most people’s attention were the Nissan GTR and the brand new Subaru Impreza. There was an entire slew of new and exciting cars waiting to be revealed to people this year; notably, the Mazda MX-5 RF, as well as some new cars that Mitsubishi brought to the stage.
The robust German car company, Volkswagen, was also not shy to make an appearance. They used the opportunity to show the world the new models of cars that they had been working on, and they didn’t disappoint.
They introduced us to the Tiguan’s second generation model, as well as the Beetle Cabriolet. This was the showstopper for Volkswagen since they had created a car with a soft top that can be opened up in under 10 seconds!
BMW was boisterous with their presentations, but this year, they used the car event as an opportunity to show off their all-new outdoor range of vehicles. The BMW X5 was the one that was captivating passers-by.
What Was New?
After the success of the 2015 show, the hosts wanted to bring something bigger and better.
For one, the entire space has been expanded to double the amount of floors! There’s such a vast array of different cars available to see that they needed more room to avoid making people feel too congested.
22 car brands had agreed to be a part of the show. Aside from the elite companies, such as Aston, Martin, and Ferrari, you would’ve pretty much seen all there is to offer in the car industry. Furthermore, since there are so many car brands in one place all trying to get you to make a purchase, the prices are going to be extremely competitive!
Why Bring It Back?
Up until 2015, the Motor show in this country had been on a long break of more than six years! Glenn Tan, the director of Tan Chong Ltd, believed that he had a responsibility to his country to help bring the car show back.
He thought it would create a great atmosphere and liveliness around the city (which it did); however, he also had alternative motives in mind.
Being the host of such a large show of cars would undoubtedly mean that Glenn had a great chance to begin networking and forming more partnerships within the automotive industry. He ensured that a magnificent show was put on for the people, but he was also trying to establish stronger friendships with the right people for possible business ventures in the future.
Regardless, you can expect the show to continue for many years to come.