Yes thats right. The country that’s the equivalent of car purgatory (for normal people, at least) has an auto show :)

I live here now. Still can’t believe it.

The lines to get in were ridiculous. It took me 30 minutes of standing in line to get in the show. Granted, I went on a Saturday evening but I never expected this many people. (It turns out, they were giving out discounts and free services for 4 years, etc if you purchased your car there.)

To my disappointment, not all car manufacturers that have a presence in Singapore were putting on a display. And even those manufacturers that did show up didn’t have their most exciting cars. It was really more of a sales event than a show.

Also, apologies for not having the best pictures. There were way too many people and after a while, I just stopped waiting for 15 minutes to get a clear shot.

But I did get to see some cars that aren’t sold in the US at all. So that was neat.

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For example, Mercedes brought a CLA Wagon to the show. Their sales guy kept correcting me and saying its a “Shooting Brake”. Fuck you Mercedes, I know a wagon when I see one. When I asked him why they didnt bring the CLS “Shooting Brake” (which have seen about on the roads here) and other cars, he said he wont have a CLS in stock till September. September!

I’m still scratching my head as to why they went with the childish boy-racer graphics on the car...

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And there was the A45 AMG.

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Being in Asia, there were no shortages of mega vans. Toyota and Nissan had a bunch of them. I liked this one...

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Subaru brought a nice surprise. I wasn’t expecting to see any concept cars, so this was a treat :) The Subaru Viziv2

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But I’ve learned to not get my hopes up every time Subaru makes a concept. This is what happened when they promised something exciting the last time...

Renault decided to tell people that they make rugged vehicles. I mean clearly, CUV on pebbles - They mean business.

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This was nice - first time sitting in an R8. And that too, the new one. The engine compartment does look nice with the cross-member and no plastic covers.

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I loved the interior. It is sharp and somehow seems to have gone up in terms of build quality (which I didnt think was possible)

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The R8 also won the second largest glove box I’ve seen. Pictures don’t do it justice because of horrible lighting, but this thing was cavernous.

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Also sat in the new TT. I’m a fan of the new interior that Audi is bringing to their cars :)

I’m glad someone decided to bring a base-as-fuck-truck

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....and then I discovered that they also had actual trucks on display.

Here’s some more forbidden fruit. I also sat in the new Miata for the first time. I fucking loved it :D

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And the Mazda 2 here will have hatchback and sedan versions.

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Wandered down to the Peugeots.

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The new ones all have massive screens now

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And I sat in my first Cactus. I have to say, I don’t mind it. Its weird and quirky and nice...I wonder is its good to drive too.

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And that brings us to the largest glove box I’ve seen. Even King Kong should be able to fit his boxing gloves in there with ease...and charge his phone while he’s at it.

This made me feel like all this walking had somehow made me a midget....when did Golfs/Polos get so huge?

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But wait, its a SportsVan! ._. Really VW?

Really?!

Also, no diesels were on display...I wonder why lol