Make no mistake, Singapore is a small country. So small in fact, that our total road network is comprised of just 3,440km of asphalt. For comparison, that’s a minuscule 0.0502% of the total road network of the United States. Bearing that in mind, you’d think that Singapore’s streets must be flooded with tiny cars, like the Kei cars of Japan or A-Segment mini-compact cars.
Au contraire, that couldn’t be further from the reality of it. You see, car ownership in Singapore is somewhat hampered. If you are Singaporean, you’ll get where I’m coming from. If you’re not I’ll spare you the details and get straight to the point. Essentially, there is a limit to the number of cars on Singapore’s roads. Car ownership is strictly controlled according to the car's engine capacity. If you have the dough for it, you can shell out more dollars for a car with something bigger than a 1.6-litre engine and above. And bigger is almost always better, as I shall try to demonstrate with this list of the biggest cars in Singapore.
The H3 may be the smallest vehicle in Hummer’s line-up (military vehicles aside) but it is still much larger than your ordinary SUV. Measuring in at 1,897mm wide and 1,859mm high, it’s considerably larger than most cars in Singapore, and much flashier too. The sheer size of it, the massive chrome grille, if there were ever a car to make a statement in, this is it.
Land Rover Defender
Rugged. Durable. Robust. Tough. Big. Those are some of the words synonymous with the iconic Land Rover Defender, which saw a major overhaul for 2020. Good time too, because the previous model was getting a little dated, remaining largely unchanged throughout its 70-odd year history. Matter of fact, we liked this new one so much that it was among our picks for 2020’s Cars Of The Year.
The Infiniti QX80 is quite an oddity. It packs a 5.6-litre V8 that churns out 400 horsepower, has 3 rows of seating that accommodates up to 7 passengers, comes with hydraulic dampers that counteract the car’s weight to minimise body roll or lean. It’s a luxury SUV, that just so happens to be massive, just over 2 meters wide and over 1.9 meters tall. Even the wheelbase of the QX80 is huge, a whopping 3045mm. Who is it made for? We don’t know. Do we like it? Absolutely.
(Click HERE to check out our Infiniti QX80 drive)
Rolls Royce Cullinan
Remember how I mentioned how bigger is better, this is what I mean, The Cullinan. Named after the largest diamond in the world, the Cullinan is Rolls Royce’s entrant into the SUV market, and it is a big one. The longest car of this bunch in fact, and the one with the biggest engine too. 6.75-litres of twin-turbo’d V12 goodness. Not hard to see why this is the crown jewel of the SUV market.
(Click HERE to check out our Rolls-Royce Cullinan Drive)