Fantastic cars we never got in Singapore: Part 2

By jaytee, 24 May 2021

Have you seen our previous list of cars that never made it to Singapore? Well, we’ve got a refresher for you right HERE.

Seems short, doesn't it? Of course, we couldn't leave it at that. We may have our own bevvy of great cars here in sunny Singapore, but there are just as many that never made it across the Atlantic or the Pacific oceans. Here are a few more of said vehicles.

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake

Really, it is a crying shame that this car is a Euro-only model. Just look at it, with its smooth sculpted front end with Genesis-style headlamps, that massive diamond-shaped grille spanning from the hood to the lower bumper, that gorgeous side profile and rear pillars that meld into the rear flanks above the (again, Genesis-style) tail lamps. It's a very very very good looking thing with two engine choices (a turbocharged 2.0-litre and twin-turbo 3.3-litre). We bemoan the absence of it here.

(Click HERE to read more about the Genesis G70 SB)

Volkswagen Arteon R Shooting Brake

I promise the Shooting Brake theme ends here, but the VW Arteon SB deserves a notable mention. Blending the best properties of the standard Arteon’s four-door fastback proportions, the Arteon SB gains a few extra inches of headroom over the standard coupe/saloon, but stays true to form with its sleek silhouette. All that, and you get… admittedly not much more boot space. But the rear aperture is bigger, which should bode well for the occasional IKEA trips. Of course, if you could have it, you’d want the top-spec Arteon R with 320hp and 420Nm of torque from its Golf R sourced 2.0-litre Evo4 power plant.

(Click HERE to read more about the VW Arteon R Shooting Brake)

Cadillac Escalade

Ahh, the Cadillac Escalade, the car of choice for hip-hop artists, reality television stars and socialites. There’s no denying that the Escalade is a huge car, measuring over 5 meters long and almost 2 meters high, weighing in at 2.5 tons. However, there is an undeniable swagger associated with driving one.

Holden HSV Maloo

To the untrained eye, this might look like a pickup truck… Which is a rather apt description actually. The Aussies call this a ute, a utility vehicle that is a cross between a sedan and a flatbed. The HSV Maloo is probably one of the finest examples of such vehicles, packing a Chevy sourced 6.2-litre supercharged V8 of LS engine lore. How much power, you ask? A healthy 537hp. A blue-collar worker’s dream… In Australia, that is.

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