When it comes to Japanese crossovers today, no model is more popular in Singapore than the Honda HR-V (or its evil twin, the Vezel).
Recently upgraded, the HR-V now has a stronger and more efficient motor that enables it to qualify for a $5000 CEVS rebate. Unchanged, however, is the Honda’s roomy and comfy cabin.
Like the HR-V, the Nissan Qashqai is also one of the most popular crossovers in Singapore. The Qashqai aims to impress buyers with its suite of technologies, such as Active Trace Control and Active Ride Control, which enhance both safety and handling.
Ready to display its handling attributes, too, is the Suzuki Vitara – the only contender here with all-wheel-drive. Apart from its ability to go off-road away from the concrete jungle, the Vitara can also turn a few heads with its snazzy styling.
The newest competitor in this segment is the Mazda CX-3, essentially the crossover version of the 2 hatchback. But the CX-3 has a more potent powertrain of 2-litre capacity, which will definitely appeal to petrolheads.
Which of these samurai crossovers would Singapore’s urbanites find the most appealing? Keep reading to find out.