2018 seems to be the year of the Luxury SUV or as we prefer to call it the LSUVs. On 2nd of June 2018, the Vanilla Luxury team was invited to the spanking new 5705 sq-ft showroom of Lamborghini Singapore and at the center of this new property was the Lamborghini Urus. A sports car SUV high breed.
Yes, you heard me right Lamborghini has their own SUV or as we here call it LSUV. Not only that, it seems that the good people of Singapore seem to love their LSUV. According to Lamborghini Singapore, over 47 units have been sold since its launch in late 2017.
We take a look at some of the newest LSUVs on the market now.
1. 2018 Porsche Cayenne (SGD 343,488 without COE)
The Porsche Cayenne is a sports car with 5 doors open to any adventure. The car is built to simplify your life in a variety of ways with built-in smartphone apps such as the Apple® CarPlay.
The Cayenne generation of engines has been redeveloped completely from scratch and they now offer even greater power and torque. The efficient 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine in the Cayenne is equipped with a twin-scroll turbocharger positioned between the cylinder banks and produces 250 kW (340 hp). The maximum torque of 450 Nm is achieved between 1,340 and 5,300 rpm.
2. 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (SGD 667,000 without COE)
For generations, the interaction between the robust ladder-type frame, low-range gear ratio and the three differential locks have made the G-Class an off-road icon. The new G-Class captivates on account of the newly developed independent wheel suspension at the front, precise direct-steer system and an optional suspension with adaptive adjustable damping.
The engine of the G 500 impresses on account of its enormous power, exceptional noise and vibration comfort, pronounced agility as well as more efficiency thanks to the cylinder cut-out system.
3. Bentley Bentayga (SGD 920,000 without COE)
The Bentayga's W12 engine delivers a potent combination of power, speed and efficiency. Expect an effortless surge forward when you put your foot down, with a maximum torque of 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) available at a little over idle speed. With 447 kw that’s supercar power to go with supreme luxury. The top speed is 187 mph (301 km/h) and, impressively, it can accelerate from 0 – 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds).
A wealth of intuitive driver-assistance features and Bentley’s proven all-wheel-drive system guarantee confidence and control on any road, from the school run to the most challenging of mountain terrains.
4. Lamborghini Urus (SGD 798,000 without COE)
A super sports car soul with a distinct Lamborghini engine sound and the functionality typical for an SUV; Urus’ distinctive silhouette with a dynamic flying coupé line shows its super sports origins, while its outstanding proportions convey strength, solidity and safety.
Urus design took inspiration from the heritage of the LM002 in regard to the power dome showing the position of the engine and the significant diagonal lines, while the frameless doors recall the iconic Gandini line. The interior can be customized to be more elegant or more sporty, through the selection of different kinds of colours and materials, such as natural leather, Alcantara®, wood finish, aluminium or carbon.
5. Maserati Levante (SGD 489,800 without COE)
Maserati has a history of naming its cars after the world’s most famous winds. And now the Levante joins the Maserati hall of fame. The Levante can reach 100km/h from a standing start in an astonishing 5.2 seconds. There are two trims available: the GranLusso and GranSport. With the GranLusso, the styling and trim are more focused on luxury. With the GranSport, it’s more about directly engaging dynamics.
The engines in the Levante models offer everything you would expect of a Maserati – from snarling responsiveness to effortless long-distance refinement and remarkable efficiency of the twin-turbocharged V6.