The President of Singapore alternates between a 2010 Mercedes Benz S350L and a 2001 Lexus LS430, both of which are white like all of Singapore's previous state cars. In a hypothetical situation whereby the government decides to replace the aging LS430, what are the potential choices? Iíve compiled a list of my own:
The conventional choices
BMW 7 series
The BMW 7 series has been used to ferry the Apec delegates. There is no doubt about its class and status.
This car obviously should be in the radar as its predecessor is currently a state car. It will give the President a magic carpet ride from the Istana to the floating platform.
The latest Jaguar XJ combines old world charm with modern curves. It is probably the grandest looking of them all among the choices here.
The ĎOut-of-the-boxí choices
The choices here come with a four-door coupe styling. I am not sure if Singapore is ready for such a state car but every candidate here would be a refreshing choice.
Mercedes Benz CLS
Aston Martin Rapide
The practical choices
I decided to call them the practical choices because they are less flashy than the choices mentioned earlier and should be carry a lower selling price. However, they should perform the required duties adequately.
In Japan, the Crown is the ride of choice for the country's top elite executives and government officials.
The premium Japanese brand was established in North America more than 20 years ago. Order books for Infiniti is now open. How about a M37 saloon for you, Mr President ?
Going back to the title of the blog entry, I would cast a vote for the Jaguar XJ for its stately stance and sloping good looks. It would certainly make a dignified ride for our Head of State.
To all readers, what would your choice be ? Please state in the comments box below.