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Hong Kong (China) February 2014: Mercedes E-Class back on top

March 10th, 2014 No comments

Mercedes E Class Hong Kong February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frMercedes E-Class

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New vehicle sales in Hong Kong are up a brilliant 28% year-on-year in February to 3,945 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 8,066 units, up 17% on 2013. Brand-wise, Toyota continues to reign with 902 sales for a 22.9% market share, followed by Mercedes at a fantastic 15.7% share thanks to 619 units while Nissan is up 7 spots on January to round up the podium with 330 sales and 8.4% of the market. In the models ranking, for the first time since last August the Mercedes E-Class (leader over the Full Year 2012) is back on top with 212 sales and 5.4% share, however this is not enough to dethrone the Toyota Hiace even though the latter tumbles down to #9 this month. So far in 2014, E Class sales add up to 311 vs. 384 for the Hiace.

Toyota Crown LPG Taxi. Picture by neeravbhatt, all rights reserved.

Bolstered by a dynamic flow of orders from taxi companies, the Toyota Crown LPG Taxi remains #2 with 189 units sold, while the BMW 3 Series shines: up 5 ranks on January to #3 with 160 sales and 4.1%. Other great performers in Hong Kong this month include the Nissan Serena up 18 spots to #4, the Mitsubishi Lancer back in the ranking directly in 5th place, the Mercedes S-Class at #7 vs. #54 over the Full Year 2013, the Nissan Elgrand up 22 spots to #10 and the Mercedes CLA up a further 7 spots to a best-ever (and world-best) 17th position. Finally, notice the arrival of the Maserati Ghibli at #142 with two units sold.

Previous post: Hong Kong (China): 2010-2013 Historical Data now available

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) January 2014: Mercedes S-Class up to #3!

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) February 2013: BMW 5 Series leads

Full February 2014 Top 176 All-models and Top 38 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Hong Kong (China): 2010-2013 Historical Data now available!

February 26th, 2014 No comments

Mercedes E Class Hong Kong 2012The Mercedes E-Class was #1 in Hong Kong in 2012.

I can now share with you Historical Data for Hong Kong (China) going back to 2010, so not much info yet which is why I am calling you readers to get in touch in you have access to more Historical info on Hong King. I’m awaiting your messages!

Hong Kong (China) Historical Data:

Hong Kong (China) 2010: Toyota and Mercedes dominate

Hong Kong (China) 2012: Mercedes E-Class in the lead, BMW 5 Series on podium

Hong Kong (China) 2013: Toyota Hiace most popular

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Hong Kong (China) January 2014: Mercedes S-Class up to #3!

February 13th, 2014 No comments

Mercedes S Class Hong Kong January 2014Mercedes S-Class

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The Hong Kong new car market is up by a very healthy 9% year-on-year in January to 4,121 registrations. And as is the tradition, we have a very volatile models ranking this month, apart from the Toyota Hiace remaining the most popular vehicle with 271 sales and 6.6%. An end of (Chinese) year batch puts the emblematic Toyota Crown Taxi up to #2 at 244 units and 5.9%, while the all-new Mercedes S-Class shoots up to an unbelievable third place thanks to 161 sales and 3.9% share, including 119 Hybrid models.

Audi A5 Hong Kong January 2014Audi A5

The A-Class makes it two Mercedes inside the Top 4 this month at #4 and 3.7%. Other great performers this month include the Kia Morning up to #8 vs. #45 over FY2013, the Audi A5 up to #10 vs. #26, the Audi A4 up 43 spots on December to #17 and the Mercedes CLA up 45 to #24. Brand-wise, Toyota dominates once again with 939 sales and 22.8%, ahead of Mercedes at 13.8%, Isuzu at 10.1% and Volkswagen at 6.1%. Notice also Hino up to #8, Kia up to #11, UD Trucks up to #20 and Jeep landing at #32 with 4 units sold.

Previous post: Hong Kong (China) Full Year 2013: Toyota Hiace most popular

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) January 2013:  Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series above 7%

Full January 2014 Top 170 models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Hong Kong (China) Full Year 2013: Toyota Hiace most popular

January 11th, 2014 5 comments

Toyota Hiace Hong Kong 2013. Picture courtesy of Jeremy on FlickrToyota Hiace

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New car sales in Hong Kong are up a solid 11% year-on-year in 2013 to 48,276 registrations. Toyota remains the #1 brand on the territory by far, up 12% on 2012 to 9,776 sales and 20.3% share, ahead of Mercedes also up 12% to 6,103 units and 12.6% and BMW kicked down to third position, up 6% to 5,884 sales and 12.3%. The next four positions are unchanged vs. 2012: Volkswagen ranks 4th with 8.3% share, followed by Audi (+14%), Honda (+24%) and Nissan (+19%). Notice also Ford up 257% to #16, Volvo up 75% to #17, Suzuki up 151% to #20 and Mitsubishi up 147% to #22.

Mercedes A Class Hong Kong 2013. Picture courtesy of Auto Motor und SportThe Mercedes A-Class is up 5180% in Hong Kong in 2013…

This year the most popular vehicle in the territory is the Toyota Hiace, up 19% on 2012 to 2,3278 sales and 4.8% share, ahead two German premium models: the BMW 5 Series is up one spot and 1% to 1,913 units and 4% in second place, and the Mercedes E-Class, leader in 2012, is down 25% to #3 with 1,738 sales and 3.6%. The VW Golf is up a robust 23% and one spot year-on-year to #4 at 1,638 units and 3.4%, followed by the BMW 3 Series up a whopping 58% to #5 and the Toyota Noah up 29% to #6.

BMW X5 Hong Kong December 2013The BMW X5 ranked third in December with 3.8% share.

Further down, notice the Mercedes C-Class up 25% to #8, Honda Stepwagon up 37% to #9, Honda Jazz up 115% to #14, the Mercedes A-Class up from #164 in 2012 to #16 this year with 792 sales and 1.6%, Mercedes ML-Class up 104% to #21, Nissan Elgrand up 141% to #29 and Audi Q3 up 108% to #31. Finally the BMW X5 is up 8% to #34 but peaked at a fantastic third position in December with 171 sales and 3.8% share.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) November 2013: BMW 3 Series leads the way

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) Full Year 2012: Mercedes E-Class most popular

December Top 175 and Full Year 2013 Top 220 All-models and Top 40 All-brands below.

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Hong Kong (China) November 2013: BMW 3 Series leads the way

December 9th, 2013 No comments

BMW 3 Series Hong Kong China November 2013BMW 3 Series

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New car sales in Hong Kong (China) are up 5% year-on-year in November to 4,392 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 43,718 units, up a magnificent 12% on 2012. This month the BMW 3 Series takes the lead of the models ranking thanks to an excellent 236 sales and 5.4% share, more than double its year-to-date level. The Toyota Hiace, #2 this month, remains the best-seller so far in 2013 at 2,034 units and 4.7% ahead of the BMW 5 Series, #3 in November, with 1,826 sales and 4.2% and the Mercedes E-Class at 1,575 units and 3.5%. The Toyota Wish excels, up 11 spots on October to #5 with 150 sales and 3.4%, the BMW 1 Series is stable at #8 vs. #14, the BMW X1 is up 7 ranks to #14, the VW Touran back inside the ranking at #25, the Mitsubishi ASX up a further 5 spots to #26 vs. #59 year-to-date, Lexus ES stable at #27 vs. #81 year-to-date and the BMW 4 Series at a world-best #33.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) October 2013: BMW 4 Series inside Top 20

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) November 2012: Toyota Hiace holds the fort

Full November 2013 Top 175 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Hong Kong (China) October 2013: BMW 4 Series inside Top 20!

November 12th, 2013 2 comments

BMW 4 Series Hong Kong October 2013. Picture courtesy of themotorreport.com.auBMW 4 Series

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New car sales in Hong Kong (China) are up a splendid 17% year-on-year in October to 4,364 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 39,538 units, up 12% on 2012. For the first time since last February, the BMW 5 Series, leader over the Full Year 2012, manages to top the Hong Kong sales charts thanks to 247 sales and 5.7%. This is however not enough to catch up on the Toyota Hiace, still #1 so far in 2013 at 1,852 units and 4.7% vs. 1,664 and 4.2% for the 5 Series. The Mercedes E-Class is solid at #2 with 4.4% share, as is the Toyota Noah at #5 with 3.3%.

Lexus ES Hong Kong October 2013Lexus ES

Other great performers this month in Hong Kong include the BMW 1 Series up 5 spots on September to #7 with 115 sales and 2.6%, the Audi A3 up 21 to #10 at 101 units and 2.3%, Toyota Wish up 18 to #16 and Mitsubishi ASX up 19 to #31. But the big event in the Top 20 is the thunderous arrival of the all-new BMW 4 Series at #20 with 66 sales and 1.5%, making Hong Kong the very first territory in the world where this model has managed to crack the Top 100 (let alone the Top 20!). Notice also the Lexus ES up from #166 in September to #26 this month.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) September 2013: Mercedes A and CLA Class up

One year ago: Hong Kong (October) China October 2012: Toyota Hiace in pole position

Full October 2013 Top 165 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Hong Kong (China) September 2013: Mercedes A & CLA-Class up

October 29th, 2013 No comments

Mercedes CLA Class Hong Kong September 2013Mercedes CLA-Class

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New car sales in Hong Kong are up 12% year-on-year in September to 4,240 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 34,969 units, up 11% on 2012. The Toyota Hiace reclaims the top spot it holds year-to-date by selling 208 units for a 4.9% market share this month, adding up to 1,671 and 4.8% so far in 2013 vs. 1,417 and 4.1% for the BMW 5 Series, up 4 spots on last month to land in third position in September. Another very strong showing for the Toyota Noah at #4 and 3.9% vs. #8 and 2.3% year-to-date.

Mercedes has a few models in great shape this month in Hong Kong. Leader in August, the E-Class is down one spot to #2 this month but with 202 sales and 4.8% it misses out on a second consecutive pole position by just 6 units… It is now #3 year-to-date. The A-Class is up 15 ranks to reach a fantastic 6th place at 139 units and 3.3% while the CLA-Class is already up to #32 with 35 sales and 0.8% for its 2nd month in the Hong Kong ranking. Notice also the BMW 3 Series up 9 ranks to #5, the Toyota Crown LPG Taxi very solid once again at #11 vs. #32 year-to-date, the Audi Q5 up a huge 116 spots to #18, Audi A3 up 82 to #31 and the BMW 4 Series making its very first appearance at #165 with one unit sold this month.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) August 2013: Mercedes E-Class most popular

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) September 2012: VW Golf shoots up to #2

Full September 2013 Top 170 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Hong Kong (China) August 2013: Mercedes E-Class most popular

September 21st, 2013 No comments

Mercedes E Class Hong Kong August 2013Mercedes E-Class

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In August new car sales in Hong Kong are down 4% year-on-year to 3,801 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 30,729 units, up 11% on 2012. Boosted by its facelift, the Mercedes E-Class is the most popular model in the territory this month at 198 sales and 5.2% share, it ranks #4 year-to-date. The Toyota Hiace is finally dethroned after 4 consecutive months in pole position: pushed down to #2 at 188 units and 4.9% in August but still leader year-to-date with 1,463 sales and 4.8% vs. 1,244 and 4% for the BMW 5 Series, back up to #7 this month.

Lexus IS Hong Kong August 2013Lexus IS

The Mercedes C-Class rounds up the podium like in July at 123 units and 3.2%, followed by the Nissan Serena and Toyota Noah both at 117 sales and 3.1% and the VW Golf at 113 units and 3%. Notice also the Toyota Crown Taxi up 8 ranks on last month to #9 and the Lexus IS entering the Top 20 at #19 with 58 sales and 1.5% thanks to the new model.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) July 2013: Toyota Hiace now #1 year-to-date

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) August 2012: Mercedes E-Class and Lexus RX lead

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Hong Kong (China) July 2013: Toyota Hiace now #1 year-to-date

August 16th, 2013 1 comment

Toyota Hiace Hong Kong Police July 2013. Picture courtesy of Swat HK via FlickerToyota Hiace Hong Kong Police. Picture by swat_hk, all rights reserved.

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3,715 new vehicles found a buyer in Hong Kong in July, bringing the year-to-date total to 26,922 units, up a very robust 14% on 2012. The Toyota Hiace celebrates its 4th consecutive month in pole position and 6th time at that level in the last 10 months at 234 units and 6.3% by taking the lead in the 2013 year-to-date ranking thanks to 1,275 sales and 4.7%. The BMW 5 Series, down to #16 this month, is kicked down to #2 year-to-date but is still the king of passenger cars at 1,136 units and 4.2%. The VW Golf remains at a brilliant 2nd place in July with 180 sales and 4.8% while Mercedes places 2 models inside the Top 4: the C-Class at #3 and 4% and the E-Class at 3.2%.

Ferrari F12 Hong Kong July 2013Ferrari F12. Picture by Nick Automotive Photography, all rights reserved.

Other great performers this month in Hong Kong include the Toyota Noah up to #5 and 3% share vs. #13 and 1.9% year-to-date, the BMW 1 Series very solid once again at #10, the Toyota Crown LPG Taxi up to #17 vs. #48 year-to-date, the Lexus IS up 12 spots to #21 vs. #66 YTD, the Nissan Note up 35 to #25 and the Nissan Cedric LPG Taxi up to #59. We also welcome the Ferrari F12 in the ranking at #108 and the Jaguar F-Type at #165.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) June 2013: Mercedes places 3 models in Top 8

One year ago (almost): Hong Kong (China) August 2012: Mercedes E-Class and Lexus RX lead

Full July 2013 Top 167 All-models and Top 37 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Hong Kong (China) June 2013: Mercedes places 3 models in Top 8

July 10th, 2013 1 comment

Mercedes E Class Hong Kong June 2013The E-Class is one of 3 Mercedes in the Hong Kong Top 8 this month.

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4,079 new vehicles found a buyer in Hong Kong on June, bring the year-to-date total to 23,207 units halfway through 2013. The Top 2 best-sellers in the territory are unchanged on last month, but they both improve on their May scores: the Toyota Hiace is #1 for the third month in a row, going from 4.4% share last month to 6% in June thanks to 243 sales, while the VW Golf maintains itself inside the Hong Kong podium for the 4th consecutive time at 198 units and 4.9% compared to 3.7% in May. The BMW 5 Series, back up 4 spots on May to #3 with 193 sales and 4.3%, remains the best-seller so far in 2013, but just: with 1,065 units and 4.6% it now only has a 24 units advantage over the Toyota Hiace…

Porsche Cayman Hong Kong June 2013The Porsche Cayman ranks within the Hong Kong Top 50 this month.

Justifying its #2 spot in the brands ranking with a massive 12.8% share below only Toyota (18.1%), Mercedes places no less than 3 models inside the Hong Kong Top 8 this month: the E-Class, boosted by the new model, is up a massive 24 spots on May to #4 with 168 sales and 4.1% and is now also #4 year-to-date, the ML-Class is down 2 ranks to a still very impressive #7 and the C-Class is up 6 to #8. BMW for its part places 3 models inside the Top 11 with the 3 Series at #6 and the 1 Series at #11. Notice also the Lexus IS up 125 spots to #33 and the Porsche Cayman up 40 to #48.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) May 2013: Toyota Hiace and VW Golf on top

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