Hong Kong (China) Full Year 2015: Hiace #1, Crown & Alphard shoot up

Toyota Crown LPG Taxi Hong Kong 2015. Picture courtesy of neeravbhatt via FlickrThe symbolic and venerable Toyota Crown LPG Taxi is up 57% to #2 in 2015. 

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The new vehicle market in Hong Kong is up 5% year-on-year in 2015 to 55.781 registrations and is still largely dominated by Toyota up 15% to an imposing 24.1% market share. The Japanese manufacturer is followed like in 2014 by Mercedes (+1%), BMW (+23%) and Isuzu (+19%). Honda (+14%) overtakes Volkswagen and Audi – both down – to rank 5th. Porsche is up 45% to brilliantly break into the Top 10 with 2.4% share, with Land Rover (+42%) and Jeep (+33%) also impressive. The Toyota Hiace is the best-selling nameplate in the country for the third consecutive year but sees its sales slip 1% to 3.055, now under threat from the venerable Toyota Crown LPG Taxi up a flamboyant 57% to 2.612 units.

Porsche Macan Hong Kong 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukPorsche is among the 10 best-selling manufacturers in Hong Kong in 2015.

Toyota also places the Alphard at #3 (+161%) and the Noah at #4 (-29%). For its part Mercedes has the C-Class (+41%) at #5 and the E-Class (-13%) at #6. Notice also the Honda Stepgwagon up 40% to #8, the Audi A3 up 52% to #15, the BMW 4 Series up 42% to #18, Porsche Macan up 4-fold to #19, Mercedes GLA up 196% to #21 and the Honda Odyssey up 99% to #26. The Toyota Spade (#30) and Sienta (#34) are the most popular all-new models for 2015.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) November 2015: BMW 2 Series Tourer strong at #2

Previous year: Hong Kong (China) Full Year 2014: Toyota monopolises podium

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

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Hong Kong (China) November 2015: BMW 2 Series Tourer strong at #2

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Hong Kong November 2015BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

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New vehicle sales in Hong Kong are up a very dynamic 22% year-on-year in November to 4.899 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 6% to 51.228 units. Toyota evolves like the market at +24% to 1.048 sales and 21.4% share vs. 24.7% year-to-date, whereas BMW (+63%), Mercedes (+33%) and Audi (+83%) take off. Land Rover (+218%) also shines further down. Model-wise, the Toyota Hiace reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date thanks to 286 sales and 5.8% but the BMW 2 Series Tourer lodges another exceptional performance in 2nd place with 4.2% share and is now #7 year-to-date. The VW Golf is up 12 spots on October to #3, the BMW 5 Series is up 10 to #6, both the Toyota Spade and Sienta maintain themselves within the Top 8 best-sellers and the Land Rover Discovery Sport gains a further two spots to #15.

Tesla Model S Hong Kong November 2015. Picture courtesy of motortrend.com P2Is the Tesla Model S one of the best-selling nameplates in Hong Kong? 

Note Hong Kong data doesn’t include Tesla sales for now as the company doesn’t disclose commercial information for the territory. Yet as one of our readers Nick Naylor pointed out recently, a recent article in the South China Morning Post talks of roughly 2.000 Tesla Model S already having found a new home in Hong Kong. With the Model S having launched a little over a year ago in Hong Kong, this would place the brand within the Top 10 best-sellers on the territory in 2015, and the Model S among the five most popular nameplates – making Hong Kong Tesla’s most successful market in the world in terms of market share along with Norway – albeit unofficially.

 

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) October 2015: BMW 2 Series Tourer shoots up to #1

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) November 2014: Lamborghini Huracan soon in Top 50?

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Hong Kong (China) October 2015: BMW 2 series Tourer shoots up to #1

BMW 2er Gran Tourer Hong Kong October 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deBMW 2 Series Gran Tourer

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New car sales in Hong Kong are still compiled by a separate organisation (HKMTA) even though it is now technically part of China and show new car sales up a meagre 0.6% year-on-year to 4.652 units, with the year-to-date total now standing at 46.330 registrations, up 5% on 2014. Below Toyota down a worrying 21% to 1.054 sales and 22.7% share, BMW is up a spectacular 72% on a year ago to 688 deliveries and 14.8%. This fantastic result is partly due to the exceptional success of the BMW 2 Series Tourer: thanks to 215 deliveries of the all-new Gran Tourer, the BMW nameplate simply takes the lead of the Hong Kong models ranking in October with 273 sales and 5.9% share, outselling the perennial leader the Toyota Hiace at 235 units and 5.1%.

Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Hong Kong October 2015The Mercedes-Mayback S-Class breaks into the Hong Kong Top 50 this month.

Audi also impresses with sales up 3-fold on a year ago to 253 units and 5.4%, as do Land Rover (+131%) and Volvo at a round +100%. Over on the models ranking, notice the Honda Stepwagon remaining at #3, the Toyota Spade at #5, Toyota Sienta at #7, BMW 1 Series at #10, Mercedes S-Class at #11, Land Rover Discovery Sport at #18, Volvo XC90 at #28 and Mercedes GLE at #30. Finally, the Mercedes Maybach S-Class brilliantly breaks into the Hong Kong Top 50 at #42 with 26 units sold this month.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) September 2015: Toyota Spade soars to #5

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) October 2014: Lexus NX in Top 10

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Hong Kong (China) September 2015: Toyota Spade soars to #5

Toyota Spade Hong Kong September 2015Toyota Spade

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New car sales for the Hong Kong market, even though part of China, are handled separately by HKMTA, showing a 13% year-on-year drop to 4.662 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 41.678 units, up 5% on 2014. Toyota reigns supreme again at 26.9% share above Mercedes (12%), BMW (10.1%), Honda (7.3%) and Isuzu (6.8%). The Toyota Hiace reclaims its traditional pole position off the Toyota Alphard while the Honda Stepwagon is up two further spots to #3 and the Toyota Crown LPG Taxi remains 4th. Two Toyota nameplates launches last month make a thunderous entrance inside the Hong Kong Top 10 this month: the Spade is up 49 spots to #5 and 3% share and the Sienta is up 23 to #10 and 2.2%. Finally, notice the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer up 5 ranks to #6.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) August 2015: Toyota Alphard overtakes Hiace

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) September 2014: Lexus NX directly in Top 20

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Hong Kong (China) August 2015: Toyota Alphard overtakes Hiace

Toyota Alphard Hong Kong April 2015. Picture courtesy response.jpThe Toyota Alphard is the best-selling nameplate in Hong Kong in August.

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Although part of China since 1997, Hong Kong car sales still follow an old pattern: they are reported by HKMTA separately from the mainland Chinese market in which they are not included. In August, new car sales in Hong Kong are down 5% year-on-year in August to 4.358 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 37.016 units, up 8% on 2014. Toyota is more dominant than ever with 1.281 sales and 29.4% market share, distancing BMW (9.2%), Mercedes (8.4%), Isuzu (8.1%) and Honda (6%) while Porsche is up to #9 and Lexus remains #10.

Porsche Macan Hong Kong August 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe Porsche Macan ranks 7th in Hong Kong this month.

Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Alphard outsells the traditional #1 the Hiace at 305 sales and 7% vs. 239 and 5.5% to sign its first ever Hong Kong pole position. Toyota monopolises the Top 4 with the Coaster at #3 and the Crown LPG Taxi at #4, while the Honda Stepwagon is solid again at #5, the Porsche Macan surges 24 ranks on July to #7, the Lexus NX is up 9 to #8 and the BMW 2 Series Tourer is up 14 to #11. Excellent showing of the Audi TT up 85 spots to a brilliant 15th place with 61 sales or 41% of its 2015 Hong Kong sales so far.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) July 2015: Toyota Alphard teases Hiace for #1

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) August 2014: Mercedes CLA #3 passenger car!

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Hong Kong (China) July 2015: Toyota Alphard teases Hiace for #1

Toyota Alphard Hong Kong April 2015. Picture courtesy response.jpToyota Alphard

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Although part of China since 1997, Hong Kong car sales are reported by the HKMTA separately from the mainland Chinese market in which they are not included. In July, Hong Kong new car sales are down 8% year-on-year to 4.264 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still up a solid 10% on 2014 to 32.656 units. Over 1 in every 4 new vehicles registered in Hong Kong this month is a Toyota with 1.095 sales and 25.7%, far ahead of Mercedes (10.8%), Isuzu (9.4%) and Honda (8.3%) with BMW (#5) and Audi (#13) ranking much lower than they are so far in 2015 (#3 and #6 respectively). In the models ranking, the Toyota Hiace holds onto its traditional pole position by the skin of its teeth: with a tiny 10-unit advantage over the #2, the Toyota Alphard. The Honda Stepwagon, up a stunning 28 spots on June to #3, makes the Hong Kong podium 100% MPV this month.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) July 2015: Lexus NX breaks record

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) July 2014: Mercedes CLA up to world-best #7

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Hong Kong (China) June 2015: Lexus NX breaks record

Lexus NX Hong Kong June 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frLexus NX

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The Hong Kong new vehicle market is up a splendid 25% year-on-year in June to 5.711 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total halfway through 2015 to 28.391 units, up 12% on 2014. Toyota keeps the lead of the brands ranking by far with a particularly strong 30.4% share vs. 24.5% so far in 2014, while BMW (11.2%) overtakes Mercedes (10.5%) for the 2nd spot overall. Isuzu, Honda, Audi and Volkswagen follow. The Top 4 best-selling nameplates all lodge market shares frankly above their year-to-date levels, resulting in a concentration of the HK market this month: the Toyota Hiace leads at 7.3% above the Toyota Crown LPG Taxi at 6.5%, the Toyota Alphard at 5.8% and the BMW 3 Series at 3%. The Lexus NX breaks its monthly volume record at 108 units and leaps up to #8, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is up 86 ranks on May to #13 and the BMW 4 Series is up 11 to #15.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) May 2015: Toyota Hiace leads, BMW X5 in Top 10

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) June 2014: Toyota Noah #1, Mercedes S-Class #2 YTD

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Hong Kong (China) May 2015: Toyota Hiace leads, BMW X5 in Top 10

BMW X5 Hong Kong May 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frBMW X5

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New vehicle sales in Hong Kong are up 4% year-on-year in May to 4.300 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 22.680 units, up 9% on 2014. Toyota continues to dominate the brands ranking head and shoulders at 1.077 deliveries and 25%, monopolising the models podium with the Hiace (6.4%), Crown (5.7%) and Alphard (4.4%) in the lead. The Japanese manufacturer distances Mercedes (13.3%) placing the C-Class at #4 and the CLA at #6, BMW (10.8%) placing the 3 Series at #5 and the X5 at #8, Isuzu (6.8%) and Volkswagen (5.5%). Notice also the Lexus NX at #14, Honda Odyssey at #17 and BMW i3 at #29.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) April 2015: Toyota Alphard hops on podium

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) May 2014: Mercedes S-Class outstanding

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Hong Kong (China) April 2015: Toyota Alphard hops on podium

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New vehicle sales in Hong Kong are down a painful 13% year-on-year in April to 3.638 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 18.382 units, still up by a robust 10% on 2014. Toyota remains on top of the brands ranking with a strong 25.2% share thanks to 915 deliveries, BMW jumps to 2nd place with 13.2% share above Mercedes at 12% and Honda at 6.5% while Isuzu crumbles back down to 5th place and 4.9% after hitting #2 in March. Notice also Porsche leaping up to 8th place with 122 units and 3.4% share vs. 2.3% so far in 2015. In the models ranking, Toyota monopolises the podium with the Hiace in pole position as usual followed by the Crown LPG Taxi and the Alphard boosted by the new model. The Mercedes C-Class is back up 55 spots on March to return to the 4th place it holds year-to-date, the BMW 3 Series is up 14 to #5 and the Mercedes CLA is up 17 to #6 while the Porsche Macan is up one further rank on last month to reach a world-best 11th place.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) March 2015: Toyota Noah and Audi A3 threaten Toyota Hiace for #1

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) April 2014: BMW 5 Series back up to #3

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Hong Kong (China) March 2015: Toyota Noah & Audi A3 threaten Hiace for #1

Audi A3 Sedan Hong Kong March 2015. Picture courtesy caradvice.com.auThe Audi A3 is very close to the Hong Kong #1 spot this month thanks to the sedan variant.

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New car sales in Hong Kong are up a splendid 24% year-on-year in March to 5,424 registrations, bringing the first quarter total to 14,740 units, up an equally solid 19% on 2014. Toyota leads the brands ranking as usual with 22.3% but Isuzu displays exceptional strength this month at 15.6% while BMW (6.9%), Mercedes (6.4%) and Hino (6.3%) round up the Top 5. The models ranking finish is unusually close this month: the Toyota Hiace remains on top, but just: at 248 sales and 6.6% share, it is only 7 units above the Toyota Noah at 11 above the Audi A3, boosted by the sedan variant which represents no less than 98.7% of its March total! Notice also the Toyota Coaster up to #6, Toyota Prius C up to #9, Lexus CT up to #13, Lexus NX up to #17 and the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer up to #18.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) February 2015: Mercedes E-Class leader

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) March 2014: S-Class Mercedes’ best-seller

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