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

August 6th, 2014 No comments

Mercedes CLA Hong Kong July 2014Mercedes CLA

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Although part of China since 1997, Hong Kong car sales are reported by the HKMTA and not included in overall China data. The market is up a cool 24% year-on-year in July to 4,622 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 29,776 units, up 11% on 2013. Toyota continues to dominate the brands ranking with 22% share this month, ahead of Mercedes (11.7%), Volkswagen (9.1%) and BMW (8.1%). In the models ranking, if the Toyota Hiace reclaims the top spot it holds year-to-date, the rest of the charts see lots of change: the VW Golf is up 5 spots on June to #2 with 4% share, the Toyota Noah is down two to #3, the Toyota Crown LPG Taxi is up 5 to #4 and now #2 year-to-date and the Mercedes CLA reaches its best ranking anywhere in the world at an astounding 7th place thanks to 99 sales and 2.3% share! Notice also the Mercedes E-Class at #6, S-Class at #9, ML-Class at #15, Audi Q5 at #16 and the BMW X5 at #17.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) June 2014: Toyota Noah #1, Mercedes S-Class #2 year-to-date

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

Full July 2014 Top 177 All-models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Hong Kong (China) June 2014: Toyota Noah leads, Mercedes S-Class now #2 year-to-date

July 9th, 2014 2 comments

Toyota Noah Hong Kong June 2014. Picture courtesy of gazoo.comThe Toyota Noah is the best-selling vehicle in Hong Kong this month.

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New vehicle sales are up 12% year-on-year in June in Hong Kong to 4,580 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 25,433 units, up a solid 10% on 2013. Now that the new generation has hit HK, the Toyota Noah ends 3 consecutive months of Toyota Hiace domination thanks to 253 sales and 5.5%, only 3 units above the Hiace though which keeps the year-to-date lead by far at 1,347 sales and 5.3%. The Mercedes S-Class continues to lodge out-of-this world scores: it ranks third this month at 192 units and 4.2% share, earning it the #2 spot year-to-date! Notice also the Toyota Alphard up 9 spots on May to #10, the Toyota Ractis up 7 to #11, the Mercedes CLA extremely solid at #12, the Audi Q5 up 19 to #14 and the Maserati Ghibli up 21 to a world-best #28. Finally, we welcome the McLaren 650S in the ranking at #150 and the Renault Captur at #182.

McLaren 650S Hong Kong June 2014The first two McLaren 650S in Hong Kong were sold this month.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) June 2014: Mercedes S-Class outstanding

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

Full June 2014 Top 182 All-models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Hong Kong (China) May 2014: Mercedes S Class outstanding

June 12th, 2014 No comments

Mercedes S Class Hong Kong May 2014The Mercedes S-Class continues to sell like hot cakes in Hong Kong.

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New vehicle sales in Hong Kong are up a very healthy 15% year-on-year in May to 4,150 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 20,850 units, up 9% on 2013. While the Toyota Hiace continues to dominate the models sales charts with 210 sales and 5.1% share, two large German premium models deliver outstanding results this month. The BMW 5 Series is up one further spot on April to land in 2nd place at 152 units and 3.7%, returning to the ranking it held over the Full Year 2013. The Mercedes S-Class for its part manages to maintain itself inside the Hong Kong Top 5 for the third month this year at #4 with 130 sales and 3.1% share, remaining #3 year-to-date! These results are properly astounding given the price point these models command.

BMW 4 Series Hong Kong May 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe BMW 4 Series reaches a world-best #13 spot in Hong Kong this month.

Further down , notice also the Mercedes C-Class up 9 ranks on April to #9, the Mercedes CLA up 10 to a world-record #11, the BMW 4 Series up 7 to another world-record #13, the BMW 2 Series up 21 to a third world-record #15 for its 2nd month in market, the BMW 1 Series up 15 to #17 and Mercedes ML-Class up 79 to #24, making it 5 BMWs inside the Top 17 vs. 7 Mercedes in the Top 24. As a result, this month Mercedes is only about 100 units below market leader Toyota at 15% share vs. 17.7% with BMW at #3 with 11.6% of the Hong Kong market vs. 8.6% year-to-date.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) April 2014: BMW 5 Series back up to #3

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) May 2013: Toyota Hiace and VW Golf on top

Full May 2014 Top 177 All-models and Top 49 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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

May 9th, 2014 2 comments

BMW 5 Series Hong Kong April 2014BMW 5 Series

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New car sales in Hong Kong are up a fantastic 37% year-on-year in April to 4,174 registrations, sending the year-to-date total up 8% to 16,700 units. The Toyota Hiace continues to dominate the models sales charts thanks to a very strong 257 sales and 6.2% share, but this month it is followed by the Toyota Noah at an exceptional 5% share and 209 units. The BMW 5 Series, #2 over the Full Year 2013, is back up 9 spots on March to land on the third step of the podium with 163 sales and 3.9% share, ahead of the VW Golf at 2.9% and the Mercedes S-Class, once again the brand’s best-seller (!), at 2.7% of the market. The S-Class is now #3 year-to-date! Notice also the VW Polo up 30 ranks on last month to #8, the Audi Q3 up 15 to #13 and the BMW 7 Series up a massive 110 spots to #22.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) March 2014: S-Class Mercedes’ best-seller

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) April 2013: Toyota Hiace and Lexus RX shine

Full April 2014 Top 179 All-models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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

April 10th, 2014 2 comments

Mercedes S Class Hong Kong China March 2014The Mercedes S-Class ranks 6th in Hong Kong this month.

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New car sales in Hong Kong are down 21% year-on-year in March to 4,369 registrations, which brings the First Quarter total to 12,435 units, just one unit (!) less than at the same time last year. The Toyota Hiace reclaims the models lead both this month with 246 sales and 5.6% share and year-to-date at 630 units and 5.1% while the valiant (and legendary) Toyota Crown LPG Taxi remains #2 with 159 sales and 3.6% and the BMW 3 Series rounds up the podium like in February at 155 units and 3.5%. Not many regions can say it but Hong Kong can: the S Class is Mercedes’ best-seller here this month at an out-of-this-world 6th place with 2.9% share, even ranking 5th year-to-date at 3.3%! Notice also the Audi A3 shooting up 62 spots to #10 with 109 sales (the all-new sedan accounts for 82%), the Volvo V40 up 18 to #20 and the Mercedes CLA very robust once again at #22.

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

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) March 2013: VW Golf takes the lead!

Full March 2014 Top 169 All-models and Top 37 brands Ranking Tables below.

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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 1 comment

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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