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Singapore June 2015: Honda up to #2 in market up 3-fold

July 16th, 2015 No comments

Honda Jazz Singapore June 2015. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auHonda sales are up 10-fold on June 2014 in Singapore.

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The Singaporean new car market is now truly taking off, up 190% year-on-year to 6.999 registrations in June alone – that’s more than during the whole 1st Quarter of 2014. Toyota manages to outpace the market with sales up 261% year-on-year to 1.735 units and 24.8% share, while Honda is up 10-fold on June 2014 to land in 2nd place overall at 916 units and 13.1% share. Nissan is in third place with sales up 6-fold year-on-year to 741 deliveries at 10.6%. Mercedes (+65%) is knocked down to #4, Mazda (+233%) ranks 5th, while BMW (+64%) and Volkswagen (+28%) lose market share. Notice also Volvo up 275%, Kia up 227%, Porsche up 295% and Citroen up 573%.

Previous month: Singapore May 2015: Nissan, Mazda and Honda shine

One year ago: Singapore June 2014: Toyota/Lexus still reigns supreme

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Singapore May 2015: Nissan, Mazda and Honda shine

June 15th, 2015 No comments

Nissan Qashqai Singapore May 2015Nissan Qashqai

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New car sales in Singapore are up a flamboyant 114% year-on-year in May to 4.577 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 18.798 units, up 90% on 2014. This is due to lower prices for Certificates of Entitlement (COE), necessary for any vehicle to be allowed circulation in Singapore. Mass market brands returm to sales levels unseen in years. Toyota is up 80% to 18.8% market share, Mercedes up 74% to 11.6%, Nissan up 431% to 11.6% thanks to the launch of the Qashqai, Mazda is up 337% to 10% share, Honda up 693% to 9.7%, Kia up 633% to 3.4%, Peugeot up 657% to 1.2% and Porsche up 364% to 1.1%. Reversely, Audi is down 9% to 8th overall.

Previous month: Singapore April 2015: Honda up 14-fold in market up 115%

One year ago: Singapore May 2014: Toyota/Lexus now leader year-to-date

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Singapore April 2015: Honda up 14-fold in market up 115%

May 12th, 2015 No comments

Honda HR-V Singapore March 2015The HR-V helps push Honda up 1314% year-on-year in Singapore

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Unlocked by a sharp fall in Certificates of Entitlement prices, Singapore new car sales are up a whopping 115% year-on-year to 3.758 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 14.221 units, up 83% on 2014. Toyota (+57%) and Mercedes (+51%) grow much slower than the market, whereas Honda – lifted up by the arrival of the HR-V, is up 14-fold (!) or 1314% on April 2014 to third place with 509 sales and 13.2% share. BMW is back up 4 spots on March to #4 but improves by just 42% and its year-to-date sales are down 20%. Mazda is up 412% to #5, Audi up 171% to #8, Kia up 445% to #10, Subaru up 215% to #13, Porsche up 276% to #14 and Citroen up 614% to #15.

Previous month: Singapore March 2015: Toyota, Mazda and Honda post explosive gains in market up 97%

One year ago: Singapore April 2014: Toyota/Lexus remains on top

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Singapore March 2015: Toyota, Mazda and Honda post explosive gains in market up 97%

April 23rd, 2015 No comments

Toyota Corolla Singapore May 2014Toyota hits its highest market share in Singapore in at least 3 years.

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Now that the price of Certificates of Entitlement (the right to register a car) are back down to more affordable levels, car sales in Singapore are up a majestic 97% year-on-year in March to 3,925 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 10,364 units, up 74% on 2014. Thanks to sales up 166% on March 2014 to 968 units, Toyota (including Lexus) delivers its highest market share in the country in at least 3 years at 24.7% and reclaims the year-to-date lead off Mercedes, down to a paltry 6th place this month. Meanwhile mass market Japanese brands are having the time of their lives: Mazda is up 326% to 10.4% share, Honda up 508% to 9.5% and Nissan up 101% to 8.3% while Volkswagen underperforms at… +81%. Mitsubishi is reborn at #10 and 110 sales.

Previous post: Singapore Full Year 2014: Toyota Corolla new best-seller

Previous month: Singapore February 2015: Toyota reclaims #1, Honda up 10-fold

One year ago: Singapore March 2014: Toyota/Lexus takes the lead

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Singapore Full Year 2014: Toyota Corolla new best-seller

March 20th, 2015 No comments

Toyota Corolla Singapore 2014The Toyota Corolla is #1 in Singapore for the first time since 2006.

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The main development in the 2014 Singaporean new car market is the lowering of prices of Certificates of Entitlements (the right to register a new car) which had reached extravagant figures in the past few years – sometimes matching the price of the car itself. Lower COEs mean mass market cars are affordable again and luxury brands are not the only valid option anymore. The trend is set to continue in 2015 with even more COEs made available for the cheapest car categories. As a result premium German manufacturers loosen the grip they had over the market in the past couple of years: Toyota reclaims the brands pole position thanks to sales up 57% to 5,431, above Mercedes (+20%) and BMW (-13%). Note Toyota sales include luxury brand Lexus and would not be #1 without it.

Mercedes E Class Singapore 2014The Mercedes E-Class lost its throne to the Toyota Corolla in 2014.

The “re-massmarketisation” of Singaporean new car sales is best symbolised by the return to the pole position for the first time in 8 years of the Toyota Corolla – contrary to preliminary information that was published in the local press and had the Mercedes E-Class at #1. If Volkswagen (-12%) remains in 4th place, the rest of the ranking is completely reshuffled as a direct consequence of lower COE prices: both Mazda and Nissan increase their sales threefold on 2013 to #5 and #6 respectively, Honda is up fourfold to #8, Hyundai up 89% to #10, Kia up 179% to #11 and Subaru up 212% to #12.

Previous post: Singapore H1 2014: Mercedes E-Class best-seller

Previous year: Singapore Full Year 2013: Mercedes leads for the first time

Two years ago: Singapore Full Year 2012: BMW #1 for second year running

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Singapore February 2015: Toyota reclaims #1, Honda up 10-fold

March 13th, 2015 No comments

Honda Mobilio RS Singapore February 2015. Picture courtesy indiaautosblog.comHonda just launched the Mobilio in Singapore.

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Certificates of Registration (COE) prices back down have unleashed new car sales in Singapore: up 55% year-on-year in February (after climbing 38% a year ago) to 2,903 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 6,439 deliveries, up 62% on 2014. Premium brands, the only ones that withstood sky high COE, can’t keep up: Mercedes is up “only” 20% at #2 but remains #1 year-to-date, BMW is down 38%, Audi up 2%, Jaguar down 7% and Land Rover down 21% but Porsche is up an explosive 321% thanks to the Macan. Toyota reclaims the top spot this month thanks to 529 sales and 18.2% share, Honda is up 10-fold (!) on a year ago to 238 units and 8.2%, Nissan up 67%, Mazda up 135%, Subaru up 129%.

Previous month: Singapore January 2015: Mercedes back on top

One year ago: Singapore February 2014: Mercedes & BMW lead market up 38%

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Singapore January 2015: Mercedes back on top

February 13th, 2015 No comments

Mercedes-AMG C63 Singapore January 2015Mercedes is the most popular brand in Singapore in January.

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Now that certificates of entitlement (COE – essentially the right to drive in Singapore) are back to more reasonable prices, the Singaporean market returns to its level of 2009-2010, and January sales are up a whopping 69% year-on-year to 3,536 deliveries. Mercedes surprisingly reclaims the pole position it held in 2013 with 724 sales and 20.5% share ahead of Toyota (16.8%), Honda (9%) and Mazda (8.6%). Mitsubishi is back up to #9 and Mini up to #15.

Previous post: Singapore Full Year 2014: Toyota and Mercedes E-Class best-sellers

One year ago: Singapore January 2014: Mercedes up to stunning 28% share

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Singapore H1 2014 models: Mercedes E-Class best-seller

December 31st, 2014 No comments

Mercedes E-Class Singapore June 2014Mercedes E-Class

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Today I can share with you very rare models information for Singapore: over the first 6 months of 2014, the Mercedes E-Class was the most popular nameplate in the country with just under 7% market share. The premium model was also #1 over the Full Year 2013. In 2nd place, the Toyota Corolla gains one spot, dislodging the BMW 3 Series down to #4, behind its bigger BMW stablemate the 5 Series at #3. A new face in the Top 5 is the VW Jetta while Mercedes confirms its status of Singapore’s top brand over the first half of 2014 with no less than 4 models inside the Top 10.

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Singapore November 2014: Honda up 9-fold year-on-year

December 12th, 2014 No comments

Honda Jazz Singapore November 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comHonda Jazz. Honda sales are up 848% year-on-year in Singapore this month.

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New car sales in Singapore continue their recovery at +80% year-on-year in November to 2,933 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 25,832 units, up 27% on 2013. The Singaporean new car market is going through particularly interesting times, with the price for Certificates of Entitlement (essentially the right to drive a car in Singapore) back to more reasonable levels making mass market brands affordable again. Some manufacturers had even idled their sales in the country, awaiting for better times, and are not back on deck: Mitsubishi for example is back in the ranking for the 2nd consecutive month at #14 vs. #26 YTD and #29 over FY2013. Toyota/Lexus is back in the lead in November thanks to 517 sales and 17.6% share, ahead of Mercedes at 14.4%. Mazda is up 323% on November 2013 to #3 and 8.9% share while Honda delivers the most spectacular gain at +848% to #4 and 8.7%. Notice also Nissan up 429%, Kia up 400%, Subaru up 290% and Porsche up 153%.

Previous month: Singapore October 2014: Mercedes best-seller

One year ago: Singapore November 2013: Toyota/Lexus in the lead

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Singapore October 2014: Mercedes best-seller

November 14th, 2014 No comments

Mercedes-AMG C63 Singapore October 2014Mercedes is the most popular manufacturer in Singapore this month.

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The Singaporean new car market continues its impressive recovery, up another 69% year-on-year in October to 2,775 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 22,899 units, up 22% on 2013. This return to form for new car sales in the country is linked to price receding for Certificates of Entitlement (essentially the right to drive a car in Singapore), making mass market brands affordable again and now hitting premium carmakers. If BMW is down 24% this month (-12% YTD) and Audi is down 11% so far in 2014, Mercedes completely bucks the trend, improving by 46% to take the lead of the brands ranking for the first time since last February thanks to 488 sales, and increasing its year-to-date gain to 21%. reduced new car sales to mainly premium brands. Toyota-Lexus is knocked down to 2nd place despite sales up 55% but remains in pole position YTD with a 61% gain. Mazda is up a huge 333% on October 2013 to climb onto the podium with just under 10% share, Honda is up 6-fold to #5, Nissan up 259% to #7, Kia up 473% to #9, Hyundai up 529% to #11 and Subaru up 729% to #12 while Porsche doubles its sales year-on-year to 38 units.

Previous month: Singapore September 2014: Honda increases sales 8-fold

One year ago: Singapore October 2013: Mercedes back in charge

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