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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

Full January 2015 Top 35 All-brands below.

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Singapore Full Year 2014: Toyota & Mercedes E-Class best-sellers

January 15th, 2015 No comments

Mercedes E Class Singapore 2014The Mercedes E-Class is the best-selling nameplate in Singapore in 2014.

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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 year: 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. The Mercedes E-Class should remain the #1 nameplate in the country in 2014. 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

Full Year 2014 Top 50 All-brands vs. Full Year 2013 figures below.

Full December 2014 Top 34 All-brands below.

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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.

Full H1 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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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

Full November 2014 Top 36 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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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

Full October 2014 Top 34 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Singapore September 2014: Honda increases sales 8-fold

October 21st, 2014 No comments

Honda Jazz Singapore September 2014. Picture courtesy of posttoday.comHonda Jazz

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New car sales in Singapore are up a whopping 50% year-on-year in September to 2,946 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 20,124 units, up 18% on 2013. Toyota including Lexus continues to outperform the market at +89% to 19.7% market share this month, while Mercedes (+38%) and especially BMW (-16%) lose share. What is happening in Singapore is simply the market progressively returning to where it was in 2010 before a surge in the Certificates of Entitlement’s price (basically the right to drive a car in Singapore) reduced new car sales to mainly premium brands. BMW topped the annual charts in 2011 and 2012 and Mercedes did so in 2013. These two brands are now receding, while mass brands shoot back up: Honda is up 689%, Nissan up 419%, Suzuki up 280%, Mazda up 252%, Subaru up 218%, Hyundai up 191% and Kia up 169%!

Previous month: Singapore August 2014: Toyota/Lexus and Nissan in great shape

One year ago: Singapore September 2013: BMW only 14 units below Mercedes year-to-date

Full September Top 33 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Singapore August 2014: Toyota/Lexus and Nissan in great shape

September 15th, 2014 No comments

Lexus NX Singapore August 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comLexus NX

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New car sales in Singapore shoot up a gargantuan 48% overall in August to an excellent 2,589 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 17,178 units, up 13% on 2013. This month’s results was significantly helped by Toyota/Lexus’s 79% year-on-year surge to 558 sales and 21.6% market share vs. 19.2% so far in 2014. August is the 6th consecutive month the Japanese carmaker tops Singaporean sales charts, which seem to have come back some kind of normality after crowing BMW over the Full Year 2011 and 2012 and Mercedes in 2013. Both German manufacturers follow suit this month: BMW at 13.4% share vs. 12.7% year-to-date and Mercedes at 12.2% vs. 17.2%. Notice also Nissan up a huge 279% on August 2013 at #5, Mazda up 91%, Honda up 87%, Kia up 98%, Subaru up 192% and Citroen up 169%.

Previous month: Singapore July 2014: Mazda, Honda and Nissan shoot up

One year ago: Singapore August 2013: BMW tops the charts with 20% share

Full August 2014 Top 33 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Singapore July 2014: Mazda, Honda and Nissan shoot up

August 12th, 2014 2 comments

Mazda3 Singapore July 2014. Picture courtesy of themotorreport.com.auMazda sales are up 223% in July.

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New car sales in Singapore are up a beautiful 34% year-on-year in July to 2,278 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 14,589 units, up 9% on 2013. Toyota/Lexus is the most popular manufacturer once again thanks to 390 sales and 17.1% share, however Mercedes is catching up in 2nd place with 378 units and 16.6%. Volkswagen is up to #3 in spite of sales down 7% year-on-year while Mazda more than triples its sales to 200 and 8.8% in 4th position, ahead of BMW up 31% but down two spots on June to #5. Notice also Honda up 330% and Nissan up 140%.

Previous month: Singapore June 2014: Toyota/Lexus still reigns supreme

One year ago: Singapore July 2013: Toyota/Lexus leads, Datsun (re) appears

Full July 2014 Top 30 brands Ranking Table below.

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Singapore June 2014: Toyota/Lexus still reigns supreme

July 18th, 2014 No comments

Lexus IS Singapore June 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frLexus IS

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New car sales in Singapore are up a robust 10% year-on-year in June to 2,414 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 12,311 units, up 5% on 2013. Toyota/Lexus remains the most popular manufacturer in the country thanks to 480 sales and just under 20% market share, up 38% year-on-year while Mercedes (+10%), BMW (-39%) and Volkswagen (-4%) hold onto their May and year-to-date positions. Mazda explodes at +190% in 5th place, Audi overtakes Nissan to reclaims the #5 spot in the year-to-date ranking, a position it held over the Full Year 2013. Notice also Honda up 144%, Hyundai up 103%, Kia up 173%, Ford up 213%, Renault up 550% and Alfa Romeo up 450%.

Previous month: Singapore May 2014: Toyota/Lexus now leader year-to-date

One year ago: Singapore June 2013: BMW leads with 20.2% market share

Full June 2014 Top 34 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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

June 12th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Corolla Singapore May 2014Toyota Corolla

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New car sales in Singapore are down 2% year-on-year in May to 2,143 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 9,897 units, up 4% on 2013. Up another splendid 78% on May 2013, Toyota/Lexus stays in the lead thanks to 479 sales and 22.4% share and is now also #1 year-to-date at 1,872 units and 18.9%, up 75% on 2013 and just two sales above Mercedes (+9%). Toyota dominated Singaporean sales charts for a decade up until 2011 when BMW grabbed the top spot, kept it in 2012 before passing the relay to Mercedes in 2013. Could 2014 be the year the Japanese manufacturer reclaims its throne? Further down the ranking, notice Mazda up 150% to #6, Subaru up 220% to #11 and Alfa Romeo up 350% to #21.

Previous month: Singapore April 2014: Toyota/Lexus remains on top

One year ago: Singapore May 2013: BMW leads, Bentley in Top 10

Full May 2014 Top 33 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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