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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 receding of the price of Certificates of Entitlement’s price (essentially the right to drive a car in Singapore), making mass market brand 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

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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

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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

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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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Singapore: 2006-2013 Historical Data now available

May 19th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Corolla Altis in Singapore October 2007

Historical data spanning the past 8 years is now available on BestSellingCarsBlog. If you have access to any information prior to 2006 and models data after 2009, please make sure you get in touch! All the direct links to the annual articles are below.

Singapore 2006: Corolla Altis in the lead

Singapore 2007: Mitsubishi Lancer takes #1 spot

Singapore 2008: Honda Civic most popular

Singapore 2009: Hyundai Avante surprise best-seller

Singapore January-October: Kia Cerato Forte #1

Singapore 2011: BMW ends almost a decade of Toyota domination

Singapore 2012: BMW #1 for second year running

Singapore 2013: Mercedes leads for the first time

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Singapore April 2014: Toyota/Lexus remains on top

May 15th, 2014 No comments

Lexus IS Singapore April 2014Lexus plays a big role in getting Toyota to #1 in Singapore this month.

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After two months in positive, new car sales in Singapore are back in negative territory, down 7% year-on-year in April to 1,792 registrations, however the year-to-date total is holding up at 7,754 units, up 6% on 2013. Toyota/Lexus remains the most popular carmaker in the country for the 2nd month running thanks to 390 sales and 21.8% share, up 67% year-on-year, but is still #2 year-to-date below Mercedes (+10%) in spite of sales up 74% on 2013. Notice also Nissan up 81%, Hyundai up 159%, Mazda up 30% and Subaru up 93%.

Previous month: Singapore March 2014: Toyota/Lexus takes the lead

One year ago: Singapore April 2013: Mercedes back on top

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

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Singapore March 2014: Toyota/Lexus takes the lead

April 15th, 2014 2 comments

Lexus IS350 Singapore March 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comLexus IS

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New car sales in Singapore continue to recover: up 15% year-on-year in March to 1,997 registrations, bringing the First Quarter total to 5,962 units, up 11% on 2013. For the third time in the last 12 months after July and November 2013, Toyota takes the lead of the brands ranking thanks to 364 sales and 18.2% market share, keeping in mind Lexus sales are included in this figure. This way Toyota is up to #2 year-to-date with sales up 77% on the same period in 2013. BMW remains #2 in March at 355 units and 17.8% while Mercedes is down to #3 with 287 sales and 14.4%. Notice also Nissan up 347% to #5, Mazda up 129% to #7, Hyundai up 137% to #10, Kia up 156% to #11 and Subaru up 238% to #14.

Previous month: Singapore February 2014: Mercedes & BMW lead market up 38%

One year ago: Singapore March 2013: BMW back to #1, Volvo up to #5

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

March 15th, 2014 No comments

Mercedes A Class Singapore February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frMercedes holds 19% of the Singaporean new car market this month.

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New car sales in Singapore are back up a huge 38% year-on-year on a devastated February 2013 to 1,875 registrations this month, bringing the year-to-date total to 3,965 units, up 9% on 2013. Mercedes remains the favourite brand in the country thanks to 356 sales and 19% share, adding up to 938 and 23.7% so far in 2014, BMW reclaims the 2nd spot it held over the Full Year 2013 thanks to 322 units and 17.2% share, only two units above Toyota this month. Note that the brands podium all gain more ground than the market: Mercedes is up 66%, BMW up 64% and Toyota up 122%. Notice also Nissan up 407% to #4, Subaru up 1175% (!) to #9, Kia up 463% to #10, Opel up 200% to #18 and Infiniti up 300% to #24.

Previous month: Singapore January 2014: Mercedes up to stunning 28% share

One year ago: Singapore February 2013: Mercedes #1, Audi up to 11.2% share

Full February 2014 Top 35 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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