Singapore March-April 2017: Toyota reclaims lead off Honda

Toyota is back to being the best-selling brand in Singapore in April.

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March new car sales in Singapore are up 21% year-on-year to 8.617 units but down 5% in April to 6.800 registrations. The year-to-date total stands at 29.115, up 7% on the same period a year ago. After almost a full year of domination (all months bar May and June 2016), Honda relinquishes the brands top spot to Toyota in April at 1.165 units (-21%) vs. 1.515 (+7%) but remains in the year-to-date lead for now thanks to sales up 10% to  6.058 and 20.8% share vs. 5.811 and 20% for Toyota, up 4%. Note Toyota figures include Lexus. Mazda surges 38% to third place above Mercedes (+12%), with Kia (+35%) also impressive in 6th place. Further down, Renault (+276%), Suzuki (+67%), and Opel (+1867%) shine.

Previous post: Singapore February 2017: Honda keeps momentum at +53%

One year ago (April): Singapore April 2016: Honda confirms top spot above Toyota

One year ago (March): Singapore March 2016: Honda overtakes Toyota

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Singapore February 2017: Honda keeps momentum at +53%

Honda remains the best-selling marque in Singapore in February. 

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New light vehicle sales in Singapore continue their onward march with another 7% uptick in February to 6.159 deliveries, with the year-to-date tally also up 7% to 13.698 units. Honda keeps the pressure on with sales surging 53% year-on-year for a frank pole position at 1.504 units way above Toyota at 1.124 (-3%). Mazda (+50%), Mercedes (+36%) and Mitsubishi (+159%) all post spectacular gains inside the Top 10 whereas BMW (-31%), Nissan (-37%) and Hyundai (-55%) struggle. Further down, notice Land Rover (+100%), Ford (+116%) and Opel (+620%).

Previous month: Singapore January 2017: Honda #1, BMW up 100% to 4th place

One year ago: Singapore February 2016: Toyota leads market up 98%

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Singapore January 2017: Honda #1, BMW up 100% to 4th place

BMW sales double year-on-year to 562 in Singapore this month. 

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The Singaporean new car market continues to progress: up 7% year-on-year to 7.539 registrations in January. Honda (+15%) confirms it is the new favourite in the brands ranking with 22.1% share thanks to 1.666 sales with Toyota (+5%) remaining in 2nd place at 20.5%. Mercedes jumps 19% to #3 and 12% share while BMW doubles its sales year-on-year to leap up to 4th place and 7.5%. Mitsubishi (+73%), Kia (+41%), Opel (+1180%), Jaguar (+264%) and Ford (+275%) impress whereas Mazda (-10%), Nissan (-43%), Volkswagen (-32%), Hyundai (-53%) and Volvo (-25%) lose ground.

Previous post: Singapore Full Year 2016: Vezel parallel imports push Honda to #1

One year ago: Singapore January 2016: Honda teases Toyota for pole position

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Singapore Full Year 2016: Vezel parallel imports push Honda to #1

Honda Vezel Singapore March 2016The Honda Vezel is the best-selling new vehicle in Singapore this year. 

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Lower rates for Certificates of Entitlement (COE) – in essence the permit to drive your car in the country – once again push the Singaporean market forward: after a 99% surge in 2015, 2016 is up another 52% to 87.504 units. Parallel imports account for 22.7% of the market or 19.888 units, their second highest share below the record 23.8% hit back in 2008 when total registrations were 97.348. Lightning strikes the brands ranking: after two consecutive years of domination, Toyota is toppled off its throne by Honda despite following the market with sales up 52% to 18.492. That’s meagre compared to Honda soaring 144% to 19.349 units and 22.1% share vs. 13.7% a year ago. One culprit: the Honda Vezel that sold 9.966 units this year – all of them being parallel imports (PIs). This means the Vezel accounted for 50% of all PIs sold in the country this year and 11.4% of the total market.

The Honda Shuttle ranks third among parallel imports in 2016.

Mazda drops one percentage point market share to 8.1% but gains two spots to rank #3 for the year as Nissan (+26%) and Mercedes (+19%) fare worse. Opel (+282%), Ssangyong (+283%), Mitsubishi (+163%), Suzuki (+93%), Subaru (+74%) and Chevrolet (+73%) are among the other great performers in the brands ranking. Back to the models ranking where the Toyota Corolla Altis, once ultra-dominant, ranks 2nd with less than half the sales of the Vezel. The Corolla however holds onto the annual volume record with 10.910 registrations back in 2006. The Toyota Harrier, Honda Shuttle and Toyota Sienta are the next most successful PIs, all lodging four-digit sales figures for 2016.

Previous year: Singapore Full Year 2015: Lower COE has market double year-on-year

Two years ago: Singapore Full Year 2014: Toyota Corolla new best-seller

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Singapore November 2016: Honda close to historical win

honda-civic-singapore-november-2016Honda is about to win the sales race with Toyota for the first time in at least a decade. 

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New car sales in Singapore are up 21% year-on-year in November to 7.494 registrations, marking a slowing down of the explosive growth this market has shown all through this year: the year-to-date tally is now up 58% to 80.715. Honda is on the verge of a historical win in the brands ranking: thanks to sales doubling year-on-year in November (+99%), the Japanese carmaker increases its advantage over traditional leader Toyota in 2016 with 17.917 deliveries (+161%) vs. 17.083 (+60%). Mercedes (+26%) and BMW (+22%) evolve roughly like the market this month, but Nissan (-22%) and Mazda (-43%) fall heavily. Notice also Mitsubishi (+76%), Kia (+51%), Porsche (+170%), Chevrolet (+62%) and Opel (up 19-fold) all posting spectacular gains.

Previous month: Singapore October 2016: Honda cements leadership over Toyota

One year ago: Singapore November 2015: Japanese carmakers sail away

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Singapore October 2016: Honda cements leadership over Toyota

Honda HR-V Singapore October 2016. Picture courtesy carros.uol.com.brHonda HR-V 

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The Singaporean new car market is up another 28% in October to 7.809 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 63% to 73.221 units, a recovery due to lower prices for Certificates of Entitlements. After snapping the YTD pole position off Toyota last month, Honda confirms it is the new master in command in Singapore with a fourth consecutive month as the best-selling brand in the country at 2.031 sales and 26% share, up 84% year-on-year. Toyota gains “just” 22% to 1.615 and 20.7% share and now adds up to 15.409 YTD (+65%) vs. 15.940 (+171%) for Honda. Below, Nissan (-2%), Volkswagen (-27%), Mazda (-32%) and Hyundai (-38%) go against the grain and post year-on-year declines, Mercedes jumps 40%, Kia is up 45%, BMW up 76%, Jaguar up 77%, Chevrolet up 88% and Mitsubishi is up 230%.

Previous month: Singapore: Honda overtakes Toyota, leads YTD

One year ago: Singapore October 2015: Honda and Nissan both up 5-fold

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Singapore September 2016: Honda overtakes Toyota, takes YTD lead

Honda HR-V Singapore March 2016The HR-V is the main force behind Honda’s domination of the Singaporean market this year.

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New car sales in Singapore continue to gallop ahead, pushed forward by lower prices for Certificates of Entitlement. September is up 51% year-on-year to 7.944 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 68% to 65.412 units. The big news this month is the access of Honda to the year-to-date pole position thanks to September deliveries up 112% to 1.863 vs. 1.690 (+47%) for Toyota+Lexus, leading to a 9 month-tally of 13.909 (+191%) vs. 13.794 (+73%) for Toyota+Lexus. Honda’s pole position rewards five monthly #1 rankings in the past 7 months. Mazda (+137%), Mitsubishi (+118%), Ford (+196%), Mini (+164%), Renault (+223%) and Suzuki (+141%) also take off this month.

Previous month: Singapore August 2016: Honda threatens Toyota for YTD lead

One year ago: Singapore September 2015: Honda up 4-fold to 16.7% market share

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Singapore August 2016: Honda threatens Toyota for YTD lead

Honda HR-V Singapore July 2016. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe Honda HR-V leads the Singaporean sales charts in 2016.

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The Singaporean new car market continues to ride on lower prices of COE (Certificates of Entitlement), with August sales up a whopping 52% year-on-year to 7.100 units. This means the year-to-date tally is now up 71% to 57.468 units. Honda manages to top the sales charts for the 4th time in the past 6 months thanks to deliveries up 138% on August 2016 to 1.645 vs. 1.400 for Toyota including Lexus. Honda is now just 58 units below Toyota so far in 2016 at 12.046 vs. 12.140 and should historically take the lead next month if it continues at this level. Below, Mitsubishi (+357%), Mazda (+50%), Kia (+102%), Jaguar (+191%), Renault (+221%), Suzuki (+133%) and Land Rover (+120%) shine but Nissan (-12%) and Volkswagen (-23%) struggle.

Previous month: Singapore July 2016: Honda triumphs at +293%

One year ago: Singapore August 2015: Honda, Nissan and Mazda lift market up 82%

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Singapore July 2016: Honda triumphs at +293%

Honda HR-V Singapore July 2016. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukHonda HR-V

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Singaporean car sales continue on their euphoric run, boosted by lower prices for Certificates of Entitlement: the market is up a whopping 117% year-on-year in July to 6.914 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 74% to 50.337 in seven months. Honda triumphs with deliveries up 4-fold on a year ago, outselling Toyota for the overall pole position for the third time in the past 5 months. Year-to-date, Honda now threatens Toyota at 10.401 sales and 20.7% share (+225%) vs. 10.704 and 21.3% (+80%). In third place, Mercedes is up 65% ahead of Nissan (+97%), Mitsubishi (+408%) and BMW (+293%). Notice also Porsche up 1475% and Opel up 825%.

Previous month: Singapore June 2016: Toyota leads but Honda is catching up at +77%

One year ago: Singapore July 2015: Honda, Peugeot and Subaru shine, market up 39%

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Singapore June 2016: Toyota leads but Honda catching up at +77%

Honda HR-V Singapore June 2016. Picture courtesy carplace.uol.com.brThe Honda HR-V is particularly successful in Singapore. 

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The Singaporean new car market continues to recover thanks to Certificates of Entitlement back to more affordable prices: June sales are up another 16% year-on-year to 8.111 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 68% to 43.423 units. Toyota reaffirms its domination but only gains 4% to 1.808 sales whereas Honda gallops up 77% to 1.618 units and 19.9% share thanks to the tremendous success of the HR-V small crossover. Mazda (+22%), Nissan (-7%) and Mercedes (-21%) complete the Top 5 while Subaru (+110%), Hyundai (+143%) and Mitsubishi (+205%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 20.

Previous month: Singapore May 2016: Toyota reclaims pole position off Honda

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

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