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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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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

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

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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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Singapore January 2014: Mercedes up to stunning 28% share

February 12th, 2014 No comments

Mercedes E Class Singapore January 2014Mercedes E-Class

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New car sales in Singapore are down 9% year-on-year in January to just 2,090 registrations, and similarly to one year ago, Mercedes is off to a flying start, holding an amazing 27.8% market share thanks to 582 sales. That is almost double the score of the #2, Toyota, at 319 units and 15.3% including Lexus. BMW is down to #3 vs. #2 over the Full Year 2013, down 20% year-on-year, while Volkswagen (-44%) and Audi (-45%) crumble down and Nissan (+268%), Mazda (+97%) and  Honda (+373%) all shoot up.

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

One year ago: Singapore January 2013: Mercedes grabs 26% market share!

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

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Singapore Full Year 2013: Mercedes leads for the first time

January 14th, 2014 No comments

Mercedes E-Class Singapore 2013Mercedes is the best-selling carmaker in Singapore in 2013.

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Car loan restrictions and Certificate of Entitlement (license plate permits) prices rising to all-time high levels have meant new car sales in Singapore have dropped 13% year-on-year in 2013 to just 22,472 registrations. It is fair to say that these various restrictions to discourage people from buying a car have 1. worked and 2. made Singapore the country in the world where cars are the most expensive. As a result, luxury brands have been thriving in the country for the past couple of years as they are the only ones that wealthy customers would buy no matter what. If BMW manages two consecutive years at #1 in 2011 and 2012, this year it is passed by Mercedes, holding the Singapore #1 brand title for the first time thanks to sales down ‘only’ 10% to 3,871 and 17.2% share. For its part BMW is down 26% to 3,729 sales and 16.6%.

Jaguar F Type Singapore 2013Jaguar sales are up 27% year-on-year in Singapore in 2013.

Like in 2012, Toyota/Lexus rounds up the podium at 3,459 units and 15.4%, down 19%. In fact the entire Top 5 best-sellers are unchanged with Volkswagen at #4 (-19%) and Audi at #5 (+7%). Yep, that’s 4 German brands in the Top 5… Volvo is up one spots to #6, Mazda up a huge 11 ranks and 83% to #7 and 635 sales, Jaguar is up a brilliant 27% to break into the Singaporean annual Top 10 for the first time at #9 and 2.2% share – probably its only Top 10 ranking in the world, Subaru is up 49% to #18, Bentley up 34% to #21 and Rolls Royce up 18% to #26. Model-wise, no data available for now but the Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series should be fighting for the top spot. So if you have access to models data for Singapore please make sure to get in touch!

Previous month: Singapore November 2013: Toyota/Lexus in the lead

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

Two years ago: Singapore Full Year 2011: BMW ends almost a decade of Toyota domination

December Top 32 and Full Year 2013 Top 50 brands Ranking Table below.

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Singapore November 2013: Toyota/Lexus in the lead

December 13th, 2013 No comments

Lexus IS Singapore November 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comLexus IS – Lexus potentially pushes Toyota up to #1 this month in Singapore.

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New car sales in Singapore are down a dismal 29% year-on-year in November to just 1,632 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 20,375 sales, down 21% on 2012. For only the second time in the last 18 months after last July, Toyota leads the brands ranking in the country with a huge 342 sales and 21% share, keeping in mind this figure includes Lexus sales, and given this month Audi sells more than Volkswagen (192 units vs. 190) it is legitimate to wonder whether Lexus is the only reason why Toyota is ahead…

Mazda CX-5 Singapore November 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comMazda CX-5 – Mazda is up to #7 so far in 2013 vs. #18 in 2012.

Mercedes reinforces its year-to-date leadership thanks to 270 sales and 16.5%, adding up to 3,506 and 17.2% so far in 2013 vs. 3,295 and 16.2% for BMW, leader over the Full Year 2011 and 2012 but down to #5 this month. 2013 will remain in the Singapore automotive history books as the first ever year Mercedes topped the sales charts, after BMW put an end to a decade of Toyota domination back in 2011. Further down the ranking, notice also Mazda up to #6 vs. #18 in 2012, Hyundai up 10 spots on October to #8, Chevrolet also up 10 to #14 and Subaru up 6 to #21.

Previous month: Singapore October 2013: Mercedes back in charge

One year ago: Singapore November 2012: Toyota and Volkswagen shoot up

Full November 2013 Top 34 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Singapore October 2013: Mercedes back in charge

November 12th, 2013 4 comments

Mercedes S Class Singapore October 2013Mercedes holds over 20% of the Singaporean market this month.

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New car sales in Singapore are down a horrid 28% year-on-year in October to just 1,641 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 18,743 units, down 20% on 2012. Mercedes can breath a hugh sigh of relief: it was only 14 units above archenemy BMW in the year-to-date ranking last month, but is back in charge in October thanks to 334 sales and 20.4% vs. 234 and 14.3% for BMW, down to #3. Year-to-date, Mercedes now adds up to 3,236 units and 17.3% vs. 3,122 and 16.7% for BMW. Toyota has an excellent month at 289 sales and 17.6% (including Lexus), as do Volkswagen at 230 units and 14%, Honda at 2.4% and Mini at 1.2%. Still no models data available for Singapore so if you do have access to such figures, please make sure to get in touch!

Previous month: Singapore September 2013: BMW only 14 units below Mercedes year-to-date

One year ago: Singapore October 2012: Mercedes and BMW on top

Full October 2013 Top 28 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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