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Singapore January 2018: Kia & Hyundai buck trend in market down 26%

Kia Niro – Kia sales are up 139% year-on-year in Singapore in January.

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New car sales in Singapore tumble down 26% year-on-year in January to just 5.578 registrations. Honda (-27%) reclaims the lead for the first time since last March, while Toyota (-44%) and Mercedes (-33%) fall faster than the market. Mazda manages a 10% gain to #4, Audi is up 12% to #9, Hyundai surges 109% to #8 and Kia soars 139% to #5. Further down, Peugeot (+248%) and Maserati (+133%) are among the rare gainers while Suzuki (-96%), Ssangyong (-94%), Citroen (-93%), Aston Martin (-86%), Opel (-83%), Infiniti (-82%), Ford (-80%), Jaguar (-76%), Porsche (-71%), BMW (-53%), Nissan (-50%), Subaru (-41%) and  Volkswagen (-34%) are among the hardest hit.

Previous post: Singapore Full Year 2017: Toyota reclaims #1 spot, Mazda3 shines

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

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Singapore Full Year 2017: Toyota reclaims #1 spot, Mazda3 shines

Mazda sales are up 20% in Singapore in 2017. The 3 outsells the Corolla. 

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Lower prices for Certificates of Entitlement (COE) (the permit to drive your car in the country) continue to fuel growth for the Singaporean new car market: after a 99% surge in 2015, and a 52% gain in 2016, sales are up another 5% in 2017 to 91.922 units. Toyota (incl. Lexus) reclaims the brands top spot off Honda despite trailing the market at +4% to 20.8% share whereas Honda plunges 17% to 17.4% vs. 22.1% in 2016. Mazda (+20%) remains in third place, followed by Mercedes (+24%) and BMW (+22%) both overtaking Nissan (-25%). Kia soars 63% and five spots to #7, Hyundai is up 35% to #9, Seat is up 1321%, BYD up 800%, Perodua up 594%, Jeep up 467%, Opel up 299%, Aston Martin up 107%, Renault up 66%, Land Rover up 36% and Bentley and Rolls Royce both up 32%. French electric carmaker Bluecar lands at #27. Model-wise, the Honda Vezel should remain the overall best-seller thanks to strong grey market sales, while halfway through the year the Mazda3 had overtaken the Toyota Corolla to #1 model through the authorised sales channels (3.091 sales vs. 2.422).

Previous month: Singapore November 2017: Mercedes and BMW shine in market up 2.5%

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

Two years ago: Singapore Full Year 2015: Lower COE has market double year-on-year

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Singapore November 2017: Mercedes and BMW shine in market up 2.5%

Mercedes sales are up 41% year-on-year in Singapore in November. 

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The Singaporean market is back into positive territory in November at +2.5% to 7.683 registrations, leading the year-to-date tally to a 1.3% increase to 81.790 units. Toyota keeps the lead despite a 7% year-on-year drop to 20.2% share, distancing Honda down 44% to 14.5%. Mercedes on the other hand rises 41% to 9.6% share, above BMW up 30% to 8% and Mazda up 19% to 6.6%. Hyundai (+173%), Kia (+146%) and Subaru (+101%) all more than double their sales inside the Top 10, while beyond, Volvo (+58%), Peugeot (+76%), Opel (+104%),  Mini (+109%), Maserati (+125%), Renault (+138%) and Seat (up 13-fold) all impress.

Previous month: Singapore October 2017: Hyundai, Kia, Mazda up in market down 8.3%

One year ago: Singapore November 2016: Honda close to historical win

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Singapore October 2017: Hyundai, Kia, Mazda up in market down 8.3%

Mazda sales are up 39% year-on-year in October in Singapore.  

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New car sales in Singapore post a second consecutive month in negative at -8.3% to 7.158 registrations in October, while the year-to-date total remains in positive for now at +1.2% to 74.107 units. Toyota beats the market with a 2% decline to comfortably remain in the brands lead with 22.1% share, almost double that of Honda, down 58% year-on-year to just 11.9%. Mercedes gains 3% to #3 at 8.9% but Mazda (+39%), Hyundai (+251%) and Kia (+79%) do a lot better all within the Top 7. Further down, Opel (+323%), Peugeot (+27%), Mini (+72%), Renault (+45%), Ford (+57%), Maserati (+120%) and Perodua (+800%) all lift up significantly.

Previous month: Singapore September 2017: Hyundai and Kia defy market down 25.6%

One year ago: Singapore October 2016: Honda cements leadership over Toyota

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Singapore September 2017: Hyundai and Kia defy market down 25.6%

Hyundai is up 178% in a market down 26%. Picture yallamotor.com

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It’s a harsh month for new car sales in Singapore in the wake of a new government crackdown on the car population in the country: down 25.6% year-on-year to 5.909 units, while the year-to-date total remains in positive for now at +2.3% and 66.949 sales. Toyota tumbles down 49% but remains in the lead at 14.7% share, and is followed this month by Mazda down just 10% on September 2016 to 11.1% share at #2. Honda, leader a year ago, is down 69% to 9.9%, distancing Mercedes (-7%) and Nissan (-1%) both improving their share. The next five carmakers are impressively up on a year ago: BMW gains 9%, Hyundai shoots up 178%, Kia is up 67%, Subaru up 14% and Audi up 8%. Further down, Peugeot (+183%), Renault (+83%), Opel (+110%), Jaguar (+32%) and Land Rover (+60%) also impress.

Previous month: Singapore August 2017: Toyota cements leadership in market up 8.8%

One year ago: Singapore September 2016: Honda overtakes Toyota, leads YTD

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Singapore August 2017: Toyota cements leadership in market up 8.8%

Toyota holds 23% of the Singaporean market in August. 

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New car sales in Singapore are up 8.8% year-on-year in August to 7.724 units, leading to a year-to-date total up 6.2% to 61.040. Toyota (incl. Lexus) frankly beats the market with a 27% surge to 23% share, cementing its recaptured YTD pole position at 12.674 units vs. 12.096 for Honda, down 14% to 18.3% share this month. Mazda continues to impress with a 36% gain, distancing Mercedes (+18%), BMW (+31%) and Kia (+20%) all improving faster than the market. Mitsubishi (-46%) and Nissan (-39%) on the other hand struggle in the Top 10 where Hyundai (+46%) and Volkswagen (+29%) shine. Notice also Ssangyong up 35-fold on August 2016, Mini up 135% and Maserati up 120%.

Previous month: Singapore July 2017: Mazda and Hyundai impress in market up 9%

One year ago:: Singapore August 2016: Honda threatens Toyota for YTD lead

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Singapore July 2017: Mazda and Hyundai impress in market up 9%

Mazda sales are up 86% year-on-year in Singapore in July. 

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New light vehicle sales in Singapore are up 9% year-on-year in July to 7.533 registrations, bringing the year-to-date tally up 6% to 53.316 units. Toyota (+7%) holds onto its newly recovered pole position by the skin of its teeth: 47 units exactly at 19.6% share vs. 19% for Honda (-11%). Mazda soars 86% to 10.1% share, distancing Mercedes (+20%), Hyundai (+152%) and Mitsubishi (-7%). Kia (+92%), Subaru (+24%) and Volkswagen (+22%) also beat the market inside the Top 10. Below, notice Opel (+132%), Renault (+105%) and Jaguar (+137%) whereas Chevrolet (-27%), Peugeot (-31%) and Mini (-37%) struggle.

Previous month: Singapore June 2017: Toyota reclaims year-to-date lead

One year ago: Singapore July 2016: Honda triumphs at +293%

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Singapore June 2017: Toyota reclaims year-to-date lead

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New car sales in Singapore are up 1.7% year-on-year in June to 8.250 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 5.4% to 45.783 units. Toyota is up 2% to 22.3% share whereas Honda is down 8% to 18% which means Toyota reclaims the year-to-date lead (Honda ranked #1 over the Full Year 2016) at 20.6% share vs. 20.2%. Mazda consolidates its third place with deliveries up 23% to 11% share vs. 9.9% so far in 2017, Mercedes is up 20% to #4. Mitsubishi up 13% to #6, Kia up 91% to #9 and Audi up 21% to #11. Further down, notice Chevrolet (+177%), Opel (+492%), Ford (+128%) and Perodua (+600%) all taking off.

Previous month: Singapore May 2017: Toyota market leader but Honda still #1 YTD

One year ago: Singapore June 2016: Toyota leads but Honda is catching up at +77%

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Singapore May 2017: Toyota market leader but Honda still #1 YTD

Toyota is the best-selling carmaker in Singapore in May. 

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The Singaporean new car market is up 2.5% year-on-year in May to 8.418 units and up 6.3% year-to-date to 37.533 units. For the second month in a row, Toyota is the best-selling carmaker in the country despite sales down 8% on May 2016 to 21% share, a mere 65 units above Honda up 1% to 20.2%. This slight advantage isn’t enough to reclaim the year-to-date leadership still held by Honda at 20.7% of the market vs. 20.2% for Toyota. Mazda surges 27% to 10.5% share, also claiming the third place year-to-date. Mercedes remains in fourth place with a more modest 10% improvement, ahead of Nissan down 38%. Mitsubishi (+55%), Kia (+28%), Opel (+2533%), Renault (+172%) and Maserati (+750%) all impress.

Previous post: Singapore March-April 2017: Toyota reclaims lead off Honda

One year ago: Singapore May 2016: Toyota reclaims pole position off Honda

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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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