Singapore January 2016: Honda teases Toyota for pole position

Honda HR-V Singapore January 2016Honda holds 20.5% of the Singaporean market in January.

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The Singaporean new car market exactly doubles in size compared to a year ago in January to 7.072 registrations. Leader over the Full Year 2015, Toyota only owes its January top spot to premium brand Lexus, included in its figures: at 1.480 sales and 20.9% and despite a 150% year-on-year surge, the Japanese manufacturer is threatened by fellow Nippon brand Honda, up an even more impressive 357% to 1.448 units and 20.5% share. Mercedes is back up 3 spots on December to #3 and 10.7%, above Nissan (+154%), Mazda (+104%) and BMW (+36%). Hyundai (+138%) and Mitsubishi (+111%) are also back in the Top 10. These extravagant market growth figures are related to the recent lowering of the price of certificates of entitlement (COE), essentially the right to drive in Singapore, which had reached levels equivalent to the price of a car in recent years.

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One year ago: Singapore January 2015: Mercedes back on top

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

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As it was the case in 2014, the one and only element influencing new car sales in Singapore in 2015 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 and higher registration quotas mean mass market cars are affordable again and luxury brands are not the only valid option anymore. In this context, the Singaporean new car market purely and simply doubles in size in 2015 compared to 2014 (+99%) to reach 57.589 units. Four in the Top 5 best-selling manufacturers – and eight in the Top 12 – outpace this already extravagant growth rate: Toyota is up 124% to keep the lead with 12.172 sales and 21.1% share including Lexus and should have the Corolla at the #1 nameplate in Singapore this year again. Honda (+414%), Nissan (+205%) and Mazda (+169%) take off while premium offerings Mercedes (+16%), BMW (+11%), Volkswagen (+21%) and Audi (+34%) all see their market share significantly reduced.

Previous month: Singapore November 2015: Japanese carmakers sail away

Previous year: Singapore Full Year 2014: Toyota Corolla new best-seller

Two years ago: Singapore Full Year 2013: Mercedes leads for the first time

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Singapore November 2015: Japanese carmakers sail away

Honda Jazz Singapore November 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comToyota, Honda, Mazda and Nissan sales are all up at least 168% this month.

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The Singaporean market continues its recovery with total sales more than doubling year-on-year to 6.155 units (+107%). Japanese carmakers are the main beneficiaries of this stepping up: Toyota leads the way as usual with 22.4% share (+168%), ahead of Honda at 16% (+287%), Mazda at 12.1% (+185%) and Nissan at 10.2% (+182%). Mercedes (-2%) struggles in 5th place while archenemies BMW (+66%) and Audi (+52%) are catching up despite losing share. Notice also Hyundai (+182%), Subaru (+151%) and Mitsubishi (+300%) delivering spectacular results.

Previous month: Singapore October 2015: Honda and Nissan both up 5-fold

One year ago: Singapore November 2014: Honda up 9-fold year-on-year

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

Nissan Qashqai Singapore October 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frNissan is the best-selling SUV brand in Singapore in 2015.

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With Certificates of Entitlement now back to a reasonable level, the Singaporean new car market continues its readjustment, up another 120% year-on-year in October to 6.105 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 45.038 units, up 97% on 2014. Toyota is master in command with sales up 197% to 21.7% share including Lexus, but Honda is catching up, gaining a stunning 367% to 1.106 units and 18.1% share. Mazda (+161%) and Nissan (+409%) follow, ahead of Mercedes (-9%), Volkswagen (+7%), BMW (+23%) and Hyundai (+138%). Subaru (+238%), Mitsubishi (+526%) and Ford (+208%) also post particularly spectacular gains.

Previous month: Singapore September 2015: Honda up 4-fold to 16.7% market share

One year ago: Singapore October 2014: Mercedes best-seller

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Singapore September 2015: Honda up 4-fold to 16.7% share

Honda HR-V Singapore September 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comHonda sales are up 313% year-on-year in Singapore in September.

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The drastic price reduction of Certificates of Entitlements continue to have a boosting effect on the Singaporean new car market, with sales up a mammoth 79% year-on-year in September to 5.260 registrations. The year-to-date total now stands at 38.933 units, up 93% on the same period last year. Toyota doubles its sales year-on-year to 1.146 to stay in the lead with 21.8% of the market (these figures include Lexus), Honda is up four-fold to 879 sals and 16.7% share, ahead of Nissan (+137%), Mercedes (-20%) and BMW (-7%). Luxury brands have lost a large part of their appeal in Singapore indeed, now that it is cheaper to register a car in the country. Notice also Hyundai up 181%, Subaru up 233%, Kia up 131%, Citroen up 124% and Land Rover up 147%. As for Mitsubishi, the Japanese carmaker goes from zero sales in September 2014 to 170 this month!

Previous month: Singapore August 2015: Honda, Nissan and Mazda lift market up 82%

One year ago: Singapore September 2014: Honda increases sales 8-fold

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

Honda HR-V Singapore August 2015Honda sales are up 9-fold year-on-year in Singapore in August.

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Exceptional growth rates in Singapore go hand-in-hand with the price reduction of COE (Certificates of Entitlement), where in fact the market is essentially getting back to its level of half-a-decade ago. 4.700 new vehicles hit Singaporean roads in August vs. just 2.589 a year ago, bringing the year-to-date total to 33.673 units, almost double the 2014 figure (+96%). If Toyota (+59%) remains in the lead by far with 18.9% market share, Honda shoots up 7-fold to 691 sales and 14.7% and now also ranks #2 year-to-date, Nissan is up 168% in third place (now #4 YTD) and Mazda is up 166% at #5. Mercedes (+34%), BMW (-3%), Volkswagen (+5%) and Audi (+54%) lose sizeable market share as mass market cars become more affordable with reduced COEs.

Previous month: Singapore July 2015: Honda, Peugeot and Subaru shine, market up 39%

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

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Singapore 1st Quarter 2015: Toyota Corolla in control

Toyota Corolla Singapore March 2015. Picture courtesy of zeeginition.comThe Toyota Corolla remains the best-selling model in Singapore.

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Rare model data is now available for Singapore, albeit with a bit of delay as this is Q1 2015. It shows the Toyota Corolla is the lead followed by the Mazda3 and Mercedes E-Class, with the Honda HR-V shooting up to a brilliant 4th place overall above the Toyota Harrier.

Previous post: Singapore July 2015: Honda, Peugeot and Subaru shine, market up 39%

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Singapore July 2015: Honda, Peugeot & Subaru shine, market up 39%

Honda Jazz Singapore September 2014. Picture courtesy of posttoday.comHonda is the fastest-growing brand in the Singaporean Top 20 at #2.

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After surging 190% in June, the Singaporean new car market returns to more reasonable growth rates in July at +39% to 3.176 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 28.973 sales, exactly double the amount of a year ago (+99%)… This sudden taking off of the market finds its origin in the lowering of the price of Certificates of Entitlement – the sesame to be able to drive a car on Singapore roads. Having reached stratospheric heights – the equivalent of the price of the car itself – COEs are now slowly coming back to more manageable levels, with the effects being sales of mass market brands sky rocketing back to their levels of a decade ago when COE were at similar prices, whereas premium marques are losing their advantage and seeing their sales drop. Toyota outpaces the market at +69% to 20.7% share, followed by Honda (+218%), Mercedes (-23%), Mazda (+18%) and Nissan (+79%). Hyundai (+81%), Kia (+100%), Subaru (+181%), Peugeot (+193%) and Mitsubishi – inactive a year ago – also make themselves noticed.

Previous month: Singapore June 2015: Honda up to #2 in market up 3-fold

One year ago: Singapore July 2014: Mazda, Honda and Nissan shoot up

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

Honda Jazz Singapore June 2015. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auHonda sales are up 10-fold on June 2014 in Singapore.

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The Singaporean new car market is now truly taking off, up 190% year-on-year to 6.999 registrations in June alone – that’s more than during the whole 1st Quarter of 2014. Toyota manages to outpace the market with sales up 261% year-on-year to 1.735 units and 24.8% share, while Honda is up 10-fold on June 2014 to land in 2nd place overall at 916 units and 13.1% share. Nissan is in third place with sales up 6-fold year-on-year to 741 deliveries at 10.6%. Mercedes (+65%) is knocked down to #4, Mazda (+233%) ranks 5th, while BMW (+64%) and Volkswagen (+28%) lose market share. Notice also Volvo up 275%, Kia up 227%, Porsche up 295% and Citroen up 573%.

Previous month: Singapore May 2015: Nissan, Mazda and Honda shine

One year ago: Singapore June 2014: Toyota/Lexus still reigns supreme

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Singapore May 2015: Nissan, Mazda and Honda shine

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New car sales in Singapore are up a flamboyant 114% year-on-year in May to 4.577 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 18.798 units, up 90% on 2014. This is due to lower prices for Certificates of Entitlement (COE), necessary for any vehicle to be allowed circulation in Singapore. Mass market brands returm to sales levels unseen in years. Toyota is up 80% to 18.8% market share, Mercedes up 74% to 11.6%, Nissan up 431% to 11.6% thanks to the launch of the Qashqai, Mazda is up 337% to 10% share, Honda up 693% to 9.7%, Kia up 633% to 3.4%, Peugeot up 657% to 1.2% and Porsche up 364% to 1.1%. Reversely, Audi is down 9% to 8th overall.

Previous month: Singapore April 2015: Honda up 14-fold in market up 115%

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

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