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Singapore May 2013: BMW leads, Bentley in Top 10

Bentley Continental GT Singapore May 2013Bentley Continental GT. Picture by MDL 2011, all rights reserved.

* See the Top 37 All-brands ranking by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Michael *

As predicted last month, sales of new cars in Singapore slow down their fall in May at -5% year-on-year to 2,186 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 9,492 units, down 21% on 2012. The reason for this is the lowering of the price of Certificates of Entitlement (the equivalent of buying your licence plate). These are still however more than the actual price of the car, which explains the very particular brands ranking we have been observing in Singapore for the last couple of years.

Koenigsegg CCX-R Singapore May 2013Koenigsegg CCX-R. Picture by Murphy Photography, all rights reserved.

For the second time in the last 3 months, BMW tales the lead of the brands sales charts thanks to a fantastic 414 sales and 18.9% share, way above Mercedes at 292 units and 13.4%. However Mercedes is still in pole position in the year-to-date ranking with 1,719 sales and 18.1% vs. 1,509 and 15.9% for BMW. The 4 following brands are identical to the year-to-date ranking: Volkswagen rounds up the podium ahead of Toyota, Audi and Volvo.

But the most impressive performance this month in Singapore is delivered by Bentley, up 13 spots on April to land inside the Singaporean Top 10 at #10 with 52 sales and 2.4% share! Only one other country in the world allows Bentley such a strong presence: Monaco, where it finished 2012 in 16th position with 2.2% market share… Notice also Ferrari up 3 ranks to #17 vs. #26 in 2012, Rolls Royce up 2 to #20 vs. #33 in 2012 and Koenigsegg selling one unit!

Previous month: Singapore April 2013: Mercedes back on top

Full May 2013 Top 37 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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