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Hong Kong (China) August 2015: Toyota Alphard overtakes Hiace

Toyota Alphard Hong Kong April 2015. Picture courtesy response.jpThe Toyota Alphard is the best-selling nameplate in Hong Kong in August.

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Although part of China since 1997, Hong Kong car sales still follow an old pattern: they are reported by HKMTA separately from the mainland Chinese market in which they are not included. In August, new car sales in Hong Kong are down 5% year-on-year in August to 4.358 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 37.016 units, up 8% on 2014. Toyota is more dominant than ever with 1.281 sales and 29.4% market share, distancing BMW (9.2%), Mercedes (8.4%), Isuzu (8.1%) and Honda (6%) while Porsche is up to #9 and Lexus remains #10.

Porsche Macan Hong Kong August 2015. Picture courtesy Porsche Macan ranks 7th in Hong Kong this month.

Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Alphard outsells the traditional #1 the Hiace at 305 sales and 7% vs. 239 and 5.5% to sign its first ever Hong Kong pole position. Toyota monopolises the Top 4 with the Coaster at #3 and the Crown LPG Taxi at #4, while the Honda Stepwagon is solid again at #5, the Porsche Macan surges 24 ranks on July to #7, the Lexus NX is up 9 to #8 and the BMW 2 Series Tourer is up 14 to #11. Excellent showing of the Audi TT up 85 spots to a brilliant 15th place with 61 sales or 41% of its 2015 Hong Kong sales so far.

Previous month: Hong Kong (China) July 2015: Toyota Alphard teases Hiace for #1

One year ago: Hong Kong (China) August 2014: Mercedes CLA #3 passenger car!

Full August 2015 Top 40 All-brands and Top 180 All-models below.

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