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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).
Full Year 2017 Top 60 All-brands vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.
Full December 2017 Top 40 All-brands ranking below.