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Singapore April 2018: Honda back on top in first uplift of the year

Honda is the best-selling carmaker in Singapore in April.

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The Singaporean new car market posts its first gain of the year in April at +2.6% to 6.976 registrations, leading to a YTD tally down 14.8% to 24.773. Honda reclaims the lead it held in January thanks to deliveries up 26% to 21.1% share, vastly distancing Toyota/Lexus down 20% to 17.5%. Mercedes (+1%), Mazda (-22%) and Hyundai, once again up a whopping 32-fold on April 2017 – reproduce the YTD Top 5. The remainder of the Top 10 underperforms with Subaru (-23%) hit hardest. Among smaller brands, Maserati (+50%), Peugeot (+66%), Infiniti (+115%) and Jaguar (+139%) stand out.

Previous month: Singapore March 2018: Toyota leads, Hyundai shines

One year ago: Singapore March-April 2017: Toyota reclaims lead off Honda

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Singapore March 2018: Toyota leads, Hyundai shines

Hyundai is up 17-fold year-on-year to #3 this month.

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New car sales in Singapore continue on their precarious run in this start of 2018 with March volume down a steep 18.7% to 7.001 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally down 20.2% to 17.797 over Q1. Toyota is the most popular carmaker in the country for the second month running and despite a harsh 27% year-on-year decline, but still ranks #2 year-to-dat below Honda, down 39% to #2 this month. Hyundai ignores the surrounding gloom and is up 17-fold (!) on a particularly paltry score in March 2017 to land in third place, it ranks #5 year-to-date (+299%). BMW (+37%), Kia (+13%) and Mitsubishi (+3%) are the only other brands in positive in the Top 10, while below Mini (+123%), Alfa Romeo (+100%) and Rolls Royce (+40%) stand out.

Previous month: Singapore February 2018: Toyota reclaims lead in market down 15.3%

One year ago: Singapore March-April 2017: Toyota reclaims lead off Honda

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Singapore February 2018: Toyota reclaims lead in market down 15.3%

The Toyota C-HR has just launched in Singapore.

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The Singaporean new car market continues to freefall in this start of 2018 with February registrations down 15.3% leading to a year-to-date volume down 21.2% to 10.786 units. Toyota (including Lexus) reclaims the top spot it held over the FY2017 but drops 17% to 17.9% whereas Honda falls 41% to 17% but remains in the lead year-to-date at 19.5% share vs. just 16.6% for Toyota. Below Mercedes (-12%) and Mazda (-34%) camping on their January positions, Hyundai (+164%), BMW (+36%) and Kia (+108%) go spectacularly against the grain with very robust year-on-year gains. Further down, Subaru (+93%), Porsche (+83%), Peugeot (+55%) and Audi (+18%) also impress with double-digit gains.

Previous month: Singapore January 2018: Hyundai and Kia buck trend in market down 26%

One year ago: Singapore February 2017: Honda keeps momentum at +53%

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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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