17 January 2013

Car Sales Singapore: 2012


In the artificial world of car sales in this small island state, premium brands reign supreme. Car prices are very high due to the certificate of entitlement (COE) which is bid for. The government restricts the number of certificates available to reduce car ownership and congestion. Therefore, wealthier people tend to win the bids and then buy more expensive cars. This has led to the situation that a marque like BMW can be the best selling and I can think of nowhere else this happens.

Audi managed to drop sales somehow, along with mass brands such as Kia and Honda. Land Rover must be eyeing a top ten spot although that may not quite be possible. It is strange to see RR rubbing shoulders with Alfa on the sales chart, and Mclaren easily outselling Fiat.

The first three columns show 2010 to 2012 ranking, the second column in from the right is increase or decrease, and the extreme right shows market share for the major brands.

3 1 1
BMW 5,039 2% 18.1%
2 2 2
Mercedes 4,323 4% 15.5%
1 3 3
Toyota 4,272 20% 15.3%
4 4 4
VW 3,567 11% 12.8%
8 5 5
Audi 1,679 -20% 6.0%
7 6 6
Hyundai 1,155 -10% 4.1%
14 9 7
Volvo 1,066 28% 3.8%
9 10 8
Nissan 687 -14% 2.5%
6 7 9
Kia 600 -37% 2.2%
23 13 10
Peugeot 560 22% 2.0%
5 8 11
Honda 515 -45% 1.8%
16 12 12
Porsche 507 -13% 1.8%
11 11 13
Chevrolet 437 -32% 1.6%
19 14 14
Jaguar 384 -1% 1.4%
32 21 15
Land Rover 384 65% 1.4%
17 16 16
Citroen 357 3% 1.3%
18 20 17
Ford 354 49% 1.3%
10 18 18
Mazda 348 31% 1.2%
22 15 19
MINI 285 -21% 1.0%
15 17 20
Suzuki 144 -48%
13 22 21
Subaru 135 -38%
26 19 22
Renault 114 -57%
29 29 23
Opel 99 60%
35 30 24
Bentley 93 55%
28 26 25
Maserati 84 -8%
33 25 26
Ferrari 80 -13%
- 42 27
Infiniti 72 929%
31 28 28
Skoda 62 -5%
12 23 29
Mitsubishi 61 -70%
36 31 30
Lamborghini 56 14%
20 27 31
Proton 53 -29%
38 36 32
Rolls Royce 49 26%
27 32 32
Alfa Romeo 49 2%
34 33 34
Chrysler 38 -17%
30 35 35
Daihatsu 37 -8%
- - 36
Mclaren 33

21 24 37
Fiat 24 -81%
39 38 38
Aston Martin 22 -12%
40 39 39
Ssangyong 16 -16%
42 34 40
Saab 15 -64%




Others 43




Total 27,899 -1%




Data Source:
Thanks to LTA

Picture Source: Thanks to
www.netcarshow.com

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