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Do you know that Porsche out-sold Hyundai & Mazda? More surprises? Read on..

The new car sales figures in Singapore for January 2011 has been released. Toyota (despite its many hoo-haas) hung on to top spot in the face of strong sales by the European makers.

I personally drive a Toyota and have been pretty satisfied with the machine. In my 4 over years of driving Toyota, the only minor hiccups are the initial aircon smell (diagnosed the cause. its the car deodorant!), and the battery (which Borneo Motors didnt inform me when the battery is dying! damn!)
Based on this released numbers, Toyota remains the top seller in January 2011, with 510 cars sold, but Volkswagen managed a strong second place, with 504 units shifted, a mere six cars behind. To sell 500 over cars in a month is tremendous! The car salesman must be making big bucks! Not sure whether this is a consolidated number from the Authorised as well as Parallel importers or is this just numbers from Borneo Motors. My guess is its probably a combination?

German premium brands Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi claimed 3rd to 5th spots, with 332, 198 and 138 cars sold respectively.

A major surprise was Porsche, with the Stuttgart sports car maker selling 97 cars in January to come in seventh place, ahead of the likes of Korean makes Hyundai and Kia, which tallied 81 and 75 cars in eighth and ninth spot.

Other sports car makers also did well, with Ferrari shifting 14 cars and Maserati selling 10, placing them ahead of Mazda, which sold 10 cars, and budget brands Proton, Perodua and Chery, who only managed to tally single digits each for the month of January.

The trend of luxury and high-end makes outselling mainstream carmakers can be attributed to the reduction in COE quota, and subsequent spike in COE prices. The trend is expected to continue for the rest of the year, with COE quotas expected to remain at current levels for the foreseeable future.

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iClick Media - January 2011 Car Sales in Singapore

January 2011 Car Sales in Singapore

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