Large and more powerful cars overtake smaller car numbers in 2021

Category A cars represented 54.4 per cent of the total passenger car population at the end of 2014, but the gap in population size between the two categories has continued to narrow every year. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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SINGAPORE - Larger cars with engine sizes above 1,600cc or 130bhp outnumbered smaller and less powerful ones in 2021, for the first time since the certificate of entitlement (COE) categorisation was updated in 2014.

The population of Category B cars stood at 323,174 at the end of last year, 1,674 more than the cars in Category A, based on figures from the Land Transport Authority (LTA). In all, there were 644,674 cars on the road.

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