Parallel Importers vs Authorised Dealers
In Singapore, you can buy parallel import cars from unauthorised dealers. And it’s perfectly legal.
We are not known as unauthorised dealers but more as Parallel Importers (PIs).
What is a Parallel Imported Car?
For car dealerships to get a distributorship status or authorised dealers, they need to impress and convince car companies to give exclusive rights to sell a particular brand. They do so by having an impressive showroom and a large paid-up capital. For example, Toyota’s authorised distributor is Borneo Motors while Nissan’s authorised distributor is Tan Chong Motors.
COE Price: we can help you bid COE at a cheap price. This is a technique to side-step authorised dealers selling cars with COE bundled in. Overall, the cost per unit vehicle for customers is lesser compared to authorised dealers.
Parallel importers (PIs) are basically smaller businesses that have bought the cars directly from their home factory, and re-sold them to their customers (at profit) without doing all of the above. They are car re-sellers rather than distributors. See full list of licensed parallel importers on sgCarMart. The major differences from authorised dealers are: