CERTIFICATE of Entitlement (COE) premiums were mixed in the second bidding exercise of August, with some dealers attributing the reduction in the big car premium to the poor economy.
Category A - for cars below 1,600cc and 130 hp - rose S$831 to S$53,334 but Cat B - for cars above 1,600cc or 130 hp - fell S$1,403 to S$56,500.
Cat E - the open category which currently tracks Cat B - was also lower, slipping S$1,245 to S$56,956.
Elsewhere, Cat C - for goods vehicles - shed S$301 to S$48,001 but Cat D - for motorcycles - was S$146 higher at S$6,352.
Wednesday's tender was the second of a quota period which has 10 per cent fewer COEs in total than the preceding quarter.