Taiwan Full Year 2017: Toyota and Corolla lead, Honda up 25%

Honda sales are up 25% in Taiwan in 2017, mainly thanks to the HR-V. Picture u-car.com.tw

* See the Top 10 best-selling brands and Top 75 models by clicking on the title *

Check out 13 years worth of Taiwanese Historical Data here

The Taiwanese new car market edges up 1.1% year-on-year in 2017 to 444.669 registrations, and while Toyota remains by far the preferred car brand in the country, it drops by a harsh 8% to 25.7% share. In fact, Toyota and Lexus sales are combined in most Taiwanese sales reports, and doing so the Toyota Motor market share, at 28.8%, falls below the symbolic 30% milestone for the first time since 2006 (29.3%) and hits its lowest level since 2004 (27.6%). Note Toyota Motor has been Taiwan’s best-selling car makers uninterrupted since 2002 when it reached 25.2% market share (see detail on graph below). The Top 6 brands remain unchanged on 2016 but display varying fortunes: Mitsubishi/CMC beats the market with a 4% gain to 10.9% share but Nissan-Infiniti (-5%) and Mazda (-6%) lose ground. Honda shines with a 25% surge to 7.7% share while Mercedes is also very solid at +12%. In the remainder of the Top 10, note Ford up an estimated 13% but local fare Luxgen down 7% at #9 despite the arrival of the U5 crossover breaking into the monthly Top 10 in October.

The Mitsubishi Grand Lancer, specific to Taiwan, is one of three new launches in the 2017 Top 50.

Toyota-Lexus Taiwanese sales volume and market share (2002-2017). Source u-car.com.tw

Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Corolla is once again the uncontested leader, snapping the annual Taiwanese pole position for at least the 13th consecutive year, but drops 8% and almost one percentage point of market share to 9%. The Toyota RAV4 is up 4% to hit 5% of the market while the Toyota Sienta celebrates its first full year in market with a stunning third place at 3.3%. The CMC Veryca is stable at #4 (-1%) ahead of the Honda HR-V, also hitting the jackpot for its first full year at 3% share. The Toyota Yaris (-18%) and Mazda3 (-11%) are the biggest losers in the Top 10 while the Nissan Tiida (+3%), Livina (+5%) and Honda CR-V (+8%) all outpace the market, albeit slightly. Notice also the CMC Zinger up 30%, the Ford Kuga up 26%, the Mercedes GLC up 105% and the Lexus NX up 34%. There are three all-new nameplates inside the 2017 Top 50: the Luxgen U5 (#37), Toyota C-HR (#42) and Mitsubishi Grand Lancer (#46).

Previous post: Taiwan November 2017: Lexus NX shines, Ford Escort lands

Previous year: Taiwan Full Year 2016: Toyota Corolla, Yaris & RAV4 reign, CMC Veryca up

Two years ago: Taiwan Full Year 2015: Toyota monopolises Top 4, Mazda3 shoots up

Full Year 2017 Top 10 brands and Top 50 models vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.

Full December 2017 Top 12 brands and Top 80 models below.

This content is for 1 Year members only.
Log In Register

Taiwan November 2017: Lexus NX shines, Ford Escort lands

The Ford Escort has landed in Taiwan.

* See the Top 10 best-selling brands and Top 75 models by clicking on the title *

New car sales in Taiwan are up 5.6% year-on-year in November to 40.436 units, lifting the year-to-date volume up 1.2% to 402.452 sales. Toyota holds roughly 1/4 of the market as usual, down 9% to 24.3% share above Nissan/Infiniti (+6%) passing Mitsubishi/CMC (+11%). Honda shoots up 31%, Mercedes is up 11% to #5, Luxgen up 18% to #7 and Lexus up 22% to #9. In the models ranking, the Toyota Corolla continues to reign supreme but drops 14% to 8.8% share, distancing the Toyota RAV4 at 7% (-1%) and the Toyota Sienta at 3.5% (+209%) and replicating the YTD podium. The Honda CR-V is up 28% to remain in 4th place, the Honda HR-V is up 49% to #7, the Nissan Livina up 29% to #8 and the recently launched Luxgen U5 seems to have peaked already, slipping out of the Top 10 and down four spots on October to #11. The Lexus NX is up a flamboyant 165% to leap up to #13 overall, the Suzuki Swift is up 4-fold to #30 and the Ford Escort, imported from China, lands directly at #50.

Previous month: Taiwan October 2017: Luxgen U5 breaks into Top 10

One year ago: Taiwan November 2016: Toyota Corolla, RAV4 and Yaris lead, Sienta lands

Full November 2017 Top 10 brands and Top 75 models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

Taiwan October 2017: Luxgen U5 breaks into Top 10

The U5 hits the highest ranking for any Luxgen at home in almost 3 years. 

* See the Top 12 best-selling brands and Top 75 models by clicking on the title *

The Taiwanese new car market is down slightly in September at -0.8% to 35.512 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains in positive territory – just – at +0.7% to 362.016 units. Market leader Toyota is in great difficulty this month with sales down 20% year-on-year to 22.8% share, a full three percentage points below its YTD level of 25.8%. Nissan/Infiniti (+0.1%) rallies back up three spots on September to #2 overall, distancing Mitsubishi/CMC down 5%. Both Honda and Ford surge 30% ahead of their score a year ago, the only carmakers registering double-digit growth. Mercedes is up a solid 7% to #6 overall. Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla (-19%) and RAV4 (-35%) lead once again but both drop sharply, they are followed this month by the Nissan Tiida (+46%) and Honda CR-V (+87%) with the Toyota Sienta rounding up the Top 5. The Luxgen U5, launched last month, is up 82.5% and 8 spots on its inaugural score to break into its home Top 10 at #7. This is the highest ranking hit by a Luxgen nameplate since the U6 Turbo ranked #6 in January 2015. The U6 Turbo holds the record for the highest ever ranking posted by a Luxgen model at home: #3 in January 2014. Finally, notice also the Ford Kuga up 208% to #17, the Mercedes GLC up 158% to #21 and the Suzuki Vitara up 88% to #23.

Previous month: Taiwan September 2017: Honda CR-V on podium, Luxgen U5 lands

One year ago: Taiwan October 2016: Honda HR-V instant blockbuster (#7)

Full October 2017 Top 12 brands and Top 75 models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

Taiwan September 2017: Honda CR-V on podium, Luxgen U5 lands

The Honda CR-V ranks third in Taiwan this month. Picture u-car.com.tw

* See the Top 10 best-selling brands and Top 75 models by clicking on the title *

After a seven-month hiatus, Taiwan is back on BSCB with complete Top 10 brands and Top 75 models for each month since March. In September, the Taiwanese new car market is down 6.2% year-on-year to 31.375 registrations, meaning the year-to-date total is up a discreet 0.9% to 326.504 units. In the brands ranking, Toyota dives down 21% to just 21% share vs. 26.1% so far this year, distancing Mitsubishi/CMC down 18% to 10.3% whereas Honda shoots up 84% to 9.4% share in third place vs. #4 and 7.4% year-to-date. Mercedes is up 18% to #4, hitting 8.1% share vs. 6.5% so far in 2017 while Nissan/Infiniti is relegated to 5th place with deliveries down a harsh 35% to 7.5% share. BMW is up 21% to #6, Luxgen up 5% to #8 and Suzuki maintains itself at a very high level at #11 and 3.2% share.

The Luxgen U5 lands at #15 in Taiwan. Picture u-car.com.tw 

The top of the models ranking has been relatively stable since March, with the Toyota Corolla and RAV4 holding the top two spots each month including September, the Honda HR-V ranking #3 in March and May, the CMC Veryca #3 in April and the Toyota Sienta #3 in June and August. The new generation Honda CR-V shot up 70% to #3 in July and an even more impressive 94% this month to snap the third place overall once again, with the HR-V following closely at #4. The CMC Veryca (-18%) and Mitsubishi Delica (-22%) both struggle, while the Toyota Sienta signs a solid #7 spot. The big arrival in September is the local Luxgen U5 landing directly at #15 with 1.7% share, launching simultaneously in Taiwan and China. Notice also the BMW 3 Series up 141% to #13, the Mercedes GLC up 184% to #17 and the Mazda CX-3 up 176% to #29. Among recent launches, the Toyota C-HR hits a record #21, the Suzuki Ignis ranks 50th, the Mitsubishi Grand Lancer is at #69 after starting at #13 back in April and the Suzuki Baleno is at #72.

Previous post: Taiwan February 2017: Toyota RAV4 and CMC Veryca impress

One year ago: Taiwan September 2016: Mazda3 leaps onto podium

Every month from March to September Top 10 brands and Top 75 models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

Taiwan February 2017: Toyota RAV4 and CMC Veryca impress

CMC Veryca Taiwan October 2015. Picture courtesy carstuff.com.twThe CMC Veryca is up 5 spots on January to third place this month.

* See the Top 10 best-selling brands and Top 60 models by clicking on the title *

The Taiwanese new car market is up 12% year-on-year in February to 24.215 units, enabling the year-to-date tally to edge into positive territory at +0.9% to 69.645 units. Toyota is falling behind in terms of market growth (+3%) but remains a distant leader at 25% market share vs. 26.4% so far in 2016. That’s still more than double the #2, Mitsubishi/CMC up 29% to 12.4%, distancing Nissan/Infiniti down 10% to 8.8%. Honda (+16%), Mercedes (+28%), Ford (+30%), BMW (+25%), Luxgen (+30%) and Volkswagen (+101%) all impress and all rank within the Top 10 brands. Model-wise, no surprise on top: the Toyota Corolla reigns in spite of dropping 10% on February 2016, followed by a very dynamic Toyota RAV4 (+108%) and CMC Veryca (+44%). Two recent launches complete the Tp 5: the Honda HR-V and Toyota Sienta.

Previous month: Taiwan January 2017: Toyota Sienta edges up to 2nd place

Full February 2017 Top 10 brands and Top 60 models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

Taiwan January 2017: Toyota Sienta edges up to 2nd place

For its third month of sales, the Toyota Sienta ranks #2 in Taiwan. 

* See the Top 10 best-selling brands and Top 60 models by clicking on the title *

The Taiwanese new car market is down 4% year-on-year in January to 45.430 registrations. Toyota falls faster than the market at -13%, resulting in a “shy” 27.2% market share vs. 28.3 over the Full Year 2016. Mitsubishi/CMC (-8%) remains above Nissan/Infiniti (+16%) while Honda (+1%), Mercedes (+12%) and Lexus (+26%) post the only other gains within the Top 10. Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla once again sells over double any other nameplate at 4.393 units, this time distancing the Toyota Sienta up to a record #2 with 2.088 sales for only its third month in market. The RAV4 completes a podium 100% Toyota, with the Nissan Tiida, Toyota Yaris and Honda HR-V in tow, the latter at #6 for the second consecutive month and for its fourth appearance in the Taiwanese ranking. Notice also the Mercedes GLC up 19 spots on December to #23, the Suzuki Vitara at #39 and the Infiniti Q30 at #45.

Previous post: Taiwan Full Year 2016: Toyota Corolla, Yaris & RAV4 reign, CMC Veryca up

One year ago: Taiwan January-March 2016: Toyota Corolla leads, CMC Veryca on podium

Full January 2017 Top 10 brands and Top 60 models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

Taiwan Full Year 2016: Toyota Corolla, RAV4 & Yaris reign, CMC Veryca up

Toyota Corolla Taiwan 2016. Picture courtesy u-car.com.twThe Toyota Corolla comfortably remains the best-selling nameplate in Taiwan this year.

* See the Top 10 best-selling brands and Top 75 models by clicking on the title *

Check out 12 years worth of Taiwanese Historical Data here

The Taiwanese new car market is up 4.5% year-on-year in 2016 to 439.629 units, with Toyota still master in command, following the market at +4% and holding onto its commanding 28.3% share. Mitsubishi/CMC overtakes Nissan/Infiniti to take the 2nd spot overall thanks to deliveries up 10% to 46.398 vs. 44.723 (+3%). Honda remains 4th but drops 1% while Mercedes (+16%), Mazda (+11%) and BMW (-2%) all bypass Ford, struggling at -20%. Homegrown carmaker Luxgen soars 23% to 16.420 sales thanks to the launch of the compact sedan S3, and Hyundai surges 46% thanks to the arrival of the new Tucson.

CMC Veryca Taiwan 2016. Picture courtesy u-car.com.twThe CMC Veryca is up 27% to 4th place this year. 

No surprises atop the models sales charts: the Toyota Corolla reigns supreme at 9.9% share (+3%), and the podium is unchanged on 2015, once again 100% Toyota with the RAV4 at #2 (+19%) and the Yaris at #3 (-2%). Excellent performance of the CMC Veryca up 27% and 3 spots to 4th overall, distancing the Toyota Wish (-4%) and Nissan Tiida (-3%) while the Mazda 3 is up 7%to #7. The Nissan X-Trail (+24%) breaks into the Top 10, the Mitsubishi Delica is up 16% to #11, the CMC Zinger up 36% to #16, the Mercedes C-Class up 13% to #1 and the Lexus RX up 107% to #23. There are no less than 6 all-new nameplates in the 2016 Top 50, led by the the Hyundai Tucson (#29) ahead of the Mazda CX-3 (#33), Luxgen S3 (#35), Honda HR-V (#39), Toyota Sienta (#40 but #3 in December!) and Mercedes GLC (#46).

Previous month: Taiwan November 2016: Toyota Corolla, RAV4 and Yaris lead, Sienta lands

Previous year: Taiwan Full Year 2015: Toyota monopolises Top 4, Mazda3 shoots up

Two years ago: Taiwan Full Year 2014: Toyota Corolla leads, Luxgen shines

Full Year 2016 Top 10 brands and Top 75 models vs. Full Year 2015 figures below.

Full December 2016 Top 10 brands and Top 60 models below.

This content is for 1 Year members only.
Log In Register

Taiwan November 2016: Corolla, RAV4 and Yaris lead, Sienta lands

Toyota Sienta Taiwan October 2016. Picture courtesy hydrocycle2.comToyota Sienta 

* See the Top 10 best-selling brands and Top 70 models by clicking on the title *

The Taiwanese new car market is up 10% year-on-year in November to 38.284 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 5% to 397.744 units. Toyota once again leads the market head-and-shoulders above the competition with 10.727 sales and 28% share, monopolising the models podium with the Corolla, RAV4 and Yaris. Below, Nissan/Infiniti (9.9%) and Mitsubishi/CMC (9.2%) reverse their year-to-date rankings. Mazda (+15%), Mercedes (+17%), Luxgen (+25%), Lexus (+17%) and most strikingly Volkswagen (+57%) all beat the market inside the Top 10. Model-wise, the Mazda3 is the top of the rest (read non-Toyota) in 4th place, the Toyota Vios jumps to #8, the Honda HR-V is down 6 spots on its inaugural month to a still very reasonable #13 and the Toyota Sienta makes its first appearance in the ranking at #27.

Previous month: Taiwan October 2016: Honda HR-V instant blockbuster (#7)

One year ago: Taiwan November 2015: Top 4 is 100% Toyota, Nissan X-Trail up to #5

Full November 2016 Top 10 brands and Top 70 models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

Taiwan October 2016: Honda HR-V instant blockbuster (#7)

honda-hr-v-taiwan-october-2016-picture-courtesy-u-car-com-twHonda HR-V

* See the Top 10 best-selling brands and Top 70 models by clicking on the title *

New car sales in Taiwan shoot up 12% year-on-year in October to 35.810 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 5% to 359.460. Toyota advances at twice the rate of the market with sales up 27% to 10.152 and 28.3% share, way above Mitsubishi/CMC stable at 3.654 and 10.2% and Nissan/Infiniti up 26% to 3.564 and 10%. Honda drops 12% to 6.5% but is up two spots on last month to #4. Mercedes (+15%), Lexus (+83%) and Luxgen (+41%) impress. In the models ranking, the Toyota Corolla sells more than any brand in market bar Toyota at 10.4% share and the RAV4 (6%) holds onto the 2nd place it holds year-to-date. The Mazda3 lodges another very impressive month at #3 again ahead of the CMC Veryca and Toyota Yaris but the hero of the month is the Honda HR-V appearing directly in 7th position and making Taiwan yet another market where the diminutive crossover is a blockbuster seller. Note that like in China an XR-V model is also available in Taiwan.

Previous month: Taiwan September 2016: Mazda3 leaps onto podium

One year ago: Taiwan October 2015: CMC Veryca leaps to 2nd place

Full October 2016 Top 10 brands and Top 70 models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

Taiwan September 2016: Mazda3 leaps onto podium

mazda3-taiwan-september-2016-picture-courtesy-u-car-com-twMazda3 

* See the Top 10 best-selling brands and Top 70 models by clicking on the title *

One year ago, lunar year celebrations falling early in the month and a series of typhoons resulted in a particularly weak month at 25.226 sales. Accordingly, this year’s September score is up 33% on this low base to 33.461 units, lifting the cumulative total up 4% to 323.650. Toyota surges 78% to 8.327 sales and 24.8% share vs. 28.1% year-to-date, distancing Mitsubishi/CMC at 11.8% (+59%) and Nissan/Infiniti at 10.8% (+58%). Mazda (+73%) also impress in 5th place. Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla stays on top with 9% share vs. 9.9% year-to-date ahead of the Toyota RAV4 at 4.5% vs. 4.3% – replicating both the 2016 YTD and FY 2015 orders. The Mazda3 is the performer of the month, jumping up to third place overall with 1.409 sales, while other stunners include the Mercedes E-Class (#18), Hyundai Tucson (#23), VW Tiguan (#25) and Mercedes GLE (#34). The Suzuki Vitara makes its very first appearance inside Taiwan’s Top 70 directly at #33 with 255 sales.

Previous month: Taiwan August 2016: Corolla leads, CMC Veryca back up to #2

One year ago: Taiwan September 2015: Mitsubishi Delica up to #3 in market down 27%

Full September 2016 Top 10 brands and Top 70 models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register
error: This content is protected, please contact Matt@bestsellingcarsblog.com if you would like to license for reuse.
Search