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

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

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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

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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.

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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Taiwan September 2016: Mazda3 leaps onto podium

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One year ago, lunar year 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%

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

CMC Veryca Taiwan August 2016. Picture courtesy carstuff.com.twThe CMC Veryca is the favourite choice of Taiwanese small companies. 

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The Taiwanese new car market slips down slightly in August at -0.2% year-on-year to 22.874 units, yet the year-to-date total remains in positive at +1% to 290.189 sales. Toyota shoots up 24% to 5.867 sales and 25.6% share. followed by Nissan/Infiniti (-2%) and Mitsubishi/CMC (-9%) while Mercedes surges 4 spots on July and 24% year-on-year to #4. Luxgen (+6%) and Lexus (+22%) also post solid results. The Toyota Corolla remains by far the best-selling nameplate in the country, selling almost three times the amount of the next best at 2.175 sales and 9.5% share. The CMC Veryca is back up 3 spots on July to a brilliant 2nd place with 3.2% share, ahead of the Toyota Wish, Nissan Tiida and Toyota Yaris. The Mitsubishi Delica is back up 9 ranks to #6, the Nissan Livina is up 3 to #8 and the Luxgen U6 Turbo stays robust at #11 with 2% share. Further down, the Luxgen S3 remains stuck at #21, the Hyundai Tucson is up to #26, the Mercedes GLE is up 18 spots on last month to #30, the Mazda CX-3 up 12 to #33 and the BMW X1 up to #40.

Previous month: Taiwan July 2016: Toyota Corolla strong, Infiniti Q30 lands

One year ago: Taiwan August 2015: Runout deals push Ford Focus up to #4

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Taiwan July 2016: Toyota Corolla strong, Infiniti Q30 lands

Infiniti Q30 Taiwan July 2016. Picture courtesy u-car.com.twThe Infiniti Q30 has landed in Taiwan.

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The Taiwanese new car market is down 4% year-on-year in July to 45.106 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 1.6% to 267.315 sales. Toyota posts a strong 31% share despite sales down 11% to 13.988, distancing Nissan at 11% (-7%) and Mitsubishi/CMC at 10.4% (+11%). Ford (+3%), Lexus (+8%), Mercedes (+9%) and local fare Luxgen (+24%) go agains the grain and display positive results. Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla impresses with a fantastic 11.7% share thanks to 5.280 sales, that’s almost 3 times the level of its nearest competitor the Toyota RAV4 (1.862) and the Corolla’s strongest share so far this year. In fact, Toyota monopolises the Top 4 with the Yaris at #3 and the Wish at #4. The CMC Veryca remains very solid in 5th place above the Nissan Tiida while the Nissan X-Trail gains 3 spots on June to #7. Notice also the Mazda CX-5 up 10 ranks to #13, the new Luxgen S3 stable at #21 and the Hyundai Tucson up a further 3 spots to #23. Finally, we welcome the Infiniti Q30 in the Taiwanese Top 60 this month at #56 with 171 sales.

Previous month: Taiwan June 2016: Luxgen S3 just outside Top 20

One year ago: Taiwan July 2015: Toyota RAV4 and Mazda3 shine

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Taiwan June 2016: Luxgen S3 just outside Top 20

Luxgen S3 Taiwan June 2016The S3 is now Luxgen’s 2nd best-seller at home. 

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The Taiwanese new car market is up 4% year-on-year in June to 42.751 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 3% to 222.209 units. Perennial leader Toyota is more dominant than ever at 30.5% share thanks to 13.035 sales (+3%) almost three times as much as the next most popular carmaker, Mitsubishi/CMC at 10.4% (+1%). Nissan is down 1% in third place while Mercedes surges up 44% to land in 4th position overall with 2.612 sales and Mazda is up 29$ to #5 and 2.380. Honda (-16%), Ford (-20%) and BMW (-29%) struggle but home-grown Luxgen shines with sales up 24% to 1.850 thanks to the gearing up of the small S3 sedan going from #90 in May to #21 this month. The Toyota Corolla remains the best-selling nameplate in the country with 9.4% share, followed by the RAV4, Wish, Yaris and CMC Veryca as per the year-to-date order.

Previous month: Taiwan May 2016: Podium 100% Toyota in market up 10%

One year ago: Taiwan June 2015: Nissan X-Trail stays in Top 5

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Taiwan May 2016: Podium 100% Toyota in market up 10%

Luxgen S3 Taiwan May 2015. Picture courtesy u-car.com.twThe Luxgen S3 has already hit Taiwanese dealerships after its unveiling in Beijing. 

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The Taiwanese new car market is up 10% year-on-year in May to 37.878 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total back into positive territory at +2.5% to 179.458 units. Toyota is once again master in command with 10.786 sales and 28.5% share, well above Mitsubishi/CMC at 11.9% (+25%) and Nissan/Infiniti at 10.6% (+5%). Mercedes is up 16% in 5th place, Mazda up 41% in 7th position and Hyundai up 57% to #9. Local manufacturer Luxgen remains inside its home Top 10 at #10 with 1.070 sales.

Mercedes GLE Taiwan May 2016. Picture courtesy u-car.com.twThe Mercedes GLE is now one of Taiwan’s 50 best-selling nameplates. 

Model-wise, the Corolla dominates a podium 100% Toyota ahead of the Yaris and Wish. The CMC Veryca continues to sell at much higher rates than last year at +34% year-on-year and #4 in May. The RAV4 (#5) and Vios (#7) make it five Toyotas in the Top 7. The all-new Hyundai Tucson lands at #17 with 669 sales, the Mercedes GLE breaks into the Top 50 at #42 and two new Luxgen nameplates hit Taiwanese dealerships: the S3 sedan (42 sales) and the V7 Turbo MPV (7 units).

Previous month: Taiwan April 2016: RAV4 teases Corolla, Lexus RX just outside Top 10

One year ago: Taiwan May 2015: Nissan X-Trail lands 47 units off 2nd place

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Taiwan April 2016: RAV4 teases Corolla, Lexus RX just outside Top 10

Lexus RX Taiwan March 2016. Picture courtesy response.jpThe Lexus RX misses out on a Top 10 ranking in Taiwan by just 150 sales this month.

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The Taiwanese new car market is up 3% year-on-year in April to 34.953 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 0.7% to 141.580 units. Toyota drops 9% to 25.4% share vs. 27.5% year-to-date, followed by Mitsubishi/CMC (+12%), Nissan/Infiniti (+16%), Mazda (+50%) and Mercedes (+1%), with local fare Luxgen holding its head inside the Top 10 at #10 with 1.051 sals and 3% market share (+10%). Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla (8.1%) is for once teased for pole position by the Toyota RAV4 (6.6%) with the Wish rounding up a podium 100% Toyota. The Mazda3 posts a stunning 4th place with 1.286 sales, up 9 spots on March, the CMC Veryca stays at very high levels in 5th place, the Lexus RX is up 9 spots to an outstanding 11th rank an the Mazda CX-3 is up 17 spots on last month to #28.

Previous month: Taiwan March 2016: Toyota Corolla leads, CMC Veryca on podium

One year ago: Taiwan April 2015: Mazda3 improves again to #7

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