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Taiwan September 2014: Lexus NX up to world-best #22

October 10th, 2014 No comments

Lexus NX Taiwan September 2014. Picture courtesy of u-car.com.twLexus NX

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The Taiwanese new car market is up a round and very healthy 20% year-on-year in September to 34,746 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 313,756 units, up 15% on 2013. Toyota is king of the roads once again and by far just under 30% share at 10,280 sales, followed by Nissan/Infiniti (10.6%), Mitsubishi/CMC (10.3%), Ford (5.1%) and Mercedes (5%). In the models ranking, below the Toyota Corolla sovereign as usual at 9.9% of the market, the Toyota Yaris shoots up from outside the Top 50 in August directly into 2nd place this month thanks to the new model now available in dealerships across the country. But the big event is below, with the all-new Lexus NX making a spectacular arrival in the Taiwan Top 50 for its first full month of sales: directly at a splendid 22nd position with 432 sales and 1.2% share! So far the new nameplate’s best ranking anywhere in the world. Notice also the Porsche Macan down 19 spots to a still impressive #38, making it once again the brand’s best-seller in Taiwan.

Previous month: Taiwan August 2014: Porsche Macan in Top 20

One year ago: Taiwan September 2013: Nissan Tiida and Livina on top

Full September 2014 Top 50 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Taiwan August 2014: Porsche Macan in Top 20

September 3rd, 2014 1 comment

Porche Macan Taiwan August 2014. Picture courtesy of u-car.com.twPorsche Macan

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New car sales in Taiwan are up a solid 9% year-on-year in August to 23,183 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 279,010 units, up 15% on 2013. Toyota leads the brands ranking as usual, however with just 23.1% share vs. 29.3% year-to-date, followed by Mitsubishi (10%), Nissan (9%) and Ford (6.8%) while Mercedes and BMW both shine in 5th and 6th places respectively vs. #7 and #9 year-to-date. In the models ranking, below the Toyota Corolla weaker at 7.7% and the Toyota Vios strong at 4.5%, the CMC Veryca is up 6 spots on July to #6, the Mercedes C-Class is up a spectacular 32 ranks to #10, the Mercedes E-Class up 8 to #15, Hyundai Santa Fe up 10 to #16 and Ford Fiesta up 12 to #17. But the most impressive performance of the month is without a doubt the Porsche Macan landing directly at #19 with 300 sales for its very first appearance in the Taiwanese ranking!

Previous month: Taiwan July 2014: Toyota Vios now clear #2 below Toyota Corolla

One year ago: Taiwan August 2013: Ford Kuga lands directly in Top 10!

Full August 2014 Top 50 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Taiwan July 2014: Toyota Vios now clear #2 below Corolla

August 4th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Vios Taiwan July 2014. Picture courtesy of u-car.com.twThe Toyota Vios breaks its volume and market share records in Taiwan this month.

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New car sales in Taiwan are up a very healthy 13% year-on-year in July to 45,143 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 255,827 units, up an equally satisfying 15% on 2013. Toyota maintains its stranglehold over the Taiwanese brands ranking: one in every 3 new cars registered in the country in July is a Toyota with the Japanese manufacturer clocking up 15,255 sales for an exceptional 33.8% share vs. 29.8% year-to-date. Mazda makes a very rare appearance inside the Top 10 at #6 with 1,720 sales and 3.8% just above local carmaker Luxgen at 1,710 units. Model-wise, below the Toyota Corolla unattainable at 11.2% share, the Toyota Vios is now comfortably installed in 2nd position with a record 2,795 sales and 6.2% this month. Notice also the Toyota Camry up 4 spots on June to #6, the Nissan Livina up to #10 vs. #14 year-to-date, the Ford Fiesta up a further 6 ranks to #29 and the Honda City landing at #37, its very first appearance within Taiwan’s Top 40 best-sellers.

Previous month: Taiwan June 2014: Toyota Vios on podium again

One year ago: Taiwan July 2013: Honda CR-V on podium

Full July 2014 Top 50 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Taiwan June 2014: Toyota Vios on podium again

July 6th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Vios Taiwan June 2014. Picture courtesy of u-car.com.twToyota Vios

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The Taiwanese new car market is up a spectacular 23% year-on-year in June to 40,189 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 210,554 units, up 15% on 2013. The Toyota Corolla unsurprisingly continues to reign supreme in the Taiwan models sales charts with 4,416 sales and 11% share, or 2.5 times any other vehicle in the country. The Nissan Tiida is back up 5 spots on May to 2nd place at 1,803 units and 4.5%, kicking the Toyota Vios down to a still very impressive third spot with 1,793 sales and 4.5% share also. Notice the Mitsubishi Lancer Fortis up 4 to #16, the Hyundai ix35 back up 16 to #20, the Mitsubishi Outlander up 6 to #24 and the Luxgen M7 Turbo up 11 to #27.

Previous month: Taiwan May 2014: Toyota Vios up to 2nd place

One year ago: Taiwan June 2013: Nissan Livina up to #2

Full June 2014 Top 50 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Taiwan May 2014: Toyota Vios up to 2nd place

June 5th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Vios Taiwan May 2014. Picture courtesy of u-car.com.twToyota Vios

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New car sales in Taiwan are up a beautiful 20% year-on-year in May to 36,724 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 170,365 units, up 14% on 2013. The Toyota Corolla remains the preferred choice of Taiwanese car buyers by far with another 4,068 sales this month for a 11.1% market share. Thanks to the new generation, the Toyota Vios is up one further spot on April to land in an outstanding 2nd place – the best ranking any model can expect in Taiwan given the Corolla domination – at 1,662 units and 4.5% share. It’s worth noting that the 2007 Vios never went on sale in Taiwan with Toyota keeping the 2002 model on sale here for 12 years… This partly explains the tremendous success of the current model, in effect the first really new Vios available in Taiwan in over a decade.

Ford Focus Taiwan May 2014. Picture courtesy of u-car.com.twThe Ford Focus is the best-selling European model in Taiwan and one of only 2 in the Top 20.

The Toyota Wish is up 2 spots on April to #3 with 1,341 sales and 3.7% while the Toyota RAV4 remains 4th making the Top 4 best-sellers 100% Toyota. The Nissan Livina is down one rank to #5 but is still very robust at 3.3% share vs. 1.5% year-to-date thanks to its facelift. Excellent month for the Ford Focus up 3 spots to 6th place with 1,136 sales and 3.1%, its highest ranking since BSCB started following monthly sales in Taiwan, also reached last December. Notice also the Hyundai Santa Fe strong again at #14, the Honda Civic up 25 to #17 and the Luxgen M7 Turbo appearing at #38 with 254 sales.

Previous month: Taiwan April 2014: Toyota Vios and Nissan Livina shoot up

One year ago: Taiwan May 2013: Toyota Corolla and Porsche Cayenne shine

Full May 2014 Top 50 models and Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

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Taiwan April 2014: New Toyota Vios and Nissan Livina shoot up

May 5th, 2014 No comments

Nissan Livina Taiwan April 2014. Picture courtesy of u-car.com.tw2014 Nissan Livina

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New light vehicle sales in Taiwan are up a very satisfying 19% year-on-year in April to 34,236 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 133,640 units, up 12% on 2013. Below the Toyota Corolla (10.3% share) and RAV4 (4.2%) both in fine form, two model updates bring the nameplates from the bottom of the ranking straight into the Top 5: the Toyota Vios shoots up to #3 with 1,349 sales and the Nissan Livina is back where we are used to see it at #4 with 1,327 units, both models instantly grabbing almost 4% of the Taiwanese market. Notice also the Hyundai Santa Fe making its appearance at #15 with 609 sales and 1.8% share, the Mercedes E-Class extremely solid again at #17, the Mitsubishi Outlander up 16 ranks on March to #29 and the Ford Fiesta up to #33.

Previous month: Taiwan March 2014: Toyota Corolla up to 13% share

One year ago: Taiwan April 2013: Toyota Corolla and RAV4 on top

Full April 2014 Top 50 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Taiwan March 2014: Toyota Corolla up to 13% share

April 3rd, 2014 No comments

Toyota Corolla Taiwan March 2014. Picture courtesy of u-car.com.twToyota Corolla

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After dropping by 17% at the same time last year, new car sales in Taiwan are back up a splendid 25% in March to 34,307 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 99,404 units, up 10% on 2013. The Toyota Corolla is in euphoric shape this month at 4,451 sales and 13% share, followed by the Toyota Wish and Nissan Sentra both at 4.3%, toppling the Nissan Tiida down two spots on February to #4 and 4.1%. The recently facelifted CMC Veryca continues to shine at #7, the Luxgen U6 Turbo steps out of the Top 10 (just) at #11 and the Mercedes S-Class is solid at #44.

Previous month: Taiwan February 2014: Luxgen U6 Turbo resists at #6

One year ago: Taiwan March 2013: Toyota RAV4 threatens Corolla

Full March 2014 Top 50 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Taiwan February 2014: Luxgen U6 Turbo resists at #6

March 9th, 2014 No comments

Luxgen U6 Turbo Taiwan February 2014. Picture courtesy of u-news.comLuxgen U6 Turbo

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Traditionally a weaker month for car sales in Taiwan due to Lunar Year celebrations, February is stable year-on-year to 20,896 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 65,097 units, up 4% on 2013. The Top 3 best-seller in the country this month are the same as over the Full Year 2013 albeit in a different order: the Toyota Corolla still reigns supreme with 9.8% share but the Nissan Tiida at 4.2% passes the Toyota Wish at 4.1%. The Nissan Sentra is very robust at #4 as is the CMC Veryca up 5 spots to #5.

CMC Veryca. Picture courtesy of news.u-car.com.twCMC Veryca

But the big question mark this month was whether the local new kid on the block, the Luxgen U6 Turbo, would be able to hold a similar level as the third position it spectacularly grabbed in January… So far, yes: it ranks 6th with a strong 3.5% market share and is #4 for now in 2014. Notice also the Nissan Rogue up to #18 vs. #38 over the FY2013, the Subaru Forester up to #20 vs. #37, the VW Tiguan up to #28 vs. #43 and the Luxgen S5 Turbo up 13 ranks on January to #31.

Previous post: Taiwan: 2003-2013 Historical Data now available!

Previous month: Taiwan January 2014: Luxgen U6 Turbo lands in third place!

One year ago:  Taiwan February 2013: Toyota Wish and RAV4 shine

Full February 2014 Top 50 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Taiwan: 2005-2013 Historical Data now available!

February 27th, 2014 No comments

Taiwan has been by far the Toyota Wish’s best performing country in the world over the past decade.

Today I can share with you Historical Data for Taiwan going back to 2005. If you have access to older data, please make sure you get in touch by clicking on the ‘Contact’ tab at the top of the page. Looking at detailed sales data over the period, Toyota’s ultra-dominance is very clear and no model has managed to toppled the Toyota Corolla from the models pole position over a Full Year. Other successful cars in the country include the Toyota Wish, Camry, Nissan Tiida, Livina and Honda CR-V…

Taiwan Historical Data:

Taiwan 2005-2009: Toyota Corolla Altis invincible

Taiwan 2010: Toyota Corolla leads ahead of Nissan Tiida and Toyota Yaris

Taiwan 2011: Toyota Corolla #1, Toyota Wish & Nissan Livina up

Taiwan 2012: Toyota Corolla and Camry on top

Taiwan 2013: Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V storm into Top 5

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Taiwan January 2014: Luxgen U6 Turbo lands in third place!

February 8th, 2014 No comments

Luxgen U6 Turbo Taiwan January 2014. Picture courtesy of u-car.com.twLuxgen U6 Turbo

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New car sales in Taiwan are up 4% year-on-year in January to 44,301 registrations. If the Toyota Corolla unsurprisingly keeps the lead of the Taiwanese models ranking this month with 4,660 sales and 10.5% share, the rest of the podium is totally unexpected. The Nissan Sentra confirms it is a force to be reckoned with by ranking #2 for the second time in the 3 months it has been in market thanks to 2,289 units and 5.2% but the big event comes next: the local Luxgen U6 Turbo lands directly in third place for its first month of sales at home with 2,237 units and 5% share! This is the highest ever ranking for a Luxgen model in Taiwan (and thus in the world), beating the #5 reached by the Luxgen7 SUV back in October 2010.

Luxgen U7 Turbo Taiwan January 2014. Picture courtesy of u-car.com.twLuxgen U7 Turbo

Taiwanese website u-car.com.tw however notes that U6 Turbo sales are the result of 2.5 months of orders (they started last November) and may be disrupted by the Lunar New Year celebrations in February. The next few months will tell whether local manufacturer Luxgen finally has a winner at home in the U6 Turbo. In any case, it’s a great month for Luxgen’s new range: the U7 Turbo is up 10 spots on December to #27 at 407 units and the S5 Turbo makes its very first appearance in the Top 50 at #44 with 200 sales, meaning Luxgen is the #4 brand in the country in January with 7% share. Other great performers in January in Taiwan include the Ford Kuga at #15 vs. #39 over the FY2013, the Nissan Rogue up 12 spots on December to #20 vs. #38 in 2013, the Ford Ecosport breaking into the Taiwanese Top 50 for its 2nd month in market at #37 and the Mercedes S-Class at #47.

Previous post: Taiwan Full Year 2013: Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V storm into Top 5

Previous month: Taiwan December 2013: Toyota Corolla and RAV4 reign supreme

One year ago: Taiwan January 2013: First exploits of the new gen Toyota RAV4

Full January 2014 Top 50 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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