The Toyota Wish is at its best year-end ranking in Taiwan since 2005
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The Taiwanese car market is up a very healthy 15% in 2011 at 378,291 registrations. As it has been the case for at least the last 6 years, the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car in the country, even improving an impressive 34% on 2010 this year with 37,571 sales and just under 10% market share. The Nissan Tiida stays 2nd with sales up 12% to 18,151 units and 4.8% share. Rare feat, the Tiida was even #1 twice, in February and May.
2011 was the Nissan Livina’s best year ever in Taiwan
The fight for the third position was intense and turned in favour of the Toyota Wish for only 10 units! The Wish peaked at #2 in April and is at 15,886 sales, up 14% vs. 15,876 for the Nissan Livina, up 32% and peaking at #2 in August. Both models hold 4.2% of the market and are followed by the Toyota Yaris (+8%) and Camry (-3%) both also peaking at #2, in November for the first and October for the latter.
Taiwanese brand Luxgen places the 7 SUV at #12 and will launch a sedan in 2012
The Mitsubishi Veryca is the newcomer in the Top 10, up 2 spots to #9. Other great 2011 performers include the local Luxgen 7 SUV up 34% and 7 spots to #12 with 8,619 sales and 2.3%, peaking at a best-ever #6 and 4.2% in January, the Ford Focus up 22% to #14, Hyundai ix35 up 100% to #17 and VW Golf up 42% to #19.
Mazda has an excellent month of December, placing the Mazda3 at #5 with 1,046 sales and 3.4% and the Mazda5 at #13 with 718 units and 2.3%. The Mitsubishi Lancer Fortis is up to #7, Ford Focus up to #8, VW Golf up to #11, Hyundai ix35 up to #12, Toyota Innova up to #14 and Ford i-Max up to #26.
Previous month: Taiwan November 2011: Toyota Corolla and Lexus CT shine
Previous year: Taiwan Full Year 2010: Toyota Corolla leads ahead of Nissan Tiida and Toyota Yaris
Full Year and December 2011 Top 30 Ranking Tables below.