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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.
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.
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.
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Full Year and December 2011 Top 30 Ranking Tables below.