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

Ford Kuga Taiwan August 2013. Picture courtesy of Kuga

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The Taiwanese new car market is down a harsh 17% year-on-year in August to 21,306 registrations, which means the year-to-date total is now down 4% on 2012 at 243,601 units. No surprises in pole position: the Toyota Corolla celebrates 27 consecutive months at this level thanks to 1,832 sales and 8.6% share, adding up to 24.032 and 9.9% year-to-date. The Nissan Tiida is up 4 spots on July to land in 2nd position for the first time since last January, the Nissan Livina is up one to #3 and 4 Toyotas follow: the Wish (-2), RAV4 (+3), Yaris (+1) and Camry (-2).

CMC Veryca. Picture courtesy of new model, just unveiled, should help the CMC Veryca stay in the Top 10 this year.

But the real hero this month is the Ford Kuga: for its very first appearance in the Taiwanese sales charts, it lands directly inside the Top 10 at #9 with 608 sales and 2.9%, confirming Taiwan’s taste for stylish SUVs after the success of the new generations Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. Other great performers this month include the Mercedes C-Class up 13 ranks to #17, Mercedes E-Class up 8 to #18, BMW 5 Series up 6 to #22, BMW 3 Series up 7 to #24, Subaru Forester up 5 to #27 and the Mercedes S-Class reappearing in the Top 50 at #50.

Previous month: Taiwan July 2013: Honda CR-V on podium

One year ago: Taiwan August 2012: Toyota Wish #2, Lexus RX up to #13

Full August 2013 Top 50 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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