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Taiwan October 2013: Toyota Corolla back up to 11% share

Toyota Corolla Altis Taiwan October 2013. Picture courtesy of u-car.com.twToyota Corolla Altis

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New car sales in Taiwan are up a very healthy 15% year-on-year in October to 32,207 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total into positive at 304,749 units, up 0.7% on 2012. After dropping to #4 last month while the new generation made its appearance on the market, the Toyota Corolla is back to its dominant self in October thanks to 3,572 units sold for an excellent 11.1% market share. The Nissan Tiida is down one spot to #2, the Toyota Wish up 2 to #3 and the Toyota RAV4 down one to #4. Add the Camry at #5, the Vios at #7 and the Yaris at #8 and you have no less than 6 Toyotas in the Taiwanese Top 8 this month!

Luxgen U7 Turbo Taiwan October 2013. Picture courtesy of auto.tw.msn.comLuxgen U7 Turbo

Further down, large German premium cars are having a great time: the Mercedes C-Class is up 7 ranks to #16, the E Class is stable at #18 vs. #25 year-to-date and the BMW 5 Series is up one spot to #20 vs. #28 year-to-date. Notice also the Ford Kuga at #19 and Mazda CX-5 at #36. Finally, we welcome two all-new models in the Taiwanese Top 30 this month: the Nissan Sentra landing directly at #26 with 332 sales and the Taiwanese Luxgen U7 Turbo, the replacement to the Luxgen 7 SUV, arriving just one unit below at #27 with 331 sales and already 1% market share.

Previous month: Taiwan September 2013: Nissan Tiida and Livina on top

One year ago: Taiwan October 2012: Luxgen5 Sedan lands at #10

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

Taiwan October 2013 – brands:

PosBrandOct%Sep2013%Pos2012
1Toyota9,84430.6%193,74230.8%11
2Mitsubishi, CMC3,58411.1%335,36111.6%22
3Nissan, Infiniti3,55111.0%234,74911.4%33
4Ford2,3637.3%419,5426.4%55
5Honda1,8345.7%520,4586.7%44
6Mercedes1,6345.1%613,4614.4%67
7BMW1,3264.1%711,1183.6%8n/a
8Hyundai (e)1,2003.7%812,7004.2%76
9Lexus1,0163.2%98,6032.8%9n/a
10Volkswagen7382.3%108,1722.7%10n/a

Taiwan October 2013 – models:

PosModelOct%Sep2013%Pos2012
1Toyota Corolla3,57211.1%428,8179.5%11
2Nissan Tiida1,5674.9%114,4044.7%33
3Toyota Wish1,1963.7%514,4984.8%24
4Toyota RAV41,0993.4%312,2834.0%511
5Toyota Camry1,0023.1%811,1093.6%72
6Honda CR-V9633.0%711,6323.8%610
7Toyota Vios9593.0%67,0072.3%118
8Toyota Yaris9553.0%98,5842.8%86
9Ford Focus9352.9%108,3452.7%917
10Nissan Livina9262.9%212,6674.2%45
11CMC Veryca7972.5%118,3332.7%107
12Mitsubishi Colt Plus7632.4%255,5391.8%1412
13CMC Delica5941.8%135,7341.9%1214
14Hyundai Elantra5231.6%194,9411.6%1516
15Toyota Innova5171.6%145,6091.8%139
16Mercedes C Class5091.6%233,9701.3%2121
17Honda Civic4881.5%224,2741.4%2025
18Mercedes E Class4841.5%183,5841.2%25n/a
19Ford Kuga4501.4%151,5470.5%41 –
20BMW 5 Series4211.3%213,3401.1%2829
21Mazda34081.3%164,2931.4%1815
22Mazda53881.2%204,4911.5%1718
23BMW 3 Series3751.2%262,5800.8%31n/a
24Hyundai ix353481.1%124,6931.5%1622
25Nissan Sentra3321.0% –3320.1%n/a –
26Luxgen U7 Turbo3311.0% –3320.1%n/a –
27Mitsubishi Canter3161.0%273,7931.2%24n/a
28Ford Escape3111.0%174,2791.4%19n/a
29Mitsubishi Lancer Fortis3111.0%293,8981.3%2313
30Lexus RX3111.0%362,8540.9%2927
31Honda Fit3061.0%243,9681.3%2220
32Mitsubishi Outlander3030.9%313,4531.1%2619
33Ford Fiesta2990.9%352,1000.7%35n/a
34Mitsubishi Zinger2910.9%323,4091.1%2724
35Lexus ES2900.9%302,6020.9%30n/a
36Mazda CX-52480.8%n/an/an/an/a46
37Lexus IS2360.7%34n/an/an/an/a
38Subaru Forester2280.7%331,9730.6%3839
39Nissan Rogue2280.7%281,8770.6%39n/a
40Mercedes A Class2240.7%401,4860.5%44n/a
41Toyota Previa2150.7%472,1750.7%34n/a
42VW Golf1990.6%372,3770.8%3228
43Hyundai i301990.6%n/a1,0130.3%n/an/a
44Nissan March1970.6%392,3580.8%3323
45Suzuki Carry1780.6%46n/an/an/an/a
46Luxgen 7 MPV1730.5%422,0070.7%37n/a
47Suzuki Swift1520.5%381,4290.5%45n/a
48Mercedes B Class1440.4%481,3570.4%47n/a
49BMW 1 Series1400.4%44n/an/an/an/a
50Nissan Teana1390.4%n/a1,5080.5%42n/a

Source: news.u-car.com.tw

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