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Taiwan Full Year 2016: Toyota Corolla, RAV4 & Yaris reign, CMC Veryca up

Toyota Corolla Taiwan 2016. Picture courtesy Toyota Corolla comfortably remains the best-selling nameplate in Taiwan this year.

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The Taiwanese new car market is up 4.5% year-on-year in 2016 to 439.629 units, with Toyota still master in command, following the market at +4% and holding onto its commanding 28.3% share. Mitsubishi/CMC overtakes Nissan/Infiniti to take the 2nd spot overall thanks to deliveries up 10% to 46.398 vs. 44.723 (+3%). Honda remains 4th but drops 1% while Mercedes (+16%), Mazda (+11%) and BMW (-2%) all bypass Ford, struggling at -20%. Homegrown carmaker Luxgen soars 23% to 16.420 sales thanks to the launch of the compact sedan S3, and Hyundai surges 46% thanks to the arrival of the new Tucson.

CMC Veryca Taiwan 2016. Picture courtesy CMC Veryca is up 27% to 4th place this year. 

No surprises atop the models sales charts: the Toyota Corolla reigns supreme at 9.9% share (+3%), and the podium is unchanged on 2015, once again 100% Toyota with the RAV4 at #2 (+19%) and the Yaris at #3 (-2%). Excellent performance of the CMC Veryca up 27% and 3 spots to 4th overall, distancing the Toyota Wish (-4%) and Nissan Tiida (-3%) while the Mazda 3 is up 7%to #7. The Nissan X-Trail (+24%) breaks into the Top 10, the Mitsubishi Delica is up 16% to #11, the CMC Zinger up 36% to #16, the Mercedes C-Class up 13% to #1 and the Lexus RX up 107% to #23. There are no less than 6 all-new nameplates in the 2016 Top 50, led by the the Hyundai Tucson (#29) ahead of the Mazda CX-3 (#33), Luxgen S3 (#35), Honda HR-V (#39), Toyota Sienta (#40 but #3 in December!) and Mercedes GLC (#46).

Previous month: Taiwan November 2016: Toyota Corolla, RAV4 and Yaris lead, Sienta lands

Previous year: Taiwan Full Year 2015: Toyota monopolises Top 4, Mazda3 shoots up

Two years ago: Taiwan Full Year 2014: Toyota Corolla leads, Luxgen shines

Full Year 2016 Top 10 brands and Top 75 models vs. Full Year 2015 figures below.

Full December 2016 Top 10 brands and Top 60 models below.

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