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Taiwan February 2018: Honda CR-V up 3-fold in market up 11.4%

Honda CR-V

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The Taiwanese new car market is up 11.4% year-on-year in February to 26.965 registrations, lifting the year-to-date volume up 7.5% to 74.901 units after two months. Market leader Toyota edges down 0.2% to 22.4% share, still almost double the #2, Mitsubishi/CMC up 5% to 11.7%. Honda soars 35% to 9%, overtaking Nissan/Infiniti up just 4% to 8.2%. After a particularly weak January result, Mazda rallies back up 51% to 7.3% share in 5th place, distancing Mercedes (+7%), local carmaker Luxgen (+30%), Ford (-12%), Volkswagen (+28%) and BMW (-15%). Just outside the Top 10, Lexus is up 42% to 3.2% share. Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla holds onto its crown but drops 10% to 6.4% share, only 336 units above the Honda CR-V boosted up 216% to 5.2% by the new generation. The Toyota RAV4 (-17%) and Sienta (+18%) follow while the Mazda3 is back up 42 spots on last month to #5. The VW Tiguan (+138%) breaks into the Taiwanese Top 10 for the first time at #9, smashing its previous record of #17 hit in March 2017. The Suzuki Swift (+490%), Mitsubishi Colt Plus (+238%), Mazda CX-3 (+238%) and Lexus NX (+230%) also shine.

Previous month: Taiwan January 2018: Honda CR-V up 62% in market up 5.5%

One year ago: Taiwan February 2017: Toyota RAV4 and CMC Veryca impress

Full February 2018 Top 10 brands and Top 80 models below.

Taiwan February 2018 – brands:

PosBrandFeb-18%/17Jan2018%/17PosFY17
1Toyota6,03622.4%0%119,20425.6%4%11
2Mitsubishi, CMC3,14711.7%5%28,78211.7%14%22
3Honda2,4319.0%35%46,3958.5%22%44
4Nissan, Infiniti2,2168.2%4%36,4438.6%-19%33
5Mazda1,9557.3%51%n/a3,0044.0%3%86
6Mercedes1,7396.4%7%54,8216.4%8%55
7Luxgen1,0684.0%30%63,5654.8%27%69
8Ford (e)1,0503.9%-12%73,2004.3%-2%77
9Volkswagen9983.7%28%102,6113.5%25%911
10BMW9213.4%-15%92,5753.4%-8%118
11Lexus8663.2%42%82,5993.5%11%1010

Taiwan February 2018 – models:

PosModelFeb-18%/17Jan2018%/17PosFY17
1Toyota Corolla1,7286.4%-10%15,8517.8%-7%11
2Honda CR-V1,3925.2%216%43,0364.1%109%48
3Toyota RAV41,2904.8%-17%23,9035.2%15%22
4Toyota Sienta9993.7%18%33,4454.6%17%33
5Mazda37832.9%10%471,0331.4%-26%2110
6CMC Veryca7742.9%-23%52,3123.1%3%54
7Toyota Yaris6362.4%11%61,9692.6%-5%67
8Nissan Livina6002.2%6%71,7372.3%-10%79
9VW Tiguan5702.1%138%191,2661.7%105%1431
10CMC Zinger5692.1%5%101,5902.1%3%912
11Nissan Tiida5602.1%-2%91,5932.1%-25%86
12Mitsubishi Delica5362.0%-27%131,4601.9%-9%1111
13Mazda CX-55292.0%n/a289891.3%179%2224
14Toyota Vios5181.9%13%121,4511.9%-6%1213
15Mercedes C Class4641.7%15%181,1761.6%21%1617
16Luxgen U6 Turbo4341.6%26%81,5342.0%32%1020
17Honda HR-V4281.6%-51%111,4441.9%-38%135
18Suzuki Swift4251.6%490%417010.9%346%29n/a
19Lexus NX4161.5%230%259461.3%138%2429
20Nissan Sentra4111.5%53%171,1481.5%0%1819
21Mitsubishi Colt Plus3951.5%238%278891.2%106%2733
22Mercedes E Class3751.4%34%201,0501.4%34%2021
23Luxgen U53581.3%new141,1841.6%new1537
24Ford Kuga3381.3%-32%151,1491.5%-16%1714
25Nissan X-Trail3341.2%-16%161,0821.4%-31%1915
26Mazda CX-33281.2%238%614900.7%19%3835
27Ford Focus3131.2%-30%229481.3%-24%2316
28Toyota Camry3091.1%-7%239001.2%-13%2618
29Mercedes GLC Class2891.1%22%386110.8%-19%3325
30Mitsubishi Outlander2490.9%24%247821.0%-14%2823
31Honda Fit2470.9%-4%219131.2%30%2528
32Mazda CX-92420.9%n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
33Ford Escort2340.9%new306360.8%new32n/a
34Hyundai Elantra2260.8%-10%296740.9%71%3130
35Honda Odyssey2140.8%386%464660.6%85%4344
36Skoda Kodiaq2020.7%new424770.6%new41 –
37Mitsubishi Grand Lancer1790.7%new484210.6%new4546
38Hyundai Tucson1750.6%-19%315710.8%-22%3426
39Lexus RX1750.6%-9%266960.9%-23%3022
40VW Golf1750.6%-20%345320.7%-1%3536
41BMW 5 Series1710.6%-18%394770.6%-18%4027
42BMW 3 Series1700.6%8%573550.5%-10%5040
43Toyota Prius c1530.6%n/a454100.5%n/a46n/a
44Honda City1460.5%-18%325190.7%6%3638
45Subaru Forester1370.5%-35%335040.7%-19%3734
46Toyota C-HR1370.5%new374610.6%new4442
47Suzuki Vitara1310.5%-32%364710.6%0%4232
48Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross1260.5%new354800.6%new39 –
49Luxgen S31240.5%-37%493650.5%-46%4947
50Volvo XC601170.4%48%722490.3%30%62n/a
51BMW X51150.4%39%652640.4%35%60n/a
52BMW X11120.4%8%682550.3%7%61n/a
53Subaru XV1110.4%n/a553050.4%n/a56n/a
54Nissan March1080.4%-18%533190.4%-28%5439
55Luxgen M7 Turbo1070.4%-29%523290.4%-35%5243
56Volvo V401060.4%n/a622670.4%n/a59n/a
57BMW X31050.4%72%433680.5%111%48n/a
58Porsche Macan890.3%93%n/an/an/an/an/an/a
59Skoda Octavia870.3%123%702230.3%117%65n/a
60Mercedes GLE Class860.3%-25%513130.4%-2%5549
61Toyota Previa860.3%-26%562740.4%-28%5850
62Lexus ES830.3%-33%403700.5%-21%4745
63Ford Fiesta810.3%-33%602440.3%-20%6348
64Mercedes A Class810.3%-33%503210.4%31%53n/a
65Lexus IS790.3%-24%443410.5%-1%51n/a
66Skoda Fabia790.3%-12%n/an/an/an/an/an/a
67Mercedes GLA Class780.3%n/a712110.3%n/a67n/a
68Audi Q5760.3%n/an/a1430.2%n/a78n/a
69Toyota Prius760.3%-8%672210.3%-9%66n/a
70Mercedes S Class720.3%-30%542770.4%20%57n/a
71Skoda Superb710.3%n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
72Lexus LS700.3%n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
73Infiniti Q30650.2%5%731910.3%-33%69n/a
74Volvo S60620.2%-11%n/an/an/an/an/an/a
75Hyundai Santa Fe600.2%-37%751770.2%-34%71n/a
76Suzuki Ignis570.2%new771560.2%new74n/a
77Kia Carens530.2%33%632070.3%75%68n/a
78Subaru Levorg530.2%36%761570.2%34%73n/a
79Suzuki SX4 Crossover530.2%29%741760.2%41%72n/a
80BMW 1 Series520.2%-50%592300.3%1%64n/a

Source: u-car.com.tw

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