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The Taiwanese new car market edges down -1.3% year-on-year in October to 35.048 registrations, an evolution we also find with the year-to-date volumes at 357.132. Brand leader Toyota falls slightly faster than the market at -3% to 22.3% share vs. 23.7% so far in 2018. Volkswagen (+26%), Lexus (+21%), Mercedes (+13%) and Mitsubishi/CMC (+10%) all manage to brave the adverse conditions by posting double-digit gains in the Top 10. Mazda (+6%) also shines whereas BMW (-24%), Ford (-13%), Honda (-9%) and Nissan/Infiniti (-8%) all struggle. Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla (-38%) is once again strongly impacted by the arrival of the Auris (aka Corolla hatch) even though the latter is down 6 spots on its inaugural month to #21, with the Toyota RAV4 (-9%) and CMC Veryca (+46%) rounding up the podium. The Toyota C-HR (+173%), Lexus ES (+166%), VW Tiguan (+166%), Mercedes GLC (+55%), Nissan Sentra (+51%), Toyota Vios (+34%), Yaris (+30%) and Mazda CX-5 (+27%) also impress near the top.
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Full October 2018 Top 10 brands and Top 80 models below.