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Taiwan June 2011: Toyota Corolla back on track

Toyota Corolla

This month the models ranking is almost back to normal in Taiwan after a couple of months of disruption due to the Japanese earthquake. Toyota is back in shape and the Corolla returns to its traditional #1 position with 2,568 sales and 7.9% share. The Nissan Tiida is still very strong, up to 5.8% share but down to #2, ahead of the Nissan Livina at a record 4.9% share.

Below the Toyota Yaris and Wish, the Mitsubishi Colt Plus drops 4 spots to #6 but still manages a robust 4% share, well ahead of its 2011 level. Other good performers this month include the Mercedes C Class, up 8 spots to #18 and the Mazda2 breaking into the Top 20 to #19.

Previous month: see the May 2011 Top 25 here.

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Taiwan May 2011: Nissan Tiida and Mitsubishi Colt Plus on top

Mitsubishi Colt Plus

This month in Taiwan the effects of the Japan earthquake on the models ranking is blatant: Toyota is highly affected and does not place any model in the Top 6 in May, which is probably a first in Taiwan. Nissan and Mitsubishi monopolise the Top 5, with the Nissan Tiida holding the pole position for the 2nd time this year with 1,207 sales and 4.9%.

The Mitsubishi Colt Plus shines in second place at 1,052 units and 4.3%. Taiwan is by far its best country in the world, the model being available in a limited number of export countries. The Nissan Livina delivers its best ever ranking in Taiwan at #3 with 970 sales and 4%, ahead of the Mitsubishi Veryca (3.6%) and the Mitsubishi Lancer Fortis (2.8%), up 11 spots on April at #5.

Mitsubishi Lancer Fortis

The Ford Focus is up 6 spots in 8th position. Notice the Mercedes E Class at #17 with 1.8% of the Taiwanese market, and the BMW 5 Series at #18 with 1.7%.

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Taiwan April 2011: 5 Toyotas in Top 5, Toyota Wish #2

Toyota Wish

After allowing the Nissan Tiida to wander in the Top 2 for a couple of months, Toyota is back with a vengeance in April in Taiwan, placing no less than 5 models in the Top5! Unsurprisingly, the Toyota Corolla leads with 2,173 sales and 8.3% share, but the performance of the month is delivered by the Toyota Wish, up 5 spots to #2 with 1,286 sales and 4.9%.

Rounding up the podium is the Toyota Yaris at 1,142 units (4.3%), followed by the Toyota Camry (3.9%) and Vios (3.4%). Best selling non-Toyota, the Mitsubishi Veryca ranks 6th with 3% of the Taiwanese market. The Luxgen 7 SUV is at a solid 7th place, the Hyundai ix35 is getting closer to the Top 10 (#12) and the VW Golf is up 9 spots in 15th place.

Excellent performance of the Mercedes S Class in 25th position with 317 units changing hands in the country this month for a very robust 1.2% market share.

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Taiwan March 2011: Toyota Corolla back to #1, RAV4 #3

Toyota RAV4

New car sales in Taiwan are up an explosive 58% in the first Quarter of 2011 at 106,191 registrations, and in March alone, imports are up 70% at 9,411 units.

The Toyota Corolla reclaims the title of best-selling car in Taiwan with 3,862 sales and 10.9% share, ahead of the Nissan Tiida at 1,590 sales and 4.5%. The all-new Toyota RAV4 climbs onto the podium with 1,477 units and 4.2% whereas the Nissan Livina stays strong in 4th with 1,436 sales and 4%.

Other good performances include the Hyundai ix35, up 7 spots and #14 with 707 sales and 2% and the BMW 5 Series at #22 with 435 units and 1.2%.

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Taiwan February 2011: Nissan Tiida #1, Livina #3

Nissan Livina

After a record-breaking January, Taiwanese car sales are rather quiet in February at 17,396 units. Nissan has an excellent month, placing the Nissan Tiida on top of the ranking with 1,130 sales and 6.5% and the Nissan Livina at #3 with 812 sales and 4.7%.

The Toyota Corolla drops to #2 at 1,090 units (6.3%) but stays by far the best selling car in the country year-to-date with 6,437 units changing hands in 2 months and 9.1% market share. Good performances of the Mazda3 at #6 (3.5%) and the Nissan Teana at #11 (2.6%).

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Taiwan January 2011: Corolla at 10%, Luxgen 7 SUV at best ever

Luxgen 7 SUV

The Taiwanese car market is simply euphoric this month: at 53,310 registrations it is the best monthly figure in 4 years! The Toyota Corolla holds onto its #1 spot with an even increased market share (10%) and the Nissan Tiida stays 2nd at a strong 5.6% share and just under 3,000 sales.

The Toyota Camry, #4 in 2010, jumps onto the 3rd place, ahead of a solid Nissan Livina at 4.4%. The local Luxgen 7 SUV delivers its best ever month in 6th with 2,244 sales and 4.2% of the Taiwanese market, more than double its 2010 share…

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Taiwan December 2010: Honda CR-V #2, Corolla leader in 2010

The Taiwanese car market is in good shape in 2010 at 327,615 registrations. The Toyota Corolla is the best selling car in Taiwan as it has been the case for a few years now. With 28,084 sales (8.6%), it is way above the Nissan Tiida (4.9%) and the Toyota Yaris, Camry (both at 4.4%) and Wish (4.3%). The Nissan Livina is #6 at 3.7%.

#8 in 2010, the Honda CR-V grabbed an excellent 2nd spot in December with 4.3% of the market, ahead of the Nissan Tiida (3.9%) and Livina (3.3%). The Mitsubishi Colt Plus is #6 (3.2%) and the Honda Fit #8 (3%).

December and Full Year 2010 Top 25: see below.

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Taiwan November 2010: Tiida only non-Toyota in Top 5

Very healthy Taiwanese market in November at 32,738 registrations, the 2nd best figure this year. Talk about an uneventful month though: the November Top 12 is exactly the same as the YTD ranking!

While the Toyota Corolla stays #1 by far at 11.3%, the Nissan Tiida at #2 (4.9%) is the only non-Toyota model in the Top 5, it is followed by the Yaris, Camry and Wish. After an outstanding month in 5th in October, the Luxgen 7 SUV falls down to 13th at 2.4%.

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Taiwan 10 months 2010: Corolla #1, Luxgen7 #6

Luxgen7 MPV

Official car sales figures in Taiwan are restricted to the cars produced in the country, and the Toyota Corolla arrives 1st by far over 10 months 2010 with 22,194 sales and 10.5% of the market.

The Nissan Tiida is the only non-Toyota in the Top 5 in #2 with 6.3%, ahead of the Camry, Yaris (both 5.6%) and Wish (5.5%). The new premium brand/model launched by local manufacturer Yulon, the Luxgen7 MPV & SUV storms into the Top 10 at #6 with 9,861 sales and 4.7%.

Full Top 20 10 months and October ranking tables below.

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Taiwan 2005-2009: Toyota Corolla Altis invincible

Throughout the 5 years leading to 2010, the Toyota Corolla Altis has remained the best-selling car in Taiwan. The figures available for this period only take into account the models produced in the country, but imports are minimal in Taiwan anyway.

Below the Corolla, the Toyota Camry, Wish, Yaris and Vios also sell very well in the country, making the Top 4 an exclusive Toyota affair, except in 2007 when the Honda CR-V manages to grab an excellent 4th place with 17,643 sales.

Full 6 months 2005 Top 10, 6 months 2006 Top 15 and Full Year 2007 Top 25 Ranking Tables below.

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