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Taiwan October 2017: Luxgen U5 breaks into Top 10

The U5 hits the highest ranking for any Luxgen at home in almost 3 years. 

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The Taiwanese new car market is down slightly in October at -0.8% to 35.512 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains in positive territory – just – at +0.7% to 362.016 units. Market leader Toyota is in great difficulty this month with sales down 20% year-on-year to 22.8% share, a full three percentage points below its YTD level of 25.8%. Nissan/Infiniti (+0.1%) rallies back up three spots on September to #2 overall, distancing Mitsubishi/CMC down 5%. Both Honda and Ford surge 30% ahead of their score a year ago, the only carmakers registering double-digit growth. Mercedes is up a solid 7% to #6 overall. Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla (-19%) and RAV4 (-35%) lead once again but both drop sharply, they are followed this month by the Nissan Tiida (+46%) and Honda CR-V (+87%) with the Toyota Sienta rounding up the Top 5. The Luxgen U5, launched last month, is up 82.5% and 8 spots on its inaugural score to break into its home Top 10 at #7. This is the highest ranking hit by a Luxgen nameplate since the U6 Turbo ranked #6 in January 2015. The U6 Turbo holds the record for the highest ever ranking posted by a Luxgen model at home: #3 in January 2014. Finally, notice also the Ford Kuga up 208% to #17, the Mercedes GLC up 158% to #21 and the Suzuki Vitara up 88% to #23.

Previous month: Taiwan September 2017: Honda CR-V on podium, Luxgen U5 lands

One year ago: Taiwan October 2016: Honda HR-V instant blockbuster (#7)

Full October 2017 Top 12 brands and Top 75 models below.

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