14 February 2016

Taiwan Vehicle Assembly By Brand : 2015


Taiwan has a protected car market to encourage local assembly. The result of that is a handful of manufacturers dominate domestic sales. There seems little or no exporting, so the volumes aren't that large. I cannot be that efficient but it provides local employment. Although production was down, that was due to a very good 2014.

Car: Toyota has nearly 60% of the volume, only bettered by 2014. The Big T has been the largest manufacturer of cars since 2001, when it took over from Nissan. The Corolla model accounts for 125,000 units.

Nissan has been 2nd every year since 2009. No one model stands out numerically but the Tiida is first, with 12,400 made. Honda managed an increase in production with the CR-V best with 12,000 in number. Luxgen is a local brand, made by the same company that assembles Nissan cars. It has a MPV, SUV and sedan model. They are also made in China.

The Luxgen range 

Ford mainly makes the Focus model, Mitsubishi the Outlander and Mazda just the 5 MPV. Kia has just started with mainly the Carens assembled.


Car

11 12 13 14 15 Make 2015 % + / -

1 1 1 1 1 Toyota 182,381 57.4% -8.2%

2 2 2 2 2 Nissan 40,361 12.7% -7.0%

5 4 3 3 3 Honda 25,004 7.9% 5.6%

4 5 5 4 5 Ford 19,510 6.1% -9.3%

3 3 4 6 6 Mitsubishi 17,977 5.7% -8.8%

7 8 8 5 4 Luxgen 15,182 4.8% -10.1%

8 6 6 7 7 Hyundai 11,989 3.8% -8.9%

6 7 7 8 8 Mazda 3,452 1.1% -63.0%

- - - 9 9 Kia 1,910 0.6% n/a

9 9 - - - Geely



10 - - - - Chery








Total 317,766 -8.3%

Utility: Mitsubishi takes centre stage here, a position it has held since Adam was a lad. Toyota and Fuso battle it out for the next spot. 


Utility

11 12 13 14 15 Make 2015 % + / -

1 1 1 1 1 Mitsubishi 20,092 60.3% 1.7%

3 3 2 2 2 Toyota 5,705 17.1% 1.3%

2 2 3 3 3 Fuso 5,193 15.6% 0.8%

5 5 6 4 4 Hyundai 961 2.9% 6.8%

6 6 5 5 5 DAF 802 2.4% 19.5%

- - 7 6 6 CMC 525 1.6% -9.5%

8 7 - 7 7 UD Trucks 41 0.1% 86.4%

4 4 4 - - Ford



7 - - - - Isuzu






Total 33,319 1.9%






Grand Total 351,085
-7.4%

Data source: TVMA.

Summary: The production volumes depend on local demand and if that is strong, then local assembly will do well.

PS. I changed the way the data is tabulated from previous times.

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