Taiwan sales flat in July

New car sales in Taiwan in July 2022 were slightly higher at 38,192 units, compared to 38,064 units a year ago, according to the Directorate of Highways.

Total volume in the first seven months of the year was down 7% to 241,343 units from 259,873, with domestic sales slightly higher at 138,818, while import sales fell 16% to 102,525.

Toyota sales were up 2% to 72,166 units to date (YTD), supported by strong demand for its locally assembled Corolla Cross hybrid, which is now the best-selling model in the country. Last May, the company launched its new purpose-built, battery-powered bZ4X SUV, imported entirely from Japan, and expected total electric vehicle (EV) sales to double to 13,000 units by 2022.

HondaYTD sales were up 7% to 16,318 units, supported by strong demand for the redesigned CR-V, while Ford sales fell 11% to 14,441 units, Nissan to 14,046 units (-14%), Mercedes-Benz by a quarter to 13,356 and Chinese engine to 13.163.

Yulon engine in June, it said it expects the overall vehicle market to shrink by at least 3% this year to 436,000 units, with Shanghai’s reopening reducing parts shortages and helping to improve vehicle supply in the second half of the year.

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