New vehicle sales in Taiwan increased by 7.6% year on year to 32,579 in June, according to industry sources.

Local analysts suggested buyers returned to the market as the prospect of further yen related price cuts and expectations of government scrappage incentives diminished. 

Hotai Motor, Toyota and Lexus’ local distributor, reported a 4.7% increase to 10,991 units to claim a market share of close to 34%. Yulon Motor, the distributor of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, reported a 2.9% rise to 3,676 units while China Motor’s sales of Mitsubishi-based vehicles fell by over 23% to 3,761 units.

First half sales fell by 2.9% to 182,327 units, reflecting buyers holding back for better deals earlier in the year.