List of Taiwanese automakers

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This page is about auto makers in Taiwan. This list does not include dealers or importing companies. This page only features vehicles and brands manufactured or assembled in Taiwan.

Hotai Motors[edit]

Hotai Motors manufactures Toyota vehicles in Taiwan.

Yulon Motors[edit]

In 2004, Yulon Motors created Yulon Nissan Motors, a subsidiary dedicated to building Nissan vehicles under license. However, Yulon's manufacturing division continued to manufacture cars for other automakers. On November 22, 2005, Yulon GM was established as a joint venture of Yulon and GM.

Currently, Yulon manufactures Nissan vehicles for Yulon Nissan Motors and Buick vehicles for Yulon GM and their own all-terrain vehicle brand called Cectek.

Yulon Motors[edit]

Known as "Yue Loong" until 1992, Yulon Motors sells Nissan and Renault vehicles.

Vehicles currently manufactured by Yulon in Taiwan are the Nissan March, Nissan Verita (the modified version of the Nissan March), Nissan Sentra, Nissan Teana, Nissan Serena, and the Nissan X-Trail.

Yulon GM[edit]

Yulon GM sells Opel, Buick, and Cadillac vehicles, and was previously producing the Buick Lacrosse and Buick Excelle. The cooperation between GM and Yulon ended in 2012.

China Motor Corporation[edit]

China Motor Corporation (CMC) manufactures Daimler Chrysler and Mitsubishi vehicles. CMC also sells Mitsubishi vehicles in Taiwan, and exports redesigned Mitsubishi vehicles.

CMC currently manufactures the Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Grunder (Asia-Pacific version of Mitsubishi Galant, redesigned by CMC), Mitsubishi Savrin, Mitsubishi Space Gear, and the Mitsubishi Zinger, based upon the platform of Mitsubishi Challenger in Taiwan.

In 2006, CMC started manufacturing Chrysler vehicles for Daimler Chrysler Taiwan. The Town and Country was the first Chrysler vehicle to be assembled in Taiwan, and it is widely anticipated that the Caliber will be the next.

Chin Chun Motors[edit]

Chin Chun Motors manufactures Hyundai vehicles in Taiwan.

Chin Chun Motors currently manufactures the Hyundai Porter and Hyundai Starex in Taiwan.

Kuozui Motors[edit]

Kuozui Motors manufactures Toyota vehicles in Taiwan, including the Toyota Vios, Toyota Altis, Toyota Camry, Toyota Wish, Toyota Zace, and Toyota Yaris.

Hotai Motors is in charge of selling the Toyota vehicles and provides after-sales service.

Ford Lio Ho[edit]

Ford Lio Ho manufactures Ford and Ford-badged vehicles in Taiwan.

Due to the global strategy of the Ford Motor Company between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s, Western Pacific countries including New Zealand and Australia had a vehicle line-up based on Mazda's 323 and 626 series, which were known as the Ford Laser and Ford Telstar.

Since Ford Motor Corporation bought Mazda in the 1970s, Ford Lio Ho also produces Mazda vehicles in Taiwan. For a while, the Suzuki Carry (a General Motors product) was sold as the "Ford Pronto" in Taiwan.[1]

Current vehicles manufactured in Taiwan: Ford Activa, Ford Tierra, Ford Focus, Ford Mondeo, Ford Escape, Mazda Protege, Mazda 3, Mazda 5, and the Mazda Tribute.

Honda Taiwan[edit]

Honda Taiwan manufactures Honda vehicles in Taiwan.

Current vehicles manufactured in Taiwan: Honda Civic, Honda Accord, and the Honda CR-V.

Her Chee[edit]

Her Chee Industrial manufactures small SUV side by side all-terrain vehicles and wide range of motorcycles, scooters and ATVs.

Prince Motors[edit]

Prince Motors manufactures Suzuki vehicles in Taiwan, including the Suzuki Solio, Suzuki Swift, and Suzuki Grand Vitara.

San Yang[edit]

San Yang manufactures Hyundai vehicles in Taiwan, including the Hyundai Getz, Hyundai Matrix, Hyundai Elantra, and Hyundai Tucson.

Formosa Automobile[edit]

Formosa Automobile manufactured Daewoo vehicles from 2003 until the end of 2006. About 29,500 cars were built in total.[2] The Daewoo Magnus, also known as Chevrolet Epica or Evanda in global markets, was renamed the Formosa 1. The Daewoo Matiz, also known as Chevrolet Matiz or Spark in global markets, was renamed the Formosa 2.

Formosa Automobile started to sell imported Škoda vehicles in 2005, beginning with the Fabia.[2]

Future vehicles to be manufactured in Taiwan include the Škoda Fabia in 2007, to be rebadged as a Formosa model.

Ta Ching[edit]

Ta Ching has assembled Subaru cars in Taiwan, and also developed a sedan version of the Subaru Justy which was unique to Taiwan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Schaefers. "Japanese Kei Minivans". Far East Auto Literature. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Ford Lio Ho Motor, Yulon Motor, China Motor in Taiwan planning to expand exports of complete vehicles". Automotive Information Platform (625). MarkLines. 2007-11-23. Retrieved 2012-12-04.