As Taiwan continued to experience the effects of a poor regional economy throughout 1998, sales of new motor vehicles slipped 1.3% to 472,840 units for the year. Domestically produced vehicles accounted for 404,545 units or 85.6% of total sales last year, while sales of imports fell to 68,295 units or 14.4% of total sales, according to statistics compiled by the Taiwan Transportation Vehicles Manufacturers Assn. Sales of locally produced passenger cars reached 293,009 units in 1998, an ...

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