Back from another trip to Asia.

Starting in Taipei, I’m impressed how long this B5 Passat has survived in a humid subtropical climate.
A very common model of taxi in Taiwan is the Toyota Wish. I suspect the Prius V was a hybrid drive adaptation of this car as the sizes are suspiciously similar.

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In the Toyota line-up, the Vios sits a size class below the Corolla.
In recent years, the Hyundai H1 (marketed in Taiwan as the Starex) has become a popular passenger van. Despite looking brand spanking new, I noted that this car has exactly zero airbags in Taiwan spec.

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A nice B6.5 facelift Passat. The US did not get this model as the NMS Passat was introduced in 2012.
Visiting my in-laws in Taichung. Street scene from our hotel on Taiwan Boulevard, formerly Taichung Harbor Boulevard.
Because OEM pickup-style work trucks are not widely sold in Asia, most pickups are light trucks with wooden beds added on. Common models are the Isuzu NPR, Toyota Dyna and Mitsubishi Canter.

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Last-second capture. Last generation Saab 9-5!
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Immaculate E30 BMW

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The RoW Corolla front end. Again, much classier than the US model.
E46 M3
Taichung will soon get a medium-capacity metro network. Construction is wrapping up and the 2-car trainsets are under test.

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Moving on to Hong Kong. I’m a big fan of the new red bus livery, a huge improvement over the boring bronze introduced in 2002.
Nice Toyota Crown hanging out at a local stereo shop.
Teslas were a huge hit when EV tax breaks were in effect. Sales dropped off to nearly zero when the tax breaks expired, but a lighter credit has been re-introduced due to public pressure. Surprisingly, with similar green vehicle incentives Tesla has not caught on in Taiwan at all.

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RS Q5?! Correction: Q3
Amanda.........is drunk.
For the past 20 years, the Crown Comfort has been the dominant taxi in Hong Kong.

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Current generation Toyota Alphards, the default boss ride.