Imported Vehicle Sales in Japan Rise 1.3%

May 10, 2017

Kyodo News reports:

Sales of new imported cars, trucks and buses in Japan, including products made abroad by Japanese automakers, rose 1.3% in April from a year earlier to 19,151 units, an industry body announced on May 9.

Sales of foreign-brand vehicles increased 3.2% to 16,591 units in the reporting month, while those of Japanese-brand vehicles fell 9.4% to 2,560 units, according to the Japan Automobile Importers Association.

By brand, Mercedes-Benz continued to rank top with 3,595 units, up 1.1%, for a market share of 18.77%. BMW came in second with 2,708 units, gaining 2.9%, for a 14.14 percent share, followed by Volkswagen, which sold 2,410 units, up 2.7%, for a share of 12.58%.

Among Japanese brands, Nissan's sales fell 4.4% to 829 units, while those of Toyota went up 1.8% to 1,184 vehicles.

Toyota's newly launched C-HR crossover sports utility vehicle grabbed the top spot in monthly domestic sales, with 13,168 units sold.

Source: Kyodo News


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