Best Selling Cars Around The Globe: What The Japanese Are Buying Right…

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Best Selling Cars The Globe: What The Japanese Are Right Now

After our much August World Roundup and a through the entire European over the past couple of let me take you to Japan this where the best-selling cars are changing relatively rapidly, for a fascinating market…

Couldn’t less about Europe and you want to know which sell best in your own Easy. You can visit 167 additional and territories in my blog. one by one, in the of your own lounge. Or this I can also offer you the Top 265 best-selling in the USA in September …

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There are 3 different organisations car sales in Japan: the ‘normal’ are reported by JADA (the Automobile Dealers Association), kei are reported by Zenkeijikyo and imported are reported by JAIA .

Let’s with ‘normal’ vehicles…

After being in negative for 12 months from September to August 2011. then in for 12 months in a row also from 2011 to August 2012. the ‘normal’ vehicle market is 8 percent year-on-year in September to registrations. The reason is the end of the government program for eco-friendly vehicles. the market is however still up a healthy 38 percent on 2011 to units.

In September the Toyota gets slammed by the end of incentives, an alarming 33 percent year-on-year to sales, only 52 above its sister the Toyota Aqua, less affected by the subsidy at 22,039 units. This is an closer gap than the 599 that the two models last May. and the (aka Prius c), already the body style in Japan for the 7 months (Prius sales the MPV version), could shortly the overall best-seller… Year-to-date the is still in command by far with sales vs. 195,632 for the Aqua and is on its way to a 4th year as Japan’s top seller by

The big event this month is a doubt the arrival in third of the new generation Nissan Note, 18,355 units in September – that’s more than the generation’s sales in the last 5 combined and an all-time volume for the Note nameplate, originally in Japan in January 2005. The is a bit of a fashion victim when it to sales, with the previous first year being the by very far, and during first year, the first few being the best by far as well, so its selling rate to slow once the ‘honeymoon period’ is in about 6 months time.

#3 is the Note’s highest ever in Japan and the 2nd time it reaches level. Now I thought I would hit you a flow of stats now, so if you are not a car sales geek you may want to over the next couple of

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To give the Note 2′s start a bit of let’s notice the first gen ranked #3 as early as in February for its 2nd month of sales with units. This would end up the Note’s only podium up until September 2012, as it on to peak at 17,946 units in 2005 but was down to #4 by then. It rank #5 twice in 2005 and May ) and never higher than #6 2010 ) during the following 7 After 2005, Note followed a bizarre pattern of passing 10,000 units in of every second year: in March 2006. 10,157 in 2008. 10,792 in March and 10,653 in March 2012 are the times the model sold 5

Looking at year-end figures, the finished 2005 in 5th place 93,925 sales, dropped 26% to #11 and units in 2006 to then somewhat. It was #16 in 2007 with sales (-20%), #11 in 2008 at (+13%), #10 in 2009 at 65,745 #10 in 2010 at 66,347 (+1%) and #13 in at 46,475 (-30%). Its September score makes it shoot up #13 to #8 year-to-date with 55,134 sold so far in 2012.

Enough about the Note. are many other events in the ranking this month, with the Subaru Impreza up a 10 spots on August to land in 6th with 7,278 sales, up year-on-year. This is the Impreza’s top ever in Japan and the highest reached by a Subaru in 13 years – the Legacy hit #4 in July 1999 … The still holds Subaru’s and ranking records at 14,509 in March 1997 and #3 in July and July 1998. Note it is whether Impreza sales the XV model which has just in Japan alongside the hatchback.

New models in Japan traditionally their best sales in the few months to then stabilise The contrary is true for the Mazda proof of future long-term Launched in January, the CX-5 into the Top 30 for the first time in at #29, into the Top 20 in April at #19 and has beaten its ranking record for the 4th in the last 5 months. It ranks #10 in with a record 5,530 making Japan the third in the world after New Zealand (in and Australia (in August) where the has managed to break into the Top 10.

up into the Top 10 last month. the Spade is up 18% on August but down to #11 at units while the Toyota is stable but down 4 ranks to We welcome an all-new entrant in the Top 20 in the Mitsubishi Mirage lands at #14, going from sales in August to 4,483 and #14 month. Notice also the 86 lodging its 6th consecutive month in the Top 30 at #22 and units.

Japan Top 10 best-sellers in September

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