Toyota’s Prius was the top-seller in Japan in July, with 27,712 units sold—almost quadruple the 7,058 units sold in July 2008, according to data from the Japan Automotive Dealers Association.
|Monthly Prius sales in Japan since January 2007. Click to enlarge.|
This marks the third month in a row that Prius was the top-selling car in Japan. For the first seven months of the year, Prius sales in Japan total 79,122 units. The Honda Fit is still the volume leader from January-July, with 82,592 units total.
The Fit was a distant second to Prius in July, with 17,003 units sold, followed by the Toyota Vitz (12,366 units) and the Honda Insight (10,210 units).
In the UK, where Prius went on sale this week, Toyota had taken more than 2,000 advance orders had been taken. Almost 10% of these were placed through the scrappage scheme.