Prius Top-Seller in Japan in August; 4th Month Straight
5 September 2009
The Prius remained Japan’s top selling new passenger vehicle in August—its fourth month straight as the top seller, according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association.
|Prius sales by month in Japan. Click to enlarge.|
The Prius posted 21,669 units in Japan in August, up 360% year-on-year, representing 12% of total automobile sales for the month. The Honda Fit took the second spot, with 10,927 units (6%), followed by the Toyota Vitz (8,145, 4.5%) and the Honda Insight (7,900, 4.4%).
Overall, total sales were up 8.2% in August year-on-year to 179,766 units.
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