Automobile production in Japan dropped 6.7% year-on-year in November to 802,009 units, according to data from the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. Passenger car production dropped 8.2% to 689,808 units, led by a 30.3% decline in small cars to 165,866 units. By contrast, production of standard cars of more than 2L displacement rose 3.7% to 415,548 units.
Mini car (less than 660 cc) production dropped 4.2% to 108,394 units.
Truck production was up 3.3% to 101,853 units, with standard and small trucks both posting increases, while mini trucks dropped 4.2%. Bus production was up 11.7% to 10.348 units.