Japan Automotive Industry celebrates 2014 as the best year in eight.

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Japan Automotive Industry celebrates 2014 as the best year in eight after that December ended positively with over 430.000 sales breaking a negative series of 7 months. Toyota fell with no one model on podium.

In December 2014 according to data released by JADAJAMA and JAIA, the Japanese Associations of car manufacturers, new Light Passengers Vehicles sold have been 430.624, up 4.0% and finally breaking a negative series started in April.

Full Year 2014 sales in Japan have been 5.463.000, up 3.5% from 2013, the highest since 2006.

In December Toyota sold 95.757 units, falling 9.4% with share at 22.2% one of the lowest in a decade. Full Year sales have been anyhow above 1.5 million, down 1.7% from 2013.

Suzuki was second again with 76.555 units (+44.6%) ending the year in third place, 1 spot better than in 2013, with 787.689 sales.

Daihatsu was third with 74.435 sales (+39.4%) ending the year in fourth place with 708.168 sales, while Honda, fourth in December, was the second best in the annual ranking with 848.788 sales (+11.2%).

Mercedes was the leader of importers ranking in 10th place with respectively 7.304 and 60.838 sales in December and in the year.

As far as the Car Groups performance and ranking the leader was Toyota with 41.5% of market share, ahead of Suzuki with 17.8% and Honda with 12.9%.

As far as Best-selling models performance and ranking, Suzuki Wagon R jumped on top of the list with 18.255 sales (+24.1%) followed by the Daihatsu Tanto and Move with 17.078 and 16.361 units.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will report year to date data updated.

Rank Dec Rank 2014 Brand Sales Dec Sales F.Y. 2014 Dec Y.o.Y Var. F.Y. 2014 Y.o.Y. Var. Share 2013 Share Dec Share 2014
1 1 Toyota 95.757 1.506.567 -9,4% -1,7% 29,0% 22,2% 27,6%
2 3 Suzuki 76.555 787.689 44,6% 12,2% 13,3% 17,8% 14,4%
3 4 Daihatsu 74.435 708.158 39,4% 6,9% 12,5% 17,3% 13,0%
4 2 Honda 55.702 848.788 -26,9% 11,2% 14,5% 12,9% 15,5%
5 5 Nissan 38.725 684.789 -20,2% -3,0% 13,4% 9,0% 12,5%
6 6 Mazda 15.980 223.682 0,3% -1,5% 4,3% 3,7% 4,1%
7 7 Subaru 13.224 169.552 5,8% -6,2% 3,4% 3,1% 3,1%
8 9 Volkswagen 7.449 67.438 -3,6% 0,2% 1,3% 1,7% 1,2%
9 8 Mitsubishi 7.417 129.933 -28,3% -12,7% 2,8% 1,7% 2,4%
10 10 Mercedes 7.304 60.838 17,1% 13,2% 1,0% 1,7% 1,1%
11 14 Isuzu 6.608 29.760 415,8% 117,3% 0,3% 1,5% 0,5%
12 11 BMW 5.820 45.645 2,4% -0,9% 0,9% 1,4% 0,8%
13 15 Hino 5.803 21.432 717,3% 224,9% 0,1% 1,3% 0,4%
14 16 Mitsubishi Fuso 3.901 20.225 217,7% 93,9% 0,2% 0,9% 0,4%
15 13 Audi 3.483 31.412 9,8% 9,5% 0,5% 0,8% 0,6%
16 12 Lexus 2.873 44.246 -14,7% -4,0% 0,9% 0,7% 0,8%
17 17 Mini 2.403 17.596 29,8% 3,6% 0,3% 0,6% 0,3%
18 18 Volvo 1.344 13.395 -21,6% -21,7% 0,3% 0,3% 0,2%
19 22 Porsche 1.043 5.385 70,4% 22,2% 0,1% 0,2% 0,1%
20 20 Jeep 687 6.691 16,0% 35,7% 0,1% 0,2% 0,1%
21 21 Peugeot 684 5.710 5,1% -4,4% 0,1% 0,2% 0,1%
22 19 Fiat 532 7.289 -37,3% 4,0% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
23 23 Renault 452 4.662 -0,9% 24,0% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
24 26 Alfa Romeo 375 2.661 -20,2% -15,5% 0,1% 0,1% 0,0%
25 24 Ford 371 4.658 -18,6% 11,9% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
26 27 Citroen 295 2.407 -8,4% -18,3% 0,1% 0,1% 0,0%
27 25 Land Rover 260 3.174 -1,5% -6,9% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
28 36 Abarth 190 356 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
29 28 Maserati 183 1.407 84,8% 186,6% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
30 31 Jaguar 135 1.073 66,7% 8,2% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
31 29 Chrysler 118 1.287 -13,2% -27,7% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
32 32 Chevrolet 100 1.050 -10,7% -17,1% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
33 33 Cadillac 95 816 4,4% -33,6% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
34 34 Ferrari 75 561 41,5% 3,1% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
35 30 Smart 51 1.114 -59,5% -14,2% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
36 35 Dodge 38 456 -25,5% -35,7% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
37 40 Alpina 31 184 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
38 38 Bentley 28 229 -61,1% -4,6% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
39 37 Lotus 19 321 13,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
40 41 Aston Martin 18 168 -18,2% -19,6% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
41 42 Rolls Royce 15 141 -16,7% 36,9% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
41 39 Lamborghini 15 187 7,1% -1,6% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
42 43 McLaren 10 88 42,9% 7,3% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
42 44 GMC 10 54 -23,1% -43,2% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
43 48 Hummer 3 20 50,0% -67,2% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
43 46 Hyundai 3 32 -62,5% -25,6% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
44 47 Morgan 2 21 0,0% -36,4% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
45 50 Pontiac 1 10 0,0% -16,7% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
45 52 Saab 1 3 50,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
45 45 Lancia 1 38 -66,7% -47,2% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Dec Rank 2014 Group Sales Dec Sales F.Y. 2014 Dec Y.o.Y Var. F.Y. 2014 Y.o.Y. Var. Share 2013 Share Dec Share 2014
1 1 Toyota 178.868 2.280.403 9,6% 1,4% 42,6% 41,5% 41,7%
2 3 Suzuki 76.555 787.689 44,6% 12,2% 13,3% 17,8% 14,4%
3 2 Honda 55.702 848.788 -26,9% 11,2% 14,5% 12,9% 15,5%
4 4 Renault-Nissan 39.177 689.451 -20,0% -2,9% 13,4% 9,1% 12,6%
5 5 Mazda 15.980 223.682 0,3% -1,5% 4,3% 3,7% 4,1%
6 6 Fuji Heavy Industries 13.224 169.552 5,8% -6,2% 3,4% 3,1% 3,1%
7 8 Volkswagen 12.018 104.653 3,6% 3,8% 1,9% 2,8% 1,9%
8 7 Mitsubishi 11.318 150.158 -2,2% -5,7% 3,0% 2,6% 2,7%
9 9 BMW 8.269 63.566 9,5% 0,7% 1,2% 1,9% 1,2%
10 10 Mercedes Daimler 7.355 61.953 15,6% 12,6% 1,0% 1,7% 1,1%

Rank Dec Rank 2014 Model Sales Dec Sales 2014 Dec Y.o.Y. Var. 2014 Y.o.Y. Var. Share 2013 Share Dec Share 2014
1 1 Suzuki WagonR 18.255 175.369 24,1% -5,8% 3,5% 0,5% 3,2%
2 7 Daihatsu Tanto 17.078 234.458 -11,1% 62,1% 2,7% 0,5% 4,3%
3 2 Daihatsu Move 16.361 138.025 40,0% -32,8% 3,9% 0,5% 2,5%
4 11 Toyota Aqua 16.314 233.209 -0,9% -11,1% 5,0% 0,5% 4,3%
5 3 Daihatsu Mira 15.044 142.509 37,5% -9,4% 3,0% 0,5% 2,6%
6 10 Honda N-Box 14.480 179.930 -20,1% -23,1% 4,4% 0,5% 3,3%
7 6 Suzuki Alto 11.845 110.568 51,7% -0,7% 2,1% 0,5% 2,0%
8 14 Suzuki Spacia 11.283 121.086 20,2% 13,0% 2,0% 0,5% 2,2%
9 12 Toyota Prius 10.587 183.614 -36,8% -27,6% 4,8% 0,5% 3,4%
10 5 Nissan Dayz 10.574 169.246 24,0% 114,6% 1,5% 0,5% 3,1%
11 8 Daihatsu Wake 9.354 16.610 0,0% 0,5% 0,3%
12 53 Suzuki Hustler 8.919 104.234 0,0% 0,5% 1,9%
13 17 Honda Fit 8.772 202.838 -61,1% 11,8% 3,4% 0,5% 3,7%
14 4 Honda N-WGN 8.401 146.717 0,0% 0,5% 2,7%
15 9 Mazda Demio 7.419 48.564 226,0% 11,5% 0,8% 0,5% 0,9%
16 28 Toyota Corolla 6.318 114.331 -39,3% 12,5% 1,9% 0,5% 2,1%
17 13 Nissan Note 6.304 106.765 -28,2% -27,7% 2,8% 0,5% 2,0%
18 16 Toyota Esquire 5.712 11.028 0,0% 0,5% 0,2%
19 71 Honda Vezel 5.375 96.029 408,5% 4251,1% 0,0% 0,5% 1,8%
20 18 Toyota Harrier 5.347 64.920 3262,9% 3263,7% 0,0% 0,5% 1,2%
21 22 Toyota Voxy 5.002 109.174 63,2% 160,4% 0,8% 0,5% 2,0%
22 15 Toyota Vitz 4.724 89.496 -7,5% 4,2% 1,6% 0,5% 1,6%
23 19 Toyota Noah 4.168 69.605 91,3% 115,5% 0,6% 0,5% 1,3%
24 21 Suzuki MR Wagon 4.131 17.382 157,2% -39,5% 0,5% 0,5% 0,3%
25 52 Nissan Serena 4.122 76.909 -35,9% -20,2% 1,8% 0,5% 1,4%
26 20 Honda Freed 3.918 54.313 -8,8% -20,6% 1,3% 0,5% 1,0%
27 24 Mitsubishi eK 3.486 57.729 26,2% 19,3% 0,9% 0,5% 1,1%
28 23 Subaru Impreza 3.477 46.037 -12,5% -8,4% 1,0% 0,5% 0,8%
29 29 Toyota Crown 3.403 49.166 -25,9% -40,5% 1,6% 0,5% 0,9%
30 27 Nissan X-Trail 3.054 53.736 -15,0% 90,6% 0,5% 0,5% 1,0%
31 25 Toyota Passo 2.995 49.770 5,8% 16,3% 0,8% 0,5% 0,9%
32 26 Nissan Cube 2.657 23.095 10,0% 10,0% 0,4% 0,5% 0,4%
33 46 Volkswagen Golf 2.534 31.409 -15,5% 31,6% 0,5% 0,5% 0,6%
34 39 Honda Step 2.450 42.886 5,8% -31,1% 1,2% 0,5% 0,8%
35 30 Nissan March 2.420 22.246 25,1% -19,7% 0,5% 0,5% 0,4%
36 49 Suzuki Swift 2.318 39.382 -15,4% -3,8% 0,8% 0,5% 0,7%
37 32 Subaru Levorg 2.166 30.258 0,0% 0,5% 0,6%
38 41 Honda Odyssey 2.158 32.909 -56,9% 122,0% 0,3% 0,5% 0,6%
39 37 Mercedes C Class 2.136 15.867 184,8% 29,7% 0,2% 0,5% 0,3%
40 55 Honda N-One 2.031 34.858 -69,9% -67,6% 2,0% 0,5% 0,6%


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