Japan Vehicles Sales Statistics were not yet positive in May when the market scored the 13th Y.o.Y. fall out of last 14th months. While the big 5 brands fell down, Mazda improved by 40% gaining the record share in last 15 years at 6.0%.
Japan Light Vehicles Sales are falling in double-digit this year. In April Mazda boosted sales 46% while Toyota was back over 30% of market share gaining over 10% of sales. Porsche, BMW, Ford and Mercedes shine.
Japan Cars Market rebounded in Q1 hit by low consumer’s demand. All top brands reported lost with only Mazda up of a shy 1%. Mercedes shines among importers taking leadership.
Japan Domestic Vehicle Market fell 13 percent in February 2015, scoring the 11th year on year fall in a series. All Japanese makers were down, but Mazda, flat at the launch on new SUV CX-3.
Hit by January tax increase Japanese Cars Market fell 18% with all carmakers in troubles. Mazda was fueled by the launch of new Demio (Mazda2) that landed in 12th place.
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.
Japan Car Market posted another month in the red, however year-to-date sales are still above 2013. Nissan fell and Mitsubishi collapsed, while Hino and Mitsubishi Fuso were the fastest brands.
Japanese Auto Market projects best year in eight albeit slow September and a permanent low customer demand following tax increase. Suzuki pushed up by new Hustler success. All statistics on Brands, Groups & Models.
August Japanese car market hit by sharp consumption tax with double digit lost for many players while Honda and Mercedes have further gained from year ago. Toyota Aqua was back market leader ahead of Honda Fit and Daihatsu Tanto.
Japan Vehicle Market boomed again in June with a double digit year on year increase. Honda advanced in second place pushed up by the growing success of the Vezel, while Daihatsu kept the best-selling model with the Tanto.
Japan Vehicles Sales – May 2014. The new models revolution is shocking the market with Daihatsu Tanto, Suzuki Wagon-R and Honda Fit on a podium that do not include a Toyota after years. May car sales were down 1% while the yearly figure is still heavy positive.
Japanese car market slipped 5% in April 2014 performing better than observers expectations. While the leader Toyota kept losing terrain, Suzuki posted a fantastic sales month surging in second place with three models in top 10.
Japanese Car Market rose 21% in March 2014, posting the seventh year-on-year increase in a row pushed by expectations regarding new tax increase effective from April. See All Brands & Top model ranking.
Pushed up by fears on impact of new tax policy effective with new fiscal year, Japaneses are rushing purchasing cars and the market is booming above any expectations. Honda and Nissan are taking a fast speed while all importers struggles penalized by a currency devaluation.
In January 2014 Japanese car market kept positive pace following the surprisingly second half 2013 and sales rose again. Honda Fit leaded the model ranking while Nissan soared in second place thanks to great performance with all models in the lineup.
December 2013 reported a robust double digit increase for Japanese car market which ended the year flat from the previous. During Tokyo Motor Show, Volkswagen Golf awarded as Car of The Year, first time in the 34th year of award history for an imported vehicles.
November 2013 kept the momentum in the Japanese car market with the third strong year-on-year increase in a row and cumulated volume loss reduced at 2% from last year, when market was pushed up by incentives. Tokyo Motorshow was a great success!
October 2013 surprised with a Japanese domestic car market boomed 17.4%, another huge performance that followed the double digit growth post in September. Honda improved significantly market share and posted the Fit on top of models ranking,
September 2013 was really key for the Japanese car market as sales suddenly surged 16.8% from year ago and cumulated sales recovering from last year and now down only 5.7%. Toyota had further lost share and navigated far from usual 30%.
August 2013 car sold in Japan slipped 1.1% from last year with year to date sales down 8.4%. US Authorities started negotiations with Abe’s government aiming the opening of Japanese domestic market at full competition.