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Japan best selling cars. The top 100 in the 2018

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Japan best selling cars 2018 led by the kei-car Honda N-Box, new leader up 20% followed by the surprise of the year, the Suzuki Spacia, jumped up 10 spots. The last year leader, Daihatsu Move is only sixth. The best Toyota is the Aqua, in 7th, ahead of the Prius.

In the 2018, the total vehicles market (including HCVs and Bus) was moderately negative. Having ended the Q1 with 1.53 million units (-24%) and the Q2 with 1.19 million (-1.1%), in the Q3 the market reported 1.29 million sales (-1.6%) as effect of July at 441.457 (+3.3%),  August at 364.142 (-0.3%) and September at 485.284 (-6.6%),  with Year to Date figures at 4.02 million (-1.8%).

As far as the best selling car passenger’s model year to date 2018, a new leader is on top of the list and is the kei-car Honda N-Box with 185.265 sales (+17.4%) with a wide gap over all others.

In second place the surprise of the year, up 20 spots, the Suzuki Spacia with 116.336 sales (+41.5%) ahead of  the Nissan Note with 108.872 (-10.6%).

In fourth place the Nissan Dayz with 108.547 (-4.5%) ahead of the Daihatsu Tanto with 104.092 (-7.6%) the 2017 leader, the Daihatsu Move, with 103.427 units (-1.5%), and the 2016 leader, the Toyota Aqua with 96.906 (-3.0%).

In eight place the 2016 leader, the Toyota Prius with 9.847 sales (-28.5%) followed by the Suzuki Wagon R with 86.542 (-2.1%) and in 10th place the Nissan Serena with 80.783 (+8.8%).

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast

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Rank 2018 Rank 2017 MODEL Sales 2018 Sales September Variation 2018 Variation September
1 2 Honda N-Box 185.265 22.540 17,4% -16,5%
2 14 Suzuki Spacia 116.336 13.801 41,5% 44,2%
3 5 Nissan Note 108.872 13.589 -10,6% -12,2%
4 6 Nissan Dayz 108.547 15.070 -4,5% -0,5%
5 4 Daihatsu Tanto 104.092 11.858 -7,6% 1,9%
6 1 Daihatsu Move 103.427 11.158 -1,5% -12,6%
7 7 Toyota Aqua 96.906 10.019 -3,0% -22,3%
8 3 Toyota Prius 90.847 9.564 -28,5% -28,0%
9 9 Suzuki WagonR 86.542 9.004 -2,1% -24,5%
10 18 Nissan Serena 80.783 9.402 8,8% 14,8%
11 13 Daihatsu Mira 79.989 10.090 8,0% 15,2%
12 11 Honda Fit 69.834 7.310 -6,4% -17,1%
13 17 Toyota Voxy 68.889 7.188 4,9% -7,5%
14 15 Toyota Vitz 68.592 7.626 -2,6% 18,5%
15 19 Toyota Roomy 66.409 7.237 14,8% 2,1%
16 20 Toyota Corolla 66.216 8.732 18,5% 57,4%
17 12 Toyota Sienta 65.133 7.314 -13,6% -15,7%
18 10 Honda Freed 64.915 8.091 -24,4% -25,1%
19 16 Suzuki Alto 61.452 6.940 -13,6% -10,2%
20 8 Toyota C-HR 60.455 6.678 -39,3% -6,3%
21 24 Toyota Tank 56.360 6.577 9,2% 5,7%
22 26 Suzuki Every Van 51.150 6.200 -5,6% 9,4%
23 21 Honda N-WGN 51.054 7.256 -15,8% 8,1%
24 23 Suzuki Hustler 49.729 6.943 -15,1% 6,2%
25 Suzuki Xbee 49.528 5.398
26 25 Honda Vezel 46.705 5.757 -12,6% 4,0%
27 34 Honda StepWGN 44.372 5.546 38,3% 15,3%
28 39 Toyota Alphard 43.474 4.552 27,7% 34,8%
29 28 Toyota Noah 42.787 5.692 -3,0% -11,2%
30 22 Subaru Impreza 42.376 4.093 -28,0% -17,0%
31 30 Nissan X-Trail 41.439 5.045 -2,1% -0,7%
32 32 Mazda Demio 39.044 4.643 -1,8% -13,1%
33 37 Mitsubishi eK 35.820 5.023 7,4% -9,1%
34 29 Toyota Passo 34.702 3.340 -17,6% -24,5%
35 27 Toyota Harrier 34.182 3.636 -24,2% -26,6%
36 31 Suzuki Solio 34.004 4.034 -13,4% -15,4%
37 33 Toyota Vellfire 32.643 2.868 -13,5% -14,8%
38 35 Daihatsu Cast 32.335 3.267 -10,7% -9,5%
39 44 Toyota Crown 31.306 6.063 45,2% 273,8%
40 36 Toyota Esquire 30.583 3.408 -5,0% -25,0%
41 40 Suzuki Swift 29.402 3.150 -4,7% -9,4%
42 38 Mazda CX-5 28.983 5.018 -11,2% 10,2%
43 Mazda CX-8 24.360 2.477
44 47 Toyota Land Cruiser 22.130 1.705 29,8% -32,2%
45 42 Daihatsu Wake 22.056 2.372 -2,9% -5,0%
46 53 Nissan Leaf 21.502 2.811 145,9% 1444,5%
47 43 Honda Shuttle 20.056 1.712 -4,6% -13,9%
48 50 Toyota Pixis 19.561 2.249 18,5% 9,4%
49 58 Subaru Forester 19.430 5.154 82,0% 255,4%
50 48 Mini 19.188 2.000 3,2% -26,7%

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