Japan Auto Market started slow the 2017 with year to date February sales down 3.1%. Following the quite long positive track, in the 2018 the market has clouds over the next future. Toyota has lost 10.1% with share down at 28.9%.
Toyota Global Sales Performance in the 2017 confirmed the global leadership among automotive brands, improved 2.3% thanks to the crucial contribution of Europe and the global success of the C-HR, already ranked as 8th best model for the brand
Japan Auto Market ended the 2017 with 5.25 million vehicles sold, up 5.3% supported by the economic growth momentum, Toyota was stable over 30% of market share, ahead of Honda. Importers are growing and Renault was the fastest growing in the year.
Japan best selling cars 2016 led by the hybrids Toyota Prius and Aqua. In our all-models ranking, in third place the best k-car, the Honda N-Box while the Nissan Dayz in 25th place was the best new entrance.
Japan domestic vehicles market in first half 2016 fell 4.8% while the leader Toyota improved 2.2%. In June Mitsubishi crashed over 50% hit by the start of restructuring process after the Nissan Take over.
Japan Vehicles Market in April 2016 stopped the 15 months long decline albeit with a really little growth. However it was a positive sign in a falling economy. Toyota pushed up 34% of share by new Prius.
Japan Vehicles Market in March 2016 down 8%. the Japanese economy is far from achieving stable growth as private consumption remains weak and subdued global demand is weighing on imports. Lexus shines.