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Japan Kei cars September 2011: Daihatsu Mira up to #2

Daihatsu Mira

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While the Japanese passenger car market is up by 1.7% this month, the Kei cars market is still down year-on-year at -9%. The Suzuki Wagon R leads the way for the 7th consecutive month with 16,244 sales and 121,012 year-to-date. This month's best performer is the Daihatsu Mira, up 3 spots on August and 58% year-on-year to #2 at 14,919 units. It is up to #4 year-to-date with 62,441 sales (-23%).

Toyota Pixis Space

The Daihatsu Tanto stays #3 ahead of the Daihatsu Move, Suzuki Alto and Nissan Moco, stable at #6 but up 25% year-on-year. The Suzuki Palette (+33%), Nissan Roox (+8%) and Honda Life (+13%) also shine. September saw the first 216 sales of the Toyota Pixis Space, Toyota's first ever Kei car but in actual fact a rebadged Daihatsu Move Conte.

Previous month: see the Japanese August 2011 Top 20 best-selling Kei cars here.

Full September 2011 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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  1. Dario
    October 18th, 2011 at 22:29 | #1

    thank you

  2. October 18th, 2011 at 07:36 | #2

    Dario, some of them (Daihatsu Wagon R, Mira, sold as Cuore in Europe, Suzuki Alto, Suzuki Jimny, Mitsu Pajero Mini, sold as Pajero Pinin in Europe) are sold in few numbers in European countries such as Holland.

  3. Dario
    October 18th, 2011 at 05:42 | #3

    have they ever tried to sell these kind of cars in europe?

  4. October 18th, 2011 at 05:18 | #4

    Daihatsu is the king of the micro (Key) cars in japan. Cute!

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