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Japan Imports March 2012: Mercedes C-Class #3, CLS in Top 20

Mercedes C-Class

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Imports sales in Japan are compiled by a different organisation, the Japan Automobile Importers Association, and they publish models data every Quarter. Over the first 3 months of 2011, Japanese consumers bought 84,234 imported cars, up 30% on the same period in 2011. As it has been the case for the last 10 years, the VW Golf is the best-selling import in the country with 7,656 sales and 9.1% share, stable year-on-year and to be compared with the 12.7% of the import market it held over the Full Year 2011.

Mercedes CLS

The VW Polo is up 118% year-on-year in 2nd place at 5,703 units followed by the Mercedes C-Class, up 2 spots on its 2011 ranking and 95% year-on-year to #3 with 4,929 sales. The Mini is up 63% to #4, the Mercedes E-Class up 16% to #6, the BMW 1 Series up 137% to #7 and the Volvo V60 up 157% to #9. Like in 2011 there are 4 BMWs in the Top 11 with the 5 Series #8, the 3 Series #10 and the X1 #11.

The VW Passat, #16 in 2011, continues to progress in 12th position with 1,424 sales over the period while the Toyota Avensis is #17 at 995 units and the Mercedes CLS delivers an outstanding performance in 20th place with 835 sales.

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  1. June 21st, 2012 at 18:00 | #1

    Thanks for showing the quarterly report of Japanese imports model. It’s really helpful. I was looking for this type of information, and truly it has helped me a lot.

  2. Marc
    April 24th, 2012 at 00:26 | #2

    Fantastic Fiat 500 in top20 +43%! incredible for an italian car now in Japan

  3. alex
    April 22nd, 2012 at 02:23 | #3

    Two Volvos isn’t bad.

  4. Blofeld
    April 21st, 2012 at 21:34 | #4

    The Avensis are built in UK.
    In the past I read on autoblog, they want to sell 750 per month of them.
    But 1000 .woow

    Sorry Golf, Polo in Japan??? OMG

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