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Sales of Kei cars are up a massive 29% year-on-year in January at 152,657 registrations, boosted by government incentives. The Daihatsu Mira is establishing itself as the new best-seller in the category, #1 for the fourth month in a row with 19,795 sales, up a whopping 284% on January 2011 and almost 5,500 units above the #2. Will the Mira manage to put an end to 9 years of Suzuki Wagon R domination?
The rest of the Top 4 is also unchanged vs. December with the Wagon R at #2 with 12,442 sales, the Daihatsu Move at #3 and 12,384 units and the Daihatsu Tanto at #4 with 11,603 sales. Exceptional performance of the Honda NBOX: it is up 247% on December to reach 9,934 sales and #5 for its 2nd month in market. Reversely, the Toyota Pixis Space struggles to find its mark, down to #14 this month at 1,825 units.
Previous month: Japan Kei cars December 2011: Honda NBOX lands directly at #10
Full January 2012 Top 20 Ranking Table below.