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Japan by version October 2012: Prius Alpha at 43% of Prius sales

Toyota Prius Alpha. Picture by autoc-one.jp, all rights reserved.

* See the Top 100 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Austin *

As usual, after exploring the Passenger car Top 30 and the Kei car Top 20 in Japan, we have a more detailed look at overall October sales split by version and with Light Commercial Vehicles added. Note these are October figures still and not yet November which will be published in the next few days. Given it is now #1 in the overall ranking, it is easy for the Toyota Aqua to win at the version game for the 9th month in a row (no interruption since last February!) thanks to 24,192 sales this month. This is nearly 2.5 times what the Toyota Prius hatchback sold (10,305 units) with the Prius Alpha catching up at #8 in October with 7,811 sales.

The Honda NBOX is back to #2 at 18,203 units above the Suzuki Wagon R at 15,946 and the Daihatsu Tanto at 12,101. Further down, notice the Nissan Note down 2 spots to #6, the Toyota Spade up 8 to #11, the Suzuki Every up 2 to #12, the Suzuki Carry up 10 to #15, the Subaru XV making its first appearance in the ranking as split figures from the Impreza are now available (983 for the XV, 4,217 for the Impreza) as does the Mazda Flair at #68 and the Honda N-One outside the Top 100.

Passenger cars post: Japan October 2012: Toyota Aqua takes the lead, Toyota 86 up to #14

Kei cars post: Japan Kei cars October 2012: Mazda Flair and Honda N-One land

Previous month: Japan by version September 2012: Nissan Note above Toyota Prius hatch

One year ago: Japan October 2011: Toyota Prius and Honda Fit impress again

Full October 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

Japan October 2012:

PosModelOctSeptPosAugJul
1Toyota Aqua24,19222,039111
2Honda NBOX18,20319,914322
3Suzuki Wagon R15,94620,891245
4Daihatsu Tanto/Exe12,10113,558656
5Toyota Prius10,30514,340533
6Nissan Note10,00718,3554n/an/a
7Daihatsu Mira8,8819,5927107
8Toyota Prius Alpha7,8117,751111112
9Honda Fit6,9559,298864
10Suzuki Alto/Capin6,7119,1279911
11Toyota Spade6,1805,513191853
12Suzuki Every5,9376,86114710
13Toyota Corolla5,6305,50020139
14Toyota Vitz5,3595,99017148
15Suzuki Carry5,2294,50625n/an/a
16Daihatsu Move5,2037,470121213
17Daihatsu Hijet Truck5,1445,153212323
18Nissan Serena4,9708,86510815
19Daihatsu Mira Cocoa4,9566,169161617
20Nissan Moco4,6923,782291918
21Honda Freed4,5916,230151514
22Daihatsu Hijet Cargo4,2744,936222528
23Subaru Impreza4,2177,278133027
24Toyota Porte3,6484,8742317n/a
25Honda StepWGN3,4654,826242116
26Suzuki Palette3,1724,211272020
27Toyota Vellfire3,1692,925383524
28Toyota 863,1522,818394246
29Mitsubishi Mirage3,0544,4832656105
30Mazda CX-52,7945,530182435
31Toyota Passo2,7203,345332826
32Nissan Cube2,6562,375454133
33Mazda Demio2,6514,112282219
34Toyota Voxy2,5763,032373131
35Suzuki Swift2,5573,608312641
36Nissan Roox2,4402,646423429
37Toyota Estima2,4113,325342725
38Honda Fit Shuttle2,3633,213353221
39Daihatsu Move Conte2,2023,770303839
40Toyota Crown2,1802,267495251
41Nissan NV100/NT100 (Clipper)2,167n/an/an/an/a
42Honda Life2,1453,599323742
43Toyota Pixis Space/Epoch2,0862,492432930
44Toyota Alphard2,0771,896584636
45Toyota Noah2,0692,292484540
46Toyota Mark X2,0002,000556560
47Suzuki MR Wagon1,9802,808403337
48Nissan March1,9592,753413922
49Toyota Ractis1,9092,357464038
50Suzuki Solio1,8183,176363634
51Toyota Wish1,8172,188514332
52Honda Acty Truck1,6691,919575355
53Nissan X-Trail1,6472,337474850
54Nissan NV100/Clipper Van1,5762,062545556
55Mitsubishi eK1,5221,979565752
56Nissan Juke1,3922,265504444
57Suzuki Jimny1,3361,011696363
58Toyota TownAce1,2801,252646061
59Mazda AZ Wagon1,2152,112525454
60Toyota Prado/Land Cruiser1,2011,006706664
61Nissan Latio1,192n/an/a78n/a
62Suzuki Alto Van1,1831,09567n/an/a
63Subaru Legacy/Outback1,1802,480444945
64Mitsubishi Minicab van1,1361,323616158
65Toyota Vanguard1,1061,055686259
66Mitsubishi Minicab truck1,0861,177666762
67Subaru XV983n/an/an/an/a
68Mazda Flair8660
69Honda Acty Van858637817773
70Daihatsu Mira Van82981676n/an/a
71Subaru Stella7541,884595149
72Daihatsu Atrai751n/an/a7072
73Mitsubishi Outlander637149110n/an/a
74Subaru Sambar Truck610935727569
75Nissan NT100/Clipper Truck591823747376
76Honda Vamos560542858074
77Mazda Flair Wagon538657806865
78Subaru BRZ510504878985
79Mitsubishi Delica D54981,19765n/an/a
80Mazda Scrum Van490702797980
81Nissan Otti469841737682
82Mazda Carol464632827266
83Toyota Pixis Van464491888479
84Subaru Pleo463823756970
85Honda CR-Z4561811069892
86Mitsubishi Delica D244899171n/an/a
87Subaru Sambar Van442614838383
88Nissan Wingroad375741777168
89Mitsubishi Pajero mini354528868278
90Toyota Pixis Truck353416918786
91Toyota Rumion343472908175
92Honda Insight341715787467
93Mazda Verisa328613848593
94Honda Zest252381949390
95Mitsubishi Toppo252404928677
96Mazda Scrum Truck249352959294
97Subaru Lucra235307989087
98Subaru Trezia228490899498
99Suzuki SX420225299n/a97
100Honda Vamos Pro185181107n/an/a

Source: Manufacturers, many thanks to Austin for helping compile the data!

Note: This ranking only features models with available sales figures and is therefore incomplete (Lexus and Toyota Auris sales were not available for example).

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