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Japan by version December 2012: Nissan Sylphy & Subaru BRZ up

Nissan Sylphy

* See the Top 100 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Thanks Austin *

As is now the tradition, after exploring the Passenger car Top 30 and the Kei car Top 25 in Japan, we have a more thorough look at overall December sales split by version (sedan, MPV…) and with Light Commercial Vehicles added. It has been an absolutely outstanding year for the Toyota Aqua, #1 for the 11th month in a row (no interruption since last February!) with 20,397 sales, while the Honda NBOX holds the 2nd spot for the 8th time in the last 9 months at 13,646 units. The Suzuki Wagon R rounds up the podium for the third consecutive month with 12,424 sales.

Subaru BRZ

Excellent month for the Nissan Note up 3 spots on November to #5 and for the Daihatsu Move/Conte up 5 to #11. The Toyota Prius is down to its worst ranking of the year at #7 while its MPV version the Prius Alpha continues to catch up: now equivalent to 87% of the Prius sales with 7,723 vs. 8,850. The Honda N-One progresses further to #9 thanks to 8,314 sales.

Further down, the Subaru Forester is up 5 ranks to #25, the Nissan Sylphy makes its first appearance in the ranking at #35, Subaru XV sales are available again at an impressive 2,090 units (#39), the Mazda Atenza (aka Mazda6) breaks into the Top 50 at #48 and the Subaru BRZ catches up on the Toyota 86 at a best-ever #61 with 1,001 sales vs. 1,091 for the 86…

Previous month: Japan by version November 2012: Mazda Atenza lands

Full December 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

Japan by version December 2012:

1Toyota Aqua20,39726,3461111
2Honda NBOX13,64616,4062232
3Suzuki Wagon R12,42414,3683324
4Daihatsu Tanto/Exe9,94412,3325465
5Nissan Note9,82810,361864n/a
6Daihatsu Move/Conte9,3468,42111161212
7Toyota Prius8,85012,0006553
8Daihatsu Mira8,52810,68577710
9Honda N-One8,3149,67410n/a – –
10Toyota Prius Alpha7,72310,039981111
11Honda Fit6,2406,84512986
12Suzuki Alto/Lapin5,9366,417131099
13Suzuki Carry5,5825,100191525n/a
14Daihatsu Mira Cocoa5,1154,82121191616
15Suzuki Every4,99812,541412147
16Honda Freed4,9104,41823211515
17Nissan Serena4,5115,4821718108
18Toyota Corolla4,4405,71015132013
19Toyota Vitz4,1755,88914141714
20Daihatsu Hijet Truck4,1315,32718172123
21Nissan Moco3,5654,25824202919
22Honda StepWGN3,4633,51326252421
23Daihatsu Hijet Cargo3,3854,78122222225
24Subaru Impreza3,1605,63716231330
25Subaru Forester3,1093,11330n/an/an/a
26Toyota Spade3,0445,09020111918
27Toyota Vellfire2,6373,24528273835
28Suzuki Palette2,5842,84533262720
29Suzuki Swift2,5842,63136353126
30Mazda Demio2,5812,79434332822
31Toyota Passo2,5283,16729313328
32Nissan Roox2,4683,05132364234
33Toyota Porte2,4673,91325242317
34Toyota Voxy2,4573,07031343731
35Nissan Sylphy2,372n/an/a – – –
36Honda Fit Shuttle2,1402,47537383532
37Mazda CX-52,1082,27043301824
38Mitsubishi eK2,1052,02848555657
39Subaru XV2,090n/an/a67n/an/a
40Toyota Estima2,0522,69035373427
41Toyota Alphard2,0322,41839445846
42Toyota Noah1,8392,28141454845
43Suzuki Solio1,8341,96249503636
44Toyota Ractis1,7432,07847494640
45Toyota Pixis Space/Epoch1,7352,23945434329
46Toyota Wish1,6472,13146515143
47Nissan March1,623n/an/a484139
48Mazda Atenza1,5841,79852n/an/an/a
49Toyota Crown1,5552,36440404952
50Suzuki Jimny1,5481,30459576963
51Suzuki MR Wagon1,5421,79951474033
52Mitsubishi Mirage1,3592,46738292656
53Nissan X-Trail1,3201,73154534748
54Honda Acty Truck1,2961,35956525753
55Toyota Mark X1,2702,25044465565
56Honda Life1,2601,35058423237
57Mitsubishi Minicab van1,1181,15162646161
58Subaru Stella1,1091,36855715951
59Toyota 861,0911,77753283942
60Nissan NV100/Clipper Van1,0673,39127545455
61Subaru BRZ1,00145880788789
62Nissan Juke9261,35657565044
63Mitsubishi Minicab truck91397363666667
64Mazda Flair8991,1936168
65Toyota Ace8881,28160n/an/an/a
66Subaru Legacy/Outback8261,92250634449
67Suzuki Alto Van772897646267n/a
68Honda Acty Van67382365698177
69Mazda Carol64356974828272
70Daihatsu Mira Van591742667076n/a
71Subaru Sambar Truck56760072747275
72Nissan Latio537n/an/a61n/a78
73Mitsubishi Delica D5525531757965n/a
74Nissan NT100/Clipper Truck51170668757473
75Subaru Pleo51031589847569
76Honda Vamos48869569768580
77Daihatsu Atrai4555217672n/a70
78Mazda Scrum Van45550777807979
79Toyota Pixis Van43937285838884
80Mitsubishi Delica D2413481788671n/a
81Mitsubishi Outlander4137326773110n/a
82Mitsubishi RVR39041982n/a93n/a
83Mazda AZ Wagon38868870595254
84Honda CR-Z380408848510698
85Mazda Flair Wagon38057473778068
86Subaru Sambar Van37047279878383
87Nissan Otti33242681817376
88Toyota Rumion30841183919081
89Mazda Verisa25332186938485
90Mitsubishi Pajero mini23531788898682
91Mitsubishi Toppo23428890959286
92Suzuki SX4232193959999n/a
93Toyota Pixis Truck22832087909187
94Mazda Scrum Truck22322693969592
95Honda Insight19824491927874
96Honda Vamos Pro17022294100107n/a
97Subaru Lucra16523092979890
98Subaru Trezia15015399988994
99Mitsubishi i-MiEV13718996n/a101101
100Mitsubishi Pajero13618097n/a108n/a

Source: Manufacturers. Many thanks to Austin for sharing the data.

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