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Japan Kei cars December 2012: Honda NBOX #1 for the 8th time

Honda NBOX

* See the Top 25 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

* See the Full Year 2012 post here *

New Kei cars sales are down 2% year-on-year in December to 124,075 registrations, bringing the Full Year total to 1,979,447 units, up 30% on 2011 and more than the entire French market for example. The Honda NBOX finishes the year on a high note, #1 for the 8th time in the last 9 months with 13,646 sales, only 3 units above the Daihatsu Mira which grabs the title of best-selling Kei car in 2012 away from the Suzuki Wagon R, #3 this month at 12,424 units.

The Honda N-One is down one spot on November to a still very satisfying 8,314 sales, while the Suzuki Jimny is up 4 and 60% year-on-year to #13 at 1,548 units and the Mazda Flair (#18) and Flair Wagon (#24) seem to have now found their cruising rhythm.

Full Year 2012 post: Daihatsu Mira puts an end to 9 years of Suzuki Wagon R reign

Previous month: Japan Kei cars November 2012: Honda N-One already close to 10,000 sales

One year ago: Japan Kei cars December 2011: Honda NBOX lands directly at #10

Full December 2012 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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