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Japan Kei cars March 2013: Suzuki Spacia lands in 9th place

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The Kei car ranking is for once relatively eventful this month in Japan. For the first time since last September and only the third time in the last 19 months the Suzuki Wagon R, which led the Kei car market for 9 consecutive years between 2003 and 2011, is back in pole position thanks to 28,919 sales, up 6% year-on-year. The Honda N-Box is kicked down to 2nd place at 26,696 units (+39%) followed by the Daihatsu Move with 25,412 sales (+31%) and the Daihatsu Mira at 19,819 units (-33%). The Honda N-One is up one spot to #5, a rank it has held 3 times in the last 5 months, with a record 16,133 sales. Finally this month the all-new Suzuki Spacia replaces the Palette at #9 with 7,245 units.

Previous month: Japan Kei cars February 2013: Honda N-Box and Daihatsu Move up

One year ago: Japan Kei cars March 2012: Daihatsu Mira just under 30,000 sales

Full March 2013 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

Japan March 2013 – Kei cars:

1Suzuki WagonR28,9196%359,97233
2Honda N-BOX26,69639%169,60112
3Daihatsu Move25,41231%260,79325
4Daihatsu Mira19,819-33%443,73441
5Honda N-ONE16,133new637,306617
6Daihatsu Tanto15,991-26%540,36154
7Suzuki Alto12,414-8%730,83276
8Nissan Moco9,99815%823,29987
9Suzuki Spacia7,245new –7,24515 –
10Nissan Roox4,989-16%1014,05199
11Suzuki MR Wagon4,87319%1111,5211111
12Mitsubishi eK3,868-14%138,4161213
13Subaru Stella3,52322%147,5591414
14Toyota Pixis Space3,230-6%127,5691312
15Mazda Flair3,001new166,96016n/a
16Suzuki Every Wagon2,5345%156,5321715
17Honda Life2,297-73%184,8511910
18Suzuki Jimny2,25528%175,5091818
19Subaru Lucra1,587n/a193,5442025
20Daihatsu Atrai1,034-29%202,8122120
21Mazda Carol999-29%212,7742219
22Honda Vamos762-9%241,6532522
23Nissan Otti725-36%221,8372324
24Suzuki Palette527-94%912,192108
25Mazda Flair Wagon419new231,72624n/a

Source:, many thanks to Stephen for your help!

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