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Japan Kei cars April 2013: Daihatsu Move makes a move

Daihatsu Move Japan April 2013Daihatsu Move

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Sales of new Kei cars are up 1% year-on-year in Japan to 152,000 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 738,153 units, down 1% on 2012. And this month we get the third different #1 model in as many months, with the Daihatsu Move stepping up to pole position for the first time in over 2 years (since February 2011 exactly) thanks to 18,601 sales, up 54% year-on-year. It still however ranks #2 year-to-date at 79,394 units vs. 85,983 for the Honda N-Box, #2 again this month with 16,382 sales, down 3%.

Nissan Dayz Rider Japan April 2013Nissan Dayz Rider

The Suzuki Wagon R, back to #1 last month, is down to #3 at 13,787 units, the Suzuki Alto is up 2 spots to #5 with 10,870 sales while the Honda N-One, even though it is down one rank to #6, impresses again at 9,618 units sold. Launched last month, the Suzuki Spacia is up one rank to #8 with 8,112 sales while the Nissan Dayz makes its very first appearance in the ranking at #34 with 10 sales.

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

One year ago: Japan Kei cars April 2012: Honda N-Box takes the lead!

Full April 2013 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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