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Japan June 2013: Toyota Prius passes Aqua year-to-date

Toyota Prius Alpha Japan June 2013Toyota Prius Alpha

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The situation is getting frankly worse as the months go by for Japanese new Passenger Car sales, down 16% year-on-year in June to 266,913 registrations in spite of imports up 14%. The year-to-date total is now down 12% on 2012 halfway through the year at 1,641,032 units. Thanks to a third consecutive month atop the sales charts and 21,809 sales in June, the Toyota Prius is now leads the 2013 year-to-date ranking for the first time at 132,462 units, however its advantage over the Aqua is only 126 sales! With the Prius down 23% in June vs. -19% for the Aqua we could witness more than one leadership change this year…

Mazda Atenza Japan June 2013Mazda Atenza

The Honda Fit holds onto the third spot it reclaimed last month but is down a horrid 45% on June 2012 to 12,189 sales, while the Nissan Note and the Toyota Crown are both up 164% to #4 and 11,338 sales and #6 and 6,765 respectively. Notice also the Honda StepWGN up 7 ranks on May to #10, the Toyota Voxy also up 7 to #13 and the Mazda Atenza (aka Mazda6) maintaining itself inside the Top 30 for the third consecutive month and the 5th time since the new generation hit Japanese dealerships.

Previous month: Japan May 2013: Toyota Prius catches up on Aqua year-to-date

One year ago: Japan June 2012: Toyota Prius and Aqua lead, Mazda CX-5 up to #13

Full June 2013 Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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