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Japan Kei cars August 2013: Honda N-Box back to pole position

Honda N-Box Japan August 2013. Picture courtesy of kurumaerabi.comAn armada of Honda N-Box! (Stingray, Custom and Standard)

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Some rare good news coming from Japan: sales of Kei cars are now frankly into positive territory, up a 8% year-on-year in August to 149,343 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,407,750 units, down just 0.4% on 2012. After a 5 months hiatus, the Honda N-Box is back in pole position thanks to 17,995 sales, up 4% year-on-year, thus maintaining its year-to-date lead over the Daihatsu Move, #1 for the last 4 months, at 156,034 units vs. 149,261. The Suzuki Wagon R is stable at #3, the Suzuki Spacia is up 2 spots to a best-ever #4 with 10,477 sales and the Nissan Dayz down 2 to #6 and 9,598 units.

Previous month: Japan Kei cars July 2013: Nissan Dayz almost reaches 14,000 sales

One year ago: Japan Kei cars August 2012: Suzuki Wagon R back up to #2

Full August 2013 Top 25 models and Top 8 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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