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Japan Kei cars November 2013: Daihatsu Tanto strong, Honda N-WGN lands

Honda N-WGN Japan November 2013. Picture courtesy of autoc-one.jpHonda N-WGN

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Sales of new Kei cars in Japan continue on their great run: they are up a splendid 21% year-on-year in November to 180,971 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,944,246 units, up 5% on 2012 and more than the entire French car market… The Honda N-Box holds onto its pole position thanks to sales up 19% year-on-year to 19,513, but is threatened this month by the Daihatsu Tanto boosted by the new model and up 56% to 19,246. The Daihatsu Move also impresses at +51% to 12,677 units. The N-Box is now assured to finish the year at #1 for the very first time, with sales adding up to 216,867 after 11 months vs. 193,646 for the Daihatsu Move.

Daihatsu Tanto Japan November 2013. Picture courtesy of autoc-one.jpDaihatsu Tanto

Further down, the Suzuki Spacia is down 3 spots from a fantastic 2nd spot last month to a still very satisfying #5 at 12,192 sales, the Nissan Dayz is down one to #7 and 9,055 units, the Mitsubishi eK is up 83% year-on-year to #11 and 3,707 sales and the Toyota Pixis Space is stable at #12, still the brand’s only offering in the Kai car category. Finally, we welcome an all-new model in the sales charts this month: the third iteration of Honda’s N-range: the N-WGN lands directly at #13 with 2,910 sales.

Previous month: Japan Kei cars October 2013: Suzuki Spacia up to #2

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

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

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