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Japan Kei cars April 2014: Daihatsu Tanto and Nissan Dayz on top

Daihatsu Tanto Japan April 2014. Picture courtesy of autoc-one.jpDaihatsu Tanto

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In spite of the national tax sales hike valid from April 1 onwards, the Kei cars market in Japan is up 3% year-on-year this month to 156,362 registrations, almost as much as the regular car market (188,864)! Year-to-date sales are up 21% to 891,358 units. The Daihatsu Tanto takes a solid option at the Full Year 2014 leadership by outselling all rivals by 7000 sales this month at 19,390 units, doubling its April 2013 score. The Nissan Dayz is back up one spot on March to #2 with 12,537 sales and is now also #2 year-to-date at 73,492 units, passing 2013 leader the Honda N-BOX at 72,127. The Suzuki Alto is up 4 ranks on last month to #5, the super cute Suzuki Hustler is up two to #9 and the Mazda Flair Crossover up 4 to #19.

Previous month: Japan Kei cars March 2014: Daihatsu Tanto above 30,000 sales!

One year ago: Japan Kei cars April 2013: Daihatsu Move makes a move

Full April 2014 Top 33 All-models Ranking Table below.

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