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Japan Kei cars June 2014: Daihatsu Tanto leads, Copen returns

Daihatsu Copen Japan June 2014. Picture courtesy of response.jpDaihatsu Copen

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 33 best-selling models and Top 8 brands! Thanks Stephen *

Sales of new Kei cars are up 2% year-on-year in June to 187,384 units and 15% year-to-date to an all-time high 1,235,204 registrations, with the Daihatsu Tanto keeping the lead for the 7th consecutive month thanks to sales up 102% year-on-year at 21,323 units. It is followed by the Suzuki Wagon R at 14,153 (-18%), the Honda N-BOX at 14,039 (-21%) and the Nissan Dayz at 13,349 (-27%). The Suzuki Hustler hits its strongest monthly volume so far at 7,909 units and remains in 10th place, while we welcome back the Daihatsu Copen in the ranking: the new generation, launched on June 19, sells 1,067 units and ranks #16.

Previous month: Japan Kei cars May 2014: Daihatsu Tanto & Suzuki Wagon R overall best-sellers

One year ago: Japan Kei cars June 2013: Nissan Dayz/Mitsubishi eK beyond 20,000 sales on 1st month

Full June 2014 Top 33 models and Top 8 brands Ranking Tables below.

Japan Kei cars June 2014 – brands:

PosBrandJun-14%/13May2014%/13PosFY13
1Suzuki60,63832.4%13%1359,51129.1%13%22
2Daihatsu59,83831.9%10%2382,49431.0%12%11
3Honda33,28117.8%0%3228,87118.5%8%33
4Nissan18,78010.0%-2%4139,11111.3%71%44
5Mitsubishi6,5023.5%-43%547,4323.8%20%55
6Mazda3,7022.0%-17%632,1952.6%11%66
7Subaru2,7781.5%-38%726,7132.2%-7%77
8Toyota1,8591.0%-39%818,8201.5%-8%88
 –Others60.0%n/a –580.0%867% – –

Japan Kei cars June 2014 – models:

PosModelJun-14/13May2014PosFY13
1Daihatsu Tanto21,323102%1135,68815
2Suzuki WagonR14,153-18%293,76143
3Honda N-BOX14,039-21%496,47831
4Daihatsu Move13,349-27%682,25262
5Nissan Dayz12,8965%398,78929
6Honda N-WGN11,868new887,442523
7Suzuki Spacia11,32911%966,69788
8Daihatsu Mira10,685-11%579,25874
9Suzuki Alto10,00917%758,04096
10Suzuki Hustler7,909new1040,29210 –
11Mitsubishi eK4,760-45%1133,7011111
12Honda N-ONE3,811-65%1320,725137
13Nissan Moco2,352-26%1223,0601210
14Suzuki Jimny1,28316%157,9001918
15Toyota Pixis Space1,139-50%1713,6671412
16Daihatsu Copen1,067new –1,0672839
17Suzuki MR Wagon1,051-40%148,9761613
18Suzuki Every Wagon1,001-28%167,3462016
19Mazda Flair Wagon867-39%188,1081719
20Subaru Stella863-61%209,6801514
21Mazda Flair766-46%197,9461815
22Daihatsu Atrai664-31%254,3262324
23Mazda Carol65918%235,1842225
24Subaru Pleo596-10%216,6332122
25Honda Vamos53814%243,3332526
26Mazda Flair Crossover535new224,13724 –
27Nissan NV100 Clipper Rio229new261,8662737
28Honda Life131-86%272,5892620
29Mitsubishi Town Box83n/a313703341
30Mazda Scrum Wagon80-38%287312928
31Subaru Dias66-24%295093133
32Subaru Lucra58-52%307303029
33Mitsubishi i-MiEV41-41%325083231

Source: JMVA, many thanks to Stephen for helping to compile the data.

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