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Honda's Fit Remains Japan's Best-Selling Car In Nov.

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 10:30am

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Honda Motor Co.'s Fit compact car remained the best-selling car in Japan in November for the second straight month after the hybrid model was fully renovated in September, industry bodies said Thursday.

The Fit sold 26,235 units, up 181.5 percent from a year earlier, with its hybrid model with a fuel economy of 36.4 kilometers per liter drawing robust demand, according to the Japan Automobile Dealers Association and the Japan Mini Vehicles Association.

Ranking second was Toyota Motor Corp.'s Prius hybrid with sales of 20,706 units, down 6 percent, followed by Honda's N Box minicar with sales of 19,513, up 18.9 percent.

Daihatsu Motor Co.'s Tanto minivehicle came fourth with sales of 19,246, up 56.1 percent, followed by Toyota's hybrid Aqua and Corolla.

Minivehicles, with engines up to 660 cc, took six slots in the top-10 list, proving popular due to their lower maintenance cost and fuel efficiency.

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