More than 400,000 cars, trucks and buses were sold and registered in Japan in December, according to statistics released Wednesday by a national industry association.
Data from the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) for December 2006 found that Toyota topped the list, selling and registering more than 92,000 passenger cars and more than 13,000 trucks. Nissan came in a distant second with 37,040 cars and 6,226 trucks. Mazda was third with a total of 12,684 cars and 2,633 trucks sold and registered.
A grand total of 330,905 cars and 75,727 trucks were sold and registered for all Japanese automakers collectively.
Statistics from JAMA also found that 57,447 motorcycles were sold and registered in Japan in December.
JAMA refers to new registration and sales based on license plate registration, rather than chassis-based. Japanese-brand motor vehicle products that are manufactured overseas and imported for the domestic Japanese market are included in the manufacturing data.
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