2017 (Q1) Japan: Best-Selling Car Brands and Models

Toyota C-HR at Geneva 2017

During the first quarter of 2017, Toyota remained the largest carmaker in an expanding Japanese vehicle market but the Nissan Note was the top-selling model. New vehicle registrations in Japan increased by 7.3% to 1,577,750 vehicles during the first quarter of 2017. In March 2017, the Japanese new car market expanded for the fifth consecutive … Read more

2016 (Full Year) Japan: 30 Best-Selling Car Models

Red Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius was the top-selling car model in Japan in 2016. It was followed by two further Toyota cars: the Aqua and Sienta. The Honda Fit slipped to fourth while the Nissan Note was the fifth most-popular car in Japan in 2016. Six of the top ten best-selling car models in Japan in 2016 … Read more

2016 (Full Year) Japan: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers and Brands

Lexus LF-FC at Geneva 2016

In 2016, Toyota, Honda and Suzuki were the best-selling car brands with top car manufacturer Toyota gaining market share in a slightly weaker market. Of the top-selling car brands in Japan in 2016, Toyota, Daihatsu and Isuzu increased sales while Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Nissan had much weaker sales. Mercedes-Benz was again the leading foreign brand … Read more

2016 (Q3) Japan: Best-Selling Car Brands and Models

Toyota, Honda and Suzuki remained the top-selling car brands in Japan during the first nine months of 2016 with the Prius again the favorite model. New vehicle registrations in Japan contracted by 3.4% during the first three quarters of 2016 to 3,776,386 vehicles. Toyota was the only top brand to have increased sales in 2016 … Read more

2016 (First Half) Japan: Best-Selling Car Brands and Models

Nissan IDS Concept

Car sales in Japan contracted by 5% during the first half of 2016. Toyota remained the top-selling manufacturer while the Prius was the top model. New motorized vehicle registrations in Japan during the first six months of 2016 in Japan declined by 4.8% to 2,547,345 vehicles. The Japanese market showed signs of recovery during the … Read more

2016 (Q1) Japan: Best-Selling Car Brands and Models

The Toyota C-HR (Coupé High Rider) at Geneva Auto Salon 2016

New vehicle registrations in Japan shrank by 6.9% during the first quarter of 2016. Toyota remained the top-selling car brand and the Prius the top model. Passenger car sales in Japan were even weaker and contracted by 7.5%. Lexus and BMW were the only top brands to have increased sales in Japan during the first … Read more

2015 (Full Year) Japan: 30 Best-Selling Car Models

Mazda 2 Geneva 2015

The Toyota Aqua was again Japan’s favorite car model in 2015 with the Prius and Honda Fit the other top three best-selling car models. The Aqua and fourth-placed Corolla were the only car models to have kept the same rank positions as a year ago. Most of the most-popular car models in Japan sold significantly … Read more

2015 (Full Year) Japan: Best-Selling Car Brands and Manufacturers

Toyota Geneva Auto Show

In 2015, Japan’s largest car manufacturers and brands were Toyota, Honda and Suzuki. The Japanese market shrank by 9% to just over 5 million vehicles. Japanese car manufacturers generally experienced sharp sales losses in Japan in 2015 but heavy and commercial vehicle sales were mostly stronger indicating some growth potential in the Japanese economy. Mercedes-Benz … Read more

2015 (Q3) Japan: Best-Selling Car Brands and Models

Mazda at the Geneva Auto Show 2015

Toyota and Honda remained Japan’s best-selling car brands during the first nine months of 2015. The Aqua was again the favorite car model. Year-to-date 2015, the Japanese new vehicle market shrunk by 9.5% with most of the largest car manufacturing selling fewer cars in 2015 than in 2014. Mercedes-Benz replaced Volkswagen as the strongest car … Read more

2015 (Q1) Japan: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers, Brands and Models

NIssan Sway at the Geneva Auto Show 2014

Toyota and Honda remained the top selling vehicle manufacturers and brands in Japan in the first quarter of 2015. The Aqua was Japan’s favorite car model. New vehicle registrations in Japan contracted by 14.4% during the first three months of 2015 with all major brands experiencing large declines in sales. Heavy truck manufacturers generally performed … Read more