Jul 4, 2014

Sales of imported vehicles jump in first half of 2014

Sales of imported vehicles rose 8 percent in the year to June compared with the same period in 2013, with 143,965 units sold. It was the fifth consecutive year in which sales of imported cars rose in the January-to-June period, the Japan Automobile Importers ...

Maserati, others taking on Toyota at home

May 12, 2014

Maserati, others taking on Toyota at home

by Ma Jie and Yuki Hagiwara

Maserati, Volkswagen and other foreign automakers are riding their best sales streak in years in Japan, as the economy improves and drivers like Taichi Matsukura try to stand out amid a sea of Toyotas. “When I opened the door, the colors and interior immediately ...

May 8, 2014

Volkswagen protects top spot as imports slide 24.4%

Sales here of new imported vehicles, including those built abroad by Japanese automakers, dropped 24.4 percent in April from a year earlier to 15,578 units, the Japan Automobile Importers Association said Thursday. Sales of foreign-brand cars fell 20.6 percent to 12,915 units and those ...

Apr 4, 2014

Sales of imported vehicles up 12.7%

Sales of new imported vehicles, including those built abroad by Japanese automakers, rose 12.7 percent from the year before to 362,052 units in fiscal 2013, an industry body said Friday. Sales of foreign-brand vehicles soared 22.9 percent to 302,018 units, the second-highest figure since ...

Weakening yen helps Toyota outsell GM for fifth quarter

Apr 25, 2013

Weakening yen helps Toyota outsell GM for fifth quarter

Toyota Motor Corp. outsold all automakers for the fifth straight quarter as the yen’s depreciation sharpens its edge over General Motors and Volkswagen. Worldwide sales for Toyota, including those of subsidiaries Hino Motors Ltd. and Daihatsu Motor Co., reached 2.43 million vehicles in the ...