Honda Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. enjoyed increased domestic sales in February on a year-on-year basis, helped by continuing demand for new minivehicles.
However, Mazda Motor Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. all saw domestic sales drop, according to figures released Friday by the five automakers.
Honda’s domestic sales rose 6.4 percent to 56,159 units, as minivehicle sales jumped 30.2 percent, marking the fourth consecutive monthly increase in that category, Honda officials said.
Mitsubishi’s domestic sales increased 3.2 percent to 55,266 units, helped by a 30.5 percent increase in minivehicle sales, the firm said.
Mazda Motor Corp. sales dropped 8.5 percent to 25,959 units compared to the same month last year. Sales of its minivehicles increased 40 percent, but that was offset by dwindling sales of commercial vehicles.
Toyota suffered a 4.3 percent drop in domestic sales to 151,914 units, while Nissan’s domestic sales declined 16.8 percent to 73,995 units.