• Kyodo


Sales of imported new vehicles in Japan, including those built abroad by Japanese automakers, grew 14.8 percent in April to 17,881 units, an industry body said Monday.

Sales of foreign-brand cars surged 17.4 percent to 15,167 units while those of Japanese-brand vehicles grew 1.9 percent to 2,714 units compared with a year earlier, according to the Japan Automobile Importers Association.

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