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Toyota Motor Corp.’s Prius hybrid was the best-selling car in Japan in fiscal 2016, topping the sales list for the first time in five years, data released by industry groups showed Thursday.

For the year through March 31, the Prius sold 225,066 units, up 44.3 percent from a year earlier, outpacing Honda Motor Co.’s minicar N-Box, which sold 192,369 units, up 11.4 percent, according to the Japan Automobile Dealers Association and the Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association.

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