Business Dec 1, 2015

Japanese auto sales fall 6.6% in November for 11th monthly decline

Auto sales in November fell 6.6 percent from a year earlier as a pick-up in passenger car sales was overshadowed by persistent weakness in minivehicles, data showed Tuesday. Marking the 11th straight monthly decline, vehicle sales reached 388,817 units, according to data from the Japan ...

Business / Economy Sep 1, 2014

Auto sales fall to lowest in three years on sales tax hike

Auto sales tumbled to a three-year low last month, the latest sign that consumer spending is slumping following the April 1 consumption tax increase. Vehicle deliveries fell 9.1 percent from a year earlier to 333,471, the lowest since August 2011, according to industry figures released ...

Business / Corporate Jun 5, 2014

Tanto returns to top sales in May

The Daihatsu Tanto remained Japan's best-selling car in May, taking the top slot for the second month in a row, industry bodies said Thursday. Year-on-year sales of most other models fell due to the 3-point consumption tax hike in April, but Tanto sales soared 88.4 ...

Tanto tops auto sales in April

Business May 8, 2014

Tanto tops auto sales in April

The Daihatsu Tanto was Japan's best-selling vehicle in April, the first time in a year that a minicar has topped the rankings, industry bodies said Thursday. Sales of the Tanto doubled from the previous April to hit 19,390 units, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association and ...