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 Jun 4, 2015

Toyota Aqua leads car sales for second consecutive month

Toyota Motor Corp.'s Aqua hybrid was the best-selling car in the nation in May, holding the top spot for the second month in a row, industry bodies said Thursday. The Aqua logged an 18.9 percent jump in sales from the previous year to 14,428 vehicles, ...

Daihatsu's tiny Tanto was nation's most popular vehicle in 2014

Business Jan 8, 2015

Daihatsu's tiny Tanto was nation's most popular vehicle in 2014

As consumers increasingly looked for lower costs in maintaining vehicles following last April's consumption tax hike, Daihatsu Motor Co.'s Tanto minicar became Japan's best-selling vehicle last year, industry bodies' data showed Thursday. The Tanto, first introduced in 2003 and featuring a high body, marked sales ...