Japan Imported Foreign-Brand Auto Sales Up 1.7 Pct in Oct.

Economy

Tokyo, Nov. 6 (Jiji Press)--Sales of imported foreign-brand vehicles in Japan in October rose 1.7 pct from a year before to 21,262 units, up for the first time in two months, industry data showed Tuesday.

The growth was led by the popularity of new SUV models and clean diesel vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz was the best-selling imported foreign brand in the month, with 4,637 units, up 1.7 pct, aided by strong demand for the revamped C-Class model, according the data from the Japan Automobile Importers Association.

BMW ranked second, with its sales rising 3.1 pct to 3,803 units.

Volkswagen came third. Its sales grew 8.1 pct to 3,726 units thanks to brisk demand for the Polo subcompact.

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