Honda N-Box Top-Selling Vehicle for 2 Years in Row

Economy

Tokyo, April 4 (Jiji Press)--Honda Motor Co.'s <7267> N-Box minivehicle topped Japan's new vehicle sales rankings for the second consecutive year in 2018, taking a huge lead over its runner-up, industry data showed Thursday.

Sales of the N-Box totaled 239,706 units.

Seven of the top 10 models were minivehicles, with engine displacement of up to 660 cc, the same seven that made the top 10 list the previous year, according to the Japan Automobile Dealers Association and the Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association.

Demand continued to be brisk for minivehicles partly because an increasing number of such vehicles are equipped with advanced driving support systems.

Ranked second was Suzuki Motor Corp.'s <7269> Spacia, with sales of 158,397 units, followed by Daihatsu Motor Co.'s Tanto, with sales of 142,550 units.

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