Honda N-Box Falls from Top Seller Spot in Japan

Economy

Tokyo, Dec. 5 (Jiji Press)--Daihatsu Motor Co.'s Tanto minivehicle topped the new vehicle sales rankings in Japan in November, grabbing the leading position from Honda Motor Co.'s <7267> N-Box minivehicle, industry data showed Thursday.

The N-Box was unseated for the first time in 27 months.

Sales of the Tanto surged 90.0 pct year on year to 21,096 units.

The Tanto, fully revamped in July this year, won support mainly from households with children for its functionality and affordable prices.

"The reputation for its great performance and prices has spread gradually by word of mouth," a Daihatsu official said.

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