2019- Bestselling cars in Japan

2019- Bestselling cars in Japan 1

Used JDM cars are considered a popular choice by many car buyers in our market. JDM stands for Japanese Domestic Market and the term JDM is applied to cars that were built and intended to be sold in Japanese domestic market.

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According to the data by JADA (Japan Automobile Dealers Association), the best-selling car in Japan in year 2019 was the Toyota Prius while last year’s bestselling model the Nissan Note, slipped to second position. Toyota Sienta secured the third place while the Toyota Corolla surged to fourth. In total, 7 of the 10 most-popular car models in Japan in 2019 were made by Toyota.

2019- Bestselling cars in Japan 2

RankBrandModelSales in 2019
1ToyotaPrius125,587
2NissanNote118,472
3ToyotaSienta110,880
4ToyotaCorolla104,406
5ToyotaAqua103,803
6NissanSerena92,956
7ToyotaRoomy91,650
8ToyotaVoxy88,012
9HondaFreed85,596
10ToyotaVitz81,554

Mini cars (kei-jidousya) or simply kei cars in Japan are vehicles defined by amongst others being shorter than 3.4 m with a maximum height of 2 m and a maximum width of 1.48 m. The engine capacity is restricted to 660cc measured by the Japanese standards.

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Once again the Honda N-Box remained the bestselling kei car in Japan having sold twice as many cars as the Prius. Daihatsu Tanto improved from 4th position to second place whereas Suzuki Spacia slipped from second to 3rd position.

2019- Bestselling cars in Japan 3

RankBrandModelSales 2019
1HondaN-BOX253,500
2DaihatsuTanto175,292
3SuzukiSpacia166,389
4NissanDays157,439
5ToyotaPrius125,587
6DaihatsuMove122,835
7NissanNote118,472
8ToyotaSienta110,880
9ToyotaCorolla104,406
10ToyotaAqua103,803

Toyota continued to dominate the Japanese new vehicle market in 2019. With 18 out of top 30 bestselling models being Toyota. Although Toyota is a minor player in the kei car market – the company’s presence is well represented by Daihatsu which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota.

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