According to the sales ranking of new mini cars for February as announced by the Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association, the Honda N-BOX finished on top for the second straight month with 20,223 units, a 10.3% increase from the previous year.
This is the first time in 5 months that a mini car has sold over 20,000 units since the Daihatsu Tanto did it last September, and the first time in 11 months for the N-BOX since last March.
As was the case last month, the Nissan DAYZ finished in second place with 18,825 units (down 9.0%). Rounding out the top 3 was the Daihatsu Tanto, which moved up a spot with 17,955 units (down 22.5%).
Here is the top 10 sales ranking for new mini cars in February (comparison from the previous year, in brackets):
1st: N-BOX (Honda) 20,223 units (up 10.3%)
2nd: DAYZ (Nissan) 18,825 units (down 9.0%)
3rd: Tanto (Daihatsu) 17,955 units (down 22.5%)
4th: Move (Daihatsu) 14,459 units (down 9.9%)
5th: N-WGN (Honda) 11,950 units (down 37.9%)
6th: Wagon R (Suzuki) 11,776 units (down 30.7%)
7th: Alto (Suzuki) 10,386 units (up 17.9%)
8th: Mira (Daihatsu) 9,316 units (down 41.1%)
9th: Spacia (Suzuki) 8,486 units (down 28.3%)
10th: Hustler (Suzuki) 8,453 units (up 57.5%)
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)