The Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association announced the sales results of mini vehicles for the first half of 2015 (January to June). According to this report, the Honda N-BOX topped this list for the first time in two years with a 10.9% increase year on year to 106,985 units.
The runner-up was the Daihatsu Tanto with 87,602 units, despite a 25.4% decline from the previous year. It was a runaway victory for the N-BOX as it finished with a 19,383-unit gap on second-place Tanto. Rounding out the top 3 and nearly beating out the Tanto was the Nissan DAYZ, which recorded 87,404 units (down 11.5% yoy).
The top 10 sales ranking of mini cars for the first half of 2015 are as follows (difference from the previous year in brackets):
1st: N-BOXï¼ˆHondaï¼‰106,985 unitsï¼ˆup 10.9ï¼…ï¼‰
2nd: Tantoï¼ˆDaihatsuï¼‰87,602 unitsï¼ˆdown 25.4ï¼…ï¼‰
3rd: DAYZï¼ˆNissanï¼‰87,404 unitsï¼ˆdown 11.5ï¼…ï¼‰
4th: Moveï¼ˆDaihatsuï¼‰74,566 unitsï¼ˆdown 9.3ï¼…ï¼‰
5th: Altoï¼ˆSuzukiï¼‰60,687 unitsï¼ˆup 4.6ï¼…ï¼‰
6th: Wagon Rï¼ˆSuzukiï¼‰57,857 unitsï¼ˆdown 38.3ï¼…ï¼‰
7: N-WGNï¼ˆHondaï¼‰56,236 unitsï¼ˆdown 35.7ï¼…ï¼‰
8th: Hustlerï¼ˆSuzukiï¼‰55,047 unitsï¼ˆup 36.6ï¼…ï¼‰
9th: Miraï¼ˆDaihatsuï¼‰52,013 unitsï¼ˆdown 34.4ï¼…ï¼‰
10th: Spaciaï¼ˆSuzukiï¼‰45,169 unitsï¼ˆdown 32.3ï¼…ï¼‰
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)