Mitsubishi eK Wagon

Japan kei car sales by brand shows Mitsubishi and Nissan down over 70% in June

According to June domestic kei car sales figures released by the Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association, Mitsubishi and Nissan both saw significant year-over-year losses for two straight months.

Nissan, which stopped production on a number of models including the Dayz following the fuel economy fraud scandal on April 20, saw a decrease of 77.4% at 3,728 units sold. Mitsubishi, which likewise stopped sales of models like the eK Wagon, saw a drop of 75.7% at 1,297 units.

Suzuki, which has also recently been found carrying out fuel economy tests that do not conform to Japan’s standards, also saw a drop of 9.3% at 43,290. Overall, kei cars saw a decrease of 18.4%.

1. Daihatsu – 49,348 (-11.0%)
2. Suzuki – 43,290 (-9.3%)
3. Honda – 27,176 (-7.8%)
4. Nissan – 3,728 (-77.4%)
5. Mazda – 3,079 (-5.2%)
6. Subaru – 2,659 (-21.9%)
7. Toyota – 2,556 (+22.0%)
8. Mitsubishi – 1,297 (-75.7%)

(Translated by Greg Scott)