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Monday, August 10, 2009

Prius Sales Surge in Japan: 392% More than a Year Ago in July

Unlike the literal implosion of the US auto markets, according to the Japan Automotive Dealers Association, Toyota’s Prius was the top-seller in Japan in July, with 27,712 units sold—almost quadruple the 7,058 units sold in July 2008.

This marks the third month in a row that Prius was the top-selling car in Japan. According to media reports, for the first seven months of the year, Prius sales in Japan total 79,122 units. The Honda Fit is still the volume leader from January-July, with 82,592 units total. The Fit came in a distant second to the Prius in July, with 17,003 units sold, followed by the Toyota Vitz (12,366 units) and the Honda Insight (10,210 units).
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