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Japan 2004: Toyota Corolla, Honda Fit and Nissan Cube on podium

Toyota Corolla

Thanks to a light facelift, the Toyota Corolla stays on top for the 2nd year in a row, however its sales are down for the 3rd consecutive year at -13% with 173,301 units. It held the top spot 8 times, vs. 3 for the Honda Fit, #2 at 149,503 sales (-18%), followed by the Nissan Cube, up one spot and stable at 139,623 units.

Nissan Cube

The Toyota Wish drops one spot and 20% in 4th, the Toyota Crown is up 12 spots and 108% at #5 and the Honda Odyssey, #1 in January, is up 13 spots and 116% at #7. A lot of new models appear in the ranking this year: right from its launch in June, the Toyota Passo is a regular fixture in the Top10, whereas the Nissan Tiida, launched in September, is on the podium for the last 3 months of the year, peaking at 11,237 sales in October.

Full Top 30 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below the Nissan Tiida pic.

Nissan Tiida

Japan Full Year 2004:

Pos Model 2004 04/03 2003 Pos
1 Toyota Corolla 173,301 -13% 198,904 1
2 Honda Fit 149,503 -18% 182,285 2
3 Nissan Cube 139,623 0% 139,570 4
4 Toyota Wish 126,531 -20% 158,658 3
5 Toyota Crown 116,614 108% 56,089 17
6 Nissan March 102,792 -17% 123,709 5
7 Honda Odyssey 97,849 116% 45,374 20
8 Toyota Ist 87,923 -15% 103,946 6
9 Toyota Alphard 85,953 3% 83,529 9
10 Toyota Noah 77,146 -11% 86,922 8
11 Mazda Demio 75,762 -14% 88,170 7
12 Toyota Passo 68,984 new 0  –
13 Toyota Sienta 67,551 154% 26,605  –
14 Subaru Legacy 64,785 -1% 65,567 12
15 Toyota Voxy 62,371 11% 56,343 16
16 Toyota Vitz 60,788 -15% 71,117 11
17 Toyota Prius 59,761 251% 17,040  –
18 Honda Mobilio 56,034 -9% 61,334 15
19 Toyota Estima 55,729 -26% 74,940 10
20 Honda StepWGN 46,700 -26% 63,182 13
21 Toyota bB 42,749 5% 40,820 26
22 Nissan Serena 40,760 -14% 47,400 18
23 Nissan Wingroad 39,735 -13% 45,708 19
24 Toyota Allion 38,326 -13% 43,878 23
25 Toyota Raum 37,839 -2% 38,577 27
26 Toyota Premio 35,766 -19% 43,987 22
27 Toyota Porte 34,867 new 0  –
28 Suzuki Swift 34,578 11% 31,067  –
29 Mitsubishi Colt 33,595 -46% 62,453 14
30 Nissan Sunny 33,470 -25% 44,416 21

Source: JADA

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