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Japan 2010 Imports: Golf, Polo and Mini shine

Imported cars are traditionally very discreet in Japan, only accounting for 5.8% of all passenger car sales at 187,436 units. Volkswagen is the only imported brand to feature in the general Top 10 (9th with 46,707 sales), and it places 2 models on top of the imports ranking: the Golf in #1 at 26,075 sales (0.8%) and the Polo in #2 at 14,507 (0.45%).

The BMW 3 Series is 3rd with 11,664 sales, the first of no less than 5 BMW’s in the Top 15, including the Mini at #4 (11,338), the 5 Series at #7 and the X1 at #12. The Mercedes E Class is 5th. Top 15 in pictures and in detail: click on ‘Read more’ below.

Japan imported models Top 15:

1. VW Golf (26,075 – 0.81%)

2. VW Polo (14,507 – 0.45%)

3. BMW 3 Series (11,664 – 0.36%)

4. Mini (11,338 – 0.35%)

5. Mercedes E Class (10,850 – 0.34%)

6. Mercedes C Class (9,206 – 0.29%)

7. BMW 5 Series (6,049 – 0.19%)

8. BMW 1 Series (5,856 – 0.18%)

9. Audi A4 (5,660 – 0.18%)

10. Audi A3 (4,506 – 0.14%)

11. Fiat 500 (4,280 – 0.13%)

12. BMW X1 (3,829 – 0.12%)

13. Mercedes B Class (3,665 – 0.11%)

14. Peugeot 207 (3,076 – 0.10%)

15. Volvo V50 (2,808 – 0.09%)

Pos Model 2010 %
1 VW Golf 26,075 0.81%
2 VW Polo 14,507 0.45%
3 BMW 3 Series 11,664 0.36%
4 Mini 11,338 0.35%
5 Mercedes E Class 10,850 0.34%
6 Mercedes C Class 9,206 0.29%
7 BMW 5 Series 6,049 0.19%
8 BMW 1 Series 5,856 0.18%
9 Audi A4 5,660 0.18%
10 Audi A3 4,506 0.14%
11 Fiat 500 4,280 0.13%
12 BMW X1 3,829 0.12%
13 Mercedes B Class 3,665 0.11%
14 Peugeot 207 3,076 0.10%
15 Volvo V50 2,808 0.09%

Note: all percentages are calculated on passenger car sales in Japan in 2010 (3,229,716 sales). This excludes Kei cars.

Source: es.autoblog.com

Pictures: http://www.carview.co.jp

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