May 11, 2009

Honda Insight Ranks Best Selling Car In Japan

On Monday, Honda Motor Co. said that its new Insight model is now the first hybrid to be crowned Japan's best-selling car last month.

The Insight went on sale in early February in Japan, and it was Honda's first real attempt to challenge Toyota Motor Corp., which dominates the gasoline-electric hybrid market.

The Japan Automobile Dealers Association showed the Insight selling 10,481 units in April, bring it to number one from 21st place in March.

The second place vehicle was the Honda Fit, which has a main draw of being affordable at $19,190.

The Toyota Vitz ranked in third.  The top 10 list was comprised of Toyota and Honda models.

Honda was the only domestic brand that saw its sales rise in April from the year before.


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