A darling with Malaysian recond dealers, Honda N-Box is Japan's best-selling car of 2022

CY Foong · Jan 19, 2023 04:05 PM

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For the eighth year in a row, the Honda N-Box is Japan’s best-selling kei car and also the country’s most popular car in 2022. A total of 202,197 units of the little box on wheels were sold in the Land of the Rising Sun according to sales data.

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Meanwhile, the second best-selling car overall in Japan in 2022 was the TNGA Toyota Yaris which saw a total of 168,557 units sold. This figure includes both the regular Yaris hatchback and the Yaris Cross SUV.

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A darling with Malaysian recond dealers, Honda N-Box is Japan's best-selling car of 2022 01

Japan's top 10 best-selling non-kei cars of 2022
Model Units
Toyota Yaris 168,557
Toyota Corolla 131,548
Nissan Note 110,113
Toyota Roomy 109,236
Toyota Raize 83,620
Honda Freed 79,525
Toyota Aqua 72,084
Toyota Sienta 68,922
Honda Fit 60,271
Toyota Alphard 60,225

In Japan, both regular cars and kei cars sales data are separate. 7 out of the top ten most popular regular cars in the country is a Toyota which are the Yaris (No.1), Corolla (No.2), Roomy (No. 4), Raize (No. 5), Aqua (No.7), Sienta (No. 8), and Alphard (No.10). Like the Yaris, sales figures for the Corolla include the sedan, hatchback, wagon, and Corolla Cross.

Also read: 8 out of 10 of Japan's best-selling cars for 2021 is a Toyota, Nissan Note outsells Honda Jazz

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Of the non-Toyota models, the Nissan Note is the third best-selling car in Japan in 2022 with 110,113 units while the other two models bore a Honda badge – Freed at number 6 and Fit (Jazz) at 9th place.

Also read: Old JDMs out of reach? You can still be cool with the new Honda Jazz, yours from RM 127k

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In the kei car segment, the N-Box was dominating sales with its sales nearly doubling that of the second best-selling kei car, the Daihatsu Tanto which sold 107,810 units.

Also read: The Daihatsu Tanto is simply an ingenious Kei car for OKU

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Third place in the best-selling kei car of 2022 is the Suzuki Spacia with 100,206 units sold. All three kei cars share another commonality besides their size and category – they feature sliding doors which are a must given the country’s high ageing population.

Also read: Poor door choices are what killed off the Toyota Wish and Honda Stream

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The Honda N-Box is quickly becoming a trendy little city car among Malaysians and given the immense popularity of them in Japan, there are bound to be ample units available on sale in recond dealers across the country.

Also read: Honda is very popular among Malaysians, so why isn't anyone buying its recond models?

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CY Foong

Writer

Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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