Toyota takes top 6 spots in Japan's H1 2021 sales, Honda only 9th
Sanjay · Jul 9, 2021 12:42 PM
Toyota's vice grip on the Japanese car market remains as tight as ever, as latest data released by the Japan Automobile Dealers' Association (JADA) shows the manufacturer occupying the top 6 sales figures from January to June 2021.
Toyota's top 6 best-selling cars in the first half of the year (1H 2021) totals 403,482 units, commanding a 36.6% market share of the 1.1 million cars sold (JADA's top 50 list) in the same timeframe.
Breaking up what could have been Toyota's top 10 streak is Nissan and Honda, with their Note and Freed sitting on the 7th and 9th rungs respectively.
Top 10 car sales in Japan, 1H 2021
Toyota Yaris (incl. Yaris Cross, GR Yaris)
Domestic sales back to pre-pandemic levels
Adding up the rest of the Toyota models completing JADA's top 50 list, Toyota sold 662,470 cars within the 6 months. This is better than pre-pandemic levels, surpassing 656,256 units sold in H1 2019.
That's an indicator that Japan's car sales market is recovering too, as the 1.1 million cars sold in the first half of this year is just behind the 1.2 million cars sold in January to June 2019.
Closer to home, both Toyota and Honda have new models lined up for Malaysia. These include the Toyota Camry facelift, all-new Toyota GR86, Honda City Hatchback and Honda Odyssey facelift. Of course, when exactly they make their local debuts is heavily contingent on improvement of the Covid-19 situation here.
With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.