Japanese Vehicle Sales Surge In March

March saw a huge jump in vehicles that were sold and registered in Japan, according to statistics released Tuesday by a national industry association.

Data from the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) for March 2007 showed that a total of 767,366 cars, trucks and buses were sold and registered. This is a substantial jump from February’s total of 505,116.

Toyota again topped the list, selling and registering more than 189,000 passenger cars and more than 21,000 trucks. Nissan was a distant second with 97,167 cars and 13,989 trucks. Mazda was third with a total of 29,326 cars and 5,073 trucks sold and registered.

A grand total of 639,461 cars and 124,755 trucks were sold and registered for all Japanese automakers collectively.

JAMA refers to new registration and sales based on license plate registration, rather than chassis-based. Japanese-brand motor vehicle products that are manufactured overseas and imported for the domestic Japanese market are included in the manufacturing data.

To see all manufacturers’ data, please click here.

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