21 February 2019

Japan car giants post mainland sales growth, Kyodo says

Japanese car giants Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. saw their car sales in China rise significantly in September compared with the same period in 2012 despite a persistent Sino-Japanese territorial dispute, Kyodo news agency reported Tuesday, citing data from the carmakers. Nissan sold 117,100 vehicles during the month, up 83.4 percent while Honda cleared 73,990 units, more than double from a year earlier. Toyota sold 72,100 cars, up 63.5 percent. For the first nine months, Honda sales were up 5.8 percent from a year earlier and Nissan up 0.2 percent while Toyota sales fell 0.5 percent, the report said.

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