Japanese carmakers recorded strong sales growth in China last month compared to the levels a year ago, when sales were dented by a consumer boycott of Japanese brands amid the Diaoyu Islands row, Shanghai Daily reported Wednesday. Nissan, whose sales exposure to China is the biggest of the Japanese carmakers, saw its sales soar 128 percent from a year earlier to 114,700 units in China last month while Honda increased its deliveries by 211.6 percent to 75,150 units, the report said. Mazda sold 17,904 units, up 88 percent from a year earlier, while Toyota reported an 80 percent sales increase, it said. The companies are hoping the Guangzhou Motor Show, to be held from November 21-30, will drive sales further to help them meet their annual targets, the paper said.
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