Prius fights Insight for the best-seller unit in Japan

Posted on Saturday, 6 June 2009 , 12:06:59 byEmil

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Prius fights Insight for the best-seller unit in Japan

Honda Insight... the best-selling car in Japan, but the position lasted just 1 month, as Toyota's Prius (redesigned model) captured the hearts, wallets of many Japanese clients last month. Prius, on the 1st sale month (domestic market), sold an amazing 10,915 cars in the previous month.

That favorably compares to the 10,481 units of Honda Insight sold back in April. Honda takes still the title of owning the 1st hybrid topping the monthly Japan sales charts.

The Insight car slid to 3rd place – it's topped by the non-hybrid Fit Honda. The tax breaks from the government in Japan for hybrid models are quite successful as incentive in all the showrooms.