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Friday, 6th November 2009
In Business In Japan,

Prius is Japan's top selling car

The Toyota Prius is once again the best selling car in Japan, new figures have revealed, making October the sixth month in a row that the hybrid vehicle has dominated the market in the country.

According to new figures from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association, October sales of the car were four times higher than in the same month in 2008.

Second on the popularity list was the Honda Fit, which has been behind the Prius for four months in a row.

As well as the Prius, more Honda Fits were sold last month than in October last year, with the model seeing a rise in sales of 26.7 per cent.

Toyota appeared again in the third place spot with its Vitz car, which sold 12,416 during October.

In a bid to save costs due to the ongoing impact of the economic downturn and recession in Japan, both Honda and Toyota have pulled out of Formula One racing as of next season.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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