Insight Becomes First Hybrid Vehicle to Rank as Best-Selling
Vehicle* in Japan
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that
Insight ranked as the industry's best-selling car among new
vehicle registrations* in Japan for the month of April 2009,
with sales of 10,481 units (source: Japan Automobile Dealers
It is the first time in history for a
hybrid model to be the industry's best selling vehicle in Japan
for any monthly sales period.
Fit was the industry’s best-selling car
among new vehicle registrations in Japan for calendar year 2008
and the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. Fit was also the
industry’s best-selling car for the month of March 2009, for the
fourth consecutive month since December 2008, until it was
displaced by Insight to become the industry’s second
best-selling car in April 2009,with sales of 9,443 units.
It is the first time Honda has occupied
the industry’s top two best-selling car positions.