JMD stands for the Japanese domestic market. This term is used on cars that are built-in the Japanese domestic market and intended to be sold there too. JMD cars are very popular in the automobile market and known for their best cars. Many buyers and consumers consider it as a prime choice.
JADA which is an abbreviation of japan automobile dealers association, says that new vehicle registration in japan during the first nine months of this year contracted by 18.1% to 3400266 vehicles which include commercial cars, Kei cars, passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and buses. This figure is less than the sales in 2019 in the same period. The difference is about 750000. The reason behind this is the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This lockdown caused the production to almost stopped at the start of this year.
In all these circumstances Toyota remained the best-selling car brand in Japan. The second place is got by Suzuki and the third is followed by Honda. If we make a table of these automobile brands, the list appears as follows:
Brand Q1-Q3 sales 2020 Q1-Q3 sales 2019 %change
Toyota 1057708 1215999 -13.0
Suzuki 468689 599871 -21.9
Daihatsu 428802 521510 -17.8
Nissan 356960 467263 -23.6
Mazda 137327 163070 -15.8
Subaru 77485 107615 -28.0
Mitsubishi 54021 87585 -38.3
Isuzu 52103 67779 -23.1
Hino 45939 56475 -18.7
In Japan, 6 out of the 10 best selling cars were Toyota in the category of passenger cars. The 4th gen car Yaris hatchback became on the top of the list of best-selling cars in Japan due to its awesome features. The chart showed that the Yaris hatchback is leading the chart with 79,400 units which are followed by the new Raize crossover with 61,035 units. The corolla came at third in place with 55,854 units sold. Honda and Nissan remained as rest of the four contenders in the top 10 list. And were two each for Honda and Nissan. Honda's Fit and Fareed got 4th and 7th place respectively. Note and Serena of Nissan secure the 9th and 10th position in the list.
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The list is as follows:
Brand model Q2-Q32020 Q2-Q3 2019 %Change
Toyota Yaris/Vitz 79,400 43,712 81.6
Toyota Raise 61,035 _ new
Toyota Corolla 55,854 48,572 15.0
Honda Fit 50,521 43,287 16.7
Toyota Alphard 44,311 33,489 32.3
Toyota Rumi 34,276 49,206 -30.3
Honda Freed 32,393 43,468 -25.5
Toyota Harrier 31,533 19,353 62.9
Nissan Note 31,085 59,474 -47.7
Nissan Serena 30,137 45,928 -34.5
It is for the first time that Toyota has decided to use the Yaris nameplate and it is for the Japanese domestic market. It dropped out the Vitz nameplate which was very popular and considered successful. The success was since the car made its first debut in the late 90s. however, now sales of Vitz got plunged at the 9th position. This place in the list is in terms of sales and the list was made before the launch of the latest generation model.
In this article, the sales of units of different models are discussed. From the list, it is clear that Toyota made its position on the top of the list. It means people are more attracted to this brand as Toyota provid3s reliable cars. Sale of all brands become low this year due to the lockdown.
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