Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Japan November 2017 (Updated)



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Prius PHV: Japan 2017 Best Seller. by a 1.000 miles, but...
What about in 2018?

Prius PHV surge pulls the market to record levels

If the first half of 2017 saw this market recovering, thanks to the introduction of the new Toyota Prius PHV, ruling without competition for the most part of the year, the October introduction of the new Nissan Leaf cemented the recovery, stealing the last two Monthly Best Selling trophies from Toyota, coinciding with a plateauing of sales from the PHEV hatchback. 

Is there a correlation between both events?

Thanks to these two new models and the help of BMW, the PEV share is now finally north of 1%, at 1,02%, being the first time the Japanese market surpasses the all-important 1% barrier (In 2013 it reached 0.92%, '14 had 0.98%).


If the 2017 Best Seller trophy is certain to go to Toyota and its Prius PHV, thanks to 25.000 units, obliterating all previous records, providing the brand's second award (The first was in 2012), for the 2018 edition, the Toyota nameplate wil have a much harder task at hand, as the Nissan Leaf is said to have a 30-45k sales target for Japan alone.  


Pl
Japan
Nov.
  2017
     %
Pl '16
1
2
Toyota Prius PHV
Nissan Leaf *
1.670
1.912
25.060
14.619
51
30
N/A
1
3
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
389
4.431
9
2
4
BMW 225xe A.Tourer e)
135
1.420
3
N/A
5
BMW 330e  e)
90
899
2
N/A
6
BMW i3  e)
54
704
1
N/A

Others
192
2.070
1


TOTAL
4.442
49.203
100


e) Estimate

* - Includes Leaf I & II

4 comments:

  1. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQWNrS4X0AYoojF.jpg
    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 389
    import EV (Tesla S+X, BMW i3) 69
    import PHEV (models unknown) 347

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate it and will make an update on the article soon.

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    2. The Novemeber sales figure for Mitsu Outlander PHEV is 235.
      This is the official number from Mitsubishi Motors.
      http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/jp/newsrelease/2017/detail5159.html

      Also;
      Minicab MIEV: 18(Nov.), 297(YTD)
      Minicab MIEV truck: 0(Nov.), 13(YTD)

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  2. Vietnamese are waiting for this car, but high price

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