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Imported Car Market Share in Japan, Most Imported Car in 2013

Japan Automobile Importers Association released the data of the imported car market share in Japan. According to the report, 278,864 cars were imported to Japan in 2013. Among them, Volkswagen had the highest market share (24.1%). Please see "What European/American Car is Popular in Japan?" also.

Here is the market share of imported cars in Japan, 2013.


Manufacturer Market share (%)
Volkswagen 24.1
Mercedes-benz 19.3
BMW (exclude MINI) 16.5
Audi 10.3
Volvo 6.1
Others 23.7

The source of the market share is Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun newspaper, the article on 2014 July 28th.


Table : Top 10 Selling Newly Registered Foreign-brand Passenger Cars in 2013

Model Unit
Volkswagen Golf 23,858
BMW 3 Series 18,739
BMW MINI 16,982
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 12,440
Volkswagen up! 12,322
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 12,238
Volkswagen Polo 11,698
Volkswagen The Beetle 10,004
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 9,423
Volvo 40 Series 9,246

Source is Japan Automobile Importers Association.

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