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 Date: April 04, 2008 05:12
 Submitted by:  danielgr
 Source: Honda JP PR
 Credibility Rating: N/A


By selling 148.253 units during the 2007 Japanese fiscal year (07/04 – 08/03), the compact Fit, has become the bestselling registration car (that doesn’t include mini-vehicles) in Japan for that period. That’s the second time the Fit achieves that performance since its introduction in 2001; the previous one being during fiscal year 2002.

The second generation Fit, introduced in October 2007 with an excellent package, high fuel economy, and advance styling, has been very popular among an extensive range of customers, becoming the bestselling registration car in Japan in the past 5 months (07/11 – 08/03).

Fit sales evolution since its introduction in 01/06
01/12 – Sales reach 100.000
02/06 – Sales reach 200.000
02/10 – Sales reach 300.000
02/12 – Fit becomes bestselling car in Japan for calendar year 2002.
03/03 – Fit sets monthly sales record with 32.429 units.
03/09 – Sales reach 500.000
07/06 – Global sales reach 2 million
07/10 – Full model change (FMC)
07/11 – Sales reach 1 million
08/03 – Fit becomes bestselling car in Japan for the fiscal year 2007.

Evolution of Fit sales and Japanese sales ranking position.

Fiscal Year

Sales

Rank

2001

159,149

2nd

2002

261,420

1st

2003

158,285

3rd

2004

147,435

2nd

2005

116,980

3rd

2006

96,598

3rd

2007

148,253

1st

Total

1,088,120

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Editorial notes
- All the information regarding this article concerns Japanese Domestic Market unless stated otherwise.
- Japanese fiscal years start in April.
- This news release has been translated by myself from Japanese into English. Being Spanish, my apologies in advance if something got lost in between.

Last edited by JeffX on April 04, 2008 07:45

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