Honda Fit beats the Toyota Prius to top Japan’s auto sales model rankings

Article by Christian A., on February 8, 2011

Don’t say you didn’t see this coming! Due to the recalls that affected Toyota’s image and sales, the latest reports indicate that the Honda Fit subcompact has finally managed to beat Prius hybrid last month.

Honda Fit (also known as Jazz in some markets) managed to return to that spot in nearly two years, as the Toyota Prius a.k.a. world's top-selling gas-electric hybrid, was number one for 20 months straight, through December.

According to media reports, Honda Fit sales surged almost 14 percent in January from a year earlier to 14,873 vehicles and what is more interesting is that about half of the vehicle sold were hybrid models.

For those who don’t know, Honda introduced the hybrid version of the Jazz/Fit back in September, at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. This model is powered by the same 1.3 litre i-VTEC as the Insight hybrid and delivers similar CO2 emissions of 104 g/km.

“We think that a cleaner, more economical version of the Jazz will be a big hit with customers,” said John Kingston, Government Affairs and Environment Manager, Honda (UK). “The IMA hybrid technology is incredibly easy to use, owners don‘t need to worry about plugging anything in to charge. It‘s simply a case of filling up with petrol and driving on as normal.” [via BusinessWeek]

Topics: honda, toyota prius

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Aside from the officially confirmed BMW 8 Series, the next generation BMW M5 (F90) is getting a lot of attention from the fans, enthusiasts and even potential customers around the...
by - May 27, 2017
Automobili Lamborghini’s preparations for the production of its first ever sports utility vehicle, the new Lamborghini Urus, has reached new grounds as the Italian carmaker is disclosing plans to construct...
by - May 26, 2017
The upscale version of the GMC Yukon body-on-frame sport utility vehicle – the GMC Yukon Denali – has been refreshed for the 2018 model year. It now sports a new...
by - May 26, 2017
The largest gathering of Volkswagen and Audi cars in Europe is underway, and the German premium carmaker is displaying the third model of its G-Tron range at the 2017 Worthersee...
by - May 26, 2017
Have you been wondering how much you have to produce to acquire a 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift? Wonder no more, as Mercedes-Benz has already divulged the pricing – at least...
by - May 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries