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Default Prius battling the Honda Fit for top sales spot in Japan

In Japan the Toyota Prius & Honda Fit are some of the best selling cars so far. With gas prices being high and slowly going up it's the right time to buy a Prius or Fit.

After reading what I quoted below, how do you think future Prius sales will do against the Fit in Japan?

Within a month, Honda Fit sales doubled Prius sales. Maybe the Japanese see the Fit as the better car.


Prius back on top in Japan as sales continue to climb

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But the tides have turned once again in Japan, where the market is still recovering from the magnitude 9.0 earthquake rocked the Asian country in March. Once again, the Prius is back on top in Japan, where 19,429 examples of the five-door hybrid lineup found buyers compared to 16,321 Honda Fits.

The Prius was buoyed by the introduction of a new, larger Prius Alpha (pictured), which is available in Japan with both five and seven seat configurations. Toyota has received more than 52,000 orders for the Prius Alpha in Japan, which is just now entering full-scale production. The Japanese automaker delivered just shy of 3,000 Prius Alphas last month in its home market.

Sales of all cars tanked in April, when rolling blackouts were still common as Japan tried to regroup after the earthquake and tsunami. Just 4,876 Prius models were sold during the month, although Honda dealers managed to find new homes for 8,500 Fits.

Last month, the Fit was still on top and the Prius had sunk to third place when its subcompact Toyota Vitz (sold here as the Yaris) sibling snuck its way into second place.But the tides have turned once again in Japan, where the market is still recovering from the magnitude 9.0 earthquake rocked the Asian country in March. Once again, the Prius is back on top in Japan, where 19,429 examples of the five-door hybrid lineup found buyers compared to 16,321 Honda Fits.

The Prius was buoyed by the introduction of a new, larger Prius Alpha (pictured), which is available in Japan with both five and seven seat configurations. Toyota has received more than 52,000 orders for the Prius Alpha in Japan, which is just now entering full-scale production. The Japanese automaker delivered just shy of 3,000 Prius Alphas last month in its home market.

Sales of all cars tanked in April, when rolling blackouts were still common as Japan tried to regroup after the earthquake and tsunami. Just 4,876 Prius models were sold during the month, although Honda dealers managed to find new homes for 8,500 Fits.

Last month, the Fit was still on top and the Prius had sunk to third place when its subcompact Toyota Vitz (sold here as the Yaris) sibling snuck its way into second place.
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Prius in general (not speaking any specific prius model) will do amazingly well from how I see it... why? because Toyota is expanding the Prius line-up and i believe they are making market specific Prius's.

Honda only has 1 Fit, where Toyota will have 3-5 different Prius variations

it's all a numbers game
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