TOKYO: Honda Motor Co.'s N-Box minivehicle was the top-selling vehicle model in Japan for the sixth straight month in May, industry data showed on Thursday.
The sales volume of the N-Box plunged 47.6 percent from a year before to 11,655 units. But it remained in the top spot as the novel coronavirus fallout also hurt sales of other popular models.
Fully remodeled vehicles were high up on the list, with Toyota Motor Corp.'s Yaris mainstay subcompact car ranked second.
Third on the list was Toyota's Raize compact SUV, rolled out last November.
Honda's flagship Fit compact, which was fully remodeled in February, came fourth, with sales growing 10.8 percent to 7,235 units.
Most minivehicle models logged sales drops. Daihatsu Motor Co's Mira saw its sales tumble 43.4 percent to come seventh, while sales of Suzuki Motor Corp.'s Spacia slumped 67.2 percent to place eighth.
The sales rankings were based on data compiled by the Japan Automobile Dealers Association and the Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association.