Tokyo, Japan – The new Honda Insight ranked as the entire industry’s best-selling car in Japan for April 2009. It is the first time that a hybrid model has topped new-car sales in Japan.
Honda reported sales of 10,481 units of the Insight in April. The model went on sale in Japan on February 6, 2009.
The Honda Fit was Japan’s best-selling new car for calendar year 2008, and was also the industry’s best-selling car for March 2009. This marked the Fit’s fourth consecutive month at the top, until it was moved to second place in April by the Insight. It is the first time Honda has occupied the industry’s top two best-selling car positions.