BEIJING— Sales of Japanese brands’ locally produced A-class cars in China reached 90,157 units in April, down 6.1 percent on a yearly basis, 3.4 percentage points less than that in March.
Their market share was down by 5.3 percentage points to 16.8 percent.
Nissan stood out among these Japanese brands in the segment by the sales of 42,780 units, up 12.8 percent. Toyota and Honda took the second and third positions with the sales of 24,765 and 14,538 units, down 14.5 and 4.9 percent, respectively.
In the first four months, Japanese brand sales in the segment came up to 348,049 units, down 9.1 percent, and their market share was down by 6.3 percentage points to 15.6 percent compared to the same period of last year.
Nissan’s A-class car sales during the period were 172,211 units with an increase of 6.4 percent. Toyota sales were 88,168 units, down 11.3 percent and Honda 52,047 units, down 20.1 percent.