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The Toyota Camry may lose its title as the best-selling car in the US next year and the Honda Civic has already managed to outsell the Toyota Corolla to become the top-selling compact in the US, but it looks like the domination woes have just hit Toyota on its own turf. Bloomberg reports that the all-new Honda Fit carries the distinction of being the best-selling car in Japan for October – the Fit's first full month on sale – outselling the popular Toyota Prius and Toyota Aqua (our Toyota Prius C).

Unlike the Camry's 16-year reign on US car sales, Japan's race seems a little tighter with the Fit most recently topping the sales charts in May 2011. Since then, though, the two Toyota hybrids have been the top two cars in for sale in Japan. The US won't get the next-gen Fit until the third quarter of 2014, but this new hatchback should be another solid option for buyers in the increasingly popular subcompact segment.


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      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      I dont see why Honda hasn't brought over the FIt hybrid here already. It was dominating the road in Japan last summer when i visited...
        rsxvue
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bK
        Because it'll eat into insight sales and clobber CR-Z sales.
          bK
          • 1 Year Ago
          @rsxvue
          Good point, but I say ditch the insight. It will be obsolete when they bring the fit hybrid over.
      Vergenbuurg
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is HUGE news for Honda, actually... even though they're the No.2 Japanese automaker for America, they've never been that big of a player in Japan.... Toyota dominating mainline cars, Suzuki dominating ultra-compacts, with Nissan bringing up third... not that I'm a Honda fan, but I'm happy for them.
        TheDoctor
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Vergenbuurg

        Honda is very popular in Japan, to say SUZUKI is more popular is ridiculous.

        JohnTaurus
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Vergenbuurg
        I love it, I've always preferred Honda to Toyota or Nissan. The only exception would be the excellent RWD cars from Infiniti vs. the FWD and (lately) hideous Acura lineup.
      marv.shocker
      • 1 Year Ago
      "...and the Honda Civic has already managed to outsell the Toyota Corolla to become the top-selling compact in the US..." No sh*t Sherlock. The 2013 Corolla was the older, outgoing model, while the Civic was all new. Let's see what happens next year now that the Corolla is all new as well.
        JohnTaurus
        • 1 Year Ago
        @marv.shocker
        Given the crappy job Toyota did with the new Corolla, it should be skirting the bottom of the sales charts.
      Joeviocoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Isn't this the problem with Monthly Sales figures?? It skews the whole context of the Honda FIT being a brand new car, with pend up demand. The Prius has been around for ages now. Both can be very good cars... but a single Month's sales... is no indication of future sales performance.
      pickles
      • 1 Year Ago
      I know when we're talking about small, effecient hybrids, it's not typically much of a beauty contest -but WOOF. That little Fit is a dog-butt-mess. Each style of the Prius is sure prettier than the new Fit.
      Buckus Comments
      • 1 Year Ago
      That Fit looks just awful.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      CoolWaters
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Fit has EXCELLENT Reliability rating from Consumer Reports. I just looked at FORD, what happened, they dropped like a rock under this new CEO.
      Black Dyanmite
      • 1 Year Ago
      Only a rookie noob would think King Camry is in any more danger of losing it's crown next year opposed to this year. If the King were to fall, it would've happened THIS year. All these new sedans had a fair shot at the top, and none of them made the cut! Camry will get plenty of engine upgrades, transmissions changes, and EPA ratings boosts next year, as it gets a facelift for 2015, so it looks, to anyone who knows this industry, that the King will sleep easy, as this year's title is a virtual lock. It's good to be The King! BD
        miketim1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Black Dyanmite
        Its about time the Camry sustained a drastic update... Would love to see it with new interior/exterior design and powertrain upgrades
      Carpinions
      • 1 Year Ago
      Perhaps Honda has finally found some mojo. This is the second major upset against Toyota this year.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      So much bad news for BD this year.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        [blocked]
      Justin Shaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      Id love to whip one of these around town
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