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Honda Insight first-ever hybrid to become Japan's #1 selling auto

by Chris Paukert (RSS feed) on May 11th, 2009 at 11:27AM

- In a historic move that's sure to irk their archrivals in Toyota City, Honda's new Insight has become the first-ever hybrid vehicle to top the sales charts in Japan. By shifting some 10,481 units last month, the teardrop-shaped model became Nippon's best-selling car in April, a feat no gas-electric car has managed previously. That's according to the Japan Automobile Dealer's Association, which tracks vehicle sales (in the interest of full disclosure, the group's findings exclude 660cc "kei" cars). Those 10,481 units vaulted the Insight from its slot as Japan's 21st best-selling model... Read More

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