Japan's vehicle market review: still depressed overall, but some sectors seeing growth
Japan's vehicle market saw another year of barely perceptible growth in 2003, with overall volumes rising by 0.6% - in line with the country's fundamentally lacklustre economic environment. But some sectors of the market saw substantial growth. Freight trucks looked lively, driven by tighter emissions rules. Improving business sentiment and some important new models boosted demand for executive and luxury cars. Tony Pugliese reports.
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