The Toyota Prius hybrid was the best selling car in Japan for the 14th straight month with 33,398 units leaving the showrooms.

The Aqua [Prius c] hybrid in second place made it a hybrid double for Toyota with 26,274 sales, followed by the Honda Fit [Jazz] in third place with 24,153 units.

Fourth to eighth places were taken by minivehicles as consumers continued to favour low priced vehicles with high fuel economy.

The rankings are based on data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association and the Japan Mini Vehicles Association.