Industry-wide new vehicle sales in Japan, including 660cc mini-vehicles, rose 18.3% year on year last month to 436,535 vehicles, industry data showed on Tuesday.

Excluding  mini-vehicles, sales rose 36% to 293,410 vehicles, Reuters reported, citing data compiled by the Japan Automobile Dealers Association  (JADA).

Toyota Motor sales, excluding Lexus, rose 38.7%, while Nissan Motor volume was up 32.8% and Honda Motor up 72.9%.

November marked the fourth successive month of year-on-year rise, the report noted.

Year to date, total industry volume was down 11.3% to 4,236,648 units. Excluding mini-vehicles, volume was off 11.8% to 2,670,611.

Mini-vehicle sales alone fell 10.4% to 1,566,037, according to the Japan Mini Vehicle Association.

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