Honda N-Box was Japan's best-selling car in 2022

Honda Motor's N-Box has claimed top honors as Japan's best-selling new passenger vehicle in 2022. A mini car led the rankings for the first time in two years.

Auto industry groups say 202,197 N-Boxes were sold last year.

Toyota's Yaris placed second, with sales of 168,557 units, followed by its Corolla stablemate with 131,548.
Fourth place went to the Nissan Note, followed by another Toyota, the Roomy.

Sales of electric vehicles exceeded 1 percent of all new passenger car sales for the first time.

Nissan's Sakura and Mitsubishi's eK X EVs, which share the same platform, racked up unit sales of 21,887 and 4,175 respectively.

Sales of the Nissan Leaf jumped 17 percent from the previous year to 12,732.