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Japan’s domestic auto output rises 6% on year in August

Japan’s domestic auto output rises 6% on year in August

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The combined domestic production of eight major Japanese automakers in August rose 6.0 percent from a year earlier to 658,876 vehicles, as six companies increasing their output to meet robust sales in new models, data showed Thursday. Daihatsu Motor Co. saw solid sales in new models of mini cars, boosting its domestic production to 63,460 units, the highest for the month and up 22.1 percent from a year before. Nissan Motor Co., the country’s second-largest carmaker by volume, also said its domestic output jumped 26.6 percent to 79,300 vehicles after starting the production of sport utility vehicles for North America. Good consumer response to the Delica D:5 minivan improved Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s domestic output, which surged 27.5 percent to 40,114 vehicles. However, Toyota
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