|Honda Fit Ranked Best-selling Vehicle in 2002 in Japan|
|Tokyo, January 9, 2003 --- Honda Motor Co., Ltd., today announced that its small car model, the Fit, achieved cumulative unit sales of 250,790 units in Japan in 2002, according to statistics from the Japan Automobile Dealers' Association. Thus, Fit became the top-selling vehicle in Japan, the first time that a Honda model has reached the No.1 spot in yearly cumulative sales.
Since its launch in June 2001, the Fit has proved popular with a wide-range of customers for its trend-setting styling, good fuel economy and excellent user- friendly features. Its cumulative sales now total 355,088 units in about a year and a half since its launch.
The Fit was first exported to Europe in November 2001, and is currently sold to high acclaim in about 60 countries worldwide, as of the end of December 2002. Including exports, cumulative production of the Fit, which is manufactured at the Suzuka Factory, has exceeded 400,000 units.
History of the Fit