Japan non-mini auto sales down 37 pct in March

TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) – Automobile sales in Japan,
excluding 660cc minivehicles, fell 37 percent in March from a
year earlier to 279,389 vehicles, the Japan Automobile
Dealers Association said on Friday.

Sales at top-ranked Toyota Motor Corp , excluding
the Lexus brand, fell 45.9 percent, while Nissan Motor Co
declined 37.7 percent and Honda Motor Co
retreated 28.3 percent.

(Reporting by James Topham; Editing by Edmund Klamann)

Japan non-mini auto sales down 37 pct in March