TOKYO – Japan’s import-vehicle market grew to a record 346,113 units in 2013, up 9.5% from 2012, according to the Japan Automobile Importers Assn. Volkswagen was again the best-selling brand at 67,282 units, a new high, followed by Mercedes-Benz (53,731), BMW (46,037), Nissan (35,683) and Audi (28,676). Foreign brands accounted for 81% of 2013 sales, while cars held steady at 96% of import-vehicle sales. American auto makers sold 13,037 units, with Jeep and Ford again the brand ...

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