TOKYO – Demand in Japan for 4-wheel-drive vehicles rose 3% in 2005 to 1.15 million units. Representing one-fifth of new-vehicle sales, the year’s total reversed three consecutive years of decline, though it still was one of the lowest since the early 1990s. Increases were seen in both standard and minivehicle segments. For standard cars and trucks (everything above 0.66L but excluding medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses), 4WD sales grew 3% to 634,841 units. In the 0.66L mini ...

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