TOKYO – Sales of 4- and all-wheel-drive cars and trucks in Japan fell again last year ,as overall new-vehicle demand continued a 5-year slide. Sales dropped 20%, twice the pace of the total market, to 795,991 units, as both standard and 0.66L minis suffered declines. As a result, the market share for 4WD/AWD models fell to 17%, from 20% in 2005. In the standard segment, 4WD demand plunged 23% to 398,828 units, accounting for 14% of new-vehicle sales in calendar 2009. Minis slipped 16% to ...

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