TOKYO – Demand in Japan for 4-wheel-drive vehicles fell 4% last year to less than 1.2 million units, the lowest level in more than a decade. The decline was evident in both the mini-vehicle (engines displacing 0.66L or less) and standard vehicle segments. Subaru Legacy is top 4WD model in Japan. In the standard vehicle sector, Toyota Motor Corp. was again the top-selling brand with sales of 294,576 units. Although deliveries dropped 3.7% from 2002 (following 4.6% and 1.7% declines ...

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