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Japanese automakers' China sales outpace market to new record

Hyundai's struggles benefit Nissan, Honda and others

Honda showcased a new CR-V sport utility vehicle at the Guangzhou auto show in November.

GUANGZHOU -- Leading Japanese automakers sold a record number of new autos in China last year, easily surpassing overall market growth in the low single digits.

Nissan MotorHonda MotorToyota Motor and Mazda Motor all recorded their highest-ever volumes in China in 2017, according to preliminary data released recently. Including Suzuki Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, the six big Japanese car companies likely sold a record 4.8 million or so vehicles in China last year, up about 10% on the year.

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