Report Japan's Economy In Record Plunge in House prices and the economy Posted May 20, 2009 Increasing production again? Who are they selling too? The new Honda Insight, lambasted by Clarkson on Sunday in the ST, is the best selling car in Japan, the first time for a hybrid. Toyota's new Prius has 80,000 preorders in Japan, a record. The point is more, though, that they cut production by more than sales fell in the first quarter, reduced inventories and can now gradually increase output.