Japan non-mini auto sales +46.7 pct in August

TOKYO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Automobile sales in Japan, excluding 660cc minivehicles, rose 46.7 percent in August from a year earlier to 290,789 vehicles, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association said on Wednesday.

Sales at top-ranked Toyota Motor Corp , excluding the Lexus brand, rose 43.3 percent, while Nissan Motor Co rose 44.6 percent and Honda Motor Co gained 61.3 percent.