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Toyota Back On Top

Posted on: February 20, 2013 by Platinum Direct

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After the disasters of the Japanese nuclear problems and flooding in its Thailand factories, Toyota has got back to full production last year to the extent its total vehicle sales see it regain the top vehicle maker position. For much of 2011, GM and VW with their massive Chinese plants pushed down the Japanese giant to third place. The figures for 2012 though run firmly in Toyota’s favour having sold 9.75 million vehicles group-wide. This is a record and up nearly 23 percent annually.

Toyota held the global sales crown from 2008 through 2010.

GM sold 9.28 million vehicles in 2012, up 2.9 percent from a year ago, while Volkswagen sold 9.07 million vehicles, up 11.2 percent. Toyota aims to sell 9.91 million vehicles group-wide globally in 2013, up 1.6 percent from 2012.

The Toyota group also includes sales of Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. Toyota-only sales hit a record-high 8.72 million vehicles, up 22.8 percent on a year ago.

Toyota’s biggest Japanese rival Nissan insists it sold a record 4.94 million vehicles globally in 2012, while Honda sold 3.82 million vehicles, up 19 percent.

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