Toyota regains world's largest carmaker crown
Last Updated at
- 04:04 pm, January 29, 2013
Japanese carmaker dethrones GM and Volkswagen to take the top spot.
Toyota has officially taken back the crown as the world’s largest carmaker. The Japan based carmaker sold 9.75 million vehicles last year, representing an impressive jump of 22.6 per cent from a year ago.
GM, meanwhile, dropped a place with total sales of 9.29 million vehicles however, when compared to last year’s figures; sales were up by 2.9 per cent. While German auto giant Volkswagen sold 9.1 million vehicles, up by 11.2 per cent.
Toyota earlier took the top spot as the world’s largest carmaker from GM back in 2008 however; the latter regained the sales crown in 2011 as Toyota’s production was severely hurt by natural disasters in northeastern Japan.
First Published on 04:04 pm, January 29, 2013
- A couple and their 1966 Volkswagen Vanagon tours across India
- Exclusive Scoop: Volkswagen Polo GT TDI diesel caught on test
- Scoop: 2013 Skoda Octavia caught on test in India
- Exclusive: Skoda Rapid caught sporting new logo and brand lettering
- OnCars India Buzz: 21 May 2013