Toyota to reclaim position as world's largest automaker - report

2012 Toyota Camry - 23.8.2011
2012 Toyota Camry - 23.8.2011

GM slated to come in second

Toyota is on track to reclaim their position as the world's largest automaker after losing the title to General Motors in 2011.

According to the company's estimates, they will sell 9.7 million vehicles this year. This is an impressive 22 percent increase from 2011 when sales hampered by the aftereffects of a massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan.

GM, on the other hand, is on pace to sell 9.3 million vehicles which would secure them the number two spot. Volkswagen isn't far behind with estimates pegging them at roughly 9 million vehicles.

While Toyota certainly had an impressive year, the company expects 2013 to be even better. According to their forecasts, the introduction of new and updated models will enable them to sell approximately 9.9 million vehicles.

Source: Toyota and CNN via Jalopnik

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german_car_fan german_car_fan
omg, this calls for a "TOYOTATHON!"
Dec 28th, 2012 7:10pm
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9TNine 9TNine
...isn't there an old saying: "Biggest is not necessarily best"?? If they were the best IMO their Formula1 results would have been a lot better?
Dec 27th, 2012 6:52pm
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techie69 techie69
Yeah they would know how to play the bullshit politics like the best Euro teams.
Dec 28th, 2012 10:34pm
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autoficianado autoficianado
The race is not about which company sells the most vehicles...it's about which company is the most profitable selling it's vehicles. I hope Mercedes Benz pays attention to this...it's not about beating BMW or Audi it's about making the "best" vehicles and having a solid profitable bottom line.
Dec 27th, 2012 6:34pm
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Cayman_ Cayman_
Toyota has defiently mad a huge comback after the tsunami in japan, and that gas pedal crisis which caused a massive recall, but there going up in sales and new customers are chooing toyota these days, me included. But PAA has a good point, there should be a little more preference in toyota's line up. but well see what happens in 2013.
Dec 27th, 2012 12:27pm
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We DON'T CARE who is Manuf # 1. It doesn't give that company any preference when I'm choosing my next car and it doesn't say anything about their cars so give the silly race up.
Dec 27th, 2012 7:13am
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
And in other news washed out grey is now the world's collective favorite color, just edging out off-beige for the number one spot.
Dec 27th, 2012 6:31am
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techie69 techie69
Looks Vdud is going have a hard time claiming 1° spot, perhaps they might have to acquire another car company?!
Dec 28th, 2012 10:32pm
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