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“Toyota” leads the chart of Global Vehicle Sales 2015

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Japanese automaker Toyota has been emerged as the world’s biggest automaker for the 4th straight year by selling 10.15 million vehicles in 2015.

  • Toyota outpaced its “diesel dupe” rivalry Volkswagen, who logged a sales of 93 million vehicles worldwide and ranks second in the global vehicle sales.
  • German automaker Volkswagen is followed by Detroit-based General Motors (GM) who has sold 8 million vehicles.

“Toyota” leads the chart of Global Vehicle Sales 2015Growth Chart of Toyota
In 2014 Toyota’s global vehicle sale was trimmed to 2% in comparison with Volkswagen’s sales that were mounting 1.8% year on year while GM’s were up at 1.9%.

  • Prius hybrid, Camry sedan and Lexus luxury models brand maker Toyota has faced ups and down viz. recall fiasco* in 2009 and tsunami and quake disaster in Japan in 2011 that limped its parts-supply chain and factory production.

But its ambitious growth after all hobbles surpassed the Detroit-based automaker including Chevrolet, Opel, Buick and Cadillac, who remained the top selling automaker for more than seven decades.

  • In 2014, Toyota became the first automaker in the industry’s history to sell more than 10 million vehicles around the world in a year.

Recall fiasco* – In August, 2009, the improper installation of an all-weather floor mat from an SUV into a loaner Lexus sedan by a dealer led to the vehicle’s accelerator getting stuck, causing a tragic, fatal accident and the most challenging crisis in Toyota’s history.

About Toyota Motor Corporation
Founded in 1937, Japanese automotive manufacturer headquartered in Aichi, Japan.

  • President & CEO – Akio Toyoda
  • Subsidiaries – 545
  • Slogan – Leads You Ahead, Drive Your Dreams , Quality Revolution (India), Let’s Go Places, Moving Forward and Let’s Go Beyond