Toyota Snatches World’s Largest Car Maker Tag Again for the First Half of 2012

Only a few days back we reported that Toyota has sold 2 Million cars worldwide. Now, Bloomberg report claims that the Japanese car maker sold 4.9 Million vehicles globally and has pushed GM and Volkswagen off the top positions for the first half of the current year.

These sales figures represent a massive 34 per cent increase. GM fell behind by 3,00,000 units followed by Volkswagen which sold 5,20,000 units lesser.

However, GM has managed to see a growth of 2.9 percent to 4.67 Million units while Volkswagen has a growth of 8.9 per cent and sold 4.45 Million units. Toyota deserves a kudos for achieving such a huge position, beating giants like GM and VW. Despite being affected badly by the disastrous Tsunami in its home land and the massive flooding in Thailand, they still managed to sell such a number of vehicles. Competitors like GM and VW didn’t face any natural calamities but they have faced financial crisis in the European market where Toyota was steadily approaching success.



Arghya Pan

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