Posted: Monday, 28 January 2013 4:44AM
Toyota Passes GM, Reclaims World Sales Lead
Toyota is once again the world leader in auto sales, after selling more cars and trucks than ever in 2012.
The Japanese auto giant announced it sold nine-point-75-million vehicles last year, the most ever for the 75-year-old automaker.
Toyota's big year pushed it past General Motors and Volkswagen, which were one-two in sales in 2011.
Toyota's sales were up more than 22-percent last year as the company rebounded from supply-chain problems because of natural disasters in Japan and the public relations disaster from a huge recall in the U.S.
In Indiana, Toyota produces the Sequoia full-size sport utility vehicle, the Sienna minivan, and the Highlander mid-size sport utility vehicle.
Starting this year, Toyota Motor manufacturing Indiana will begin production on the Highlander Hybrid.