Toyota world’s top selling automaker in 2015
Toyota sold 10.151 million vehicles in 2015.
Toyota Motor Corporation has retained its status as the world’s top-selling automaker for the fourth straight year by selling what the company says was 10.151 million vehicles in 2015.
The newly-announced sales figure compared with 2015 sales of 9.93 million vehicles for Volkswagen AG and 9.8 million for General Motors.
Toyota, which makes the Prius hybrid, Camry sedan and Lexus luxury models, has forecast sales at 10.114 million vehicles in 2016. Its actual sales in 2015 beat its forecast for sales of 10.098 million vehicles.
In 2014, Toyota sold 10.23 million vehicles, Volkswagen sold 10.14 million vehicles, and General Motors was third at 9.92 million vehicles.
Detroit-based General Motors, which makes Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Buicks and Opels, was the top-selling automaker for more than 70 years until being surpassed by Toyota in 2008.
General Motors reclaimed the top spot for one year in 2011, when the tsunami that struck Japan disrupted production.