Toyota Motor Corp.
kept its crown as the world's biggest automaker while falling just short of becoming the first carmaker to sell more than 10 million vehicles in a single year.
Toyota predicted it would breach the 10-million milestone this year, with sales of 10.32 million in calendar year 2014. That forecast represents a 4 percent increase over the 9.98 million cars it sold in calendar year 2013, the company said today.
Last year, Toyota's tally rose 2 percent to top the 9.71 million sold by General Motors. Volkswagen AG gave a rounded figure of 9.7 million units, but the German carmaker won't give detailed results until March 13. It presumably finished third in the 2013 sales race.Read Article