Toyota Motor Corp.
outsold Volkswagen Group and General Motors Co. for a third straight quarter, helped by a weaker yen.
Sales at Toyota, including its Hino Motors Ltd. and Daihatsu Motor Co. units, rose to 2.58 million units in the January-to-March period, the Japanese automaker said today. Second place is too close to call as GM and VW said they sold about 2.4 million each, and the German company hasn't disclosed numbers for its MAN and Scania heavy trucks.
In the United States, Toyota Motor Sales USA was in third place during the quarter, selling 520,997 units (down 2 percent compared with the same period last year). GM led with 649,637 sales (down 2 percent) and Ford Motor Co. was second with 580,260 units (down 3 percent). Volkswagen Group of America was in eighth place, with 133,514 sales (down 7 percent). Overall U.S. sales rose 1 percent.