Toyota sold 10.2 million vehicles in 2016 while Volkswagen sold 10.3 million

Toyota sold 10.2 million vehicles in 2016 while Volkswagen sold 10.3 million

This puts it ahead of Japan's Toyota, which had topped sales for the past four years, and sold 10.2 million vehicles globally in 2016.

"The fact that we handed over more than 10 million vehicles to customers past year bolsters the group and its brands as we head for the future". GM was third behind VW previous year and held the top spot in 2011, when Toyota's production was disrupted by the Japanese quake and tsunami. VW makes cars under its own name as well as Audi, Porsche, and Skoda. A changing marking in the USA and China: A sales slowdown in the US coupled with VW seeing growth in China was enough to put Toyota behind.

Although it has taken a decade, Volkswagen has clearly dethroned Toyota as the world's largest carmaker. Volkswagen recently agreed to pay over $20 billion in settlement and plead guilty to criminal charges in the United States over its admission that it manipulated its diesel cars with software to cheat emissions regulations. Rival Volkswagen AG sold 10.3 million, riding strong sales in China-its second-largest market after Europe.

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The Chinese market was responsible for the biggest hike in Volkswagen sales with a 12.2 per cent climb, followed by Central and Eastern Europe with 7.0 per cent, Western Europe with 3.4 per cent and North America with 0.8 per cent. In 2011, the Japanese vehicle maker slipped back due to the tsunami that hit Japan and the consequent damage and destruction it caused to production facilities, suppliers and of course, cars that were already ready to be dispatched. The automaker made strides in overcoming and resolving the diesel crisis and made fundamental changes in the firm's long-term strategy.

During the recent times the company has been making strides in new markets too.

The company downplayed their fall from the top spot by saying: "At Toyota, we are focused on chasing volume". CNN Notes that after Donald Trump's threat, the Japanese government and Toyota highlighted the important links between the US economy and Japan's automobile industry. That 3.8 percent more than in 2015. Detroit, Michigan-based General Motors came in third with a sales figure of 9.8 million.

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