Toyota was the world's top-selling automaker in this current year 2015, selling about 7.5 million vehicles. Toyota Motor worldwide sales for the first nine months totaled 7.5 million vehicles, down 1.5 per cent from the same period the earlier year.
Volkswagen AG of Germany sold 7.43 million vehicles, while General Motors sold 7.2 million vehicles. Both automakers released their results recently. Volkswagen overtook Toyota, the first occasion when it had end up as the winner in such counts. Its business may suffer in view of an embarrassment, which hit a month ago.
Detroit-based General Motors was the top-selling automaker for over seven decades. General Motors retook the business crown for one year in 2011, when a quake disaster struck northeastern Japan, disturbing production. Toyota Motors made a major comeback in the year of 2012, and has been the top automaker for as long as three years.
A year ago, Toyota Motors which makes the Prius crossover, Camry sedan and Lexus luxury models. Volkswagen sold approx 10.14 million vehicles in the year of 2014. Volkswagen makes the Beetle and Golf autos, further more has the Porsche, Bugatti and Audi brands. General Motors, which makes the Cadillac and Opel cars, was third at 9.92 million vehicles in worldwide sales a year ago.