Toyota Group is expected reelection highest car company in Laurel of Global car sales, nearly 10 million units sold last year ; General Motors and Volkswagen will occupy the other two seats in the top three, with the difference is extremely small, compared to 2012 while shortening the distance with Toyota.
November 2013, covering Toyota, Hino and Daihatsu three business department, the Toyota Group in November worldwide sales of 861,000 vehicles, compared with November 2012, an increase of 9.8%. 1-11 January, Toyota ‘s worldwide cumulative sales reached a new high of 9.093 million units, representing a slight rise of 1.8%.
In August 2013, Toyota announced production and marketing plan, its global sales target set last year to 9.96 million, compared to 9.748 million in 2012, an increase of 2.2%, but less than the earlier target by 10,000 vehicles. But according to the pre- November sales estimates, Toyota is likely to be higher than the annual sales target, the impact of 10 million mark. Japanese media said that if in December 2012 over the same period to maintain the level, then Toyota’s annual sales of 9.993 million.
Whether the target 9.96 million, or 9.993 million from media estimates, the Toyota Group ‘s sales have exceeded General Motors and Volkswagen Group.
General Motors recently announced that in the fourth quarter of 2013 achieved worldwide sales of 2,463,380 vehicles, compared with the fourth quarter of 2012 2,342,247 vehicles, an increase of 5.2 %. Last year, GM sold 9,714,652 vehicles worldwide, compared to 9,297,074 in 2012 (published figure was 9,285,991 last year ) vehicles, an increase of 4.5%.
According to the public data, if you do not include Mann and two commercial vehicle subsidiary of Scania, Volkswagen Group in December 2013 global sales of 833,200 units, compared to December 2012 ‘s 784,100 vehicles, an increase of 6.3 %. Last year, the Volkswagen Group’s global light vehicle sales of 9.5 million delivery, compared with 9.3 million in 2012, representing a rise of 4.8%.
Since the Volkswagen data is not accurate, the current media temporarily finds GM slightly beyond Volkswagen, ranked second in the sales charts last year. Volkswagen is expected to release exact sales figures when publish the 2013 financial data.