Volkswagen Dislodges Toyota As World's Largest Automaker
Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 00:08 IST
TOKYO: Toyota Motors lost its title as the highest selling automaker in 2016 to German carmaker Volkswagen, a position the Japanese company had enjoyed since 2011, the media reported.
According to figures published on Monday by the Toyota group, which includes its subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors, the company sold a total of 10.175 million units in 2016, Efe news reported.
Although the figure is 0.2 pct higher than 2015, it is lower than Volkswagen's 10.3 million units (growth of around 3.8 pct) sold in 2016 despite the German manufacturer's recent emissions scandal.