/ News, Sales Reports, Toyota / Toyota now No.3 in global vehicle sales

Toyota now No.3 in global vehicle sales

Linked In Share
Toyota now No.3 in global vehicle sales

Toyota Motor Co. sold 3.7 million vehicles worldwide this year, down 11 percent compared to a year earlier as sales crashed 62 percent in April-June on production disruptions caused by the March earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan.

GM’s global sales increased 8.9 per cent over the first half of 2010 to 4.53 million units, while Volkswagen jumped into second position with 4.13 million vehicle sales. It is to be mentioned here that Volkswagen is aiming to become the largest car maker in the world by year 2018.

“Even if Toyota recovers production, it will take another few more months for sales to actually recover” as it takes time to deliver vehicles to dealers, said Takeshi Miyao, an analyst at consulting company Carnorama in Tokyo. “Toyota’s sales may trail behind Volkswagen in the full-year as well.”

Market analysts believe that Toyota may lose even the second largest car maker’s spot to Volkswagen for the full year sales as well…

Toyota predicted in April that its recovery period, or the point at which production will return to pre-quake levels, would be between November and December of this year, but has since changed its outlook and pushed the date forward to roughly September.

In the US, its July sales were down 22.7% compared with the same time last year.

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Monday, August 8th, 2011 - filed under News, Sales Reports, Toyota. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
disruptions global sales industries quake levels takeshi Toyota toyota sales tsunami world sales


Discuss: Toyota now No.3 in global vehicle sales

2 Responses to “Toyota now No.3 in global vehicle sales”

  1. Jerry says:

    Their cars started sucking lately since they started having American part suppliers and cut-corner costs. Their trucks are a joke. I own a Toyota and it's been good. But the fact of the matter is that people want better and expect better from this company.

  2. d.m. says:

    how about all car companies losing out to the oil police formed by right of u.s.a. bill of rights. you know since 1974 oil crisis cars not desired.

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Angry Rosberg tells Mercedes to improve
Angry Rosberg tells Mercedes to improveSep.21 (GMM/Inautonews.com) One small problem has cost Nico Rosberg big under the glaring Singapore floodlights. Long before ...
McLaren loses sponsor deal to Ecclestone
McLaren loses sponsor deal to EcclestoneSep.21 (GMM/Inautonews.com) McLaren has reportedly suffered yet another sponsorship blow. On the eve of the Singapore grand ...
Relaxing engine freeze talk ‘nonsense’ – Wolff
Relaxing engine freeze talk ‘nonsense’ – WolffSep.21 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Toto Wolff has declared Mercedes' obvious resistance to moves to relax F1's engine 'freeze'. The ...
Ferrari wants three-car teams ‘for the show’
Ferrari wants three-car teams ‘for the show’Sep.21 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Ferrari has split from the pack and declared its support for three-car teams in formula one. Amid ...
Honda plans to charm Alonso at Suzuka – report
Honda plans to charm Alonso at Suzuka – reportSep.21 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Even in the midst of Fernando Alonso's anger and warnings, rumours about his future just will not go ...
Grosjean slams Renault in Singapore qualifying
Grosjean slams Renault in Singapore qualifyingSep.21 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Romain Grosjean made his thoughts about Renault's below-par 2014 'power unit' more than clear as he ...
Deputy PM says sanctions won’t stop Russia GP
Deputy PM says sanctions won’t stop Russia GPSep.21 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Russia is pressing ahead with its preparations for next month's inaugural grand prix in Sochi. That ...
Sixth engine penalty inevitable now for Vettel
Sixth engine penalty inevitable now for VettelSep.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Sebastian Vettel's bad season continued to get worse even at the Singapore circuit he humbled at the ...
Massa tells Alonso to resist McLaren switch
Massa tells Alonso to resist McLaren switchSep.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Felipe Massa has advised his former Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso to stick with the Italian team ...
FIA clampdown dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ in Singapore
FIA clampdown dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ in SingaporeSep.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) F1's intended clampdown on performance communications between teams and drivers has been dubbed ...
Toro Rosso targets Suzuka debut for Verstappen
Toro Rosso targets Suzuka debut for VerstappenSep.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Toro Rosso intends to give Max Verstappen his F1 weekend debut in Japan early next month. Earlier, ...
Button admits McLaren decision could end career
Button admits McLaren decision could end careerSep.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Jenson Button has acknowledged that McLaren's deliberations over its 2015 lineup could leave him ...
Vettel ‘the right man for Ferrari’ – Ecclestone
Vettel ‘the right man for Ferrari’ – EcclestoneSep.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Bernie Ecclestone has named struggling world champion Sebastian Vettel as "the right man for ...
Test Drive: Peugeot 2008 1.6 e-HDI
Test Drive: Peugeot 2008 1.6 e-HDIThe small crossover offered by the French automaker has become an acquaintance to the inautonews.com team, with the 2008 being ...
FIA backtracks on car performance radio clampdown
FIA backtracks on car performance radio clampdownSep.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) The FIA has backtracked over its total clampdown on "performance"-related radio communications in ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

Peugeot_2008_1
2015 Vencer Sarthe 1
ferrari 458 italia crash germany autobahn 1
chevrolet-corvette-z06-rear2015
lamborghini gallardo crash mount sinai 1
Spied 2016 Mercedes E-Class 001
ferrari fxx for sale dubai 1
Volkswagen Beetle GRC 1
Range Rover Evoque SW1 1
kia vehicles paris motor show 1
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB
Volvo XC90 R-Design 1

More automotive from inautonews
The small crossover offered by the French automaker has become an acquaintance to the inautonews.com team, with the 2008 being tested in two other occasions. The coordinates remain the same though; the model needs to prove its prowess in the crowded scenery of the fastest-rising segment in ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Test Drive: Peugeot 2008 1.6 e-HDI
Test Drive: Peugeot 2008 1.6 e-HDIThe small crossover offered by the French automaker has become an acquaintance to the inautonews.com team, with the 2008 being tested in two other ...
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.1 Michael Schumacher
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.1 Michael SchumacherThe greatest driver of the modern age and perhaps the most complete off all-time he rewrote all the conceivable records in such a dominant fashion ...
Can Ricciardo do a Prost ’86?
Can Ricciardo do a Prost ’86?For the third time this season, Mercedes faltered in their 1988-esque campaign and there’s only one man ready to pounce whenever opportunities ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Recall roundup: GM CNG vansThe North American based automotive giant General Motors has recently issued yet another recall, ... Recall roundup: Toyota vehicles for fire riskThe Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently issued a recall for several of its vehicles ...
Safety Section