Volkswagen loses title of world's top-selling carmaker to Toyota

Toyota vehicles bound for shipment at a port at dusk in Yokohama, Japan, on Oct. 31, 2020. Foto: Bloomberg/Toru Hanai

Toyota overtook Volkswagen in 2020 to become the world's top-selling automaker, the first time the Japanese group has clinched the position in five years.

Toyota's group sales, which include those of its subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co. and Hino Motors Ltd., for the year were 9.53 million units, the company said Thursday. That compares with VW's 9.31 million, announced earlier this month...

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