Toyota Passes GM in Worldwide Sales

Toyota sold almost nine million vehicles in 2008, more than the 8.3 million sold by GM.

Published: 23-Jan-2009

For the first time in almost 80 years, the world's largest automaker is not based in the United States.

General Motors said Wednesday its sales fell by about 11 percent in 2008, putting it firmly behind Japanese auto giant Toyota.

Toyota sold almost nine million vehicles in 2008, more than the 8.3 million sold by GM.

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