In the first quarter of this year, Toyota became the largest automobile company in the world. The Japanese were able to sell a total of 2 million 490 thousand vehicles (here included models of passenger and truck brands such as Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Hino and Daihatsu). At the same time, General Motors has managed to implement a 2 million 280 thousand of cars, and the Volkswagen AG have sold 2 million 16 thousand of cars.
Nevertheless, Toyota's first place is symbolic - it emphasizes, that japanese auto industry was able to recover from the devastating earthquake and tsunami. 2012 promises to be very successful for Toyota - the japanese have brought to market several new models, restored the production, seriously worked to improve the quality of their models. As a result, first quarter's sales rose for 18 %.