The Japanese car company comes clear of a number hurdles, including 10 million+ recalled units and natural disasters that hampered production in the past four years, Toyota jumped back to the No 1 spot with 9.91 million units sold in 2012. In order to achieve 10 million plus sales this year, Toyota have announced new production plans, reveals Reuters.
During the first 6 months of 2013, Toyota maintained its position as highest selling automaker with 4.91 million units sold over 4.85 million sold by General Motors in second place. Now, with these elevated plans, where car sales are concerned, the company is set to retain it’s top spot for 2013.
In India, their Indian subsidiary revealed sales figures for the month of July 2013. The company sold 14,470 units, which is a decline by 10% when compared to last year’s 16,062 units. These numbers also include exports. As far as domestic sales is concerned, TKM (Toyota Kirloskar Motors) sold 11,515 units, as compared to 14,574 units in the corresponding month last year.
Commenting on the sales in June 2013, Mr. Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Marketing and Commercial said “Market continues to be sluggish and it seems that we are heading for tougher times in view of the current market outlook.”