Tuesday, April 24, 2007
The inevitable has occurred...Toyota passes GM to become #1
It's official as of today. Toyota is now the world's largest automaker. The company sold 2.35 million vehicles worldwide in the first quarter of calendar 2007, ahead of General Motors' sales of 2.26 million units. GM had been the top automaker for more than 75 years.
My wife and I have been very happy with the 2 Camrys we now own, as well as the 1997 model Camry that preceded them. She had a 1975 Corolla at the time we were married. Who would have thought then that Toyota would surpass all others?
It should be noted that GM still sells more cars in the US than Toyota -- for now!