Toyota reclaims world's top vehicle maker crown

City A.M. Reporter
Carmaker Toyota has reclaimed its slot as the world’s top-selling vehicle maker, as it posted record-high sales.

The carmaker said this morning it sold 9.75m vehicles worldwide last year, a record for Toyota and up 22.6 per cent year on year.

Toyota held the global sales crown from 2008 through 2010, but fell to third place in 2011 behind General Motors and Volkswagen.

GM sold 9.28m vehicles in 2012, up 2.9 per cent from a year ago, while Volkswagen sold 9.07m vehicles, up 11.2 per cent.

Toyota aims to sell 9.91m vehicles group-wide globally this year, up 1.6 per cent from 2012.