Japanese auto-maker Toyota has beaten its German competition, Volkswagen to the world’s biggest car seller of the year 2021, with 10.5 million vehicles sold.
Despite the supply chain issues for semiconductors and other fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Toyota said on Friday, 28th January, 2002 that both global sales and production were up year-on-year.
That meant that Toyota retained its title as the world’s biggest car seller. It knocked Volkswagen from the top position last year after the German car giant held the crown for five straight years.
Toyota Motor Co also includes small car specialist Daihatsu and commercial vehicle maker, Hino Motors.
Volkswagen suffered a 4.5-per-cent drop in sales to 8.88 million vehicles last year amid the chip crisis and other supplier problems.