Toyota returns to position itself as the world leader in sales | Digital Trends Spanish
With a history dating back to 1937, the Japanese manufacturer has long been on the consumer’s mind; Its reputation for reliability has earned it enough merit to rank as one of the favorite car brands.
Although in recent years it has found itself in a constant fight with the German producer Volkswagen, Toyota is once again positioned as the world leader in sales after a few years of not being placed in the first place.
Low sales due to the coronavirus affected all manufacturers; Toyota and Volkswagen are no exception, however, the latter was affected in a more forceful way, ending up with lower numbers than the Japanese company.
Toyota had a loss of 11.3 percent and it was left with 9.53 million units sold, thus surpassing the German manufacturer, which was left with 9.3 million units placed worldwide. Its result was 15 percent lower than in the previous year.
He Volkswagen group It is made up of brands such as Audi, Seat, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Ducatti, Scania, Porsche, among others (12 in total); Its largest footprint is in the European Union and it has 125 plants around the world.
Toyota, for its part, is made up of Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors, to name a few manufacturers. Its main market remains North America, as well as its native Japan. It has a very wide range of vehicles ranging from subcompacts and commercials to hypercars that master such demanding competitions as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.