Published on August 8th, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
GM Back Above VW and Toyota for 1st Half Of 2011
General Motors in the first half of 2011 sold more vehicles worldwide than VW and Toyota. Volkswagen in 2nd place sold 4.13 million units. Toyota sold 3.71 million units, which included sales from Lexus and affiliates Daihatsu Motor Co. and Hino Motors Ltd. Toyota stopped production last March after the earthquake hit Japan. This led to sales falling by 23% to 3.37 million units in the first six months. The Chevrolet Cruze was named the best-selling car for the month of June. Meanwhile, the Chevy Silverado full-size pickup retained its title as the second- most popular vehicle, trailing behind Ford Motor Co.’s F-Series line.