GM poised to retake top spot from Toyota

GM poised to retake top spot from Toyota

There are 2 comments on the The Age story from May 3, 2011, titled GM poised to retake top spot from Toyota. In it, The Age reports that:

General Motors, less than two years after declaring bankruptcy, is poised to reclaim the global auto sales lead from a Toyota rattled by both natural disasters and reports of slipping quality.

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Pittsburgh, PA

#1 May 3, 2011
Was there any doubt?
Common Sense

Miamisburg, OH

#2 May 3, 2011
In the US the 2011 sales figures are as follows (thru March 31) according to
Ford F Series - 126,627
Chevy Silverado - 92,455
Toyota Camry - 76,821
Toyota Corolla - 76,675
Honda Accord - 71,544
Nissan Altima - 69,551
Ford Fusion - 65,023
Honda Civic - 64,968
Ford Escape - 55,953
Hyundai Sonata - 51,878

At least in this country we only have one GM vehicle in the top ten sales in the last 3 months. Worldwide GM is doing a lot better.
The Japan disaster is already reducing Toyota vehicle sales in April and will likely continue that trend for at least several months. Note that Ford had the most vehicles in the top ten (3) including the top seller.

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