790 Talk: “Toyota has relinquished the title of the world’s biggest automaker, reporting Monday that it sold 10.175 million vehicles worldwide in 2016, fewer than Volkswagen’s 10.31 million.
General Motors reports its tally next week. If GM’s number falls short, it will be the first time the German automaker has become No. 1.
It’s a milestone achievement despite the taint to VW’s reputation from a huge scandal over cheating on emissions tests. Booming China sales helped offset that damage.”
Toyota Motor Co owns: Lexus, Scion, Daihatsu and Hino Motors, has a stake in Fuji Subaru parent Co), and Isuzu
Volkswagen owns: Audi, Bently, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porshe, SEAT, Skoda
How many people think of Volkswagen as just that Beetle?