Why does it matter if the article mentions Europe or not? This article
is talking about the worldwide market. From the article's title
("Volkswagen Steals Toyota's Crown as World's Largest Automaker"), one
can surmise that Toyota was the world's largest automaker, but right now
VW holds that distinction.
Also, here's an article from a couple years ago that says Toyota
overtook GM in global vehicle sales:
So it seems that what has been said in this newsgroup is accurate.
Toyota was #1, but at the moment VW is #1. World-wide, of course.
In car sales that is correct, but the auto manufacturers also sell light
trucks. The largest market for light trucks is in the US, where the
domestic rule and nearly 50% of the vehicles sold in the US are light
trucks, where they make most of their money. VW and Toyota sell mostly
small and midget cars around the world, that have a much lower makeup, and
in a class where GM generally does not compete.
Okay, but I'm not really sure what you're getting at. VW and Toyota may
sell mostly small and midget cars, but they apparently sell more of
those world-wide than the light truck makers sell in the US. I had the
impression that the article was talking about the world-wide market, not
the US market.
The article said world-wide auto market, read cars. If trucks were
included Toyota would be number one, way above VW. As to which particular
vehicle is number one, in the US and world wide, it is the Ford F150 and has
been for over thirty years.
Indeed they do. but not anywhere near as many trucks as do the Domestic.
Toyota best selling vehicle is a car, the Camry. Its worst selling car
sell at a better rate than the Tundra, however the sales of which have been
dismal since day one.
On the other hand Ford and GMs best selling vehicle is a truck, both of
which have sold at a rate nearly double that of the Camry.
Maybe you should rephrase that.
GM can't compete int eh small vehicle market because they make utter crap.
Vega, Firenza or Geo anyone?
I rest my case. Unless GM is going to import them from GM-Asia/Pac,
they don't have a chance in hell.
Back peedling? Saving face?
GM slide to #3 and is on skid plates.
As for GM being #1 in the US, it isn't by much and falling. And it
would be zero. Factor in this years bailouts to GM, it works out to a
taxpayer debt funded subsidy of over $60,000.
How could even the inept GM fail with a $60,000 subsidy per vehicle. LMAO.
Mike Hunter wrote:
On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:54:20 -0500, Ed Pawlowski fired up the
etcha-a-sketch and scratched out:
So that means we'll be seeing a bunch of new air-cooled two door oval
cars behind us.
I think I ran over a VW bug once. I know I hit something and eventually I
found a small metal emblem with a wolf and a castle in my front wheel
It looked like this:
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