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Toyota retakes global auto sales crown from GM

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 14, 2013 at 11:13 a.m.

— Toyota has once again dethroned General Motors as the world’s top-selling automaker.

The Japanese company sold 9.7 million cars and trucks worldwide in 2012, although it’s still counting.

GM sold 9.29 million.

Both companies saw higher sales, but Toyota’s growth was far larger as it rolled out new versions of popular models like the Camry.

GM executives promised sales growth this year, especially in the U.S.

Both companies say publicly that they don’t care about who wins, but concede that the crown is an important morale booster for employees.

Read more in Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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