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Toyota and Lexus sold a total of 9.6 million units last year, outselling Volkswagen by around 4.8 million

Toyota sales grew by 10.6% in 2021 as the Japanese car maker retained its position as the world's best-selling brand for a second consecutive year. 

Combined with its premium brand Lexus, Toyota sold a total of 9.6 million units last year. It outsold Volkswagen, its closest competitor, by around 4.8 million. 

Toyota’s growth in sales has been attributed to its supply-chain preparation and stockpiling before the entire automotive industry was gripped by shortages of semiconductors and other electrical components. 

The firm achieved significant growth in the sales of electrified vehicles.

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