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But nearest rival VW is unhappy with the accounting system
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20 January 2012

GM sold more cars than its rival car makers last year - although officials from nearest rival VW have indicated they do not agree with the system of counting sales.

GM reported that its sales rose 7.6 per cent last year to more than 9 million vehicles. Volkswagen claimed 8.1 million sales, but unlike its rival says it didn't include sales via its Chinese partners.

Toyota, formerly the world's highest-selling car maker, slipped to third, with 7.9 million sales, following production problems in the wake of the tsunami in Japan and floods in Thailand.

The sales figures represent a remarkable turnaround for GM, which went in to bankruptcy in 2009. It now sells more cars in Asia than America.

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wheats 24 January 2012

Re: GM tops 2011 sales chart

scoch wrote:
cant imagine many people actually pay full whack for any GM product

I would suggest the same thing applies to most Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Honda and Seat products too, plus anything made in France.

Peter Cavellini 23 January 2012

Re: GM tops 2011 sales chart

Autocar wrote:
GM sold more cars than its rival car makers last year - although officials from nearest rival VW have indicated they do not agree with the system of counting sales.

GM reported that its sales rose 7.6 per cent last year to more than 9 million vehicles. Volkswagen claimed 8.1 million sales, but unlike its rival says it didn't include sales via its Chinese partners.

Toyota, formerly the world's highest-selling car maker, slipped to third, with 7.9 million sales, following production ... Read the full article

So what?, aren't these sales figures boosted by the amount sold too companies?,what would the figures be for private buyers?,but i guess a sale is a sale.

scoch 23 January 2012

Re: GM tops 2011 sales chart

I wonder how many were actualy registered to paying customers, ie in the UK they have a huge pre registration policy and the fleet market must count for nearly everything else, cant imagine many people actually pay full whack for any GM product!