Published On: Sat, Oct 2nd, 2021

Toyota Outsells GM in US for First Nine Months of 2021

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WASHINGTON—Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. outsold General Motors Co. in the United States for the first nine months of 2021 as the Detroit automaker grappled with production problems stemming from the semiconductor chip shortage. Toyota during the first nine months sold 1.86 million vehicles compared with GM’s 1.78 million, or just over 80,000 more vehicles, data released on Friday showed. GM has been the largest seller of vehicles in the United States since 1931, when it surpassed Ford Motor Co., according to data from industry publication Automotive News. GM has been hard hit by the chip crisis but it said that starting next week most of its North American plants would be running at regular production. GM said its third-quarter U.S. sales fell nearly 33 percent to 446,997 vehicles, its worst sales quarter in more than a decade, according to Automotive News. GM’s sales are up 0.1 percent for the …

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