Toyota maintains global vehicle sales leader position

|About: Toyota Motor Corporation (TM)|By:, SA News Editor

Toyota (NYSE:TM) pulled ahead of estimates to maintain its position as global leader of vehicle sales - but only by a slim margin. Toyota reported total first-half sales of 5.1M vehicles compared to Volkswagen's (OTCQX:VLKAY) 5.07M.

Volkswagen still may overtake Toyota in the second half of this year as it boosts its expansion into China, while the latter reduces growth to concentrate more on quality.

Previously: VW on track as next global auto-sales leader