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April 24, 2015
Toyota tops global automaker sales in Q1
Tokyo (AFP) April 23, 2015
Toyota kept the title of world's biggest automaker on Thursday with first-quarter sales of 2.52 million vehicles globally, outpacing Volkswagen and General Motors, despite weakening demand at home. The Japanese giant's numbers, down 2.5 percent from a year ago, come after the German automaker earlier said it moved 2.49 million vehicles in the quarter, while US-based GM shifted 2.4 million units, both up from a year earlier. Toyota expects sales this year to slip to 10.15 million from a record 10 ... read more

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Toyota ends plant freeze with $1.0 bn Mexico factory
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China's Ninebot buys US scooter firm Segway
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China 'Segway copycat' buys Segway company
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France's ride-share site BlaBlaCar buys European rivals
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Toyota to build plant in China in investment splurge
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China auto sales up 3.3% in March: industry group
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Study of vehicle emissons will aid urban sustainability efforts
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BMW recalls almost 80,000 vehicles in China
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Russia, Europe to Create Common Road Safety Space
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