Who would have thought Toyota would be considered the world’s largest automaker? Probably never in your parents or grandparents lifetime would you think this could happen. Well, it is true! Just like the USA has an African American for President, the world’s largest automaker is now Toyota.
Over the past few years including last year, General Motors and Toyota were almost in a dead heat in being the worlds largest automaker. So what does that really mean to be the world’s largest automaker? Sales sales sales, that is what it really means. Toyota has managed to outsell GM. But of course, look at what just took place in the past few months with THE BAILOUT and GM just about to fall off of the face of the planet. No surprise here when all you read about is GM hurting, cutting jobs, hauling production and asking for billions of dollars to keep afloat.
Mind you, Toyota only has a few “make” divisions including Toyota, Lexus and Scion. GM has ahhh, Saturn, Chevy, Pontiac, Saab, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Hummer and ahhh, I lost count. Granted Toyota is hurting along with all of the other auto companies, it still stands out as one that will survive and has a positive and stable outlook into the near future.
Let’s see what plays out in the next few months, you may be driving a new Toyota Malibu and I want one!