Toyota topples GM as number one U.S. automaker

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For the first time since 1931, Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp has outsold General Motors Co in the United States in 2021.

Toyota sold 2.332 million vehicles in the United States in 2021, compared to 2.218 million for General Motors.

GM’s U.S. sales were down 13% for 2021 – and down 43% in the fourth quarter – while Toyota was up 10%for the year.

For all of 2020, GM’s U.S. sales totaled 2.55 million, compared with Toyota’s 2.11 million and Ford Motor Co’s 2.04 million.

GM has been the largest seller of vehicles in the United States since 1931, when it surpassed Ford, according to data from industry publication Automotive News.