The remarkable happened in 2008 when Japanese automaker Toyota dethroned General Motors as the world's leading automaker, a position that General Motors owned for seven decades prior. But the title was reclaimed by General Motors in 2011 due to a series of unfortunate events.
Earthquakes and tsunami's hampered Japan in 2011, causing devastating damages to cities and even some Toyota manufacturing plants which limited the number of vehicles Toyota could ship worldwide. Also, flooding in Thailand damaged Toyota factories further decreasing the amount of cars and trucks Toyota had available to ship to dealers. But the automaker returned in 2012 and took back the title of world's largest automaker. After restoring plants and factories, Toyota recorded 9.7 million car and truck sales during the year while GM totaled 9.2 million.
Toyota has a redesigned Camry to thank for the increase in global growth; Toyota saw a 22 percent jump in global sales. The Camry has always been an attractive choice for families with ample trunk and interior space, and the redesigned model brings an unseen sense of elegance and sport to the Toyota brand. One thing Toyota will never compromise is safety, comfort and fuel efficiency, and the redesign improved all aspects of the Camry.
For years the Toyota Corolla
has been reliable and safe with great resale value but the word "flash" was rarely used to describe it.
Toyota is beginning to change that, starting with the new Camry and now The redesigned Toyota Corolla. Sharper lines, short overhangs and a slick shape, inspired by the Sporty Furia, are said to be just a few of the new improvements on the 2013 Corolla.
Last year 9.7 million people agreed that Toyota was the car or truck for them, visit Luther Brookdale Toyota and find out why.