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Toyota loses sales crown to VW as Trump's trade barrier threat looms

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 05:50

A Toyota Camry displaying its "Made in America" credentials at the Detroit motor show earlier this month. Last year Toyota built more than 1.38 million cars and trucks in the US, behind only General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler.


TOYOTA Motor Corp lost its crown as the world's best-selling carmaker to Volkswagen AG, ending the Japanese company's four-year reign, as it faces challenges that range from the threat of trade barriers in the US to slowing demand in China after a tax increase.


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