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Toyota overtakes General Motors in global sales

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A Toyota logo is seen on a displayed car on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile, in this file picture taken September 27, 2012. R
A Toyota logo is seen on a displayed car on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile, in this file picture taken September 27, 2012. R

DETROIT (WKZO) -- The battle for global auto sales supremacy has turned back to Toyota.  The Japanese automaker saw a 23-percent increase in sales for 2012 and reportedly sold 9.75-million vehicles.

General Motors was in the top spot but fell short in the sales race for last year by selling 9.29-million vehicles.  Toyota includes two sub-brands in their sales figures.

Toyota is estimating sales of nearly ten-million vehicles worldwide in 2013.

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