General Motors is no longer King of the Hill. Japanese carmaker Toyota led United States automobile sales for the first time in 2021 indicated Automotive News. The shift at the top of the rankings came after a year in which assembly lines were plagued by a scarcity of crucial computer chips, resulting in steep fourth-quarter sales declines for both companies.
British new car sales slumped by an annual 97% in April to the lowest level of any month since February 1946 as factories and dealerships shut due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Car and light truck sales in Brazil went up 13.6% in 2018 from the previous year, cementing the industry’s gradual recovery from a deep recession. Brazil was one of the world’s five biggest auto markets until a recent downturn and, despite last year’s growth, numbers remain lower than at their peak in 2012.