After 90 Years At #1 GM Has Fallen To Toyota In Top U.S. Sales
Since 1931, General Motors has held the number one sales spot in the U.S. This is the first time in nearly a century that a non-domestic automaker has taken the number one sales spot.
Toyota saw an increase of 10% for the year selling 2,332,262 vehicles however, GM had sales decline 13% and sold just 2,218,228 vehicles.
There are several factors that affected car sales this year, most of which were related to the pandemic including but not limited to production issues and supply-chain problems. Toyota was able to keep production running smoother than GM, which ultimately resulted in them selling more vehicles. overall.
Ford came trailing in third, with 2.04 million vehicles sold. Senior Vice President, Jack Hollis, told Reuters the automaker is “grateful” for its loyal customers, but “being No. 1 is never a focus or priority”. He also noted that Toyota does not see retaining its U.S. sales lead as sustainable and has no plans to use it in any kind of future advertising.