Toyota sold 8.4m vehicles in 2010 to hold top spot
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Toyota sold 8.4m vehicles in 2010 to hold top spot

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota sold 8.42 million vehicles around the world last year, making it the top global automaker for the second year in a row.

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday its global sales including truckmaker Hino and Daihatsu, which makes small cars, rose 8 percent from 2009.

Toyota dethroned General Motors as the world’s No. 1 automaker by vehicle sales in 2009 — a position GM held for nearly eight decades. The Detroit-based automaker sold more than 7 million vehicles last year.