Detroit, Michigan – General Motors regained its title as the world’s top-selling automaker in 2011, having lost it to Toyota in 2008. The company had been the top seller for seven decades prior to Toyota overtaking it.

GM reported sales of 9.03 million vehicles worldwide last year, an increase of 7.6 per cent from 2010.

Volkswagen took second place with 8.156 million sales, a 14 per cent increase in 2010. Toyota, which had been affected by the earthquake in Japan in March, was in third place with 7.9 million vehicles.

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