Toyota Gets Top Spot for Car Sales in Canada

Lots have been really surprised for the reports that said Toyota has topped General Motors in Canada according to their recent sales statistics.

Toyota finally outran General Motors last Tuesday as it has been reported that the former have achieved the top sales in the country for the first time, leaving behind the struggling giant auto company.

While it is true that the car industry has faced a lot of financial challenges for the year, Toyota have been gaining more sales since November and they are even reporting impressive sales for Lexus, their luxury brand. Needless to say, this is a direct contrast over what’s happening with General Motors.

Many considers this report as something historic because this marks the first time that Toyota – a Japanese automaker per se – has made more sales than GM. Since 1950, GM has been on the top of the industry and the recent report has been the first time they didn’t held the top spot.

It was way back in 1965 when Toyota first started selling their cars in Canada and the recent reports have been nothing but good news for the company. "We're very grateful" Stephen Beatty, manager director of Toyota said. "From the start of the business, it has been all about trying to provide the best products and services to consumers and hoping they would see value in them".

Despite these, however, GM still retains the title for being the overall industry leader in sales for the year 2009. At the same time, the company remains optimistic. "Beneath the decline in sales volume,” GM’s vice president for sales Marc Comeau said, “there's an underlying strength building as customers continue to react very positively to our newest vehicles from our four core brands – Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac." Observers in the industry could surely anticipate, however, that GM will start making plans so that they don’t get the same beating around comes 2010.


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