Belfast Telegraph

Volkswagen overtakes Toyota in vehicle sales

German car giant Volkswagen said that it saw sales of more than 8m vehicles last year, putting it ahead of Japan's Toyota.

A Germany news agency cited Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn as saying in Detroit t hat VW had delivered 8.156m vehicles in 2011, a 14% rise over the previous year.

Toyota has reported sales of 7.9m vehicles in 2011, while General Motors has not yet reported.