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Toyota Motor Corp. lost its title as the world's best-selling automaker to Volkswagen Group, ending the Japanese company's four-year reign, as demand for its flagship Camry sedan waned in the USA and sales in China expanded at a slower pace than the overall market.
The Japanese automaker, which had topped sales for the past four years, sold around 10.2 million automobiles worldwide in 2016. However, due to a slower-than-expected sales rate in China and waning Corolla sales in the United States, Toyota fell behind Volkswagen's record 10.38-million-vehicle sales for 2016.
Volkswagen Group soared past ToyotaMotor as the world's largest automaker in 2016, capturing the crown for the first time in a bittersweet accomplishment attributable nearly entirely to sales in China.
The increase in Volkswagen sales came on the back of surging demand in China, its second-largest market after Europe.
J&J Boosts Drug Roster With $30B Actelion Deal
The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter, with J&J commencing the tender offer by mid-February. However, Johnson & Johnson withdrew from the discussions in mid-December, and Sanofi approached Actelion about a deal.
Toyota also suffered in the key US market past year, with a 2% decline in sales, according to Autodata. Although Trump also threatened German carmakers with a 35% tariff on vehicles imported into the usa, it isn't a big market for Volkswagen, even before its brand was tarnished by scandal.
U.S. vehicle giant General Motors posts its annual sales figures next week, but is set to take the bronze position behind both Toyota and VW. The Japanese automaker had held the crown for seven of the last eight years, having passed General Motors in 2008 for the top spot. GM makes the Cadillac and Opel cars.
Nintendo Switch Will Sell 40 Million Units in Four Years
It forms the most important launch title for the Nintendo Switch , but on the same day the Wii U version will be released. That game will be the last one Nintendo will ever release for the Wii U , capping the console with a wonderful coda.
Although it has taken a decade, Volkswagen has clearly dethroned Toyota as the world's largest carmaker.
Volkswagen's claim to the world's largest carmaker comes as the company is entangled in an emissions scandal.
It posted strong increases in China and Europe previous year, although deliveries plunged 34% in Brazil and slipped almost 3% in the U.S. "Toyota has made investment to build a new plant in Mexico and will have limited options to appeal to Trump".
Mr Assad has said he would give amnesty to insurgents who lay down their arms but they are unlikely to agree at this juncture. Iran is backing Assad's government with ground troops while Russian Federation is supporting it with airpower.
Mercedes-AMG F1 used the new driver announcement to also confirm it would launch its new W08 Hybrid race vehicle on February 23. So, Massa returns to Williams , Bottas moves over to Merc, and we have a 2017 F1 championship shaping up quite nicely...
During the test, Hopkins and Ferguson got into a mockup version of the Starliner spacecraft to test the suit's mobility. The gas intact and output valves are located on the abdomen of the suit for easy access where they are needed the most.
Freshman Lauri Markkanen has led the way for the Wildcats, picking up much of the scoring that has been left by Trier's absence. As soon as the test come back clear, Trier will be able to play and provide another scorer for the Wildcats.
Capcom has successfully reinvented Resident Evil in the past, the most notable deviation being the brilliant Resident Evil 4. Per the reviews, you can expect to get lost and stuck in a puzzle while fearing for your dear life.
Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh left Saturday night Banjul, for an exile in Guinea, local medias reported Saturday night. Jammeh announced Saturday that he would step down from power after last-chance talks with leaders from West African countries.
Rivera was convicted in the '80s for his involvement in F.A.L.N., the Spanish acronym for the Armed Forces of National Liberation. The protocol protects Lopez Rivera for being a person arrested in conflict against colonial occupation.
The victor of the encounter will face either Alaves or Celta Vigo , with Real Madrid crashing out to Celta Vigo . The first leg of the semifinal is scheduled for the 1 of February, with the second leg scheduled for February 8.
The U.S. peso has fallen steeply in tandem with Trump's threats to build a border wall and tax Mexican imports. Trump has pledged to renegotiate the three-nation trade agreement and slap tariffs on imports.
It is a highly sensitive situation, not to mention complicated, though not everyone involved is against what Zuckerberg is doing. He continued: 'For most of these folks, they will now receive money for something they never even knew they had.
Netanyahu Backs Trump's Wall as A 'Great Idea'
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Tommy Fleetwood takes Abu Dhabi title
Tommy Fleetwood admitted it was good to see his persistence pay off after winning on Sunday at the Abu Dhabi Championship. Fleetwood birdied two of his final three (including the last) for the win. "I just didn't roll any putts in".
Tesla Just Rolled Out its Autopilot Update to All HW2 Cars
Forward collision warning (FCW): A system that warns the driver of an imminent frontal collision with audible and visual warnings. It was a major victory for Tesla, and one that saved the company from having to issue a massive recall on the systems.
Italy avalanche: Ten survivors found buried in hotel
One boy who identified himself as Edoardo said he had been one of three children trapped, along with one woman, in the same room. The force of the snow reduced much of it to rubble and spread debris across the valley floor.
Westbrook says he is not on speaking terms with Durant
Thompson's excellent defense on Westbrook and Green's usual lock-down effort against everyone else sparked the Warriors' attack. It is safe to say that Westbrook did not take too kindly to the taunt by Pachulia as he added "I'm gonna get his ass back".
The Trouble With India's Bull-Taming Ban
A socially explosive issue which has divided Tamil Nadu from the rest of India threatens to spill over into Singapore. It is also about not being happy with the unilateral "Nationalism" being forced down the throats of all Indians.
30 missing after avalanche buries hotel in Italy
Inside the hotel, they found a scene of utter destruction as the weight of the snow collapsed the roof down to the ground floor. The region is still recovering from a series of earthquakes and aftershocks in August that killed more than 200 people.
Mystery as thousands of Skittles found on road
Sheriff's deputies discovered the candy-covered County Highway S in Beaver Dam, Wis., shortly before 9 p.m. Thousands of Skittles fell off the back of a flatbed pickup truck and spilled onto a highway in Wisconsin.