Toyota Group dethrons General Motors by sales volume in 2021 in the United States

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) is the automobile group with the highest sales volume in 2021 in the United States after registering more than 2.33 million registrations, representing an increase of 10.4% compared to 2020, according to the Company data.

Thus, it surpasses General Motors, the sales leader in the US market since 1931, which sold 2.21 million vehicles, representing a drop of 12.9%.

In December, Toyota registered 174,111 vehicles, 30.2% less than in the same month of the previous year, while General Motors sold 440,745 units, 42.9% less.

The Toyota brand registered sales of 150,072 units in December, which represents a decrease of 29.0%, while in the year as a whole, it accounted for more than 2 million vehicles, which represents an increase of 10.3%.

For its part, the Lexus brand registered sales of 24,043 vehicles in December, 37.1% less, while in the whole of 2021 it registered 304,476 units, 10.7% more.

“Despite a challenging second year in a row, TMNA ​​was focused on delivering an exceptional customer experience and we remain optimistic as our electrification strategy continues to evolve,” commented TMNA ​​Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Jack Hollis.

For its part, General Motors blames this decline in sales on the semiconductor crisis.

“In 2022, we plan to take advantage of the strength of the economy and the anticipated improvement in semiconductor supplies to increase our sales and share. We will also strengthen our leadership in the trucking sector and begin to lead the electric vehicle sector in North America with the launch of the electric GMC Hummer, the Cadillac Lyriq and the introduction of the electric Chevrolet Silverado and electric GMC Sierra, “explained General Motors Executive Vice President and North America Division President Steve Carlisle.

On the other hand, the American brand Ford closed 2021 in third place, after registering 1.9 million vehicles in the United States, which represents a drop of 6.8% compared to the 2.04 million units in 2020. In December, Ford registered 173,740 vehicles, 17.1% less compared to 209,520 units in 2020.

“Thanks to the great success of the Mustang Mach-E, Ford has risen to second place in sales of electric vehicles in the United States, behind only Tesla. Last year was a founding year for Ford in the electric vehicle segment. and this year we continue to expand, adding the F-150 Lightning and E-Transit to our electric, “said Ford vice president of sales for the United States and Canada, Andrew Frick.

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