Toyota outpaced by Volkswagen? Not if you deduct UBAR

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - MARCH 11:  Cars by German automaker Volkswagen AG stand parked in one of two towers at the Autostadt customer reception center at the Volkswagen factory on the day of VW's annual press conference on March 11, 2010 in Wolfsburg, Germany. VW Chairman Martin Winterkorn admitted that VW had been affected by the worldwide financial crisis in 2009, though reported that many of VW's brands reported growth, especially in China. VW customers who come to Wolfsburg to pick up their car in person receive their new car after a robot extracts the car from one of the two towers and brings it to them via an automated, underground transport system. Each of the two towers hold 400 cars.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Toyota made headlines today, as Volkswagen surpassed the Japanese automaker in half year sales and production. Actually, it’s old news. VW had edged past TMC in May already. And the distance between the two has narrowed in June. And then, there’s UBAR. [Continue Reading]

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