General Motors Is World’s Third Largest, And Nearly Landed In #4

General Motors is (semi) officially world’s third-largest automaker. As part of its earnings release, the Detroit automaker today said it delivered 9.97 million vehicles worldwide in 2016.

A stronger-than-usual 4th quarter brought GM closer to number one Volkswagen, and number two Toyota. Still, with some 250,000 units behind Toyota, GM, has to make do again with its long-held #3 rank.  It nearly was put into fourth place by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The acquisition of Mitsubishi brought the Alliance within 3,891 units of GM, I was told today in Paris. The Alliance is expected to release these data later today.

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