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Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy


"Hybrid Nation"

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Toyota revving up to overtake GM

By Chang-Ran Kim

Toyota expects to produce a record 9.42 million vehicles in 2007 - a four per cent rise that should see it over-take General Motors and become the world's biggest auto maker.

As the Japanese firm woos buyers worldwide with cars seen as safe, affordable and fuel efficient, US rivals GM and Ford are fighting falling market share, closing factories and shedding thousands of jobs.

Soaring fuel prices have battered Detroit's auto heartland, with customers shunning gas-guzzling pickups in favour of cheaper-to-run models from Japanese and South Korean car makers.

Asked about the possibility of passing GM in 2007 - Toyota's 70th anniversary - company president Katsuaki Watanabe said: "That would merely be a result, not a goal.

"The important thing is to be a leader in car-making, and that's done by improving products."

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