Sept 1 (Reuters) - Robust growth in car sales in emerging markets such as China, Russia, Brazil and India has helped automakers such as Toyota Motor and Volkswagen ride a downturn in North America and Western Europe. Detroit's General Motors and Ford, meanwhile, succumbed to the slump in their backyard, ceding the No.1 and No.3 spots. Following is a list of the world's top 10 auto groups ranked by vehicle sales in the first half of 2008, with the previous year's ranking in brackets. ...
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