DETROIT – There will be no gnashing of teeth if, as expected, General Motors Corp. loses its global sales crown to Toyota Motor Corp. “Leadership is important,” says Mark LaNeve, vice president-vehicle sales, service and marketing, GM North America. “But what’s most important is that we grow our reputation.” GM, which has held the top sales spot for 76 years, has not released its final data for 2007 or a forecast for full-2008. But industry forecasts call for Toyota to surpass GM as the ...

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