With the exception of struggling Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Japanese auto makers produced more vehicles than ever before in 2004, with several companies achieving record levels of output and sales. Toyota Motor Corp., Japan’s largest car maker and No.2 in the world in terms of sales, reported total production of 6.723 million vehicles in 2004 – a new high for the company and a 10.6% increase from year-ago. Almost half of all Toyotas were produced outside of Japan in 2004, the company says. ...

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