Motor Corp. says it built 8.09 million units in 2006, an increase of 10% from 2005.
When factoring in’s Daihatsu and units, the auto maker’s total global production grew 9.5% to 9.02 million units, approaching the 9.18 million Corp. built in 2006.
Toyota saw its total overseas production, which includes Toyota and Daihatsu brands, rise for the fifteenth consecutive year, to 8.6% or 3.93 million units, a record tally.
Toyota’s exports jumped a hefty 23.6% to 2.71 million units in 2006, with a 29.8% rise in passenger-car exports offsetting a 19.4% drop in truck and bus shipments.
Total Japanese domestic production was up for the fifth straight year at 10.3% to 5.09 million units, but Japanese sales were flat at 2.37 million units. Excluding Daihatsu and, sales of Toyota vehicles slipped 1.3% to 1.70 million units last year, reflecting Japan’s depressed new-vehicle market.
However, Toyota’s market share in Japan, excluding minivehicles, is at a record 45.5%. Including Daihatsu, Hino and minivehicle sales, Toyota’s total market share in Japan for 2006 was 41.3%, also a record high.
Meanwhile,Motor Co. Ltd. reportedly has overtaken Motor Co. Ltd. in Japan for the No.2 spot in total global output, with 3.63 million units assembled in 2006, a 6.6% increase.
’s total global production fell 7.7% to 3.24 million units in the year.
Smaller Japanese auto makersMotor Corp. and Motors Corp. had mixed results in 2006 output.
’s worldwide vehicle production rose 12.1% to 1.29 million units, while ’s output fell 3.6% to 1.31 million units in 2006.