UPDATE 2-Toyota overtakes GM in Q1 global vehicle sales

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(Adds background on quality issues) By Chang-Ran Kim, Asia auto correspondent TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) - Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. outsold General Motors Corp. by around 90,000 vehicles in the first quarter, moving a step closer to unseating its U.S. rival as the world's biggest automaker. Toyota has been widely expected to challenge 99-year-old GM this year for the top spot in global sales -- a position the Detroit behemoth has held for 76 years -- but the milestone came ...

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