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Toyota beats GM to snatch U.S. sales crown for 1st time

Global chip crunch forces American automakers to sharply cut production

A Toyota car dealership is seen in Daly City, California. The Japanese automaker took the top spot in U.S. sales for the first time in 2021.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Toyota Motor has overtaken GM to claim the top spot in U.S. auto sales for the first time, according to 2021 figures released Tuesday.

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