Toyota stays global No.1

Toyota has outpaced Volkswagen to hold onto the title of the world’s largest carmaker for the fourth year running. The Japanese carmaker sold 10.5 million vehicles last year, up slightly on 2014’s result, compared with second-placed Volkswagen’s 9.9 million, down sharply on the previous year’s numbers as the Dieselgate scandal turned off buyers in some markets. General Motors rounded out the top three, selling 9.8 million vehicles globally for the year, also slightly down on 2014’s result.