Autopia reported that in July, Toyota passed Ford for the number two spot, while Honda outsold DaimlerChrysler for the first time ever.
Sales of the Ford F-series pickup fell 43.5 percent last month, and the Explorer SUV were down more than 50 percent during July, according to The New York Times.
Toyota hybrids and small cars lead its passenger division to its best July ever. Toyota sold 5,023 of the Camry Hybrids and 10,137 of the Yaris subcompact (outselling the staple Ford Taurus, which dropped by one-third) . The Prius hybrid posted July sales of 11,114, an increase of 19.3 percent over the previous year. ... read entire article
It looks like gasoline prices are really having an effect. How long before Toyota will be the world's largest automaker. It will take years, if ever, for US automakers to catch up.