The automakers, led by Toyota, include BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Subaru
Volkswagen AG sold just over 7 million vehicles worldwide during the nine months, making it a close third.
Year’s profit of $61.4-billion approaching $69-billion cumulative loss during recession of a few years ago
Net income from April through June fell by $1-billion compared to 2011, dropped to $1.5-billion
Posted sales of 126,089 units for month, 14,000 more than 112,026 sold in July 2011
Total sales for year could top record 1.7-million units sold in 2002
Investment will allow for flexible manufacturing that will support production of new turbo engines
Ford Motor Co. will increase factory production in the first quarter because of higher demand for Ford and Lincoln cars and trucks.