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TOYOTA-WATANABE
(2007-04-20)
(wgvu) - TOYOTA PRESIDENT KATSUAKI WATANABE ISN'T READY TO
CLAIM VICTORY IN THE COMPANY'S MOVE TO REPLACE G-M AS THE WORLD'S
TOP AUTOMAKER.
SPEAKING TONIGHT FOLLOWING HIS KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE SOCIETY OF
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS WORLD CONGRESS IN DETROIT, WATANABE SAYS ALL
THE NUMBERS MUST BE IN BEFORE TOYOTA CAN CLAIM THE TOP SPOT.
TOYOTA'S GLOBAL VEHICLE PRODUCTION REACHED 9.018 MILLION IN 2006. IT WAS THE COMPANY'S
FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR OF GROWTH.
STRUGGLING G-M AND ITS AFFILIATES PRODUCED 9.18 MILLION VEHICLES WORLDWIDE LAST YEAR.
WATANABE DID SAY TOYOTA MUST CONTINUE IMPROVING ITS QUALITY FROM
THE TOP DOWN TO REMAIN A LEADER IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY.

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