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Toyota Motor Corporation, or simply Toyota, is the biggest car seller globally, beating Germany's Volkswagen AG for a second year running.
According to Reuters, the Japanese automaker saw sales rise by 10.1% in 2021, to hit 10.5 million units. The sales also include those sold by its affiliates Lexus, Daihatsu Motors and Hino Motors.
In comparison, Volkswagen sold 8.9 million, the lowest sales figure in 10 years.
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Toyota's performance was despite the ongoing shortage of semi-conductors that arose during the pandemic and disrupted supply chains globally.
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Despite the high number of vehicles produced in 2021, the carmaker said it would probably fall short of a production target of 9 million vehicles in the fiscal year ended March 31 because of disruptions related to the pandemic.
In Kenya, the number of luxury vehicles sold in 2021 declined by 25% to 114 units. The figure is down from the 152 units sold in 2020.
TUKO.co.ke reported that most luxury car dealers registered declined sales on the back of higher showroom prices and supply problems caused by a shortage of semi-conductors globally.
According to the Kenya Motor Industry Association, luxury car dealers, including DT Dobie and Inchcape Kenya, all recorded a decline in orders.
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For instance, the number of Porsche vehicles sold declined from 25 in 2020 to one in 2021.
The drop came after Porsche AG, the model's owner, cancelled the contract of Porsche Centre Nairobi in 2020, which led to the reduced stock of the vehicle. The company is yet to name a new dealer.
The number of Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover models sold declined to 20 in 2021, from the 36 units sold the previous year.
The vehicles are sold by Inchcape, which sells Jaguar. Orders for Jaguar also dropped, from six units in 2020 to four in 2021.
During the period, Bentley Nairobi only sold one vehicle.
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