Xinhau News service has reported that Toyota will boost global production in 2006 up to more than 9.2 million units, which is a 12 percent increase over 2005. The Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported yesterday that the amount would certainly be enough to top General Motors in 2006, which plans on "only" producing 9.12 million units globally.
Is this significant news, though? We all knew this would happen some day, if not this year then the next. GM should still be given credit for the many models it?s currently producing that are designed and built well like the Corvette, Cadillac CTS and Pontiac Solstice, to name a few. One could make the case that its image and not its product is the problem.