Auto sales in 2009 have been a real stinker, but companies are starting to feel a bit more bullish about the immediate future of the industry. Earlier this week, Ford announced that it was bumping Q3 production by 10%, and now Toyota is getting more aggressive still by adding 65,000 units to its Q2 quota. The Aishi, Japan-based automaker plans to add production to its most popular models. The Camry, Corolla, Sienna, Tundra, Tacoma and Rav4 are all going to see more action during the summer month
General Motors saw worldwide sales dip 7.7 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, down to 2.4 million units. U.S. sales are dragging down GM's global results, falling 15.4 percent compared to the same quarter last year. With U.S. sales making up roughly half of GM's global sales, the U.S. drop of 200,000 units in Q2 accounts for nearly all of the worldwide decline in sales.