Toyota has regained its crown as the world's top car-maker. The Japanese firm said its global vehicle sales for last year were a record 9.748 million vehicles - bigger than the estimate it gave last month of about 9.7 million vehicles, according to MSN News.
It was already clear that Toyota had dethroned General Motors as the Detroit-based car giant fell short, selling 9.29 million vehicles.
GM had been the top-selling car-maker for more than seven decades before losing the title to Toyota in 2008. It retook the sales crown in 2011, when Toyota's production was hit by the earthquake and tsunami in north-eastern Japan.
Volkswagen of Germany, the world's No 3 car-maker, sold a record 9.1 million vehicles around the world.
"Rather than going after numbers, we hope to make fine products, one by one, to keep our customers satisfied. The numbers are just a result of our policy. And our policy will continue unchanged," said Toyota spokeswoman Shino Yamada.