Toyota tops General Motors sales in first half of 2008
General Motors Corp. said its global sales fell 5 percent in the second quarter of the year, sapped by a steep decline in U.S. sales, even as Toyota Motor Corp. widened its lead in its race to lead worldwide sales for the first time.
Bob Lutz: "There's no doubt that a design-driven philosophy is the only one that will work. People who are not sensitive to design, people who don't care about vehicles, people who view a vehicle as an appliance, they just default to Toyota. We will never win that one."