Tokyo: Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday that it expects to achieve 9.9 million global auto sales in 2013, up 2 percent from the figure expected this year.
The company also said that it plans to produce 9.94 million units globally next year, almost the same level as in 2012.
The figures were both group-wide which include sales and outputs at Daihatsu Moto Co. and Hino Motors Ltd.
Toyota expects its global production under the Toyota and Lexus brands only to hit 8.7 million units in 2013, nearly the same as the 8.74 million vehicles it sets for 2012, the automaker said.
Global sales under Toyota and Lexus brands are expected to be at 8.9 million vehicles in 2013, up 2.5 percent from the sales expected this year.
For 2012, Toyota eyed its group-wide production to be 9.92 million vehicles globally, up 26 percent from a year ago, as it recovers from a massive earthquake in northeastern Japan and Thai floods both took place in 2011.
The group-wide global sales for 2012 were expected at 9.7 million units, up 22 percent from the previous year.
First Published: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 00:19