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Toyota Aims To Boost Global Sales By 21 Percent

Toyota Motor Corp. said it is aiming to expand global sales in 2012 by 21 percent from a year earlier to 9.58 million units.

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday it is aiming to expand global sales in 2012, including at subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co. and Hino Motors Ltd., by 21 percent from a year earlier to 9.58 million units.

Of the total, Toyota is hoping to boost overseas group sales by 18 percent to 7.26 million units and domestic sales by 30 percent to 2.32 million units.

Breaking down the worldwide sales projection, Toyota said it is aiming to increase sales of its vehicles by 21 percent to 8.58 million units, those of Daihatsu vehicles by 17 percent to 850,000 units and those of Hino vehicles by 23 percent to 150,000 units.

As for domestic sales, the automaker aims to sell 1.63 million units, revising upward its projection in January in response to the government's decision to revive a subsidy program for fuel-efficient vehicles.

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