What scandal? Volkswagen tops Toyota to become world’s biggest carmaker

HONG KONG — Volkswagen’s huge emissions scandal is still unfolding, but it hasn’t stopped the German company from dethroning Toyota as the world’s biggest selling automaker.

Toyota announced Monday that its global sales last year inched up 0.2% to 10.2 million vehicles. That leaves it behind the 10.3 million that VW delivered over the same period.

The Japanese giant had held on to the top spot for four years in a row after recapturing it from General Motors in 2012. Toyota lost out...

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