Toyota puts sales at 9.7 million

Record outlook for ’12 shows reversal from disastrous ’11

Posted: December 28, 2012 at 12:39 a.m.

Japanese automaker Toyota is in line this year to regain its crown as the world’s No. 1 automaker, dethroning General Motors Co. of the U.S.

Toyota expects to sell a record 9.7 million vehicles this year, bouncing back by 22 percent from a disaster-struck 2011. It has set an even higher target of 9.91 million vehicles for 2013.

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Business, Pages 21 on 12/28/2012