Toyota says first-half global sales rise 3.8 pct

TOKYO, July 30 Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:17pm EDT

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TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said its first-half groupwide global sales rose 3.8 percent to 5.097 million vehicles, achieving a record for first-half sales as its reign at the top of the global auto industry comes under threat from Volkswagen AG.

Toyota said its overseas sales in the first half rose 2.9 percent to 3.85 million vehicles. (Reporting by Maki Shiraki; Editing by Edmund Klamann)

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