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Toyota 2007 global sales up 6% to 9.37 mln vehicles

TOKYO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp 7203.T said on Thursday its group sold 9.37 million vehicles worldwide in 2007, up 6 percent from the year earlier. [ID:nT212313]

The final tally was 10,000 units higher than the estimate of 9.36 million it gave late last month due to an overshoot at minivehicle unit Daihatsu Motor Co 7262.T. Figures at truck maker Hino Motors Ltd 7205.T were unchanged.

Toyota itself fell short by about 10,000 vehicles in Japan but offset that in China thanks to brisk sales of the Camry sedan and the high-end Lexus cars.

The global sales result almost certainly nudged Toyota past General Motors Corp GM.N as the world's biggest automaker. GM has yet to announce its results for 2007. [ID:nT206622] (Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim)

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