Toyota kept its title as the world's top-selling carmaker in 2015, putting it ahead of scandal-ridden Volkswagen and US rival General Motors. Toyota sold more than 10 million vehicles last year, beating its own forecast.
Ebbing interest in diesel-engine vehicles and more public holidays caused car sales in Germany to decline in May compared to a year earlier. But experts said the domestic car market remains in good shape overall.
German authorities have raided Rupert Stadler's home as part of an investigation into his involvement in Dieselgate. He has denied any involvement in the emissions cheating scandal.
German politicians and business leaders are increasingly worried about the long-term impact of the domestic carmakers' emissions-cheating scam. Dieselgate doesn't look like it's going to die down anytime soon.
German automaker Volkswagen posted a doubled net profit in 2017, selling more cars than ever before. Its bottom line held up despite an emissions scandal, but fallout from a recent testing scandal lies ahead.
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