Toyota plan could leave No. 1 GM in the dust.
TOKYO - Toyota announced an ambitious plan Wednesday to boost global sales to 9.8 million vehicles in 2008 - driving home a message of stellar success as its troubled U.S. rivals are closing plants and scaling back production. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. already surpassed Ford Motor Co. as the world?s No. 2 automaker in annual global vehicle sales in 2003.