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Toyota Keeps Slim Lead Over GM Despite Recall Woes

Toyota managed to hold onto the title of world's No. 1 automaker last year, despite numerous safety recalls that took a toll on its sales. Toyota sold 8.42 million vehicles worldwide in 2010, enough to barely edge out resurgent General Motors, which rang up sales of 8.39 million.

December Auto Sales: Set to End 2010 in High Gear

The economy may be less robust than most Americans would like, but that didn't stop many of them from hitting car dealer showrooms in December, likely propelling auto sales in the final month of 2010 to 1.13 million units, the year's highest levels.

Ford May Reduce Lineup to as Few as 20 Models

Ford may reduce the number of models its sells to as few as 20, CEO Alan Mulally said Monday. "Fewer brands means you can put more focus into improving the quality of engineering," he said. The second-largest U.S. automaker has been surging ahead in both sales and honors over the past year.

Toyota May Recall Prius to Fix Brakes

Toyota is reportedly preparing to recall at least 311,000 2010 Priuses to fix a problem with their brakes. Unlike the mechanical issues which led to the two recent recalls of 8 million Toyotas for unintended acceleration, the problem with the Prius is apparently a software issue.

GM and Chrysler: A Hard Road in 2010

Once icons of American industrial might, GM and Chrysler have cut jobs, closed plants, eliminated models and shed storied brands. Racing to turn business around, both companies still have a long way to go to convince consumers their products are worthy of consideration.