So who was the global Big Dog in 2007, General Motors or Toyota?
All the numbers aren't in — but Toyota exceeded its sales forecast, increasing the pressure on GM, which has yet to announce final figures.
Toyota's global sales climbed 6 percent to a record 9.37 million vehicles in 2007. Toyota had been forecasting 9.36 million.
In 2006, GM lost the crown to Toyota. Toyota's sales were 8.8 million that year, compared with GM's 8.7 million.
Looking ahead, GM says output will fall 2.4 percent in the first quarter. Toyota, by contrast, is predicting another strong year. It sees higher U.S. sales in 2008 and expects global sales to rise 5 percent.