General Motors had a solid year in 2007, with global sales up 1.9 percent from 2006. But it is now the world's second-largest automaker.
GM slipped well behind Toyota Motor Corp. in global sales. GM sold 8,885,599 vehicles in 2007, while Toyota says it sold an estimated 9,370,000.
Toyota will issue an official total in about a month.
It was widely reported last week that the two automakers finished in a dead heat for the No. 1 spot. Here is why: In its total, GM includes 516,435 vehicles of the Wuling brand in China.