By Maya Rhodan
January 15, 2015

General Motors set a new record in 2014, the year when its CEO landed in the hot seat as the company recalled millions of vehicles over safety issues, by selling more than 9.9. million of them worldwide.

The automaker said in a statement Tuesday that sales were up 2% from 2013, likely placing the it third in global sales for the year. Volkswagen sold 10.4 million vehicles in 2014, according to AFP, while reports indicate Toyota may have sold 10.22 million.

Deliveries to China rose 12% to 3.54 million vehicles, and North American deliveries rose 6% to 3.4 million.

“GM is making solid progress and has good momentum,” CEO Mary Barra said in the statement.

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