General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has sold 9.71 million cars and trucks last year. This is a 4% increase from 2012. GM especially saw growth in China and the U.K. Based on these numbers, GM has surpassed third-place Volkswagen. Volkswagen sold 9.5 million light vehicles across the globe. Toyota will be releasing their numbers next week. In 2012, Toyota sold around 9.7 million cars and trucks. General Motors used to be the top selling car company for 7 decades until Toyota passed them in 2008.