Toyota, which had lost its first place ranking in global sales to Volkswagen, has once again surpassed Volkswagen to regain the top ranking. The diesel vehicle emissions scandal that plagued Volkswagen allowed Toyota to reconquer its first place ranking. Toyota’s sales, as reported by Toyota, totaled 8.35 million vehicles from January through October 2015. In the same period, Volkswagen sold 8.26 million vehicles. While sales of both Toyota and Volkswagen were below the same 2014 period, Toyota fell 1.2 %, while Volkswagen fell 1.7 %.