Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced that global sales of the Corolla, the world’s most popular car, has reached 1.22 million units in 2013 according to the company’s internal data based on individual vehicle sales reporting from its distributors. The 5 per cent year-over-year increase confirms the Corolla’s perennial popularity among loyal customers in approximately 150 countries and regions around the world. Corolla’s worldwide cumulative sales since its introduction in 1966 topped 40.72 million units as of February 2014, making it the all-time best -selling vehicle model.
The recent Corolla sales is a further reflection of it being the international face of Toyota touching millions of people across the globe on daily basis, consequently, undoubtedly customers satisfaction and loyalty to the model and brand allowing it to be the globes’s best- selling car. The Corolla offers low operating costs and reliable trouble free motoring stemming from quality engineering, along with outstanding comfort levels.
Based on Toyota’s analysis of Polk new vehicle registration data from IHS Automotive, which captures 96 percent of the global new vehicle volumes, the Corolla is the world’s best-selling vehicle model for 2013 globally registering 1,098,524 million units.
This figure includes Corolla sedan and other variations in name such as Corolla Axio, Corolla Altis and Corolla EX 4-door sedans. The subscripts “Axio” “Altis” and “EX” denote trim levels of the 4-door Corolla sedan sold in various global regions, including Japan. Also included are the Corolla-badged Fielder and Rumion 5-door wagons.
In the Middle East, considering its appealing new look launched end of 2013, the Corolla sales easily reached 106,388 units last year, a 27% increase as compared to 2012.
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