Toyota sold 1.22 million Corollas in 2013, remains Best Selling Car of All Time

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The Toyota Corolla is the best selling car of all time and it seems that will not change anytime soon.  Toyota announced that global sales for the Toyota Corolla hit a record 1.22 million units in 2013.  The data was taken from Toyota’s internal data based on individual vehicle sales and reports from distributors of the Corolla from all around the world.

For Toyota and their best selling car, the Corolla, this represents a 5 percent increase from 2012.  As we all know the Corolla’s popularity is strong among people in 150 countries and regions all over the globe and is hard to beat since the car is so damn reliable, sturdy, and easy to fix.  In Afghanistan “Corollas are Forever” with almost 90% of the  cars on the roads being used Corollas from other countries.

“The Corolla stands as the international face of Toyota and touches millions of people across the globe every day,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager.  “Being the world’s best-selling car speaks volumes about the satisfaction and loyalty our customers feel about the Corolla and Toyota.”  Of course is that Corolla and Toyota loyalty or just the fact there is no other car as good as a Toyota Corolla?

Thanks to the recent Corolla redesign, which includes better design cues and elements along with improved fuel economy, the Corolla’s worldwide sales since its introduction since 1966 are over 40.72 million units as of February 2014.  This makes the Toyota Corolla the best-selling car of all time.  Outselling the VW Golf, Ford Mustang, and and VW Beetle.  (The Honda Super Cub is the best selling motorized vehicle of all time.  Honda has sold over 60+ million of these motorcycles all over the world.)

Based on Toyota’s analysis new vehicle registration data the Corolla has retain the title as the best selling car for 2013.  Global Toyota Corolla registrations were 1,098,524 million, which is a whole lot of Corollas.

This figure includes  all models and variations of the Corolla which includes the 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 US alone the new Toyota Corolla sold more than 300,000 units in 2013, a 4 percent increase over 2012.  Toyota stresses that in 2013, 97 percent of all Corollas sold in the U.S. were built in North America.  So the world’s best selling car is made in America too.

*Article originally published here


Adam Yamada-Hanff
Adam has always loved cars and anything with wheels. When he is not writing about interesting stories you might find him jamming on his saxophone, watching movies, creating art, or playing with his two dogs.