Toyota has recently announced that the global sales of its Corolla has surpassed 1.22 million units in 2013, according to the company’s internal data based on individual vehicle sales reporting from its distributors.
The 5% year-over-year increase confirms the Corolla’s perennial popularity among loyal customers in approximately 150 countries and regions worldwide.
“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.”
Thanks to the recent redesign, Toyota Corolla’s worldwide cumulative sales since its introduction in 1966 has topped 40.72 million units as of February 2014, making it the all-time best-selling vehicle model.
Based on Toyota’s analysis of Polk new vehicle registration data from IHS Automotive,which captures 96% of global new vehicle volumes, the Corolla is the world’s best-selling vehicle model for 2013 with global registrations of 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.