The Toyota Corolla claimed the world’s best seller status in 2013, with internal data confirming 1.22 million recorded sales. It’s evidence of the enduring popularity of a name-plate that has been going strong since 1966, amassing a record 40.72 million cumulative sales by the end of February this year.

Of course it’s not just a single car that’s achieved this feat, but a model range that has regularly changed with the times to give customers exactly what they want, right at the heart of the market. The appeal of the latest generation Corolla is proving particularly strong, helping it post a five per cent year-on-year increase in sales across 150 countries and regions worldwide.

Even though the Corolla name has not been part of Toyota’s UK line-up since 2007, more than half a million were sold here from the mid-1960s and almost 200,000 are still on the road today.

The 2013 figures have been calculated by Toyota Motor Sales in the USA using independent Polk new vehicle registration data from IHS Automotive, which captures 96 percent of global new vehicle volumes, confirms Corolla is the world’s best-selling vehicle model for 2013 with global registrations of 1,098,524 units.

This figure includes Corolla saloon and other variations bearing the Corolla name, such as Corolla Axio, Corolla Altis and Corolla EX trim levels of the Corolla saloon sold in Japan and other world markets. The Corolla-badged Fielder and Rumion hatchbacks are also included.


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