The Corolla sedan has been named the world’s bestseller in 2013 after the company’s data confirmed sales of 1.22 million units in 2013. Sales figures for the Corolla were 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.
The data confirmed Corolla as the world’s bestselling car for the year 2013 with global registrations of 1,098,524 units. These numbers indicate 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 2014.
Over the years, the model range has received considerable changes and Toyota has said, the appeal of the latest-generation Corolla is helping it post a five percent year-on-year increase in sales across 150 countries and regions worldwide. This figure includes the Corolla sedan and other variations bearing the Corolla name, such as Corolla Axio, Corolla Altis (in India) and Corolla EX trim levels of the Corolla sedan sold in Japan and other world markets.
The Corolla-badged Fielder and Rumion hatchbacks are also included. In India, Toyota revealed the new Corolla Altis at the Auto Expo in February. The launch of the sedan is planned for May 27 and dealerships have already started accepting bookings.