Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) USA Inc., today announced Corolla global sales of 1.22 million units in 2013, according to the company’s internal data based on individual vehicle sales reporting from its distributors. This 5 percent year-over-year increase confirms the Corolla’s popularity among customers in approximately 150 countries around the world.
Thanks to the recent redesign, including amplified elements of design and improved fuel economy, the Toyota 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. Also, the Corolla was named a top safety pick in 2013 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and was awarded a 5-star rating for overall safety by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which is the highest grade given by the agency.
“The Corolla stands as the international face of Toyota and touches millions of people across the globe every day. Being the world’s best-selling car speaks volumes about the satisfaction and loyalty our customers feel about the Corolla and Toyota.” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager.