Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces today that cumulative global sales of the Toyota “Corolla” surpassed 40 million as of July 31, 2013, reaching 40.013 million units.
Launched in November 1966 as a two-door sedan, the Corolla’s global cumulative sales reached 1 million units after just four years on the market. In 1997, it became the world’s best selling nameplate, with global cumulative sales exceeding 22.656 million units. Last year, approximately 1.161 million Corolla vehicles were sold globally—3,180 every day —in more than 150 countries and regions.
Cumulative global sales of the Corolla account for one in five of all vehicles Toyota has sold in its 76-year history—a testament to the vehicle’s significant contribution to the growth of the company.
Talking about this important milestone, Mr. Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD and CEO, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said: “We are delighted to celebrate this important milestone in the 76 year history of Corolla sales across the globe. This milestone stands testimony to Corolla’s popularity and worldwide acceptance.
We are glad that we introduced this flagship model of Toyota in India in the year 2003.The Corolla Altis has been loved and appreciated by our Indian customers. We hope the Corolla will continue to bring happiness and well-being to people in India as around the world”.
The history of the ever-evolving Corolla, filled with examples of technology and quality improvement and efforts to better anticipate customer needs, is emblematic of Toyota’s ever-better car accomplishments of today.