Toyota sells 40 million Corollas in 47 years
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Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that worldwide sales of the Toyota Corolla has surpassed 40 million as on July 31, 2013. Toyota estimates to have sold 40.013 million units of the car since the launch.
The Corolla, which was launched in 1966, hit the 1 million mark after being on the market for 4 years. Comparatively, Toyota sold approximately 1.161 million units of the Corolla, in 2012 alone! The current statistic is that 3,180 Corolla’s are sold on an average, daily, globally.
The Corolla is currently made in 14 worldwide locations such as Japan, Thailand, South Africa, Canada, Pakistan, India, etc. Production of the next generation Corolla (US spec model) began in Mississippi recently, while that of the Euro and ASEAN model commenced in Turkey.
Mr. Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD and CEO, Toyota Kirloskar Motor –
We are delighted to celebrate this important milestone in the 46 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.
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