Toyota Corolla Mideast sales up 27pc
Manama, May 22, 2014
The all-new Toyota Corolla, which was launched in the Middle East at the end of last year, sold 106,388 units, a 27 per cent increase as compared to 2012, said a report.
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) said the global sales of its Corolla has reached 1.22 million units in 2013.
The vehicle saw a five per cent year-over-year increase in approximately 150 countries and regions around the world, according to the company’s internal data based on individual vehicle sales reporting from its distributors.
Corolla’s worldwide cumulative sales since its introduction in 1966 topped 40.72 million units as of February, making it the all-time best -selling vehicle model, said a statement.
Nobuyuki Negishi, chief representative of Mena Representative Office, said: “The Corolla represents 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 have towards the Corolla and Toyota brand.
“With the Corolla, customers get to enjoy a car with a legendary global reputation for providing excellent value for money, low operating costs and reliable trouble free motoring stemming from quality engineering, along with outstanding comfort levels. The 2014 Corolla continues this successful evolution to add to the Corolla’s remarkable success story over the years.”
The Corolla, currently produced at 15 plants worldwide, accounts for one in five vehicles sold in Toyota’s 76-year history.
In 1997, the Corolla became the world’s best-selling nameplate, with global cumulative sales exceeding 22.65 million units. More than a million units have been sold each year since 2002. - TradeArabia News Service