Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that cumulative global sales of the Toyota “Corolla” surpassed 40 million in July, reaching 40.01 million units. This milestone marks another historic achievement for the Corolla, Toyota’s perennial global car.
Marking the milestone, Corolla Chief Engineer Shinichi Yasui said, “I feel this car has been nurtured by people all over the world and I am very proud to have contributed to its foundation and grateful to all those who have owned and loved their Corollas.”
When the first Corolla rolled off the production line, many basic safety features were still optional. To meet the needs of families, Toyota later decided to include many of these features as standard.
Yasui added, “The key to the Corolla’s success is the faithful passing down of its original development concept from Tatsuo Hasegawa: that the Corolla must bring happiness and well-being to people around the world.”
Currently, the Corolla is produced at 15 plants worldwide, which accounts for one in five vehicles sold in Toyota’s 76-year history.