Nov. 30, 2016
Corolla by the Numbers
Corolla by the Numbers
For 50 years, the Corolla has made significant records of various kinds, such as the “World’s Best-Selling Car”. Here, you can find out major milestones and achievements of the Corolla.
Number of Global Cumulative Sales
Since the launch of the first-generation Corolla in 1966, over 44.1 million Corollas* have been sold globally.
How long would it be if all 44.1 million units of the Corolla were connected in one line?
Approximately 5 rounds of the earth
The equator of the earth is approximately 40,000km. It would correspond to around 194,000km* if 44.1 million units of the Corolla which have been sold across 50 years were connected in one line. This would cover around 5 rounds of the earth.
What is the ratio which the Corolla accounts for among the total number of Toyota’s global sales since its creation?
1 out of 5
Since Toyota’s founding around 80 years ago, over 230 million vehicles have been sold. Within that number, approximately 44.1 million units of the Corolla have been sold, with 1 out of 5 cars being a Corolla.
What is the rate at which the Corolla is being sold worldwide?
1 unit per 15 seconds (approx.)
1.34 million vehicles sold in 2015 would arrive at an average of 5,850 units sold per day. So, we could say that one Corolla is sold in about every 15 seconds worldwide.
The Number of Countries and Regions where the Corolla is being sold
countries and regions
50 years have passed since the first-generation Corolla was exported to Australia in 1966. Currently, the Corolla is sold in over 150 countries and regions.
The Number of Annual Sales (in 2015)
Among the 1.34 million units sold globally in 2015, North American sales of the Corolla accounted for the highest figure, with annual sales hitting approximately 411,000units. China comes after North America, with sales at around 306,000units.
The total driving distance of the Corollas that were sold in 2015
More than 50 round trips between the earth and the sun
The total driving distance of 1.34 million units sold in 2015 would assumably be at least more than about 1.51 billion km, the distance* with which you could travel more than 50 round trips between the earth to the sun.
Source: “Motor Vehicle Transport Survey” (2015) by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Worldwide Corolla Plants
13 Countries/Regions and 16 Plants
Currently, Corolla production sites have expanded to 13 countries/regions and 16 plants. Production of the Corolla has been localized in each region.
The total Production Volume
Total in Japan: 26 million,
Total Outside of Japan: 18 million
Corolla production outside of Japan started in Malaysia and Australia in 1968*. Today, the annual Corolla production outside of Japan exceeds that of the production in Japan, which is the symbolic milestone of the Corolla, signifying that it is truly a global model not only in terms of sales, but also in terms of production.