Toyota Refutes Ford's Claims That the Focus Was The Best-Selling Car in the World

Yesterday Ford announced that the Focus was the best-selling car in the world last year, according to the latest Polk data. Now Toyota is refuting Ford’s claims and states that the Toyota Corolla was actually was actually the best-selling car.

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Yesterday Ford announced that the Focus was the best-selling car in the world last year, according to the latest Polk data. Now Toyota is refuting Ford’s claims and states that the Toyota Corolla was actually was actually the best-selling car.
Yesterday Ford said that 1,020,410 Focus models were sold last year worldwide, making it the best-seller, but Toyota is saying that the Corolla actually beat that number. “Toyota sold 1.16 million Corolla nameplate vehicles globally in 2012,” Mike Michels, Toyota’s U.S. vice president of communications stated. “Corolla registrations attributed to Polk come up short by nearly 300,000 units. This discrepancy is glaring and we have requested clarification.”

Michelle Culver, a Polk spokeswoman stated that Polk is reportedly unable to provide data on global sales by nameplate beyond what Ford has released. The difference may be that Toyota’s totals also include sales for other Corolla branded models like the Corolla Axio and Corolla Altis, which Polk may not have included.

Bloomberg