Earthquake and tsunami in Japan, floods in Thailand and the strengthening of the yen makes Toyota’s sales fell, previously Toyota as the world’s best-selling car.
But for the best-selling car in the world, Toyota was still able to survive by placing Toyota Corolla as the best-selling car on Earth.
Manufactured in 15 countries and sold more than 140 markets, the Corolla is the perfect definition of a best-selling car in 2011, Toyota has sold an estimated 1.02 million Corollas, down about 2 percent from a year earlier.
Even cars like the Wuling Sunshine China has been able to occupy a better position than Honda car with a projected sell 943 thousand cars in 2011 and became the number 3 best-selling car in the world.
Korean car manufacturer Hyundai began as popular. Hyundai Elantra deliver success as one of the popular car. The car is in Korea known as the Avante is projected be able to sell 1.01 million units. Fact two years ago did not even get a list of the top 10 best-selling car.
“When natural disaster strikes, consumers around the world are beginning to realize, ‘there is a product that is really good out there other than Toyota and Honda,” said senior analyst Rebecca Lindland of IHS Global Insight, as quoted by Forbes, Tuesday (27/12 / 2011).
Besides Hyundai Elantra, the brother, KIA also been successful in marketing the new KIA Rio, with the prediction of 815,000 units, up from sales of 500,000 units in the previous generation KIA Rio. Even in Iran, cars made and sold by KIA partners, succeeded in making Rio the best-selling car in the country.
American manufacturers also are not to be outdone, Ford Focus and Fiesta put the car as best-selling car in the world.
Forbes list of best-selling car:
1. Toyota Corolla 1.020.000 units
2. Hyundai Elantra 1.010.000 units
3. Wuling Sunshine 943.000 units
4. Ford Focus 919.000 units
5. KIA Rio 815.337 units
6. Ford Fiesta 781.147 units
Wait for it 6 other cars in the world who become best sellers in 2011.