Toyota Corolla is world’s most triumphant vehicle having sold over 44.2 million units ever since its first introduction in the 1960s. Corolla is also the best ever running nameplate in the history of automobiles, and in addition the global leader in vehicle sales each year.
Toyota Corolla outshined Suzuki Mehran in 2009 to turn out to be the highest selling car in Pakistan and since then its position in the sales chart relics unshakeable. Pakistan also has the maximum Corolla sales in Asia Pacific region and ranks 4th in the world in terms of sales volume.
Every generation of Corolla has become more flourishing than its predecessor. This is obvious from the sales statistics in Pakistan. Ever since the 11th generation Corolla was brought in (2014), Indus Motors (IMC) has been able to put on the market more than 50,000 units in each fiscal year, the feat which previously no other Corolla generation has been able to attain.
IMC sold 51,398 units in FY2014-15 a number of 57,452 units in FY2015-16 and 52,676 units in FY2016-17 whereas 25,325 units have been sold by now in the first six months of this fiscal year. No other locally assembled car has comes even closer to these figures; the best Suzuki Mehran (second best seller) has ever reached is 37,933 units sold in FY2016-17. So far IMC has sold in excess of 186,851 units of 11th generation Corolla in 4 years which is fairly unexpected to say the least.
The 11th generation Corolla is accessible with 3 engine choices in Pakistan- the 1.3 liter 2NZ-FE, 1.6 liter 1ZR-FE and 1.8 liter 2ZR-FE. On the other hand it is stated that the 1.3 liter variants will get discontinued supporting the new Vios sedan that is likely to launch this year. The Vios will supposedly carry the same 1.3 liter 2NZ-FE engine that comes equipped with 1.3 liter Corolla XLi/ GLi variants. Even though volume sellers are the 1300cc variants, it will be motivating to see how Corolla sales are affected in Pakistan once the 1.3 liter variants are out.