Toyota sold 1.22 million Corollas in 2013

toyota corollaThe Toyota Corolla is the best selling car of all time and it seems that will not change anytime soon.  Toyota announced that global sales for the Toyota Corolla hit a record 1.22 million units in 2013.  The data was taken Toyota’s internal data based on individual vehicle sales and reports from distributors of the Corolla from all around the world.

For Toyota and their best selling car, the Corolla, this represents a 5 percent increase from 2012.  As we all know the Corolla’s popularity is strong among people in 150 countries and regions all over the globe and is hard to beat since the car is so damn reliable, sturdy, and easy to fix.  In Afghanistan “Corollas are Forever” with almost 90% of the  cars on the roads being used Corollas from other countries.

“The Corolla stands as the international face of Toyota and touches millions of people across the globe every day,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager.  “Being the world’s best-selling car speaks volumes about the satisfaction and loyalty our customers feel about the Corolla and Toyota.”  Of course is that Corolla and Toyota loyalty or just the fact there is no other car as good as a Toyota Corolla?

Thanks to the recent Corolla redesign, which includes better design cues and elements along with improved fuel economy, the Corolla’s worldwide sales since its introduction since 1966 are over 40.72 million units as of February 2014.  This makes the Toyota Corolla the best-selling car of all time.  Outselling the VW Golf, Ford Mustang, and and VW Beetle.  (The Honda Super Cub is the best selling motorized vehicle of all time.  Honda has sold over 60+ million of these motorcycles all over the world.)

Based on Toyota’s analysis new vehicle registration data the Corolla has retain the title as the best selling car for 2013.  Global Toyota Corolla registrations were 1,098,524 million, which is a whole lot of Corollas.

This figure includes  all models and variations of the Corolla which includes the Corolla Axio, Corolla Altis and Corolla EX 4-door sedans.  The subscripts “Axio” “Altis” and “EX” denote trim levels of the 4-door Corolla sedan sold in various global regions, including Japan.  Also included are the Corolla-badged Fielder and Rumion 5-door wagons.

In the US alone the new Toyota Corolla sold more than 300,000 units in 2013, a 4 percent increase over 2012.  Toyota stresses that in 2013, 97 percent of all Corollas sold in the U.S. were built in North America.  So the world’s best selling car is made in America too.

Epic Flame Battle: Lamborghini vs McLaren

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Ever wondered what a Flame Battle with a Lamborghini vs McLaren would look like?  Probably not, but that’s why Youtube is awesome.

This video shows a flame battle between two supercars that are favorites among the gearhead crowd, the Lamborhini Aventador and the McLaren MP4-12c.   Just as a reminder the McLaren MP4-12c is fitted with a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that producers 616 horsepower and the the raging Lamborghini Aventador has a 6.5-liter V12 engine which produces 700 horsepower.

Which supercar will rein supereme in this supercar flame battle and make bigger and better exhaust flames?  The raging Italian or the British bombshell?  Watch the video to find out.

McLaren MP412C & Lamborghini Aventador FLAME BATTLE

Spring Event 2014. This McLaren MP4-12C from Cars and Business founder and reviewer of several television programs and automotive websites can also spit some nasty flames when it’s hot! The MP4-12C has got Akrapovic exhausts for the extra brutal sound! The Aventador is stock. But we all know that every Aventador can spit flames. The result? Two crazy owners revving their Supercars to the max for an epic flameshow!

What flamethrower would be your choise?
My camera had some difficulties trying to focus at the second MP4-12C Flame scene. Too bad, but you still see the HUGE flames!

Happy Birthday Jeremy Clarkson!

Today is April 11th and it happens to be Jeremy Clarkson’s birthday.  Since he is the most loved and celebrated Top Gear host I thought I would just wish a Happy Birthday to Jeremy Clarkson.  He turns 54 today if you can believe it.  Do you think he seems older or younger than 54?

happy birthday jeremy clarkson

Other people who were born on April 11th include the Brazilain supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio, which is honestly better than any Top Gear host, and British singer Joss Stone.

If you would also like to wish Jeremy Clarkson a Happy Birthday please leave a comment below.  Let me know what your favorite Clarkson quote or epic Top Gear moment is.

Ford Mustang Birthday Card aims to Break World Record

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Ford Mustang is turning 50 next week and Mustang fans around the world are being invited to sign an electronic birthday card for the iconic American car.  Ford’s goal with the Ford Mustang Birthday E-Card is to break a world record for most contributions with more than 50,000 signatures and messages on an electronic card.

Over the course of five decades the Ford Mustang has become one of the most popular cars every sold with sales of more than 9 million units to date.  Ford is hoping all the fans built up over the years for the Mustang will participate by signing the card, leaving a message, and then sharing the link on social media networks and bookmarking sites.

“The spirit of Mustang infuses everything we do at Ford,” said Steve Ling, car marketing manager for Ford. “Mustang inspires a feeling of freedom and independence for drivers and fans, and it helps to inspire everyone at Ford to create the best products we can for all of our customers in every segment.”

When April 17th, 2015 rolls around it will mark 50 years since Mustang officially went on sale and Ford is pulling out all the public relations stunts they can to honor the occasion.  The new 2015 Ford Mustang convertible will be placed on the observation deck of the Empire State Building, dual celebrations organized by the Mustang Club of America will take place, and there will be a great American Pony Drive and an employee celebration at Ford Motor Company headquarters.  Ford is definitely going to party for this occasion.

Everyone who wants to help commemorate 50 years of Mustang can  add their own birthday message for their favorite car here:  Remember Ford needs over 50,000+ signatures and messages to break the world record.

Ken Gushi Puddle Splash in Super Slow Mo [VIDEO]

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The Slow Mo Guys decided to team up with race driver extraordinaire Ken Gushi for their latest video.  They do a puddle splash in super slow motion with a Scion FR-S, since Ken Gushi is a driver for Scion racing.

Basically the setup for this slow mo situation is Ken Gushi drives through a big puddle while the Slow Mo Guys get splashed in super slow motion.  They didn’t seem to happy about it either.

Huge Puddle Splash at 2500fps – The Slow Mo Guys – FR-S

Unsure of why they needed a race car driver for this, but it was a smart marketing move on Scion’s part.

You might remember when we posted about the Super Slow Mo guys deploying an Airbag which was pretty sweet.  How do you think Puddle Splash video with Ken Gushi compares to the Airbag video?

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