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The world's 10 best-selling cars ever

May 13, 2008

1. Toyota Corolla

Since 1966, when Toyota first launched the Corolla, the car has been an unprecedented success. After nine 'generations' (or revisions), the car remains the most popular car in the world.

Reports indicate that more than 35 million (3.5 crore) Toyota Corollas have been sold to date, and has been voted as the best selling car of all time. According to Wikipedia, a Corolla is sold every 40 seconds.

The Corolla is available in India too and while it might not be selling as hotly as, say, the Swift, those who own one swear by it. In India, the sedan is sold in the luxury car category and priced accordingly, making it out of reach of ordinary Indians.

Image: An employee stands between the Corolla sedans made by Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota at Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing on April 20, 2008. Photograph: Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images

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