The Toyota Corolla has long been the best-selling car of all time, but now it holds an even more impressive title: the world’s best selling vehicle.
That may sound the same at first, but the “vehicle” list includes trucks, of which Ford has been selling plenty since it first introduced the F-Series line of trucks in 1948. Back in 2007 the Corolla surpassed the VW Beetle to become the world’s best selling car, and has since quietly moved ahead of the Ford truck line, with sales figures totaling 37.5 million. That’s 2.5 million ahead of the F-Series, an indication that the little Toyota has been in the lead for quite some time.
As for the Beetle, it’s slipped to fourth at 23.5 million units, being surpassed by its sibling, the Golf with 27.5 million units sold. In fifth place is the out-of-production Ford Escort, with 20 million units sold.
See below for a full list of the world’s best selling vehicles:
1. Toyota Corolla (1966-current), 37.5 million
2. Ford, F-150 Series Pick-up (1948-current), 35 million
3. Volkswagen Golf (1974-current), 27.5 million
4. Volkswagen Beetle (1933-current), 23.5 million
5. Ford Escort (1968-2000), 20 million
6. Honda Civic (1972–current), 18.5 million
7. Honda Accord (1976–current), 17.5 million
8. Ford Model T (1908–1927), 16.5 million
9. Volkswagen Passat (1973-current), 15.5 million
10. Chevy Impala (1958–current), 14 million