Ford, Toyota Each Say They Make World’s Top-Selling Car — Bloomberg

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Ford, Toyota Each Say Make World’s Top-Selling Car

Motor Co. (F). the second-largest automaker, and Toyota Motor (7203). Asia ’s biggest car are each saying they the best-selling car in the world in the first Their definitions are the key.

was the world’s top-selling “single-car — a vehicle sold only one name — 489,616 sales in 2012’s six months, topping Corolla’s Ford said in statement cited researcher IHS Automotive. said its first-half Corolla total is 603,840, including derivatives such as the wagon in the U.S. as the Matrix .

Auto companies use sales as a marketing tool to attract Ford Chief Executive Alan Mulally has set a goal to global sales by 50 percent to 8 vehicles by 2015. That has come under pressure as has slowed in China and the European has declined to its lowest level in 17

“We are proud of the momentum and customer for the Ford Focus around the Mark Truby. a company said in an e-mailed statement.

In to the Matrix, the calculation by IHS left out of Toyota’s Auris, as the Corolla is in Europe, and the Corolla Verso that is sold in Japan. Chris Hopson, a sales for IHS. The researcher also a Focus derivative, the C-Max from Ford’s total, he

Corolla Count

Toyota has 722,000 Corolla worldwide July, said Mike a spokesman based in Torrance, where the Toyota City, automaker has its U.S. sales

“Corolla Verso, Auris and have been consistently and reported as Corollas in sales Michels said in an e-mail.

sold about 48,000 models and 58,000 Corolla in the first half, Hopson

“In the world of lies, damn and statistics, I’m sure Toyota is this is one of those instances,” said in an interview. “The we supplied to Ford was nameplate only, just Focus to

Ford’s European Focus were included in the count. The introduced a redesigned version of the car worldwide last year.

Focus is attracting many new to the Ford brand for the very time, particularly in Asia,” Jim Ford’s global marketing said in a statement issued out of where it was celebrating the production of the 350 millionth vehicle, a Focus.


Ford, based in Michigan. is stepping up investments in to tap demand from China to after widening losses in prompted the carmaker to cut its outlook in for full-year profit. The company this week it will its luxury Lincoln nameplate to in the second half of 2014.

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Toyota, rebounding from the production caused by last earthquake and tsunami in Japan, has the global sales lead from General Motors Co. in the first half.

Corolla was the in first-quarter sales, at 300,800, by Focus with 277,000 and the Prius hybrid at 247,230 an expanding line, according to figures provided by the companies at the

Toyota started selling a new of the Corolla in Japan in May. It is the passenger car ever with than 39 million sold, Curt McAllister, a spokesman.

’s F-Series full-size pickup has been the best- selling in the U.S. for 35 years and the best-selling line for 30 years. It includes such as the F-150, F-250 and

Elusive Value

While it be difficult to quantify the value of the top seller in a segment, it does appeal to customers, said Ian executive vice president of the automotive group at Nielsen NV and a former sales and marketing at Ford, Kia Motors Corp. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

“People in focus groups do say justify purchases because a is popular,” Beavis said week in an interview. “They to belong to a successful group. a psychological issue, and it works in because people will be of models that aren’t

To contact the reporters on this Keith Naughton in Southfield, at

To contact the editor for this story: Jamie at

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