Toyota, Ford Duke It Out in Sales Number War — KickingTires

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Toyota, Ford Duke It Out in Number War

Ford said that the Focus was the world’s No. 1 car in 2012, with 1.02 sales — a healthy lead the second-place Toyota Corolla’s The automaker cited registration from well-known consulting R.L. Polk.

Now Toyota to differ, and it’s making the today to tell its side of the

Toyota sold 1.16 Corolla vehicles globally in compared to 1.02 million nameplate registrations recently to R.L. Polk by Ford Co., spokesman Mike said in an emailed statement. sedan alone sold million. Corolla registrations to Polk come up short by 300,000 units. This is glaring, and we have requested


Hours later, Polk The Polk data reported by earlier this week is based on the single nameplate Focus,’ said Anthony Polk’s vice president of for North and South America, in a to Cars.com. The data does not any rebadged vehicles or platform for Ford Focus or any other nameplate versions.

But wait. Toyota‘s tally would seem to sales in nameplate only, The automaker says it counts with Corolla in the name as a sale. That includes models like the Corolla and Corolla Axio sedans, the Fielder wagon and the Corolla hatchback. Toyota says it not count Corolla derivatives the Matrix. the Scion xB or the sold-overseas Auris.

Why are the numbers nearly 300,000 apart? It’s possible Toyota counts cars the Corolla Rumion, which is a rebadged xB. while Polk not. It also goes to how registration and sales data differ. One counts the number of that new-vehicle owners the other counts the number dealers sell.

Toyota Corolla Rumion

The data is on new-vehicle registrations compiled more than 80 countries the world, representing 97 percent of new-vehicle volumes, Polk’s said. Although Polk is primarily registration-based, it may incorporate volumes where registration is unavailable. Polk does not on or track global sales so [it] does not comment on sales claims.

Toward that end, claims that even if you just Corolla sedan you’d arrive at 1.08 — which still edges out the It’s a different way of counting evidently, but we’ve pulled out all the and there’s no way to get to the number they based on information we have, spokeswoman Toni Honsowetz us.

Ford, however, stands by According to Polk global registration data, the Ford is the best-selling global vehicle Ford sales analyst Merkle said. And it’s on approved global new-vehicle registration data. Focus include the Focus sedan and as well as a Focus wagon sold in some international

So the war of numbers continues — and the potential for big claims hangs in the balance. see how the dust settles.

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