Nov 182016

It’s no secret that Volkswagen sold the most vehicles between January and June of 2016, narrowly knocking Toyota out of the top spot. Fortunately the Japanese automaker still have some fight left in the form of the Toyota Corolla. Put simply, the Toyota Corolla is the world’s bestselling car for the 2016 model year.

Reports state that the 2016 Toyota Corolla sold more than 634,000 units over the first six months of the year. That number is actually down 1.2% from the previous sales, but the Corolla outpaced its closest competitors by a long shot.

World’s Bestselling Car - 2017 Toyota Corolla - blue, couple walking away

The Volkswagen Golf found itself in second place with just over 500,000 units sold during the first six months of the year. That large gap is followed by the Ford F-Series pickup trucks with over 478,000 units sold.

Ford also nabbed fourth place with the Ford Focus with 367,479 units sold. Finally, the Hyundai Elantra closed out the top five with over 363,000 units sold.

The Corolla wasn’t the only model to make the Top 10, though. The Camry came in eighth with 339,611 units sold. The Toyota RAV4 moved up from 10th place in 2015 to 7th place in 2016 with 346,791 units sold compared to just under 313,000 units, nearly an 11% increase, in the previous sales period.

The Toyota Corolla remains popular among drivers thanks to its attractive design, peppy engine, upscale interior, and high fuel economy.

We here at Hurlbert Toyota couldn’t be happier to see the Toyota Corolla holding its best-selling title for the 2016 model year!

Apr 132015

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Motor Corp is reportedly looking to expand its manufacturing productions by constructing two new automotive plants in Mexico and China. For the past several years, the car company has focused on developing manufacturing equipment and technological engineering to improve efficiency of existing plants.

However, the demand for production in the U.S. is starting to increase, thus ending a three-year freeze due to economic decline, therefore the company will allegedly invest a total of $1.3 billion after receiving the go-ahead from Toyota President Akio Toyoda. “We are gradually starting to witness the next stage for new plants,” Mr. Toyoda told investors last month. He said the company had to make a “sweeping change” to “make our plants competitive, instead of merely pursuing volume.”

With just over 10 million Toyota units sold in 2014, it is projected that the two new plants will increase Toyota’s production capacity by nearly 300,000 cars. The Mexican plant, most likely to be located in Guanajuato, is projected to produce 200,000 units of the next-generation Corolla, scheduled to arrive in the North American market in 2019. The China plant, to be located in Guangzhou, is estimated to produce 100,000 Yaris subcompacts starting in 2018.

It’s an exciting time with the Toyota plant expansion, so be sure to stay tuned to Hurlbert Toyota for the latest news.

Feb 232015

2015 Toyota Corolla

Demand for the Toyota Corolla is higher than ever before, meaning production is up at Toyota Mississippi, the company’s main producer of the popular sedan. Because of this high demand, it comes as no surprise that the Blue Springs, Mississippi assembly plant recently announced the production of the 500,000th Toyota Corolla, hitting the 500,000th vehicle milestone faster than any other Toyota plant in the U.S.

“The 500,000th Corolla vehicle is a milestone we’re excited to be celebrating,” said Fred Volf, vice president of manufacturing for Toyota Mississippi. “We are proud to produce the Corolla, and it wouldn’t have been accomplished without the 2,000 dedicated team members who support this operation.”

This milestone is just one of many Toyota Mississippi has achieved since Corolla production started there in 1968. In 2014 alone, the Mississippi assembly plant produced nearly 180,000 Corollas, reflecting the vehicle’s popularity amongst customers. With a combination of modern styling, value, and premium features, the Toyota Corolla is sure to remain one of the top-selling models in its segment. To learn more about the Toyota sedan, stop in to Hurlbert Toyota’s showroom today!

Mar 312014


2014 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla has built a reputation for reliability, efficiency, and most of all, fun.

The stylish exterior design not only looks great, it’s designed for aerodynamics that improves both handling and fuel economy. Standard LED headlights don’t hurt the look, either, plus they help other drivers see you during the day or night.

Let’s get into the interior details. The dashboard is smooth and fluid to match the exterior styling. Available SofTex seats are a perfect mix of science and luxury that feels like leather but resists water and stains. An available moonroof opens the Corolla up to the world and brings the blue sky inside.

The Corolla is packed with available technology that lets you stay connected wherever you go. Opt for the Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite, an you’ll enjoy a 6.1″ touch screen display, back up camera, satellite navigation, and apps like iHeartRadio, Pandora, and many more. You’ll also be able to wirelessly connect and interact with your compatible smart phone thanks to Bluetooth and Voice recognition.

Browse our great selection of Corollas online and if you find one you like, pay us a visit for a fun and informative test drive.

Mar 192014
2014 Toyota Prius c

2014 Toyota Prius c

Every year, Kelley Blue Book reviews vehicles for 5-year cost of ownership. They consider depreciation, fuel costs, maintenance costs, insurance, registration, and resale value, among many other factors. This year, three Toyota vehicles were recognized as having the lowest projected cost to own in their respective classes.

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Oct 282013

The 2014 Toyota Corolla is a finalist for the Green Car of the Year Award

The 2014 Toyota Corolla - Green Car of the Year award.

The 2014 Toyota Corolla is a finalist for the Green Car of the Year award.

Green Car Journal announced last week that the 2014 Toyota Corolla is a finalist for the magazine’s Green Car of the Year award. The new Corolla is also one of its top 5 Green Cars for 2014, earning a “Green Car Product of Excellence” distinction. Continue reading »

Sep 112013
2014 Toyota Corolla

2014 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling nameplate on Earth, with nearly 40 million units sold, and this year will mark its 47th on the market.  Toyota plans to continue its unprecedented success with a complete redesign of its flagship sedan, which could make the 2014 model year the best yet. Continue reading »