The Toyota Corolla - still Australia's favourite car

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) released comprehensive data on last year's car sales earlier this week, and there are no surprises as to which model was the top choice among Australians.

In a record-breaking year which saw consumers in this country purchase an unprecedented number of vehicles, the Toyota Corolla once again came out on top, with 43,498 units sold last year. This meant it claimed 3.8 per cent of the market, which witnessed a total of 1,136,227 sales overall.

Additionally, Toyota demonstrated its continuous domination of this country's market as it was revealed the Japanese manufacturer was the top-selling brand of 2013, staking out 18.9 per cent of the market. The second most popular brand was Holden with 9.9 per cent, followed by Mazda, Hyundai and Ford.

With its legendary reliability, durability and affordability, there are good reasons why Corolla remains the top choice among Australian consumers and a great option for any fleet manager.

If you weren't convinced enough already, the latest model of the Corolla sedan features a new innovation that is set to increase its appeal even further. The 11th generation Corolla sedan boasts a longer wheelbase which offers the benefits of enhanced design, comfort and user-friendliness.

"That 100mm is very important inside a car where more than half of the extra length has been devoted to improving the space and comfort of rear-seat passengers, including a significant increase in knee room," Tony Cramb, executive director sales and marketing at Toyota Australia, said in a January 8 statement.

"The entire cabin offers a roomier and more premium environment with redesigned seats for greater flexibility and comfort - and the boot is also larger for the convenience of owners."