The car that sells a copy every 28 seconds!

Shishir Venugopal
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Introduced in 1966, the Toyota Corolla is one of the best selling cars in the world. In fact, Toyota has sold 50 million copies of the car in various iterations spanning twelve generations. The car in its 55 years of existence is known by many names across the globe, some of which are:

 

Toyota Corolla

 

The car in its 55 years of existence is known by many names across the globe, some of which are:

  • Toyota Sprinter in Japan
  • Toyota Allex in Japan
  • Toyota Auris in Japan and Europe
  • Toyota Levin in China
  • Toyota Allion in China
  • Toyota Conquest/ Tazz/ Carri in South Africa
  • Daihatsu Charmant in Indonesia
  • Holden Nova in Australia
  • Suzuki Swace in Europe

 

Toyota Hatchback

 

It’s sold in various iterations such as a hatchback, a station wagon, and a sedan. The Corolla is currently being produced at the following locations:

 

  • Takaoka plant (1966) in Japan
  • Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Cambridge, Canada
  • Tianjin, China
  • Karachi, Pakistan
  • Durban, South Africa
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Turkey
  • Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Toyota Sedan

 

Production or assembly has previously been carried out at the following locations: 

  • Victoria, Australia
  • Bangalore, India
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Thames, New Zealand
  • Santa Rosa, Laguna, The Philippines
  • Venezuela
  • Mississippi, United States

 

The roaring success of the car can be attributed to the simplistic design, a car that fulfils pretty much every automotive need - a reliable car that is as fuel efficient as it is comfortable. The car is also popular for its understatedly sophisticated design that is liked by all. It is also affordable and is not heavy on maintenance. This is one car that shall always have a special place in our hearts.