Published on December 15th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Toyota Corolla, Still A World Favourite
Here comes a brand new global best seller.
Until 1966 Volkswagen was the top selling car brand in the world with their ‘untouchable’ Beetle. The Volkswagen Chairman and board of directors meet regular to cheers to their success. Until 1966! Then in the middle of 1966 a small car brand from Japan released a quirky little sedan that was virtually unnoticed by the bug American and European car brands and by the end of 1966 this quirky little car become the No.1 selling car in the world, surpassing the mighty Volkswagen Beetle.
Imagine what the Chairman of Volkswagen had to deal with in the last quarter of 1966 with the shareholders after years of super success with the Volkswagen Beetle.
Yes! the Toyota Corolla becoming a worldwide favorite from its first ever model. No one would expect this vehicle to outsell the Volkswagen Beetle by millions of cars.
Toyota’s engineers certainly had that goal in mind when they gave their new car the moniker “Corolla.” The name is derived from a Latin word meaning “little crown,” and this latest 2019 model brings another entry in the continuing history of this super successful family car.
It is globally well known that Toyota has produced some of the most impressive vehicles the world has ever seen from the humble Corolla to the mighty Land Cruiser.
in 1968 the Toyota Corolla was introduced to American car buyers and by this time Toyota had already sold 1.1 million units in other parts of the globe. Fast forward to 2019 and Toyota has delivered over 43 million vehicles to happy customers across the globe, which is over a span of 50 years and the humble Toyota Corolla has enjoyed and celebrated the status as one of the best-selling cars of all time.
So, what has made the Toyota Corolla a best seller model after model, year after year?
Well the points start with super reliability, good fuel mileage, easy-to-repair and obtain parts and components and good resale values almost everywhere it is sold.
Over the last 50 years the Toyota Corolla has had many different variations and gone by alternate names depending on the market it is sold in. Here are just some of the different names the Toyota Corolla has gone by:
- Corolla Allex
- Corolla Blade
- Corolla Ceres
- Corolla Fielder
- Corolla Levin
- Corolla Matrix
- Corolla Rukus
- Corolla Rumion
- Corolla RunX
- Corolla Seca
- Corolla Spacio
- Corolla Tercel
- Corolla Verso
- Corolla Altis for Malaysia
With a number of advances in technology, comfort, performance, and more, the Toyota Corolla still continues to be one of the globe’s best-selling cars. The team behind the Toyota Corolla has managed to keep a finger on the pulse of customer satisfaction for the past five decades, making it one of the most beloved and iconic cars in the industry.