How long has the Corolla been around?

The Toyota Corolla through the years

How old is the Toyota Corolla?

Because more Corolla cars stay on the road for longer, almost everyone can say they’ve spent some drivetime inside of one. More than 43 million Corolla cars have been sold over the past 50 years. And to celebrate the subsequent 50th anniversary of one of the most popular cars on the planet, Toyota has launched the Corolla 50th Anniversary campaign to showcase exactly what makes the Corolla so successful!

Since its release in 1966, the Corolla has been a hit. Its fun-to-drive spirit, roomy cabin, and economic sensibility have made it a runaway favorite in the U.S. Four years after the Corolla debuted, sales reached 1 million. By 1970, the Corolla was the second best selling import in America — it’s never looked back!

Corolla history through pictures

1st Generation Toyota Corolla
2nd Generation Toyota Corolla
3rd Generation Toyota Corolla
4th Generation Toyota Corolla
5th Generation Toyota Corolla
6th Generation Toyota Corolla

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7th Generation Toyota Corolla
8th Generation Toyota Corolla
9th Generation Toyota Corolla
10th Generation Toyota Corolla
11th Generation Toyota Corolla

Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Edition

The 2017 Corolla Anniversary Special Edition, based on the Corolla SE, will add a host of exclusive details that includes:

  • 17” alloy wheels
  • 7-inch touch screen with HD display
  • Push button start with Smart Key system
  • Complex LED Headlamps
  • Moonroof
  • 50th Anniversary floor mats and exterior badging
  • And more!

What’s new on the 2017 Corolla

The 2017 Corolla will maintain the redesigned look it’s featured the past few years and sport a host of updated features that include: a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection function, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist function, and automatic high beams.

Standard features will include bi-LED headlamps and a back-up camera on L, LE, and LE Eco grades. SE, XSE, and XLE grades will feature upgraded interiors with audio enhancements that focus on comfort and usability.

Other new, notable features on the 2017 Corolla will include standard Bluetooth and Entune Audio, along with roomier back seats — and a whole lot more!