11 Great Generations of Corolla

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The Corolla is Toyota’s well-known product as it has been in the market for years. Let us take a glimpse at 11 great generations of the corolla.


1st Generation (1968-1969)

It is Toyota’s two-door and four-door sedan. Corolla is a small car, not one of the smallest cars which were sold in America in the early ’70s.

It has 60 horsepower engines with a 1.1-liter output and also has a standard 4-speed manual gearbox. The best thing about the car is simplicity. The reason is the engineer’s marvel. There are no such complicated parts and this made it a reliable car in comparison to other cars in the class.

2nd Generation (1970-1974)

The up-gradation at this stage is a slightly more powerful engine. 1.2 liters can produce 73 horsepower. The gearbox is automatic and is introduced on standard models.

As far as the exterior concerned, it not altered that much. In 1971 1.36 liters were released. Shows that it is one of the most popular economy cars of the era.

3rd Generation (1975-1978)

The mid-generation corolla assigned a radical raised center section on its grille. It looked bizarre at that time. In the mid to late 70’s a batch of sporty versions. Including a three-door hatchback which is known as the liftback.

It is also known as a sports coupe with fastback styling. Such introductions gave Toyota a different range of sports cars to sell that was more affordable than class up Celica.

4th Generation (1979-1983)

The fourth-generation Toyota gave the model a new chassis. It stores 1.8 liter produces 75 horsepower engines. Sophistication is the new motive particularly with this era, with the coupe, hatchback, and semi wagon models. All the models designed to have a premium looking aesthetic while at the same time maintain a low price range.

5th Generation (1984-1987)

In the ’80s there was a kind of pressure for all compact car manufacturers. They want to offer more front-wheel-drive cars. Toyota was the one to this trend as it released an FWD Corolla.

In this generation, the GT-S model was spawned. A 124 horsepower, 1.6-liter injection with 16 valves which has now become a legend in the history of sports cars.

6th Generation (1988-1992)

Toyota transformed their line up in the year 1988. This is due to getting rid of the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) coupe and liftback. It replaces the new GT-S and coupe that were easily available in front-wheel drive.

There may be RWD lovers who hate the switch out, while there exist many critics in the industry as well. They give model critical acclaim for its improved refinement and newfound capabilities.

7th Generation (1993-1997)

Till this stage, the corolla treated as a super compact car or either economy class car. As far as this generation is concerned the Sedan and Wagon are the principle model formats. It has moved up a class in terms of size.

8th Generation (1998-2002)

At the early millennium, the corolla rose in size but this time it is lighter with balance and drive train. It has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 120 horsepower. The car is now twice as powerful as the original.

9th Generation (2003-2008)

At this generation, it is coming up with the objective to design corolla to look younger. People find this model as too dynamically fitted. Expensive in comparison to other competitors of this category.

It is a great improvement in this 8th generation in terms of drivability aspects. There is an even immense improvement in power, safety maintenance, and economy and fuel consumption.

10th Generation (2009 – 2013)

There has been a major evolution in this generation. In all the models of the corolla. It stuck to an economy compact concept. But such pursuits are very relevant considering the era of increasingly conscious consumers.

The car is lighter and apart from its air conditioning. It has a large gearbox and more interior space. It is a highly economical sedan which proves better.

11th Generation (2014 – present)

One of the topmost selling cars in the past 22 years. It is one of the most popular models in the world. For those who are looking for aesthetic and reliable engineering.

The latest version of it released in 2014. It has the biggest change looking more dynamic, modern interior design, and a comprehensive range of electronic instruments.

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