The Toyota Corolla is one of the longest-running and most successful vehicles in automotive history. This year Toyota proudly marks the model’s 50th anniversary, and is celebrating the milestone with the 2017 50th Anniversary Special Edition which was recently revealed at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
The Corolla Special Edition is based on the latest Corolla SE and features 17-inch alloys in two-tone finish and LED headlamps. But most of the upgrades are found inside, including a seven-inch touchscreen, 4.2-inch instrument display, Entune Audio Plus, black upholstery with red trim, and all the special badges you could expect. Only 8,000 units will be made available in the US starting this fall.
Today, Toyota sells approximately 1.5 million Corollas globally a year and has continued to evolve over five decades. Its first version ushered in new technologies like the MacPherson strut suspension, a compact engine with a five-bearing crankshaft, two-speed wipers and back-up lights.
Toyota produced the first Corolla in Japan back in 1966, and started importing them to the United States in 1968. Within two years it was the nation’s second best-selling import, reached 10 million units sold by 1983, and in 1997 became the best-selling automotive nameplate in the world.
If you are keen to get your hands on one of these limited edition Corollas, then we encourage you to call Toyota Bountiful today so we can help work some magic for you!
As always, we look forward to seeing you on our showroom floor soon!