Your neighbor might own a Toyota Corolla your aunt, uncle, father or even you might own a Toyota Corolla. Why is this car so successful all around the world? What makes it the best-selling car over decades the Toyota Corolla name plate has been sold across the world Toyota Sold around 44 Million corollas in 2016.
Currently Toyota Corolla is in its 12th generation but we have to go back to 1966 when this car was launched by a not so successful Toyota at that time. Toyota introduced Toyota Corolla in United States in early 70s at that time a massive Gas Crisis hit which lead to Popularity of smaller more fuel efficient cars and Toyota Corolla was at the right place at the right time but it was not only the fuel economy it was the reliability and easy to repair nature of Corollas. One thing Japanese are good at is to take something from outside japan make it smaller and make it better Toyota Corolla was one of those examples.
In the 80s Toyota Corolla was completely redesigned and in 1983 Toyota switched to Front wheel drive models that layout is still there in commuter models but there was also a Rear Wheel Drive Version was present mostly known in Japan as the AE86. Not only in Japan or US Toyota sold Corollas all across the world including Asia and middle east. With bullet proof reliability cheap spare parts, easy to repair and a strong dealer network across the US and other countries made this car a house hold name.
Let us jump to 2019 Toyota Corolla is still popular for its reliability yes, many people may call it boring or it lacks character but can any other characterful car run as long as a Toyota Corolla without any issue? Or just small issues the answer we all know it’s a car which is like a loving wife will always take care of you even with CVT transmissions if taken care of The Toyota Corolla will run for a long time without any specific issues. These are the reasons behind the most selling car in the world.