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Toyota Corolla (E160)

Oh what a feeling!

With the of the eleventh generation Toyota we take a look back at the of the world’s most popular car nameplate

Corolla is Australia’s iconic small car nameplate. Under, it revolutionised the small car It made motoring more and introduced buyers to a level of that would earn a place in owners’ driveways one generation to the next.

People up with the Corolla. It was the first car for of thousands of Aussies, and the second car of more. In fact, since Aussies have purchased 1.2 million Corollas, a car that has not only in size, but maturity its 46 years and 11 generations.

Globally, than 39 million Corollas been sold across 140 Body styles, equipment and technology, too, is almost to match Corolla to its sale Circa 2012, the car is built in 19 across the globe.

Now, the new model making its local at the Australian International Motor in Sydney, we take a look at the history of Corolla through the And road test the new one on home for the first time…


The (E10) Corolla went on in Japan in 1966. It was a small, drive offered in coupe, and wagon body styles. power came from a (44kW) four-cylinder engine was uprated later to 1166cc

Both engine choices available with the choice of a manual or two-speed automatic The Corolla featured a MacPherson (front) / leaf (rear) set-up.

Australia was the Corolla’s first export market. It won in its class in 1968 and 1969.


3848mm (L) x 1491mm (W) x 1379mm (H)


Arriving in April 1970, the (E20) Corolla was more than its predecessor. Suspension a longer wheelbase and bigger grew the model’s popularity, as did a range of body styles.

choices expanded to 1166cc 1407cc (63kW) and 1588cc base four-cylinder petrol with higher output versions also available. All renowned for their reliability.

In its year, the Corolla was the world’s selling car behind the Volkswagen

Measure Up:

3945mm (L) x 1506mm (W) x (H)


With the world in the of a fuel crisis, the economical became even more The third-generation (E30/50) introduced modern engines and transmissions, and body changes to the range.

four-cylinder engines now arrived in sizes between 1166cc and 1588cc (92kW) with choices expanding to four and manual and two and three-speed ‘Toyoglide’

Locally, the model was the third to be in Port Melbourne and survived unchanged until July — two years after the of the Corolla world had moved on.


3995mm (L) x 1570mm (W) x 1375mm (H)


The larger, squarer fourth-generation Corolla was the last generation in rear-wheel drive. One of the most models yet, global production reached a peak of units by 1980.

Engine saw low-capacity four-cylinder petrol ditched, the range now spread 1290cc (55kW) to 1770cc versions. Highlights included an head SOHC fuel-injected (86kW) unit and Corolla’s turbo-diesel.

Five-link coil suspension now featured on all models wagon variants) while parameters moved to accept considerations, greater interior and increased carrying capacity.


4050mm (L) x 1610mm (W) x 1385mm (H)


In 1983 the new front-wheel drive (E80) Corolla arrived in sedan and liftback bodystyles. models were carried from the rear-drive predecessor, also underpinned Corolla (AE85) and Sprinter Trueno variants.

Depending on the market, petrol and a solitary diesel were offered, starting the aging, carburettor-fed 1290cc four-cylinder petrol.

Locally, Corolla was more and offered the option of a 1.6-litre DOHC fuel-injected engine multi-valve technology. The Corolla won 24 class wins in the Australian Car Championship between 1985 and

Measure Up:

4255mm (L) x 1645mm (W) x (H)


Launched in 1987, the (E90) Corollas improved the design of its predecessor. All-wheel wagon variants joined the though engine and transmission remained largely familiar.

saw 1.3, 1.5 and 1.6-litre petrol carried over while a diesel was also offered in markets. In Japan, Levin and models were further by a supercharged and intercooled version of the 4A-GE engine.

Holden Corolla under the ‘Nova’ for a time, and local engine included a 100kW version of the 4A-GE in high-spec SX and GTi grades.


4374mm (L) x 1666mm (W) x 1260mm (H)



By the early 1990s Corolla had a shape its design chief to as “mini Lexus”. Larger and the Corolla arrived in hatch, sedan and wagon body

Its engine line-up was again familiar with 1.3, 1.5 and petrol four-cylinder units between 54kW and 125kW. mills offered 54kW and depending on market.

In 1994, became the first Toyota to be produced at the new Altona plant in The 13-strong local model also saw Corolla offer the of anti-lock brakes and a driver’s SRS for the first time.

Measure Up:

(L) x 1684mm (W) x 1359mm (H)


the same platform (and the same doors on some as its predecessor, the E110 series is best thought of as a mid-life The carry-over engineering was a result of the in Japan, but thankfully, there some improvements, mainly

Engine choices were over with 1.3, 1.5 and petrol engines (all injected) topped by 2.0 and 2.2-litre four-cylinders. Transmission offerings too unchanged with three and auto transmissions available alongside five and six-speed models only) manual

Locally, the ‘European-styled’ Corolla did not until 1998. Highlights of the day a Corolla-first passenger airbag.


4340mm (L) x 1690mm (W) x 1445mm (H)


Officially production ceased in but the ninth generation (E120) is still built in China to day. With edgy and a longer wheelbase, the model saw the of the 1.3-litre petrol engine.

Engine choices now saw Corolla with 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrol units with a new 2ZZ-GE offering deployed for the first The diesel line-up also with a smaller 1.4-litre offered for the first time, its 2.0-litre stalwart.

In Australia, airbags were offered for the time while variable timing also marked the that went on to mark a 750,000 cumulative units for the Down Under.

Measure Up:

(L) x 1705mm (W) x 1466mm (H)


The series Corolla was produced in and for markets than ever It also offered an extensive of engines and transmissions which (independently of one another) a 2.4-litre and seven-speed continuously variable (CVT).

Technology and equipment a huge leap forward for which saw high-grade models kit including radar cruise bi-xenon headlamps, climate and seven airbags.

Locally, the Corolla was launched to coincide the nameplate’s 40th anniversary. It a 1.8-litre four-cylinder (100kW) dual-variable valve timing and a driver’s knee airbag to the

Measure Up:

4572mm (L) x 1760mm 1515mm (H)


The current E160 series went on sale in its home of Japan in May this year. to be slightly smaller than its – the first time Corolla has between generations – it is available 1.3, 1.5 and 1.8-litre petrol or a 1.4-litre turbo-diesel engine, on market.

Front and all-wheel models are offered (again, on market) with hatch and body types currently on Transmission choices extend to and six-speed manual or CVT self-shifters.

In the eleventh generation Corolla is with grades Toyota say a bolder, more confident Intelligent packaging also more interior space.


4540mm (L) x 1760mm (W) x 1465mm (H)

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