Toyota Corolla, one of the leading models in the line of subcompact sedans, has came a long way from the Japanese market back in 1966 to modern world, where it has become one of the most popular vehicles in the States.
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Quick historical note
The this vehicle got its name, ‘Corolla’, within the frames of Toyota tradition of calling the major models with the words derived from various forms of ‘crown’. The world ‘Corolla’ means ‘a small crown’. The naming tradition here is very straightforward and logical, since its bigger sibling, Camry, is derived from the Japanese ‘crown’. And the producers were quite right to give the royal name to this model, since only 8 years after the first model was released, Corolla has become the best selling car worldwide.
The fourth generation Corollas were the pioneers in introducing the fuel injected option at extra cost in a features trim level. This option was first offered in 1979 and at first was available for Japanese models only. Having become extremely popular, it was offered in the other countries as well. This generation Corolla looks edgy and stylish for its time – beginning of 80’s.
A brand new Corolla – above and beyond
The new Corolla looks way more attractive to a modern buyer than any of its predecessors. And no wonder – the body style has been altered a lot to make sure it catches the sights. The headlights feature the LEDs even in the standard version, which definitely shows the creative designers’ approach to the vehicle’s exterior. The interior has also been changed significantly. It has been heavily modernized and now features not only modern looks, but also a choice of red, black or amber interior accents.
LE Eco Trim deserves special attention
First introduced back in 2014, these trim level models have already gained their fans. These feature 1.8 L engine, upgraded with the brand new Valvematic technology that not only improves the fuel efficiency, but also increases power by around 5%. This feature has made it possible for Corolla to join the 40 mpg club. The vehicle in LE Eco trim is able to break the 40 mpg mark, which was impossible for Corolla before. The new technologies have started a new page in the Corolla history which has started almost 50 years ago and still makes it one of the best selling vehicles in the United States.