One of the best selling models, Toyota Corolla, marks 50th anniversary

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This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Toyota Corolla, it is among the best selling cars globally

From that the very first model went on sale in Japan on November 5, 1966, some 44.3 million Corollas have been sold worldwide by the end of September, consisting of the Corolla Fielder station wagon and other versions, the Japanese car manufacturer states.

After 33 straight years as Japan’s best selling model, the Corolla lost the crown in Japan to measure up to Honda Motor’s Fit hatchback in 2002.

It is now likewise outsold by the Toyota Aqua and Prius hybrid-only models as domestic clients choose more fuel-efficient automobiles.

Domestic sales of the Corolla are now around a quarter of their peak of around 400,000 in 1973. However the Corolla is still a golden goose in the United States, where it is the No. 2 top selling automobile model so far present, behind the Toyota Camry.

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