4 February 2016 · Vehicle Reviews

Why the Toyota Corolla is a world best seller | Phil Gilbert Toyota

The Toyota Corolla has been a worldwide best seller for over forty years now, and the improvements from the Toyota engineers keep on coming. For decades, the Toyota Corolla has been a staple for car buyers looking for a dependable, fuel-efficient compact car. Here are a few of the many reasons why the Toyota Corolla will continue to be a worldwide best seller and if you need more convincing, enjoy a test drive with the team at Phil Gilbert Toyota

Proven success

Proven success

Nothing proves reliability more than being at the top of your craft for over forty years. The Toyota Corolla has done just that since being introduced in 1966 and selling over forty million cars worldwide. The Toyota Corolla has become Australia’s most popular car for the last three years after sitting atop the sales charts in terms of overall sales.

It’s that kind of continuous success that proves that the Toyota Corolla can sustain the test of time and adapt to the needs of its drivers by providing a reliable and efficient car. Toyota has even managed to improve the exterior design of the Corolla series:

"Buyers will be attracted by a more stylish interior, under the skin tweaks that dial up the fun to drive factor and lower fuel consumption that will result in an even lower cost of ownership," said Tony Cramb, Toyota Australia’s executive director of sales and marketing. 

Proven success

Versatile range of cars

The latest range of cars from the Toyota Corolla series provides options for drivers looking for the classic version or a more sporty design. Regardless of which driving style you prefer, the whole range has benefited from a design makeover including a restyled bumper, updated tail lamps, and redesigned headlights.

Choose between the classic Corolla Ascent with its impressive performance and safety as well as being packed full of features, or the Ascent Sport with 16” alloys outside and a premium 3 spoke steering wheel. If you are feeling more adventurous, experience the SX Hatch or ZR Hatch for a test drive.

"Corolla hatch customers now have a clear choice between two compelling new designs: classic or sporty, both of which deliver a greater presence and visually broader stance," added Tony Cramb. 

Interior improvements

Although the exterior design improvements are remarkable on the Toyota Corolla, it’s the interior improvements that give the new series its edge over the competition. The inside cabin has become a focus of the Toyota engineering team to build a more comfortable, efficient, and enjoyable driving experience.

The Australian range now also includes an improved infotainment display system that was featured in previous European models. The dashboard now features a 6.1” or 7” display along with satellite navigation, live SUNA traffic updates, Destination Assist, and “Navigate to” voice control. Even the entry level Toyota Corolla Ascent comes with a rear Camera and touch screen.

Under the hood, the Toyota Corolla consumes an impressive 6.1 litres per 100km on a naturally aspirated engine and retains the 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 103kW of power and 173Nm of torque.

For more information on the Toyota Corolla series, visit the team at Phil Gilbert Toyota in Croydon or Lidcombe today!