1966 is the year that the first Toyota Corolla was introduced in Japan.
Two years later the vehicle was launched in the US. The simplistic design of the Corolla made it an almost instant hit in the US and other parts of the world.
This first generation Toyota Corolla, which was the smallest Toyota to be introduced in the American automobile market, came in three versions, the four door sedan, a two-door station wagon and a two-door coupe.
The first generation Corolla was powered by a 1.1 liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing 60 horsepower.
Since the model was released before the inception of the automatic transmission, the four-speed manual transmission was the only option available.
Flash-forward 49 years later and the Toyota Corolla model are still as popular as it was back in the day.
The 11th Generation Toyota Corolla E160 is the most current model in production and was released in 2012. The E160 model marks an improvement over previous models in regards to performance, handling and interior.
Powering this model is a 1.8-liter engine with four cylinders and 103 kW of power. In regards to transmission, the Japanese automaker gives consumers two options, a six-speed manual and a CVT. The fuel con
sumption of the manual variant stands at 7.1 liters per 100 Kilometers while that of the CVT is at 6.6 liters per 100 kilometers.
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