NEW YORK — You're not crazy; Toyota Corollas are EVERYWHERE. Part of this is due to Toyota's reputation for reliability. The other reason is that the Corolla is the best-selling car in the world. Since the name started in Japan in November of 1966, Toyota's sold 43 million of them.
To celebrate, Toyota has launched a special edition of the Corolla. The 50th Anniversary Special Edition is based on the SE and has 17-inch wheels, a touchscreen infotainment system, LED headlights and black seating material with Black Cherry stitching.
The car reminds you of its age with 50th Anniversary floor mats and exterior badging. Toyota is also limiting this special edition to three exterior colors: Silver, White and the Anniversary-only Black Cherry (a.k.a. purple).
Toyota's also launched a website that features 50th anniversary content "celebrating the Corolla's 50-year heritage, driver stories and user-generated content tagged #Corolla50" and a sweepstakes where you can win a 2017 Corolla.
The 50th Anniversary Corolla goes on sale this fall and only 8,000 will be produced.
Edmunds says: It's not likely to become a collector's item, but for anybody who is already interested in buying a new Corolla, this limited-edition model might have the kind of unique options that seal the deal.