Toyota Corolla gets new special edition in Japan to celebrate 50 million units sold

As you might have heard, the venerable Toyota Corolla has exceeded a total of 50 million units sold throughout its lifetime globally. And to celebrate the incredible milestone, the carmaker has unveiled a new special edition model in Japan with several aesthetic and “functional” (we’ll get to that) tweaks to make it stand out from the standard variants.

Available for the Toyota Corolla sedan, Corolla Sport hatchback, and Corolla Touring wagon variants, the 50 Million special edition’s standout feature on the outside are the new alloy wheels finished in matte black – 17 inch items for the sedan and wagon, and 16 for the hatchback.

Other unique exterior features on the special edition models include the gloss black lower grilles, rear bumper, and rear spoiler, alongside the customary “50 Million Edition” badges on the front fenders.

The effect becomes even more prominent when you pair it to the few unique hero colour choices (including Army Rock Metallic, Slate Gray Metallic, and Precious Metal), alongside the optional blacked-out roof.

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Moving inside, the special edition comes with a special synthetic leather upholstery that can be specified with either red, orange, or gold stitching. And of course, the “50 Million Edition” badges are also plastered all over.

Remember the “functional” tweak that we mentioned above? Toyota has equipped the Corolla 50 Million Edition a special material on the driver’s seat that is said to help remove static electricity from clothing, and supposedly help the car handle better. We’re not sure how well it actually works in practice, but cool, I guess…

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The Toyota Corolla 50 Million Edition is only offered as a hybrid, which features a 1.8-litre engine and a electric motor for a combined output of 122 hp. Power is transferred to either the front wheels or all four wheels via a CVT gearbox – the latter “E-Four” variant is only available on the sedan and wagon body styles.

The Toyota Corolla 50 Million Edition starts at JPY2,830,000 (approx. RM103k) for the hatchback, JPY2,835,000 (approx. RM104k) for the sedan, and JPY2,884,500 (approx RM105k) for the wagon model. Would you like to see UMW Toyota unveil a similar special edition for the Corolla here in Malaysia? Let us know in the comments below!



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