|The 1965 Corona|
Toyota arrived in the UK late 1965 with the Corona model, sporting 'luxuries' rare on a family car at the time. Features such as two-speed wipers and a heater were quite a novelty on a mainstream car. The Corona was soon followed by the Corolla to spearhead the sales push into Britain.
From 1965 to 1968, 1,961 cars had been sold. In 1969 1,211 cars found homes, 1970 1,327 and 1971 3,982. Things kicked off in 1972 as imports started to make inroads into the local market. The Corolla was the best selling model, with the Starlet not far behind.
|*Carina and Corona models combined|
Data source: Mainly Toyota UK.
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|The 1970 Celica|