The white Toyota Corolla that came off the production line last Wednesday crowns six years of successful production in which the Corolla was built in both left- and right hand drive variants.
The cars were exported to regions including Eastern and Western Europe, the Caribbean and Africa.
The Corolla was first introduced in South Africa in 1975 –and soon became the country’s favourite family vehicle.
It has been produced at Toyota’s Prospecton plant since introduction, while its local content was gradually increased and the range widened to include left- and right hand drive models for various export markets.
The one millionth Corolla will find pride of place next to the one millionth Hilux in Toyota’s museum at its Sales and Marketing head office in Sandton.
But the Prospecton Plant doesn’t take a breather. It is preparing the manufacturing facility to start production of the new Corolla.
The new model was revealed at the recent Johannesburg International Motor Show in October.