TOYOTA COROLLA 1200
2-door/4-door 4-seater saloon/estate coupé.
Second generation of ever-growing Escort-sized Toyota range, now on longer (7ft 8ins) wheelbase floorpan, still with front engine, rear drive and live back axle. In the UK, only the 1166cc version (with 68bhp to 83bhp gross) was ever sold; large engines, in particular, were for the USA, and the twin-cam 'Levin' was a coupé only, used for competitions. 95bhp from most powerful UK-market types, with 30mpg-plus economy and very full equipment. Yet not at all inspiring and - by later standards - not all that long-lived. Was to remain on sale in the UK years after the next Corolla generation arrived here in 1975.