All this while, the Toyota Corolla has been to me what my father is to my friends, “Hi, Uncle!”
Yeap, an uncle who thinks the weirdest things are ‘cool,’ who wears socks with slippers and isn’t tech savvy at all… Okay, maybe just enough to play Facebook games and take uncomfortable selfies. But yes, that has always been my prevailing impression of the Toyota Corolla.
The Corolla is Toyota’s most famous nameplate of all time, even though most of us have come to call it the Altis ever since the suffix was added to the name at the start of the century. For its latest incarnation, local distributors UMW Toyota opted to drop the Altis nomenclature from its communication, although the badge curiously remains, and emblazoned in larger fonts too.