The 2020 Corolla, a perennial best-selling nameplate, is now the second gen Mississippi-built Corolla since it rolled off the line today. More than 2,000 people come together each day in Blue Springs to build the world’s most popular compact sedan – 46 million vehicles sold globally since its introduction in 1966 – for customers across the Americas and the Caribbean. Toyota was unable to supply pictures of the event. (2014 Toyota Corolla Ups Ante in Compact Car Game)
Toyota announced in April 2018 that it would invest $170 million in its Mississippi plant to build the 12th-generation Corolla using TNGA, Toyota New Global Architecture platform, — the new way Toyota designs, engineers and produces its vehicles.
The town of Blue Springs was given the first 11th-generation Corolla that rolled off the line at Toyota Mississippi on September 7, 2013. Blue Springs Mayor, Rita Gentry said the vehicle will be used to support the day-to-day functions of the Blue Springs Police Department.