The Toyota Corolla is the longest-running model in Toyota’s lineup, as it debuted in the U.S. in 1968 – two years after it made its debut in Japan. Through the years, the Corolla has remained the same compact model, but has undergone several format changes – coupe, wagon, sedan, etc. The Corolla was at one time the entry-level model for Toyota, but is now only the entry-level sedan, as the Yaris now stands as Toyota’s entry model. There is no scheduled redesign for the Corolla in the near future, though a Tourer – station wagon – version has been caught testing.
The AE86 generation of the Toyota Corolla Levin and Toyota Sprinter Trueno wass a small, lightweight coupe introduced by Toyota in 1983 as part of the fifth generation Toyota Corolla line-up. For the purpose of brevity, the insider-chassis code of "AE86" is used to describe the whole range. In classic Toyota code, the "A" represents the engine that came in the car (the 4A) and the E86 represents the 6th revision of the fifth generation (E80 series) of the E model which is the Corolla.