It seems there are some cars that almost everyone has a story relating to. Some of the models that come to mind are the Volkswagen Beetle, the Ford Mustang, and surprisingly often, the Toyota Corolla. Going on more than 45 years of production, the Corolla has been part of people’s lives for decades. To commemorate the ubiquity of its compact model through the ages, Toyota produced this one-minute YouTube video showing five generations of the Corolla.
Entitled “Style Never Goes Out of Style” It starts off with a black-and-white scene of a 1960s Corolla driving down a runway set to Motown-style R&B. The scene then segues to a disco floor complete with flashing lights and disco balls playing “Freak Out” featuring a Corolla liftback. After that, some street break-dancing set in the 1980s goes on with an AE86 coupe in the background. Then a nondescript mid-’90s Corolla is parked off to the side of a flannel-clad grunge rock concert. Finally, the 2014 Corolla sedan rolls onto the scene set to a techno beat, surrounded by professional dancers showcasing a diversity of different moves.
Although the vintage scenes look convincing as revived archived footage, we’re inclined to believe they were shot in the present-day, with some skillful set design and costumes to give them a period look. Even if you’re not a huge fan of the admittedly hum-drum 2014 Toyota Corolla, you’ve got to appreciate the creativity that went into this short, one-minute spot.