April 1974 brought rounder, bigger and heavier Corollas and Sprinters. The range was rounded out with the addition of a two-door liftback. The Corollas were given E30 codes while the Sprinters were given E40 codes. A face-lift in March 1976 saw most Corolla E30 models replaced by equivalent E50 models and most Sprinter E40 models were replaced by equivalent E60 models. The E30 Corolla was fitted with retracting front seat belts.
In Australia, KE3x was available as 4 door sedan, 2 door sedan, 2 door panel van (KE36) and 4 door wagon (KE38). All had 3K engines and K40 manual gearbox or 3 speed Auto. Sprinters were not available. Later KE5x models were available as 4 door sedan or 2 door coupe (A true pillar-less design) with 4K engine. The KE55 was 50 kg heavier due to the addition of side impact protection in the doors, but due to a change in the body metal and seam sealing they are prone to rust. Later KE55 also used plastic ended bumper bars as opposed to the all chrome bumpers of the previous models, but included a rear sway bar for the first time.
This models has been famous in Indonesia, in that country, Toyota brand is number one until present day. People who is own this car is very proud. The price is expensive for the old car. But there is the truth, keeping original and realy care of them, make it possible. The perform is always in top. This varians can race with brand new car in its class. I used to own this car before, but sadly, when I have bad financial, I must sold it. I know who is buyer, he is my friend. I often asked him to sold back it to me, but he dennied it. He loved it very much, he said. So dare, but I’m glad, ex my car has been caring well till now. How wonderful car.