Toyota Corolla advert music – all the details

The Toyota Corolla has hit UK TV screens in our latest advert campaign. Starring the all-new Corolla Hatchback Hybrid in Scarlet Flare Bi-Tone, in the film the Corolla leads the way with its self-charging hybrid technology and modern styling. Here’s everything you need to know about the new ad.

What is the music in the new Corolla advert?

The music in the Toyota Corolla advert is ‘Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)’. The song was originally written in 1936 by Louis Prima, although is best-known from its performance by Benny Goodman. It’s strongly identified with the bold style of the big band and swing eras – the perfect bombastic introduction to our new Corolla.

The version you hear on the Corolla advert was recorded at Studio 2, Abbey Road, where the likes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Oasis have recorded songs.

What’s the storyline of the new Corolla advert?

In the ad, the Corolla drives along the road of mobility history, moving past a horse-drawn carriage, a racing car,  1950s hot rods and a sports car from the 1980s before gliding past a swarm of diesel cars from the noughties.


Where was the new Corolla advert filmed?

The new Toyota Corolla advert was filmed over five days in Teruel, Spain. It was directed by two multi award-winning directors, Sam Brown and Mark Jenkinson. The advert ends with the Corolla driving into the sunset, over the iconic Nelson Mandela bridge in the outskirts of Barcelona.

What is the red car featured?

The sleek, red car featured in the advert is the Toyota 2000GT. Originally built from 1967-1970, the 2000GT has more recently acted as a reference point for Toyota’s team of designers for the new Toyota GR Supra.

The 2000GT is known for being a certain James Bond’s favourite 007 car, for having more than one life and inspiring the yellow/green design of one of our first GT86 Limited Edition Liveries. Want to know more? Discover the history of the 2000GT in full.

Where can I find out more about the new Toyota Corolla?

If you want to build your own Toyota Corolla, book a test drive or order a brochure, visit the Toyota retail website for more information. And remember, if you have a question that you can’t find the answer for, we’re available on Twitter and Facebook whenever you need us.


  1. Stoked for the sales start. It’s a real bummer it’s not available in cyan though. Are there any plans for a wider colour palette in the future?

    1. Hi Sotos,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We don’t have any information on a wider colour palette yet, however, if we have any further updates in the future these will be shared on our blog, social channels and the website.


  2. Yes of course I would trade in my classic.. toyota, ford, ferrari…etc. for a pile of junk made by robots !
    👎 most ridiculous car advert ever made

    1. Hi Kevin,

      We’re sorry to hear that you feel this way. The ad takes us on a path of automotive history, featuring iconic vehicle and fashion styles. We’d recommend trying the Corolla that is built and tested in Britain yourself before making judgements. You can see more here:


  3. Self charging is complete rubbish and distortion of the truth. It’s a 100% fossil fuel based car.

    It’s not self charging, it does not defeat physics, and a step backwards. The passing of an EV at the end would be funny if it was not so daft.

  4. Took the new automatic Toyota Hybrid for a small test drive, all I can say is wow what a fantastic drive. Completely different from the Auris. Really considering trading my car in.

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for getting in touch. It’s great to hear your positive feedback, and we are thrilled that you enjoyed driving the Corolla. If we can be of any more assistance, please do let us know.


    1. Hi Linda,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The name of the actor in the Corolla is Diego Landaluce.


  5. Probably the worst car ad ever, as all the other cars and coaches appearing in it are more interesting than the Corolla. They are all classics to be remembered long after the full Corolla will be forgotten

    1. Hi Les,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The name of the actress in the Toyota 2000GT is Cristina Guillen.

    1. Hi Joakim,

      Thanks for getting in touch. This is a fictional vehicle inspired by Formula 1 classic race cars of the early 1920’s.

  6. You have to own one to say what it’s like ive had 10 Toyota’s and the new ones are the best ever.

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