Released date : 1977/ 8/22

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Grade 2000_Super Deluxe 1800_Super Deluxe 1600_Super Deluxe
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 985 945 935
Dimensions Length(mm) 4230 4230 4230
Width(mm) 1630 1630 1630
Height(mm) 1390 1390 1390
Wheelbase(mm) 2500 2500 2500
Engine Engine code 18R-U 3T-U 12T-U
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder
Displacement(cm3) 1968 1770 1588
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/100/5500 -/98/5700 -/88/5600
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating. In the above table, digits separated by slashes ( / / ) stand for kW, PS, and r.p.m., respectively.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are TA41(1600), TA40(1600), TA42(1800), RA40(2000).
The second-generation Carina was released in August 1977. Like its predecessor, the new model came in four body variations: 2-door and 4-door sedans, a 2-door hardtop, and a 4-door van. The exterior styling became more linear and clear-cut. The 4-door sedan version featured a boxy notchback design, and the van's rear quarter windows were replaced with larger, more conventional ones.

The available engines included a 1,600 cc unit (12T-U) conforming to the 1978 emission standards, as well as 1,800 cc (3T-U), 2,000 cc (18R-U), and 2,000 cc DOHC (18-GU) units that satisfied the 1976 standards, and a 1,600 cc DOHC (2T-GEU) with an electronic fuel injection system (EFI). The 2,000 cc unit (19R) employing Honda's CVCC technology was discontinued.

The 1,800 cc engine met the 1978 emission standards in October 1977, and the entire model lineup satisfied the standards by September 1978. In a minor model change in August 1979, the body was lengthened by 120 mm to give it a slant-nose style, and the four round headlamps were replaced with rectangular ones.

The 2-door sedan version was discontinued at the end of the second model generation.
Plant Tsutsumi plant, Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd.
A southern constellation (the Keel).

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