Japan

Toyota

60002453A

3rd

Carina

Released date : 1981/ 9/ 7

body type

Sedan

SD

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  • Specification
  • Description
  • Plant
  • Name origin
Grade 2000_GT 1800EFI_ST 1600_GT
Model type
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weight
Model type E-RA63-AEMQF E-TA63-AEMSE E-TA61-AEMQF
Curb mass(kg) 1135 1065 1085
Dimensions Length(mm) 4390 4390 4390
Width(mm) 1650 1650 1650
Height(mm) 1400 1400 1400
Wheelbase(mm) 2500 2500 2500
Engine Engine code 18R-GEU 3T-EU 2T-GEU
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.pm -/135/5800 -/105/5400 -/115/6000
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are RA63(2000), TA61(1600), SA60, TA63(1800), AA60(1500).
The third-generation Carina was launched in September 1981, offering four body variations including a 4-door sedan, a 3-door hatchback coupé (which replaced the 2-door hardtop), the Surf station wagon (released in February 1982), and a 5-door van.
The sedan and coupé versions adopted different front designs, with the former adopting four rectangular headlamps and the latter using two non-standardized-shaped headlamps. The Surf wagon shared the coupé's front design and sporty styling.

The engine lineup included 1.6-liter and 2-liter DOHC EFI units, a 1.8-liter OHV engine with a carburetor, a 1.8-liter SOHC EFI, a 1.5-liter SOHC, and a 1.6-liter OHV (available only for the van; it was replaced with a new 1.5-liter engine in May 1983). All models used a MacPherson strut front suspension and a 5-link rigid axle rear suspension, except for the EFI engine models which used an independent semi-trailing arm rear suspension. The ball and nut steering mechanism was replaced with rack and pinion steering to give more direct feedback to the driver. A 1.8-liter diesel engine was made available in February 1982, followed by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder DOHC twin-cam engine (3T-GTEU) with a maximum output of 160 PS in September. The 1,600 cc 4-cylinder DOHC unit (2T-GEU) was replaced with a new-generation 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve version (4A-GEU) in May 1983. A minor model change took place in May 1984.
Plant Tsutsumi plant, Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd.
A southern constellation (the Keel).
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