Carina Coupé

Released date : 1981/ 9/ 7

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Grade 2000_GT 1800EFI_SE 1500_Standard
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1150 1090 980
Dimensions Length(mm) 4390 4390 4390
Width(mm) 1650 1650 1650
Height(mm) 1365 1365 1355
Wheelbase(mm) 2500 2500 2500
Engine Engine code 18R-GEU 3T-EU 3A-U (II)
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder In-line 4-cylinder In-line 4-cylinder
Displacement(cm3) 1968 1770 1452
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/135/5800 -/105/5400 -/83/5600
* 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 RA63(2000), TA61(1600), SA60(1800), 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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