Carina Van

Released date : 1981/ 9/ 7

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  • Specification
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Grade SG DX Standard
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1000 995 990
Dimensions Length(mm) 4385 4385 4385
Width(mm) 1650 1650 1650
Height(mm) 1425 1425 1425
Wheelbase(mm) 2500 2500 2500
Engine Engine code 12T-J 12T-J 12T-J
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, OHV In-line 4-cylinder, OHV In-line 4-cylinder, OHV
Displacement(cm3) 1588 1588 1588
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/86/5600 -/86/5600 -/86/5600
* 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 TA67V(1600).
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
A southern constellation (the Keel).

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