Corolla Levin

Released date : 1983/ 5/12

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Grade 3door_1600_GT APEX 3door_1600_GTV 2door_1500_SE
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 960 940 880
Dimensions Length(mm) 4200 4200 4200
Width(mm) 1625 1625 1625
Height(mm) 1335 1335 1335
Wheelbase(mm) 2400 2400 2400
Engine Engine code 4A-GEU 4A-GEU 3A-U
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC
Displacement(cm3) 1587 1587 1452
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. (Gross) -/130/6600 (Gross) -/130/6600 (Gross) -/85/5600
* 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 AE85(1500), AE86(1600).
While the family-use models of the fifth-generation Corolla and Sprinter lines switched their layouts to front-engine, front-wheel-drive, the sports models retained the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive (FR) layout. With the full model change, the Levin and Trueno subnames that had been reserved for DOHC engine models became the subnames for all Corolla/Sprinter coupé models, while DOHC models received the GT badge.

The available body types included a 2-door notchback coupé and a 3-door hatchback coupé, with a choice of engines between 1.5-liter (3A-U) and newly developed 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve (4A-GEU) units. The GT-models initially came with a 5-speed manual transmission, to which an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic ECT-S transmission was added as an option in May 1985. The suspension was a combination of MacPherson struts and 4-link coil springs with a lateral rod. The Corolla Levin of this model generation was received particularly well among those who favored the road performance of FR cars, and was affectionately called by its vehicle code AE86 even after it went out of production.
Plant Takaoka plant, Kanto Auto Works, Ltd.
A "corolla" is the ring of petals around the central part of a flower. "Levin" is a poetic word for "lightning."

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