Released date : 1991/ 6/12

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Grade 1600_Twin Cam 20_GT 1600_16valve_EFI_SE-G 1500_16valve_EFI_DX
Model type
Model type E-AE101-AEMVF E-AE101-AEMQK E-AE100-AEMBK
Curb mass(kg) 1070 1040 960
Dimensions Length(mm) 4270 4270 4270
Width(mm) 1685 1685 1685
Height(mm) 1375 1380 1380
Wheelbase(mm) 2465 2465 2465
Engine Engine code 4A-GE 4A-FE 5A-FE
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 1587 1587 1498
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/160/7400 -/115/6000 -/105/6000
* 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 AE101(1600), AE100(1500), EE101(1300), CE100(2000Diesel).
The seventh-generation Corolla was introduced in June 1991. With extended wheelbase, body length, width and height, the overall body styling gave the car a more massive feel, giving it an image of a higher-grade model. The Corolla had been steadily upgrading itself since its debut in 1966, and the trend reached the apex with the 1991 model, which became an affordable yet thoroughly high-quality sedan. The wagon and van models were also fully renovated three months later.

There were five available engines, including 1.3-liter 100 PS, standard 1.5-liter 105 PS, 1.6-liter "high-mecha" twin-cam 115 PS, and sports twin-cam 20-valve 160 PS gasoline-powered units, as well as a 2-liter diesel 73 PS unit. A "high-mecha" twin-cam engine was a highly efficient DOHC engine with special gears to drive two camshafts, and a sports twin-cam engine was a DOHC engine designed for sporty performance. While the 1991 Corolla was initially available only with a front-engine, front-wheel-drive configuration, 4-wheel-drive models became available in September 1991.

The wagon skipped the next model change, and was eventually replaced by the Fielder when the ninth-generation Corolla sedan was released. As for the van, it skipped two subsequent changeovers and was replaced by the Probox in 2002.
Plant Takaoka plant, DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD.
A "corolla" is the ring of petals around the central part of a flower. The name was intended to evoke the image of a beautifully styled, eye-catching compact car.

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