Released date : 1991/ 1/21

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Grade 1500EFI_S 1500EFI
Model type
Model type E-EL44-DCMVH E-EL44-DCMSK
Curb mass(kg) 890 870
Dimensions Length(mm) 4145 4145
Width(mm) 1645 1645
Height(mm) 1295 1295
Wheelbase(mm) 2380 2380
Engine Engine code 5E-FHE 5E-FE
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 1496 1496
Max. output kW/(PS)/r.pm -/115/6600 -/105/6400
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are EL44(1500).
The Cynos was a 2-door coupé that shared key components with the Tercel, Corsa, and Corolla II. It was considered a "secretary's car" in the North American market, due to its popularity among urban working women.

A 1,500 cc "high-mecha" twin-cam engine was chosen from the engine lineup for the Tercel, Corsa, and Corolla II, producing 105 PS on the basic a (alpha) model and 115 PS on the higher grade b (beta) model with a variable intake manifold. The transmission was either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic.

The Cynos was marketed in the United States as the Paseo.
Plant Takaoka plant
Comes from the English word "cynosure," which means someone or something that is the center of attention.

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