Japan

Toyota

60010185

1st

Celica XX

Released date : 1978/ 4/13

body type

Coupé

CP

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  • Specification
  • Description
  • Plant
  • Name origin
Grade 2600_G 2000_G 2000_S
Model type
&
weight
Model type E-MA46-BLMQE E-MA45-BLMQE E-MA45-BLMSE
Curb mass(kg) 1180 1170 1170
Dimensions Length(mm) 4600 4600 4600
Width(mm) 1650 1650 1650
Height(mm) 1310 1310 1310
Wheelbase(mm) 2630 2630 2630
Engine Engine code 4M-EU M-EU M-EU
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 6-cylinder, OHC Water-cooled, in-line 6-cylinder, OHC Water-cooled, in-line 6-cylinder, OHC
Displacement(cm3) 2563 1988 1988
Max. output kW/(PS)/r.pm -/140/5400 -/125/6000 -/125/6000
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are MA46(2600), MA45(2000).
Developed to compete with the enormously popular Z car (Fairlady Z) in the U.S., this grand tourer used the Celica liftback as the base model, extending its wheelbase and length by 130 mm and 270 mm, respectively, and mounting a 6-cylinder engine. The car was marketed as the Supra in North America, and as the Celica XX in Japan.

The exterior was characterized by the long-nose proportions, the front grille with a T-bar motif, and the sculpted horizontal rear combination lamps. Befitting a luxurious high-end specialty car, the top-grade G model could be fitted with optional leather seats by Connolly of the UK. The engine could be chosen from two inline 6-cylinder SOHC units adopted by the Crown: the 2,000 cc M-EU and the 2,600 cc 4M-EU. In a minor model change in August 1980, the fixed axle rear suspension was replaced with a semi-trailing arm and coil spring system, and the 2.6-liter engine was replaced with a 2.8-liter unit (5M-EU).
Plant Tahara plant
"Celica" is Spanish for "celestial" or "heavenly.""XX" is derived from "unknown quantity."
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