Celica Camry

Released date : 1980/ 1/23

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Grade 1800_XT 1800_LT 1600_XT
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1010 990 985
Dimensions Length(mm) 4445 4350 4380
Width(mm) 1645 1645 1645
Height(mm) 1390 1390 1390
Wheelbase(mm) 2500 2500 2500
Engine Engine code 13T-U 13T-U 12T-U
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV
Displacement(cm3) 1770 1770 1588
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/95/5400 -/95/5400 -/88/5600
* 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 TA46(1800), TA41(1600).
The Celica Camry was introduced in January 1980 as the 4-door sedan version of the Celica. Although it bore the Celica name, it was actually based on the Carina. Its distinctive features included the non-standard-shaped rectangular headlamps and the front grille design with a T-bar motif.

The car employed the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. The initial engine lineup consisted of a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder OHV unit (12T) and a 1.8-liter unit (13T), which was joined in August 1981 by a 1.8-liter electronically controlled fuel injection (EFI) unit (3T-EU), a 2-liter 4-cylinder SOHC unit (21R-U), and a 4-cylinder DOHC unit producing 135 PS/17.5 kgm (18R-GEU) dedicated to the high-performance 2000GT model. The standard suspension was a strut and rigid axle 4-link system, while the 2000GT used a 4-wheel independent suspension with a semi-trailing arm arrangement for the rear.

The Celica Camry name went out of use after this model generation.
Plant Tsutsumi plant
"Celica" is Spanish for "celestial" or "heavenly."
"Camri" is comes from the Japanese word "kanmuri (kamuri)" (crown).

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