Toyopet Coronaline

Released date : 1958/10/--

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Grade Corona Line
Model type
Model type T
Curb mass(kg) 1005
Dimensions Length(mm) 3970
Width(mm) 1475
Height(mm) 1575
Wheelbase(mm) 2400
Engine Engine code P
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, side-valve
Displacement(cm3) 995
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/33/4500
* 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 ST16V(1000).
The first-generation Corona was placed on the market in July 1957. The Corona was the first Toyota passenger car to adopt a monocoque body, to which the chassis and drivetrain of the Crown and the doors of the Toyopet Master were attached using the latter's production facilities. The Type S engine (a 995 cc water-cooled inline 4-cylinder unit with side valves) which had been mass-produced for the Toyoace was modified for use on the passenger car, improving the output to 33 PS. In October 1958, a van version named the Coronaline was added, with the vehicle length extended by about 60 mm and mounting a 2-door wagon body with a tailgate. The engine was replaced with the newly developed Type P unit (water-cooled inline 4-cylinder 997 cc 45 PS) in October 1959.
Plant Taura plant (Kanto Auto Works,Ltd.)
"Toyopet" : The Toyopet brand name was chosen in a public naming competition. The "corona" is the ring of pearly light around the sun. The name was apt for this robust and approachable family car.

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