Toyopet Corona

Released date : 1970/ 2/10

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Grade Corona 1500 Corona 1500 Deluxe Corona 1600 Deluxe
Model type
Model type RT80 RT80-D(-DC)(-DK) RT82-DX(-DNX)(-DKX)(-DHX)
Curb mass(kg) 905 930 945
Dimensions Length(mm) 4170 4170 4170
Width(mm) 1570 1570 1570
Height(mm) 1400 1400 1400
Wheelbase(mm) 2430 2430 2430
Engine Engine code R R R
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, OHV In-line 4-cylinder, OHV In-line 4-cylinder, OHC
Displacement(cm3) 1490 1490 1591
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/77/5200 -/77/5200 -/85/5500
* 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 RT80(1500), RT80-D(1500), RT82-DX(1600), RT82-S(1600).
The Corona entered the fourth generation in February 1970, in a full model change after an interval of some five and a half years. The body dimensions of the 4-door sedan and van became a size larger, while the pickup model was discontinued.

On the exterior, the conventional steel front grille was replaced with a plastic one featuring a sharply etched design. The mechanical components were largely inherited from its predecessor, including the 1,500 cc 2R and 1600 7R engines, to which a twin-carburetor version (7R-B) was newly added. The choice of transmissions included 3- and 4-speed manual, 2- and 3-speed automatic, and a newly adopted electronically controlled 3-speed automatic. A 2-door hardtop model was added to the lineup in August 1970, with either a 1,500 cc OHV engine or an SOHC unit with the displacement expanded from 1,600 cc to 1,700 cc. The 1,700 cc engine was also fitted to the sedan in September 1970 to replace the 1,600 cc engine, although it was again replaced by a 1,600 cc unit (an enhanced version of the 1,500 cc OHV engine) in February 1971. A 1,900 cc engine was made available for the hardtop in March 1971, and the 1,900 cc hardtop was upgraded to 2,000 cc in August 1972, adding a choice of the electronic fuel injection-type 2000SL EFI engine and the 2000SR engine.
Plant Honsha plant, Motomachi plant, Tsutsumi plant [from 1972], Kanto Auto Works,Ltd. [from Apr. 1970]
"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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