Released date : 1978/ 9/ 4

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Grade 1800_DX 1800_GL 1600_Standard
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Curb mass(kg) 1055 1070 1025
Dimensions Length(mm) 4330 4360 4330
Width(mm) 1645 1645 1645
Height(mm) 1425 1425 1425
Wheelbase(mm) 2525 2525 2525
Engine Engine code 16R-J 16R-J 2T-J
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder In-line 4-cylinder In-line 4-cylinder
Displacement(cm3) 1808 1808 1588
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/95/5600 -/95/5600 -/93/6000
* 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 TT137V(1600), RT137V(1800).
The sixth-generation Corona was released in September 1978. With this model generation, the Corona changed its brand name from Toyopet to Toyota.

The newly designed platform featured a MacPherson strut and coil spring independent front suspension instead of the previous double wishbone system, and the rigid axle rear suspension employed a 4-link and Panhard rod/coil spring system rather than a leaf spring system. All models came with front disc brakes, and high-grade models employed 4-wheel disc brakes. Power steering was available as an option.

The initial body variations included a 4-door sedan, a 2-door hardtop, and a 5-door van. In October 1978, the Corona liftback returned to the lineup after an interval of ten years. Its gently sloping rear with a wide-opening hatch gate was appealing to some users whose hobbies required use of large equipment, although that did not result in a huge success.
Plant Tsutsumi plant
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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