Released date : 1987/12/18

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Grade 2000_3S-FE_EX Saloon G 1800_4S-Fi_MX 1500_5A-F_GX
Model type
Model type E-ST171-AEMGK E-ST170-AEMMM E-AT170-AEKNU
Curb mass(kg) 1100 1040 990
Dimensions Length(mm) 4440 4440 4440
Width(mm) 1690 1690 1690
Height(mm) 1370 1370 1370
Wheelbase(mm) 2525 2525 2525
Engine Engine code 3S-FE 4S-Fi 5A-F
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 1998 1838 1498
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/120/5600 -/105/5600 -/85/6000
* 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 ST171(2000), ST170(1800), AT170(1500), CT170(2000).
The ninth-generation Corona (the second-generation front-engine, front-wheel-drive [FF] Corona) was released in December 1987, slightly increasing the body dimensions from those of its predecessor's. The available body styles included a 4-door sedan, a 5-door hatchback, and a 4-door van. The 5-door hatchback model came with a new subname SF, which stands for "sensational feeling."

The van finally switched its configuration from front-engine, rear-wheel-drive to front-engine, front-wheel-drive at this model generation, improving the basic performance and cargo carrying capacity at the same time. All available engines except the diesel unit were of a 16-valve DOHC type. Either a 1.8-liter engine or one of two 2.0-liter engines could be chosen for the SF model, and a new 1.5-liter unit was added to the engine lineup for the 4-door sedan. In August 1988, a full-time 4-wheel-drive version was added to the 4-door sedan line for the benefit of customers in snowy regions. In May 1990, 500 units of the special 4-door sedan with a wheelbase extended by 210 mm were offered as the Corona Super Roomy, to celebrate the cumulative sales of 10 million units at the Toyopet sales channel.
Plant Tsutsumi plant, Toyota Auto Body Co.,Ltd. [to Mar. 1988], Central Motor Co.,Ltd.
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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