Corona Premio

Released date : 1996/ 1/12

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Grade 2000_2WD_PREMIO G 1800_PREMIO E 1600_2WD_PREMIO
Model type
Model type E-ST210-AEPGK E-AT211-AEMEK E-AT210-AEMMK
Curb mass(kg) 1190 1120 1110
Dimensions Length(mm) 4520 4520 4520
Width(mm) 1695 1695 1695
Height(mm) 1410 1410 1410
Wheelbase(mm) 2580 2580 2580
Engine Engine code 3S-FE 7A-FE 4A-FE
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16valve In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16valve In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16valve
Displacement(cm3) 1998 1762 1587
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/140/6000 -/115/5400 -/105/5600
* 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 ST210(2000), AT211(1800), AT210(1600), CT210(2000), ST215(2000), CT215(2000).
The 11th and last generation model of the Corona came in a 4-door sedan body in January 1996, with the Premio subname. Although the dimensions and mechanical components were virtually the same as those of the previous model, the safety features were significantly reinforced. The anti-lock braking system (ABS) and the SRS front airbags were standard-equipped for all model grades, and the GOA (Global Outstanding Assessment) shock-absorbing body and high-rigidity cabin enhanced safety in collisions.

The front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout was standard, although a 4-wheel-drive version was available for the 2-liter model. All gasoline engines, including 1.6-liter 105 PS, lean-burn 1.8-liter 115 PS, and 2-liter 140 PS units, were of a 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve type. The 1.6- and 1.8-liter engines with the lean-burn system achieved more than 25% better fuel efficiency over conventional engines. An 88 PS turbo diesel unit was also available. In December 1996, a special edition fitted with a direct injection D-4 gasoline engine (3S-FSE) was introduced to selected models in celebration of Corona's 40th anniversary. In September 1997, the D-4 engine was also made available to some other models, improving the fuel efficiency by 30% over the conventional 3S-FE engine models.

The Corona was replaced by the new Premio that debuted in December 2001, putting an end to the model life that spanned over 44 years.
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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