Sprinter Carib

Released date : 1995/ 8/28

body type

Station Wagon


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Grade 1.8_16 valve EFI_Z Touring 1.8 16valve EFI_V Touring 1.6 16valve EFI_S Touring
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1180 1180 1140
Dimensions Length(mm) 4360 4360 4360
Width(mm) 1695 1695 1695
Height(mm) 1505 1460 1460
Wheelbase(mm) 2465 2465 2465
Engine Engine code 7A-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) 1762 1762 1587
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/120/6000 -/120/6000 -/115/6000
* 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 AE115G, AE114G.
The third-generation Sprinter Carib was released in August 1995, fully remodeled after an interval of seven years and six months.

Using the eighth-generation Corolla/Sprinter that came out in May 1995 as the base, the Carib became 40 mm wider and 20 mm higher than the previous model, expanding the cabin and luggage space. It inherited some design features that had distinguished the first-generation model onward, including the vertical combination tail lamps and uniquely shaped rear quarter windows, to preserve the model identity. In addition to the "high-mecha" twin-cam 1,600 cc 115 PS engine which was shared with the Corolla and Sprinter sedans, the Carib also offered a 1,800 cc 120 PS engine. The transmission was either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. The lineup started with a full-time 4-wheel-drive (4WD) model alone, which was joined by a front-engine, front-wheel-drive model in May 1996 with an option of a 1.6-liter sports twin-cam engine.

In April 1988, the Rosso model with the European-style front end design was added to the line. Due to the increasing number of 4WD passenger cars and SUVs, the Carib had been losing its unique position, until its production was discontinued in August 2002 at the end of the third model generation.
Plant Toyota Industries Corporation
The meaning of "sprinter" is the same as in English. "Carib" is meant as an abbreviation of "caribou" (reindeer).

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