Celica Liftback

Released date : 1973/ 4/ 6

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Grade 2000GT 1600GT
Model type
Model type RA25-MQ TA27-MQ
Curb mass(kg) 1040 995
Dimensions Length(mm) 4215 4215
Width(mm) 1620 1620
Height(mm) 1280 1280
Wheelbase(mm) 2425 2425
Engine Engine code 18R-G 2T-G
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 1968 1588
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/145/6400 -/115/6400
* 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 RA25(2000), TA27(1600).
In April 1973, a 3-door 2+2 coupé with fastback styling was added to the Celica line as the Celica liftback. Based on the SV-1 prototype that Toyota displayed at the 1971 Tokyo Motor Show, the Celica liftback was developed as a sporty multi-use vehicle in response to demand from outdoor-oriented customers.

Its choice of engines included three 1,600 cc units and two 2,000 cc units. It had a large tailgate that gave it the liftback name, and the rear seatbacks could be folded to create large cargo space for carrying large leisure items, such as surfboards and camping gear. With the addition of the liftback, the Celica series came to offer a total of seven body variations (in two types), 15 interior variations (in two types), nine engines and six transmissions.
Plant Tsutsumi plant
"Celica" is Spanish for "celestial" or "heavenly."

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