Celica Liftback

Released date : 1985/ 8/20

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Grade 2000_Twin Cam 16_GT-R 1600_Twin Cam 16_GT 1800_Standard
Model type
Model type E-ST162-BLMVF E-AT160-BLMVF E-ST160-BLMSL
Curb mass(kg) 1120 1080 1030
Dimensions Length(mm) 4365 4365 4365
Width(mm) 1690 1690 1690
Height(mm) 1295 1295 1295
Wheelbase(mm) 2525 2525 2525
Engine Engine code 3S-GELU 4A-GELU 1S-iLU
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16valve In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16valve In-line 4-cylinder, OHC
Displacement(cm3) 1998 1587 1832
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/136/6400 -/111/6600 -/89/5400
* 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 ST162(2000), ST160(1800), AT160(1600).
The fourth-generation Celica was released in August 1985, replacing the previous rear-wheel-drive layout with a front-wheel-drive configuration. The new Celica transversely mounted the engine in the front, sharing the platform with the front-engine, front-wheel-drive Corona/Carina. The body type was reduced to a hatchback coupé alone, which featured aerodynamic surface design with a drag coefficient of 0.31.

Selected model grades came with a ground-breaking digital instrument panel with color LCD. In October 1986, the GT-Four full-time 4-wheel-drive model was released, equipped with a DOHC turbocharged engine (3S-GTEU) producing 185 PS/24.5 kgm. It was with this model that the Celica began participating in the World Rally Championship (WRC) races in earnest. In 1990, Carlos Sainz rode the Celica GT-Four to win the WRC Driver's title, the first honor of the kind for a Japanese-made car.

In October 1987, a convertible with a hydraulic power top was added to the Celica line (on a made-to-order basis). The modification into a convertible was undertaken by ASC (American Sunroof Corporation) in the U.S.
Plant Tahara plant
"Celica" is Spanish for "celestial" or "heavenly."

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