Celica Liftback

Released date : 1999/ 9/20

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Grade SS-II SS-I SS-II_Super-strut Package
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1120 1090 1140
Dimensions Length(mm) 4335 4335 4335
Width(mm) 1735 1735 1735
Height(mm) 1305 1305 1305
Wheelbase(mm) 2600 2600 2600
Engine Engine code 2ZZ-GE 1ZZ-FE 2ZZ-GE
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 1795 1794 1795
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/190/7600 -/145/6400 -/190/7600
* 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 ZZT231(1800), ZZT230(1800).
The seventh-generation Celica substantially reduced its weight (by 60-90 kg against comparable model grades of the previous generation), by adopting 1.8-liter engines and an originally developed front-wheel-drive platform to deliver improved stability and power during high-speed driving, reflecting the development concept of "new sensations of a lightweight GT."

The only available body type was a hatchback coupé. The well-proportioned body characterized by a long wheelbase and a short overhang promised a smooth ride. Other features included vertically slit headlamps, a dynamic side view, and the poised rear styling.

The engine lineup consisted of two types of high-performance 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve units producing 145 PS and 190 PS, respectively, combined with a 5-speed or new 6-speed manual transmission, or a 4-speed Super ECT transmission. The 4-wheel independent suspension employed a MacPherson strut system for the front and a double wishbone system for the rear.

Production of the Celica was discontinued in April 2006 at the end of the model generation.
Plant Higashifuji plant(Kanto Auto Works,Ltd.)
"Celica" is Spanish for "celestial" or "heavenly."

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