Tercel Hatchback

Released date : 1986/ 5/20

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Grade 5door_1500_VL 3door_1500_VX 3door_1300_VL
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 830 840 810
Dimensions Length(mm) 3865 3865 3865
Width(mm) 1625 1625 1625
Height(mm) 1375 1370 1370
Wheelbase(mm) 2380 2380 2380
Engine Engine code 3E 3E 2E
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC, 3valve (transverse engine) Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC, 3valve Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC, 3valve
Displacement(cm3) 1456 1456 1295
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/79/6000 -/79/6000 -/73/6000
* 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 E-EL31(1500), E-EL30(1300), Q-NL30(1500).
The third-generation Tercel was placed on the market in May 1986. The three sister models (Tercel, Corsa, and Corolla II) succeeded in attracting female customers and young generations. The 2-box versions of the two sister models were fully remodeled simultaneously with the Corolla II, while their 4-door sedan models were only moderately modified.

The third-generation Tercel used the Starlet platform that had switched to a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout earlier in October 1984. The wheelbase was 2,380 mm, or 50 mm shorter than that of the previous model. The engine was no longer placed lengthwise but was mounted transversely, and the MacPherson strut rear suspension was replaced with a trailing twist beam system. The 3-door model featured sporty fastback styling, whereas the 5-door model had a practical, wagon-like look with an extended roof. The sporty version of the 3-door model came with retractable headlamps.

The choice of power units included 4-cylinder SOHC 1.3- and 1.5-liter gasoline engines and a 1.5-liter turbo diesel (1N-T). The transmission could be chosen from 4- and 5-speed manual and 3-speed automatic. The GP turbo model with an intercooled turbocharged 3E-T engine was introduced in September 1986. The engine adopted a 2-mode turbo charger to produce a net output of 97 PS in the low mode and 110 PS in the standard mode (which was further enhanced to 115 PS/17.5 kgm in May 1988). The EFI 3E-E engine, which became available at the same time as the 3E-T, produced 88 PS/12.2 kgm. The GP turbo model came with 4-wheel disc brakes, and an electronically controlled suspension (TEMS) was made available.
Plant Takaoka plant
The meaning is the same as in English (peregrine falcon).

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