Toyopet Corona Mark II

Released date : 1968/ 9/21

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Grade 1600_Deluxe 1600 1900_Deluxe
Model type
Model type RT60-D RT60 RT62-K
Curb mass(kg) 970 950 1000
Dimensions Length(mm) 4295 4295 4295
Width(mm) 1605 1605 1610
Height(mm) 1405 1405 1405
Wheelbase(mm) 2510 2510 2510
Engine Engine code R R R
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, OHC In-line 4-cylinder, OHC In-line 4-cylinder, OHC
Displacement(cm3) 1591 1591 1858
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/85/5500 -/85/5500 -/100/5500
* 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 RT72(1900), RT62(1900), RT70(1600), RT60(1600), RT76(1600).
The Toyopet Corona Mark II debuted in September 1968 as a new Corona series positioned between the Crown and Corona lines. The Corona Mark II was a size larger than the Corona, and came equipped with a 1,600 cc or 1,900 cc engine. The Corona Mark II line was introduced in response to the rapid growth of the domestic market for personal-use cars in the late 1960s, which necessitated carmakers to expand their model range. Earlier in April 1968, Nissan had launched the Laurel into this upper middle market segment. Targeting the Corona owners who were interested in upgrading their cars, Toyota chose the Corona Mark II name for the new model, following the British naming convention for remodeled or upgraded cars such as the Jaguar Mk II.

In contrast to the Nissan Laurel which started with a 4-door sedan, the Corona Mark II offered 4-door sedan, 2-door hardtop, station wagon, van, and single/double-cab pickup models from the very beginning. Its wide-ranging lineup included luxury models as well as the sporty GSS model with a 1,900 cc DOHC engine (added in October 1969), featuring a total of 11 models in 52 types. In a facelift in February 1970, the displacement of the 1,600 cc engine was upgraded to 1,700 cc.

In December 1968, the Corona Mark II became the best selling car in Japan with monthly new vehicle registrations reaching 20,000 units.
Plant Motomachi plant
"Toyopet" : The Toyopet brand name was chosen in a public naming competition. The various meanings of "Mark" are the same as in English (target, grade, fame). "Corona Mark II" can be taken to mean that the car is both "the second-generation model" and "an upgraded version" of the Corona.

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