Toyopet Corona Mark II

Released date : 1972/ 1/29

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Grade 2000 GSL 2000DX_Sedan 1700DX_Sedan
Model type
Model type RX12-KNBR RX12-YD RX10-YD
Curb mass(kg) 1080 1075 1065
Dimensions Length(mm) 4325 4325 4325
Width(mm) 1625 1625 1625
Height(mm) 1390 1390 1390
Wheelbase(mm) 2585 2585 2585
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) 1968 1968 1707
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/115/6000 -/105/5500 -/95/5500
* 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 MX10(2000), RX12(2000), RX10(1700), RX28(2000), RX26(1700).
The second-generation Corona Mark II that came out in January 1972 significantly departed from the first-generation models in appearance, with the 4-door sedan and hardtop models adopting semi-fastback and fastback styling, respectively. The lineup included 4-door sedan, 2-door hardtop, wagon, and 4-door van models. The pickup was not renewed, however, and its first-generation models remained in production.

The second-generation Corona Mark II offered, in addition to the models fitted with 4-cylinder engines, the L series that came with 6-cylinder engines. The L series extended the front of the 4-cylinder models to house a 2,000 cc inline 6-cylinder SOHC engine (Type M) for the Crown, while adopting original front and rear styling. The engines for the 4-cylinder models included a legacy 1.7-liter unit (6R) and a 2-liter unit (18R) that enlarged the displacement of the previous 1.9-liter engine.

The rigid axle leaf spring system of the rear suspension was replaced with a 4-link coil spring system with a lateral rod. The second-generation model also reduced emissions and boosted fuel economy. In October 1975, both 4- and 6-cylinder versions of the 2-liter engines excluding the 2000 DOHC (18R-G) met the 1975 emission standards, and the production of the GSS model that carried the 18R-G engine was discontinued. In June 1976, a 4-cylinder 2,000 cc engine (18R-U) satisfied the 1976 emission standards.
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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