Toyopet Corona Mark II

Released date : 1976/12/17

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Grade 2600_G Grande_3-speed Floor Shift Automatic transmission LG TOURING(LG-TOURING-EXTRA)_5-speed Floor Shift Transmission LG(LG-EXTRA)_3-speed Floor Automatic Transmission
Model type
Model type C-MX33-EHQ C-MX31-EMGE C-MX30-EHG
Curb mass(kg) 1215 1170 1120
Dimensions Length(mm) 4615 4530 4530
Width(mm) 1680 1680 1680
Height(mm) 1415 1415 1415
Wheelbase(mm) 2645 2645 2645
Engine Engine code 4M-U M-EU M-U
Engine type In-line 6-cylinder In-line 6-cylinder In-line 6-cylinder
Displacement(cm3) 2563 1988 1988
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/135/5400 -/125/6000 -/110/5600
* 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 MX33(2600), MX31(2000), MX30(2000), RX31(2000), RX30(2000), MX35(2000).
The third-generation Corona Mark II went on sale in December 1976. The lineup consisted of 4-door sedan, 2-door hardtop, and 5-door wagon/van models, all featuring semi-classic styling with two round headlamps and the front grille set distinctly apart.

The available engines included a 2-liter 4-cylinder unit (18R-U), a 2-liter inline 6-cylinder SOHC unit (M-U), its EFI version (M-EU), and a new 2.6-liter 6-cylinder unit (4M-U). The previous double wishbone and coil spring system of the front suspension was replaced with a McPherson strut and coil spring arrangement, and the rigid axle rear suspension was upgraded from 4- to 5-link coil spring design. High-end models employed a semi-trailing arm and coil spring-type independent rear suspension. The front wheel disc brakes became standard for all models, and high-end models came with 4-wheel disc brakes. The 1,800 cc engine was brought back in April 1977, and all engines became compliant with the 1978 emission standards by March 1979.

In a minor model change in August 1978, large shock-absorbing bumpers were made available as an option for 2.6- and 2-liter models. At the same time, the brand name was switched from Toyopet to Toyota. In September 1979, a model equipped with a 2,188 cc diesel engine (Type L) was added to the lineup.
Plant Motomachi plant, Kanto Auto Works,Ltd.
"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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