Mark II

Released date : 1988/ 8/24

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Grade 2000EFI Twin Cam 24_Super Charger_Grande G 2000EFI_Twin Cam 24_Twin Turbo_GT Twin Turbo 2000EFI24_Twin Cam 24_Grande
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1480 1420 1360
Dimensions Length(mm) 4690 4690 4690
Width(mm) 1695 1695 1695
Height(mm) 1375 1375 1375
Wheelbase(mm) 2680 2680 2680
Engine Engine code 1G-GZE 1G-GTE 1G-GE
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC (longitudinal engine) In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC (longitudinal engine) In-line 6-cylinder, DOHC (longitudinal engine)
Displacement(cm3) 1988 1988 1988
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/170/6000 -/210/6200 -/150/6200
* 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 GX81(2000).
The sixth-generation Mark II came out in August 1988, fully remodeling the 4-door hardtop and 4-door sedan while giving only a minor facelift to the wagon that retained the fifth-generation body.

The hardtop and sedan models used a curve-based styling approach which was then in trend. The front pillars of the hardtop were blacked out so the windshield and side windows appeared to be seamlessly integrated. The 6-light cabin of the previous sedan was replaced with a 4-light cabin.

All gasoline engines for this model generation were of a DOHC 24-valve type. The principal engines were four 2-liter inline 6-cylinder units, including a twin-turbo unit (1G-GTEU) developing 210 PS/28.0 kgm and a supercharged 1G-GZE unit. In addition, three 4-cylinder engines were available, including 1.8-liter gasoline, 2.4-liter naturally aspirated diesel, and 2.4-liter turbo diesel units. The 6-cylinder models came with a 4-wheel independent suspension, using a MacPherson strut system for the front and a newly adopted double wishbone system for the rear. A 3-liter engine (7M-G) producing 200 PS/27.0 kgm was added in August 1989, followed by a 2.5-liter unit (JZ-GE) and a twin-turbo unit (1JZ-GTEU) that produced 280 PS/37.0 kgm in August 1990.

On the back of the economic bubble, the Mark II's annual sales volume for 1990 exceeded that of the Corolla, becoming the top-seller in Japan for the first time in its history.

The sixth-generation sedan was not renewed at the next full model change in 1992, but remained in production until December 1995, when it was replaced with the Comfort. Developed for taxi services and driving schools, the Comfort used the platform of the sixth-generation Mark II sedan as its base.
Plant Motomachi plant
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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