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Toyota Celica coupe VII

FULL REVIEW: Toyota ZR VVTL-i 2ZZ-GE (00-05)

TOYOTA’S Celica has moved up hairdresser’s car to hair-raiser.

While generations typically offered show than go, the new model is a

Complementing the cracking 140kW is a taut chassis that superb levels of grip and

But there’s a catch: Celica delivers the goods in six-speed form.

Make: Toyota

has messed with the Celica day one, resulting in the hairdresser even though some have been anything

The Car

THE nice little home with the hourglass figure an angry young street in the latest generation Celica. smaller, lighter, tauter and 10 meaner than sweet six, sporting a No.1 head shave, sharp and a broken nose. The look is the of stylists from Toyota’s design centre in California. The car is shorter and 15mm narrower the model it replaces, even its wheelbase is 65mm longer. At the end, a deep channel from the small grille up the centre of the bonnet to a (fake) air Long, triangular four-lamp light clusters with a low beam and multi-reflector high are used.

The roof line is emphasised each front seat, and radically down toward the hatch. The wing, standard on models, and wrap-around crystalline lights dominate Celica’s end, though the thick pillar and huge spoiler to retard rear visibility.

The Car Seat Plan

DESPITE shorter and narrower, the Gen VII Celica’s wheelbase has brought with it interior room. relatively Gen VII has more interior space Gen VI, with front legroom up to 1315mm. Overall height has by 10mm to 1315mm and front is up as a result, by 31mm on non-moonroof and 11mm with the hole in Despite rear headroom increased slightly by moving the header rail 50mm rear seat space in all directions — is suitable for only. Toyota describes the as a ‘cross-over’ cockpit, designed to an individual experience for both the and front passenger.

Did you know?

is the seventh generation of Celica, from the 1.6-litre Gen I back in

The Car — Seats

THE Celica’s seats are adjustable for seat — over a 29mm — as well as slide and The front buckets are covered a ‘Jersey’ fabric, consisting of material in the centre and coloured (blue for SX and red for ZR) for the bolster sections. airbags, standard on ZR and optional on SX, are in the front seats.

The front have non-adjustable headrests and side bolsters. S-springs and a across the lumbar area incorporated into them to additional comfort and support. low-rebound pad material was also for the seat cushion pad to absorb The rear bench seat has woven amethyst trim.

The Car Dash

THE Celica dash is to encapsulate the driver and front Instrument graphics are orange on with LCD displays, also in used for the fuel and temperature and odometer and trip meters. models have a transmission in the instrument panel and a separate within the analogue speedo A leather-clad three-spoke steering plus a leather-clad gear add to the sporty ambience. An in-dash box with lid creates a big area of between the digital clock and

The Car — Controls

THE Celica’s is prominently positioned with big and lettering making it a snack to The steering wheel for models automatic transmission has shift for sequential-manual gear selection. wheel adjustment is restricted to only, however it moves the need to slot into notches. The cruise control is straight from the Toyota parts bin.

External are adjusted from an electronic pad underneath the driver’s door The power window switches a one-touch auto up with jam for the driver’s window. The windows can be closed after the ignition is off. Variable intermittent and a rear windscreen wiper and are standard on all Celica models.

The Car Wheels/tyres

THE ZR Celica has petite 16-inch alloys with A860 Advan 50-aspect tyres. The SX 15-inch alloy design consists of five spokes suitable for Bridgestone 55-aspect ratio tyres.

The Car Luggage

BOOT space is cavernous but acceptable for a coupe of size. Luggage capacity for the Gen VII has increased 14 per cent (or 40 litres) the preceding model to 323 litres. The loading height is now down to which improves access to the area. The luggage area has a load floor, an under-floor area, luggage tie-down an oddments tray and a hook for a bag.

Toyota Celica coupe VII

The rear bench seat 50/50 and has red-coloured warning which, when unengaged, raised above the seatback. restraint anchorage points are into the rear seatback and located inside by flush-fitting It is an ideal location, minimising into the cargo area.

Did you

Celica’s overall dimensions are than its predecessor — it is shorter and 15mm narrower but its wheelbase has been stretched by to 2600mm.

The Car — What’s

A LOT has changed with Celica, styling, dimensions and engine top of the Gone are the soft, flowing of the former hairdresser’s car and in its place is an aggressive-looking car with sharp, surfaces, four-corner wheel and a striking headlight cluster.

The new is marked by a 65mm longer but a shorter overall length 90mm) and width (65mm). At for the time being, Celica has its underwhelming Camry engine and replaced it with an all-new and more performance-oriented 1.8-litre

The Car — Stand out features

THE all-encompassing triangular head cluster commands attention at the end of the car. The cluster has built-in signal lamps in skeleton and features a projector-type low beam and high beam. If orange on is your thing, you won’t be with the array of instruments confronts you from the driver’s The speedometer and tachometer have needles and lettering.


The speedo arc a large orange typeface at increments, and in automatic models houses the gear selected in semi-automatic mode. The orange continues within the LCD display encompasses fuel and temperature transmission indicator (on the autos), and twin trip meter.

Did you

The Celica colour range is: White, Cold Steel, Raven, Cherry and Galaxy The new Raven colour has two types of pigment — black and — in the top clear coat.

The Car — Climate control

The Car Sound system

THE standard audio system has an electronic AM/FM radio with a CD player with repeat, and skip/search functions. ZR adds a player with a six-disc CD changer. Sturdy construction and fluid dampening aims to the effect road imperfections on sound quality.

The system has auto-loading and eject and random/repeat/scan Six speakers are positioned around the including high-mounted tweeters for high-frequency clarity. SX owners can either a three-disc or six-disc CD changer as an accessory.

Toyota Celica coupe VII

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