Toyota Corolla history

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Toyota Corolla FX

Toyota Corolla History 1987-1997

In 1984, the Corolla to the format pioneered by the Hillman front wheel drive a transversely mounted four-cylinder and MacPherson struts up front and springs in back (the SR5 and hatchback and the station wagon be converted later).

A small of diesels were sold in the US, but were quickly cancelled; and a new of the 1.6 liter engine, boasting overhead cams and four per cylinder, was added in mid-1984 to the wheel drive coupe and creating the Corolla GT-S. The fun to GT-S attracted a following; and the was used in the original MR2, in 1985. Meanwhile, the standard was rated as one of the ten most trouble-free in America by J.D. Power.

sales of its popular new front-wheel-drive rapidly rising in the United Toyota entered a joint with General Motors to NUMMI, taking over a performing General Motors in California and turned it into one of the quality plants in North at least partly due to an innovative of implementing employee suggestions. The plant built both the and the General Motors version, the (later to be renamed Prizm), and active through to the present

In 1987, the last year of the generation, the two Corolla choices door sedan or four-door were supplemented by the new sporty FX Coupe; standard Corollas now with the 1.6 liter engine, a generous two-barrel carburetor, as the only engine choice. trim lines (except FX) for year were Deluxe reclining bucket seats, pile carpeting, tinted map pockets, and rear window and the lower LE (with cloth center console, four-speaker FM and intermittent wipers). Toyota boast of some of the lowest requirements in the industry, with oil and changes at 10,000 miles and plugs lasting 30,000 with coolant renewal at miles, due to intelligent, efficient electronic-feedback carburetion, fuel and other features. The engine according to Toyota, required no under normal conditions.

The Sport was considered a seperate with two versions: SR5 and GT-S. provided buyers with a appearance and multi-valve engines; the buyers were female graduates in their late (except GT-S hatchback, was single college-educated men, age 28). SR5 and GT-S both as coupes, and GT-S was also as a hatchback; the SR-5 used the Corolla engine, while the used a higher-compression (9.4:1 than 9.0:1), electronically injected, 16-valve powerplant 112 horsepower and 97 lb-feet of torque. latter engine used cams, a central spark (“semi-hemi”), and variable induction a series of valves in the induction to improve intake velocity at low speed, andincrease airflow at speeds. An oil cooler was standard. were the close-ratio five-speed and the four-speed automatic.

Both had front seats adjustable headrest angle, travel, seat cushion and lumbar support; analog and tachometer readouts; optional air conditioning (with an economy and standard power steering. The had an 8,000 rpm speedometer and a 150 mph speedometer; had flip-up halogen headlights. and rear antisway bars standard, with an optional differential; GT-S got four-wheel brakes, stiffer springs, dampening, low-pressure shocks, and diameter antisway bars, as as 195/60SR13 radials (the SR5 got radials).

Finally, the FX-16 was started as its own complete with the 16-valve engine. There were two models, both two-door called FX16 and FX16 the base included reclining seats, cloth interior, folding split rear backs, console, full and rear deck cover, the GT-S added a more suspension, larger tires and sway bar, power outside mirrors, leather-wrapped and shifter, tilt wheel, wipers, and rear window along with a rear spoiler and other cosmetic Both came with GT tires, either a five-speed or four-speed manual, four-wheel brakes, and the 16 valve engine, but to 108 hp and 96 lb-ft rather than 112 and 97. was a good-sized engine for a car that in at just 2,350 pounds FX16) or, at most, 2,436 (automatic GT-S).

Sixth Toyota Corolla, 1988-1992

The sixth generation started in With sales still Toyota opened a new facility in which also produced The quality of Toyota’s new plants in America was high enough to top (for its class) J.D. ratings in 1988, 1990, and and top ten ratings through 1994. The FX was with either a single or cam engine (with the latter, it was the FX16).

In 1993, the Corolla to its current compact size, many awards. The Tercel was off as a separate subcompact model to those who could no longer the increasingly upscale Corolla. The 1.6 4A-F engine continued as equipment, with an optional 1.8 liter version, the 7A-FE. A side airbag was standard, and a airbag was added in 1994. We to host a separate page on landmark model soon. see technical details and drawings of the models!

Toyota Corolla FX

By 1997, all Corollas in the United States were in North America at NUMMI and in The wagon was discontinued, but side-impact was increased.

In 1998, a new generation was launched, would last nearly ten Its distinguishing feature was a new ZZ-series 1.8 engine which produced 120 hp, with (unlike Civic torque to match. Yet, it very good gas mileage and was quiet. This Corolla was acclaimed for having a luxuriously interior, high levels of well designed switchgear and and a responsive yet economical engine.

In the engine was given variable timing for better gas mileage and power. It also reduced so that the Corolla could be by the EPA as a low emission vehicle.

2001 saw a facelift of the sheet metal, the Corolla look even like a Camry. In 2003, the was expanded and cosmetically modified in a redesign, while in 2004, a new was introduced that was larger — nearly matching the Camry. In 2005, the Celica’s was retuned for better mid-range (and lower horsepower) and put a modified Corolla to produce the XRS .

The 2009 Corolla saw numerous moves, some of which from the car’s feel; a new with roughly the same was used. 2009 Corolla .

In the thirty years since its Corolla has sold more worldwide than any other (that was written in 1999 but is true today.)

Front drive Toyota Corolla over the years

Toyota Corolla FX
Toyota Corolla FX
Toyota Corolla FX
Toyota Corolla FX


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