Toyota Celica

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Toyota XYR

T230 series (1999–2006)

In 1999, Toyota began and sales of the seventh generation It closely resembled the XYR concept the exception of the front bumper and spoiler. The 2000 model Celica was an element of Toyota Genesis, an effort to bring buyers to the marque in the United Toyota wanted to appeal to the buyers of the Acura Integra and Civic. Toyota took to lighten the car and lower cost possible. Power window and lock controls were in the center console so only 1 set was for both doors. Initial were made of polymer instead of the traditional glass.

The came in two different models. The was powered by a relatively economical 1.8 L 140 hp (104 kW) 1ZZ-FEengine and the ZZT231 by a higher-performance 1.8 L 4-cylinder 190 hp (142 kW) (in and Japan) 2ZZ-GE version, with Yamaha. the latter a two-step variable valve control in conjunction with its valve timing. In 2004, rated the Celica as one of the best to purchase for gas mileage.

Exporting of the Celica ceased in 2005. However until customers could still one, although it was advised took action before time ended. Outside of the Celica received a small with new bumpers and headlamps, its sales.

The last Celica was off production line on April 21, In its last year, the Celica was officially sold in Japan.


In the US and Canada, two models offered; the base model GT and the GT-S. All models were in only form. In the interest of weight, optional sunroofs polymer plastics instead of In later models, the sunroofs made of glass, probably for reasons. All models featured front airbags, daytime lights (DRL) with parking and headlights, and 4 cup holders; two in the and two in the rear. Rear seats contoured for only 2 passengers and can down 60/40 to increase capacity. Two-speed front had variable intermittent adjustment. The wiper had a single speed and intermittent speed. Windshield and window washers were standard. Options include rear spoilers, fog lights, HID low headlights, upgraded JBL stereo 6-disc cd changer, leather surfaces, side-impact airbags, mats, vehicle intrusion (VIP) alarms with lock/unlock feature, cargo and hatchback cargo cover.

The GT was powered by the 1ZZ-FE rated at 140 bhp kW; 142 PS) at 6400 rpm and 125 lb·ft (169 of torque at 4200 rpm. It Toyota’s VVT-i (Variable Timing with intelligence) which modulated the intake cam angle to increase torque and throughout the rev range. This is a engine used on the Matrix, and MR2 Spyder. Buyers had the option of a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed transmissions. The vehicles were with 195/60/15 tires, disc brakes, with drum brakes.

The GT-S was by the 2ZZ-GE engine rated at 180 bhp kW; 182 PS) at 7600 rpm and 133 lb·ft (180 torque at 6800 rpm. The featured Toyota’s VVTL-i Valve Timing and Lift with intelligence). A second valve lift control for intake and exhaust was added to the intake cam phase timing. is similar to Honda’s VTEC but was advanced because of the variable timing that Honda had not yet (i-VTEC). Variants of this were offered in the Matrix Corolla XRS and the Lotus Elise a Lotus ECU which added 10 Buyers had the option of a 4-speed or 6-speed manual transmissions. The tire size was 205/55/15 but the size offered was 205/50/16. The upgrade was merely US$42 so GT-S models had the optional and tires. All models had 4-wheel brakes. Manual transmission and all steering wheels were to leather. Hatchback cargo were standard along fog lights for models without the Package.”

TRD USA offered performance upgrades as lowering springs, dampers, bars, brake disc air filters, exhaust, short-shift (manual transmissions), and body The exhaust offered an increase of 14 hp (10 albeit mostly at higher A supercharger was also offered for the engine however Toyota marketed it directly for the Celica GT due to too large to fit under the hood, The was available as an option for 2003-2004 and Matrix models. The most among buyers were the Package” which offered a pronounced front spoiler, panels, a rear wing, and rear fascia extension. unfortunately did not allow for fog lights.

On the 2000, 2001, 2003 and GT-S models, the rev limiter is set to rpm while the 2002 and 2005 it set to 7800 (left-hand drive only). This difference in a big hit to performance as the 2ZZ is primarily a high-revving and also making it much difficult to land in the ‘lift’ cam) rev range on an upshift. only affects the 6 speed transmission as the gearing is spaced to shifting up at approximately 8,250 in any gear other than gear will land you at 6,200 RPM, which is lift, or the aggressive cam, This allows models the limited RPM range to remain the car’s power band the gears. First gear is because the gearing ratio is lower than 2nd gear. For minor updates were to the car. The interior was mildly power antennae replaced the one, the front and rear were redone. In 2004, all were fitted with a air filter.

In July 2004, announced the Celica (as well as the would be discontinued in the United at the end of the 2005 model year due to of sales. Celica sales hit units in 2000, but dropped to 14,856 in 2003. Just Celicas were sold in and only 3,113 were in 2005. The sports coupe in general, was rapidly shrinking. The XT6. Nissan 240SX, Prelude and Mazda RX-7 already gone and the Acura RSX was to follow. In 2005, the Scion released a spiritual successor for the American market — the tC.


Japanese models to carry SS-I and SS-II levels. The SS-I is powered by engine, SS-II comes 2ZZ-GE engine. The SS-II can be ordered with Super Package with super suspension, rear strut 16-inch alloys, metal and colored rocker panels. The has climate control AC with display. Options included the of the Elegant Sports Version front lip spoiler and headlight or the Mechanical Sports Version full body kits. The JDM was updated with minor in August 2002.

Toyota released a limited-production version of the 7th called the TRD Sports M. This was rated at 200 hp (149 kW) and featured a unibody and available TRD engine and components. The Sports M was only in Japan.

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In Australia, 1981–1999 Celicas were all assessed in the Car Safety Ratings 2006 as average protection for their in the event of a crash.

Driver’s SRS airbag is standard in all US models 1990. Dual SRS Airbags are from 1994. Seat-mounted airbags are optional from

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