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Toyota Publica (P30)

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Toyota Publica (P30/UP30/KP40/P50). 1969–78 (prod. n/a). 2-door sedan, 3-door wagon. F/R, 790 cm³ (F2 OHV), 993, 1077, 1116 cm³ (I4 OHV). Second-generation Publica, more sophisticated to attract young baby boomer buyers as a first car. Related to Corolla, sharing some of the engines. Mid-term changes in 1972, when sedan gained a fastback style. Sporty Publica Starlet from 1973, which later lent its trim level name to the Publica’s successor. Sedan replaced by Starlet February 1978, while van produced till October of that year. A pick-up commercial, not covered in Autocade, survived till 1988. Twinned with Daihatsu Consorte, which had its own 1·0-litre engine.

Manufacturing location: Japan

Marque: Toyota | Model: Toyota Publica | Predecessor: Toyota Publica (P20) | Successor: Toyota Starlet (P60)

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