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Toyota Corolla (E70)
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Toyota Corolla (E70/KE70). 1979–87 (prod. 3,500,000 approx. in Japan). 2- and 4-door sedan, 3-door van, 5-door station wagon, 2-door coupé, 3-door fastback coupé, 3-door hatchback coupé. F/R, 1290, 1495, 1770 cm³ (I4 OHV), 1452, 1587 cm³ petrol, 1839 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC), 1587 cm³ (I4 DOHC). Boxy Toyota for the 1980s looks modern but hides pretty much the same as before: front-engined, rear-wheel drive. And not the safest, if contemporary US tests are to be believed. Available in a variety of models and tidily styled, but a demonstration of the car as a domestic appliance in most cases. Behind the times once archrival Nissan released its front-drive Sunny for 1981. Van and station wagon built into E80 era with slanted grille; facelifted rear-drive sedans even built in Australia into 1985.

Manufacturing locations: Toyota City, Japan; Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Marque: Toyota | Model: Toyota Corolla | Predecessor: Toyota Corolla 30 | Successor: Toyota Corolla (E80)

q.v. Toyota Sprinter (E70)


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