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Toyota Corolla (E90)
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Toyota Corolla/Toyota Conquest/Holden Nova/Toyota Tazz (E90). 1987–2006 (prod. 4,500,000 approx.). 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback sedan, 2- and 3-door coupé, 5-door wagon, 5-door 4WD wagon, 3- and 5-door hatchback sedan. F/F, F/A, 1295 cm³ petrol, 1839 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC), 1498, 1587 cm³ (I4 DOHC). Bigger, plusher second-generation front-wheel-drive Corolla built on the last’s success, though seemingly less inspiring. Aim was to produce a classless car, and in Japan, it succeeded; in Europe, with other compacts growing, the Corolla never really transcended its position. Same wheelbase, but 2 cm wider. More sophisticated with four-wheel-drive models; Corolla Cielo (Seca in Australia) a contemporary-looking five-door liftback. Rear-wheel-drive models phased out as Toyota introduced a proper E90 station wagon, though commercial models retained leaf springs at rear. Four-wheel-drive wagon replaced Tercel Carib in most markets, different body to standard wagon. Station wagon shared with Sprinter line. Kammbacks still separate line in Japan, called Corolla FX. Japanese production ended 1991, though South Africa offered the E90 kammback initially as the Conquest (from 1988), then the base model as the Tazz (formerly Conquest Tazz) from 1996 to 2006. Australian production from 1989 to 1994, both as a Corolla and as the Holden Nova.

Manufacturing locations: Toyota City, Japan; Fremont, California, USA; Cambridge, Ontario, Canada; Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines; Durban, South Africa; Dandenong, Victoria, Australia

Marque: Toyota | Model: Toyota Corolla | Predecessor: Toyota Corolla (E80) | Successor: Toyota Corolla (E100)


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