Toyota Tercel (Corsa)
The Toyota Tercel passenger car was produced by the Japanese company Toyota in 1978-2000. The model has five generations and five body types. The Tercel was the first front-wheel drive car produced by Toyota, with the layout and frame developed for popular Toyota models.
Initially, the car was intended for the American market, while in the domestic Japanese market it was sold under the name Toyota Corsa.
Toyota Tercel, 1st generation, 1978–1982
The first generation Toyota Tercel was introduced in August 1978. At first it went on sale as a two- or four-door sedan and as a three-door hatchback. Tercel was equipped with a four- and five-speed manual gearbox, and from August 1979 on a 1.5-liter engine – an automatic three-speed.
Toyota Tercel, 2nd generation, 1982–1986
The second generation Toyota Tercel was released in May 1982 and was produced until 1986. The L20 series, the second generation, had more modern angular shapes compared to its predecessor. It was available in several variations – a five-door or three-door hatchback, a four-door station wagon, a four-door sedan sold only in Japan, and a five-door station wagon.
Toyota Tercel, 3rd generation, 1987–1990
In 1987, the Japanese company Toyota introduced the third generation of the Toyota Tercel. The model had a new twelve-valve engine. This model was presented in two types – a two-door sedan and a three- or five-door hatchback. Gasoline engines with a volume of 1.5 liters were installed on the car. As well as a four- or five-speed manual, or three or four-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota Tercel, 4th generation, 1990–1994
The Japanese company Toyota introduced the fourth Tercel series in 1990. It was presented in three variations – a two-door coupe, a three-door hatchback and a four-door sedan.
Toyota Tercel, 5th generation, 1994–1999
The fifth generation Toyota Tercel was released in September 1994. It was a completely new model. This model had improved body work done and was one of the few cars in the USA that had OBDII (On-board diagnostics) in 1995. This car was introduced in several variations – a two-door coupe, a three-door hatchback and a four-door sedan.
The 1.3-liter 12-valve Toyota 2E engine was produced by the concern from 1984 to 1999 and was installed on such well-known company models as Starlet, Tercel, Sprinter, Corolla. A number of versions of this carburetor engine had their own indices, for example 2E-L, 2E-LU or 2E-LJ.
The 1.3-liter Toyota 4E-FE gasoline engine was produced by the company from 1989 to 2001 and was installed on many cars of the concern, but is best known for the Corolla model. There was a modification of this turbocharged power unit under the symbol 4E-FTE.
The 1.5-liter Toyota 3E carburetor engine was produced by the concern from 1986 to 1994 and was installed on many popular models of its time, such as Tercel, Sprinter and Corolla. This unit was the most unreliable in the line, its owners often struggled with the oil burner.
The 1.5-liter Toyota 3E-E injection engine was produced by the company from 1986 to 1994 and was installed on the Tercel model in the back of the L30 and L40, as well as the sixth generation Corolla and Sprinter. This power unit in its line was considered the least reliable and caused a lot of …
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The 1.5-liter Toyota 3E-TE turbo engine was produced at the factory in Japan from 1986 to 1990 and was installed in the local version of the Tercel model in the back of the L30, better known as the Corolla II. This power unit is very rare and also has poor reliability.
The 1.5-liter 16-valve Toyota 5E-FE engine was produced by the company from 1990 to 2003 and was installed on many popular models such as Tercel, Cynos, Corolla and Caldina. The sports version of the engine with evil camshafts and the ACIS system had a different index 5E-FHE.
The 1.5-liter Toyota 5E-FHE gasoline engine was produced in Japan from 1990 to 1999 and was installed in many of the company’s popular compact models such as the Cynos, Tercel and Sera. This motor is distinguished from the 5E-FE by evil camshafts and the ACIS intake geometry change system.
The 1.5-liter Toyota 1N diesel engine was assembled at a factory in Japan from 1986 to 1999 and was installed in three generations of the compact Starlet model, popular in the Asian market.