Toyota Tercel- The Classy Compact Class Vehicle

  1. TERCEL 1999 Toyota TERCEL

    Price: USD 5,390

  2. TERCEL 1992 Toyota TERCEL

    Price: USD 5,040

The Tercel is a vehicle of Japanese carmakers Toyota, which is assigned to the compact class. The car was manufacturer between the Toyota Corolla and the Toyota Starlet settled. The Tercel was at the start of the first production model with front wheel drive Toyotas and should the Nissan Pulsar compete. The car was in Asia partly as Toyota Corsa or a Toyota Corolla II commercially. In addition to the 2- or 4-door sedan and a 3-door hatchback was available for some markets, which, however, was not offered in Germany. Starting in 1982, the second series was called Toyota Tercel world. This vehicle should the 3- or 5-door hatchback variant represent the Corolla and the Nissan Cherry compete.


The Launch of the Toyota Tercel

toyota tercelThe Tercel was sold from August 1978 Toyota Corolla II. The 2- or 4-door sedan had next to a 5-speed manual transmission and a front-wheel drive a completely redesigned 1,452 cc SOHC 4-cylinder 1A-U petrol engine with 80 hp. Opposite the Corolla Tercel convinced of through lower fuel consumption, higher performance and lower emissions. Just a few months after the launch, a 3-door coupe was offered.

The second generation, which was sold 1982-1986, was in the European market, a direct competitor to VW Golf, Opel Kadett and Ford Escort. Here, too, it was a classic hatchback model in the compact class.


The Third And Fourth Series of the Toyota Tercel

The third generation of the Toyota Tercel started in 1986 with 3- and 5-door hatchback variants in the Japanese market. The body was designed completely new to this series. The 1.5-liter 12-valve petrol engine with a variable venturi carburetor and 78 hp was taken over by Toyota Starlet. The same applies for the 1.5-liter 1N-T diesel engine but with a turbocharger equipped. Besides a slightly modified 1.5-liter gasoline engine with 90 hp was also still available. In Japan was a special base model with the 1.3-liter petrol engine of its predecessor, and a four-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission as Tercel VD commercially.

The fourth series of the Tercel was offered between 1990 and 1999 again under the name Corolla II. The basis for this was the new generation Toyota Starlet. TheToyota Tercel three-door hatchback was remarketed as Tercel Corsa. The four-door sedan had a front end like the starlet; otherwise this model was developed independently. Also from the Starlet 1.3-liter gasoline engine with 79 hp and the 1.5-1N-T liter diesel engine with 67 hp were inspired. In addition, a new 1.5-liter gasoline engine with 95 hp or 112 hp and 16 valves were offered. In addition, the Toyota Tercel L40 was in two body variants with - though only in Asia-wheel drive available.


The Youngest Tercel Manufactured Until 2000

The fifth and most recent series of Tercel was marketed between 1994 and 2000. The bodies of the various versions were redesigned; the chassis of its predecessor has been preserved. Also new as other enhanced security features Three-point seat belts were installed. The motorization of vehicles consisted of gasoline engines with an output 58 and 79 kW and between from diesel engines with an output of 49 kW.

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