There are only a few cars that have lured the car enthusiast over a long time of more than 35 consecutive years. Toyota Celica
is one of them, a great car that have been the favourite with generations of car buyers. The car, made by the Japanese car giant Toyota
, has been a powerhouse with some great features that kept the interest of the buyers constant irrespective of the Geographic boundaries and buyer demographics.
This entry-level sport coupe of Toyota entered in the American market in 1971 and the most striking feature of Toyota
Celica was the rear wheel drive. The rear wheel drive has been the feature of the car for the three generation of Toyota Celica until the major design shift came when the fourth-generation Celica adapted front-wheel-drive. During all these years Toyota kept on modifying the Toyota Celica Car
to match the consumer demand and to make the car more superior in terms of design, performance and comfort.
First generation (1970-1977) - The A20/35 Series of the Toyota Celica was initially developed by the Car Company
as the more affordable alternative of the sports car of Toyota - 2000GT. The first generation Toyota Celica
was made with emphasis on the styling and the driving enjoyment as the car was meant to be a personal car.
Second generation (1978-1981) - The A40 Series car was available in both the style Coupe and Liftback forms and both the versions with two series - known as Series A and Series B. Though both these versions were distinguishable by looks the engine was identical in both versions.
Third generation (1982-1985) - The Car model
was available in three versions - coupe, liftback and convertible. In this series of Toyota Celica styling was changed considerably and the car was made more powerful with 2.4 L 22-R or 22R-E engine in all North American models.
Fourth generation (1986-1989) - In this fourth generation that brought forward the T160 Series Toyota Celica, the car got a major change. Toyota introduced the all-new front wheel drive in the Celica
. The design was made rounded, flowing body and new 2.0 L four-cylinder engines was also introduced.
Fifth generation (1990-1993) – The fifth generation T180 Series Celica car
had revised styling, upgraded wheels and tires, and a more powerful GT-Four. Other changes in these models include stiffer anti roll bar, increase in the suspension spring rates, three-way catalytic converter, shorter gearshift, round fog lights and so on.
Sixth generation (1994-1999) - The T200 Series sixth generation Celica model
was more of the sports car available only in ST and GT versions in the US. Safety was a major factor in the car with the standard safety fittings like airbags and anti-lock brakes that were available on all models.
Seventh generation (2000-2006) – The T230 series seventh generation Celica resembled the XYR concept. The Toyota model
was targeted for the younger generation and was available in two different models - ZZT230 and ZZT231.