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    The Toyota Carina line of large family cars was introduced in Japan in 1970. It was introduced in Europe in 1971, with A40 and A60 series subsequently appearing soon after their introductions in Japan. In 1984, the A60 series Carina was replaced in the European market by the "Carina II" - essentially a rebranding of the T150 series Toyota Corona launched the previous year in Japan, with some minor alterations to suit the European markets. This trend of Coronas rebadged as Carinas produced for the European market continued for two more generations, with the second Carina II in 1988 and the Carina E in 1992.

    Second generation (T170)
    In 1988 the Toyota Carina II was released, based on the Japanese market T170 Corona introduced the previous year. Compared to the Corona, front and rear light clusters, front grille and some trim are different, and the rear number plate recess was moved up from the bumper up to the boot lid. In the generation, beside sedan and liftback body styles, the wagon body style was also available. The car had three engine variants, the 1,587 cc (1.6 L) 4A and 1,998 cc (2.0 L) 3S-FE petrol engines, and a 1,974 cc (2.0 L) 2C diesel engine. Petrol versions were all twin-cam, sixteen-valve inline-four cylinders.

    It was well received in the United Kingdom as well as in Nordic countries.

    In Europe's largest national auto-market, the T170 sustained the Toyota's reputation for reliability. In 1995 it topped the family car class in a reliability survey of 4-6 year old cars undertaken by the German Automobile Association (ADAC), with 5.6 recorded breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles for four-year-old Carinas and 12.9 for six-year-old cars: this compared with 12.8 breakdowns per 1,000 cars for four-year-old Opel Vectras and 25.6 for six-year-old Vectras.

    In mainland European markets, the engines (numbers are for catalyzed versions) produced slightly different outputs from British market models. The carburetted 1.6-litre 4A-F produced 90 PS (66 kW) at 6,000 rpm, which increased to 102 PS (75 kW) at 5,800 rpm for fuel injected version 4A-FE. The 2-litre 3S-FE, never available as an estate, produced a claimed 121 PS (89 kW) at 5,600 rpm. The 2C diesel provided 73 PS (54 kW) at 4,700 rpm and was only available with a five-speed manual transmission, whereas the petrol versions could also be had with a four-speed automatic.

    In 1991 the Toyota Carina XL Highlife was issued. It utilised a more fuel efficient engine and seats that showed more comfort and the horsepower of the car was increased from 64 to 75. However, these updates had an effect on the weight of the car which rose from 1,138 to 1,185 kilograms (2,509 to 2,612 lb). The Carina II was discontinued in 1992 and succeeded by the Toyota Carina E.

    In Denmark, these trims were almost identical, except that XL model was slightly more upmarket than UK cars; spec was cognate with Republic of Ireland vehicles. In certain markets, such as Sweden, the Carina II was only available with liftback bodywork and the two-liter petrol engine. In Italy, two-liter Carina II's (petrol and diesel) were only available as liftbacks.

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    That hatcback sedan looks like the 1st gen Acura Integra sedan hatch's long lost Asian cousin.

    I dig it.

    Man of Steel, I love your latest contributions. Toyota went nuts making every car segment in the late 80's early 90's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Man of Steel, I love your latest contributions. Toyota went nuts making every car segment in the late 80's early 90's.
    You're welcome! This is my hobby 'project', but it is nice to read it is appreciated

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