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TOYOTA Celica Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 4
First production year: 1990
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Coupé (two-door)
 

2002 - 2006

Toyota updated the seventh generation of the Celica in 2002 when it performed a few visual upgrades for the already appealing coupe. Most sports cars from that era were either unreliable or had to make some concessions for family reasons. There were a few exceptions from that, and the Celica was one of them. It didn't just look sharp, but the automaker didn't make a compromise just to attract more customers. Toyota tried to offer a coupe focused on the driver. The only thing that was lacking in that generation, when compared to its predecessors, was the all-wheel drive system. ...

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gasoline engines:

TOYOTA Celica 1.8L VVT-i 6MT (143 HP)

TOYOTA Celica 1.8L VVT-i Turbo 6MT (192 HP)

 

1999 - 2002

The coupes were in general the most stylish cars on the market. Besides the good looks, they usually came with great performance. With the Celica history beginning back in the 70’s, the sports coupe reached its 7th generation in 2000. The new model was the best looking version in years and was inspired by the American muscle cars. The new Celic had bold lines and an extended wheelbase that allowed a better corner approach, while being shorter than the previous model. The interior of the Celica was comfortable and had a good level of equipment, but it was not the most stylish interio...

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gasoline engines:

TOYOTA Celica 1.8L VVT-i 6MT (143 HP)

TOYOTA Celica 1.8L VVT-i Turbo 6MT (192 HP)

 

1994 - 1999

It was one of the best sport-compact coupe vehicles from its era, with huge success due to its World Rally Championship titles. The street version though was a different story. The Toyota Celica was offered with three bodywork styles: hatchback-coupe, three-box coupe, and convertible. The hatchback-coupe version was the base model for the rally-car, with a turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive. The Europeans received it, but they didn't get it with the convertible and the three-box coupe version. The U.S. version was available with all three bodyworks. When compared with its pre...

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gasoline engines:

TOYOTA Celica 1.8L 5MT (116 HP)

TOYOTA Celica 2.0L 5MT (175 HP)

TOYOTA Celica 2.0L Turbo 5MT AWD (245 HP)

 

1990 - 1994

The 1990 Toyota Celica will remain in history as one of the most successful rally-cars ever made, with over 30 WRC wins and world titles for the team or its drivers. In the mid-'90s, Toyota struggled to beat the other carmakers in the World Rally Championship, but the Lancia and Ford teams were faster. The Japanese carmaker knew that without an all-wheel-drive version will lose the game, and then, in 1989, it introduced the Celica lineup with the GT4 as the most potent version. Then, everything changed, and it became the car to beat. The 1990 Celica switched from its predecessor&#...

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