Toyota Allion

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Toyota Allion
2007 Toyota Allion 01.jpg
2007 MY Toyota Allion
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2001-present
Body and chassis
Class Compact
Body style 4-door sedan/saloon
Layout FF layout
F4 layout (optional 2007-present)
Platform Toyota T
Related Toyota Premio
Toyota Caldina
Toyota Avensis
Powertrain
Engine first generation engines
1NZ-FE 1.5 L I-4 DOHC
1ZZ-FE 1.8 L direct I-4 DOHC (2WD/4WD)
1AZ-FSE 2.0 L direct I-4 DOHC
second generation engines
1NZ-FE 1.5 L I-4 DOHC
2ZR-FE 1.8 L direct I-4 DOHC (2WD/4WD)
3ZR-FAE 2.0 L direct I-4 DOHC
Transmission CVT Automatic
(all second generation models and 2.0L first generation)

Super ECT 4-Speed automatic
(first generation 1.5/1.8L models)
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,700 mm (106.3 in)
Length 4,565 mm (179.7 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,470 mm (57.9 in)
Curb weight 1,170 kg (2,580 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Toyota Carina

The Toyota Allion is a compact sedan sold in Japan by Toyota as designated by Japanese regulations concerning exterior dimensions and engine displacement. The Allion is exclusive to Japanese Toyota dealerships Toyota Store locations. It is also related to the Toyota Avensis, which is exclusive to Toyota Netz locations.

The name is created based on the phrase "all-in-one".

First generation (T240 series; 2001-2007)[edit]

Launched December 25, 2001, it replaced the Toyota Carina, a model that first appeared in 1970. The Allion has an emphasis towards younger buyers in comparison to the Toyota Premio sedan, which has a more elegant approach, and both were launched at the same time. The Premio and the Allion share the same engines and interior. The Allion can be customized with front spoilers and rear mounted trunk wings, as well as ground effect body parts to enhance the vehicles appearance specially designed and sold by Toyota. The Allion also features rear tilting seats (similar to front seats). The Allion continues the Toyota tradition by being made for taxi usage, driving school and law enforcement versions.

Fuel consumption for 1.5L models is 16.4km/L, and 1.8L models is 16km/L, each fitted with 4-speed automatic transmission.

December 20, 2004, the Allion received a modest restyle with the introduction of LED taillights.

Second generation (T260 series; 2007-)[edit]

The second generation was introduced June 4, 2007, with Toyota continuing to offer appearance modifications at local dealerships, with AWD being offered on vehicles equipped with the 2ZR-FE 1.8 L direct injection engine. G-BOOK is on the list of optional features.

Fuel consumption figures for the 1.5 L models were improved to 18 km/L, and the 1.8 L models were improved to 17 km/L, both types now fitted with CVT transmission. From October 2, 2009, fuel consumption for the 1.5 L models was further improved to 18.6 km/L by improvements to the engine, transmission and alternator control.

The Allion was again restyled in 2010 with more aggressive and sharper looking headlights and twin LED tail lights while the interior remaining somewhat same.

In April 2010, the 1.8 L engine changed from the 2ZR-FE to the Valvematic 2ZR-FAE, improving fuel consumption to 18.6 km/L. In June 2010, fuel consumption for the 1.5 L models was improved to 20.0 km/L by improvements to engine and transmission control.

2001 Toyota Allion 
2004 Toyota Allion 
2007 Toyota Allion interior 
2007 Toyota Allion (rear view) 

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