Toyota Corona EXiV

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The Corona EXiV was an automobile manufactured by Toyota Motor Company. Released in 1989, it was the luxurious hardtop version of the Corona and was introduced to emulate the twin Carina ED. The letters EXiV are derived from the words EXtra impressiVe.[1] In Japan, the Corona EXiV was exclusive to Toyota Japan dealerships called Toyopet Store locations, and sold next to the Corona. The Corona EXiV and Carina ED share the same Toyota "T" platform as Celica. The Carina ED was exclusive to Toyota Store locations, and the Celica was exclusive to Toyota Corolla Store locations. When the EXiV was discontinued, the Toyota Progrès appeared for the market segment served by the EXiV.

The EXiV's had a luxurious, hardtop design, compared to the regular Corona Sedan. The Corona EXiV is the sister car, using the same platform as the Carina ED. The hardtop approach was also used on the yet smaller Corolla/Sprinter platform, called the Corolla Ceres and the Sprinter Marino; these cars were offered for consumers who wanted the luxurious approach offered by the Crown hardtop and sedan, as well as the Mark II (4-door sedan), Cresta (4-door hardtop) and Chaser (4-door hardtop and performance enhancements) but at a lower price and reduced tax liability based on the vehicles size and engine displacement.

First Generation (1989-1993) ST180[edit]

First Generation
Toyota Corona Exiv 1991.jpg
Overview
Production 1989 -1993
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door hardtop
Layout Front engine, FWD / 4WD
Related Toyota Carina ED
Toyota Corona
Toyota Carina
Toyota Celica
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 L i4 3S-GE
2.0 L i4 3S-FE
1.8 L i4 4S-FE
Transmission 5MT / 4AT
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,525 mm (99.4 in)
Length 4,500 mm (180 in)
Width 1,690 mm (67 in)
Height 1,320 mm (52 in)

First released in 1989, based on the second generation Carina ED, and also used the same 3S-FE and 3S-GE engines. Within the "Toyopet Store" dealership chain, the EXiV filled the place left by the departing Corona Coupé.


Second Generation (1993-1998) ST200 series[edit]

Second Generation
Toyota Corona Exiv 1993.jpg
Overview
Production 1993 -1998
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout Front engine, FWD / 4WD
Related Toyota Carina ED
Toyota Corona
Toyota Carina
Toyota Celica
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 L i4 3S-GE
2.0 L i4 3S-FE
1.8 L i4 4S-FE
Transmission 5-speed Automatic
4-speed Automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,535 mm (99.8 in)[1]
Length 4,500 mm (180 in)
Width 1,740 mm (69 in)
Height 1,325 mm (52.2 in)
Curb weight 1,130–1,190 kg (2,490–2,620 lb)

In October 1993 a remodelled second generation was released.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Corona Exiv". 75 Years of Toyota. Toyota. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 

External links[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Japanese Wikipedia.