Toyota Premio

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Toyota Premio
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2001-Present
Body and chassis
Class Luxury compact
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FF layout
F4 layout (optional 2007-present)
Platform Toyota T
Related Toyota Allion
Toyota Camry
Toyota Avensis
Toyota Caldina
Engine first generation engines
1NZ-FE 1.5 L I-4 DOHC
1ZZ-FE 1.8 L 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 I-4 DOHC (2WD/4WD)
3ZR-FAE 2.0 L Valvematic I-4 DOHC
Transmission Super CVT-i
(2nd generation and 2.0L 1st generation)
4-speed Super ECT automatic
(1st generation 1.5/1.8L)
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length 4,678 mm (184.2 in)
Width 1,776 mm (69.9 in)
Height 1,440 mm (56.7 in)
Curb weight 1,440 kg (3,170 lb)
Predecessor Toyota Corona Premio

The Toyota Premio is a luxury compact sedan sold in Japan by Toyota as designated by Japanese regulations concerning exterior dimensions and engine displacement.

The Premio is an upscale, and more luxurious sedan in comparison to the Toyota Allion sedan, which has a more youthful, and sporting nature, and is also related to the Toyota Avensis, exclusive to Toyota Netz locations. The Premio is exclusive to Japanese Toyota dealerships Toyopet Store, while the Allion is exclusive to Toyota Store locations. Both the Premio and the Allion were introduced at the same time. Wood trim and silver accents gives the Premio an elegant look and it is considered to be a family or executive type car. Appearance modification options made for the Allion are not made or marketed for the Premio.

In terms of class, the Premio is designed to serve as an alternative to the Toyota Camry, which is exclusive to the Toyota Corolla Store locations.

1st Generation T24 series (2001-2006)[edit]

The Premio is the successor of the Toyota Corona and the Corona Premio. The first generation Premio was launched in December 2001. It was offered in three engine sizes; 1.5L, 1.8L and the 2.0L. In 2005, the Premio saw a minor refresh which is most evident in the updated brake lights, it gives the Premio elegent style look.

2nd Generation T26 series (2007-Present)[edit]

The 2nd generation Premio went on sale in 2007. It still continues to fill the gap between Corolla and Camry, and has a more expensive look with changes made to the front bumper, grille and headlamp cluster. The most significant change was the inclusion of a LED in the rear lamp cluster.

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

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