Toyota Curren

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Toyota Curren
Toyota Curren ST-206 1996 parking.jpg
Body and chassis
ClassSport compact
Body style2-door notchback (coupé)
LayoutFront engine, FWD
RelatedToyota Celica
Engine1.8 L 4S-FE I4
2.0 L 3S-FE & 3S-GE I4
Transmission4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase2,537.5 mm (99.9 in)
Length4,495.8 mm (177 in)
Width1,750.1 mm (68.9 in)
Height1,295.4 mm (51 in)
Curb weight2,580 lb (1,170 kg)
PredecessorToyota Corona Coupe

The Toyota Curren was a Japanese automobile built by the Toyota Motor Corporation. It was based on the Toyota T200 chassis. It shared the same interior and rear end design as the 1994-1998 Toyota Celica coupé. Instead of having four round headlights like the Celica, it had a rectangular headlight design providing a more traditional halogen headlight appearance. Modifying the appearance of the Celica allowed Toyota to sell the Curren at Toyota Vista Store locations, as the Celica was exclusive to Toyota Corolla Store locations. The Curren directly replaced the Toyota Corona Coupe, which was exclusive to Toyopet Store locations


1994–1995 Toyota Curren tail lights

In 1994 the Toyota Curren came in two models, the ST206 and the ST207. The ST206 had four different trim levels. The FS, XS, ZS and the ZS Sport Selection. The FS and XS models were both powered by the 140 hp 3S-FE engine, whereas the ZS models were powered by the 170-180 hp 3S-GE engine. The ZS Sport Selection had the added benefit of a limited slip differential and a leather steering wheel. The ST207 only came in the XS Touring Selection, which was powered by the 3S-FE and came equipped with four wheel steering and Toyota's active suspension package called TACS.

1995 saw the introduction of the XS and ZS S-Packages which included a rear spoiler, rear wiper, alloy wheels, and 10 hp more on the ZS models. A new model, the ST208, was introduced as a base model to the lineup. It had two trim levels the TS and the TS Private Selection which included a rear wiper and a rear spoiler. Both trim levels were powered by the 1.8L 125 hp 4S-FE engine.


Facelift Toyota Curren
1996 - 1998 Toyota Curren
Facelift Toyota Curren (rear)

In 1996 the Toyota Curren received a facelift that included a redesigned front bumper, clear front turn signals, and a redesigned front grille. It also received redesigned tail lights that featured a darker tint and clear turn signals, while the 1994 model had the same design having orange turn signals with the Celica ST202C, ST204C for the U.S. market.

1997 marked the last year of the four-wheel steering ST207 model. The rest of the models remained unchanged until it was discontinued from production in June 1998. In September 1998, sales for Toyota Curren ended with the total of 44,686 productions.

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