Technical characteristics of Toyota Karina anticipated a boom in demand for sports exterior cars, which began in the 70s of last century. Focused on the youthful consumer, body design – a sports sedan (photo of a car are presented below), front or full axle drive solution, fully justified the marketing goals of the company.
And although the production of the last – seventh – generation of Karina ended in 2001, in Japan it is still used as a racing car.
More than 30-year career of “tender, loving” (so translated from Spanish carina) began in September 1970 with the presentation of the first serial model at the Tokyo Motor Show. Each generation of Carina had an intermediate stage of restyling or facelift, making small changes in the exterior, which can be seen in the photo.
Various modifications were equipped with a gasoline or diesel engine. Drive schemes changed, until in 1988, the front axle was fixed to the whole model range.
In 1985, the car concern began to produce an ED-class sports sedan, which does not have a common platform with Toyota Karina. Feedback from owners is invariably positive, even rapturous, and quite consistent with the labeling (Exciting Dressy means “exciting”, “luxurious”).
A characteristic feature of the model range of Toyota Carina, which exploded the Japanese and European markets, is an external and constructive imitation of the body of the American hardtop style, which is noticeable in the photo.
As for the Toyota Carina specifications, it is a range of models with a common base and major components from the Toyota Crown and improved design of the front body of the universal (pictured below).
Carina’s return to sportsmanship on the Crown base has brought back this model’s lost fame, which was brought about by the slope in comfort and luxury that began with the fourth generation of Toyota Carina. The decision on the streamline of the front end airflow proved to be the most successful of all, taken earlier or later.
The Toyota Karin brand is essentially an export version of the Crown (eighth generation) or the European twin bodywork of Caldin. In the European market it replaced the model of Toyota Carina-2. For the British market it is executed with the right rudder placement. In Japan, the Toyota Carina is also available with sedan and elevatorback bodies.