The History of Toyota Starlet

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The History Of Toyota Starlet

The Starlet is a small automobile by Toyota from 1973 to replacing the Toyota Publica retaining the Publica’s P code and numbering). However, the Publica continued to be used in some of export markets.

Initially in April 1973 as the Publica 40 series, the Starlet was offered 1000 and 1200cc engines. the car looked like a shortened Variants available were Sedan, and 3-door wagon.

The Sedan came in October Grades are Standard, Deluxe, ST, and SR.

The 60 series, introduced in 1978 was known, being the first to be sold outside Japan. It was with 993 (KP60 2K), (KP62 3K) and 1,290cc (KP61 4K) Three-door and 5-door hatchbacks offered in export markets, a distinctive 5-door wagon was sold in Japan, Hong and Germany.

Trim levels Standard, Deluxe (DX), GL, XL, S, and SE.

In the car was facelifted to include square and a second facelift followed in to incorporate a slant nose end, and lower hatch

The KP61 was the only Starlet sold in the USA from 1981 to until the Corolla FX replaced it in The 1981–1982 models came standard 5-speed manual and tachometer. It is an equivalent to other S model.

The 1983–1984 models were offered with Electronic Injection (EFI) with the 4K but with 4-speed manual and similar to other markets’ XLi

The 70 series of October 1984 saw the finally switch to front drive. 3-door and 5-door were offered. The 12 valve 1E and 2E the old K-series.

The extensive Japanese up consisted of Standard, DX, Soleil, XL, XL SE, Si, Si Limited, Ri, Turbo R, and Turbo S. The fitted in turbo models was the The Ri and Turbo R are the light weight designed for motorsports. For export the Starlet 70 series were as 1.0 Standard, 1.0 DX, 1.0 XL, 1.0 XL Lisse, 1.3 XL, 1.3 FE, 1.3 S, 1.3 SE.

The export Si Limited was basically an XL or 1.3 S with and rear spoilers, sporty red and interior, Multi-point fuel and special exterior colour black-silver, or white. The first assembled outside Japan was the 1.0 XL built in Indonesia. A year the 1.3 liter model was also

Minor change for Japanese was given in 1987 with new tail lights, bigger and revised interior.

The Starlet 80 was introduced in December 1989. It a more rounded body and interior. Japanese models new Twincam engines: 4E-F, and 4E-FTE with CT9 turbocharger. models retained the 1E and 2E engines, and the version 4E-FE (only for UK and Kong).

The Starlet for Japan and Indonesia a rear center garnish and the license plate is mounted on the 80 Series Starlets exported to destinations have their plates mounted on the hatch panel.

In Japan, the 80 Series was again offered in wide of variants: Soleil, best Soleil L, S, X, X Limited, Si, Canvas the sports model Gi and GT Turbo. The model have different headlights, and tail lights the regular models. Sports front seats and rear are also standard on the Gi and GT.

The GT has 2-mode and high) turbo. The Japanese Full-time 4WD models EP85 offered in Soleil L, S, and X Limited

A minor facelift occurred in 1992, with all Japanese gaining fuel injection and the of the X variant. A new front bumper and interior were installed, and the of a safety beam inside the were added for all models. The S, X Gi, and GT also gained a new rear garnish. In Indonesia the new SE-G the SE Limited.

The SE-G has upmarket similar to Japanese X Limited, and the new tail lights with Gi and GT. The Top was offered in Hong Kong and in small numbers.

The Starlet made its European at 1990 Geneva Auto The 1.3 XLi was sold in most European The sporty 1.3 Si was offered in Switzerland. It with standard sports seats, 3-spoke steering sunroof, and rear spoiler. UK was 1.0 GL, which replaced by 1.3 GLi 3-door in

For 1994, the UK models are 1.3 XLi 3-door and 1.3 GLi All GLi models have sunroof.

The EP81 participated in WRC Acropolis in Greece, and won the A5 class. The Starlet was competed in Starlet One Make in Japan, the Indonesian Touring Car and Rallies in the Caribbean.

The second update was in May 1994 with new end and tail lights. The full-wide garnish was deleted. The hatch now has smooth panel with garnishes. The Gi and GT featured twin headlights and mesh grille, known as quad headlights. minor changes were extended to Japan, Hong Indonesia, and New Zealand.

Hong received JDM Soleil L. The 1.3 SE-G in Indonesia, and the 1.3 GS replaced 1.3 S in New Zealand. in Japan ended in December but in Indonesia continued until 1998.

The Starlet 90 series, in 1996, retained the same of three or five-door hatchback. The design is sloped-down belt on front doors. The Japanese were divided into 3 Reflect (normal), Glanza and Carat (classic). The Reflect f, and x), the Carat, and the Glanza S. The Base was also offered with the 1N engine. The Carat features ornaments, tail lights and classy interior.

The Glanza model was a re-named and version of the Starlet GT Turbo, it was still powered by the same Toyota had increased its power to 130bhp and later to 133bhp however the Glanza was a much car due to the extra equipment which it (air con, abs, steering, more sound electric windows etc). are 2 main Glanza models: S which was powered by the 4E-FE and the Glanza V which has the 4E-FTE the T meaning it has a Turbo.

In December the Glanza S Limited was released. It has body kits same as V Turbo except the scooped-hood and the did not have a Turbo. A lightweight of the Glanza V was also released, didn’t have air con, windows etc to keep the car as light as the idea being that it make an ideal track day The Glanza V and Glanza S were not in Europe and were only on the JDM Market.

Recently the Glanza has a popular import in the UK for its efficient and impressive power outputs.

The EP91 came to Europe in 1996. Although basically all models were 1.3 XLi, were marketed in different across Europe. Initially the UK were the base 1.3 Sportif and the 1.3 CD (with standard CD Player and In 1998, the UK line up was revised base 1.3 S, sporty 1.3 SR (with suspension, spoiler, and sport and loaded 1.3 GLS.

The French models are Base, GL, and In Switzerland, the upgraded model to GLS is called 1.3 Crystal, while in is called SLi. All of high models have driver’s SRS Airbag, tachometer, front windows, rear headrests, and bumpers.

ABS and Sunroof are options.

changes with new front grille, tail lights, and interior fabric were new for JDM models. Production of Starlet in July 1999. The 90 Series shared its platform with the including suspension, engines and other components.

The right drive Starlet has its own dashboard with slightly higher AC outlets, while the left drive shares the dashboard Tercel and Paseo.

Normally, were known for being but dull automobiles, but there exceptions. The Toyota Sera, in the early 1990s and officially only in Japan, was the same car a sports body and butterfly Only about 16,000 ever produced.

Several turbocharged sport of the Starlet were also in Japan, including the EP71 S (1986-1989), EP82 GT Turbo and the EP91 Glanza V (1996-1999). have become quite in recent years in other drive regions such as the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand as imports.

The Starlet was briefly to North America from to 1984, when it was replaced by the FX in Toyota’s North American

They were some Edition of 80-series sold in such as 1.3 Jeans in UK and Germany, 1.3 in Switzerland, and 1.3 Westwood in Belgium, all of are based on 1.3 XLi.

The last in Indonesia was marketed as Fantastic this is the 1.3 SE-G with grille, headlights, and turbo-look from Japanese 1.3 Gi which extremely powerful compared to its

The range was replaced by the Toyota range in 1999, but Toyota had absent in the city car market of until the Aygo was launched in Another Japanese replacement was the bB mini MPV, which is as the Scion xB in the United States.

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