Toyota Sprinter Marino : Wikis (The Full Wiki)

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The Toyota Sprinter Marino is a four-door hardtop version of the Toyota Sprinter Trueno produced between 1992 – 1998 for sale in the Japanese Domestic Market. The Toyota Corolla Ceres (Japanese. Toyota Corolla Ceres ) is a slightly restyled version of the Sprinter Marino, as was common practice by Japanese automakers in the 1980s and 1990s.

The Sprinter Marino/Corolla Ceres is a common sight in New Zealand and other countries where ‘grey imports’ are often found. The Corolla Ceres is named after Ceres in Roman mythology, and the Marino is named for Marino, Italy .

In Japan, the Sprinter Marino and the Corolla Ceres could be ordered by mail order catalog. Both vehicles were built for Toyota under contract by Kanto Auto Works.

Due to cost cutting efforts, both vehicles were cancelled and ceased production in Japan on June 6, 1998.

The hardtop approach was used on various segments of core Toyota sedans by offering a more upscale hardtop version. These cars were offered for consumers who wanted the luxurious approach offered by the Toyota 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), and the next segment down on the Corona and Carina. called the Toyota Corona EXiV and the Toyota Carina ED which were all offered at reduced prices and tax liability based on the vehicles size. The various versions were sold at different Toyota dealerships dedicated to particular models.

The Nissan competitor was the Nissan Presea .


Features of the Toyota Sprinter Marino/Toyota Corolla Ceres


The Toyota Sprinter Marino was available with four options, the more common 1587 cc Twin Cam 16 Valve DOHC 4AFE engine, 1487 cc Twin Cam 16 Valve DOHC 5AFE, the rare 1587 cc Twin Cam 20 Valve DOHC Silver Top 4AGE and the even rarer 1587cc Twin Cam 20 Valve Black Top 4AGE. The Silver Top 4AGE engine produces 165 hp (at 7500 rpm) and the 2nd most powerful of the high performance 4AGE Toyota motors ever made, only beaten by the Black Top 4AGE which is around 15 hp (11 kW) more powerful (available in the Sprinter Marino 1997 to 1998 with 6 spped manual or 4 speed auto).


The Sprinter Marino is a 4-door hard top with 4 main seats however has a 5th seat in the back that can be used for small children. The Sprinter Marino GT comes with a mandatory feature of a rear spoiler.


A driver’s airbag was available after 1995. Automatic door locking was a mandatory feature on the vehicle in its first year of production (1991) – as per Japanese vehicular law (1991) whereby all Japanese manufactured vehicles for the JDM must lock all doors at 18 km/h (11 mph).

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