84 bhp (SAE)
TOYOTA 1200 COUPE SL £1,099 (incl. P.T.)
Toyota's latest small-capacity models exhibit sporty good looks, and noteworthy power from an 1166 c.c. pushrod ohv four-cylinder engine. The SL coupe is a well-equipped 2+2 with something of the Ford Mustang in its looks. Its engine, with two twin-choke carburettors develops 84 (SAE) horsepower and the claimed top speed is 100 m.p.h. The de Luxe Sedan shows a leaning towards the SAAB 99's styling, and the roofline provides more headroom for the rear seat occupants. Engine of the Sedan has one twin-choke carburettor and an output of 73 (SAE) horsepower.
113 bhp (SAE)
TOYOTA CORONA 1900 MK 2
Sedan: £1,236 (incl. P.T.)
SL: £1,549 (incl. P.T.)
The Corona Mk. II typifies the progress being made by the Japanese motor industry. The Mk. I Sedan was introduced into the U.K. some five years ago, powered by a 1½-litre engine. The Mk. II features an 1858 c.c. overhead camfshaft engine with an output of 113 (SAE) horsepower, and now, the handsome SL Hardtop has a high-compression 124 horsepower version of the same o.h.c. motor. First part of the accelerator movement provides the use of one carburettor choke (and consequent economy) but when the pedal is stamped the second choke is brought into operation.
115 bhp (SAE)
Saloon: £1,549 (incl. P.T.)
Estate: £ 1,590 (inct. P.T.)
Toyota's big cars have 2.3-litre in-line six-cylinder engines, available in Japan with three-speed or four-speed all-synchromesh manual gearboxes, or with `Toyoglide' three-speed automatic. In the U.K. both the de Luxe Sedan and the roomy Station Wagon are available in automatic form only. Both models come complete with radio and aerial, electric windscreen washers, clock, extensive toolkit, and many other items. With bench front seats (reclining on sedan) both models easily seat six adults, and the folddown rear seat of the station wagon is load-carrying.