Starting in mid-1986, the A70 Supra became a separate model from the Celica. Owing 1998 toyota camry owners manual pdf free the similarity and past of the Celica’s name, it is frequently mistaken for the Supra, and vice versa. First, second, and third generation Supras were assembled at Tahara plant in Tahara, Aichi while the fourth generation Supra was assembled at the Motomachi plant in Toyota City. Interior aspects were also similar, as was the chassis code “A”.
Along with this name and car Toyota also included its own logo for the Supra. It is derived from the original Celica logo, being blue instead of orange. This logo was used until January 1986, when the A70 Supra was introduced. The new logo was similar in size, with orange writing on a red background, but without the dragon design.
That logo, in turn, was on Supras until 1991 when Toyota switched to its current oval company logo. The dragon logo was a Celica logo regardless of what color it was. It appeared on the first two generations of the Supra because they were officially Toyota Celicas. The dragon logo was used for the Celica line until it too was discontinued. 2002 Toyota officially stopped production of the Supra in Japan. Generation names are A40, A60, A70, A80. A trend started by American owners was to name the cars using Volkswagen Mark terms but this was never adopted by Toyota nor used in any of its publications.
The official Toyota names refer to the chassis codes only. Toyota uses the name Mark II to refer to its X chassis platform cars that include the Mark II, Cressida, Chaser, and Cresta models. The Supra has appeared in numerous video games, movies, music videos and TV shows. The Japanese Supra was equipped with the smaller 2.
The installation of the 2. The Supra was first exported outside Japan in January 1979. As for standard features, in the center console there was an extendable map light and a flip-top armrest, which provided storage. MPX 4-speaker stereo radio, analog clock, and tachometer as part of the instrument panel. The mid 1979 changes for the 1980 model year US version were mostly cosmetic. The interior received a redesigned center console and a digital quartz clock. In addition, body molded mudflaps became available.
On the copper metallic and white cars, the mudflaps were painted the body color while the mudflaps were left black on all other colors. On the rear of the mudflaps, the word “Celica” was painted in white lettering. Because of the change in engine and transmission they dubbed a new chassis code of MA47. Sports Performance Package became an option, which included sport suspension, raised white letter tires, and front and rear spoilers. 1981, and was redesigned in 1981. The 2000GT was the flagship model of the XX range. The 2800GT was the most powerful of the range, featuring the 2.
5400 rpm, as much as the 1G-GEU, but made more torque lower down the rev range, 23. They also lacked a lot of features found on other models in an effort to lower cost. In 1981, the Celica XX introduced the world’s first navigation computer. In late 1981, Toyota completely redesigned the Celica Supra as well as the entire Celica lineup for its 1982 production year.
In Japan, they were known as Celica XX, but everywhere else the Celica Supra name was used. Still being based around the Celica platform, there were several key differences, most notably the design of the front end and fully retractable pop-up headlights. Other differences would be the inline-6 still present in the Supra instead of the inline-4 as well as an increase in length and wheelbase to accommodate the larger engine. In the North American market, the Celica Supra was available in two distinct models.
The P-type had fiberglass fender flares over the wheel wells, while the L-type did not. The P-type was also standard with the more sporty eight-way adjustable seats. The P-type did not get the option of a leather interior until 1983. All editions of the P-type had the same 14×7-inch aluminum alloy wheels and throughout the years the L-type had 14×5. 5-inch wheels until 1985 when they were changed to a P-type styled 15×6.