Media reports that Toyota Motor Corporation and Subaru of America, Inc are planning for development of their low-cost sports coupe Toyota Celica 2012. Here is the review, price & specifications of Toyota Celica 2012 mentioned. Till now Toyota version has not decided to launch of Toyota Celica in U.S. market, however industry experts expects to unveil new Toyota Celica in 2012 in price tag around $17,000 – $20,000 in automobile market.
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In the month of April 2008, the project was declared in press conference at a Tokyo. CEO of Toyota Katsuaki Watanabe only gave broad-brush outlines, however noted, “We haven’t had a sports car for a long time. This is a long-awaited-for model.”
The Celica product was gone down by Toyota in 2005. The car will come in to view as rear-wheel drive vehicle with a Subaru four cylinder engine. Toyota has partnership with Subaru’s parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries. Toyota holds an 8.7% stake in the company, and Subaru builds Camry’s for Toyota at its Lafayette, Indiana facility. The rumor about Toyota spreads that it is planning to double its stake in Fuji so that Toyota can increase access to Subaru’s engine and all-wheel drive technology.
Toyota Celica 2012 will be set-up as a four-passenger vehicle with a tight rear seat package. It is not clear yet which engine will be utilized for the new Celica. According the some reports, the 1.5L Impreza engine will be used, whereas others consider the Celica will appear with a larger 2.0L or 2.5L engine. 2.5L engine of Subaru is already certified to U.S. production requirements, so this rumor does have some weight to it.
The entire vehicle will contain a weight target of 2,425 pounds to improve the performance of engine and keep the fuel usage down. The base engine will be coupled with a six-speed manual and an optional automatic transmission. In the plans, its premium turbocharged engine will deliver 300 horsepower. The 2012 Toyota Celica will be appeared with antilock brakes, side airbags, and air conditioning. The exterior part of the car displays the fresh and modern look. And its interior’s aspects are primarily designed for comfort. The 2012 Toyota Celica’s competitors include Honda Civic, Mazda 3, and BMW Mini.
Release date of 2012 Toyota Celica:
The production of the car is expected to begin in late 2011 and the car will be launched in Japan firstly and then in US.
Prices of 2012 Toyota Celica:
The price of 2012 Toyota Celica will be estimated to be around $17,000 – $20,000 US price tag.
Specification of Toyota Celica 2012:
- Vehicle Type: sporty/performance car
- Drivetrain (CG estimates):
- Drive wheels: rear
- Horsepower: 170-175
- Engine: 2.0- and/or 2.5-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder
- Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
- Torque: 170-175 lb-ft
- Wheelbase: 101.2 inches
- Dimensions (FT-86 Concept):
- Length: 163.8 inches
- Height: 48.2 inches
- Width: 69.3 inches
- Base curb weight (CG estimate): 2,450 pounds
The media are buzzing all about the announcement of “low-cost sports car” being produced by Subaru and Toyota. In an interview with Digg.com conducted in February 2010, Toyota USA President and CEO Jim Lentz decided the company’s plans to produce an “affordable” sports car for the U.S. market. Lentz cited the Toyota FT-86 Concept exposed at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show as a joint-venture product of Subaru and Toyota.
Pro’s of 2012 Toyota Celica:
- Inexpensive price tag in comparison to some other sports cars in the market
- Modern look and styling to offer a stylish ride
- Comfortable seating
- Reliable power train performance
- Feels and drives such as it is built for performance
Con’s of 2012 Toyota Celica:
- Not perfect for long journeys because of the limited space, especially in the back seat.
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