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Here you will find all the information related to any Toyota Celica to-date. You will find the history of the Toyota Celica 1st Generation up until the 7th Generation model, engine specifications, car specifications, photo galleries and also service and repair/maintenance manuals to download for free.

Toyota Celica 2nd Generation


The second generation Celica was released in 1978,(production began in late 1977) and was again available in both ST and GT trim levels.

Power was provided by 2.2-liter engines for both models. This new generation offered more safety, power and economy than previous models, and was awarded Motor Trend’s "Import Car of the Year" for 1978.

The second generation Celica can be broken down into two series of release (known as Series A and Series B). These two Celica’s were only distinguishable by appearance, both having the same engine capacity. Series A Celica’s (1977-1979) were released with round headlights and chrome bumpers for lower grades. The higher grades such as GT has black rubber bumpers. The Series B Celica (1980-1981) was released with square headlights and Black rubber bumpers and various other ’minor’ differences.

In 1980, a four-door version was announced, known as the Toyota Celica Camry. This model was a Toyota Carina with a Celica front end. The Camry was spun off as its own model two years later.

The limited edition "US Grand Prix" GT Liftback was offered in 1980, and in 1981 the GTA Coupe was released to celebrate the Celica 10th Anniversary.

There were about 70 different models of 2nd generation Celica ever sold in Japan.

Engine Specifications

- 20R, 2.2L engine, carburetor, SOHC

Car Specifications

Wheelbase - 98.4 Inches
Length - 173.6 Inches
Width - 64.6 Inches
Height - 51 Inches
Weight - 2,482 lb
Turning Diameter - 32.8 ft
Gas Tank - 13.2 Gal
Brake Disc Front/Rear - 9” / 9”