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2nd Generation Corollas
KE20, TE20, TE21, KE25, TE25, KE26, TE27, TE28

Mechanically very similar to the previous model, the body received a substantial facelift. The coupe was added to the Corolla range (no longer just as the Sprinter). Likewise, the Sprinter gained 2 and 4 door sedan versions. The differences between the Corolla and the Sprinter were mostly cosmetic. The Corolla and Sprinter both came in multiple grades (eg Standard, Deluxe, Hi-Deluxe, SL, SR).

The wagon was now made in both 2 door and 4 door models.

The 1400cc T and 1600cc 2T engines were added to the Corolla and Sprinter. The bodies were the same as the 3K engined models but the mechanicals were upgraded with stronger parts.

The 2T-G engine was offered only on the Corolla Levin coupe and the Sprinter Trueno coupe. This engine was not offered on any other Corolla or Sprinter for these years. Effectively, the Levin was the GT grade for the Corolla and the Trueno was the GT grade for the Sprinter. The Levin and Trueno also had minor trim differences. The Levin was never sold as a Sprinter and the Trueno was never sold as a Corolla.

A minor face lift occured in September 1971.

The 2# Corolla and Sprinter were managed by Shiro Sasaki (who also managed the next model). Ryuzo Hoshino was one of the industrial designers - he later worked on the Soarer.

- from Wayne Stephenson's Corolla Production page

 

DK Flag 20 Series 1200cc Sedan - 1970
1973_corolla_ke20.jpg
(1973 Corolla 2DR Sedan KE20)
 

Name: Corolla (Peanut)
Engine: 3K
Chassis Code: KE20/TE20
Style: 2DR/4DR Sedan
Production Start Date: May 1970
Production End Date: May 1978
Market: Japan Americas World

 

DK Flag 21 Series 1600cc Sedan - 1970
1973_corolla_te21.jpg
(1970 Corolla 2DR Sedan TE21)
 

Name: Corolla (Peanut)
Engine: 2T-C
Chassis Code: TE21
Style: 2DR/4DR Sedan
Production Start Date: Sep. 1970
Production End Date: Jul. 1974
Market: Americas

 

DK Flag 25 Series 1200cc - 1400cc Coupe - 1970
1974_corolla_ke25.jpg
(1974 Corolla Coupe KE25)
 

Name: Sprinter (Mango)
Engine: 3K, T-D
Chassis Code: KE25/TE25
Style: Coupe
Production Start Date: May 1970
Production End Date: Jul. 1974
Market: Japan Americas World

 

DK Flag 26 Series 1200cc Wagon, Delivery Van - 1970
1973_corolla_wagon_ke26.jpg
(1973 Corolla Wagon KE26)
 

Name: Corolla
Engine: 3K, 3K-C
Chassis Code: KE26
Style: 2DR/4DR Wagon
Production Start Date: May 1970
Production End Date: Jul. 1974
Market: Japan Americas World

 

DK Flag 27 Series 1600cc Coupe - 1972
1973_corolla_te27.jpg
(1973 Corolla Levin Coupe TE27)
 

Name: Corolla Levin (Mango)
Engine: 2T-C, 2T-G, 2T-GR
Chassis Code: TE27
Style: Coupe
Production Start Date: Mar. 1972
Production End Date: Jul. 1974
Market: Japan Americas
There is a Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno in the 27 series. In the US it was sold as the SR-5.

 

DK Flag 28 Series 1600cc Wagon - 1970
1974_corolla_wagon_te28.jpg
(1974 Corolla Wagon TE28)
 

Name: Corolla
Engine: 2T-C
Chassis Code: TE28
Style: 2DR Wagon
Production Start Date: Sep. 1970
Production End Date: Jul. 1974
Market: Americas

 

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