Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Have you ever owned a Toyota Celica? Did you buy replacement parts for the car? We would like to here of these experiences, so leave your comments in the comments box at bottom of page.

Toyota Celica Overview

The Toyota Celica is a range of Coupes in the Sports car/compact class and were produced by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota from 1970-2006. Throughout this cars life it has undergone some major changes and has been available in a number of variations. These are very sporty, stylish, great to drive, well built but don’t have much room in the rear. These cars are everything you would come to expect from a sports coupe.

Toyota Celica History

The first generation Toyota Celica (1970-77) was introduced in 1970 in Japan as a stylish, fun to drive car. It was first exported to worldwide markets later that year. In 1972 there were minor updates to the car, including the taillights and 1975 saw changes to the bumper and grille design. The second generation (1977-81) had two series available, Series A from 1977-79 and Series B from 1979-81 which were distinguishable by the looks. This was again available in coupe and hatchback versions. The third generation (1981-85) saw the introduction of the convertible version and a wider choice of engines was made available. In 1984 an updated version was released with new headlights and grille designs. The fourth generation (1985-89) saw the first front wheel drive version for the Celica and the body design was more rounded than its predecessors to meet current fashion trends. The fifth generation (1989-93) was the roundest looking Celica ever, with designers claiming this improved strength, whilst keeping it light. The sixth generation (1993-99) was the most powerful version of the Celica produced so far. In 1996 some design updates took place which improved the aerodynamics and new bumper design. The seventh generation (1999-2006) was the final version of this car to be produced and was made lighter and lower cost to reach the younger generations.



Fuel Economy

Across the years the Celica has come in many different engine sizes. The petrol engines have been available in: 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 1.9, 2.0, 2.2 and 2.4 and was the only fuel type available for this car. The most economical of the range is the 1.8L engine which was the only engine available in the last version. It offered up to 36 mpg which is not bad for a sports coupe.


On the earlier versions of the Celica there were 3-speed automatic and 4-speed manual gearboxes which were not available in later versions. Later versions offered 5 and 6 speed manual and 4-speed automatic gearboxes. Have a look at the Toyota gearbox section to find your Celica gearbox parts.


You can find Celica parts here at Breakeryard. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has many different parts available at very competitive prices. Visit the Celica parts page or enter your vehicle details in our part finder to find your required parts.