History and Basic Info
In 1971, Toyota introduced the Celica in the US. Since then, the Celica has progressed, gradually becoming better and better. In October 8th, 1993, Toyota publicly unveiled the new sixth generation Celica. The sixth generation Celica featured strikingly beautiful curves, somewhat resembling the Celica's big brother, the Supra. The US only saw two models of the sixth generation Celica, the 1.8 liter 7A-FE powerd ST and the 2.2 liter 5S-FE powered GT. Gone were the mighty All-Trac and the GT-S. Canada recieved the GT-S in addition to the two other configurations.
In Europe and Japan and Australia, a sixth generation Celica GT-Four was offered. This car was powered by a 2.0 liter 3S-GTE turbocharged engine producing 239 horsepower in the European version and 251 horsepower in the Japanese version, pushing the car from 0-60 mph in just 6.1 seconds. The GT-Four also featured all wheel drive for outstanding handling and quick launches.
In 1994, the Celica was only available in coupe and hatchback form. Air bags were standard on all models, and anti-lock brakes were available on all as well. In 1995, Toyota introduced the convertible version of the sixth generation Celica. The Celica convertible was available only in GT form, and featured a power soft-top. The 1996 sixth generation Celica had the option for side skirts, and the front grill area of the car was redesigned to include optional driving lights, which were standard on GT models. In 1998, the ST model was no longer offered, and all new Celicas in the US were now GT models. In 1999, the coupe model was discontinued. In 2000, the seventh generation Celica was introduced in the US, replacing the sixth generation Celica.