Toyota's 1998 Lineup Looks Swift and Safe
6 October 1997Here's a capsulized outline of what you can expect from Toyota for 1998 as they have upgraded. revised and added models to their line.
Land Cruiser Not much change for now, but look for a new version in mid 1998. Tercel This model is updated slightly, but may be dropped from the line next year. Corolla Two inches longer, half-inch wider. 120 hp engine available, 1.8 liter twin cam. Side airbags optional. Bigger glove box. Three speed automatic optional. Sienna New minivan built on Camry platform. One sliding door, two next year. Motor is 3.0 liter V6 with 194 hp. Anti-lock brakes, rear air conditioning optional. Celica New model coming in December. Supra Base engine has 225 hp and comes with 5-speed automatic trans. Six speed trans on the turbo model, and limited slip standard on all models. Avalon Anti theft engine mobilizer standard, revised grill, side air bags standard. RAV4 New grill, horsepower up 2 hp to 127. Revised instrument cluster. Optional divers side swing open window. New headlamps. Tacoma New front end styling. TRD race package available. Passenger side air bag.
Bill Maloney -- The Auto Channel