Not all the cars we feature are sublime… in fact some are rather mundane. Take for example this perfectly adequate means of transportation; the 1985 Toyota Tercel hatchback. Bask in the glory of average automotive existence.
Believe it or not, this is not the first Tercel we’ve spotted.
1980 Toyota Tercel Hatchback
Another Mundane Monday post, this time featuring a slightly interesting Toyota Tercel Hatchback. The owner of this Tercel Hatchback sure is hauling a lot of items on that roof rack. This is the first generation of the Toyota Tercel to touch down in the great USA. Enjoy.
Info Via Wiki:
The Tercel was introduced in Japan in August 1978, Europe in January 1979 and the United States in 1980. It was originally sold as either a two- or four-door sedan, or as a three-door hatchback. A version marketed in parallel through a separate distribution network in Japan was called the “Toyota Corsa”. In the United States it was named the “Corolla Tercel”. Models sold in the US were powered by a 1452 cc SOHC four-cylinder engine producing 60 hp (45 kW). Transmission choices were either a four- or five-speed manual, or a three-speed automatic available with the 1.5 engine from August 1979 on.
In the Japanese market, the 1500 engine developed 80 PS (59 kW) at 5600 rpm, while the 1.3-liter 2A engine, added in June 1979, offered a claimed 74 PS (54 kW). In Europe, mainly, the 1.3 version was available, with 65 PS (48 kW).