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|Subject: 4th Gen Celica Info Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:35 am|| |
For 1986, the Celica was changed completely. It was an all-new vehicle with front wheel drive, a rounded, flowing body and new 2.0 L four-cylinder engines. In North America, the Celica was again available in ST, GT and GT-S trim as either coupe or liftback models, with the GT being offered as a soft-top convertible as well. ST and GT came with a SOHC 8 valve, 2.0 L, 97 hp (72 kW) 2S-E engine from the Camry, but quickly changed to an all new DOHC 116 hp (87 kW) engine 3S-FE for the 1987 model year, also shared with the Camry. The GT-S was given a 135 hp (101 kW) version of the DOHC 2.0 L engine (3S-GE) featuring T-VIS.
The ST165 GT-Four made its World Rally debut in the 1988 Tour de Corse and finished 6th. The first victory came in 1988 Cyprus (non-WRC), and the first WRC victory in 1989 Rally Australia.