The Celica was first introduced to the world in 1970. The car was aimed at competing with the Ford Mustang and Ford Falcon. Considered after the fact the First Generation it was produced from 1970 through 1977 and saw multiple updates to it along the way. Including the introduction of the "Liftback" in 1973. Chassis Designators in the 1st Gen were as follows:
1970-73 TA22, RA20, RA21 &RA22
1974 TA23, RA23, RA24, RA25, RA28, TA28 & RA29
The 2nd Generation was produced between 1977 and 1981. The Celica Supra model was introduced.
The 3rd Generation was produced between 1981 and 1985.
The 4th Generation was produced between 1986 and 1989. This was a complete redesign of the car. Up until this point, the Celica was RWD. The 4th Gen was changed to a FWD. The Supra was also split off to be its own model. The introduction of the ST165 Turbo AWD All-Trac(US/CA) GT-Four(Euro/Aus/Jap) was introduced.
The 5th Generation was produced 1990-1993.(Production started in 1989 and 5th 1990 model year cars are often stated to be an 89. However they are considered a 1990).
The 6th Generation was produced in 1994 through 1999. The GT-S was no longer available in the US, but a "Sports Package" could be added to make it handle better. The same GT with sports packaged was badged GT-S in Canada. There was no All-Trac available to North America in the AWD version and the only AWD Turbo Celica GT-Four remained a Euro/Aus/Jap market car.
The 7th Generation was produced from 2000 until 2006 and was the final Generation of the Celica. The GT-Four was discontinued and not produced in the 7th gen.
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