In 2001, Toyota’s representative passenger car that had been serving the world for more than four decades bowed out of the industry. 2012 specifications don’t differ much from the first model release, so in this article we’ll be looking at the Premio specs as it was introduced to the world as the Corona’s successor. It was the Corona’s time to retire and make way for the new breed of sedans. Taking the Corona’s place is the Toyota Premio.
The Premio name is derived form the Spanish word for prize or premium—and it shows in the vehicle’s styling both inside and out. The four-door, five-seater sedan has a long 2700mm wheelbase, the longest in its class. It was also 60mm taller than the previous Corona Premio, providing a more luxurious and spacious cabin that may be likened to that of a larger car. Buyers have a choice between having a front-engine, front-wheel drive and a V-flex four-wheel drive layout for the vehicle. The 4WD layout comes with a 1.8-liter engine.
According to Toyota Premio 2012 specifications, the available engines are a 1.5-liter 109 PS, a 1.8-liter 132 PS, and a 2-liter direct injection D4 152 PS. The engine model of the 1.5 is the 1NZ-FE and the 1.8, the 1ZZ-FE. Transmission options are the Super CVT-i (Continuously Variable Transmission-intelligent) and the Super ECT (Electronically Controlled Transmission). These transmission options ensure a smooth ride, using optimum power with the least fuel. The Premio has been equipped with BEAMS technology, or Breakthrough Engine with Advanced Mechanism System in all of its three model grades. The Premio has been equipped with in-line 4-cylinder DOHC (double overhead camshaft) valvetrain layout. The wider angle between the Intake and exhaust valves allow for a less restricted flow of air at faster engine speeds.
The base 1.5-liter model weighs 1140 kg and has a length of 4600 mm, a width of 1695 mm, and a height of 1470 mm. Its maximum output is 80 kw at 109 PS, achieving 6000 rpm. The other models have the same dimensions, differing only in the curb mass, maximum output, and of course, engine displacement. The 1.8-liter model weighs 1170 kg with a maximum output of 97 kw, 132 PS, and 6000 rpm; the 2.0-model has a curb mass of 1240 kg and a maximum output of 112 kw at 152 PS and 6000 rpm. Maximum outputs are important aspects of the Toyota Premio 2012 specifications.
The 1.5-liter model is offered as a base with two optional packages, the EX and L packages. The same packages are also available for the 1.8-liter model. The 2.0-liter model has a Superior Package and is the most expensive of all Premio packages. If you are looking into purchasing a Premio, there are plenty of well-maintained units available from Japanese used-car exporters—they are more affordably priced and you can choose whichever package will suit your needs.
The Toyota Premio 2012 specifications put it squarely between the Corolla and Camry but because of its elegant styling, it is considered to be a luxurious model. This model is manufactured and assembled at Toyota’s Tsutsumi plant in Aichi, Japan.