The first-gen Toyota Carina appeared on the market in late 1970. Based on the Corolla platform was available as a 4-door saloon and a 2-door hardtop coupe. The van variant didn’t appear until December 1975. Initially, Carina was powered by a choice of a 1.4-litre and a 1.6-litre OHV motor. I October 1975, the car was restyled on the front and the rear-end. The wheelbase dimensions were increased to march the sister Celica series and the engine options increased vastly ranging from 1.4 to 2.0-litre units. The production of the first generation Carina ended in 1977 in favour of the second-gen, A40 Carina.