The History of the 4th Generation

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The History of the 4th Generation

Post by forgottenzone on Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:33 pm

Fourth generation (X80; 1988–1992) (1988–1996 in Middle East)

Toyota introduced the slightly larger fourth generation of the Cressida, the MX83, in 1988 for the 1989 model year — the final generation for the Cressida in North America.

Standard features included a new, more powerful 3.0-liter straight six 7M-GE engine producing 190 horsepower (140 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 185 lb-ft (250 Nm) at 4,400 rpm. As with the powertrain, most other mechanicals were modified versions of those in the Supra, most notably the new double-wishbone rear suspension. Standard equipment included power windows and locks, cruise control, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, and a four-speed automatic transmission. Options included antilock brakes, a power driver's seat, leather upholstery, power moonroof, and a CD player. Cressidas of this generation sold in North America featured motorized automatic seat belts; airbags were never offered.

The Cressida was praised for its comfortable and quiet ride, graceful rear-wheel-drive handling, high gas mileage for its class (23 mpg [US] average according to a July 1989 Consumer Reports test), and stellar reliability. Downsides include a somewhat uncomfortable back seat, ride quality that deteriorated with a full load of passengers, and a trunk with only 12.5 cubic feet of space.

The most substantive change was the 1991 facelift, which brought brighter alloy wheels (wearing the same 195/65-15 tires), a redesigned grille containing the new Toyota "T" logo, and simplified climate controls.

In the Middle East, the Cressida had a 2.4-litre 22R engine producing 108 horsepower (81 kW) at 6,000 rpm. The other available engine was the 2.8-litre 5M, which produced 103 kW (140 PS; 138 hp) at 4,800 rpm and 226 Nm at 3,600 rpm using the leaded petrol available in the region at the time.

88-90 Sedan GLX (Japan)
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Re: The History of the 4th Generation

Post by Gordon Duax on Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:59 pm

A few X8s in this country actually carry '93 through '95 titles, as that is how long it took for Toyota to get rid of them all.
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Re: The History of the 4th Generation

Post by forgottenzone on Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:22 pm

That's correct. They where still 92's
Here is how many they sold per year after 92:
1993 322
1994 5
1995 2

There where only around 2,500 - 92's imported.
That's around 50 Cressidas per state.

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Re: The History of the 4th Generation

Post by kamesama980 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:11 pm

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