Toyota Corolla E100

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Seventh generation
1993-1995 Corolla sedan (US)
AssemblyCambridge, Canada
Fremont, USA
Toyota City, Japan
Durban, South Africa
Santa Rosa, Philippines
Cikarang, Indonesia
Adapazari, Turkey
Altona, Australia
Thames, New Zealand
PredecessorCorolla E90
SuccessorCorolla E110
Body style(s)4-door sedan
3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
2-door coupé
3-door liftback
4-door station wagon
LayoutFF layout
Engine(s)Gasoline: 1.3L I4
1.5L I4
1.6L I4
1.8L I4
Diesel: 2.0L I4
Transmission(s)3-speed automatic
4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Wheelbase97.0 in (2464 mm)
Length172.0 in (4369 mm)
Width66.3 in (1684 mm)
HeightSedan: 53.5 in (1359 mm)
Wagon: 55.3 in (1405 mm)
Curb weight1052 kg (2315 lb)
Geo Prizm

The Corolla E100 was the seventh generation of cars sold by Toyota under the Corolla nameplate.

This generation Corolla was larger, heavier, and visually more aerodynamic than the model it replaced, with development chief Dr. Akihiko Saito wanting to develop a 'mini-Lexus', after success with that range's flagship. With its 2465 mm (97 in) wheelbase, the Corolla had moved into the compact size class once occupied by the Corona and Camry.


This model was not as successful compared to previous series due to a rising yen and home-market recession, blunting demand. The standard Corolla model range included the 3-door hatchback "Corolla FX", 4-door sedan and 5-door station wagon models. Also returning in this generation were the two-door coupés, the Sprinter Trueno and the Corolla Levin. A 4WD variant of the sedan and station wagon were also available with a 1.6 liter gasoline or 2.0 liter diesel engine. Minor face lift changes were introduced in May 1993 these included a new grille, a reconfiguration of the rear lamps and various bits of trim and garnish. Various submodels including the 4-door "pillared hardtop" Corolla Ceres and Sprinter Marino were also available. They bore no real exterior resemblance but feature the chassis and most of the engine range of the standard Corollas, and used the Levin/Trueno dashboard. The E100 sedan and hatchbacks introduced in 1991 lasted until the introduction of the E110 in May 1995. "Van" and "Business Wagon" models were basically stripped out wagons with leaf-sprung solid axle rear suspensions. Business Wagons typically had slightly higher equipment levels than simpler vans. Both versions continued to serve the commercial vehicle market well into 2002, outliving the mainstream E110 models in Japan.

Japanese market engines:

  • 2E — 1.3 L (1295 cc) I4 cylinder 12v SOHC 73 PS (72 hp/54 kW)
  • 4E-FE — 1.3 L (1331 cc) I4 cylinder 16v DOHC 100 PS (99 hp/74 kW)
  • 5E-FE — 1.5 L (1497 cc) I4 cylinder 16v DOHC 105 PS (104 hp/77 kW)
  • 5A-FE — 1.5 L (1498 cc) I4 cylinder 16v DOHC 105 PS (104 hp/77 kW)
  • 4A-FE — 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4 cylinder 16v DOHC 115 PS (113 hp/85 kW)
  • 4A-GE — 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4 cylinder 20v DOHC VVT 160 PS (158 hp/118 kW)
  • 4A-GZE — 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4 cylinder 16v DOHC supercharged 170 PS (168 hp/125 kW)
  • 2C — 2.0 L Diesel (1974 cc) I4 cylinder SOHC 73 PS (72 hp/54 kW)
  • 3C-E — 2.2 L Diesel (1974 cc) I4 cylinder SOHC 79 PS (78 hp/58 kW)

Japanese market manual transaxles:

  • C140 4M/T
  • C50 5M/T
  • C51 5M/T
  • C52 5M/T
  • C56 5M/T
  • C160 6M/T
  • S50 5M/T
  • E59F 5M/T
  • E55F 5M/T (4WD)

Japanese market automatic transaxles:

  • A240L 4A/T
  • A254E 4A/T
  • A246E 4A/T
  • A241L 4A/T
  • A132L 3A/T
  • A241H 4A/T (4WD)

Japanese market chassis: [1][2][3] The following list is not complete or inclusive.

  • EE101 — 1.3L 4E-FE sedan (DX, LX, XE).
  • EE102 — 1.3L 4E-FE van.
  • EE103 — 1.5L 5E-FE van
  • EE104 — 1.5L 5E-FE business wagon.
  • EE106 — 1.3L 2E van.
  • EE107 — 1.5L 3E van.
  • EE108 — 1.6L 3E business wagon.
  • AE100 — 1.5L 5A-FE sedan (DX, LX, XE, SE-Limited), coupé (Levin / Trueno S), and Wagon (L-Touring, G-Touring).
  • AE101 — 1.6L sedan (SE-G, GT), FX hatchback (SJ, GT), Wagon (BZ-Touring), hardtop Ceres, and coupé (Levin / Trueno SJ, GT, GT APEX, GT-Z).
  • AE104 — 1.6L sedan 4WD (LX Limited, XE, SE Limited) and Touring Wagon 4WD.
  • AE109 — 1.6L van 4WD.
  • CE100 — 2.0L diesel sedan and Touring Wagon.
  • CE101 — 2.2L diesel Touring Wagon.
  • CE102 — 2.2L diesel business wagon.
  • CE104 — 2.0L diesel sedan 4WD.
  • CE105 — 2.2L diesel van 4WD.
  • CE106 — 2.0L diesel van.
  • CE107 — 2.2L diesel van.
  • CE108 — 2.0L diesel business wagon.
  • CE109 — 2.0L diesel van 4WD.


In the Philippines, three variants were sold, XL and XE with 1.3 liter carbureted (2E) engines, and the GLi, with a 1.6 liter fuel-injected motor (4A-FE). The top model was offered in both manual and automatic transmissions. The Corolla was also the first 1.6 liter car to introduce 14-inch (360 mm) alloy wheels to the country in 1992. Other pioneer features that followed were rear seatbelts (late 1994) and a driver's air bag (late 1995).

The Corolla sedan is nicknamed the "Great Corolla" in Indonesia. Initially the trim levels were 1.3 SE and 1.6 SE-G. The smaller engine model was replaced by 1.6 SE in 1994.

The 1.3 XLi, 1.5 GLi sedan, wagon, and Levin 1.5 SJ coupé were sold in Hong Kong.

North America

In North America, the Corolla was new for the 1993 model year. It had different headlights (independent high/low beams), grille, bumpers (extended) and in some cases tail lights. The base model came with the 1.6 liter 4A-FE engine. The DX, LE and wagon came with the 1.8 liter 7A-FE. The DXS came with a tuned valve angle version of the 7A-FE engine. The 1993 and 1994 versions of the 7A-FE engine were rated at 86 kW (115 hp), later versions rated at 78 kW (105 hp) mainly due to differences of the intake camshaft. The DXS had many luxury options available and been produced only in 1996 for Canada. The LE has sporty front seats and was available in the US with A/T only or available in Canada with either A/T or M/T. Minor changes occurred for the 1996 model year. Among these changes, the DX received bright red/clear tail lights and rear garnish, and new wheel covers. The LE was discontinued for 1996, and the Base model was also offered with CE Package. Sporty Corollas and 4WD Corollas were no longer imported during this generation. Some 1993 Corolla sedans sold were also produced in Japan. All of the wagons were produced at the Takaoka plant in Japan.

The coupé was dropped for North America, replaced by the Paseo.

North American market engines:

  • 4A-FE — 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, narrow valve angle, 100 hp (75 kW)
  • 4A-FE — 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, narrow valve angle, 105 hp (78 kW)
  • 7A-FE — 1.8 L (1762 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, narrow valve angle, 115 hp (86 kW) DX LE Wagon
  • 7A-FE — 1.8 L (1762 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, narrow valve angle, 105 hp (78 kW) DX LE Wagon
  • 7A-FE — 1.8 L (1762 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, tuned valve angle, 120 hp (90 kW) DXS

North American market chassis codes:

  • AE101 — Sedan 4-door with 1.6 4A-FE (Standard, CE)
  • AE102 — Sedan 4-door and Wagon 5-door with 1.8 7A-FE (DX, DXS, LE)

South America

1993 Canadian-spec Corollas from Japan were sold in Chile because no Latin American models met emission standards by then.

The Corolla sedan is nicknamed the "Baby Camry" in Venezuela.


The five-door Sprinter was sold as the Corolla Sprinter in some markets in Europe, and simply the Corolla liftback in others. The three and five-door Corolla hatchback was also sold in Europe, and was available mostly in normal (non-sports) specs unlike the three-door-only FX range available in Japan. In Europe, the hatchback sold better than the sedan and estate. Although basically the trim levels are Base, XLi and GLi, also there was the GS. The GS featured a fully color coded exterior and with full electrics and a tilt/slide steel sunroof. It also had an upgraded interior with white dials and a rev counter. In UK the Corolla was marketed as S, CD, and CDX. A few select, rare models featured the 1.8L 7A-FE engine, including the 1.8 GXi 3-door hatchback in the UK, and the 1.8 XLi 4WD estate. The sedan has its rear license plate mounted on the trunk as opposed to the bumper on other region models.

European market engines:

  • 2E — 1.3 L (1296 cc) I4, 12-valve SOHC, Carburetor 72 PS (71 hp/53 kW)
  • 4E-FE — 1.3 L (1331 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, 89 PS (88 hp/65 kW) (1992-1995)
  • 4E-FE — 1.4 L (1331 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, "Ecotronic", 75 PS (74 hp/55 kW) (1996-1997)
  • 4A-FE — 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, 115 PS (113 hp/85 kW)
  • 7A-FE — 1.8 L (1762 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, 120 PS (118 hp/88 kW)
  • 2C-III — 2.0 L (1975 cc) diesel 72 PS (71 hp/53 kW)

European market chassis:

  • EE100 — 1.3L 2E
  • EE101 — 1.3L 4E-FE
  • AE101 — 1.6L 4A-FE
  • AE102 — 1.8L 7A-FE
  • AE103 — 1.8L 7A-FE 4WD
  • CE100 — 2.0L 2C diesel.


The E100 Corolla is the second model built in the Altona plant in Australia in 1994 after the E90. This model comes in hatchback (named Seca) and sedan variants and the trim levels consist of CSI (base model), CSX, Conquest and the top of the range Ultima. Special edition models are included in the model lineup.

In 1999, production of the E100 Corolla in Australia was terminated and Toyota Australia returned to Japanese imports.