Introduced to the public in September of 1964, a month before the Olympic Games, this generation ditched the Tiara and was just named Corona. Models were available in sedan, two-door hardtop, three-door van, five-door station wagon (also as a van), two coupe utility variants, and a five-door hatchback where the RT40 came to be one of the successful cars among the previous generations combined. Designed by Italian designer Battista Farina, the RT40 surely sported Italian cues through the car. Originally the Cars came out with the 1.2L 2P engine which then got bumped up to 1.9L. The third-gen Corona became the first Toyota that got manufactured in New Zealand in 1967.The T80 Corona was a subtle overhaul compared to the previous generations but the types provided got narrowed down to a two-door hardtop coupe, a four-door sedan, and a station wagon. Furthermore, models still have engines from the P platform where it started from the 1.3L 3P engine and went up to the 2.0L 18R. During the 1970s, it was high time for Toyota Coronas as there was an oil crisis going on in the USA and since gas prices were high, the country naturally was after small, efficient cars; making it the right formula of being one of the top-selling vehicles from Toyota ever, being beaten by the Corolla.