Toysan Trueric Apex Brougham
The Toysan Trueric may sound odd, but it simply fuses the Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 and Nissan Cedric 430 together in one car!
The front section is taken from the Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 and the rear section is taken from the Nissan Cedric 430.
The fusion of these two cars was born out of the necessity to cut costs and both manufacturers combined forces, combining the best of both cars into this new Toysan Trueric.
Toyota and Nissan deemeed it a good idea to combine the front of a coupe and the rear of a hardtop sedan.
The Toysan Trueric combines the late showa and late showa. The technological advancements are clearly visible with this car: all new engine technology, airconditioning, powersteering, power windows, power mirrors and the list of features and options continues on.
During this period most buyers would have been rich industrialists, while ten years later most second hand buyers would have been youngsters who were into zokusha.
The Toysan Trueric has 4 doors and the total length of the car is 4529mm.
Due to being a hybrid between a coupe up front and a sedan in the rear, the wheelbase is now extra long, measuring 3002mm in total.
The weight of the car also changed from 940 kilograms (Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86) and 1360 kilograms (Nissan Cedric 430) to 1221 kilograms (2693 pounds).
|Number of doors||4|
|Front suspension||McPherson struts|
|Rear suspension||rigid link coil|
Engine and drivetrain
The Trueric features the 4A-GE engine up front. This engine delivers 127 horsepower. Apparently there has been a literal power struggle between Toyota and Nissan over the choice of engines. Toyota clearly won, hence the choice for the 4A-GE engine.
With the weight of the car being 1221 kilograms, this alters the power to weight ratio to 21.14 lb/hp (12.86 kg/kW)
|Bore x Stroke||81 x 77|
|Power||127 hp (95 kW)|
|Torque||149 Nm (110 lb.ft)|
|Gearbox||5 speed manual|
This was the first application of the new revolutionary 4A-GE twin cam 16 valve engine.
Apex Brougham trim level
The Apex Brougham mixes the best out of the Toyota Trueno Apex Twin Cam 16 and the Nissan Cedric 280E Brougham.
The Apex Twin Cam trim featured a controllable interval wiper and dimmable dashboard illumination through a rheostat.
The Jack Nicklaus edition with tweed interior and chesterfield seats was available on the Gloria 430, but there was no counterpart on the Cedric 430.
Trueno is Spanish for Thunder, which fits nicely with the Lightning of the Levin!
The rear windows can’t wind down fully due to the shape of the door, instead they tilt for the final part.
The original front: Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86
This particular model of the Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 was sold in 1983. The body style is a door coupe.
The Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 was the last rear wheel drive of the Sprinter lineup. It became the logical sucessor to the previous generation Sprinter Trueno TE71/TE72 with one key difference: it featured the was the launch vehicle for the newly Toyota-Yamaha developed 4A-GE engine that would become one of the best engines Toyota ever made. The Sprinter Trueno AE86 inherited the floorpan from the E70 coupe, but received various upgrades that would improve the handling. It also shared the platform with the Corolla lineup, where the Corolla Levin was the Sprinter Trueno’s sistermodel.
The Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 ad campaign
The Sprinter E80 ad campaign featured the Sexy Sprinter tag line alongside actor and singer Ikkô Furuya (古谷一行) as the Japanese celebrity praising the Sprinter lineup.
The Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 in popular media
In popular culture the AE86 has been made immortal by both the Drift King Keiichi Tsuchiya and the manga and anime Initial D. Tsuchiya raced the AE86 professionally during the early 80s and always favored it as his personal car. After owning several AE86s he settled during the 90s on a Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-V AE86 that had been modified extensively.
A junk Hachiroku: Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX AE86 by Wasabi Cars
The original rear: Nissan Cedric 430
This particular model of the Nissan Cedric 430 was sold in 1981. The body style is a door hardtop sedan.
After the Prince merger the Nissan Cedric and Prince Gloria were basically their direct competitors. As both Prince and Nissan kept their own separate dealerships (only the Prince name got replaced on the cars itself), the Gloria lineup was kept. Starting from the third generation Cedric (230) the Gloria joined and shared the platform, engines, trim and most bodypanels. This meant that the two cars were visually almost the same and are sometimes hard to distinguish from each other. The fifth Cedric (430) was no exception to this and the most obvious difference between the Cedric and Gloria of this generation are the different grilles and crests.
The Nissan Cedric 430 ad campaign
The Cedric is coined by actor Hideaki Nitani (二谷英明), who is most famous for the leading role in the movie Tokyo Drifter. As Hideaki Nitani is a distinguished actor, he has to emphasize the luxury and class of the Cedric.
The Nissan Cedric 430 in popular media
The Cedric was a popular police chase car in the various cop series throughout the 70s and 80s in Japan. Especially Seibu Keisatsu (西部警察, Western Police) was reknowned for their police car scrapping schemes throughout the final car chases during each episode.
Spotted: A J-luxurious Nissan Cedric Brougham 280E by Wasabi Cars
The Toysan Trueric certainly is a daring product by combining two cars from two different manufacturers. It really took guts from Toyota and Nissan to come to this consensus and that’s certainly something to be remembered for. It may not be 100% up to the tastes of typical buyers from Toyota or Nissan, but the car being sold under the brand could potentially attract new customers that they normally wouldn’t have had.
Keep in mind that this is an automatically generated artist impression what could be a possible mashup between the Toyota Trueno and the Nissan Cedric. This is not meant to offend any person nor mock a specific car or car brand as all cars and car brands in our database are mashed up randomly. The gods of randomization feel that this was the proper hommage to both cars and highlighting their strong and weak points. In the end, just imagine this newly created car was a real thing and existed out of cost saving necessity. This isn’t the first time such a thing happened, hence we now have to live with the Toyoscionbaru BRZFR-SGT86 and soon with the ToyoBMW Z4Supra.
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