The first generation Toyota Crown was launched in 1955 to fill the need for a private mode of transportation. It was offered as a four-door sedan, a four-door station wagon, and a two-door station wagon all powered by a 1.5-liter Type R engine.
Its second generation was presented in 1962 complete with a restyled exterior and a custom model. It was also the first vehicle of the iconic Japanese carmaker to be exported to Europe.
The third-generation Toyota Crown was offered in a 2.0-liter and a 2.3-liter engine. A premium variant marketed as the Toyota Crown Super Saloon was made available fitted with a 2M engine. From the fourth to the current generation, the Toyota Crown remained one of the most highly-demanded sedans under the stable of Toyota due to its consistent performance and versatility.
Toyota Motors Philippines contributed to its success by manufacturing the premium sedan from 1967 to 1999 in their Paranaque and Santa Rosa, Laguna plants.
The Toyota Crown measures 4,910mm long, 1,800mm wide, and 1,455mm tall. Exterior highlights include a pair of razor-sharp headlights, daytime running lights, fog lights, an intricately-designed grille with chrome trimmings, body-colored door handles and side power-mirrors, contemporary tail lights, and dual exhausts.
The Toyota Crown offers a spacious cabin for five fully grown adults courtesy of its 2,920mm wheelbase. Notable interior features include LED door lighting, premium wooden panels, a center console with a seven-inch display, floating eight-inch screen, sunroof in the top variants, active noise control, and more.
Technology & Safety Features
The Toyota Crown is equipped with a Data Communication Module system that efficiently assists drivers by providing real-time data on the sedan’s maintenance alert and current diagnosis. Also, it is fitted with artificial intelligence that can be accessed through voice recognition.
In terms of safety, the Toyota Crown comes with a generous number of airbags, lane tracing assist, radar cruise control, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, road sign assist, seat belts reminder, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Toyota Crown was built in reference to the Toyota New Global Architecture. It is equipped with a multi-link suspension at the front and a multi-link independent suspension at the rear. The sedan’s braking power is assisted by ventilated discs at the front and rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Toyota Crown is offered as a rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive sedan. It is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It produces 242 horsepower with 350 Newton meters of torque. Toyota Motor Corporation also offers two hybrid versions of the premium sedan that runs using a 2.5L dynamic force engine mated with an electric motor that produces 225 horsepower.