"Toyota Crown" is a car that is produced by a well-known Japanese concern. The company managed to turn the model into a full-fledged line of full-size sedans. And not ordinary, but luxury. Initially, the cars were sold in their homeland and in some Asian countries. As a matter of fact, the Toyota Crown was developed specifically for operation in these states. And it was used mainly as a taxi. Well, it should be more detailed about this model.
About the story
After the model began to gain fame and popularity, it began to be exported to other countries. For example, in the USA. There, in recent years of sales, the model has become especially bought. And that's just it and used as a taxi in America. By the way, the Toyota Crown was sold in the USA for quite a long time: from the late 1950s to 1971. This is the oldest sedan model that is still being published. It is considered the most popular Japanese car after such cars as Century, Celsior and Crown Majesta. All are made by Toyota. By the way, this car many organizationsthis state is used as a limousine company.
If we talk about Europe, then the first country in which Toyota Crown arrived for export is Finland. It was followed by the Netherlands, as well as Belgium. Then the UK also ordered a batch of cars. By the way, she had the status of one of the main markets for such cars. Until the early 1980s, the British sold this model. Also, the car was exported to Canada for a long time. An interesting fact is that in many markets this Toyota model was very expensive. So it didn't take long for the Toyota Cressida to come out and the Crown stopped being so popular.
Australia was also an important export market. Even Toyotas were produced using parts made by specialists from this country.
I would like to tell a few words about the emblem that adorns this model. Many cars are emblazoned with a crown on the hood and a traditional symbol on the back. Quite an original solution, according to the manufacturers. The word "crown" can be seen in various forms in the names of other models produced by Toyota. After all, it was this word that inspired the company to start producing the first sedans. Unusually, because all the geniuses of automotive thought were inspired by the idea to make a breakthrough. Here, it's just a word. In general, one of the most popular models in Japan - "Corolla" - translated from Latin means "little crown". And Camry is a phonetic transcription of such a Japanese word as kanmuri. It is translatedof course, like a crown. And finally, Corona. But there is no need for translation here. In general, the Japanese approached the creation of the name of the models is not very original. Although, maybe this is the peculiarity and meaning.
It is quite difficult to find spare parts for some Toyota Crown cars. And all because it is a Japanese car, and it has been produced since 1957. In any case, spare parts for the very first cars are almost impossible to find.
In 1955, the production process was launched. In 1957, sales had already begun. In 1958, manufacturers decided to restyle, and in 1960, exports to the United States ended. A year later, the engine was replaced (a 1.9-liter was installed), and the car was designated the Toyopet Crown RS30. In 1962, the second generation of the model began to be produced. It was the S40 series. Outwardly, this novelty was similar to the American Ford Falcon. Some critics rightly believe that the Japanese adopted the design from this car.
After the 60s, manufacturers began to improve their machines. 4-door coupes have ceased to appear. They began to produce "Toyota Crown" station wagon. The base engine was replaced with a 6-cylinder in-line, 2-liter. And then the release of the third generation began.
Since 1967, the production of the third generation Toyota Crown has started. Reviews of previous models were very inspiring: people told their friends and acquaintances that this car is quite practical and generally satisfies their requirements forcars, so many wanted to buy it for themselves. That is why the third generation appeared. It boasted a 4-speed "mechanics", as well as a brand new 2.3-liter power unit.
In 1971, the production of the model was launched with a 2.6-liter engine, which was also equipped with multiport fuel injection.
In 1974, the production of such a model as the Crown S80 began. It was available as a 4-door sedan, 2-door, regular hardtop, and station wagon (you could choose between 3-row and 2-row versions).
1978 was a very special year for the Japanese company. Another Toyota Crown appeared, the engine of which became diesel. It was a full-fledged, 4-cylinder power unit with a volume of 2.2 liters. And in 1979, the company released a model with a turbocharged engine.
"Toyota Crown", the characteristics of which the manufacturers tried to improve every time, in 1999 released a model such as the S170. Naturally, it was a more modern car, unlike its predecessors, equipped with a sports suspension and a modified exterior.
And in 2003, the S180 generation was released. It brought really visible changes to the series. The producers decided to radically change, rework the concept in order to expand the target audience towards young people. They began to install completely new, modern V-shaped power units, which replaced the inline sixes of past generations. Of course, increaseddirect power. Significantly improved aerodynamic performance and appearance.
In 2008, the S200 series was released, which continued to develop the ideas embodied in the S180. Well, in 2012 they launched the 14th generation of the model, which is the last one today.
“Her Majesty's Crown”
As you might have guessed, this “original” name belongs to another model produced by Toyota. "Toyota Crown Majesta" - that's its real name. The car is completed with 4, 3- and 4, 6-liter power units. This model has become the most popular among Toyota cars. Indeed, her design was adopted from the Lexus, so she looked attractive.
“Toyota Crown Majesta” debuted a long time ago, in 1991. Then, when the 140th series of Crown bodies was released. But the car was not built on the platform of this model. The model did not have a frame, which many liked. The car was distinguished by a strong load-bearing body. And the rest of the new nothing appeared. Because all the developments have already been embodied in the machines of the 140th series. So “Majesta” became at that moment an ordinary marketing ploy. But a more respectable appearance did its job - the model began to be bought.
"Majesta" is able to meet the requirements of many car enthusiasts and receives a lot of rave reviews. Only here are not adherents of expensive and powerful models produced, for example, by companies such as Mercedes,Audi, Porsche or BMW. Although, I must say, Toyota released the 2014 Majesta with improved performance. And again with the design of the Lexus (and the platform, in fact, too).
The car boasts height-adjustable air suspension, traction control, cornering light, automatic light control and many other features. The machine is also equipped with automatic light control and a diagnostic status line in the electronic speedometer. There is also a speed projection on the windshield and separate climate control for rear passengers. Built-in refrigerator for drinks, TV, air ionizer, CD-changer, high-quality color LCD screen with touchscreen. Vibration cleaning of side mirrors (equipped with a heating system), power steering wheel, seat belts - this is all and much more this car has. According to reviews, this model turned out to be really good and multifunctional. In any case, the Japanese have equipped the interior with everything that may be needed. Perhaps it is due to this that the model has become so popular and bought.