Articles

Driving to new heights with cutting-edge design and innovation with Toyota Crown

by Masashi S. JDM Enthusiast

Toyota Crown is an executive and full luxury Japanese car manufactured by Toyota from 1955 to the present. Toyota Crown is aimed at the Japanese market but is also sold in other Asian markets. It is one of the few current Toyota models to carry its unique insignia with a stylized crown logo emblem on the steering wheel and the grille along with inspiring the names of its smaller progenitors.


EXTERIOR / INTERIOR

From 2008 to 2012 models, the Toyota Crown showcased a timeless and refined exterior design that has evolved over the years. Here’s a general overview of the exterior and interior design of the Toyota Crown during this time.


2008-2012

The 12th generation known as the S200 series, was introduced in 2008 featuring a sleek and refined exterior design with smooth lines and a slightly rounded shape. The front end had a unique chrome grille that extended into the headlights. The headlights were angular and incorporated LED technology.


The S200 series featured a luxurious and well-appointed interior with a spacious cabin and high-quality materials. The dashboard had a clean and symmetrical layout, incorporating wood or metallic accents. The center console housed the infotainment system and climate controls, while the instrument cluster had clear and easy-to-read gauges. Also includes leather upholstery, power-adjustable seats, and advanced audio systems.


2012-2018

In 2012, the 13th generation S210 series was launched showcasing a more dynamic and aggressive design. The front grille became bolder and more pronounced. The headlights were sharper giving a sportier look and the body lines were also more pronounced, highlighting the car’s muscularity and presence.


The S210 series had a more modern and technology-focused interior with a prominent center stack that housed the infotainment system, climate controls, and other advanced features. The infotainment system was equipped with a touchscreen display, offering navigation, multimedia playback, and connectivity options. Also includes comfort features such as heated and ventilated seats, ambient lighting, and advanced driver-assistance systems.


2018-present

The current 14th generation known as the S220 series, was introduced in 2018. This takes a more modern and futuristic approach with a sleek and wide front grille, featuring a prominent chrome strip that extends into the headlights. The headlights are sleek and sharp with LED technology and intricate detailing with more streamlined and flowing body lines. The Toyota Crown has maintained its prestige for elegance, sophistication, and a touch of luxury.


The S220 series continues to prioritize advanced technology and modern design in its interior. The dashboard is sleek and sophisticated, with large touchscreen infotainment system that integrates various functions and connectivity options. Other features include multi-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, and intelligent parking assist. Other features include air suspension, an advanced infotainment system, comfort and luxury features advanced parking assist systems, a surround-view camera system that provides a 360-degree view, and intelligent driving systems such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.


Toyota Crown Stability and Handling


The Toyota Crown offers stable and capable handling, particularly in its more recent generations. It includes a solid and rigid chassis that delivers a stable foundation for handling dynamics. The suspension system is designed to balance comfort and sportiness, offering a smooth ride while maintaining good control and stability during cornering. The steering is responsive and precise allowing the driver to have good control and feedback. The electric power-assisted steering system (EPAS) is commonly used, which adjusts the steering effort based on driving conditions. 


The weight distribution is often optimized for better handling to achieve a balanced feel, promoting stability during cornering and reducing the likelihood of understeer or oversteer. The traction and Stability Control systems enhance handling and maintain stability in various driving conditions. And Some models offer an AWD option, which further enhances stability and handling, especially in adverse weather conditions. 


ENGINE & POWER

The Toyota Crown offers a range of engine options, including V6 Engines in various displacements such as 2.5L, 3.0L, and 3.5L V6 engines. Some lower-end or entry-level models are powered by inline-4 engines. And hybrid variants which combine a gasoline engine with an electric motor to provide improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. It may use a combination of an inline-4 or V6 gasoline engine with an electric motor.

The power output can vary depending on the engine and powertrain configuration ranging from around 200 horsepower to over 300 horsepower. The Toyota Crown comes with automatic transmission options including 6-speed, 8-speed, or continuously variable transmissions (CVT) depending on the model and generation.


FUEL CONSUMPTION

The fuel consumption of the Toyota Crown can vary depending on the specific engine, generation, and driving conditions. On average, the gasoline engine may achieve fuel consumption figures ranging from approximately 7 to 12 liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km). The hybrid models are typically more efficient and can achieve better fuel efficiency, ranging from approximately 5 to 8 L/100 km


Finally

The Toyota Crown is indeed a well-rounded luxury sedan that incorporates elegance, comfort, and advanced features that cater to drivers seeking a refined and luxurious driving experience. You can browse the Toyota Crown stocklist for more available and affordable models.


Sponsor Ads


About Masashi S. Junior   JDM Enthusiast

1 connections, 0 recommendations, 16 honor points.
Joined APSense since, April 15th, 2021, From Yamanashi, Japan.

Created on Jan 23rd 2024 02:35. Viewed 107 times.

Comments

No comment, be the first to comment.
Please sign in before you comment.