The new Toyota Crown is presented in the pre-series

One of the most important premieres of the Tokyo motor show for the Japanese themselves is the Toyota Crown sedan of the new, already fifteenth generation (the first Crown appeared in the distant 1955). At the exhibition the car is presented in the status of the concept, but in reality we are almost ready to manufacture a car without any discounts. The fact is that the release should begin only in the summer of 2018, so to alleviate this long-term expectation, the company defended itself with a “conceptual” status. 

Alas, since the publication of the first photos in early October, information about the car was not particularly added. But now you can properly consider a new sedan and look into the salon. For the first time in its history, the four-door Crown acquired additional windows in the rear pillars of the roof. Dimensions with a change of generations almost did not change: length – 4910 mm (15 mm larger than the current model), width – 1800 mm, height – 1455 mm.
The interior is worked according to the classical canons: a massive central tunnel, a fixed selector of the “automatic machine”, traditional instruments. Violates the idyll except that the two-story construction of the media system with multi-format displays. Crown has leather interior upholstery, electric front seats, rearview camera and many other options. The ITS Connect (Intelligent Transportation System) system was announced, which debuted two years ago on the Crown of the current generation and allows the car to share data with other cars and street infrastructure. And there will be a remote diagnostic system that sends all the data about the car to the service center. The wheelbase is enlarged from 2,850 to 2,920 mm, so the rear row is much more spacious, although of the amenities – only the ventilation deflectors in the center.


The interior is worked according to the classical canons: a massive central tunnel, a fixed selector of the “automatic machine”, traditional instruments. Violates the idyll except that the two-story construction of the media system with multi-format displays. Crown has leather interior upholstery, electric front seats, rearview camera and many other options. The ITS Connect (Intelligent Transportation System) system was announced, which debuted two years ago on the Crown of the current generation and allows the car to share data with other cars and street infrastructure. And there will be a remote diagnostic system that sends all the data about the car to the service center. The wheelbase is enlarged from 2,850 to 2,920 mm, so the rear row is much more spacious, although of the amenities – only the ventilation deflectors in the center.
The base will remain a two-liter turbo-quater, which at the present Crown gives out 235 hp. There will be a version with an atmospheric V6 3.5 from the sedan Lexus LS 350 : on it this engine develops 318 hp. and works in tandem with a ten-step “automatic”. And a hybrid is planned with a new generation of powerplant (Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System), which debuted on the coupe Lexus LC 500h . It includes the same atmospheric 3.5, but operates on the Atkinson cycle, a four-stage “automatic” without a torque converter, an electric motor and three planetary gears.