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The Toyota innovative model, the Crown was renewed again, which is a mainly for asian market model, as before the Nissan Skyline generations, the Mitsubishi FTO or the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX estate version, but even the new Honda S660, which is the successor of the 90's Honda Beat. The Toyota Crown legend started in 1955 with the first generation, and has since brought many innovations to the Toyota Crown. As illustrated by TRC featured in the 8th generation Crown (1987) and ABS in the 9th generation Crown (1991), cutting-edge technologies that are now used in many vehicles featured in the Crown before any others on the road.

 
 

2018 Toyota Crown - 15th generation -

 
  The new 15th generation Crown enters the world as Toyota's first-generation connected car equipped with a standard DCM. 24-7 vehicle connectivity with customers brings the relationship between cars and people, even the community, to a completely new level. Services focused on safety, security, comfort, and convenience, such as maintenance notifications based on real-time driving data, will be offered at the most suitable time for each customer. The renewed model has got a more stylish look and the vehicle performance such as driving, turning, and stopping were also refined based on TNGA. For driving in particular, testing was carried out at Germany's famed Nürburgring circuit, regarded as the world's most challenging race track. Outstanding handling realizes responsive driving performance and exceptional vehicle stability in a range of driving conditions and scenarios, at low or high speeds, on smooth or rough road surfaces.  
 

 

2018 Toyota Crown RS Grades

 
 

 

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Akira Akiyama, chief engineer in charge of development, states: "In inheriting the passion from the early days of the company when the first generation Crown was born, I wanted the world to see the 'Japanese brains and brawn' that went into developing this car. It was with this spirit that we promoted development. I feel the new Crown is a car that will take your breath away in every single aspect including design, driving, and connected technology." The Crown, Japan's renowned high-end car, has continued to evolve and push the limits, offering even more advanced driving performance and cutting-edge connected functions.

The Crown is already available (in Japan)

Toyota is launching the new Crown in Japan, including for the Tokyo area Toyopet and "Toyota" dealers. The Toyota monthly sales target for Japan 4,500 units, as well as the demonstration days were held on the June 30th and July 1, and the new Crown is assembled in the Motomachi plant, Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation.

 
 

 

The new Crown RS Grades got aggressive appearance, keeping the elegant sketching

 
 

The newer Crown gets new, enhanced services, that connect the driver, city, and community. The bew Crown vehicles are all equipped with a dedicated DCM as standard, and T-Connect Service is offered free of charge for three years so all customers can experience the connected service. Customer safety and security services such as HELPNET and e-Care, as well as services that improve driving life comfort, such as Toyota's Operator Service, are offered.LINE My Car Account for setting destinations with the Crown or smartphone applications and MyTOYOTA for T-Connect Drive Diagnosis to check safety/eco-driving level via smartphones will be launched.

Connectivity with cities - ITS Connect - 

In pursuit of "safety realized by the whole city" and "safety realized by one car," ITS Connect using an ITS dedicated frequency (760MHz) is available as an option. Information beyond the range of sensors equipped in cars and signal information is exchanged directly between infrastructure systems installed in roads and cars or between cars to facilitate safe driving for drivers.

Connectivity with communities - Passable Route Map -

To support rescue operation during disasters, a "Passable Route Map" is available on the website free of charge. Information on the availability of roads in the previous 24 hours is updated every hour based on data collected by Toyota from DCM equipped vehicles.Passable Route Maps can be used for travel in disaster stricken areas.

 
 

  

Passable Route Map

 
 

Elegant, sporty appearance with luxury interior

The new Crown was a sporty look, combined with sophisticated elegance, the new Crown was designed with a proportional low slung nose, the hallmark of front-engine rear-wheel-drive cars, and a sleek, elegant profile that flows smoothly from the roof to the trunk, featuring six side windows. The RS Grades are equipped with LED sequential turn signals (front and rear) that broadly illuminate a wide periphery, and feature a mesh front grille, front bottom trim design that highlights the low center of gravity and delivers a wider profile, side skirts that contribute to enhanced control stability, special 18-inch aluminum wheels, four exhaust tail pipes, rear spoiler, and black door frames to further promote the sporty appearance. The Crown RS Grades is still received special items are available to enhance driving performance. RS Grades come with 5-spoke 18-inch aluminum wheels and tires as standard, and special front stabilizers increase roll rigidity.

 
 

 

 
  By using linear-solenoid-type AVS, appropriate damping force is instantly generated to suppress unnecessary movement and contribute to advanced driving performance even if a large input is applied. Due to the installation of the rear spoiler, down force is secured and high speed stability is enhanced. The 2.0-liter turbo Crown is also equipped with rear performance damper and rear floor brace for excellent steering response and reduced vibration on bumpy road surfaces. A moderately sized cockpit and spacious interior creates a comfortable space that allows the driver to focus on driving. The simple yet fastidiously designed high-quality interior and cutting-edge devices create a point of distinction while attaining a sophisticated, modern atmosphere. To add further appeal, rich textures and impeccable design are adopted throughout, enlivening the senses and bringing texture, movement, sound, and attractiveness to the fore.   
 

 

 

 
  A new dual display incorporates an 8-inch display positioned farther back for ease of viewing even while driving and a 7-inch display installed closer to the driver for ease of operability. The top surface of the instrument panel is positioned lower to produce openness, capitalizing on the placement of the double screens. Rear passenger leg space has been expanded in pursuit of enhanced passenger comfort. The optimized seating shape delivers optimum fit and reduces fatigue during long drives. The new Crown lineup also includes the "G-Executive" and "G-Executive Four" luxury models featuring beautiful high-end wooden panels and enhanced rear seat features such as LED door lighting and a second row air conditioning system. Toyota offers seven colors for the new model, and contains the new Precious Galena with a hint of metallic, and four interior color options such as Sporty White are available. "Japan Color Selection Package" is offered for customizing the color of your Crown.   
 

 

2018 Toyota Crown RS Grades

 
  In addition to six exterior color options from a delicate color range that impart a uniquely Japanese feel, and a combination of three special interior colors plus four standard color selections, users are able to select the Crown color of their choice. A new platform based on TNGA is used. The powertrain is positioned lower to achieve a low center of gravity, and aluminum hood fenders and optimized distribution of weight between the front and rear deliver outstanding inertia specifications. A front high mount multi-link suspension and rear multi-link suspension, optimized steering rigidity, use of aluminum die casted front suspension tower, and application of a significantly greater amount of structural adhesive further enhances body rigidity to realize responsive handling and a stable, comfortable ride.

New Crown with three drivetrain

The new Crown with available the 2.0 liter direct-injection turbo engine, the only conventional gasoline engine. The renewed model generation has already got the Drive Mode Select, which allows drivers to select the drive mode with the press of a button, is standard in all new Crowns. RS Grades offer a Custom Mode that allows drivers to select their preferred combination of powertrain, chassis, and air conditioning system.

 
 

 

 

 
  The Crown is also available with two hybrid drives. The 2.5-liter hybrid Crown adopts a hybrid system mounted with the TNGA 2.5-liter Dynamic Force Engine that achieves both great thermal efficiency and high output. The vehicle delivers exceptional driving performance and 24.0 km/liter*6 fuel efficiency (under the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's JC08 test cycle). And the other is the stronger hybrid system, which already uses the 3.5 liter V6 engine, the Multi-stage hybrid drive. The 3.5-liter Crown is now the first Toyota brand car equipped with the Multi-stage Hybrid System. The Multi-stage Hybrid System is a mechanism that employs a hybrid system combined with stepped gears to control the output of both the 3.5-liter V-6 engine and the drive motor to provide strong driving force from low speeds to achieve powerful performance. By selecting an operating point for high system efficiency from the low-speed range to the high-speed range and, thus, expanding the range of BEV driving, the system achieves both an emotional driving experience and highly fuel-efficient, pleasant cruise.  
 

  

 The 2.0 petrol engine and the 2.5-liter & 3.5-liter V6 hybrid drivetrains

 
 

 

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Adjustments in engine rotations faithfully in line with the intentions of the driver and highly responsive motor assist are made possible by 10-gear-change control regardless of the driving situation, creating a direct acceleration sensation perfectly linked to pedal operation. The 2.0-liter Crown adopts a 2.0-liter whose output is enhanced by the increase of intake and exhaust port efficiency. High response is possible from low-rpm, while high torque is secured in the entire range.

Toyota security at a high level

The second-generation preventive safety package Toyota Safety Sense comes as standard in all Crown models. Toyota Safety Sense includes. A pre-collision safety system that detects pedestrians (day and night) and bikes (day) to support collision prevention and mitigate damage. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with full-speed range that supports driving behind the car in front. Advanced driving assistance technology Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) that supports steering so cars remain centered in the same lane during use of Radar Cruise Control.

 
 

  

  Numerous of leading support systems for the new Crown

 
 

Automatic High Beam (AHB) that changes between high beam and low beam headlights automatically. Adaptive High Beam System (AHS) that irradiates high beams without blinding preceding or oncoming cars. Road Sign Assist (RSA) that displays road signs recognized by the camera on the display so drivers do not miss road signs and drive safely. Stationary objects such as walls and pillars, and vehicle and pedestrian traffic pose safety challenges in parking lots. 

 
 

 

The full range of colors

 
 

Therefore, the new Crown is equipped with low-speed braking support systems. In addition to Intelligent Clearance Sonar and Rear Cross Traffic Auto Brake, the new Crown is also the first Toyota brand car mounted with rear pedestrian support brake, which detects pedestrians using a rear camera, and in the case of a possible collision, helps to minimizes damage by activating alerts and brake control.

- PK -

4:49:21 PM, 08/20/2018

Info: Toyota Japan News

 
     

 

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