Toyota Crown facelift gets a new turbo engine - Japan

01/10/2015 - 21:48 | ,   | Karthik H

Toyota's flagship sedan gets updated to celebrate 60 years in the market.

A full sixty years after its debut, Toyota Japan is still keeping the Toyota Crown sedan alive. The latest iteration of the sedan will get a host of updates, Toyota Japan announced in a press release today.

Toyota Crown Athlete front three quarter official
The Toyota Crown series, including the Royal, Athlete, and Majesta variants, will for the first time get an all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and a hybrid version.

The Crown will get updates to the Athlete, Royal, and Majesta series. Comprehensive updates include a new direct-injection turbo engine, new colours, and a ITS safety package. Toyota Japan has set itself a target of 3,700 units a month for the popular sedan.

The new 2.0-liter direct-inject turbo engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger will be fitted to the Athlete series. While the new engine will deliver power to the rear wheels via an 8-speed Super Intelligent Electronically-Controlled A/T, the older 2.5-liter AWD variant will be powered by a 6-speed A/T. The 8-speed A/T will also be made available for the rear wheel driven 3.5-liter variant, while the Hybrid variant will be all-wheel driven.

Toyota Crown Majesta interior official
Toyota has provided the Crown series with the world's-first ITS package for additional safety.

The Crown series will also receive, Toyota claims, the world's first ITS (Intelligent Transport System) package, termed "ITS Connect". Onboard sensors will be tuned to a specific frequency that is used in Japan by other ITS systems like traffic signals and other such vehicles in order to improve overall safety.

Toyota Crown Upgrade- Press Release

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