Toyota Redesigns 'Crown' - New
lineup includes hybrid model
Tokyo - TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC)
announced it has completely redesigned the "Crown Royal Saloon"
and "Crown Athlete" series and added a hybrid model to the
product lineup. The Royal Saloon and Athlete series go on sale
in Japan today and the "Crown Hybrid" will be launched in Japan
on May 6.
The 13th-generation Crown unveiled
today retains the sense of poise and reliability that
characterizes the Crown series, which has earned a reputation as
the leader among luxury vehicles in Japan over the more than
half a century since its debut in 1955. At the same time, the
new Crown adopts advanced technologies to create luxury sedans
that provide performance at the world's highest levels.
While the hybrid version delivers
outstanding cruising and environmental performance, all three
series benefit from the excellent vehicle stability and
preventive safety performance offered by VDIM (Vehicle Dynamics