First-generation connected car for a life of new mobility
Pursuing “connected technology that expands the functionality of cars” and the “evolution of design, driving, and safety performance”
Toyota City, Japan, June 26, 2018―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces the launch of its completely redesigned Crown in Japan and the start of sales at all nationwide “Toyota” dealers (including for the Tokyo area Toyopet and “Toyota” dealers).
Since its debut in 1955, the Crown has been a symbol of innovation. As illustrated by TRC*3 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.
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.
Style and 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.
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.
Motomachi Plant, Toyota Motor Corporation
|8 Super ECT||Rear-wheel drive||4,606,200|
|S||THS II with reduction gear
(A25A-FXS 2.5-liter Dynamic Force Engine)
|RS Advance Four||6,015,600|
|Multi-Stage Hybrid Transmission||Rear-wheel drive||6,237,000|
*Includes consumption tax and does not include recycling fees. Separate pricing applies for Hokkaido and Okinawa.
New, enhanced services that connect the driver, city, and community
|e-Care Driving Guidance||Drivers receive guidance from the Call Center (or dealer) when warning lights are activated based on information transmitted from the vehicle.|
|e-Care Health Check Report||With their smartphone, drivers can check the engine oil level and smart key battery level/condition when warning lights are activated. Based on vehicle data, drivers also receive the best maintenance guidance from dealers.|
|Connected Maintenance Package||Offers maintenance at optimal timing based on vehicle data (mileage) in addition to periodic inspections.|
|MyTOYOTA for T-Connect||Driving Diagnosis||Based on driving tendencies, characteristics are automatically diagnosed from the perspectives of safe driving and eco-driving. Scores and guidance are transmitted to the driver’s smartphone. Driving diagnosis is also coordinated with an insurance plan where the premium for the following month is discounted based on driving level.|
|My Car Security
(Remote Check / Operation)
|With their smartphone, drivers can check whether doors and the trunk are open, hazard lights are on, auto alarm is on, and more. Locking doors and turning off hazard lights remotely is also possible.|
(Linked with air bags)
|Dedicated operators connect drivers with the police or fire department when an accident or sudden illness occurs. If the air bags are activated, HELPNET® automatically connects to an operator. D-Call Net®*2 makes decisions based on vehicle data on whether to call for a medical helicopter based on level of seriousness.|
|Toyota Connected Car Insurance Plan||Premiums are discounted based on the level of safe driving each month, using precise driving data obtained from the vehicle.|
|Operator Service||Dedicated operators handle various requests such as destination setting in navigation systems and hotel and restaurant reservations.|
(Voice recognition service)
|Destination setting, news, and weather searches can be performed with voice commands. The hybrid voice recognition function automatically activates either the on-board navigation system (local voice recognition) or Agent (center voice recognition) to enable smooth searching.|
|Hybrid Navigation||Based on Toyota Smart Center traffic information and the user’s driving information, the fastest route is transmitted to the on-board computer. In addition to the conventional five route search patterns, new routes are also suggested.|
|LINE My Car Account||Drivers can set navigation destinations with the LINE app chat function and obtain useful information during travel such as fuel level and weather.|
Passable Route Map
*1Registered trademark of JAPAN MAYDAY SERVICE CO., LTD
*2Registered trademark of the certified nonprofit organization Emergency Medical Network of Helicopter and Hospital.
For details, please refer to http://www.hemnet.jp/.
Interior and Exterior Colors
*3RS Advance, RS Advance Four, RS, RS Four, and RS-B
*4Comes as standard for RS Advance, RS Advance Four, RS, and RS Four
Pursuit of Quietness
RS dedicated Performance Enhancement Items
Drive Mode Select
2.5-liter Dynamic Force Engine Hybrid System
V-6 3.5 liter- Multi-stage Hybrid System
2.0-liter Direct-Injection Turbo Engine
|Max. output||(kW[PS]/rpm)||135 /6,000||220 /6,600|
|Max. torque||(N･m[kgf･m]/rpm)||221 [22.5]/3,800-5,400||356 [36.3]/5,100|
|Motor||Max. output||(kW[PS])||105 ||132 |
|Max. torque||(N･m[kgf･m])||300 [30.6]||300 [30.6]|
|Entire system*||(kW[PS])||166 ||264 |
*Output as an engine and motor system; based on Toyota calculations
|Max. output||(kW[PS]/rpm)||180 /5,200-5,800|
|Max. torque||(N･m[kgf･m]/rpm)||350 [35.7]/1,650-4,400|
*6Figures for rear-wheel drive vehicles excluding RS Advance and RS. 23.4km/L for RS Advance and RS. 21.0km/L for four-wheel drive vehicles excluding G-Executive Four. 20.8km/L for G-Executive Four.
Preventive Safety Package Toyota Safety Sense
Parking support brakes (stationary objects, vehicles approaching from the rear, pedestrians in the rear)
*11Only when Panoramic View Monitor and Intelligent Parking Assist 2 are mounted