Japan

Toyota

60004938

4th

Crown

Released date : 1971/ 2/16

body type

Sedan

SD

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  • Specification
  • Description
  • Plant
  • Name origin
Grade MS60-G_Super Saloon_Y MS60-G_Super Saloon_N MS60-G_Super Saloon_K
Model type
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weight
Model type Y N K
Curb mass(kg) 1360 1365 1370
Dimensions Length(mm) 4680 4680 4680
Width(mm) 1690 1690 1690
Height(mm) 1420 1420 1420
Wheelbase(mm) 2690 2690 2690
Engine Engine code M-D M-D M-D
Engine type In-line 6-cylinder, OHC In-line 6-cylinder, OHC In-line 6-cylinder, OHC
Displacement(cm3) 1988 1988 1988
Max. output kW/(PS)/r.pm -/115/5800 -/115/5800 -/115/5800
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are MS60-G/Y/N/K/H, MS60-F/Y/N/K/H.
The fourth-generation Crown was placed on the market in February 1971, when the model name was changed from Toyopet Crown to Toyota Crown. The available body types included a 4-door sedan, a 2-door hardtop, and a 5-door wagon -- the same as the previous model generation.

The fourth-generation Crown inherited the mechanical components, including the perimeter frame and the engine, from its predecessor. The most notable change was in its body design. The spindle-shaped body that tapered toward the front and the rear was uniquely avant-garde, and was expected to appeal to individual customers who had been eagerly solicited ever since the marketing campaign for the third-generation Crown began. However, the styling attracted neither the individuals nor the conservatively inclined corporate and institutional users, and the Crown slipped from the class-leading position for the first time since 1955.

The fourth-generation Crown further diversified its model grades by introducing the top-of-the-line Super Saloon. In May 1971, the 2600 Super Saloon powered by a 2,600 cc engine (4M) was added to the line, and more models came equipped with the 4M engine in October 1972. In October 1973, the unpopular styling was modified in a facelift. In January 1974, the SL and Super Saloon grades offered additional models equipped with the 2000 EFI engine.
Plant Honsha plant, Motomachi plant, Kanto Auto Works, Ltd
The meaning is the same as in English.

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