Released date : 1974/10/25

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Grade Royal Saloon Super Saloon Super Saloon
Model type
Model type MS-85HQ MS80-HE MS80-HG
Curb mass(kg) 1470 1405 1385
Dimensions Length(mm) 4765 4690 4690
Width(mm) 1690 1690 1690
Height(mm) 1440 1440 1440
Wheelbase(mm) 2690 2690 2690
Engine Engine code 4M M-E M-C
Engine type In-line 6-cylinder, OHC In-line 6-cylinder, OHC In-line 6-cylinder, OHC
Displacement(cm3) 2563 1988 1988
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/140/5400 -/135/6000 -/115/5600
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating. In the above table, digits separated by slashes ( / / ) stand for kW, PS, and r.p.m., respectively.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are MS85(2600), MS80(2000), MS95(2600), MS90(2000).
The fifth-generation Crown sedan was placed on the market in October 1974, followed by other body variations in November. Having learned a lesson from the previous model that unique and innovative styling could be off-putting to conservative customers, Toyota took a more conventional approach in designing the fifth-generation Crown. Also, a 4-door hardtop model was newly added to the lineup as a high-grade personal sedan. Despite the "hardtop" name, it was technically a "pillared hardtop" because the center pillars were retained for reasons of structural safety, thus combining the practical convenience of a 4-door sedan with the sporty impression of a hardtop. In contrast, the 2-door hardtop model continued to be without center pillars, although opera windows were added in the quarter pillars to enhance rear visibility and give it a distinctive design feature.

The fifth-generation Crown inherited the mechanical components of its predecessor, with a choice of three inline 6-cylinder SOHC engines including 2,563 cc 140 PS (4M), 1,988 cc EFI 135 PS (M-E) and 1,988 cc 115 PS (M-C) units, which were progressively modified to meet the emission control standards. There were five available gearboxes, including a 3-speed manual transmission with a column shifter, 4- and 5-speed manual transmissions with a floor shifter, and two 3-speed automatic transmissions with either a column or floor shifter.
Plant Honsha plant, Motomachi plant, Kanto Auto Works, Ltd
The meaning is the same as in English.

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