Crown Royal/Crown Athlete

Released date : 2003/12/22

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Grade 3.0_Royal Saloon G 2.5_Royal Saloon 3.0_Royal Saloon i-Four
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1610 1550 1650
Dimensions Length(mm) 4840 4840 4840
Width(mm) 1780 1780 1780
Height(mm) 1470 1470 1485
Wheelbase(mm) 2850 2850 2850
Engine Engine code 3GR-FSE 4GR-FSE 3GR-FSE
Engine type V6-cylinder, DOHC V6-cylinder, DOHC V6-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 2994 2499 2994
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. 188/256/6200 158/215/6400 188/256/6200
* 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 GRS182(3000), GRS180(2500).
The 12th-generation Crown that debuted in December 2003 was redesigned from scratch, renewing its platform and major components including the engine and suspension. Combining the extended wheelbase and treads with reduced vehicle weight, the remodeled Crown produced improved driving performance.

The newly developed D-4 direct injection V6 DOHC 24-valve dual VVT-i engine replaced the inline 6-cylinder unit, offering two variations including 2,994 cc 188 kW (256 PS) 3GR-FSE and 2,499 cc 158 kW (215 PS) 4GR-FSE units. The transmission was a 6-speed sequential shiftmatic Super ECT for the 3-liter model, and a 5-speed Super ECT for the 2.5-liter model. Either a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive or an electronically controlled full-time 4-wheel-drive configuration could be chosen. The 4-wheel double wishbone suspension layout was inherited from the previous model, although the multi-link system was newly adopted for the rear. The power steering system dropped the hydraulic mechanism and went fully electric.

In October 2005, a V6 3.5-liter D-4S 2GR-FSE engine was made available with the Athlete model.
Plant Motomachi plant, Tahara plant [from Dec. 2003 to Apr. 2005]
The meanings of "crown," "royal" and "athlete" the same as in English.

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