Crown Royal/Crown Athlete

Released date : 2008/ 2/18

body type



  • image2
  • image3
  • Specification
  • Description
  • Plant
  • Name origin
Grade 3.0 Royal Saloon G 2.5 Royal Saloon 3.0 Royal Saloon i-Four
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1600 1590 1690
Dimensions Length(mm) 4870 4870 4870
Width(mm) 1795 1795 1795
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 GRS202(3000), GRS200(2500), GRS203(3000).
The 13th-generation Crown unveiled in February 2008 extended the luxurious Royal series and the sporty Athlete series, while also adding a hybrid model in May. Its external styling retained the image of the previous model generation, while emphasizing the front wheel arches through the fender lines. The hybrid model's front design combined the grille of the Royal series and the bumper of the Athlete series.

The engine lineup consisted of three DOHC 24-valve V6 units, including 3.5-liter (2GR-FSE), 3-liter (3GR-FSE), and 2.5-liter (4GR-FSE) engines that produced 232 kW (315 PS), 188 kW (256 PS), and 149 kW (203 PS), respectively. The transmission was a 6-speed automatic Super ECT. The drivetrain configuration was either front-engine, rear-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive. The hybrid model's rear-wheel-drive hybrid system with a two-stage motor speed reduction device provided the driving performance of a 4.5-liter vehicle with the low fuel consumption of a 2.0-liter vehicle. The hybrid model also featured the Finegraphic Meter, which was a TFT (thin film transistor) liquid crystal display (LCD) that could present the driving data to the driver with outstanding clarity.
Plant Motomachi plant
The meanings of "crown," "royal" and "athlete" the same as in English.

This page is part of TOYOTA A HISTORY OF THE FIRST 75 YEARS website. For information on currently marketed vehicles, please refer to the Toyota Motor Corporation website.