Toyopet Crown

Released date : 1962/10/ 1

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Grade Custom Deluxe Standard
Model type
Model type RS46G RS41 RS40
Curb mass(kg) 1350 1265 1235
Dimensions Length(mm) 4690 4610 4610
Width(mm) 1695 1695 1695
Height(mm) 1470 1460 1460
Wheelbase(mm) 2690 2690 2690
Engine Engine code 3R 3R 3R-B
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder In-line 4-cylinder In-line 4-cylinder
Displacement(cm3) 1897 1897 1897
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/90/5000 -/90/5000 -/80/4600
* 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 RS40(1900), RS41(1900), RS46G(1900).
The second-generation Crown that came out in October 1962 was radically modern, featuring the flat-deck styling (with the flat-top hood and trunk) that originated in American cars and was popular around the world. Its 4-lamp headlight design also followed a style that was popular in the U.S. The body dimensions were stretched to the limits of a small "5-number" car category. With this model change, the conventional ladder frame was replaced with a more rigid X-shaped frame. The rear suspension of the Deluxe grade sedan used coil springs rather than leaf springs.

The available body types included a 4-door sedan, a station wagon (Custom), and commercial-use vehicles including a van and pickup trucks (with single- and double-row seating). The commercial-use vehicles were marketed under the Toyopet Masterline brand. The engine lineup initially consisted only of a 1,897cc 90PS 4-cylinder OHV Type 4R unit that was used in the first-generation model, to which a newly developed 6-cylinder SOHC (Type M) was added in November 1965. The standard transmission was a 3-speed manual with overdrive, and a Toyoglide transmission without a clutch pedal was optional.

The Toyoglide transmission was replaced by a fully automatic transmission in September 1963. Two 6-cylinder Type M engines were made available, including a 105 PS unit for the Deluxe grade model and a 125 PS unit for the newly introduced S grade model. The S was a sporty model featuring a 4-speed manual transmission, a floor shifter, an upgraded suspension, and servo-assisted disc brakes. Instead of the standard front bench seat, the S model came with separate reclining front seats with seat belts, as well as round instrument meters including a tachometer.
Plant Honsha plant, Motomachi plant
"Toyopet" : The Toyopet brand name was chosen in a public naming competition.
"Crown" : The meaning is the same as in English.

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