Toyopet Crown Custom

Released date : 1962/10/ 1

body type

Station Wagon


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  • Specification
  • Description
  • Plant
  • Name origin
Grade Custom
Model type
Model type RS46G
Curb mass(kg) 1350
Dimensions Length(mm) 4690
Width(mm) 1695
Height(mm) 1470
Wheelbase(mm) 2690
Engine Engine code 3R
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, OHV
Displacement(cm3) 1897
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/90/5000
* 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 RS46G(1900).
The second-generation Crown also offered van and station wagon versions. While the van was intended for commercial use, the Custom station wagon was designed to be a passenger car. Although station wagons were rarely used for private purposes in Japan at the time, Toyota went ahead and introduced this body type into the domestic market, as it was already popular in the U.S. The catalog touted the Crown Custom as "the plushest and most luxurious passenger car" that was ideal for "hunting, golf, skiing, and weekend drives," although the enviable lifestyle depicted here was still far beyond the reach of ordinary people.

The mechanical components including the X-shaped frame and the engine were the same as those of the second-generation Crown sedan, with a difference that the Custom adopted a rigid axle rear suspension. As with the sedan, the Crown could accommodate six passengers on 2-row bench seats. When the rear seats were folded flat, the length of the luggage room was extended to 1,925 mm. The tailgate was bottom-hinged, and power windows were standard-equipped.
Plant Kanto Auto Works, Ltd.
"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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