Toyopet Crown

Released date : 1967/ 9/13

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Grade Crown_Super Deluxe Crown_Deluxe Crown
Model type
Model type MS50-F MS50-D MS50-H
Curb mass(kg) 1310 1255 1215
Dimensions Length(mm) 4665 4665 4665
Width(mm) 1690 1690 1690
Height(mm) 1445 1445 1455
Wheelbase(mm) 2690 2690 2690
Engine Engine code M-D M M
Engine type In-line 6-cylinder, OHC In-line 6-cylinder, OHC In-line 6-cylinder, OHC
Displacement(cm3) 1988 1988 1988
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/110/5600 -/105/5200 -/105/5200
* 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 MS50-F/KF/CF/NF/D/KD/HD/CD/S/CS/B/KB/HB/(2000), RS50-B/HB(2000), MS50/MS50-H(2000), RS50/RS50-H(2000)MS52/MS52-H/MC52-C(2000).
"The Beauty of Japan" was the design theme of the third-generation Crown released in September 1967. The graceful styling, which used curved glass even on the side windows, represented the first automobile design created at Toyota's Design Dome facility that was completed in 1966. The third-generation Crown was vigorously marketed to individuals interested in owning a car. Reflecting this strategy, the advertising campaign featured a white Crown, emphasizing that the car was suitable for individuals (who tended to favor white cars) rather than companies and agencies that generally preferred black cars.

The model varieties included the Owner Deluxe which came with a good selection of accessories at a relatively reasonable price tag, and the 2-door hardtop (released in October 1968) for purely personal use. The engine could be chosen from four 2-liter 6-cylinder Type M engines (producing 100/105/110/125 PS, respectively) and a 2-liter 4-cylinder Type 5R engine (93 PS). The marketing strategy proved quite successful, leading to a rapid increase in the number of individual customers. The X-shaped frame of the previous Crown was replaced with a perimeter frame, which was to be used for more than two decades afterwards. During this model generation, the Masterline commercial-use vehicle was renamed the Crown van/pickup, though the pickup model was discontinued at the end of this model generation.
Plant Honsha plant, Motomachi plant, Kanto Auto Works, Ltd [from Feb. 1969]
"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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