What was the model code for the Toyota Crown Eight?
The Crown Eight was considered as a possible submission for use by the Japanese Imperial Household Agency as a car to be used by senior members of the Imperial House of Japan, but it lost out to the Nissan Prince Royal. The Crown Eight was replaced in 1967 by the first Century with the model code VG20.
When did the Toyota Crown Comfort stop being made?
The Crown Comfort was removed from Toyota’s Japanese website on May 25, 2017, indicating that production and sales may have ended. It was replaced by the Toyota JPN Taxi which was launched at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show in October 2017.
When was the first Toyota Crown sold in the US?
The Crown was exported to the United States from 1958 to 1973. Exports to Europe began in 1964 with the first cars going to Finland. Other European countries which saw early imports of the Crown included the Netherlands and Belgium. Canada sold the Crown from 1965 to 1973.
What was the profitability of the Toyota Crown?
To prevent any further loss, all passenger car imports were suspended and new management structures were established to refocus all sales efforts on the Toyota Land Cruiser with profitability expected from selling 50 to 60 per month until the development of a new car suitable for the US market.
When did Toyota start making the Toyota Crown?
Production of the double-cab Masterline pickup (RR19) started in April 1957 by the former Central Motors. In August 1957, three Toyota delegates with the intent to establish a sales company in the United States introduced a white and black Crown and Crown Deluxe at a public relations event attended by dealers and the media.
What kind of engine does the Toyota Crown have?
The 4.0-liter 1UZ-FE, the same engine as in Lexus LS400, was available in the Royal Saloon G, which became the Toyota Crown Majesta with the next model revision in 1992. The air suspension -equipped Royal Saloon G was also available with the 3-liter inline-six engines.