Toyota Crown Thirteenth Generation S200
|2008 to 2012|
|Assembly||Toyota City, Nagoya, Japan Tianjin, China|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||2.5 L 4GR-FSE V6 3.0 L 3GR-FSE V6 3.5 L 2GR-FSE(Hybrid) V6 4.6 L 1UR-FSE|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic 8-speed automatic|
|Wheelbase||2,850 mm (112.2 in)|
|Length||4,910 mm (193.3 in)|
|Width||1,855 mm (73.0 in)|
|Height||1,470 mm (57.9 in)|
|Curb weight||1,792 kg (3,950.7 lb) 1,863 kg (4,107.2 lb) For TRD|
This generation of the Crown is available in 4 different trim levels: the Crown Royal series which is a more comfortable and luxurious car; the Crown Athlete series which takes the luxurious aspect of the Royal series but has more aggressive styling and sporty features; the Crown Majesta series with different styling and more luxurious features than the Royal series; and the Crown Hybrid series which is a trim level designated for the hybrid V6 drivetrain. The Crown is one of the first vehicles to have a 3 Dimensional Satellite Navigation System coupled with G-BOOK and boasts many features that have not been developed by other luxury car makers. This system can adjust the damper firmness for corners based on map data and change transmission gear shift timings and engine braking for merging on and off highways and approaching tollbooths. The Crown Hybrid also features Night View with a pedestrian detection system. The Crown is set to rival the European BMW 5 series, Mercedes E-class, Audi A6 and the Japanese Honda Legend & Nissan Fuga. This is the longest and widest Crown to be built until the arrival of the fourteenth generation (S210 model).
The Crown Athlete has been tested to do 0–100 km/h in under 6 seconds, while the Crown Hybrid has been estimated to take 5.4 seconds due to the additional power of the hybrid motor. The mechanically similar Lexus GS 450H Hybrid (GWS191) outputs 253 kW (339 bhp).
The Crown hybrid concept was exhibited at 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. In television commercials in Japan a song was written by composer John Harle titled "How should I my true love know?"