2013 Toyota Crown Athlete G Review

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Toyota Crown Athlete

2013 Toyota Crown G Review

In December last the sedan model of VIP-class Crown has undergone its 14th update. Japanese automotive Masato Suzuki (Suzuki experienced in practice the nature of different complete sets of Crown – Royal Saloon G Athlete G (3.5) and a complete set of Hybrid Athlete S (2.5).

we arrived at the test drive at the site Fuji Speed we were met with rank Toyota Crown, front the in bright morning sun. I first saw these cars in subdued their bombast, I not help feeling a certain So this is the face of the notorious VIP-executive sedan? With doubt, we conducted a test after which I looked at the new with other eyes, my disappeared without trace. of the previous generation 2013 Crown, which turned to the general parking lot, now with some outdated.

of which, I want to particularly Crown pink, specially for our event. At its heart lies a of Athlete, whose commercialization is in 2013. He looked particularly Shocking color slightly the prevailing direction of the main model. Despite the fact the number of prototypes is negligible, across the country have many calls concerning the copies. They attract the of people, especially the ladies. You can say this campaign at the moment is a success.

Toyota Crown: drive of three complete

Changed not only the appearance. The design of the front of the sedan and its new represents a big change in the content. that are taking the powertrain are perhaps the most important of renewal. In the end, the hybrid of the 4-cylinder 2.5-liter engine has to first place. It has become an for the most successfully sold so far with a 3-liter petrol It is assumed that the volume of of this version will be than 60% of the total sales of the new Crown .

In addition to the hybrid version, the has provided availability of complete of petrol – a 2.5-liter and 3.5-liter. versions come with the of engine V6. Ruler series and Athlete remained the same as the generation, the 3.5-liter V-shaped remained the prerogative of the Athlete. series appeared in 1999, the opening of a new way of Crown as a “driver’s hitherto existed as a “sedan comfortable rear seats.”

To the number of Royal Athlete and the was about 50 to 50, but the percentage has gradually Athlete. After another upgrade of the model, the difference the two versions emerged more giving additional impetus for Athlete.

So, first I took the 2.5 liter Royal Saloon G. and lower grille Royal into one unit. Not only the but the entire grid as a whole is to the tune of “crown”. Start the by pressing the “start”, I heard a thick sound of the engine and saw the screen including integrated system. Taken together, it to me the high-end performance cars.

Our on the staff of Mr. K, sitting on the rear in the first moment could not but cry of delight: “This is great, class!”. The abundance of natural and various interior linings combines a truly Japanese and the latest trends of contemporary When I touched the inside trim, I convey the feeling of and quiet elegance.

Get a move on and to move towards 2014 civic Tourer Spy shots. experiences are enhanced even When moving at a slow car goes quiet so quiet and as if it’s electric. I even the thought that by mistake I sat in a version. Outside the car, the of the engine, of course, be heard, so in the cabin – the result of an excellent insulation. Even with the speed and engine speed up, still, remains relatively and the 6-speed automatic transmission to maintain smooth acceleration.

After some time, my was to feel the heat from the It turns out that the car was included seats. Naturally, I wanted to the heater, and began looking for the but it was not there. It turns out that the is seamless to the isolated touch When you start the engine, the inclusion of the display panel with various control It is necessary to cause the picture the settings for the driver, and in the window among others, will be on / off heated seats.

This has a name Toyota Multi-operation It is possible to set the parameters modes of By default, the mode is set to NORMAL, at the of the driver, it can be changed by such as POWER, ECO, SNOW. In the difference in the work of all these generates motor response to the of the gas pedal and steering out of the steering In addition, the display can be controlled sonar and shutter rear car If within a certain period of not to touch this display, the will automatically return to the setting air conditioning system. system was adopted by Toyota due to the that a large number of keys would lead to in terms of the layout toolbar. equipment might confuse users. It seems to me that the view of the electronic control you to control the functions in the car at the level of

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Transplanted into 3.5-liter Crown Athlete G. Here we can see in clearly different from the configuration. Even at idle sound can be heard well. By on the gas pedal, I felt strong and acceleration, followed by the corresponding and powerful sound of the engine is momentum. Previous Crown a 2.5-liter engine was moving and there is a sense of heaviness in the but in terms of comfort this is clearly harsh. 8-speed transmission changes subtly and transfer respectively slightest the engine speed.

In the configuration Royal passengers in the seats were able to the settings of air conditioning and audio with an isolated panel, but in Athlete is not an option. Obviously, piece is designed to further these bundling and deepen the Athlete as a “vehicle for the driver.” seats at the Athlete is the same as of Royal Saloon G. By changing the of the front seats, the space the knees increased by 20 mm.

Paint interior Athlete Series can be black (Black), or the original red called in the original Terra

As for the hybrid model, at the time of its serial production has not yet begun, and prepared for a test-drive cars can without breaking the rules of the only at the test site Speed ​​Way. In previous there was already a hybrid Then the hybrid system to in conjunction with a 3.5-liter As a result, the cost of the car was quite and not get into massive sales. At time, the hybrid system in conjunction with the 2.5-liter engine. It is available, depending on the the price of 4.1 million yen (44,370 All models are equipped with wheel drive.

Commodity of the hybrid system, of course, is it is the fuel consumption. It is 4.31 km, with a 2.5-liter petrol – 8.77 l/100 km, while the petrol model of 10.47 km. The difference is more than is quite noticeable, if not decisive. ability to accelerate the hybrid exceeds this parameter, for the same 3-liter gasoline equipped V6. 178-hp engine with a 143-horsepower electric provides an overall total of 220 hp And although at very low speed model for their noise way to the petrol 2.5-liter version in the mode EV Mode hybrid

Placing the battery has always a weak point in hybrid but here this disadvantage is The trunk of the new hybrid model is compared to the previous generation by 86

Compared with petrol the height and width of the luggage is not different, but the depth of the trunk from 1135 mm to 755 mm. In this the total amount of luggage is provided at the level of 450 liters to 552 liters for petrol models – a of 102 liters is not too critical (this correspond to the models not equipped rear air conditioning system). In the of the hybrid fit 4 golf bags, in general, it is perfectly acceptable for an user Toyota Crown. And I came to the conclusion that the will be the main flagship on the new of Crown.

Toyota Crown: drive of three complete Crown: test drive of complete sets

Given attention and security. At night, the output from the car’s are adjusted according to the movement of the in front. It is about an adaptive beam headlights Adaptive System. Also, the car is equipped a panoramic view of the new system View Monitor), issuing the image of the surrounding space. In in case the driver, continuing to the gas pedal, the transmission will inadequate management, the special Start Control system reduce engine power. system equipped with all of this model.

Collision system, operating with a wave radar radiation “smart sonar which the presence of objects in the space the vehicle, and in the case of unauthorized or impact on the gas can reduce the damage collision.

The presence of such is provided in the optional equipment Package, which is considerably expensive than, for example, a set Leather Seat Package. I to test this specific in conditions as close to real and I can confirm that this is well done and really system. Acquisition costs of option will be compensated as a of a possible accident.

As an executive car from Toyota, the new incorporates the latest innovations. The design is sure to attract but actually touched the advanced of the car – from the power unit to the or security management.

Specifications Crown Royal Saloon G


Exterior x width x height, mm: 4895 * * 1460

Wheelbase mm 2850

front / rear, mm: 1545/1545

ground clearance mm: 145

Mass of in running order: 1865 kg

of seats: 5

Minimum turning 5.2 m

Engine: 4GR-FSE, 2499 cc. cm, V-twin, DOHC 24 valve

power: 203 hp (149 kW) / 6400 rev / min

torque: 243Nm (24.8 / 4800 rev / min

Bore * Stroke, mm: * 77.0

Compression ratio:

Transmission: 6AT (6 Super ECT)

gear ratios: 1st – 3.538, 2nd – 3rd – 1.404, 4th – 1.000 5th – 0.713, 6th – rear – 3.168

Fuel capacity: 71 liters

Fuel according to JC08 Mode: km / l (

8.8 l/100 km)

Tire size:

Car prices in Japan, including 4,820,000 yen

Price of test including tax: 5,597,000 yen body color Precious = 52,500 yen, aluminum wheels 17-inch wheels 215/55R17 and a central ornament = yen; optional equipment Package = 105000 yen; accessories Leather Seat = 262,500 yen, rear air + rear air purifier = 94,500 the system Around View View Monitor = 105,000 navigation system HDD Navigation Toyota Premium Sound = 98,700 yen)

Toyota Crown Athlete

Specifications Crown Athlete G (FR/8AT)


Exterior length x x height, mm: 4895 * 1800 *

Track, front / rear, mm:

Minimum ground clearance mm: 135

of vehicle in running order: kg

Number of seats: 5

Minimum radius: 5.2 m

Engine: 2GR-FSE, cu. cm, 6-cylinder, V-twin, DOHC 24

Maximum power: 315 hp (232 kW) / rev / min

Maximum torque: 377Nm kgm) / 4800 rev / min

Bore * mm: 94.0 * 83.0

Compression 11.8

Transmission: 8AT (8 Super

Transmission gear ratios: 1st – 2nd – 2.724, 3rd – 1.863, 4th – 1.464, 5th – 6th – 1.000 7th – 0.824, 8th – 0.685, – 3.133

Fuel tank 71 liters

Fuel consumption to JC08 Mode: 9.6 km / L (

11.5 km)

Tire size: 225/45R18

Car in Japan, including tax: yen

Price of test vehicle, tax: 6,058,700 yen (Optional Advanced Package = 105,000 electric sunroof = 105,000 the navigation system HDD Navigation Toyota Premium Sound = 98,700 yen)

Specifications Crown Hybrid Athlete S (FR /


Exterior x width x height, mm: 4895 * * 1450

Track, front / mm: 1545/1545

Toyota Crown Athlete
Toyota Crown Athlete
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