The 2019 Toyota Crown Is the RWD Japanese Luxury Cruiser the Avalon Should’ve Been

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    The 2019 Toyota Crown Is the RWD Japanese Luxury Cruiser the Avalon Should’ve Been

    From the guys of Jalopnik. https://jalopnik.com/the-2019-toyota...ise-1819841463

    Since 1955, the Toyota Crown has been a staple of Toyota’s lineup. It’s not only one of the automaker’s oldest models, but also one of the oldest car nameplates still around today. Only a handful of models outdate it, such as the Volkswagen Beetle, Chevrolet Corvette, Mercedes-Benz SL, and of course Toyota’s own Land Cruiser. The Crown name has been around longer than the Ford Mustang, Mini, and Porsche 911.

    It was also the first Toyota model exported to North America, continuing to be sold for four generations before being replaced by the Cressida. It was also used by Toyota to pioneer several new advancements—it was the first Japanese car to have a torque-converter automatic transmission called “Toyoglide”, the sixth generation was the first turbocharged Toyota passenger car, and the eighth generation was the first Toyota to be equipped with an airbag.

    All of this is to say the Crown is a big deal, but in recent decades, primarily in Japan. It’s kept its rear-wheel drive layout and despite looking not far off a Camry, packs some interesting tech too.

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    Its a shame its so fugly
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    Re: The 2019 Toyota Crown Is the RWD Japanese Luxury Cruiser the Avalon Should’ve Bee

    I wonder how this would sale stateside.
    IF IT AINT RWD; AND A CHEVY I DONT RIDE IT!!!!!

    ALL CHEVY'S NEED TO BE RWD!!!!!

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    Re: The 2019 Toyota Crown Is the RWD Japanese Luxury Cruiser the Avalon Should’ve Bee

    Quote Originally Posted by PHAT-JAY View Post
    I wonder how this would sale stateside.
    Not well because it's ugly, expensive, and from a mainstream brand.
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    Re: The 2019 Toyota Crown Is the RWD Japanese Luxury Cruiser the Avalon Should’ve Bee

    Complete with a Bucky the Beaver grille.

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    Re: The 2019 Toyota Crown Is the RWD Japanese Luxury Cruiser the Avalon Should’ve Bee

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    Its a shame its so fugly
    I think this is one I would need to see in the metal but I think apart from the very front it is alright. In my opinion that applies to the entire Lexus and Toyota car range but they still seem to sell them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    I think this is one I would need to see in the metal but I think apart from the very front it is alright. In my opinion that applies to the entire Lexus and Toyota car range but they still seem to sell them.
    The Lexus grill is awfull but many of the current Toyotas are not too bad

    New Corolla looks ok and some of the Camry's
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    Re: The 2019 Toyota Crown Is the RWD Japanese Luxury Cruiser the Avalon Should’ve Bee

    Wow that front end is awful. And the driving dynamics sound like a small Crown Victoria. Would sell awful here in the states IMO.

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    Re: The 2019 Toyota Crown Is the RWD Japanese Luxury Cruiser the Avalon Should’ve Bee

    Not surprisingly, a stupid comparison by Jalopnik (nothing like the Avalon or the ES).

    The Crown series is actually more analogous to the GS, w/ the top Crown model, the Majesta, seen as competitor to the LS.

    The Crown series far outsells the GS and LS not only in Japan, but in China as well.

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    Re: The 2019 Toyota Crown Is the RWD Japanese Luxury Cruiser the Avalon Should’ve Bee

    Quote Originally Posted by LowRider View Post
    Wow that front end is awful. And the driving dynamics sound like a small Crown Victoria. Would sell awful here in the states IMO.
    If it did I don’t think the driving dynamics would be the issue. Consumers don’t really want large cars that are a C7 Vette in sedan drag despite what auto rags and Internet forums would lead us to believe. Rather, they want comfortable cruisers that handle reasonably well with good power and style. The problem is that the tail has been wagging the dog with automakers too often building what they want consumers to buy rather than building what consumers actually want to buy. There is a reason the original LS400 sold so well despite a badge with no history.

    Just my two cents.

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