Toyota Crown Sixth Generation
|1979 - 1983|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door sedan 4-door hardtop 4-door station wagon 2-door coupe|
|Engine||2.0 L 5R-U I4 2.0 L M-E I6 2.0 L M-TEU turbo I6 2.0 L M-PU LPG I6 2.0 L 1G-EU I6 2.8 L 5M-E/GE I6 2.2 L L diesel I4 2.4 L 2L-T/TE TD I4|
|Transmission||3/4-speed automatic 3/4/5-speed manual|
|Wheelbase||2,690 mm (106 in)|
|Length||4,860 mm (191 in)|
|Width||1,715 mm (67.5 in)|
|Height||1,410 mm (56 in)|
|Curb weight||1,500 kg (3,300 lb)|
Launched in 1979, this model had the engine upgraded from the 2.6 L to 2.8 L 5M-EU model. The 2-liter M was still on offer along with a turbocharged version—the M-TEU. The carburated 5M engine was also available in certain markets. In this series the model designation referred to the engine size—MS110 (2-liter), MS111 (2.6-liter), MS112 (2.8-liter). This was the last generation to install a four cylinder, gasoline powered engine. This model was the first generation Crown to be sold in Germany, beginning in 1980.
Early models have twin rectangular headlights, facelift models come with bigger monoblock headlights. Domestic market Royal Saloons use the large rectangular headlights. Lower grades Van and Taxi adopt round headlights. Royal Saloon features longer bumpers. The first Crown Turbo was launched in October 1980 for Japanese market only. Offering the 2.0 L engines was for buyers who were comfortable with paying the large car tax, while offering better fuel economy than the larger engines.
This generation is the last for 2-door Hardtop Coupe, which was replaced by the Soarer. Some of the options that became available were a glass moon roof, power drivers seat, cruise control, electronic stereo tuner, and two-tone paint. Automatic climate control also appeared on this vehicle with separate controls installed for rear seat passengers as well as a rear-mounted mini fridge cooled by the separate rear seat air conditioning unit . The 2.4 L turbo diesel appeared August 1982.