Teardown of Toyota's Flagship Sedan (Part 2)

Chassis technology for high-end rear-wheel drive cars common to Toyota and Lexus vehicles



Front double-wishbone suspension in place

Front double-wishbone suspension in place

Rear multi-link suspension

Rear multi-link suspension

 This is a continuation of a series reporting on a teardown analysis performed by the Hiroshima Industrial Promotion Organization of the Toyota Crown Royal, a V6 engine-powered rear-wheel drive model launched in Japan in December 2012.

 Part 2 of this series will focus on the chassis components and related technologies found in the 14th-generation Crown, which inherits the basic platform originally developed for the 12th-generation Crown that was released for sale in 2003. Even so, the original platform already features well-thought out technical considerations, from the suspension and steering layouts to the technologies for small parts, that are desirable on high-end front-engine rear-wheel drive vehicles. Spanning three generations, the Crown platform features a bundle of technologies that make it worthy of a teardown analysis today. The next report (Part 3) will focus on the Crown’s body and sound insulation technologies.

Previous teardown reports:
Teardown of Toyota's Flagship Sedan (Part 1)(May 2016)

4th-Generation Toyota Prius
4th-Generation Toyota Prius Teardown (Part 1)(Feb. 2016)
4th-Generation Toyota Prius Teardown (Part 2) (Mar. 2016)
4th-Generation Toyota Prius Teardown (Part 3) (Mar. 2016)
4th-Generation Toyota Prius Teardown: Photo gallery (132 parts) (Apr.2016)

Daihatsu Move (Feb./Mar. 2015)
  Daihatsu Move Teardown (Part 1): Equipment comparable to B-segment cars
  Daihatsu Move Teardown (Part 2): High fuel economy and improved performance
  Daihatsu Move Teardown (Part 3): Linear body structure optimizes space

VW  Polo (Nov./Dec. 2014)
  VW Polo Teardown (Part 1)
  VW Polo Teardown (Part 2)

Nissan Note (Sep. 2014)
  Nissan Note (Versa Note) Teardown (Part 1)
  Nissan Note (Versa Note) Teardown (Part 2)

Honda Accord Hybrid (Feb. 2014)
  Honda Accord Hybrid teardown (Part 1)
  Honda Accord Hybrid teardown (Part 2)
  Honda Accord Hybrid teardown (Part 3)

Honda Fit Hybrid (Dec. 2013)
  Honda Fit Hybrid teardown (Part 1): Battery components & brake system
  Honda Fit Hybrid teardown (Part 2): Engine and transmission

Toyota Aqua (Nov. 2012)
  Toyota Aqua (Prius c) teardown: Part 1
  Toyota Aqua (Prius c) teardown: Part 2

Nissan Leaf
  Nissan Leaf teardown (Part 1) (Feb. 2012)
  Nissan Leaf teardown (Part 2): main components disassembled (Sep. 2012)
  Nissan Leaf teardown (Part 3): body cutaway (Nov. 2012)

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