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
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年)