The Toyota Crown is no longer sold in the United States, but that won’t stop us from remembering and celebrating its 60-year legacy.
The car was first introduced in 1955 and soon became Toyota’s first major export. The first-generation Crown made its way to the US market in 1958, and the second-gen Crown arrived in Europe five years later in 1963. In 1967, Toyota starting building it in Australia, and in 2005 the Crown flew to China to add yet another continent to its resume.
The Crown is now in its 14th generation and the automaker’s longest-running nameplate. It’s offered as the Royal deluxe saloon or the Athlete sports sedan, both with hybrid powertrain options, though unfortunately no longer in the United States. To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Toyota will introduce limited-edition sky blue and bright green exterior body colors.
Even without the Crown, however, Toyota’s North American lineup has plenty to offer. See for yourself at Wondries Toyota!