Toyota announced today that it plans to exhibit eight concept and 13 other vehicles at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show under the theme: "Harmonious Drive—a New Tomorrow for People and the Planet".

In keeping with its tradition of highlighting new, automotive possibilities at the Tokyo Motor Show in the form of a wide variety of concept vehicles and groundbreaking technologies, TMC’s exhibit, this time as well, is meant to provide new proposals for the automobile. Planned highlights include a vehicle that completely redefines what it means to be environmentally considerate and one that rewrites the rules of auto design with a proposal for ultra-efficient vehicle packaging.

The CROWN HYBRID CONCEPT’s latest hybrid system, VDIM (Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management) and other features, result in an advanced fusion of driving, environmental and safety performance. The time has come to present the next-generation inspirational luxury sedan.

2008 Toyota Crown Hybrid Concept
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  • Comes with Toyota Hybrid System II, which has a two-stage motor speed reduction device that helps achieve distinctively smooth acceleration, high fuel efficiency, low CO2 and other exhaust emissions and quietness.
  • Adopts a TFT (thin film transistor) LCD “Finegraphic Meter” to provide the driver with a variety of information in an easier-to-see and easier-to-understand way.
  • Ensures excellent vehicle stability and a high level of preventive safety through VDIM with active steering control, to achieve optimal balance among drive power, steering and braking.
  • Employs 10 SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) airbags for outstanding safety performance.
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  (103) posted on 10.11.2007

It should be, not enough Hybrid cars in EU

  (132) posted on 10.11.2007

Wonder if the model will be available for Europe as well..

  (372) posted on 10.10.2007

I was wondering if Toyota was going to let this one pass. For those who don’t know (or who don’t care) the Crown is one of Toyota’s most luxurious models. The flagship model in many markets actually. Gorgeous cars.

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