Toyota 1962



Toyota Exhibit, 9th Tokyo Motor Show, 1962

Three recently announced cars made their debuts at the show. Toyota introduced changes to the Toyopet Crown for the first time in seven years, the models being the Crown, Crown de luxe and Crown Custom. This latter is a station wagon with a drop-down tail-gate door. The frameless upper window winds down electrically into this door and is controlled from the driver's side of the dash. The cars are larger, lower and wider than their predecessors, with styling and accommodation similar to those of American compacts. Twin headlamps are fitted to each version. They have full six-seater bodies, again a little short of fore-and-aft room by the best European standards, mounted on separate chassis frames. The chassis is of "X" form with massive boxed section members; it has pressed-steel, semi-trailing front wishbones with combined coil springs and telescopic dampers. The live rear axle is mounted on coil springs and controlled by trailing arms at each side and a transverse Panhard rod, and the four-cylinder, 1,900 c.c. o.h.v. engine is unchanged.
Another manufacturer of automatic transmissions in Japan is Toyota, for optional equipment on the 1,897 c.c. Toyopet New Crown and the Publica, which has a horizontally opposed twin of 697 c.c. This is air-cooled and placed at the front.
The Toyota Motor Company, Japan's second largest makers behind Nissan, are now in production with the Toyopet Corona Sport, yet another of last year's prototypes. The 1,897 c.c. saloon car engine is tuned to develop 105 b.h.p. and a top speed of 110 m.p.h. is claimed for this 2-4-seater roadster. A new experimental sports body was exhibited on the much more humble Publica. It has no doors, but the roof slides back on rails at each side and the occupants step over the low sides to enter. Whether this model will be additional to, or supersede the standard Publica Sport, seems doubtful, and it may merely have been an eye-catcher for the show.

(Tokyo report)





Publica (UP 10) '61

Publica Sports in Tokyo.


Tiara (Corona II)



Tiara (Corona II)






Nowy Toyopet Crown na Salonie w Tokio (model '63).

Crown Custom at Tokyo Show.





Sports (RT20L) based on Crown chassis.


Publica Sport



Publica Sport z odsuwaną kabiną typu lotniczego zaprezentowana na Salonie w Tokio.


Land Cruiser



Land Cruiser





Stout (South Africa)