Toyota Comfort

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Toyota Comfort
Toyota Confort DX.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Kanto Auto Works[1]
Also called Toyota Crown Comfort
Production 1995-present
Assembly Higashi Fuji Facility
Susono, Shizuoka, Japan
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size car
Body style 4-door notchback
Layout FR layout
Related Toyota Crown
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 L 1TR-FPE
Transmission

4-speed automatic

5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase SWB: 2,680mm
LWB: 2,785mm
Length SWB: 4,590mm
LWB: 4,695mm
Width 1,695mm
Height 1,525mm
Toyota Crown Comfort in Hong Kong

The Toyota Comfort, released in 1995, was designed for use as a taxicab in Japan. Its primary competitor was the Nissan Crew (discontinued in June 2009) and its secondary competitor was the Cedric Y31. A long-wheelbase version, called Toyota Crown Comfort is available in Japan and it was also exported to Hong Kong and Singapore.

The Crown Comfort is popular among taxicabs in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore in the past, but in September 2014 the last batch of Singapore Crown Comfort taxis was retired and scrapped, in favor of better car models such as the Hyundai Sonata and the Hyundai i40. It uses a rear-wheel drivetrain. Some versions can be licenced to carry 5 passengers (excluding the driver). The six-seater version uses column gearchange whereas the five-seater version can either have column or floor gearchange. The Japanese model has fender mirrors and an automatic (driver-activated) rear door (also standard in Hong Kong). The Comfort is also used as an instructional vehicle for people learning how to drive.

Since 2005, Toyota has sold 36,400 Comforts. The car is popular with taxi companies and driving schools in Japan. Currently, it is also sold in Hong Kong, mainly as taxi. In 2010, the car is named by Akio Toyoda, the president of Toyota, winner of the “President’s Prize”, an internal, semi-official award of Toyota. The Company explained: “The car itself is unspectacular but it is very important to Toyota. This is why Morizo chose the car for the first ‘Morizo award,’... the car can be driven over the years by everybody from beginners to experts. And this is the proof that the car is the symbol of Toyota’s quality, durability and reliability”. Morizo is the driver name and blogging alter ego adopted by Mr. Toyoda, a motor sports enthusiast.[2]

Technical specifications[edit]

The Comfort is powered by either the 3C diesel engine or an LPG engine. Auto stop-start function is available for some versions in the Japanese market.

The Crown Comfort uses a 1,998 cc 1TR-FPE engine with 83 kW (113 PS) at 4,800 rpm on LPG.[3]

YXS10/LXS10 The YXS10/LXS10 was the first vehicle to be badged as the Crown Comfort. The car (LPG version) was released in 2001. Prefix Y means it uses Y series engine (LPG) and prefix L means it uses L series engine (Diesel). It also boasted automatic doors and a 4-speed automatic transmission became standard in 2004 in some markets.

YXS11 11 denotes short wheel base version, badged as Toyota Comfort (without the word Crown) in Japan. Its wheelbase is 100mm shorter than 10 series (2680mm)

There was a minor change model released in late 2007. New features included elongated rear lights and a newly designed roof sign. The new model also boasts more stringent emission standards set by Toyota Japan and utilizes more LED lights.

Compression ratio 10.6:1
Engine SOHC 3Y-PE inline-four, 1,998 cc (LPG)
DOHC 1TR-FPE inline-four, 1,998 cc (LPG)
DOHC 1TR-FRE inline-four, 1,998 cc (LPG-HK)
DOHC 1G-GPe inline-four, 1,998 cc (Petrol)
Bore and stroke 86mm x 86mm
Maximum power 79 PS (58 kW) at 4,400 rpm (3Y-PE)
113 PS (83 kW) at 4,800 rpm (1TR-FPE)
114 PS (84 kW) at 4,800 rpm (1TR-FRE)
Maximum torque 160 N·m (118 lb·ft) at 2,400 rpm (3Y-PE)
186 N·m (137 lb·ft) at 3,600 rpm (1TR-FPE)
189 N·m (139 lb·ft) at 3,600 rpm (1TR-FRE)
Transmission 4-speed automatic
4-speed manual
5-speed manual

Equipment[edit]

To reduce unnecessary cost, weight and increase interior space (with emphasis on rear cabin space), the more luxurious dashboard and fitments (including leather seats) of the Crown Royal were replaced with less bulky all-plastic parts with very simple designs. In order to reduce maintenance costs, it uses very simple mechanical designs such as live axle rear suspension.

Two trim levels: Base and Deluxe. 15-in wheels, ABS+BA, Stop&Start-system, driver air bag, three-point seatbelts, air conditioner, a radio and power steering are standard in the base model. Electric mirrors goes to Deluxe. In Deluxe you can also specify central locking.

TRD Comfort GT-Z Supercharger[edit]

TRD Comfort GT-Z Supercharger

The TRD Comfort GT-Z Supercharger was a limited edition sports model made in 2003. Total production of this version was 59.

This car had a 3S-FE type DOHC 2.0 L L4 ORC-TX07 supercharged gasoline engine.

Maximum power is 160 PS (118 kW) at 6100 rpm. Maximum torque is 22.5 kg·m (221 N·m) at 3300 rpm.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.kanto-aw.co.jp/en/products/automotiver/
  2. ^ Yoree Koh (2011-03-10). "Toyota Chief: I’ll Take the Taxi". Wall Street Journal-Japan Real Time blog. 
  3. ^ "Comfort Specs". Toyota. 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-14.