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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 and Hong Kong. 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.

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.

”’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 measn 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 rearlights 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 1G-GPe inline-four, 1,998 cc (Petrol)

| at 2,400 rpm (3Y-PE)

at 3,600 rpm (1TR-FPE)

at 3,600 rpm (1TR-FRE)

|Transmission

|4-speed automatic

4-speed manual

5-speed manual

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 + . StopStart-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.

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 at 6100 rpm.

Maximum torque is at 3300 rpm.

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