Red Flag HQ3 prototype: fourth generation Toyota Crown Magesta

2022-06-24 0 By

The fourth generation Toyota Crown Magesta is the flagship version of the 12th generation Toyota Crown midsize sedan (codename S180) released in 2003. It was introduced on July 6, 2004 and discontinued in March 2009.Its Chinese branded car Hongqi HQ3 was produced from 2006 to 2010.The HQ3 vehicle is powered by the Toyota N platform, also known as the “Mark X platform” or “Crown Platform” and occasionally as the “Lexus GS Platform”.The platform can be used in rear-drive or all-wheel-drive vehicles ranging in size from compact to large vehicles.The platform’s four-wheel drive model is equipped with a four-wheel drive system developed by Toyota and has three differentials: front differential, rear differential and central differential.The engine is longitudinally mounted, the front suspension is a double fork arm suspension, and the rear suspension is a multi-link suspension, with disk brakes on all four wheels.Powered by a 4.3-litre 3UZ-Fe V8 naturally aspirated engine, also used in the Lexus LS430 sold in the US, it produces a maximum of 294 horsepower at 5600 RPM and 441Nm of torque at 3400 RPM, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.Aluminum cylinder block and head, SEFI fuel injection, dual overhead camshaft, 4 valves per cylinder, using VT-I intelligent variable valve timing technology;The supercharged version is upped to 344 horsepower.The engine is mounted on the Hongqi HQ430, which is not supercharged.Outside of Japan, magesta also offers a 3.0-liter 3gr-fe V6 naturally aspirated engine that outputs 231 horsepower at 6,400 RPM and 300Nm of torque at 4,800 RPM, with a 10.5:1 compression ratio and dual vt-i.The engine is mounted on a Hongqi HQ300.The Magesta has an improved four-wheel drive system and uses air suspension over the regular crown.Intelligent adaptive headlights and rear curtain airbags were added to improve safety;Add rearview camera, provide parking assistance technology.For the first time, the vehicle is equipped with the Integrated Vehicle Dynamic Management System (VDIM), which integrates vehicle handling and software control systems, with radar adaptive cruise control with low speed tracking.In July 2004, Magesta added lane keeping Assistance and a collision avoidance radar system with a single camera to improve collision prediction accuracy, alarm accuracy and control.In 2006, g-book in-car intelligent communication system and rearview camera were added as standard.Image from Internet